My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Royal STARS PLEASE!!! SQUEEEZZZEE so good!
Royally Matched is the second book in the Royally series and it’s about Henry the younger brother who is next in line to be King. He is NOT READY. If you read the first book, Henry’s older brother Nicholas gave up his throne so he could marry the love of this life – an American. So Henry inherited the honor (or it was thrust upon him) of becoming King. Henry is smart but irresponsible. He is a playboy who does not have a care in the world – least of all runing a country. So, instead of hitting the books and studying politicking, he enters an American reality show Matched: Royal Edition where he is running around the palace with 20 women flocking by his side. At the end of this circus he is supposed to place a tiara on the future queen. Who are we kidding right? Reality shows are anything but reality – Henry’s plan is to have fun and receive as many blow jobs as possible in the next 6 weeks behind the Queen’s back. Well, his plan back fires when the first day of filming he meets Sarah – the bookish nerd, a dreamer who wants consistency, steadiness, adoration – everything Henry is not.
When I first read the blurb I was afraid that it would be cheesy, especially The Bachelor is tolerable – to put it mildly. What I do know for sure is that I love Emma Chase’s writing and storytelling and somehow I would fall in love with the book. Well, I not only like the story I LOVE it. I was totally engrossed in it – I was up until 4 in the morning reading, giggling, laughing out loud and peeing my pants. I was so loud that I woke my husband and when he inquired wtf I am doing I started reading out loud to him. God bless him – he tried to listen with one eye closed.
“I have a meeting. Mother’s sent her car to take me. You can’t come, Henry.”
“I can come lots of times. My stamina is legendary. Do you want me to show you?”
“You can’t come with me.”
“That sounds like a challenge.”
“I bet I could time it just right.”
Why am I so addicted to this book? IT WAS FREAKING HILARIOUS. The story was sweet, funny, light-hearted, sexy and so romantic. I want to reach in my kindle and give Henry a BIG KISS!!! HE IS SO YUMMY OMG SWOOOONNNS. I absolutely ADORE Sarah – she is so naïve, sweet and innocent. Why the change of heart on the reality plot? Because that is not really the focus of the story at all. Yes, you will see snippets of his time filming but the story is mostly about Henry and Sarah. They are so DAMN CUTE together. On a serious note, my heart hurts for Sarah and what she endures in her past at the hands of a family member. It shapes the way she is today – a bit broken, reserved, and shy. But that’s what Henry adores about Sarah. She is beautiful inside and out, quirky and honest. There is no pretentiousness with her. Henry is kind of misunderstood – he never had a chance to shine, having ridden on his brother’s coattails growing up. Nicholas is always the favorite, more responsible and successful. I feel like he is overcompensating when he is acting out or defying the Queen. On the outside, he is a bit arrogant, flirtatious, and wildly inappropriate with his words. But deep down he is a kind, gentle, strong, generous, a good man, lover, and a romantic. I love the way Henry and Sarah bring out the best in each other. Henry wants to change into a man that Sarah deserves. Henry brings Sarah out of her shell and helps her build confidence, makes her less fearful, and strong enough to stand up for herself. The last few chapters of the book were truly heart-warming – when the two march on to fulfill their life duties separately with their hearts never so far away. The epilogue is so sweet I was crying happy tears.
Royally Matched is my favorite of the two If you are looking for something light-hearted, hilarious, sexy, sweet, romantic, – this is it! I ABOSULTELY LOVED IT!!!!!
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