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Posted May 8, 2014
Her Royal Masquerade is a fun escapist read. A great little romance that is perfect for an afternoon at the beach
One of the best parts of this book was the look-a-like cousins who sometimes exchange places. It reminded me
of the Patty Duke Show! It also reminded me a bit of Cinderella--the poor, hardworking family member who lives
in the shadows but is ultimately acknowledged by Prince Charming.
A delight for fans of traditional romance with a little spice.
Posted April 29, 2014
Her Royal Masquerade,Her Royal Romance 1Natasha Moore
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
So, I have a sneaky enjoyment sometimes of simple rags to riches love stories. This looked fun.
Vittorio, I felt he was out of line in his actions to Mia. Yes she did deceive him in not telling him who she really was but...surely it was the person he made love to that mattered, not the fact that he thought it was someone else? After all she wasn't to know what he was planning for her cousin, and he didn't tell her.
Then it all comes out, and poor Mia gets put in a terrible position. Its either admit to everyone what she and her cousin have done – and who knows what consequences that will result in, Vittorio's father could cause great problems if he wanted. Her only other choice is to be his mistress til her cousin gets in touch...and she's such a playgirl selfish person that could be ages. And it is, long enough for Vittorio to really feel strongly about Mia.
Mia, she was such a doormat at times. I couldn't understand why she'd agreed to swap places in the first instance, although her cousin was very used to being manipulative, but then when she went along with Vittorio's suggestions, knowing how she'd be viewed back home, I felt she needed to get a back bone and stand up for herself. Still, if she did where would that leave the book :-)
Overall it was an ok read, not bad, not great either though for me. I like my heroines to be a bit more self confident, to stand up for themselves not roll over and give in.
ARC supplied via Netgalley