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.
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Royals in Exile #2
Random House Loveswept
Review copy provided by publisher
Marquita Valentine became an auto-buy author for me from the very first book I read. I adored the first book in the Royals in Exile series and was so excited to see that we would get Charlotte's story in Royal Affair.
Charlotte became one of my favorite characters very quickly in this series. She is considered the "spare" twin since her sister Imogen is the crown princess. She is somewhat of a wallflower and that only endeared Charlotte to me even more. However, she steps outside her comfort zone thanks to Brooks Walker. Brooks owns Walker Media and is the man behind the world finding out about the Sinclairs being in hiding. I loved that both Brooks and Charlotte couldn't seem to stay away from each other even with both knew Charlotte's family would hate them being together for more than a fling.
Brooks and Charlotte connected on so many levels. They had amazing chemistry, and I loved they shared everything about their pasts with one another. I thing part of the reason I loved Brooks and Charlotte as a couple is because they each accepted the other exactly as they appeared. I loved that Brooks and Charlotte really couldn't stay away from each other. Yes their love scenes were both hot at times and sweet at others, but they really loved spending time together.
Charlotte knew all along that Brooks wanted dirt on her family, yet couldn't seem to stay away from him. I have to say that Brooks surprised me a bit by not sharing everything he learned about the Sinclairs as soon as he was given information. I think Brooks had been perceived as a bit of a villain for so long, it was nice to see his hero side come out. I really felt like we saw the real Brooks when he was with Charlotte and his family. I actually found myself falling in love with Brooks right along with Charlotte.
I really only had a couple of issues with the book. One was the fact that Charlotte's family acted like she couldn't think for herself. She is a strong and intelligent woman and they treated her like she couldn't handle life. I also had issues with how Imogen acted a few times. Yes I felt like she made up for it in the end, but I really hated how she interfered with Brooks and Charlotte's relationship at one point.
Royal Affair is another winner in the Royals in Exile series. The romance between Brooks and Charlotte is strong and I loved watching them fall for one another. The Royals in Exile series is one of my favorite series from Marquita Valentine. I personally think readers need to read the series in order to understand the dynamics of the family and their history. I'm super excited we will get Theo's book next and can't wait to read his story.
Rating: 5 Stars (A)
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