Also in this series: Royally Matched, Royally Endowed
Series: Royally #1
Published by Everafter Romance on October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Royalty
Source: Self Purchased
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.
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….
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.
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!!!
What a COVER!!! So mouth-watering and I just want to jump into his royal bed!!! Love the royal type colors used too.
Royally Screwed is a romance that is poignant, irresistible to put down and written so beautifully!!!! A HEARTWARMING ROMANCE!