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Royal Pain

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

This book is an awesome combination of laugh-out-loud and endear

This book is an awesome combination of laugh-out-loud and endearing moments. I loved every moment with all of the characters...

Bronte Talbott is a New Yorker at heart - stubborn, independent, hard-working women with a hilarious trash-talking mouth - she's living a go...
This book is an awesome combination of laugh-out-loud and endearing moments. I loved every moment with all of the characters...

Bronte Talbott is a New Yorker at heart - stubborn, independent, hard-working women with a hilarious trash-talking mouth - she's living a good, happy and successful life in New York. Until she's swept off her feet by a country boy and begins a long distance relationship. Thinking that things are moving along and that this is IT, she makes the decision to move to Chicago to be closer to him. What?! It's not like she's moving in with him and expecting more... she couldn't have been more wrong! Now stranded in Chicago all alone she fills her nights and weekends with books. Yes her job is doing well and everything else seems to be good. But her heart feels like its beyond repair and so she decides that what she's needs is a 'rebound guy' to get her over the heartache. In the meantime, she looks forward to her weekly trek to the local bookstore every Saturday morning in hopes of drowning her sorrows in a chic lit.
And then she sees him.
Max Hayworth is every girls dream - he's charming, smart and British! Oh my, his accent alone had her in a puddle. Max is only in town for the next weeks - perfect! She found her 'rebound-er'... or did she?
After learning the truth about Max the book turns into an even more delightful page-turner!
How will the royals react to Bronte? Will she fit in? Can she handle being with a duke? And more importantly will she be able to not only love him, but let him give her the love and attention that she deserves too...

It was interesting and nice to see Bronte let her guard down and be vulnerable. Every tough girl has a romantic side where she wishes to be a princess. And in between all the sarcasm and tough-girl antics, Bronte is very sweet, loving and even though she knows she doesn't need a man, she wants one - could that possibly be Max? Can she be what he needs her to be plus meet all of her own expectations?

I adore this book and will definitely be re-reading it again!
I highly recommend adding A Royal Pain to your shelf :)

posted by TheBumbleGirl1 on November 9, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Can I give negative stars?

This book irritated me so much I deliberately stopped reading it when the heroine completely failed the hero emotionally (for about the 3rd time) and he left. I decided she didn't deserve him coming back, so I stopped reading when she was miserable without him, just so ...
This book irritated me so much I deliberately stopped reading it when the heroine completely failed the hero emotionally (for about the 3rd time) and he left. I decided she didn't deserve him coming back, so I stopped reading when she was miserable without him, just so in my mind she would stay that way. He was by no means perfect, but he was far, far better than she deserved.
The heroine, Bronte (like the uptight Lit professor she loathes her father for being would allow his only child to be named after some of the most histrionic authoresses ever produced by Britain? I don't think so.) is selfish, immature,and completely self absorbed. Yes, bad thinks have happened to her, but you know, pull up your big girl panties and go on. (Or in her case, your ridiculously expensive couture lingerie, along with some shoes involving kitten heels, bought at a fabulous sale somewhere.)
She fails Max when his father is DYING! Because OMG, she is just too angsty to be supportive or helpful or see anything beyond her own teeny tiny little world view to realize that, you know, she actually isn't the only person on the planet,and, go figure, other people have problems too.
There aren't a whole lot of books that so aggravate me, or are so unworthy of my attention that I don't bother to finish them, and I read a LOT of books, but this book joined that very small number. If only, like I said, so that Bronte would be left to the, Max-less, state I preferred for her. It's possible that he wised up in the end and dumped her whiny little butt, but I'm not willing to take the risk.

posted by sallyff on March 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    The real "Royal Pain" surprised me

    I was disappointed to find the "royal pain" in this book was the main character, Bronte. Her strange over-reactions made it hard to find her likeable. I did like the character of Max, but could not figure out why he had the patience for Bronte's drama...aside from a strong physical attraction (which I thought the author dwelt on too much). All in all this book was not what I expected.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Too much preview

    I really thought there would be more to the royal story. It feels like it was cut short although it is not a short novel. I thought we would get more drama with max's mom and more of the american "duchess" transition. But as soon as she decides for sure to go for it, his mom gives in immediately, and the story in over. Not worth $10. Maybe $3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Good read, kinda repetitive/slow at time

    Overall the book was good. Sometimes it got a little repetitive to me. I didn't like Bronte at times: she was kind of self-centered & seemed like a spoiled brat in spots, always wanting her way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Fun read

    This is a great read for light summer entertainment. Enjoyed it.

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    Posted January 6, 2013

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    Posted July 21, 2013

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