Purchased for my Kindle
Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.
Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.
While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders .
Let me tell you, if there is Royalty in a book, I’m on it! Sometimes I feel like an 8 year old trapped in a frumpy 33 year old body. I love princess’s, castles, princes, and happily ever afters. I eat that stuff up.
I’ve seen some buzz about Suddenly Royal going around, so when it came out and was put on sale for 99 cents, I could not resist. I started reading it that night.
I adored this book. I’ve seen so many other reviews mention how it’s the older more realistic version of Princess Diaries. I completely agree, I don’t take credit for that statement, but I would have come to the same conclusion myself had I not already read it. It’s a selling point too I guess. I loved the Princess Diaries. At least the movie that is, I haven’t read the books.
It’s a selling point, but it can also be a negative. It’s the only thing that will keep me from giving it a 5 star. While the characters, and back story were original in themselves, the basic story line is very similar.
Sam is so cute. I loved her. She’s snarky. I found myself laughing out loud numerous times at the things she would say. I breezed through this book. It was a quick fun read. It isn’t without feelings though. There are some real life situations and that just broke my heart.
Prince Alex, he’s just dreamy. I think he’s possibly the most perfect prince ever. I want him. That is all. lol
I did feel like it wrapped up a bit fast. There are some (events) I would have loved to read more of. I’m not sure if this is a stand alone. It most certainly can be, because it’s does have closure. I wouldn’t be opposed to a companion book though. I was sad to put it down and leave this world.