Review Blitz: Royally Matched by Emma Chase

SYNOPSIS

royally-matched-for-webSome men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode 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.

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REVIEW

I recieved an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first Emma Chase book and I enjoyed it a lot. Royally Matched was a quick, easy read with a satisfying HEA ending, believable characters, and a wildly entertaining story line.

I loved getting to read the story from both Henry and Sarah’s POV’s. It gave insight into both of their lives separately before bringing them together.

Henry’s life right then was all about learning how to be King. He is the heir to the throne and must learn how to act accordingly. It’s all new to him and he’s not sure it’s what he wants. He figures one last wild, month-long party is just what he needs as a send off into the royal life, so he agrees to be a part of Matched, a television show much like The Bachelor where he must choose his future wife after a month of dates and such.

Sarah is an incredibly shy librarian who is essentially forced onto the show so her sister Penny can participate. Hmm, I wonder how that’s going to work into the story. Of course she fell for the Crown Prince. That must was obvious from the synopsis. I didn’t find the romance aspect of the story very original, but I enjoyed the story all the same.

The side characters were pretty interesting, but we didn’t get to know much about them, so they might as well have been left out of the story completely, in my opinion.

The story’s focus was on the two main characters which was fine. I found myself smiling and laughing a lot as the two of them grew closer. Their love story was sweet, light, and most definitely steamy.

When it came close to the end and Henry decided he needed to do something before he became King (no spoilers), I truly thought the story was going to end differently, in more of a tragic way than a HEA. A part of me was a little dissapointed, but I was probably more relieved that everything ended okay. Maybe it was a missed opportunity, or maybe I’m just morbid. Who knows. If you’ve read the book you might know what I’m talking about. I don’t think I was the only one who thought it could have ended differently, but for non-spoiler reasons, I won’t share what I thought was going to happen in this review.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. It’s on my TBR for sure!

I gave Royally Matched 4/5 stars. You can add it on Goodreads here.

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THE SERIES

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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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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BOOK MADNESS 2017

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Welcome to Book Madness 2017, a fun series where BookTubers, Bookstagramers, and Book Bloggers pick their favourite fictional character and make a post about why they’re so awesome! Even more exciting, book lovers everywhere get to vote for their favourite of the characters in each round of the competition and have the chance to win wicked cool prizes along the way!

My Character: CHARLESTON SMITH

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I chose the main character from Anne Jolin’s Hell on Heels, an amazing indie novel about Charleston Smith, a successful, young businesswoman who despite her deep rooted issues, emerged strong and quickly became one of my favourite female characters ever. Charleston is genuine, courageous, and relatable.

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A little bit about Hell on Heels:

I use people. Not in a malicious way, but in the way an addict abuses their substance of choice. People are my vice—men specifically. I crave the emotional high they give me with a unique and reckless disregard for my own well-being—eagerly floating into an unsustainable euphoria, knowing full well that after every high comes an equal, if not more powerful, plummet into a devastating abyss. But like every junkie, I crawl willingly back into the arms of my demons.

Oh, the price we pay to feel loved. We’d all sell our souls to the devil himself for that. Perhaps I have already.

They say that acknowledging that you have a problem is one of the first steps to recovery. Well, in that case, my name is Charleston Smith and I have a fucking problem.

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I chose Charleston for many reasons. She wasn’t one of those main characters who had faux flaws or a perfect life. She was successful, but she worked for and earned every single bit of that success. Her downfalls were raw and honest and real. I loved that about her story.

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“But when the shadow of suffering climbs into my soul and each of its brutally sharp talons grips my heart, the wetness never fails to stain my pillow. I guess that’s the funny thing about pain. It has a consistency in the doling out of surprises that makes your knees buckle and your chest ache.”

When it came to the romantic relationships in her life, she didn’t want a serious relationship. After getting burned by a previous boyfriend, she was more interested in her work and personal life. She met a man through work and was casually seeing him when she ran into a former flame-the very one who hurt her and who now wanted her forgiveness. Throw in a high-handed, sexy as hell bodyguard, and you’ve got trouble.

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Charleston didn’t know what she wanted, so she had it all. She didn’t tie herself to any of the three men and that was okay. Because of her past, she refused to let the men in her life define her. She defined her. And that made her the strongest, most admirable female character I’ve read.

“Its a difficult thing being queen of the king, and even if you make it to the crown, bet your ass you’ll have to fight dirty day in and day out to stay there.”

VOTING LINK:

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VOTING GUIDELINES:

  • Round 1 of voting opens March 1 and closes March 15 at 11:59pm Central Standard Time
  • You can vote for up to 5 characters each round!

“Let me remind you, great men aren’t always easy to love, and even fewer have the capacity to love you back.”

Don’t forget to share with your book loving friends and cast your votes for round 1 before March 15th!

Book Trailer Reveal: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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# 1 New York Times and International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard

at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance.

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Cover Reveal: Killing Cross by Anne Jolin

Title: Killing Cross (Rock Falls #6)

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

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SYNOPSIS
Detective Colton Cross wasn’t supposed to be there,
but he was.
 
Avonly Ashworth wasn’t supposed to survive,
but she did.
 
The kidnapped aren’t supposed to love their captors,
but some do.
 
Sometimes love and duty aren’t enough and rescuing Ashworth might be the very thing that’s killing Cross.

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COVER INFORMATION

Designer: Wicked by Design

Model: Hollis Chambers

Photographer: Scott Hoover

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ROCK FALLS SERIES

Chasing Rhodes, Book 1: FREE!

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Choosing Henley, Book 2:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2eZCZgH

iTunes: http://apple.co/2jZf7fd

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2jtonVw

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Breaking Bennett, Book 3:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2etEAZx

iTunes: http://apple.co/2kpl7dF

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2jZaz8u

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Keeping King, Book 4:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ee9re9

iTunes: http://apple.co/2j1lzm0

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2jtIYsz

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Saving Steele, Book 5:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2efJI7y

iTunes: http://apple.co/2kofJvq

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2kpsstZ

B&N: http://bit.ly/2jts25H

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ANNE JOLIN

I was born and raised in Ladner, a small farm town just outside Vancouver, Canada.
I never expected to be an author. Writing was something that snuck up on me and rooted itself into my life. It was beautiful to discover that love, and I’m truly grateful to say I’ve found my passion.
If I could leave y’all with one thing, it’s that life’s far too short to not live it out loud. Drown in your passions, hold on tight to the things that inspire you, and chase your dreams relentlessly. I can promise you without a doubt that you won’t regret it. I know I don’t.

Mad love,

Anne Jolin

 

Cover Reveal: Rocked Up by Karina Halle & Scott Mackenzie

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TITLE: Rocked Up by Karina Halle & Scott Mackenzie

Cover Designer: By Hang Le

Release Date: April 12th, 2017

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SYNOPSIS

Rocked Up is a STANDALONE rockstar romantic comedy and the fun and sexy brainchild of New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle and her husband Scott Mackenzie.

I have been watching him since I was a child.

He didn’t notice me back then and it didn’t matter. Brad Snyder, guitarist and singer for one of the world’s greatest bands, was my entire life.

My father, the CEO of Ramsey Records, takes credit for all of Brad’s success, trying to control him in the same way he’s controlled me.

But I finally get an opportunity to prove myself.

To be wild.

To be free.

Today I’m auditioning to be the replacement bass player for Brad’s band. If I get the job, I’ll go on tour and work with Brad every day, in very close proximity.

There’s only one rule: he’s not allowed to touch the boss’s daughter.

Remember when I said that Brad never used to notice little ol’ me?

Well, Brad’s noticing me now.

In a way that’s going to get us both in trouble.

My name is Lael Ramsey and we all know how this will turn out.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Smut,The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

Cover Reveal: Body of the Crime by R. Scarlett

Title: Body Of The Crime (Blackest Gold, #2)

Author: R. Scarlett

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Release Date: January 30, 2017

Cover Design: Mae I Design

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SYNOPSIS
Never trust a demon.

Never trust your heart.

And never trust the woman who holds it.

In Body of the Crime, a beast craved a beauty and oh, how she ravaged him.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

15254222R. Scarlett lives in a small quaint town in Southern Ontario, Canada and has an unhealthy obsession with mythology and romance.

From studying English literature and minoring in History, she loves losing herself in a good book and snuggling up to her Brittany Spaniel.

When she’s not writing or plotting a delicious novel, she can be found hanging out with friends and family, going on long car rides, exploring small towns, or watching reruns of Sex and the City.

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Release Day Blitz: Jaded by Harper Sloan

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jadedhearts_frontcover_loresSYNOPSIS:

Signing with Brighthouse Records was supposed to be everything we ever wanted—our better life. Our chance at everything we never had but always wanted. All our dreams would finally come true and we were on top of the world. It was our chance at the happiness we never had in life.

Our every desire was at our fingertips and the power of that feeling was all consuming. But then it took every dream we thought would come true and it slapped us in the face with the cold hard reality.

Dreams were just that…something that floated on the cusp of untouchable,taunting you with every graze of your fingertips before slipping even further away.

Happiness…that feeling is a joke.

In the end it became painfully obvious that each of us would always have each other, but we would forever be alone.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

harper1Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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