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.
©2016 Emma Chase. All rights reserved. (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
But more important than this lovely story that i thorpughly enjoyed... can we take a moment to discuss Shane East's voice? I'm no randy teen but I'm still a puddle of goo on the floor after listening to him for hours. I'm off to find anything else he's narrated. *fans self*
"An Enchanting Swoon Worthy Tale!"
Royally Screwed is perfect for the "romantic at heart" who loves a beautifully well written heart-warming story that will captivate, mesmerize and make you swoon. It's a similar to fairy tale plot about handsome prince who goes after the love of his life, and well on it's way to being a classic for future generations.
I remember reading fairytales like Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and many more when I was a little girl. These stories fascinated me and I could easily read them over and over. I still have a piece of that little girl's heart who believes in fairy tales and HEA's and Emma Chase has delivered a beautiful, enchanting, steamy fairytale that not only delivered the HEA that made my heart swoon, but also satisfied the women in me who craves a seductively steamy story that got my heart racing, and made me blush. This was fantastic story, I could easily listen to again and again.
I loved the narrators! Andi Arndt was a great choice for the female POV and Shane East was perfect for the male POV. They both delivered an outstanding performance.
Well worth the time, credit and sale!
"A TRUE ADULT FAIRYTALE"
The Publisher's Summary is spot on but I'll give a little more detail without spoilers.
Wessco's economy isn't doing well so the Queen tells Nicholas that he's to marry. They agree he has until the end of summer to make the announcement. Then the Queen tells Nicholas he needs to go to Manhattan to attend some functions for her and bring Henry home. Henry, the Spare Heir, has finished serving the required two years in the queens military and is in the U.S. partying way too much.
Nicholas has his best friend Simon go to Manhattan with him along with his security team. He's upset about the marriage arrangement and is out late drunk walking. He goes into the coffee house that Olivia runs and her family owns. Nicholas is smitten with Olivia. The more she banters with him the more smitten he is so he offers her ten thousand dollars to go to bed with him. This is their story......
I adore Emma Chase. I have her Legal Briefs Series and her Tangled Series. I listen to these when I want fun and sexy. This story starts out with the Monarch history and I wasn't sure about it, but Emma Chase has never let me down so I kept listening and the story turned into fun, sexy, drama, suspense and twists. There's hot sex too.
Andi Arndt, one of my favorite female performers and Shane East gave a great performance.
Is it worth the Credit/$$ Absolutely. I enjoyed it so much I listened to it twice in a row.
This audiobook made my tummy flutter so many times!!! Emma Chase did such a fantastic job with this one. Of course, one can never go wrong with Andi Arndt; nevertheless, Shane East was outstanding!!! I am looking forward to the next installment in this series!
"Perfect rom com!"
So much fun. This is why I love romance novels. Lotsa banter and humor. Sweet characters. Looking forward to Henry's story.
A new spin on a old fairy tail. This version is even more magical than the original and beautifully combines all the romantic fairy tales from the past and gives them a modern twist... one that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat in nail biting anticipation. Very few authors have had the ability to bring me to tears however Emma Chase has managed to do it time and again. Deep down is a true romantic who has the literary grace to bring down the house. As always, hey choice in narrator's is superb. Andi Arndt has quickly become one of my favorite female narrators and Shane East has quickly risen to the top of my list for favorite male narrators.... together they are pure magic!!!
Overall I say well done.... I'm absolutely on pins and needles in anticipation of the next book... please don't make us wait too long your majesty. 😘
"Enjoyable and Fun, But..."
This book really manages to create the feelings that an old fairy tale would. I found myself feeling warm and happy throughout it.
I thought the relationship between Nicholas and Henry was beautiful.
This was my first and I enjoyed the narrators very much.
The only thing I didn't like was the ending. I was hoping for something else - something less... dramatic. I won't make spoilers but it just didn't seem right for it to end that way, especially for Henry. But over all, it was a really great book and perfect for someone who needs that "TV Romance" kind of love.
"Shane East makes this book!"
It's certainly not the most amazing book I've ever come across but it was exactly what I wanted to listen to. I was in the mood for a book about royalty and lives they struggle with. I would certainly reccomend it if you are looking for something with a healthy amount of steamy scenes but manages to keep the story rolling.
I loved Nick, or more so I loved the voice of Nick. Shane East has an excellent voice and I loved listening to his parts.
I would have to say the most moving scene of the book would be near the end where Nick has a few things tot say to the world on TV. I think it was an excellent way to bring everything together. However I did feel quite sorry for his brother and what was forced upon him.
"A Romantic, Sexy Fairy Tale"
A modern version of Cinderella with plenty of sexy romance. Face-paced with likable characters, I recommend it for anyone looking for a HEA story with just enough twists and turns to keep it lively and fun.
The narrators did a terrific job -- Andi Arndt was perfect as Olivia and Shane East's voice is as smooth and delicious as liquid chocolate.
"love this story"
Adore everything about the book! Great story and love the narrators. Highly recommended for a sexy love story.
Absolutely loved everything about this story. Great pacing and plot. I want more!
I have a new narrator crush in Shane East and Andi is always fantastic!!!!
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