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Review and Excerpt Tour: Royally Screwed: Emma Chase


Royally Screwed (Royally #1)
Emma Chase
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Expected October 18, 2016

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. 

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.

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



Randy royal HRH Prince Nicholas of Wessco has just been given an ultimatum by the Queen--Pick a suitable bride off a pre-approved list in five months and do his duty to family and country. What this inspires Nick to do it to try to fit in as much fun and adventure as he can in the the time he has left.

A random visit to a broken down coffee house in New York brings him into the presence of Olivia Hammond. She is outspoken, fiery, independent, hardworking, and just plain tired. She is doing all she can to save her family's failing business. She does not even know who he is at first. But his subsequent visits have them both flirting and riling each other up. He's used to getting what he wants. She is resistant and challenges him. But his attention makes her feel special.

So it becomes a passionate fling of the royal and the common American with a deadline and they are exposed to public scrutiny and  impossible standards. They are two opposites with some similarities and some seriously hot chemistry. But can that translate into a fairy tale romance? Not if the Queen or the rules of his country are considered...

I really liked these two together. They have such a great rapport, understanding, and chemistry. They allow each other to feel free, cared for, and appreciated. They are one hot couple flirting with serious emotions in a situation that seems doomed to end in heartbreak.

From New York to Wessco this is a romantic royal adventure and a story of true love that doesn't have a chance of running smooth due to outside issues and some personal issues and mistakes.

I adored Nicholas and Olivia. They are sexy and sweet together. This swoon-worthy Prince is wickedly charming, witty, cocky, and dirty-talking. She's sassy, strong, outspoken, and caring.  I enjoyed their witty banter and humor. I felt for them as they struggled under challenging circumstances, but was rooting for them the whole way. Can these two really find a way to their Happily-Ever-After or will the duty of King and country win?

I am already attached to the royal playboy, party boy Prince Henry who has his own issues that just keep building. The other side characters of Simon, Franny, Ellie, Marty, and the Queen brought in humor and/or drama. The two settings of New York and Wessco came alive as a backdrop. 

This is a great start to a new series that is humorous, flirty, steamy, romantic, and a lot of fun, with just enough angst and emotion.  I love stories about royal families and this one sucked me right in due to Emma Chase's engaging writing style, interesting plotline, and well developed characters.  I am looking forward to Henry's book, Royally Matched, and I am already interested in his heroine.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Funny, sweet, and swoony, Royally Screwed creates a world in which a playboy royal and an overworked coffee-shop manager find a fling neither expected nor sought out.

Nicholas Pembrook, crowned prince of Wessco, must wed at the end of the summer at the decree of his grandmother, the queen. A trip to New York in his grandmother’s stead finds him stopped at a run down coffee shop, flirting with the harried server who has no idea who he is. When she resists his charms, he finds himself both intrigued and frustrated by her reluctance.

Olivia Hammond doesn’t know who the handsome, cocky man is who walked into her family’s coffee shop during the middle of a snowstorm, but while initially resistant to his flirting, she quickly finds herself attracted to the man behind the title.

But the demand that Nicholas marry looms at the end of the summer, and what should have been a summer fling quickly turns into something more. Nicholas must decide what is important: his family legacy or the unexpected love he found.

Nicholas’s life is so different from what Olivia knows that watching her maneuver the Wessco society functions, having a staff surrounding them, and everything that comes with royalty in Wessco was fun to watch.

I also enjoyed Nicholas’s changes throughout the book. Going from royal playboy to a serious relationship is a huge shift, and he had a lot to learn about having a girlfriend. Even more than just having a girlfriend, he had to learn how to have a girlfriend as a crown prince.

As their emotions deepened I couldn’t help but wonder what would happen when the Queen stood by her initial demand that Nicholas marry at the end of summer, and the plot and characters certainly didn’t disappoint.

This was a fun fairytale romance. I found myself drawn into the world of Wessco. The side characters and situations make this fictional country come to life in a way that kept me entertained and curious about what would go on after the pages of Royally Screwed. Something tells me there is more drama in store for this family, and Henry is up next in Royally Matched.

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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.”
 
Royally Matched FOR WEBRoyally Matched (Royally #2)
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Expected January 10, 2017

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when 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.

Royally Endowed (Royally #3)
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Expected April 17, 2017
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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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