Book Review-The Wild Heir by Karina Halle

Book Review-The Wild Heir by Karina Halle

Book Review-The Wild Heir by Karina HalleThe Wild Heir by Karina Halle
Also in this series: The Swedish Prince
Series: Royal Romance #3
Published by CreateSpace on May 17, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Royalty
Pages: 406
Format: eBook
ISBN: 1717175546
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**A standalone royal romance**

At first glance I probably seem like any good-looking guy in their late twenties. I have an obscene amount of confidence, a tattooed body sculpted by the Nordic gods, and I love the ladies as much as they love me.

If I’m not BASE jumping or car racing, I’m chasing other devious thrills with the woman of the week. And that’s fine if you’re the average single guy.But I'm not the average single guy.​​I’m Crown Prince Magnus of Norway and my latest scandal just landed my entire royal family in hot water.

Now the only way the monarchy can save face is for me to smarten up – publicly. If I don’t, I’ll no longer be heir apparent to the throne. So it’s either I abdicate my future role as King or…I get married.To a blue-blooded stranger.

Enter Princess Isabella of the tiny country of Liechtenstein.

Quiet, intelligent, and uniquely beautiful, Ella doesn’t like this arrangement any more than I do and she’s not afraid to show it. She says I’m a womanizer, that I don’t take anything seriously, that my ego should be taken down a few pegs, and I think she aims to make me miserable for the rest of my life.

But even as our arranged marriage becomes a war of wit and words, I’m determined to break through Ella’s prim and proper façade to find the wild​, sexual​ and risk-taking woman underneath. I want to uncover the Queen inside her.

The only question is – will she let me?

**The Wild Heir is a standalone royal romance and a spinoff of The Swedish Prince but it is not necessary to read that book beforehand as The Wild Heir is about different characters**

This is the second book in the Royal trilogy and I have to say that I was super stoked for this story, and I loved the first and last book in the trilogy and I was very curious to see how this author would handle the “bad boy” of the princes and boy it was handled amazingly well and a bit different than you would expect actually. This is a mix of a marriage of convenience, slow burn and enemies to lovers type of set up to the romance and Halle handled these trope very delicately for this couple and I admire her approach to these books. Because each book is a bit different and has a unique dynamic in the situation for the pair so you never see copy cat type set ups.

 

In The Wild Heir we have a story where our hero, Prince Magnus of Norway, is a bit of a wild card. He loves extreme sports and drinking and crazy nights of wild sex with unpredictable women. There is a recent event where a sex video is released with Magnus and the daughter of the Prime Minister and this is the last straw. His father needs him to take his place as King because he has major health issues and to help protect the family from further embarrassment he is ordered to find a wife and marry her. They give him a list of royal women in Europe and that he needs to pick one to marry and soon. So he goes for the most normal looking of women that he feels would make a good match for him.

 

Princess Ella, is going to the University in Scotland and is pretty down to earth. She has been separated from her family most of her life. Sent to schools away from home but then she receives a notice from her father to visit the royal family for a weekend in Norway as they have invited her for some special occasion but her father doesn’t explain what is really going on. When she arrives though there is an awkward moment between Ella and Magnus because she so doesn’t like him at all. She doesn’t go for the manwhore bad boy’s, and that is all she sees Magnus as at first but when she learns that she is his choice for marriage, she is shocked and doesn’t handle it too well. But she also begins to see some good hidden qualities about Magnus, and decides since her father is pushing this and she doesn’t want to disappoint him she offers Magnus two weeks to see if they could handle being together and she will give him his answer at the end of the two weeks. What turns into a marriage of convenience turns into a battle of wills of love and desire….

 

The Wild Heir is such a wonderful and playful story and I really had a blast with this book. I will see that at first, I didn’t really feel the chemistry between these two. Ella was a bit too self righteous for me and Magnus was too conceited and arrogant at times but we begin to see the outer shells of their characters fall off and see the true essence and once we see the heart and soul of these two that is when Halle really pulls you into the story and makes you fall head over heels in love with them. I loved their sexy banter and how they hate/like each other in the beginning. But there is a sense of friendship that develops which slowly turns into something much deeper for them both. I really loved seeing this connection form between these two.

I’ve always had trouble focusing on the right things. I’ve had a hard time trying to pay attention to things in life that most people do. I’ve struggled to make sense of the way I see the world. But…when I see you, you’re all I see

I did have some issues with the heroine to be honest. I really struggle with self righteous and judgmental heroines and even though it’s not super strong, she judges Magnus before she even meets him. And so Magnus has to show that he is different from the person he has portrayed to the world. He isn’t ashamed for enjoying life but he also knows that he has made some mistakes that have caused pain and embarrassment for his family. But we do see him have a bit of a turn around to becoming more responsible and wanting something more for his country and Ella does make him a good match because she is very driven and hard-working so they really bring out that “Yin-Yang” balance to each other.

 

Overall I found The Wild Heir to be a charming and lighthearted romance that gives you plenty of fun times, laughter and sweet sexy moments.


About Karina Halle

Karina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette. Her books have been published in France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel and Croatia.

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