In Review: Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase

Posted May 14, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma ChaseRoyally Screwed by Emma Chase
Series: Royally #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 16, 2016
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eBook, 294 pages
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Reading Challenges: 2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge
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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.

in review my thoughts

Why in the world did I wait so long to read Royally Screwed? Seriously, why? I loved every single little thing about this book. The only good thing that came out of waiting so long to read it is I got to binge the entire series in one week and, well, I can’t be mad about that.

Nicholas and Olivia were amazing. I was shipping them from their first meeting, even as Nicholas was acting like an utter ass. I enjoyed being part of the story as these two got to know each other and as their relationship grew. It wasn’t all perfect, but it was perfect for them and it felt as real as any prince meets “real woman” story does. It got messy, as you might expect when the hero has to marry someone who cannot be the heroine, but when it was all said and done I had a tear in my eye and a giant smile on my face. There were some very real feels during this book.

Man oh man did I love this book. Emma Chase does such a great job with the male POV and her heroes are always arrogant on the outside but so much more underneath. I love her heroines just as much as the heroes, if I’m honest. Plus, there’s a great cast of secondary characters — Harry, Ellie and Logan — and I couldn’t wait to get their stories. Now that I’ve read all the books, I can say the entire series is amazing and it’s totally binge-worthy.

FAVORITE QUOTES

“I don’t want to put my cock anywhere near your dignity, love. I want to put it everywhere else.”

“We can’t live for them. All we can do is try to be men worth dying for.”

My mother once told me that time was like the wind. It rushes over you, passes you—and no matter how hard you try, how much you want to, you can’t hold onto it, and you can’t ever slow it down.

About Emma Chase

By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.

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