Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★
Nicholas is used to getting his way, but when the antics of his younger brother force his grandmother, The Queen of Wessco to flex her royal power and order him to marry by the end of the summer, Nicholas is Royally Screwed.
Olivia didn’t know what she was getting into when she agreed to go on a date with Nicholas. The down to earth Manhattan native is thrust into the spotlight of Wessco where she has to learn how to traverse the biting remarks of the smiling royal faces. With their time together quickly running out, will Nicholas choose her over his country?
This was a very cute and steamy royal romance. There isn’t much else to say about it. I did really enjoy how it started out from Nicholas’ perspective instead of letting us follow their meet cute and the whole “Prince Reveal”. I haven’t read a ton of these, I have read some celebrity romances, but I’m pretty sure they tend to go for the prince reveal if we look at movie tropes.
Olivia is a great mc, hardworking, caring with enough flaws to make her endearing. She isn’t overly naive when it comes to the royal drama because who would really know what royals say to each other? I’m not royal. I have no clue. I’d be right there with her.
Nicholas has quite the filthy mouth, but it’s under the excuse that he’s in America and kind of undercover. No longer under the watch of the press and his etiquette teacher. Plus, he was completely trashed during their meet cute of sorts. Still, he made up for his blunder and kept his innuendo to a minimum from then on just offering them when and where they needed to be. C’mon, no one can resist a well placed innuendo, am I right?
I like that they do keep things fairly casual, though that wouldn’t be my sort of thing. She is dating a Prince after all so I can understand it. The conflict is a bit half baked, but we need conflict to drive the plot and it wasn’t terrible. I loved the cast of characters enough to pick up the second book though I’m really interested in the third.
Take a chance on it. I did and I enjoyed it. It’s well written filled with steamy scenes and snarky banter.