Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase [REVIEW]

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.

Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals.

5 Royal Stars
I love Emma Chase.  I’ve read all of her books and met her a few times. Every time I’ve met her she spends several minutes with each of her fans (regardless how long the lines are), there is just something about her that makes you feel special. So when I realized she was going to write a new series I was all over that.

Royally Screwed is a standalone and is part of the Royally series (YAY for a series. I would be crying ugly tears if there was only one book.) This is Nicholas and Olivia’s story.

Nicholas is a prince. He’s the oldest and he knows that one day he will be King. He has done everything that is asked of him. But when will it be too much? I really liked Nicholas. I love how he’s responsible, caring and very loyal to his people. I love how he wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s also very good looking and confident, he is a Prince after all.

Olivia works for her family’s coffee shop. It’s a little shabby but it kind of fits Olivia. She’s a regular “common” girl. The day the Prince walks into her shop is the day her life changes, the only thing, she doesn’t realize it’s the Prince.

I’m obsessed with Olivia. I love that she is a typical, but sweet and hard-working girl. She loves her family and she is very selfless. The moment Olivia and Nicholas meet is completely adorable. I love the banter between the two.

What I love best about this book is the writing style. I felt like Emma Chase was telling me a really good story. I got a lot of character development, plot build-up and a few surprises along the way. This is opposite of a typical read. It’s not about a girl living the dream of becoming a princess. It’s about a couple, getting to know each other under extraordinary circumstances.

There’s plenty of drama and tension to keep you occupied with a slightly difficult grandmother, tension between the people and a few jealous ex’s oh my.

I also love the side characters. I love Nicholas’ brother, Henry and Olivia’s sister. You get a little foreshadowing to Henry’s story and let me tell you, I can’t wait. I can’t decide which brother I love more! I’m just happy it’s not over.

I love the new direction Emma took us and her gamble paid off ten folds. I’m a MEGA FAN!

An ARC was provided

She’s even lovelier than I remembered, than I dreamed. Delicate midnight tendrils frame a face that belongs in a museum—with stunning dark sapphire eyes that should be commemorated in vibrant oils and soft watercolors. If Helen launched a thousand ships, this girl could raise a thousand hard-ons.
She’s prettily made, the top of her head coming only to my chin, but fantastically curvy. Great full tits that strain the buttons of a wrinkled white blouse, shapely hips in a black skirt tapering to a tiny waist I could wrap my hands around and toned legs encased in sheer black tights finish off the whole package very nicely.

An unfamiliar anxiousness fizzes like soda in my gut.
“The door was open,” I explain.
“It’s broken.”

Logan flicks at the lock. Security is his life, so a broken lock would annoy him like a puzzle with the final piece missing.
“What do you want?”

She has no idea who I am. It’s in the defensive way she holds herself and the accusatory note in her voice. Some women try to pretend they don’t recognize me, but I can always tell. 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.

My throat is suddenly a barren wasteland. I swallow, but it’s difficult.

“Well, he’s desperate for some pie.” I hook my thumb at Simon. “And I…wanted to apologize for the other evening. I don’t normally act that way. I was on a bit of bender…”

“In my experience, people don’t do things when they’re drunk that they wouldn’t do normally.”
“No, you’re right. I would’ve thought all those things, but I never would’ve said them out loud.” I move closer, slowly. “And if I’d been sober…my opening bid would’ve been much higher.”
“She crosses her arms. “Are you trying to be cute?”

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”


Royally Screwed #1 AMAZON
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More Books by Emma Chase

Sustained #2 REVIEW AMAZON
Appealed #3 REVIEW | AMAZON
Sidebarred #3.5 REVIEWAMAZON | B&N | Kobo

Tangled Series

 Tangled #1 REVIEW | AMAZON
Twisted #2 AMAZON
Tamed #3 AMAZON
Tied #4 AMAZON

I got to meet Emma when she came down to Texas. I think she is completely adorable and totally sweet!  More book photos HERE

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. 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.

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