Rating: 4 Stars
Told in the first person.
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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
Henry Pembrook is not a fan of a popular sport – that’s ok because I don’t like it either. You can also feel his frustration. He’s having a hard time adjusting to the current turn his life has taken. The reader is re-introduced to his brother who makes his appearance in Royally Screwed. You will not need to have read that book in order to enjoy this one. But if you’re looking to see what his backstory is you may just want to check it out. Sarah Titebottum has a tough job ahead of her. She also seems to prefer the company of books than with people.
Queen Elizabeth would make a great inspiration for the part of Henry’s grandmother. Felt like this was almost like watching a modern day Downton Abbey with the royal family as the family characters. I can certainly picture Prince Harry in the role of Henry.
There was one scene where Henry was talking with some men. My concentration broke at that time and I couldn’t tell who was speaking – good reason not try to read if you’ve been up since early morning. Our author is very good at knowing what scenes will get her readers laughing. That was well and good, and I certainly loved the concept, but no disrespect to the author because I’m not a fan of The Bachelor franchise some of the scenes seemed to lag. When Henry wasn’t playing for the camera and can be himself around Sarah, those were the scenes I liked the best. The author reiterates my feeling that the The Bachelor show is a fraud. With cameras rolling, everyone puts on their game faces.
I wanted to yell at Henry to get to the good stuff when he was around Sarah. He was insightful where she was concerned – was able to see beyond the outer shell that she hides behind. The same could be said in how Sarah sees him. For me, Sarah was the more likeable character. She was someone that a lot of women can relate too – not everyone wants to be in the limelight. Having a book that makes you laugh is never a bad thing. And having the happy ending is just icing on the cake.
About the Author:
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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