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Review and Excerpt Tour: Arranged (Masters and Mercenaries #13.5) by Lexi Blake

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arrangedKash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.

Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.

After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…

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My Review

“She could be his secret. She would never have to know how weak he was, how dark his wants were. He could pretend to indulge her and steal something for himself.”

“If this was what love felt like, Kash didn’t want it. This was a terrible ache in his gut, a pendulum swinging between anger and insane grief.”

Told from dual points of view, Arranged follows the story of Kash and Day. Kash never wanted to be king, but fate had other plans in mind for him. Now as ruler of Loa Mali, Kash is living the life and enjoying the fruits of being king. He is on top of the world until his mother decides that he must marry. His prospective queen is non other than Day. He knew Day before he was king and now she is nothing like the women he is used to. However, Day is good at putting on a facade. Beneath her buttoned up exterior lies an unbelievable and sexy past. When Kash learns of Day’s previous indiscretions, will he jump at the all the new possibilities or will he ruin everything he never knew he wanted? You’ll just have to pick up Arranged and find out for yourself.

Overall, I really enjoyed Arranged. I thought the story-line was refreshing and unique. I loved the characters and couldn’t help but be intrigued by them. This book covers a lot of themes from royal duties and honor to an unexpected BDSM twist. I will say that the BDSM themes in this particular book were a bit out of the box for me. That being said, I thought they were done really well and didn’t take me too far out of my comfort zone.

Arranged is a fast paced and sexy read. It has just the right mix of secrets, lies, unexpected truths and some super sexy good times. This is a great novella to spend the afternoon getting wrapped up in. Overall, a very enjoyable read.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

“Are we a happy couple?”

“I don’t think we’ve had time enough to be sure of that yet, but I know we were once.” She’d thought it through in a way she never had before. She had a much different view of those months with Kash in England. “You were courting me back then, weren’t you? You wanted me to be your girlfriend.”

He sat down in the plush chair that dominated the sitting area portion of his bedroom. Normally they stayed in the living room, but he’d wanted more privacy. This was the only place in his suite that wasn’t covered by CCTV, the only place where they could truly be alone. Everything about the space was masculine and decadent, including the man himself. With his hair disheveled and his chest on display, it wasn’t hard at all to see him as a primal male.

One she’d dearly enjoy taming.

“I don’t think you realized it at the time.”
She was willing to admit her faults. “I didn’t. I had my nose in a book most of the time back then and I had little experience with men. No, I had no idea you were interested in me beyond copying my notes from class when you slept in.”

“It would surprise you to know that I often thought about sleeping in with you.” His voice had gone low and gentle. “I was crazy about you back then, Day. I find myself in the same position today, but I don’t want to scare you. I know you think we should take this slow and I will honor your wishes, but I want this marriage to work. You see me as a playboy, but I don’t want to be some forty-plus player who trades on his money to keep young girls around him. I think it might be time for me to find out if I can be the king my father would have wanted me to be.”

It was all she needed to hear. If he wanted to try, she was ready. Despite his reputation, she’d fallen right back into a peaceful friendship with him. He’d been the old Kash, supporting her when she needed it. He’d asked her questions about her work with the education department and then gave her ideas on how to handle the parliament. He hadn’t told her what she should do. He’d suggested, debated.

“I think you’ll find me less averse to giving this marriage a real try than you think. I was planning on talking to you about using the Palm Ceremony to begin to explore what we could be as a couple.”

He frowned. “I’m not sure what that means. You want to talk? Or have counseling? Because that sounds terrible.”

“I was talking about sex, Kashmir. I thought we could use this time to see if we’re sexually compatible.”
He popped up out of his chair like an eager puppy. “Yes. I think that is a brilliant idea. We should start now. Don’t worry. I intend to be gentle with you.”

She didn’t move at all. “Like you are with your lovely flowers?”

“Women deserve a man’s care,” he said quietly. “Day, I can’t erase my past.”

“I don’t want you to.” He misunderstood her problems with his statement. “But I do need you to understand that I’m not one of those flowers. I’m not here to sit at your side and bat my eyelashes in the hopes that you’ll buy something for me. I don’t work like that. I don’t care about your money.”

“That is easy for you to say. You’re about to have access to all of it, aren’t you?”

He had a point. “Even if I wasn’t, that wouldn’t be why I would want you, Kash. Sit down. We have some things to talk about before we get started. Come here close to me.”

He moved to the chaise she was sitting on, lowering himself down with a sullen frown. “I knew there would be talking.”
She was fairly certain his lovely flowers did very little talking, but he would get used to it. “Why did you want me back then?”

“I liked you. I liked talking to you. I liked being around you. I rather liked who I was when I was around you.” His expression softened. “I don’t think you knew how alluring you were to someone like me. You didn’t understand how beautiful you were, so you didn’t use it against me. Most women do.”

“Well, that happens when you surround yourself with women who are mostly valued for their looks. I don’t blame them. They’ve been told their beauty is the only thing worthy about them. If you want to meet women who don’t feel that way, you should probably expand out of models and actresses.”

“Well, you would be surprised how many gorgeous, sexy physicists turn me down because I’m not smart enough for them.”

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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Release Day Blitz with Review: It Happened on Love Street (Everland #1) by Lia Riley

IT HAPPENED ON LOVE STREET by Lia Riley

Series: Everland, Georgia

On Sale: April 25, 2017

Publisher: Forever

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The most romantic place she never wanted to be . . .

Pepper Knight moved to Everland, Georgia, as step one in her plan for a successful legal career. But after this big-city gal’s plans go awry, going home with her tail between her legs isn’t an option. So when the town vet-and her sexy new neighbor-offers Pepper a temporary dog-walking job, she jumps at the chance. No one needs to know that man’s best friend is her worst nightmare . . . or that Everland’s hot animal whisperer leaves her panting.

The last thing Rhett Valentine wants is to be the center of small-town gossip. After his first love left him at the altar, he’s been there, done that. These days, life is simple, just the way he likes it. But sultry southern nights get complicated once sparks fly between him and the knockout next door. When she proposes a sexy, secret fling-all the deliciousness and none of the prying neighbors-it seems too good to be true. And it is. Because Pepper’s determined to leave Love Street, and when she goes, she just might take his heart with her . . .

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“If her fear was a storm, his voice was a life raft.”

It Happened on Love Street is an exciting new novel from author Lia Riley. Told from dual points of view, It Happened on Love Street follows the story of Rhett and Pepper. When Pepper first came to Georgia, she thought she was on the path to making all of her career dreams come true. Just put in her dues and the rest would follow. However, when she shows up for her first day, she finds her job gone and now she has no back up plan. Whatever is a city girl supposed to do? Pepper will have two choices: She can either find a way to make life in Georgia work or she can take the easy way out and return home. The one thing she never planned on was Rhett….Ever since Rhett was left at the alter, he’s remained under the radar. Rhett loathes being the center of attention and will do anything to stay out of the towns gossip. Of course, all that goes out the window when Rhett meets his new neighbor. The connection between the two of them is strong and maybe a fling is just what the two of them need…

It Happened on Love Street was a quick and enjoyable read. I thought it was very well written and entertaining. I thought the characters were cute and I loved the southern charm. Being from the South, I can’t help but get swept away in a sweet southern romance, and this one hit all the marks for me. It Happened on Love Street had just the right amount of southern charm, steamy moments and light drama.

It Happened on Love Street is a great start to the Everland Series and I look forward to checking out more from this series in the future!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

“Here’s an idea.” He nudged his finger on hers. “Say we—and this is purely hypothetically—enjoyed the . . . ahem . . .pleasure of each other’s company in the privacy of ourhomes.”

“Hypothetically, kept it casual and under the radar?”

She nudged back. “When I leave, there’s no heartbreak, no drama, and no one is the wiser.”

“Interesting theory?” He reached out, his hand splaying her knee. “Or recipe for disaster?”

Tingles shot up her thigh. His skin was warm, those fingers very big and very male. “I have enough to worry about with my future. If you don’t need me for more than a little here and now? I might be persuaded. Hypothetically.”

He moved his hand from her knee to the back of her neck. The touch melted her faster than an ice cube in the July sun.

“What are you thinking?” she murmured.

His deep blue gaze locked on hers and there it came again, that curious sensation of floating and drowning. “That I’d like to hypothetically kiss you.”

There was a sudden roaring in her ears, a whoosh of blood. “Well, there’s only one way to test a hypothesis.”

Slowly, oh so slowly, he dipped forward. His lips didn’t settle on hers like she expected. Instead, he kissed the center of her forehead, softly, experimentally. A tremble rocked through him.

The evening air was sultry, no a hint of chill. The idea that she shook this steadfast man sent a shiver of need through the join of her thighs, a throbbing shudder that swelled to an ache as he peppered a light trail of kisses down her temple, and then moved lower. He took his sweet time on her cheeks, treating her as something to savor, a delicious dessert you didn’t want to wolf in one bite. Tension spread through her body, pulling tighter and tighter, her belly doing a fluttery dips and dives.

When he finally reached her lips, it seemed reasonable to expect that the kiss would be as soft as the others. Silly. Because Rhett was full of surprises. He didn’t hold back, his tongue was greedy, insistent, and hungry. Their teeth banged together. A chair tipped over. They crashed against a table leg, sent it screeching across the floor.

“In theory, you’re a good kisser,” she gasped, tracing her lower lip with her tongue. The skin was puffy, aching.

“Let me experiment a bit more. The initial results are promising.”

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Lia Riley is a contemporary romance author. USA Today describes her as “refreshing” and RT Book Reviews calls her books “sizzling and heartfelt.” She loves her husband, three kids, wandering redwood forests and a perfect pour over coffee. She is 25% sarcastic, 54% optimistic, and 122% bad at math (good thing she writes happy endings for a living). She and her family live mostly in Northern California.

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Review: Lost Rider (Coming Home #1) by Harper Sloan

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In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!


My Review

“She was my compass when I was lost without direction. She was the pull I always felt to come home but never had the balls to try, knowing that it might be too late. She was my biggest regret, but she will be my biggest accomplishment.”

“He’s stronger. I’m stronger. Together I just know we’ll be unbreakable.”

Lost Rider is the first book in the Coming Home Series by Harper Sloan. I have to say, I was pretty excited when I heard about this new series. I don’t read a ton of Cowboy stories, but as a fan of Harper Sloan’s, I just knew that I had to give it a try.

Lost Rider is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Leighton and Maverick. Leighton has been in love with Maverick for as long as she can remember. She always hoped that one day, Maverick would feel the same. But, as time went by, Maverick never saw what was standing in front of him. In the end, his actions hurt Leighton in ways he never expected…Maverick doesn’t mean to be a jerk. It’s just easier for him that way. He pushes away those who are close to him and would do anything to escape the pain of his home life. Now, many years later, fate will force Maverick to return home. Not only will Maverick have to confront the pains of his past, but he also must face the woman who he’s always wanted, but pushed away….

Overall, I thought this was a great start to this series. I thought that Maverick and Leighton’s story was really enjoyable. My heart went out to the both of them for all that they had been through and all the missed opportunities. I thought that Maverick and Leighton were easy to connect with and I loved the chemistry that they shared. I loved the push and pull between the two of them and I couldn’t wait for Maverick to get his head out of his ass and own up to his feelings in regards to Leighton.  I really liked Leighton and Maverick as a couple. I felt that despite the bumps in the road from the past, they really got each other. Not only did they steam up the pages with their passion, but they also challenged each other and were a great support to each other when needed.

For the most part, I think this story was pretty light on the drama. This is an honest to goodness sweet second chance romance. I loved the family element and am hopeful that Maverick’s siblings will get a chance to tell their stories.

Lost Rider is a great friends to lovers/second chance romance. I think this series is off to a really good start and I look forward to checking out more from this series in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: Betrayed by Lies by Rebecca Shea

As an ATF agent, bringing down the Estrada cartel has been my sole mission. I’m a skilled agent, determined and fearless, but a relentless pursuit and a willingness to risk everything almost killed me.

A year later, when an opportunity in Los Angeles presents itself, I jump at the chance to start over and rebuild the career and life I almost lost.

Kate Stevens was not part of my new plan. I never expected she would be the one to save me from my past. She was exactly what I needed—smart, beautiful and independent. I finally have a future I look forward to.

Only nothing in my life ever goes according to plan. Losing Kate is not an option, but fate seems poised to ruin me, and there isn’t a damn thing I can do about it.


My Review

“Sometimes you have to throw out the rules and just roll with what’s happening.”

This is the book that I’ve been waiting for!! If you’ve been following the Bound and Broken Series, than you have been waiting with baited breath, just as I have to get your hands on Sam’s story. And I gotta tell you, Sam’s story was so worth the wait. One thing I must tell you before I continue on with my review is that Betrayed By Lies is not a stand-alone novel. Even though it is Sam’s story, you will need to read the other two books before starting this one. The other two books are amazing, so you won’t regret it!

Betrayed By Lies picks up right where the last book left off. Sam is in need of a fresh start, so when the opportunity presents itself, he jumps at the chance. What he didn’t plan on was Kate. Sam moved to rebuild his life, his career and in turn, he found love in the most unexpected place. Kate would become the salvation he never expected. However, as you must know, nothing in Sam’s life is ever easy or goes as planned. The stakes are high and the risks even higher. The only thing Sam knows for certain is that losing Kate is not an option…

Betrayed by Lies was a quick and easy read for me. I loved the fast pace and couldn’t get enough of Sam’s story. I think that Kate was the perfect match for him. While she didn’t know every aspect of Sam’s job, she understood the stress and demands of it. She listened, accepted and understood the man that Sam was. She brought him back to life and made him want to risk his heart again.

Kate and Sam together were a terrific match. Their chemistry was instant and scorching. I loved seeing these two together and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to see how their story was going to play out.

Betrayed by Lies was the perfect ending to this series. The story-line was a ton of fun and was a story that I could easily finish in just a few hours. As I previously stated, I loved the pacing. It was fast and there was never a dull moment. This story had the perfect amount of drama, sex, action and of course a few twists along the way.

Overall, a really great read to spend the afternoon getting lost in!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: The Hot Shot (Game On #4) by Kristen Callihan

First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more…
What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.
No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun.

I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea.

Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything.

Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?

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“One day, Chess, you’re going to feel safe enough to let go. And I’m going to be there to catch you when you fall.”

“Every emotion I’m capable of having amps up with him. I feel. I live. I breathe/ The world is more real when he is there.”

The Hot Shot is the fourth book in the Game On Series, and while it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel, I do want to let you know that this story fits in the same timeline as The Game Plan. So, while you don’t need to read The Game Plan first, I just want to let you know that there might be some spoilers if you haven’t already read it.

The Hot Shot is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Chess and Finn. Chess and Finn couldn’t be more opposites if they tried. Chess is a smart mouthed, snarky photographer. She gives just as good as she gets and isn’t afraid to step up to the challenge with Finn. But, under the surface there is more to Chess than meets the eye. She’s fun, smart and has a personality that matches her bold hair color. She challenges Finn in ways that he could never imagine and for poor Finn, it looks like he might of just met his match….There is nothing more that Finn loves than playing football. He loves the game and loves woman. Chess is absolutely not his type, but some how, Chess has managed to get under his skin. The more time he spends with her, the more he wants to know her. He knows getting close is a bad idea because Chess is not a casual fling type girl. But, when circumstances beyond their control throws them together. These two won’t be able to fight the pull and will burn hotter than ever….

Overall, I thought The Hot Shot was a great read. It was fun and entertaining. I loved the banter between Chess and Finn. I thought the two of them were a lot of fun together and I looked forward to seeing what would happen next. I thought Chess and Finn had excellent chemistry. I loved the way they challenged each other and I loved watching Finn slowly fall. Sure Finn and Chess had some ups and downs along the way, but that made their relationship even better to me. They had a great friendship and their relationship grew leaps and bounds throughout the story, and was just fantastic to watch them navigate their way to a happy ending.

 The Hot Shot was a really enjoyable read. I was able to finish it in just one sitting. I loved the characters and found them easy to connect with. I thought The Hot Shot was well written and very entertaining. It had just the right amount of drama, angst, romance and of course sexy good times. Overall a terrific read!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: Mixed Up by Emma Hart

Hiring my brother’s best friend was not on my to-do list.
Neither was he.

Expanding my dirty cocktail bar into food was supposed to be easy, except finding a chef in my little town of Whiskey Key is anything but.
Until Parker Hamilton comes home–bringing his Michelin starred chef’s hat with him.
He has no work. I need someone like him in my new kitchen.
There’s just one problem: I hate his cocky, filthy-mouthed, sexy-as-hell guts.
Even if I might want him. Just a little…

Working for my best friend’s sister? Not on my to-do list.
She’s another story.

Whiskey Key was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, except I haven’t reached the heights I have by lying in a hammock drinking cocktails. So when Raven Archer is desperate for a chef, I offer up my skills.
I’m bored. She needs what I can give her.
Except there’s a problem: I’ve always hated her.
Her and her big, blue eyes, sassy mouth, and killer curves.
If only I didn’t want her.

Mixed Up is a standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance. It’s red-hot and hilarious, so grab a glass and get comfy!

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“Good things come from bad decisions.”

“One kiss. that was all it was. One firm yet soft kiss that sent sparks across my skin. One kiss that made me believe in the words he just said to me. One kiss that stirred the feelings I’d shoved away into the wilderness of my mind.”

Oh, Emma Hart! How I adore thee. Seriously, there is nothing better than getting your hands on the latest Emma Hart novel. Mixed Up was a fantastic and entertaining read. It is a hate to love/brother’s best friend romance and I seriously couldn’t get enough of it.

Told from dual points of view, Mixed Up follows the story of Raven and Parker. Raven and Parker’s story had me hooked from the very first page, delivering strong and stubborn characters with a humor only Emma Hart can deliver.

When we first meet up with Raven, she is desperate to find a chef for her expanding cocktail bar. Despite how desperate she is, the last thing she wants to do, is ask Parker Hamilton for help. These two don’t just hate one another, they loathe each other. But, with no good propositions in sight, Raven will have no choice, but to work with the enemy…Parker was supposed to be in Whiskey Key for a much needed vacation. The last thing he expected was to find himself working for his best friends sister. Can these two put their hatred aside and work together? Or will their hate turn into an explosive romance that neither one of them saw coming? You’ll just have to read to find out!

Overall, I really enjoyed Mixed Up. I thought the story-line was a lot of fun and it certainly kept me entertained. I thought Raven was a great character. She was tough and stubborn with a sassy mouth to boot. She also had a big heart and wanted to please those who mattered in her life. And Parker…Well, Parker was kind of Dick and I loved him. He not only had the looks, but the dirty mouth and cocky attitude to go along with it. The hate between the two of them lead to some pretty explosive tension. I couldn’t get enough of their banter and was excited to see where all this tension would take them…..

Mixed Up was a truly fun read. I loved everything about this story from beginning to end. Once again, Emma Hart has delivered a fun story with a lot of heart and delicious humor. I can’t wait to see what story Emma Hart will bring to the table next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review* 

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Review: Royal Affair (Royals in Exile #2) by Marquita Valentine

A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.

Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?

As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.


My Review

Royal Affair is the second book in the Royals in Exile Series and can be read as a stand alone novel. Told from dual points of view, Royal Affair follows the story of Brooks and Charlotte. All her life, Charlotte has been the wallflower and the “forgotten twin”. She’s always been quiet and responsible. There is only one thing Charlotte has truly wanted for herself and that is Brooks. However, Brooks is completely off limits. He is the wrong type of man for Charlotte, but that makes him oh so right….Brooks is one heck of a journalist. He always seeks the truth and will do anything to get it. He’s been fascinated by the Sinclair family for quite some time. There is just something about their lives that draws him in and he’s quickly finding Charlotte hard to resist. She is everything he could possibly want, but the last thing that he needs. Will Brooks be able to separate his job and his feelings? Will Charlotte finally have the relationship she’s always dreamed of? Will Charlotte and Brooks’ duties keep them from finding their happily ever after?? You’ll just have to read for yourself to find out.

Royal Affair is a fantastic addition to The Royals in Exile Series. This story was fast paced and a ton of fun. I am just a sucker for royal reads and this one was just so much fun. I loved getting lost in Charlotte and Brooks’ story. I appreciated where Charlotte was coming from and found her easy to connect with. Brooks is supposed to be the villain of the story, and despite that, I found myself really liking him. I got him. I understood why he was the way that he is and I understood his need for the truth. He is the type of character that you know is bad for you, but at the same time, he is oh so right and you just can’t wait for him to step up and prove that he is the right guy. Together, I thought that Brooks and Charlotte were a great pair. They had wonderful chemistry and just really got each other. They balanced one another really well despite their social differences and I just really looked forward to seeing their story play out.

Overall, I thought Royal Affair was a fantastic read. It’s a story that you can easily finish in one sitting. The characters are a lot of fun and the story will leave you with a smile on your face. I look forward to seeing where this series will go next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*