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Monday, July 15, 2013

Book Review: Suddenly Royal

Suddenly Royal (Suddenly, #1)
Published April 19th 2013 by Nichole Chase
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 452 pages

Goodreads Synopsis:
Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.

Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.

While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

This story touched my heart and had me going through a roller coaster of emotions. There's nothing I love more than a book that has me cheesing like a schoolgirl that found out her crush likes her or literally laughing out loud. I think I may have even giggled (gasp)! Worse of all I cried like a baby (it takes a lot for me to cry to I applaud you Nichole)!

This book is about Samantha Rousseau, a wildlife biologist whose world is turned upside-down when the Duchess Rose and Prince Alex of Lilaria go in search of her. With her mother dead and step-father fighting cancer, she is barely keeping this together. The Duchess and Prince tell her that she is royalty and want her to go to Lilaria to claim her rank and property but how can she just pick up and leave everything behind including her sick dad.

Now lets get to Prince Yummy. With dark blonde hair, shocking bright blue eye, dimples and build; he had the complete yum factor. What girl hasn't dreaming of meeting a beautiful prince?! All he goes is give these smiles that can make a girl want to faint (in his arms) and find every reason to touch Sam. He tries his hardest to convince Sam to come back to Lilaria and be the Duchess that she was born to be but also be his.

When she finally makes a decision she is terrified. She is scared of what could happen if she fell in love with Alex or leaving her dad. All she wants is for him to come so he can get the best medical care possible but he has his own plans. While starting her new life and trying to adapt to the camera and reporters and everyone wanting to meet her she tries to fight against Alex. Alex refuses to give up though.

Sam's dad was the hardest part for me. With my own dad fighting cancer, I see so much of them alike and it was like feeling those emotions she felt times 5. I just pray I have someone like Alex by my side when I go through what she went through.

Sam created amazing relationships. Even though she was stubborn and was always ready to give a good tongue lashing, she loved fiercely. I loved the Alex and Sam together. Alex promised that he wouldn't throw her to the wolves and he didn't. He was amazing and didn't let anything stand in the way of what/who he wanted.

This is definitely a book that every girl should read. You will love it and fall in love with Alex just like I did. 

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