Book Review-Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Posted October 27, 2016 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 25 Comments

Book Review-Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Book Review-Royally Screwed by Emma ChaseRoyally Screwed by Emma Chase
Also in this series: Royally Matched
Series: Royally #1
Published by Everafter Romance on October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Royalty
Pages: 276
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
ISBN: 1682307751
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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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Summary

Nicholas Pembrook, the Crown Prince of Wessco, keeps himself under wraps where the press and public are concerned, but he is nothing like the prince he portrays to the world. He is charismatic, sensual and seeks diverting pleasures. He has learned since he was a boy, to hide himself from his grandmother The Queen and the rest of the world. The Queen sends him on a mission to the states, where he meets a beautiful waitress who throws a pie in his face. But Nicholas is charmed by her and pursues her. Olivia is the caretaker of her teenage sister and her father who has never recovered from her mothers death. She runs a coffee shop with the best homemade pies but is barely keeping it afloat. When she meets badboy Nicholas who could charm her easily if she let him, she puts her guard up. But Olivia can’t resist the feelings he stirs or to take this one chance in a lifetime to do something wild and crazy and spontaneous. To live in the moment….but when love enters the game, both Nicholas and Olivia know they will never be able to have forever….

The Hero

Nicholas, the Crown Prince has always done what has been asked of him. He lost his parents when he was younger, and shielded his younger brother and protected him as best he could. To the world he has recovered from the loss….but Nicholas hides his true feelings well. Nicholas is ready to take on the world if need be even if it terrifies him. But his biggest worry is his brother who is falling off the deep end since ending his military service. Nicholas at first is one of the “playboy” heroes that can drive you up the wall and at first that is what Nicholas appears to be. But we see larger depths into his character and with each development in the story you begin to admire him.

She has no idea who I am … Her ignorance is rather…thrilling. There are no expectations, no hidden agendas, no reasons to pretend – what she sees is what she gets. And all she sees is me.

I truly loved how he treats Olivia. Especially once their relationship sets off, you see how much he cares for her and is truly genuine about his feelings for her. He is quite noble and self sacrificing at times.

The Heroine

Olivia Hammond has had to take a load of responsibility on her shoulders especially since heR mothers death. She knew that this coffee and pie shop was her mothers dream and refuses to give up on it, especially knowing that it’s the only thing that is keeping her father alive. Olivia is struggling but she is ever hopeful that something better will come her way and it does. She never expected that a prince…a real prince would walk through her door and proposition her while drunk….or keeping coming back until she said yes. And dating a prince is not like the storybooks. Olivia is a heroine you love from the get go!!! Like seriously, she rocked this story so much and I couldn’t help but cheer her on. She is tough as nails but is also sweet and kind. She is a fighter especially when its something she has a passion for, but she is also realistic. I loved seeing her blossom in this story, and you see some character growth here, and my biggest love for her is the way she fights for herself and those she loves.

Plot and Story Line

Royally Screwed is a story that I got recommended by Michele over at Harlequin Junkie and I am so glad I one clicked this story. Now I have recently become a fan of Emma Chase through her Legal Briefs series. But this book was stellar amazing!!! I honestly couldn’t put this down once…it was so dang good and I just wanted it to never end because this couple….might be one of my all time favorite couples that I have read this year. I do love a good royal romance but it has been a while since I have read a contemporary royal romance and it knocked my socks off…..I honestly can’t say enough how much I adored this book and every romance lover has to have this book in their collection!!!

Now what makes this story so wonderful? Just about everything….the characters, the story line, the alternating POV, and the side characters just hit the spot; and the witty humor could have me laughing for days.

Choosing between dull and dishonest is like being asked whether you want to be shot or stabbed.

Now the romance that develops between these two is not what you would expect. At first they treat it like a fling, they have chemistry and want to explore it. But the part of the story that got to me, was when our hero is fully honest with Olivia and what his grandmother demands of him. But Olivia just shines here, because their relationship takes a turn where they decide to enjoy what time they have together and boy do they have some fun adventures here. Their relationship is passionate and wild but tender and sweet. They are just solid when they are together and you feel it from the very beginning.

I love you, Olivia. I love you. And I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know how to let you go.

It can be quite a tear jerker at times seeing them work their way to a happy ending, which isn’t easy and their love is really tested at the end there….but dang did I have a wild fun time with these two. And I can’t wait for book 2 HOOYAH!!!

The Cover

What a COVER!!! So mouth-watering and I just want to jump into his royal bed!!! Love the royal type colors used too.

Overall View

Royally Screwed is a romance that is poignant, irresistible to put down and written so beautifully!!!! A HEARTWARMING ROMANCE!

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About Emma Chase

Emma Chase lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two misbehaving (but really cute) dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

  • This one sounds fun!

  • I like how you describe Nicholas as being a playboy, but then you see the hidden depth later on that he hides from the world. I like that Olivia is realistic and she sounds like a fun heroine. The whole plot point with him being a prince sounds like it will add some interesting conflict as well. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one so much! You sure make me curious. The author sounds familiar, but I don’t think I have read anything by her before.

    • yes she is pretty fantastic actually. Everything from her is wonderful so I highly recommend her. So when your in the mood for a sexy royal romance…you need to pick this one up for sure.

      • I’ve added it to my wishlist :). It really sounds like a fun one.

  • *happy sigh* I loved this one as well!

    • oh really Melissa? You loved it too…..cool we are like twinners!!! hehe So dang good and I just wish Henry’s story was out too. I so hate waiting

  • The Book Disciple

    This is one of my favorite books of 2016. Swoon! I loved this book so hard!

    • oh yippee!!!! So glad to see that you loved it too. There were so many swoony moments right? And I loved the humor….and I can’t wait for Henry’s book. He was a fun character.

      • The Book Disciple

        I know! I am so excited for Henry!

  • Bookworm Brandee

    I’ve yet to read something from Chase but I want to start with THIS ONE! 😀

    • oh you HAVE to start with this one. What I have read from her has been quite wonderful, but this book is probably my favorite from her.

  • Michele H

    Yay!!! *happy dance* SO glad you loved this one too! I’m such a fangirl when it comes to Emma Chase but I knew this one was something special. Like you said, I just couldn’t put it down. I love that you fell for Nicholas & Henry and totally got how Olivia was a great combo of tough & sweet. Cannot wait for Henry’s story up next. Squeeeee!

    • Oh yes I did….I probably would have waited for a library copy if it wasn’t for YOU!! hehe and I am so glad I grabbed it once reading your review. Oh yes…HENRY, he cracked me up so much. Especially the end there ( he was so grumpy at his brother), hehe I am counting down the days until I can read that one for sure. And I am curious to see what book three will be about.

  • I am very interested in this book, though I have yet to obtain it! I’ve seen good reviews for some of this author’s books, and I think this book appeals to me. I like what you wrote about Nicholas treating the heroine well. =) I may need to bump this one up my TBR!

    Wonderful review! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • I think you will really love this book, It was one of those books that I just couldn’t put aside until I finished it!!!

  • You’ve definitely got my attention with that review. I want to read this one the next time I’m in the mood for a royal romance. Great review, Renee!

    • haha I hope I caught your attention because this book was wonderful!!!! I just couldn’t put it down.

  • I’m actually struggling with this one. I got to that part where Nicholas tells Olivia everything that’s expected of him, and I just . . . I don’t like it. I mean, it’s not bad, but I don’t really like that storyline. I think it’s too angsty for me right now. I’m really glad you enjoyed it, though.

    • oh I know which part you are at….I am so sorry its too angsty for you, I thought you would really love this one.

  • I skimmed your review because I’m getting ready to read this one soon. I shall return when I have read it though. 🙂

  • I have a weakness for fictional royalty in romance so I am definitely checking this one out! Plus Olivia sounds awesome. Thanks for recommending it to me!

  • Ooh glad to see you loved this! I enjoyed Emma Chase’s other books and this definitely sounds lovely! Will have to check it soon. Great review!

  • I’m so glad you liked this. I really enjoyed this one too though for me it wasn’t as funny as her other books. Plus, I found some scenes to be a little cheesy, but I admit that it’s hard when a book is about royalty to not be cheesy. I really liked the characters though and I’m especially looking forward to reading Henry’s book because he was a hoot and ahh he looks like he’s suffering a ton. I can’t wait!
    Lovely review! 🙂

  • This is so good! And that’s saying a lot. Lol. Love, love Olivia and Nicholas. I can’t wait to read Henry’s story, though!

  • Eva

    Great review! This seriously sounds so good that I’m going to purchase it right now! I can’t wait for the fun and funny of this one