Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase
Series: Suddenly Royal #3
Published by Avon Books on August 26, 2014
Genres: Royalty, Romance
Pages: 384 : Paperback
Source: Purchased on Amazon
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Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell’s brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man’s granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn’t want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.
Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She’s not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max’s compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith’s got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.
I’m so sad that this is the last one of the series! Once again we are thrown into the lives of the D’Lynsal family and we finally get to meet the mysterious mild child, Max. He’s quiet, not quite brooding, but very private, which made me want to get to know him even more.
Meredith, our female protagonist, is also sort of private, to a certain extent, so getting to read from her point of view as well was also enthralling. Nichole Chase managed to give each character a very distinct voice and had me gobbling this novel up fairly quickly just so I could see what they were going to say and do next.
I think the entire trilogy had a nice overall story arc, as well as taking the time to spend on the personal lives of the different family members and their significant others. Though I wish the series could have gone on longer, it did end in a good place. These novels are perfect for anyone who loves reading about romance, royalty, and a very Nora Roberts’ esque story tie-in (where they all seem to link up in the series, but can also be read alone).
I can’t wait to see what Nichole Chase will put out next!
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