Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine: Review

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Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine: Review

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Series: Royals in Exile #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Royal Scandal
Also by this author: When We Fall, Prime Target, Love So Perfect, Hard Target, After We Fall, Hard to Fall, Royal Scandal
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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.

Royal Affair is light and fun! While it can be read as a stand alone, it would help you understand this family. The family is quirky and irreverent which adds a lot of levity to the story.

Charlotte is the ‘spare’ heir so she has always been kind of second fiddle to her twin and really, Charlotte is okay with that. But, she wants to break out of her ‘wallflower’ shell and decides to do so with a reporter who has been focused on finding dirt on her family. Brooks is the type of character you aren’t quite sure about. You are skeptical that his motives are pure and that he won’t take advantage Charlotte. Their relationship starts as a fling and Charlotte is well aware of Brooks’ job and reputation, so there is no hiding. I appreciated that. The tension from the story comes from the relationship, which is never my favorite type of plot conflict. First, there is the wonder if/when Brooks will sell Charlotte and her family out, then there is the bigger ‘will this turn into a real relationship’ tension that takes over as the book goes on. I think part of me wanted Brooks to make ‘the grand gesture’ or something. I enjoyed the story but the love left me feeling a little meh.

 

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Royally Matched by Emma Chase, His to Seduce by Stacey Lynn, Going Down Hard by Carly Phillips…then you will probably like Royal Affair!

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About Marquita Valentine

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 sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She's 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).

Recently, Marquita signed a multi-book deal with Penguin Random House that will debut in July of 2015.

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.

All promotional opportunities, review requests, and appearances/interviews, please contact Autumn Hull with Wordsmith Publicity at wordsmithpublicity@gmail.com

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