Book Review: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

ROYALLY YOURS
by Emma Chase
Series: Royally #4
Genres: Romance
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: October 30th 2018
Source: eARC received through Inkslinger pr in exchange of an honest review
Rating: ★★★★★

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen — the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man — particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer — climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants — until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad — or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace — mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

This is my favorite book of this series, hands down. Also, I realised right away that I failed to actually read the blurb for this book when I requested it, because for some reason I thought it was a book about the new generation, but then… no! It’s about Lenora, duh! Nicholas and Henry’s stories were great, but their grandma takes the cake 😀 .

Lenora was an amazing character, so strong and unique, and I loved everything about her. She was stern, but she was also innovative and open to new ideas, she was open to happiness too, but she was always very herself. I love her!
Edward was also so different. He was willing to always follow his Queen, but he challenged her in the best possible ways, and they were better when they were together. They complemented each other so so well.
The romance was quiet, but so strong. ❤
I loved everything about this book, and it made me cry a lot because it is so sad at times, and also because you know what’s gonna happen in the future, and not everything is good. But this one allows us to see a different side of the Queen, and she was even better than I expected, and I already loved her from the previous books. So, if you’ve been following this series, and even if you haven’t, pick Royally Yours now, and get ready to fall in love with it.

About the Author:

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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Royally Endowed (Emma Chase)

Logan St. James is a smoldering, sexy beast. Sure, he can be a little broody at times — but Ellie Hammond’s willing to overlook that. Because, have you seen him??

Sexy. As. Hell.

And Ellie’s perky enough for both of them.

For years, she’s had a crush on the intense, gorgeous royal security guard — but she doesn’t think he ever saw her, not really.

To Logan, Ellie was just part of the job — a relative of the royal family he’d sworn to protect. Now, at 22 years old and fresh out of college, she’s determined to put aside her X-rated dreams of pat-downs and pillow talk, and find a real life happily ever after.

The Queen of Wessco encourages Ellie to follow in her sister’s footsteps and settle down with a prince of her own. Or a duke, a marquis…a viscount would also do nicely.

But in the pursuit of a fairy tale ending, Ellie learns that the sweetest crushes can be the hardest to let go.

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Logan St. James grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, in a family on the wrong side of the law. But these days, he covers his tattoos and scars with a respectable suit. He’s handsome, loyal, brave, skilled with his hands and…other body parts.

Any woman would be proud to call him hers.

But there’s only one woman he wants.

For years he’s watched over her, protected her, held her hair back when she was sick, taught her how to throw a punch, and spot a liar.

He dreams of her. Would lay down his life for her.

But beautiful Ellie Hammond’s off-limits.

Everybody knows the bodyguard rules: Never lose focus, never let them out of your sight, and never, ever fall in love.


Once again, this book blew me away. I LOVE this series, and I swear to god, that Shane East, who narrated all the males in this series, can melt panties just with that awesome accent… *sigh*

I’m not even going to go into the writing, because this is the third book in the series, and it’s pretty clear that I love the writing on it, right?

I really liked Ellie and Logan already, but I was super curious to see how Emma Chase would deal with the age difference when they met, and evolve it to a full romance. I’m happy that this was a slow slow slow burn romance… as in, it took years for ANYTHING to develop. And given that when they meet Ellie is 17 and Logan is 22, this was really the only way to go 😉 , though I admit that I was shipping them by that point. But they get to know each other, and they helped each other, Ellie is a free spirit and Logan is so bound to duty and honor and to be part of something larger than himself. I loved their connecting, how they’re always there for each other, how Logan protects Ellie at all costs, even from his own feelings.

But when it finally happens, it’s glorious and amazing, and the connection that was there along turns into something exponential MORE, and it was epic.

The book takes place throughout 5 years, so the inclusion of Nicholas and Olivia and Henry and Sarah was a given, but I was so happy with the large amount of page time they got, especially with their families growing and special moments taking place.

The drama is big, but I felt it was a bit predictable, given the way the book starts, still, it didn’t take away from the main event, and didn’t deter from the story one bit.

I was truly only missing more interactions between some favorite characters. I wanted a heart to heart between Olivia and Logan. I wanted more time between Logan and Tommy, because these guys are BFFs, but because the books spans so much time, we hardly ever truly see them together. I wanted more family time with all of them.

But as you can see by my rating, this didn’t take away from my enjoyment of this book. If you have any doubts left, I LOVED IT! I think this one was my favorite one of the series.

Now I need a book about Tommy and this Abby woman. And then I think Princess Jane would have a good match in sweet Finn a few years down the road… Yeah, I can see it… she’s a brat, and he’ll be super down to earth and he’ll be such a sweet heart and pure soul, that I think they would balance each other out. Who’s with me on that one?


Royally Screwed | Royally Matched

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book That Was Worth the Hype

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Hype is not always a bad thing. Choose a book that was worth the hype”. I’m going with Royally Screwed by Emma Chase, because I just finished the third book in this series, and I absolutely love this series, and I want everyone to read it.


Original & Favorite COver:

I love the original cover for this book. I think it represents the book well, and I love the font and choice of colors.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

The Only different cover is the Italian one, and yep, I don’t like it at all.

Royally Matched (Emma Chase)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | Hyped Book

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherload of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.

He’s not handling it well.

Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday — and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:

Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.

A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.

While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner — with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint — who catches his eye.

The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.

But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight. 

As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all — Love.


I had been dying to listen to this book since it came out, and I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed. I liked it. Even if I thought it wasn’t quite as awesome was the first…

Once again, the writing was brilliant. It was funny and light, and I loved Henry and and Sarah’s voices. Because I listened to the audio book, I have to say that I had a few issues with the girl narrating Sarah, Andi Arndt, mostly because I felt she didn’t quite pull the accent off, but it was still highly entertaining to hear. Shane East, the guy voicing Henry though, was absolutely fantastic.

I had loved Henry on book 1 already, but I loved him even more on this one. He was such a great person, and I loved how much he grew during this book. Same thing for Sarah, I loved that girl, and she goes through an amazing growth here. I liked the evolution of their relationship a lot, that it started slow, and it started with a big friendship at first, and only then did it go to something more.

But I did have some slight issues with the plot, especially because I felt like there should have been more trust. They had been through so much, that I found it silly that Sarah couldn’t find it in her to even give Henry the benefit of the doubt at some points.

Overall, highly entertaining book, with a great and hilarious storyline and amazing characters. I loved it. I can’t wait for book 3!

Royally Screwed (Emma Chase)

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Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, a.k.a. “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 and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King…or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.


Guys!!! Guys!!! THIS FREAKING BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!

Let me take a few things out of the way, ok?! Yeah, this book is a huge cliché! The glorious Prince falling in love with a commoner, yep, cliché. Did it make this book any less amazing? Nope, it didn’t. This book made me feel good! And I loved the narration, and that made it very worthy of the 5 stars I’ve given it.

The writing was amazing, the dual POV worked liked a wonder, possible because the MCs were as different as they could be, with Olivia being from NY and a commoner and Nicholas belonging to Royalty and having that amazingly sexy accent… Seriously people, the audiobook was amazing and that accent… *sigh*

I loved Nicholas and Olivia right from the start, and yes, Nicholas has some asshole-ish moments, but not many, and the way he treats and cares for Olivia is evident in everything he does. Olivia is just the best! She’s strong and determined and is willing to do anything for the people she loves.

Apart from absolutely loving the two main characters, I loved all the side characters too. Henry, Nicholas’ brother, is a hoot and I can’t wait for his book. And Olivia’s sister? She’s hilarious. The thing was, they felt like real people, like they weren’t just there for the sake of it. I wanted to know more about all of them, and I can’t wait to do just that, read about Henry, and find out if book 3 features Logan or Tommy, because I’m fine with either one.

The romance was so damn sweet! ❤ ❤ ❤ I just loved these two together and how they respected each other and talked and… it was just very well done, because even with Nicholas being filthy rich and in a position of much more power than Olivia, I always felt that they were totally equal, and I think that’s a hard thing to achieve in this kind of romance.

Either way, I loved it. I loved everything about it. It was exactly the romance I needed. So go read it too! Or listen to it, because that boy narrating has the sexiest voice ever… maybe? 😛