Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase

suddenly roaylTitle: Suddenly Royal

Series: Suddenly bk 1

Author: Nichole Chase

Genre: Contemporary

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.

Thoughts: When I received this book it sat on my kitchen table for at least just looking at me. I wasn’t completely sold on the cover, which is probably why it took me so long to actually pick up the book and read it. Add in the fact I really don’t like first person pov, but I’m getting used to it.

This book really took me by surprise. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did, which is always a good thing. Both Samantha and Alex are likable characters whose main conflict is that because of who they are they have to be very careful in their actions, especially once they reach Lilaria.

I could totally appreciate Samantha’s feelings about everything that was going on with her. In just a few minutes her entire world is turned on it’s side and she has a new reality that she must embrace and forge her own path in. At the same as falling in love with a prince.

If I had one complaint, and it’s the same one I have every time I read a first person pov book, I would have loved to seen Alex’s pov through out this, especially as he has some demon’s of his own. It wasn’t a big enough deal however that it bothered me at all until I’d finished the book.

Did I mention I read it one sitting? It was that good that once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down, and then as soon as I did I went looking for the next book in the serious.

Nichole Chase is a new to me author and with this book she’s earned a spot on my auto-buy list.

Grade A

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