WHY I READ IT
I LOVE Emma Chase’s books. She has a true gift for getting inside a man’s head.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
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.
I’ve been a fan of Emma Chase since falling for Drew Evans in Tangled. Chase is one of those authors that gets inside a man’s head the way few authors are able to do. Her male POV’s are spot on and always fun to read. Royally Screwed was no different. Nicholas and Olivia are facing an uphill battle from the start. I really enjoyed watching Nicholas work so hard to get Olivia’s attention. Not only did she not know who His Royal Highness was, but she didn’t really care. Her aloofness was refreshing. Olivia was a really fun character. Once she accepted that Nicholas wanted to be with her, she was free to be herself; a confident, charming, young woman. She wasn’t intimidated by his wealth and the fact that soon, he would be ruling an entire country. Nicholas’s inner thoughts kept me laughing throughout the book. Even though, in the case of Olivia and Nicholas, all good things much come to an end, I kept rooting for them to make it work . As always, Chase’s writing is descriptive, engaging, and exceptional. She takes the time to fully develop her characters until you feel like you are reading about friends. I can’t wait to see what she does with Henry!