Title: Royal Affair
Author: Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: April 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Royal Affair, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is available now!!!
A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.
Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?
As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.
“I see.” He kisses me again, tenderly. Sweetly. It’s so confusing that I turn my face away from his.
“What do you see?”
“That you’ve been neglected more than I thought.”
“I don’t want your pity.”
He nuzzles the side of my neck, his mouth going lower and lower. “The last thing I feel for you is pity. Show me how you feel, Princess. Take my cock and put it where you want it the most—your hands, your pussy, your mouth … your ass.”
“You are so naughty,” I gasp, and he laughs.
“I came prepared for that, too,” he says in a low voice. “Up to you, though. Everything we do tonight is up to you.”
“Then I want to do this.” Guiding the head of his cock into me, I pause and say, “You’re very big.”
“All the better to fuck you with,” he says, but for some reason, he pulls out. “A real cock is a million times better than a magic wand.” He winks at me, and I want to sink into the mattress. Leaning over, he grabs something above my head before looking at me again. “What?”
I scowl harder at him, even though I’m very pleased he remembered protection when I didn’t.
Gosh, Charlotte, could you be any more idiotic?
“Don’t quote fairy tales to me.”
He drops his head beside my ear and whispers, “You love fairy tales, sweetheart.”
“But you did some creative talking and added a vibrator to it!”
“I can always go home.” After tearing open the package, he rolls the condom down his hard length. He strokes himself, his big hand wrapped around his large cock. My core pulses and throbs in anticipation.
Mesmerized, I lick my lips. “No.”
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 5 When the Villian is the Hero Stars ~
Ever wonder what happens to the villain of a story?? Do they ever get a HEA??
Well Royal Affair will answers those questions for you. I loved that this was a slightly different type story in that the Hero of the story was also the villain. Although I have to be honest…never thought of Brooks as the villain. I fell in love with him from the very beginning. I truly thought he was the perfect match for Charlotte.
There is something about this series by Marquita Valentine that I absolutely love!! These books are fun, entertaining, sexy and captivating. I have loved all the characters and storylines. I love that she creates a story that takes her readers to a different place and makes you feel a part of the story. I also love that there isn’t an over abundance of drama in these stories. It’s all about the characters and what they bring to the story that keeps you turning the pages. The length of each story is perfect. The flow and pace of this story worked well for these characters and their story.
Royal Affair is the second standalone novel in this series. It’s told in Dual POV. Even though this is a standalone I would recommend reading this series in order because the storyline kind of carries over into this story. Yes this story is a whole new storyline for Charlotte and Brooks, but there are characters that carry over and things you learn about Charlotte and her family in Book 1 that carry into this book. I don’t think anyone would be lost if this book is read first but this will spoil things for Book 1 if read first.
We met Charlotte and Brooks in Book 1 but we really get to know them in this book. This is their story :). Charlotte is a twin and the second in line to be queen after her twin Imogen. Charlotte is the wall flower of the two girls and has no ambition to ever be queen. She suffers from severe anxiety and doesn’t like the spot light. Brooks is a journalist who exposed Charlotte’s family history, so to say he isn’t liked by the Sinclairs is putting it mildly. He is drawn to Charlotte but also wants to get close to get her deepest secrets. He is all about getting a head of the competition and making a name for himself. Charlotte just wants to experience some freedom so she suggests an affair with a person she shouldn’t be with. What happens then is the journey these two take to becoming better people and getting everything they want.
Can Brooks really change who is for Charlotte?? What happens when information lands in his lap…can he overlook it for love?? Will these two get their HEA?? Read this fun, sexy and entertaining read to find out.
I would totally recommend this book/series to anyone who loves an enemies to lovers story with a Royal twist.
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About the Author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.
Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).
When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.