REVIEW 5 stars!!!
Oh my squeeze!!! This book is so freaking amazing! Heartfelt, emotional, romantic and swoon worthy. After the King died, Lenora became the crown Queen. Lenora is young but she is intelligent, charming and confident. She wants to rule as a strong-minded Queen without the pressure of having a man by her side. Unfortunately, Parliament is demanding that the Queen should find a suitable partner, married and settle down. After much thought, Lenora decided it would be a good idea to marry her childhood best friend Thomas; but tragedy strikes and the Queen was brokenhearted. Edward is Thomas’s older brother who left the country for a long adventure – mountain climbing, exploring jungles. He is always craving the next hit of adrenaline but Edward finally comes home to fulfill his brother’s promise. What Edward did not expect was that courting the infuriating Queen would be challenging and the greatest adventure of all.
I adore Lenora and Edward’s relationship – flirty, sweet, enemies-to-lovers. Lenora appears to be cold-hearted at first but once Edward peels down the layers what he realizes is that Lenora is the Queen of hearts. Given the year the story took place, there are loads of sweet romance, not overly sexed, which is quite a nice change. I also like the emotional side of the story – Thomas and Lenora’s relationship. Thomas is the sweetest and deserves so much more. This book is the prequel to the Royally series and it is my favorite. Although all the other books are amazing as well. I mean who doesn’t want a little fantasy fairytale, right? Beautiful romance, well-written and a fantastic read.
Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t…is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.
And a sacred promise keeps him there.
To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.
Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is theirs.
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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.