So this was very difficult for me to get into at first. Probably because the two main characters don’t meet until about 25%. I wanted to love this as much as, if not more than, the first book in the series, Royally Screwed, but I didn’t. Maybe it was me? I’ve been having daily headaches lately, so it’s possible my brain wasn’t in the mood to participate, but I also didn’t want to stop reading… so that’s a good sign! But it felt like it wasn’t nearly as witty or funny as the previous book which was a bit of a let down.
But now to the good stuff… Nothing says opposites attract quite like this tale.
Henry Penbrook: Prince, wild child, playboy, party hungry.
Sarah Titebottum: Bookworm, quiet, shy, fearful.
I love when an author can take two characters so different and put them together into a beautiful and magical story. The hearts of these characters unfold to let the other in, and by doing so, they themselves change to make room for the other. The love between Henry and Sarah is definitely a beautiful blooming bud that comes with time, patience, and friendship. It’s beautiful to behold – or read about. Emma Chase did a fantastic job with this romance!
But now . . . now it makes sense. Because I would give up a crown for her. I would give up my name, my title—I would trade my country, forfeit my birthright, lie, kill, cheat, and steal, for this. For her.
The romance seemed a bit overshadowed by sex for a time. It was quite literally pages of sex that got to be a little frustrating for me. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind them in books, but I like more substance and plot rather than pages of erotic content.
This was a sweet read with a whole lot of steam. However, it is riddled with errors which only irritated me to no end. And less humor than I was hoping for. Overall, my favorite part of the book was the middle chunk. I think Emma could have used a proof reader and cleared up a lot of those errors and maybe cut some unnecessary story parts.
Rating: 3 stars
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while 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.