Title: Royally Screwed
Series: Bk #1 - Royally Series
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: October 18, 2016! 

Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals.
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, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Olivia Hammond have a lot in common. They were each dealt a really shitty deck and knew early on they weren't destined to marry a prince. Their unfortunate lot in life has cursed them to a fate peppered with moments of happiness before it's all snatched away. Once upon a time, they each came to find themselves immersed within the opulence behind the palace walls with a prince in their sights and a stoic old woman threatening to tear it all away. While the road to happily ever after isn't without its hardships, its thorns, its poison for any of these heroines, Olivia Hammond's fairy tale just might be the fairest of them all.

I have a secret obsession: the real life royal family. As an American, I've spent my whole life intrigued by a centuries old family holding court over the land. It's so foreign to me, this idea of lavish palaces housing generations of history, princesses birthing chubby heirs that'll someday be kings, the whole practice of coronations and opulent weddings, dukes and duchesses, crown jewels, marble tombs where dead ancestors are buried beneath wings of your house... it's all just so fascinating to me. Equally fascinating is the way Emma Chase crafts a book. Her storytelling, the voice she gives her characters, there's an effortless ease in which she writes and it captivates me every single time. I'm a moth to a flame. So, quite obviously, Emma Chase writing a royal romance around a sexy, sharp tongued Prince... well, I'm in heaven.

Royally Screwed is the anti fairy tale. A common girl meets a royal prince and an epic romance ensues. But time is running out. On order of the queen, Prince Nicholas of Wessco is bound to wed in a few short months and his bride must fit the royal criteria under the law, of which Olivia does not. It's both romantic and tragic, this idea of spending the only time they have together even knowing it won't last, knowing they're doomed to heartbreak. 

Royally Screwed is so different from anything Emma Chase has ever written before and I loved it just as much but in such different ways. Packed full of witty banter and perfectly timed humor, Royally Screwed is sweet and sexy and angsty, funny but unexpectedly heavy as well. I laughed, I cried, I felt things I so rarely feel in books. Theoretically, when you read a romance novel, I think it should read as if the author literally holds your heart in their hands. With each turn of the page, the author fills it, squeezes it, cracks it open, mends it, breaks it, soothes it, makes it soar. It's so rare, for me, to find an author who reaches inside and grips my heart with her words anymore. But Emma Chase did precisely that, stealing my heart and my breath with her delicious, swoony prince and his beautiful commoner. This story exemplifies why fairy tales exist; to give you hope and joy and to remind you what's possible and magical and extraordinary in an ordinary world. Royally Screwed is all of those things; magical, extraordinarily romantic, and wholly unforgettable. I can't wait to re-read.

Jessica's Rating:

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.”

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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