WHY I READ IT
I received an invitation to try it, and I was ready to take a chance on a new author.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he’s keeping a king-sized secret…James, next in line for the throne, is gay.
He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie.
While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James’s eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James.
But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have to decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth…
When asked if I wanted to read a book where the future King of England was gay, I was all over it! I had yet to read a Lilah Pace book, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got was a well written, character driven story that I enjoyed. James (who I pictured as Prince Harry the whole time) is the future of the Monarchy, but he is hiding a HUGE secret, one he plans to keep to protect his little sister. What he didn’t count on was Ben, the reporter he has a one-night stand with. Little does James know, Ben is about to come back into his life in a big way. Trying to carry on a relationship in secret is hard enough, but when the guy you are with is the Prince of Wales, well, that throws it into a entirely different direction. I enjoyed watching James and Ben navigate this very tricky road, and how hard it was for James to balance royal life with his mounting feelings for Ben. The secondary characters were strongly written and brought much depth to the story. His Royal Secret is part of a duet, and does end on bit of a cliffhanger.