Author: Jennifer Bonds
Series: Royally Engaged, #1
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ | Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Tropes: Royalty, Fake Relationship
Release Date: November 30th, 2020
Synopsis: Elena Murphy is doing just fine—if you don’t count her struggling art studio, her ex-boyfriend suing her, and accidentally tossing purple paint onto a man who just happened to be in the wrong place at the very worst time. And not just any man, but freaking royalty. The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor, to be exact, with the paparazzi catching the whole embarrassing incident on camera.
Could her life be any more of a dumpster fire?
Yes it could. Now she’s getting dragged online and her clients are disappearing faster than free drinks at happy hour. And just when she thinks things can’t possibly get worse…His Royal Hotness decides the best way to fix this mess is to make her the envy of New York—by pretending to date.
Because what’s worse than a prince treating her like his very own Cinderella, including dreamy nights at the theater and a nearly X-rated pottery date?
Reminding herself it’s all fake.
Review: I love a royal romance as much as the next person, especially when the royal is as charming as Liam Stanley. And in A Royal Disaster, Jennifer Bonds has created two such brilliant characters that you can’t help but love!
It all begins with Elena Murphy throwing a bucket of paint at a mural she did for an ex, only to have the whole thing upend and douse a handsome stranger. And later, she finds out that this stranger happens to be Prince William of Valeria, who is all kinds of sexy, looking to hide away from the paparazzi and impossible to resist. Elena, or Lena, is an awkward klutz of epic proportions and everything that happens to her is something I find so relatable. And Prince William, or Liam, is completely enamoured.
“Like she was the moon and the stars and the whole bloody universe.”
Elena owns an art studio in the East Village and the publicity that comes with covering the World’s Most Eligible Bachelor is not entirely good. Her art studio is getting bad press, people want nothing to do with the woman torturing the prince and she’s struggling. So obviously Liam steps in. He wants to help, he wants to make the bad press go away and only have the world focus on the good things about Elena. Cue a fake relationship, which comes with its own set of problems.
You see, as the prince, Liam is slated to marry another royal or at least someone chosen by his family. Not a commoner and definitely not an American. But for Liam, this is the only chance to truly live his life and he doesn’t expect to actually develop feelings for Lena. Neither does she really, but how can you deny yourself a Prince Charming when he’s sending you gorgeous dresses, staring at you like he wants to devour you and gets down and dirty with kids during an art session?
“It was as if her mere touch incinerated his carefully crafted self-control. Gone was the perfect royal and in his place was a man ravaged by desire.”
It’s very important to note that the chemistry between Lena and Liam is absolutely breathtaking. It’s a bit of a slow burn, but good god, it is beautiful. The above quote really does say it all, because when they’re together, it’s impossible for Liam to be Prince William, he becomes a man possessed and that is incredibly sexy.
A Royal Disaster is a hilarious, cute and charming romantic comedy that will have you giggling and smiling as you stare into your Kindle. I would recommend reading it without anyone else around you to save yourself the questioning glares. Lena and Liam have such great chemistry, which translates into hilarious banter. They also have the kind of chemistry that will set your panties on fire, so hold onto them!
There’s just so much more to these characters, I can feel it and I can’t wait to explore what all of that will hold when we get to dig into the next book! Jennifer Bonds has me hooked!
Thanks to Jennifer Bonds and Grey’s Promotions for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.