BLOG TOUR w/ REVIEW: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

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Royally Book One; Standalone

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♦BLURB♦

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.

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.

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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.

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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, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

 

♦5-STAR REVIEW♦

ROYALLY SCREWED is a charming, fairytale-inspired romance that captivates and enthralls. The romance between a prince and a common American woman may seem old and used, but Chase manages to resurrect this trope with vibrancy and passion–both with the main characters and secondary characters. It was incredibly easy to get lost in this story, and feel everything it set out to evoke from its readers.

Emma Chase has a uniquely written male perspective that makes her novels such a delight to read. Because of that, Nicholas bears an incredibly real and down to earth personality, even for a prince, and I loved him instantly. He was playful, dirty-mouthed and -minded, while also managing to have such heart for his country and family.  But what was more fun, surprisingly, was how much of a kick Olivia was. She had such a strong-willed personality that volleyed well against a man like Nicholas, who expects women to act a certain way around him. She was refreshingly crass and fiery. Together their forbidden romance elicited a fire that burned deep.

ROYALLY SCREWED has a wonderful love story that is reminiscent of any fairytale, but it adds the Chase touch to it which sets it apart from the rest. I loved the care that was taken into developing these well-rounded characters who had real flaws and normal problems which made connecting to them incredibly easy. I’m absolutely excited to continue on with this series and see where else we can be taken. Give me any book by this author and I will love it–this book is no different.

 

♦EXCERPT♦

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.”

 

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Royally Book Two; Standalone

Release Date: January 10, 2017

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♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

Emma Chase

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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