(Royally Series, Bk #1)
by Emma Chase
Narrated by Andi Arndt and Shane East
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness,” is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant―hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately―the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia―Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
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Okay, I'll be honest that what drew me in first was the cover! Come on! When this cover was first shown, it was a fresh and new 'look'. This model was new to the book cover world! You can't blame me!!! Then I read the blurb and I was intrigued! LOVED IT! This was an awesome story that readers will love listening to.
I loved the characters and Olivia rocks it as the heroine! She told it like it is and it didn't matter that he was a prince and heir to the throne! Then we have the secondary characters! Witty and sincere! You ended up hoping that they will reappear in following books and that maybe, Emma will decide to tell their story in a novella (hint, hint!)
Sigh... Nicholas, Nicholas, Nicholas! The first born who is meant to be king. While honoring traditions and being the leader his family and a nation expect him to be, his true passion doesn't lie with the throne. When a breath of fresh comings in the form of Olivia he needs it to breathe! Throughout the entire time, I wondered how things would play out to cause the conflict that would cause the Hero & Heroine to split and then how they would reunite. I really LOVED how things played out!
Andi Arndt and Shane East rocked it! Their performance was spot on! I know its been said that readers have "auto buy" authors, but the same can be said for narrators. Upon hearing Shane, wow! I immediately looked up what else he has narrated and began adding it to my "MUST LISTEN" list! Add Andi and what a package! They both enhance a story that is already really good!
Overall, this was a great listen and story. This story stands out among the crowded genre! Highly recommend this!!
Rating: 4 Stars - LOVED IT!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Simon & Schuster Audio in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.