Title: Royal Affair
Author: Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: April 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
5 Romantic Crowns
I feel like I just read a fairy-tale, albeit dirtier than normal! Every single sweet and steamy moment between Charlotte and Brooks swept me up in their romance, and by the end of this book I was completely suffused with happiness.
Charlotte and Brooks are magical together. She is the shy and often introverted princess who is looking for freedom, and she is brave and asks for it in the form of Brooks. Brooks, who readers have met in the previous book, is CEO of Walker Media and is solely responsible for exposing her family in the news. Even though these two couldn’t be more wrong for each other on paper, they are completely perfect for each other in every way. She brings him back to his roots and gets him to focus more on what matters: families, morals, and his initial desire to work in the media. He gets her to venture outside of the tower in which she has imprisoned herself. Their relationship is one that requires sacrifice, but both are willing to do it for each other and their love. And, really, what can be more romantic than than two people willing to give up things that matter to them for love. It is the essence of any fairy-tale.
I loved this story from the very first chapter. Charlotte’s sweetness pulled me in, and Brooks’s demeanor is everything I love in an alpha hero. He pushes her when appropriate and demands in the bedroom, but he allows Charlotte to be who she is. Watching their affair develop into more that lust was the sweetest and steamiest romance and I can remember in some time. The ending is completely rewarding, and in true Sinclair fashion, this family rallies, and readers the affirmation that real love can survive anything.
Royals in Exile novels are quickly becoming one of my favorite royal romances. Partly because I love the Sinclair family and partly because these stories are the essence of sweet romance with a dash of dirty, and I cannot wait for more of from this monarchy.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.
Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?
As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.
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“I see.” He kisses me again, tenderly. Sweetly. It’s so confusing that I turn my face away from his.
“What do you see?”
“That you’ve been neglected more than I thought.”
“I don’t want your pity.”
He nuzzles the side of my neck, his mouth going lower and lower. “The last thing I feel for you is pity. Show me how you feel, Princess. Take my cock and put it where you want it the most—your hands, your pussy, your mouth … your ass.”
“You are so naughty,” I gasp, and he laughs.
“I came prepared for that, too,” he says in a low voice. “Up to you, though. Everything we do tonight is up to you.”
“Then I want to do this.” Guiding the head of his cock into me, I pause and say, “You’re very big.”
“All the better to fuck you with,” he says, but for some reason, he pulls out. “A real cock is a million times better than a magic wand.” He winks at me, and I want to sink into the mattress. Leaning over, he grabs something above my head before looking at me again. “What?”
I scowl harder at him, even though I’m very pleased he remembered protection when I didn’t.
Gosh, Charlotte, could you be any more idiotic?
“Don’t quote fairy tales to me.”
He drops his head beside my ear and whispers, “You love fairy tales, sweetheart.”
“But you did some creative talking and added a vibrator to it!”
“I can always go home.” After tearing open the package, he rolls the condom down his hard length. He strokes himself, his big hand wrapped around his large cock. My core pulses and throbs in anticipation.
Mesmerized, I lick my lips. “No.”
About the Author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.
Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).
When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.
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