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Royally Screwed
     

Royally Screwed

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by Emma Chase
 

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Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his

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Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be. There's a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they've traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven't chopped anyone's head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.

Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157106454
Publisher:
Emma Chase LLC
Publication date:
10/18/2016
Series:
The Royally Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
301
Sales rank:
1,780
File size:
852 KB

Meet the Author

Emma Chase lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two misbehaving (but really cute) dogs. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Royally Screwed 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
bookbruin 4 months ago
What a fun and sexy modern fairy tale come true! I really enjoyed this story about Prince Nicholas Pembrook of Wessco and New York waitress, Olivia Hammond. It's playful, yet emotional, and had me hooked from the start! Nicholas and Olivia both feel bound by family obligations and responsibilities and are going through the motions of their lives. A chance encounter sets both their worlds spinning and on a journey that neither of them expected. Their start is rocky (and hilarious), but as they let the other in, they find in each other, that missing piece from their lives. A comfort and happiness that neither has ever known. When the drama of expectation and obligation rears it's ugly head, readers are thrown into an emotional upheaval just like Nicholas and Olivia. The story is told from both of their points of views and it helped so much to heighten the pains and joys of our hero and heroine. Yes, the plot/outcome was fairly predictable, but the angst and drama along the way made this an emotional read at times. I enjoyed it so much that I listened to the audiobook as well and let me tell you, Shane East was incredible. He really brought Nicholas to life and had me shedding tears in some of the heavier scenes. Definitely recommend the audiobook for this delicious read! The epilogue was perfect and I am excited to continue on with this series. Bring on Henry! ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
read a sample first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Emma Chase, but this was just okay for me. Kinda cheesy. Not that funny and the characters kinda got on my nerves. Not reading the follow up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
... before the others are released. What a great story, with lovable characters and a fun hook. I can't wait for the rest! BTW, I loved the shout out to the Princess Diaries!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a fairy book romance with a real prince...? Wonderfully implausible tale that melts the heart!
Anonymous 14 days ago
This book is such a great read. It's fun, flirty, and just down right sexy!
Anonymous 18 days ago
Cute story, short read. Looking forward to sequel.
LilyElementBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Royally Screwed is book one in the Royally series. This was my first Emma Chase book and now I can see why people love her work! I have a weakness for royalty books and really wish there were more of them out there. I already want book two, so it's going to be a must buy when it comes out. We start off meeting Nicholas, the Crowned Prince of Wessco. He's a playboy prince that loves all the ladies, but the Queen wants him to settle down and gives him a deadline on getting married. She also sends him to New York to bring his brother back home. While there Nicholas meets Olivia Hammond, she runs a coffee shop that is famous for their pies. His drunk encounter with her winds up with a pie to his face and more intrigue than he knows what to do with. I loved how Olivia and Nicholas's characters acted towards each other. Olivia isn't a push over so didn't take his crap and the best part was even when she did find out who he was she wasn't star struck. I really appreciated that! Though it was a tad bit predictable in places, there were also surprise scenes I didn't see coming. I felt overall this was pretty balanced and highly entertaining. Royally Screwed is a delectable must read. I loved seeing how taken Nicholas became with Olivia and how his character changed as the novel progressed. I'd imagine it had something to do with her turning him down at first since he's so used to getting his way. The way the characters were written just had the reader falling in love with them too. So overall, I think the author did a wonderful job and I cannot wait to get my hands on book two. I recommend this to any royalty romance lovers out there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fun, sweet, and funny. I couldn't put it down. Who doesn't love a modern fairytale kind of story?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terri36 More than 1 year ago
This is the best book I have read in a long time. I laughed a lot. I cried so much my son thought something bad had happened. Take my word for it, you just have to read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, story was funny and cute! Good read.
deeLira More than 1 year ago
this is my first Emma Chase book, and to be frank, i did not have very high expectations for it. however, i was very pleasantly surprised after i finished reading it, all in one day. i think the characters were so adorable, and the story is well written and i liked the back and forth story-telling between the two characters. so refreshing to see the mind-set of both characters that way. now i regret not waiting to read it closer to the sequel...almost 4 months till 'royally matched'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love, this book. Perfect. Entertaining!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a great read that you'll not want to put it down until you've devoured it completely!!!
feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
Royally Screwed is the first installment in Emma Chase's adult contemporary romance series titled Royally. Based on my personal reading experience, this storyline was familiar, predictable, sexy, and sigh-inspiring. What can I say, I'm a sucker for romances between a royal prince and an ordinary girl. Cinderella is a classic for a reason ♥
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Royally Screwed by Emma Chase (Audio Edition) Narrated by: Andi Arndt , Shane East Series: Royally #1 5 Stars - I really enjoyed this book!!! The whole prince in love with a commoner trope, did make me hesitant at first but I kept seeing these good snippets on Facebook around the book's release day and I just couldn't wait to read it. Nicholas was great, just arrogant enough but was still compassionate and had all the qualities one would want of a future king. Olivia was realistic and amusing. Together they shined. At one point in the book it was a “stop-everything-and-just-stand-in-the-middle-of-the-living-room-holding-the-vacuum-and-listen” kind of moment - which I loved …. A lot. The narrators did a fantastic job! This book is written in alternating first person points of view and having both a male and female narrator made it a wonderful easy listen. Very glad I bought this book and I am thoroughly looking forward to the next one in the series!
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
Royally Screwed is the first book in the Royally series and it is also the first book that I have read by Emma Chase, but now I want more. This is the story of Prince Nicholas of Wessco and Olivia, just plain Olivia who runs Amelias, a coffee shop that has the best pies in New York. Since the Queen has put Nicholas on a wedding watch, and only given him a small amount of time to find a suitable bride, he heads to New York to find his brother, who seems to be in some sort of trouble. Once there, a drunk Nicholas ends up in Olivia's coffee shop, liking what he sees, and not expecting a "no", but also not expecting a pie in the face. Ha, most women curtsy but not Olivia, she quickly puts the charming Prince in his place. Knowing that his mouth got him into trouble because of the alcohol, Nicholas has to go back to apologize to Olivia, and that is when he realizes that she is not only beautiful and sexy, but she is so different from the women he has known. Time is short for Nicholas and Olivia, but they are not willing to let go of one another just yet. Between paparazzi, security, the Queen, and well meaning friends, just being together is sometimes hard to do, as Nicholas and Olivia soon find out. And sometimes things are better let unsaid, as Prince Nicholas finds out, when he opens his royal mouth before thinking things through for himself. I loved this book, a fairy tale of sorts, with great characters that I cannot wait to read more about. I know that Henry's book will be fantastic because he is a character all on his own. I also hope that Ellie gets a book of her own. Five royal stars for this one, a very enjoyable read!!
10520406 More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable romp through the fictional royal kingdom of Wessco. While I found this a lighthearted fun read, this offering from Emma Chase is vastly different from her two other more realistic comedy series. Much more fairy-tale themed than her others, this story mirrors a Cinderella story of poor and struggling Olivia, fighting to keep her family's business afloat and Prince Nicholas Pembrook of Wessco, looking to find his place in the royal lineage of his country. Enter a raging snowstorm in NYC and somehow a prince and his security team land themselves in Olivia's cafe, well known for its pies. Cue the royal romance... While I missed the laugh out loud comedy I found in Chase's Tangled books, I still look forward to the next two installments planned for this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took a few chapters to really get into the book and fall for the characters, but overall it was a good book. I'd recommend it.
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Royally Perfect! This book was so good, I didn't want to put it down! It's completely addiciting with combustable chemistry, clever comedy and intense feels that gave me full body tingles! This modern day Cinderalla tale with a dirty taking prince is an easy #oneclick.
KrissysBookNook More than 1 year ago
It feels like lately I’ve been reading a lot of Cinderella-esque reads all with similar plots and characters. When I began to read this book, I was afraid that I had tired of that particular trope and wouldn’t really enjoy this book. Thankfully, I was wrong! This book did have a Cinderella feel in the very beginning but as the chapters progressed, they took the story much deeper and the end result is pure book gold! Our book boyfriend for this read is Nicholas. Acutally it’s Prince Nicholas, who is royalty from a country that’s apparently allies with Genovia (The country from The Princess Diaries.). *giggle* He’s also just been informed by his grandmother, the Queen, that by the end of the Summer he must settle down and choose a wife. Prince Nicholas goes to America to find his rambunctious brother when he stumbles upon our heroine, Olivia. Olivia’s family owns a cute little coffee shop in New York and one night during a snow storm a very drunk Prince Nicholas wanders in. When they first meet, Olivia has no idea who Prince Nicholas is and though he is used to saying whatever he dang well pleases, she won’t let him get away with it. Once our charming Prince sobers, he’s reminded of his incredibly rude behavior toward Olivia and sets out to make amends. Olivia’s life revolves around taking care of her family all on her own. Her mother passed away years prior and her little sister needs her as their father gave up on trying after losing his wife. The interaction with Prince Nicholas is the touch of excitement that has totally been missing in her life. As our story progresses, Olivia and her Prince spend several months together and it all leads up to what will happen once the deadline to choose a wife falls upon them. As Olivia is neither of royal blood nor born in Wessco she cannot be his choice for princess… This book took me my surprise and was a fun mix of romance, royalty, and regalement! I give Royally Screwed 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars! Xo- K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
KSP91301 More than 1 year ago
Emma Chase first made me fall in love with an outrageously arrogant, hilariously sarcastic investment banker. Next she introduced me to a group of type-A, highly competitive yet entertaining lawyers, and I lost my heart all over again. This time she’s granted every girl’s childhood fantasy: a royal fairy tale complete with dashing princes, castles, and a dour queen. You see where this is going, right? Oh yeah. She did it again. Royally. I fell totally in love with the story and the entire cast of characters, all of whom are unique and highly entertaining. Nicholas is the perfect blend of entitled arrogance, sarcastic wit, and sexy charm. Olivia is the epitome of a fiery New Yorker who tells it like it is, even to the prince who’s used to everyone fawning over him, especially women. She’s strong, unwavering in what she wants, and the perfect foil for Nicholas’ commanding cockiness. The secondary characters are outrageously funny and extraordinary in their own right, leaving me wanting more of them. Book two will feature the wild antics of Prince Henry. I almost feel sorry for the unsuspecting heroine whose life is about to be turned upside down by the endearing prince. But I need more of the remaining characters too: Olivia’s sister, Ellie; her friend/employee, Marty; Simon & Franny, Nicholas’ best friend and his wife, who I might just have a girl-crush on. Seriously, they’re so real you wish you could hang with them. The only downside to creating a fabulous supporting cast is that they deserve their own stories too. Hint. Hint. Royally Screwed is filled throughout with wicked humor and sexy times hot enough to singe eyebrows. The beginning is fun and exceptionally romantic, almost swoon worthy. But the last half left me breathless. I loved it, and can’t wait for more royals. Get Royally Screwed now! You'll enjoy every minute. Then, if you’re new to this author, treat yourself with her Tangled and Legal Briefs series. 4.5 stars
Teewee125 More than 1 year ago
A real Cinderella story. What makes this different though is that Olivia never knew who Nicholas was. On their first meeting she smashes his face with an apple pie. She didn't hold anything back. She treated him like a "normal" guy. That is what he loved about her. Yes he had responsibilities to the Crown but with Olivia he was free. He didn't have to pretend or act a certain way. He could just be. She didn't treat him (once she found out) like a prince and someone who was untouchable. She was never phased by his title. She knew that they could never be together forever since she had no royal blood but she went into their relationship knowing they just had a short time together. She knew not to involve her heart. Nicholas went into it knowing that they only had the summer. He didn't think of what would happen after that. They just enjoyed each other. As long as they both knew this relationship had an expiration date they were fine, or were they? This book is a definite must read. 5 stars are not even close to what it deserves. What is boils down to is the love for his country or the love for Olivia? Which would you choose?
FromTheSouth More than 1 year ago
(Free ARC ebook was received in exchange for this unbiased opinion.)Emma Chase is one of the few authors I allow to bend some of my strict book character rules of conduct. Why? Well, I definitely love her writing style, but mostly because her alpha heroes are usually misbehaving in one form or another, but she still manages to sneak in an underlying theme of redemption that inevitably leads to a repentant apology/behavior where the hero has to grovel/fight for true love. Using the right lady love seems to always do the trick, as well. Besides the witty banter, her feisty heroines are usually more than up to the challenge of reforming these bad boys. Royally Screwed, book 1 of Ms. Chase’s Royally series, was no exception. Right off the bat, you get the vibe that rich, famous, privileged, poised to assume the throne Prince Nicholas is no saint. He’s had scores of girls, and everyone pretty much either wants a piece of him or to be him. But you also get an important glimpse into his soul that reveals loneliness and deep sadness over losing both parents in a plane crash while he was just a teenager. He’s been groomed to take over the reign of his country after his grandmother steps down, but that still doesn’t keep him from going into shell shock when he’s told he has to become the groom and pick a bride within five months. First things first, however. Nicholas needs to travel to New York and track down his wayward, living off the rails, completely out of control younger brother, Prince Henry, who makes Nicholas look like a straight laced choir boy. His mission? Convince the spare heir to return home. Btw, the next book will be all about Henry. I highly encourage you NOT to read that book’s synopsis, as it unintentionally may give you a significant spoiler regarding Nicholas’s story. Just know it is portrayed as having a “The Bachelor” reality tv show theme featuring Henry falling for the quiet, doesn’t like to draw attention to herself but of noble birth, tv producer. Sure, there were some things in Royally Screwed that set this avid true romantic heart’s a flutter, which I have attempted to outline below, hopefully without giving away too much. But, honestly, I loved how this book ended. From Nicholas’s first misstep in Olivia’s coffee shop in New York, where he propositioned her, to stupidly insisting she provide proof of a certain something, I found myself immediately forgiving this princely knucklehead due to his heart-melting, romantic, gigantic, grand gesture that sealed the deal for their HEA. Here’s to hoping my review will be helpful to you in deciding if you’ll feel the same. ....