Title: Royal Scandal
Author: Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Royal Scandal, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is now LIVE!!!
Fairy tales do come true—and so do tabloid scandals! New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine kicks off a juicy contemporary romance series with a novel about a prince whose best-laid plans go deliciously awry when he marries the maid next door.
Forced to flee to the United States with his siblings after their parents’ assassination, Crown Prince Colin Sinclair takes it upon himself to become the caretaker of his family while hiding out near Charlotte, North Carolina. But after a decade in hiding, the secret’s out and Parliament demands that Colin wed a princess of their choosing. Unwilling to play their game, Colin decides to marry an American instead, and he has the perfect candidate in mind.
As a home-service professional, Della Hughes doesn’t believe in storybook endings. But when her best friend and secret crush reveals that he’s a flesh-and-blood prince, she doesn’t know what to think. Still, she’ll do anything for Colin, including becoming his wife—in name only, of course. But when their plans to stay purely platonic go by the wayside, their fake honeymoon turns all too real. After a week of white-hot nights, Della can no longer deny her feelings—not with a happily ever after so tantalizingly close.
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* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley for the Blog Tour *
~ 4 Royal Stars ~
Royal Scandal is the first book in Marquita Valentine’s newest series…Royals in Exile. I really enjoyed this friends to lovers story with the Royal background.
I have been a fan of Marquita’s ever since I read her Take the Fall Series. Her writing style is what I like reading the most. She gives us interesting and lovable characters, but also intriguing storylines to keep you attention all the way through. I love that she does pack her stories with unnecessary drama. Her stories are always fun, sexy and very entertaining.
Royal Scandal is told in Dual POV and is a quick and fairly steamy read. I love that we got both POV’s in this story because then we got to see what both Colin and Della were thinking. It also gave us the angst factor to their story. This book was filled with secrets and lies. I liked that they slowly came to light for the reader because it just made me want to turn the pages that much faster to see where this story was going.
This story begins when Colin is nineteen and Della is seventeen. Colin has been exiled to the US because of some scandals that his parents have brought into the kingdom. Colin the the Royal Prince of the Isle of Man. Being young and in charge of his infant brothers, Colin is just trying to keep his family afloat. This is when Della pops into the picture. Colin did something that is going to risk Della’s home, so she confronts him. What happens after that is a beautiful friendship. Fast forward 10 years and Colin is now being called back to his country. What happens when Della finds out his a Prince?? Will she stick around once all of his secrets are revealed?? What will Colin do when Della’s secret comes out?? Read this fun story to get all those answers.
I enjoyed all the secondary characters and I can’t wait to read all of the siblings stories as well. I think Charolette’s story is going to be an interesting one 😉
So if you are a fan of the friends to lovers story with a Royal Trope, then this is a book you should give a try. I think you will really enjoy Marquita’s storytelling. I know I do!!!!
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.