I received this book for free from Loveswept in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine
Also in this series: Royal Scandal
Series: Royals In Exile #2
Published by Loveswept on April 18th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Royalty
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.
Princess Charlotte, the twin to her sister who agreed to be Queen, is the spare but is also allowed a bit more freedom than her sister. Charlotte has made it her mission to be a bit rebellious especially when it comes to social media, which is where she ends up harmlessly fllirting with the one man that brought their family into the media’s spotlight and the scandal of the decade. But Charlotte admits that she has a thing for sexy and hot Brooks Walker, the one man she wants to have an “affair” with. She knows that it just reeks of danger and risk especially to her family, but there is something more to Brooks than meets the eye and she wants to know more. At first Brooks and Charlotte begin their relationship with just sex and enjoying themselves, but soon it turns into something more powerful once love gets tangled in the mix. And Brooks will have to prove himself not only to Charlotte of his sincerity but her whole family….the family he burned with a media scandal.
Plot and Story Line
Oh man what fun this book was!!! I truly had a fun time with book one, and was thrilled to get a chance to read book two. This was flirty and fun and I had forgotten how much I truly adored this family and their “antics”. Now this book you must NOT take seriously, its just for enjoyment and fun. Its a royalty themed romance, so has its own share of cheesiness at times, but that just didn’t both me at all. Because this authors writing style is engaging and sexy and heartwarming. At first this couple’s relationship is just a fling of sorts. Charlotte has been burned once but she trusts Brooks. Which is not something I really understood to be honest. But its part of the story so I tried to go with it. I did love the way these two build a relationship though and seeing their quirkiness with each other and the sweet moments that filter through the story. I especially loved seeing the way they really grow when Brooks invites Charlotte to his family home to meet his family. His family is solid, and we also see more depth to Brooks and the strain in his family because of his distance. And on a side note it was truly a delight to see him reconnect with them including his twin. I liked that Brooks and Charlotte are both twins and understand each other in that way. The romance between Brooks and Charlotte is so endearing at times. Of course, they do have some powerful chemistry, but even from the beginning, we see more from them and I loved the way they help each other grow in unique ways and I truly fell in love with the way that Brooks proves himself in the end to Charlotte and her family. And on the plus side, we do get hints of Charlotte’s twin and some sexy tension with her “bodyguard” Yeah I can’t wait for that story for sure.
I LOVE the red heels…they are so gorgeous!!
Royal Affair is a lively and sexy romance that makes you laugh, and smile and will charm you from beginning to end!!