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Friday, September 1, 2017

Review: Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Title: Royally Matched
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally #2
Format: Audiobook
Narrator: Andi Arndt, Shane East
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
Length: Novel (275 pages/8.9 hours)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Library
Buy: Audible, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.0-stars

Melissa's Review:

Royally Matched is book 2 in the Royally series. I enjoyed the first book and was interested in seeing how the brother would handle the curve ball thrown at him in the previous book. We switch POV's in this installment to Prince Henry who is learning how to shoulder the responsibility of being next in line to the throne.

Henry Pembrook the Prince of Wessco is struggling living in the limelight of being the Prince. After the events in book one, Henry is slated next in line to the throne after living his entire life not expecting it. It comes with a steep learning curve and trying to fulfill the expectations of his Grandmother, the Queen. After he messes up royally he's set off to an estate and that's where he's approached by a TV producer with the idea Matched: Royal Edition. It's pretty much what you expect, lots of upper crust young ladies vying for the Prince's affections and the one that wins has a chance of marrying Prince Henry.

Sarah Von Titebottum, a librarian, and her sister are two of the ladies in the show. Though Sarah quickly dismisses herself from the show only to be there to support her sister. Henry seems drawn to our shy librarian though and each passing day we see their relationship grow. I wasn't sure how I'd feel with having Henry be interested in her yet still playing the part of trying to find his possible bride while filming the show. It grew to annoy me a tad but overall I loved Sarah and Henry relationship and how they treated one another. This novel was a light and fast read for me that I really enjoyed.

Royally Matched had me crushing after a prince yet again. I don't really read all that many books with royalty in them but I seem to like it when Emma Chase works her magic on it. I enjoyed this installment a bit more than book one, I think mainly because of the leading lady. She was so shy and timid initially yet as we learned more about Sarah I grew to want her POV more and more. If you're a fan of Contemporary Romance with librarians or royalty you'll adore this book.

FYI: There is a follow up novella, Royally Raised, that takes place 20 years after Royally Matched for free currently on Amazon. I wouldn't read it without reading Royally Matched though since it looks to be a continuation.

20 comments:

  1. Sounds a little bit like The Selection but without the dystopian aspect, of course. Also, thanks for mentioning that Royally Raised is free. I just grabbed it!

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    1. Oooh thank ya, I'll have to check that out!!!

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  2. I'm not familiar with this series (although for some reason the author's name sounds familiar), and I have not read The Selection just yet. I've always been intrigued by Kiera Cass' series, so I think I would probably enjoy this one too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. A lot of bloggers have enjoyed her other series, I think it's called Legal Briefs :)

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  3. oh I loved the heroine in this book too!! I do love royal romances, and Emma Chase does it so wonderfully.

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    1. Yay!! This one just worked so well for me

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  4. I haven't read this one but it sounds like it would be good.

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  5. I really need to try this author

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    1. Oh yes, I think you'd enjoy her books Melliane!

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  6. I have one of these...must read it!

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  7. Glad you enjoyed this one. I couldn't really get into the first book but maybe I'd like Henry's story better.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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    1. I did enjoy book 1, but this one was WAY better in my opinion. I really liked the leading lady :)

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  8. I saw a movie with this exact plot. Well, not with a royal suitor (the guy in question was a movie star).

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  9. I like these kind of stories. I will need to look into this one.

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