Hello my dear princesses and princes! Today I have a special treat for you all, a review for Nichole Chase's new novel Recklessly Royal. I read Suddenly Royal a few months back and fell in love. Whether it was Disney, fairy tales or Sailor Moon, I've always adored the idea of princesses. While seeing Sam ascend to Royalty in the first book was fun. I was very interested in seeing Cathy's (Catherine) view from growing up a princess.
The only two things I was a little bit disappointed in were the wedding and the resolution of the story's main conflict. Don't get me wrong! I was happy to see Sam and Alex getting married at the beginning of the book. But after reading Suddenly Royal, I wish there had been a little novella or something that captured the day from their points of view. I want to know what Alex was thinking as Sam walked down the aisle. I wanted to know how Sam dealt with the media circus around the royal wedding. I just needed a little more from my sweet lovebirds.
I liked the resolution of the main conflict because the person who was being bad really deserved to get chewed out. But it also felt just a little bit too clean. I'm used to romance novels having break-ups, relationship drama, and shadow characters coming out at the very end. Recklessly Royal was surprisingly drama free. I still enjoyed it. Yet I kept waiting for that other shoe to drop which caused more anxiety for me than intrigue.
Cathy was a good character. She was sweet, flirty, and well, just a little bit reckless. Princess Catherine is probably the best and truest example of modern royalty I've ever read, not that I've had any experience hanging out in Buckingham Palace. Still, she was smart, committed and always tried to treat others with respect. I have no tolerance for divas. Cathy easily taking up a position of authority and handling everything made me happy. Powerful women for the win!
David. Hmmm. I enjoyed his and Cathy's romance immensely, especially with the drama-free-ness. He was a perfectly awesome guy. He was sweet, caring, hot, and could kiss Cathy's socks off. My only issue was David being just a smidge too perfect. He did nothing wrong. And even when he did do something Cathy wasn't fond of, it was for a good reason. I like characters who are real and mess up occasionally. While David was fun and enjoyable, I wanted him to have just a bit more of a flaw, one that would make him human.
I am practically bursting at the seams with excitement for Reluctantly Royal, Max's book. The little bit we seem of him in Recklessly Royal has me all kinds of curious!
Anyone who is fans of romance, especially Avon romance, will have fun reading the Royal series. The dialogue is witty, the palace is glamorous and the kisses could melt your heart. Pick up a copy of Suddenly Royal or Recklessly Royal today!
About the Author
Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule. For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs. Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic toddler, super hero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.
A special thank you to InkSlinger PR for allowing me to participate in this tour!
*InkSlinger PR provided me a review copy of Recklessly Royal in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book.*