WHY I READ IT
I felt so badly for Henry after book one. I needed him to have a happy ending.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
I’ll admit. I was nervous about this one. I liked, but didn’t love Royally Screwed, but I think that’s because I am used to the Jake Becker and Drew Evans side of Emma Chase. The brash, foul mouth, say anything male point of view. This new series is the softer side of Chase. While we still get that insight into the male mind, we also get both sides of the story. Royally Matched was the perfect balance of Henry and Sarah. Another reservation I had was the while Bachelor background. I’ve watched The Bachelor, and I will be honest, I was nervous that Henry would be kissing 20 woman while falling in love with one, and I just wasn’t okay with that. I pick my books very carefully. I avoid triangles, and unnecessary drama, but with that being said, I could not have been more pleased with what Chase gave us in Henry’s book.
Poor Henry. He doesn’t want to be King, and it’s showing. What could be better than six weeks with 20 women to fulfill his every desire? The notorious playboy was ready to play. But he wasn’t counting on the sweet, shy librarian to knock him off his feet. Sarah turned out to be one of my favorite female characters that I have had the pleasure of reading. Yes, she was quiet, but she was strong. She wasn’t in your face, but she stood out from the crowd. I loved their stolen moments, alone in their “room.” These were my favorite parts of the story. You saw a softer, more caring side of Henry when he was with Sarah. You could tell he wanted to be a better person for her, a stronger King. Henry did the same for Sarah. She still maintained who she was, but Henry helped her take risks, and break her out of her cocoon. It was a lot of fun to watch these two fall in love. This book had ALL the feels. I swooned, and smiled, and enjoyed every moment of Henry and Sarah’s gorgeous love story.