BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

 

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royally-screwed-for-webEmma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals.

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.

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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.

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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, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

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A feel good read that will pull at your heartstrings, Emma Chase’s Royally Screwed is pure, unadulterated romance. I finished this book last night and as I turned off my e-reader I realized that plastered across my face was a huge smile and as I woke up this morning, I could have sworn that the birds were singing as I glided across my bedroom floor. Oh yeah, I may have taken the whole princess thing to another level. This modern day fairy tale is sweet, witty, and tantalizingly sexy I was bewitched truly and fully. I couldn’t get enough of Olivia and Nicholas.

Like all Disney princesses, Olivia Hammond the lead female protagonist in this fairy tale has been handed the short end of the stick in life. Losing her mother tragically causes her entire life to unravel for the worst. Day in and day out she lives to care for her younger sister and her grief stricken father, never taking any time to live for herself. I absolutely loved Olivia. Her unyielding perseverance and loyalty along with her ability to love thoroughly is exactly what Prince Nicholas needs in his life. And without even knowing it, Nicholas is exactly who Olivia needed to give her the love she so greatly deserved. Now I’m not even going to lie, I’m shamelessly obsessed with the idea of the Royal Family and Royally Screwed gave me the opportunity to dive into what could possibly go on inside the mysterious royal palace. If the real royals are anything remotely like Prince Nicholas, then by golly sign me up to partake in anything and everything that happens in the royal chambers. My goodness you guys, Nicholas is not only swoon worthy but he is SO drool worthy too!!! It was the way in which he looked at Olivia and the hunger he had for her that made me fall hopelessly in love with the guy. Prince or not, Nicholas had me so completely ga-ga over him.

The pull that Olivia and Nicholas had for one another was addictive. You could feel the fire between them; the innate need to be around each other and to have total control over one another. I was hooked from the moment that Nicholas stepped into Olivia’s NYC coffee shop during one snowy night. I loved that things weren’t always rainbows and unicorns between them because the hardships that befall them became a great part of their story. Those hardships made those pesky tears to spill from my eyes and to pour down my cheeks a good couple of times in this book. But the best part about having to suffer through them is the reprieve that follows and Emma Chase soothes the pain so superbly. It allows readers like me, to get the full experience. The oohs and the aahs alongside the boos and the hoos. A beautiful balance of the good and the bad to get to that eventual happily ever after.

I relished in the splendor of Emma Chase’s take on a royal fairy tale. I fell in love with Olivia and Nicholas and their love story. Royally Screwed to me is Emma’s greatest work yet. It touches on everything that I love in a book and I cannot wait to re-read this one time and time again. This has my book shelf worthy stamp of approval and most definitely stands as one of my all-time fave reads.

A Prince and a beautiful American commoner from the big city who not only do naughty and delicious things to one another but who love each other so much that it proved that their love knew no bounds… What more can a romance junkie ask for?

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Excerpt:

She’s even lovelier than I remembered, than I dreamed. Delicate midnight tendrils frame a face that belongs in a museum—with stunning dark sapphire eyes that should be commemorated in vibrant oils and soft watercolors. If Helen launched a thousand ships, this girl could raise a thousand hard-ons.

She’s prettily made, the top of her head coming only to my chin, but fantastically curvy. Great full tits that strain the buttons of a wrinkled white blouse, shapely hips in a black skirt tapering to a tiny waist I could wrap my hands around and toned legs encased in sheer black tights finish off the whole package very nicely.

An unfamiliar anxiousness fizzes like soda in my gut.

“The door was open,” I explain.

“It’s broken.”

Logan flicks at the lock. Security is his life, so a broken lock would annoy him like a puzzle with the final piece missing.

“What do you want?”

She has no idea who I am. It’s in the defensive way she holds herself and the accusatory note in her voice. Some women try to pretend they don’t recognize me, but I can always tell. Her ignorance is rather…thrilling. There are no expectations, no hidden agendas, no reasons to pretend—what she sees is what she gets. And all she sees is me.

My throat is suddenly a barren wasteland. I swallow, but it’s difficult.

“Well, he’s desperate for some pie.” I hook my thumb at Simon. “And I…wanted to apologize for the other evening. I don’t normally act that way. I was on a bit of bender…”

“In my experience, people don’t do things when they’re drunk that they wouldn’t do normally.”

“No, you’re right. I would’ve thought all those things, but I never would’ve said them out loud.” I move closer, slowly. “And if I’d been sober…my opening bid would’ve been much higher.”

“She crosses her arms. “Are you trying to be cute?”

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”

 

 

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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.

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