Title: Washed Up Royal
Author: Kim Karr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 4, 2019
From New York Times bestselling
author Kim Karr comes a dashing new, sexy standalone royal romance.
A simple notification turns my world upside
The tabloids are reporting I’ve taken the crown and run. (Not entirely true)
As you might have guessed, I’m not an ordinary girl and I don’t lead an ordinary life,
But that doesn’t mean I always follow the rules.
This time, though, I feel compelled to obey. Which means I have to find a king,
To sit alongside my throne, or lose it all.
With only the clothes on my back, I head to the land of majestic playboys, where a royal rebel strides right into my life. With his sultry eyes and sinful lips, He turns my
world right-side up.
The press is calling him washed up.(I think he’s anything but)
Gorgeous, sexy, irresistible, And utterly charming, He’s exactly what I’m looking for.
Everything is almost too perfect, Too easy.
Until I discover this hot-blooded royal has a reason for being here.
And it’s more than just me.
That thing I said about easy, turns out…
Nothing ever is.
My royal rebel has a name. It’s Prince Adrien Laurent. My name is Princess Victoria Blanchette. And this is our story.
After the death of her father, Tori ends her engagement to her prearranged fiance. After learning she *must* be married to assume her position as queen, she secretly travels to a borrowed vacation estate in Rhode Island with her best friend and personal assistant, Rachel, determined to find a husband before Parliament resumes session at the end of the summer. Rachel has lined up a series of interviews with eligible princes, hoping Tori will find one she likes well enough to marry.
They get delayed overnight in an airport in Paris, however, and while Rachel is visiting her family Tori experiences the wholly non-royal activity of a one night stand with Adrian, whom she thinks is a professional soccer player. She and her lover don’t exchange more than first names, but they are both captivated by each other. In the morning, however, she must catch her plane and go find a husband, so she leaves him without a trace.
Of course, being a romance novel, she learns that Adrian is none other than Prince Adrian, and he is one of the princes Rachel has lined up to interview with her. Ecstatic at finding each other again, the rest of the interviews are cancelled, and then the hard part begins.
What I liked: This is like a grown-up Disney Princess story and it’s great. All of the elements are there – the sheltered but strong minded princess, the playboy prince, the commoner best friends, the villainous relatives, the mystery and intrigue, and the royal wedding. This is definitely a modern story, though, with gossip blogs, Twitter streams, and 24/7 news channels.
What I didn’t like: The whole side plot of who is trying to kill some of them and why could have been expanded quite a bit to add so much more depth to this story. It was a fun read, but could have been more.
Overall: A nice, fun vacation read. Princess Victoria is charmingly sweet and the happily ever after suits her perfectly.
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen
novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys
bringing flawed characters to life.
Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.
From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty
damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines
are ever alike.
Get ready to fall in love.