Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Book Review: Recklessly Royal

Recklessly Royal (Suddenly, #2)Author: Nichole Chase
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Avon
Series: Suddenly # 2

Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . . 

When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?

“It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized that it was because he saw me, the woman, not the princess. I never thought that would happen, and the feeling was intoxicating.”

“You know, I always thought I wanted a knight in shining armor.” I broke away from his kiss and looked up at him with a smile. “But I like my dashing rogue much better.” “Angel, shiny armor just means the knight never went to battle.” He kissed my temple. “And I fight dragons for you.”

“Thinking about my love life, or rather the lack of my love life, was depressing. The chances of finding someone who would love me for me were so slim, they practically didn’t exist. What Alex had found with Sam was a miracle. I’d be lucky if I found someone who didn’t make me want to puke when I saw them.”

Nichole Chase has a great thing going here; this series has been so delightful so far and I am excited to see what else it brings! This story picks up when the first book, Suddenly Royal, left off. While the new princess, Samantha “Sam” Rousseau, is off on a honeymoon with her new groom and Catherine’s brother, Alex, Catherine is back home doing something that she didn’t think she was ready to do: fall in love. Princess Catherine has always strived to be the ideal princess and has always vowed to never let anyone compromise that. This is until she meets her match: Dr. David Rhodes!

This is what I call a “feel good” book. I sat down and started this book one evening and didn’t sleep until I had finished reading. It is full of fun and entertainment, as was the first book in this series as well. I will say that I did enjoy Sam’s character, from the first book, better than Cathy’s. This is not to say that Cathy does not have an awesome story to share because she certainly does. This book has every bit of charm that the first one did; I just did not make the connection with Cathy the way I did with Sam.

If you are in the mood for a story about lavish royalty, then this is your next read! The world of Lilaria royalty is all that us non-royals could ever dream or imagine. And I must say that one of my favorite parts of reading these books is the chance to escape to a world that I know nothing about! Be sure to pick up these first two books and get caught up on your reading because the next book in the series comes out in August, and the cover looks to die for!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Avon in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard of this series, but I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.