Cheeky Royal

Cheeky Royal

by Nana Malone

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Cheeky Royal by Nana Malone

All they want is everything they can't have.

Penny...

Yes, yes, I've heard the rumors.
The prince is royal, and cocky and has a--well never mind about all that.
The problem is, he's also my job.

When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.

Then I caught my boyfriend cheating--and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.

Sebastian...

I never wanted the throne.

When I left behind my gilded cage of a palace, it all sounded so simple: find my long-lost brother & make him the prince so I don't have to rule the kingdom like my father expects.

Then I meet my new neighbor, and quickly realize I've found the queen of my heart--and bed.

Just one problem, I can't let her find out who I really am...

"Cheeky Royal is a crown jewel of sexy, princely fun! A modern-day fairy tale with a wayward prince, an adorably new-to-her-job palace guard, tons of laughs, and tons of steam. Five crowning stars!" -- Sierra Simone USA Today Bestselling author

"Nana Malone delivers royal-worthy chemistry in a snappy, page-turning package. Penny and Prince Sebastian are everything! Give us the next book now!" --Max Monroe, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

"Royal romances are one of my favorite things, and Nana Malone puts a fresh face on the genre with Cheeky Royal! I started it before bed and stayed up way too late to finish this hot, hilarious, and heart-warming story of choosing between what we want, and what we need. Eagerly awaiting Cheeky King, next!" Nora Flite, USA Today Bestselling author

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158754227
Publisher: Sankofa Girl
Publication date: 04/02/2018
Series: Royals Undercover , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,434
File size: 944 KB

About the Author

USA Today Best Seller, Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she "borrowed" from her cousin.

It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.

While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

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Cheeky Royal 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Quick setting... Off on a quest to find a brother he just found out about crown Prince Sebastian has evaded every royal protector seeking to secure his safety. Once the King wises up and sends two female Royal Guards to go undercover , it is brains over muscle and creative problem solving by the two well trained young warrior women for the win. This was a rollercoaster ride of emotion and had me laughing and smoldering between the comedy and oh so steamy scenes. I loved all the characters especially seeing Sebastian and Len/Penny pursue their artistic interests. While there is a cliffhanger here, it is novel length and does complete this phase of their adventure which continues to an HEA in Cheeky King.
charlligirl More than 1 year ago
Dang, Nana Malone knows how to leave a reader hanging. This book has so much love and lies and secrets and mystery. I can't even begin to tell you all about it. You just have to read this. Just know that this is a cliffhanger and you will be gaping like a fish out of water at the end and wanting the next book NOW.
Suniko Morales More than 1 year ago
Cheeky Royal is part one in a two-part duet book. Nana Malone is a new-to-me author. Cheeky Royal is a fun, entertaining, and cheesy read that you can relax to. I had to invest my time on Cheeky Royal. Honestly, after chapter one, I was done with it. However, I decided to stick it out and I am happy I DID. Once the relationship was establish by our main protagonists, Penny and Sebastian, things began to move forward. The plot was predictable; there were no real surprises to the story line. I would have loved to see more of character development. However, as I stated if you are looking for an easy, fun, and mindless read that you can relax to...it would be this book.
animation More than 1 year ago
I'm going to start at the end. I was screaming Noooooo... reading the last paragraph. That right there, tells you this was a good book! Cheeky Royal introduces us to Penelope (Penny/Len) and Prince Sebastian. Both with major family obligations trying to figure out who they are. Penny is a lovable but clumsy Royal Guard who used to play with the Prince when he was younger. Sebastian is the cocky, playboy Prince who has learned some family secrets that send him into a spiral of sort. Although she seems familiar to him, Sebastian doesn't remember Penny, which helps in her quest from the King to bring his wayward son home. Nana Malone is becoming an automatic 1-click for me, because she has such a good balance of sexy, humor, and a side of mystery/suspense in her books. I could go on and on about some of the laugh out loud scenes, a few of the *gasp* moments, and of course... THAT ENDING, but I wouldn't want to spoil it. Let's just say, I love this book, these characters, and CANNOT WAIT for Cheeky King! ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
B2BKristina More than 1 year ago
Uggghhh....I need book 2 stat!! Aside from the prequel, this author is new to me. I don't know what it is about "Royal" books, but I freaking love them! I thought this author did a great job and I pretty much fell in love with Sebastian and Penny right away. There were parts of the book that had me literally cracking up at Calamity Jane. For the most part, I had a perma-grin on my face, and then those sexy moments, were HOTT!! The chemistry between the two is undeniable, but I sat through the whole book on edge, waiting for the other shoe to drop. Waiting for the lies and the secrets to spill out. We get to the end of the book and I was definitely not expecting that ending. I think I read the last few sentences over and over like, say what?!! Oh no you didn't just leave me hanging like that!! So now I sit here, half devastated because I need to know what happens!!!! Like yesterday!! I'm sorta waiting for my heart to get stomped on...I have a feeling things won't be pretty for the first half of the book. Please don't make me cry!! LOL! Anywho, can't wait for the second half to come out!! Great start to this series! Glad I found another author to love as well! #B2BKristina
ToshyBell2010 More than 1 year ago
Sexy Royals. Sweet & Fun. Nana Malone has done it again. She has brought out 2 characters that you fall in love with and let them win over your heart! *Note: This is part 1 of the series, so you will be SCREAMING for more at the end! I went through so many emotions... Anger... Laughs... Protectiveness... Confusion... Sadness... And that was just within the first 2 chapters! Penny is not the ideal protector! Being part of the Royal Guard, everyone expected her to act a certain way... Be a certain way! But she truly was her own person and that led her to the task of guarding the "Runaway Prince!" Sebastian had plans for his life and didn't want to do what everyone expected of him. But the person he had become was not what those in his world would expect of him. These two build on the little that they know and make it a great read. You enjoy the chemistry and the connection between the characters. And did I mention that the men of Blake Security make an appearance! If you haven't read the Shameless series, you definitely are missing out (but it is not necessary to read them before Royals Undercover Series) This is another winner in my book & I cannot wait until the conclusion!
YvonneD26 More than 1 year ago
Cheeky Royal Royals Undercover Book 1 by Nana Malone ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a SPECTACULAR entertaining fun filled book! The story is so exciting plus it's such a page turner that you can't help but to keep reading until you finish the book. I absolutely truly enjoyed these characters, they are exciting, captivating, engaging and written very well. Nana Malone ’s book Cheeky Royal is one of my favorite book to read. It's a fabulous story of a Royal society, even the secondary characters in this book is enjoyable. The story is told from Penny and Sebastian point of view. Nana Malone is truly a expert when it comes to writing smart and sexy romances plus her writing will make you laugh out loud as you read her stories. I greatly appreciate having a up front admission because it's a good place to be. Of course I'm a died hard fan of Nana Malone’s writing, regardless of what she is writes. I must confess since I started reading Nana Malone books I tend to read them 4-5 times, because anytime I need a pick me up I'm likely to read her book again and it's better than the 5 hour stimulus drink. Okay, so now you know my dirty secret – I am more than a huge fan of Nana Malone. Why? What is so special about the way she writes? I think her books are unique, intriguing interesting and entertaining in this romance genre. I enjoy the fact that her focus is not just on getting to that perfect happily ever after ending, Instead it's more about seeing how the characters interact together and how they react to certain situations that keep me on the edge of my seat. Her stories are about the characters. So there's no sign of happily ever after without romance Well, kinda of any way, plus her steamy sexy times is mind blowing that's why I enjoy Nana Malone books, plus this book has a awesome surprise YAY! There is competition between Sebastian and Robert for Penny affections. Sebastian is giving her a lot of first. Again I enjoyed reading Cheeky Royal Royals Undercover Book 1 by Nana Malone, she is such a talented writer, Plus her world building skills is well detailed and captivating. The pacing and word Flow is well done. I can’t wait to read the Cheeky King. Thanks so much Nana Malone, I am now excited and interested in reading Cheeky Prince. Despite the comedy mood of the novel, I absolutely can't stop reading this book. Penny is so caring, loving, loyal, and generous. I loved how she felt the need to help the Prince. Sebastian is one of my favorites. He is a rebel prince , but Sebastian is tired of the Royal life he doesn't want to be king and he would rather be a artist and for his brother to be king . He is clearly in love with Penny and he wants to tell her that he is the Prince. What is interesting is that the characters are not all what they appear to be, so the plot twists are quite fun. This series is charming, with lots of sweetness, sexiness, drama, great characters that's well development and a near happy ending anyway! I would rate this book as follows Hero and Heroine Rating 10, Sexual Tension Rating off the chart Sex and Intimacy Scenes Frequency Rating 10 Plot and Character Development Rating 10 Dialogue and Ending Rating off the chart
tsexygreeneyes1 More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying I'm in love with this new series Royal Undercover. This is the story of Prince Sebastian and Penny. As children they played together even though she was not a Royal. After the incident where his cousin locked Penny up and scared her as a child. Sebastian vowed to protect her from his cousin. Now it has been years and they haven't seen each in a long time. The Prince is angry with the King and has disappeared after finding out a family secret. Penny is a Royal Guard now and the King has asked her to protect the Prince because he fears for his life. Sebastian should be called the sneaky Prince because he has been missing for six months. But he turns up in New York where he enlist the help of Blake Security. Love how Nana Malone incorporated my favorite guys in the story. Sebastian is looking for his brother he never knew he had and also a long lost sister. After meeting up with Noah, he notifies the King of the Prince's whereabouts and the King sends Penny and her best friend Ariel in undercover to bring the Prince home. Even though Penny doesn't feel that she is a good Royal Guard, she is smart and very determined. Her instincts are awesome. She will do whatever it takes the protect Sebastian even if it means getting very close to him and her attraction for him. Once Sebastian meets Penny again, he feels a connection, she feels like home. The more he's with her the stronger the pull. I love watching them fall in love and when they could no longer deny what they felt it was just wow. (Boom). There is some surprises in store and a very emotional ending that left me wanting more. Cliffhanger, I wish the next book was out now. Love this new series looking forward to seeing what Nana Malone comes up with next. This series needs to extend to the cousins too.
JigsawGirl More than 1 year ago
First things first. This ends in a cliffhanger. Now that you know you will need to read the next book, let me tell you....This book was fun! I loved Penny, who came off as being klutzy. She had some things to overcome. It was interesting that her family did seem to support her in pursuing what she loved or in being a Royal Guard. That caused Sebastian and Penny to have a lot in common. I didn't like her ex, Robert, or her brother Michael. The story was fun, funny, and yet had a sense of intrigue and mystery. The way the book ended was jaw dropping. Looking forward to the next installment. I voluntarily read and reviewed the Advance Reader Copy.
TNBrown More than 1 year ago
In book 1, Cheeky Royal, we are introduced to Penelope Marsh and Sebastian Winston who are childhood friends and a member of the Royal Guard and Crown Prince of the Winston Isles respectively. We follow Sebastian and Penny as they try to figure out how to live their dreams and find love, without disappointing their parents. Will they be able to follow their dreams or go into the family business? I enjoyed it. I know you will too. I can’t wait for the
BookwormMomma More than 1 year ago
Cheeky is definitely a great word for this book. Sebastian is on the run, and Penny's been sent to convince him to come home. There were some funny moments as well as some more dramatic ones. Penny is adorably inept, although she is forced into some unpleasant situations with no say in the matters. Sebastian is a bit wayward, but also seeking freedom from his royal duties. This book was mostly adventure, angst and humor, but the chemistry between Sebastian and Penny become more apparent towards the end. Be warned, this does end in a cliffhanger, but I'm ready to see how everything pans out for these two!
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued when I read the synopsis of the story and was ready for excitement. With the impending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, royalty is all the rage right now. This was my first book that I have ready by Nana Malone and I can't wait to rad the next book in the Royals Undercover series. We are first introduced Sebastian and Penny in Cheeky Prince and the story continues into Cheeky Royal. Sebastian flees his kingdom in pursuits of finding his family mystery while Penny is sent as Royal Guard to protect the prince by the King. Penny has to hide her true identity from Sebastian who is also hiding his true identity from the rest of the world. Both are lying to each other about who they really are but cannot help fight the attraction between the two. Malone has created a brilliant story line that allows the characters to grow into who they are throughout the novel. The interaction and connection between the characters never feels forced and allows the readers to really connect with Penny and Sebastian. The ending is a cliffhanger - so beware, as you will be left with wanting more. If you are looking for a read to satisfy your royal craving until the royal wedding in May, then Cheeky Royal and the Royals Undercover novels are for you. You will be introduced to the girl next door, the hot sexy Prince and a tale of romance, hot sex and a dash of comedy to tie you over until the real wedding. Nana Malone has created a series that any royal lover would love to read. Make sure you add this book to your To-Be-Read Shelf!
ViperSpaulding More than 1 year ago
Penny acquiesces to her parents and joins the family business - which happens to be the Royal Guard. She's familiar with the Royals, having grown up around them, but isn't afraid to stand up for herself and her goals. At first she refuses the king's request that she find the Crown Prince, Sebastian, and bring him home, but after the shocking revelation of her boyfriend's true desires, she's ready for any excuse to get away from home. She and Ariel, her best friend and fellow Guard, take off for New York, where Sebastian has been laying low while pursuing his own agenda. She poses as his neighbor and strikes up a friendship that quickly becomes more than either she or Sebastian is prepared to handle. They each know they're keeping secrets from each other, the only difference is that Penny knows Sebastian's secret while he has no idea of her true identity. This story is chock-full of adventure, humor, romance, and family drama. The story just sweeps you into its world right from the start and doesn't let you go. The crossover with the Blake Security team is perfectly done and a very nice treat (is it too early to root for an Ariel/Oskar match?) and the side story about Lucas is raw and gripping. Sebastian undergoes significant personal growth during these events, leaving him and the reader completely unsure about what he really wants out of life. Penny is deeply conflicted trying to balance her personal feelings for Sebastian with her professional duty to her king. On the surface this is a rom-com with plenty of heat and hilarity, but the emotional impact is not left out and when the chips are down, it's the heartbreaking moments that take the center stage. The ending is so stunning, all the reader knows is that there's no going back now. Yes-it's a cliffy, but it's a good one! I can't wait to get my hands on Cheeky King to see where the story goes now! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
A_British_Bookworm More than 1 year ago
This is, without a doubt, the most engaging book I have read from this author. I mean, ultimately, you know where this is going, but there are elements to the story which elevate this from run of the mill. The play of these two characters against each other, set against Penny's back story is deftly handled. These characters are written so well together that it is exceptionally easy to get caught up in the romance. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
cherigCG More than 1 year ago
Sebastian and Penny are no longer playmates. It's been many years. Now he's the next in line to be king and she's in the Royal Guard. They just don't see each other...until... On assignment, Penny meets her old friend who doesn't remember or at least recognize her. To him, she's his arty, clumsy, adorably hot, neighbor. He's living down his rep with women. She's trying to prove her worth and get over boyfriend shock. Neither is going to go there. Problem is their bodies aren't listening. It was impossible for me not to fall for either of them alone and together. She is adorable and so much more than she appears. I love her self-defense skills. He is hot and focused on changing his life. They make great friends and the battle to stay that way is a fun ride. I enjoyed touching base with some old book friends. The emotions range from funny to sad to dangerous. Never a dull moment. I am ready and waiting for part two. Reviewed for Words Turn Me On
Kelly_BTCBlog More than 1 year ago
I’m stating this right from the get-go…..this story DOES end in a cliffy. So enter at your own risk! *smirk* Good golly miss molly….this was a great read! Engaging, entertaining, with a little bit of suspense and a whole lot of secrets and lies, you will not be able to put down this book! To be completely truthful, I was expecting just another typical royal romance…swoony prince, delightful commoner, and a sweet and lovable storyline. But those descriptions are just a small taste of what Cheeky Royal is really about! The story is profoundly unique and the relationship between Sebastian and Len/Penny is quite exceptional. Their dynamic together is a constant slow burn of emotions, acceptance, and obligations that leaves your head and heart in utter turmoil. You’re given exclusive access to both character POV’s, and you can’t help but feel embroiled with the ever-escalating circumstances and feelings that are developing. The intense passion and deep affection they share are beyond romantic and fiery. But they’re both withholding secrets from each other, and only one has the power to undoubtedly wreck their chances at love forever. The saying, ‘You can’t always get what you want’, is truly the epitome of what this book is about. Sebastian and Len are the first to know their places in each other’s lives. And what the heart wants isn’t always what the heart gets. I loved Cheeky Royal!! I can’t wait for Sebastian and Len’s story to continue in Cheeky King. If it’s anywhere close to how fascinating and entertaining this book was, then I know I’m going to love it just as much! 5 Stars!
Marie1MB More than 1 year ago
I SOOOO ENJOYED CHEEKY ROYAL! Intensely passionate, sexy as all get out, full of heart and drama and loads of heat, sweetness along with twists, this book will easily snare you from beginning to end and leave you hypnotized! Penny and Sebastian were some kick-butt characters. They knew each other from when they were kids and when they meet up again as adults, you can FEEL every ounce of heat they seemed to produce get stronger, hotter, turning into a inferno of chemistry that exploded BEAUTIFULLY between them! I loved the fact that there was some seduction that Penny had to undergo in order to keep her eye on Sebastian. She expected to have to really work it but that went out the window almost immediately because her real feelings surfaced so quickly. And Sebastian..WOWZA! What a hero! This was a fascinating, decadent, exciting read. Loved it! Cheeky Royal gets a SUPER BRIGHT AND SHINNING FIVE SHOOTING STARS!
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
4.5 Royal Stars! I absolutely adored this forbidden romance! It was funny, sweet, heartwarming and very sexy! Penny is part of the royal guard who protects the royal family. She is good at her job but tends to be a bit of a klutz. She has been sent to the US to get close to the Prince and convince him to return home. Sebastian's heart isn't in becoming King. He loves his country and wants to help them but not as King. Penny/Len becomes friends with Sebastian and they find they are kindred spirits. They each have an artist's soul but are captives to family expectations. Their friendship is sweet and funny and I really enjoyed the slow burn of the love they try to fight. But they are both covering up who they really are and their secrets could tear them apart. I really loved the scenes where Penny needed to protect Sebastian when his life was in danger. Without spoiling anything, Penny/Len does a brilliant job of protecting him and you will love how she accomplishes it! This is the perfect blend of humor, charm, emotion and steam. It captured my heart and had me totally engaged from start to finish. I cannot wait for the next book in this series!
sueandcj More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read. It had humor and sexy, hot chemistry!! What more could a girl want?
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
Another engaging read from Nana Malone. Cheeky Royal is a terrific mix of light-hearted fun, a bit of suspense, and loads of secrets. Sebastian and Penny have great chemistry even when they're determined that nothing will happen between them. Of course, it doesn't take a genius to know that something will most certainly happen and when it does, it is nothing short of scorching hot. This is just the beginning of the story for Penny and Sebastian, so be warned, there is a cliffy and is jaw dropping. I can't wait to see where it all goes from here.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The runaway prince and his inept bodyguard. There's a royal crisis in the making and it begins with a thing called love. Family duty and secret heartache map a collision course with destiny for a totally unsuitable match. She's sent to bring him home. He's left to find himself. Sebastian and Penny have a history. A childhood friendship that lost it's way. When fate and circumstance help them reconnect, will the secrets each keeps spell a fresh start or a bitter end for these long lost friends? Nana Malone steps out side of the fairytale to give a realistic portrayal of friendship, life, love and heartache. Cheeky Royal is a reminder that true love is worth fighting for.