Royal Affair

Royal Affair

by Parker Swift


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"An amazing debut! I devoured every delicious word. A sexy 5 star read! - #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland

One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . .

Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he's a future duke? Every time we touch, it's wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

Dylan and Lydia's story continues!

The Royal Scandal series:
Royal Affair
Royal Disaster
Royal Treatment
Royal Match (novella)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455598045
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Series: Royal Scandal Series , #1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Parker Swift grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and then grew up again in New York, London, and Minneapolis and currently lives in Connecticut. She has spent most of her adult life examining romantic relationships in an academic lab as a professor of social psychology. Now, she's exploring the romantic lives of her fictional characters in the pages of her books. When she's not writing, she spends her time with her bearded nautical husband and being told not to sing along to pop music in the car by her two sons.

Twitter: @the_parkerswift
Instagram: @parker.swift

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Royal Affair 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it
Febbabie212 More than 1 year ago
Royal Affair is the first book in a trilogy following Lydia and Dylan. We’re first introduced to Lydia when she is in Canada, working as a nanny over the summer for a wealthy family. A brief but sensual encounter occurs when she is kissed by Dylan, the mysterious and rich son of the family’s friends. Soon after, Lydia returns home to New York and prepares to move to England, taking up a job as an assistant to a top fashion designer. Dylan and Lydia are reunited in London and much to her surprise, it turns out Dylan is a marquess and heir to a dukedom! The couple quickly falls into a passionate albeit secret relationship. Dylan is adamant that this a temporary relationship and he does not want the press to know. While Lydia quickly bonds with her coworkers, the majority of her new life in England revolves around Dylan and their private relationship. This book focuses on the sensual and passionate relationship between Dylan and Lydia. Their relationship definitely has an erotic edge and Dylan is very much the commanding and attractive British lord who makes Lydia’s panties wet (when she’s allowed to wear them!). The eroticism of the book is compounded by the growing love between Lydia and Dylan. Since the book is told from Lydia’s point of view, we quickly see her begin to fall for Dylan and the issues she has with the secret nature of their relationship. However, as the book progresses, we learn that Dylan has valid reasons for waiting to keep Lydia out of the spotlight. As they fall deeper in love, those fears are pushed aside in favor of a committed relationship. This book ends in a bit of a cliffhanger which sets up the next book in the trilogy.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you match a hot as heck, British - destined to be duke Dylan Hale and a Broolynite, heading to England for a new career in the fashion industry, Lydia…ONE HECK OF AN EXPLOSIVE READ! What an amazing combination, a BROILING HOT and romantic comedy, Swift explodes on the scene with a roar! Fabulously strong characters clash societies norms with chemistry that burns up the pages! Parker Swifts provides a riveting, fun and unbreakable character connections in ROYAL AFFAIR. I received this copy of Royal Affair from Forever (Grand Central Publishing). This is my honest and voluntary review.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Royal Affair by Parker Swift is the first book in her Royal Scandal series. Told solely from Lydia's POV, this book is a sensual romantic story that is continued throughout the three book series. As the story of Lydia and Dylan continues throughout the series there is a small cliffhanger that will bridge into the next book but this installment is wrapped up quite well. Lydia is a girl who has dealt with loss, and now has a plan for her life. Leave New York and go to London to work with an up-and-coming fashion designer. A chance encounter during her summer job leaves her aching for Dylan and paves the way for them to meet again once she arrives in London. Dylan is a private man. Oh sure, he may be the son of a Duke and sought after by the press, but private he remains. When he meets Lydia, she starts to break down the walls he has carefully and purposefully erected around his life and, to their possible detriment, he may never be able to keep her out completely. What happens when the upper crust meets the American in their midst? Well - it was an extremely well-written story. The pacing was great. I loved the characters, I felt their pain. There was plenty of angst without it being overdone and the sex was H O T! Enjoy!
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
It's been a long time since I was completely blown away by a debut author, and boy was I ever blown away! I can't believe this is her first book. I happened to stumble across this title while taking a quick peek on Netgalley, and I'm so glad I read it. I'm not sure there are sufficient words for how much I LOVED this book! Big points for attention to detail, creativity and intrigue. Not to mention some sexy times hot enough to rival the temperature on the surface of the sun. Dylan Hale is equal parts sexy, dirty and infuriating. And the feels? I'm talking full body, feel it in my skin right through to my bones kind of feels. So intense! I'm dying for the next installment to satisfy my "Royal" cravings!
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
  Inevitably this will get Fifty comparison. That trilogy has spawned so many others, some good, but far too many more that are really dire IMO. In fact rather than Fifty it reminded me much more of another favourite, Pippa Croft’s Oxford Blue trilogy. Both feature US females, UK titled males, and have a perfect for me balance of sex to story. That’s really important, for me too much sex is just off-putting, I want story first backed up by the steamy parts, not dominated by them. I really really liked the story. Lots of steam, well written and fun, some proper dramas, perfect storylines, it all felt very real. I loved the UK setting, as a UK resident, though I think maybe we’re less hung up on titles than US readers ;-) It is an odd world though, duty and tradition do still reign in so many titled families, so Dylan's family pressures didn’t feel wrong. He’s an intelligent, successful man in his own right, has turned his life around but parental/family pressure is hard, and add on the media invasions....Yep, sadly the UK press laps up every little bit of “news” that helps them sell papers. Truth doesn’t really matter to them so long as they’re first to break a story, and they’ll go to scurrilous lengths, legalities get cast aside, anything to crack that first bit of news, without any thought for their actions on the people concerned. Yep – you can tell what I think of UK media outlets, papers, TV, magazines – they’re all awful, and I don’t buy papers or magazines and only read news online where I can stay away from, the stuff that hurts people involved. That part of the story added real authenticity though, as a UK reader I can confirm its horribly true.  I loved Dylan and Lydia, they were perfect together, and the secondary  characters, Lydia’s best friend, her work colleagues and boss, Dylan’s family and friends all felt genuine. I need that, need to feel people and situations could be real or I just don’t enjoy it. I really want things to work out for them as characters I like, but of course as a story I really want fireworks along the way!! Lots of in depth, solid drama, blocks that seem imsurmountable, the stuff that makes me feel emotional for them. There were some partsthat niggled me, but thankfully only cropped up in the early pages....Chapter 2, loc 178, she claps eyes on him and instantly is rambling on about the wonders of his hair, how she imagines running her hands through it, then a couple of paragraphs later she’s looking at his hands, imagining them grabbing her hair, holding her...I thought it was going to turn into one of those novels where the girl had wet knickers every time she looks at him, but I was wrong. Thankfully. I always think that must be horribly uncomfortable ;-) So its a great start, fun but solid story, sexy without being OTT, plenty of potential dramas and I’m looking forward to more. Bonus points too for avoiding the - to me - dreaded cliff-hanger. I HATE  those, fiercely hate them, and I know many other readers do too. In fact I rarely buy romance trilogies until all parts are released (see my earlier rant...) so I can read straight through – far better experience for me that way. This time we’ve a proper ending, but a sneaky set up for book two promising some fireworks without leaving the readers hanging in limbo. Stars: Five, a fabulous start to the trilogy. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . . Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he's a future duke? Every time we touch, it's wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally. Review: I was totally engrossed in this story from page one. Dylan and Lydia were the things I loved the most about the book. I loved them, I hated them, and I wanted to smack sense into them at different points in the story. For me that is what made them interesting and had me caring about both of them and their romance. This story was super sexy too, lots and lots of sexy. Dylan is a man in charge, definitely an alpha and a caretaker too. Lydia is submissive, but has a little brat in her. I did like her better when she was showing her spunk and standing up for herself and the relationship. I have to say I kept waiting for Lydia's long-lost mom to show up or for Michael the next door neighbor to do something nefarious. This is a continuing story, so there is open ending to this book. I know some like to read series all at once, so if that is you, you might want to wait a couple of months. Now this is the first in a trilogy, at least a far as I can tell. In a good move by the publisher, it looks like the wait between books is only two months. Since these are full length books, every two months is pretty good in my book. The writing is great and for a first time Author I think she did a really great job. I eagerly await the next book to see what happens to Lydia and Dylan next!! 4Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.* --
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Dylan is every woman's fantasy until he opens his mouth and goes from dream guy to tempting prospect. Royal Affair takes lust, love and royalty and gives it a modern edge with a bad boy lead. I had a love/hate relationship with Dylan. His arrogance frustrated me but at the same time he could easily seduce me into forgetting that I wanted to knock some sense into him. Never have I come across a character practically becomes real before my eyes. Parker Swift delivered a heavy hitter with her debut.