Emilia Lancaster is the royal family’s dirty little secret.
Born the illegitimate daughter of a duke, for twenty years she’s lived as a commoner… despite the regal blood running through her veins. But when the entire royal family is killed in a deadly attack, the line of succession swiftly changes course. With her ailing father appointed king and no legitimate heirs in sight, Emilia is pulled from the shadows and thrust into a destiny she never wanted.
If this were a fairy tale, the palace would be paradise. In reality, with a father she barely knows on the throne, a deadly assassin still on the loose, and enemies around every gilded corridor corner — the callous, captivating Lord Carter Thorne chief among them — it feels more like a prison to Emilia. One filled with unattainable expectations, unfamiliar customs, and undesirable suitors.
They want her to behave like a good little girl.
They want her to put on her glittering crown and keep her mouth shut.
They’re about to be disappointed.
She may have agreed to be their princess…
But she’s no one’s puppet.
DIRTY HALO is a royal romance about an ordinary girl who inherits an extraordinary legacy. Filled with forbidden love, murderous plots, and machiavellian intrigue, it is recommended for mature readers only. It is the first book in the FORBIDDEN ROYALS TRILOGY.
About the Author
JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she's not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @authorjuliejohnson) She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she's never looked back. Since, she has published eleven more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series, THE GIRL DUET, and, most recently, THE FADED DUET. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today. You can find Julie on Facebook or contact her on her website www.juliejohnsonbooks.com. Sometimes, when she can figure out how Twitter works, she tweets from @AuthorJulie. For major book news and updates, subscribe to Julie's newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bnWtHH
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ho. Lee. Crap. What a book!! Dirty Halo was everything I didn't know I wanted to read. I know that without question I will love everything that Julie Johnson writes, and I wasn't quite sure what we were going to get in Dirty Halo, but it was utterly breathtaking, suspenseful and jaw-droppingly sexy. This modern day fairy-tale is just the beginning of clandestine tale where there are so many moving pieces so aren't sure who you can truly trust. A villain so evil that you shouldn't ever turn your back on her, she very much pure evil like every Disney step mother you have ever met. Emilia is such a fierce woman who fights for what she wants and continues to fight with her back against the wall. She has the odds stacked against her and I cannot wait to see where things go from here. Her new step siblings really add intrigue to the this tale, between her step sister Chloe who is pretty much always high and hilarious and her sexy af, brooding stepbrother that she isn't quite sure to what to do with, because he is definitely forbidden. The Forbidden Royals series is sure to be a must read, grab Dirty Halo and take this journey to Germania with me!
I really enjoyed this book. What a story and what a way to end book 1! I am really looking forward to the next part of this story with book 2. I definitely recommend this story and this author.