By Emma Chase
Release Date: Feb 21, 2017
Some 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.
We often think that the grass is greener on the other side and that having money and influence means that we have an easy life. As we see the second brother from the Pembrook family try to adjust to having the crown on his head after his brother Nicholas forfeited the crown (spoiler alert if you didn’t read the first book yet which I mean who does that). It’s a heavy crown and it gets heavier as he continues to let his grandmother, the queen, down.
So what does one do to solve that problem?
Go on a reality show to ‘try and find a queen’.
Like I’m sure we all know ‘reality’ shows aren’t really ‘reality’. Henry plays along with what the producer wants until he finds a complication. In the name of Sarah Titebottum. She is cry, conservative, clever, and innocent. What could be more appealing to the bad boy prince right? He doesn’t know how or why, but she works her way into his life and makes him actually start believing that maybe he can actually be king.
On the surface, Sarah just looks like a shy, book nerd who believes in fairy tales from the books and is a little naïve when it comes to reality. Until we find out the kind of reality that she grew up with. Once that comes out, you fully understand Sarah’s character and like Henry you just want her to be happy. We all have our demons that we need to fight, but Sarah’s run deep and with the help of Henry, she is able to finally face those demons and become a strong woman.
Henry is deep in his brother’s shadow and we get to see just hard long that shadow is. With the help of his brother Nicholas and Sarah he is able to step out of that shadow and become the man that he was always meant to be. I loved watching the slow transformation as he realizes what his worth is and that while he may make mistakes, it doesn’t define who he is.
From Emma Chase’s other books, you know that she knows how to write an entertaining love story. This story dabbles more into the ugliness of the world and I love that we get to see that mix of light and dark. Emma Chase’s books are some of my favorite reads because they are refreshing look at romance and are funny and relatable. That is hard to do with a love story.
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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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