Just One of the Royals

Just One of the Royals

by Leah Rooper, Kate Rooper

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ISBN-13: 9781640635760
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Series: Chicago Falcons , #2
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 72,348
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Leah and Kate Rooper are sisters from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean and inside a temperate rainforest fed their sense of adventure as children, and nourished a curiosity for strange and distant lands. They fed this curiosity with books—lots and lots of books. After experiencing the magic of Middle- earth, they began creating their own worlds. When they’re not writing, Leah and Kate spend their time blogging and vlogging about their travel adventures and their writing journey. You can visit them at: www.leahkatewrite.com

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Just One of the Royals 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just One of the Royals was so fun to read. It meshed old royal customs with the modern world. I loved the relationship between Daniel and Madison. From chapter one my heartstrings tugged for them. I wanted to scream for them to finally tell each other their feelings. At the same time, the authors did an excellent job setting up the reasons why it would never work. Madison jumps in to make Daniel the royal she knows he can be, and he thinks she's trying to change him into someone she can date, The story unravels from there with the ups and downs of their fake relationship. The Fake Relationship is one of my favorite tropes and this book did not disappoint in its payout. This book definitely falls under my four-star category. It's cute and if YA Romance is your thing, check this book out.
Arys More than 1 year ago
Just One of the Royals by Leah and Kate Rooper is book 2 of the Chicago Falcons series. Daniel Sacachelli is the quintessential, All American , motorcycle riding, hockey playing bad boy. Except he's not, really. Madison Myong comes from a successful immigrant family and is destined to become a Doctor. Except she doesn't want to. Each is the best friend who wants to be with the other, but can't make the first move. When Daniel's secret is revealed, that he is the bastard prince of Eldonia he needs to clean up his image in order to save his family and his kingdom. Madison steps in to help him and their fake relationship, that both had wanted to be real, is born. I enjoyed the real life issues that each of these characters grappled with. What their wishes and wants are versus what their family expects and needs. On the surface these characters are very different, but inside they have so much in common. They need each other, and not just for the superficial reasons. Overall I enjoyed Just One of the Royals by Leah and Kate Rooper and felt it was fun story which used the idea of a hidden prince plot as a way to tell a story about finding yourself and balancing personal desires with greater commitments. (I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
Obviously I started with the 2nd book of this series. However, while I guess I didn't need to read the first one, I am definitely intrigued enough by getting to know the characters from that first book in this one, that I want to go back and read it. At first I wasn't quite sure how I felt about the characters. There was too much hemming and hawing, and I like you, but I can't tell you, because there's no way you could like me too, or I'm not good enough for you, etc., etc. It went on and on. But then we got into what was the real heavy plot of the story, Daniel as prince. Daniel needing to go back to his father's home and become king, to save his sister from having to marry a creep, who would then rule the country. Madison agreed to help him, but with a slightly ulterior motive. However it was one of those types of things, that I feel like if she'd been honest with him right away, there shouldn't have been the problem there was when he found out. There were all the usual misunderstandings, on why she was kissing him, was it because he was now a prince and good enough for her? When he pushed her away from a kiss, was it because he was repulsed and not interested in her in that way? Only needing to kiss her to keep up the charade so he could become king? But in the end, it worked out the way it should have. And at the end I was on the edge of my seat, racing through the end of the story to find out how they could make it all work. Another reviewer mentioned that Daniel's sister Eva had a very annoying nickname for Daniel, and I totally agreed with that. I got to where I cringed a bit every time I read it. Other than that, it was a good story, and definitely worth the read! Although, I'm not quite sure, are they high school age? After high school? I can't tell. That was one thing I was unsure of.
LadyGraymalkin More than 1 year ago
Cute little contemporary romance with a tendency to hyperbole. A quick read if you're in the mood for something cute.
LadyGraymalkin More than 1 year ago
Cute little contemporary romance with a tendency to hyperbole. A quick read if you're in the mood for something cute.
LadyGraymalkin More than 1 year ago
Cute little contemporary romance with a tendency to hyperbole. A quick read if you're in the mood for something cute.
Serabh More than 1 year ago
Fans of Kiera Cass's THE SELECTION series will enjoy this new novel, although it doesn't have the heaviness of Cass's novels since her characters faced issues of cast, competition, etc. This book is part of a series, but I'm not sure it stands out enough in my mind from the sea of romances that I read for me to remember to pick up the sequel in the fall. It doesn't leave you in a cliff-hanger like THE SELECTION, which is nice. The book was a light-hearted, quick read that was fun even though I thought a few aspects of the plot was a little far-fetched. There was one line in particular that stood out to me about halfway through the book that made the "kingship" resolution quite obvious to me, although the authors threw in a plot twist near the end that I didn't see coming. Overall, an enjoyable read with a rocking cover that quite timely debuts not long after the most recent royal wedding!
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun light read. A real feel good book. Sure, the HEA was a given, but it the way to it and the how made me laugh and I will definitely read the next book.
Danii_045 More than 1 year ago
Princess Diaries meets the Mighty Ducks. Just one of the royals has all my favourite books themes rolled into one. - Best friends who secretly want more ✅Check - Fake relationship ✅Check - Ice hockey player ✅Check - Misunderstood bad boy ✅Check Daniel Sacachelli is a hockey player for the Falcons. His best friend Madison is also the girl of his dreams, but he needs to find the courage to tell her. Daniel is also hiding another truth. He's secretly a prince and his responsibilities are about to catch up with him. His step-sister has come to take him home and to try to convince him to take his place. The Falcons are taking a road trip but don't worry there will always be hockey! Madison is in love with her best friend but he has a different girl on his arm every weekend. She wants to follow her dreams to be an actress but her parents want her to be a doctor. When Daniel blows her off she finds herself in the local diner drowning her sorrows. The right place at the right time is about to earn Madison the inside scoop. The Chicago Falcons series is great. The writing style is catchy and the stories are juicy. Just One of the Boys is my favourite so far, but Just One of the Royals is good. I can't wait for more! Cheers for the underdog. This book has the perfect ending and a sneak peek at the next instalment. I just have two little niggles with this book. I hate the word bastard which I know is made popular by a certain snow but I wish it was phrased differently. My second dislike to this book is Daniels sisters nickname for him. I just found it a little irritating. These two things don't really affect the storyline. This can be read as a standalone, however, features the character from the first book. The story is enhanced with the background information on the other characters but not essential. One of the Royals is a fun read intended for the older teen. 4 Stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
This Princess Diaries like story will make you smile. It may be all fairytales and hearts but it's the sweet that makes it fun. Also...hockey. Who doesn't love a bunch of big sweaty hockey players?!?! The B@stard Prince has a lot to learn. With the help of his friends, he learns more in a few weeks than he ever has. Being yourself is far more important than being what everyone else wants...but the Prince isn't the only one learning this lesson.
ScrapNSign More than 1 year ago
The Prince and Me with a hockey twist. Daniel Sacachelli just wants to play hockey and keep one tiny little secret, that's he's a prince. His best friend is Madison Myong, they both harbor secret feelings for each other, but neither one is willing to put it out there. When the secret comes out, Madison offers to go with Daniel and be his pretend girlfriend to win over the people of Eldonia. The more Daniel learns of being the prince, the more distance it puts between the two friends. This was a cute read, I just wish the characters would've been a year or two older.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is a lovely teen romance with plenty of surprises along the way. To start with Daniel Sacachelli is the illegitimate son - and heir -of the King of Eldonia but no one at his school knows this. There he’s one of the star hockey players and best friend of Madison Myong. Actually he’d like to be much more than her best friend, but she has very controlling parents and he has a poor reputation so they’d find him totally unacceptable. Little does he know that Madison also wants to be more than his best friend but doesn’t feel able to take the next steps to change that. Well, that was true until she overheard that he needs to save the throne for his family, so he needs help to make himself fit to be King. Now that’s something Madison can do - she’s a talented actor and has helped others take on different roles convincingly in the past. So now, the two are off to Eldonia, posing as a couple. Will they manage to fool everyone? Can she really help prove him worthy of becoming King? Will fake become real? This is a fun, light-hearted and entertaining read, with plenty of laugh out loud moments, some farcical aspects and great friendships and team spirit to help everything work out in the end. A quirky, quick and enjoyable read, just don’t take it too seriously! I hadn’t read the other book in this series but will be endeavouring to do so in future. I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
KendalH More than 1 year ago
This was a fast, easy read, but with a few issues that made it hard to get into the book. Once I did, I couldn't put it down until I was finished. I like the characters of Daniel "Sacs" Sacachelli and Madison Myong, but I couldn't get behind them as main characters. I felt like they both keep playing the poor, pitiful me act. The secondary characters were all wonderful. If this book had been Sacs and Madison on an island, I would have put it down after page 3. Once I got past the character flaws, I loved the concept of the story. The bastard prince coming to take over the throne isn't one I had read before and I found it refreshing. I wanted to find out what would happen next, so it kept me in the book. I ended up liking the book over all, but I couldn't love it. Would I read it again? Yes, but only after the next book in the series is released. I'm interested to see what happens to Eva. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. Al thoughts and opinions are my own.
onemused More than 1 year ago
"Just One of the Royals" was a cute but predictable YA romance. Daniel is passionate about hockey and plays for the Chicago Falcons, where his close friend Madison works as a trainer. Daniel is trying to work up the courage to ask her out, while Madison is working up the courage to ask her parents to go to Julliard. Madison dreams of being an actress, while her parents want her to go to medical school and become a doctor like them. Everything is about to change when Daniel's sister, Eva, comes to town to try to convince Daniel to take the throne of Eldonia. Daniel's father was the king, and he never married her mother, a commoner in the US- so Daniel feels like he's only known for being the illegitimate and troublesome son. However, since only a male can rule, if he doesn't step up to the plate, Eva will be forced into marriage at only 16, where she will have no power- her husband will be the ruler. Eva recruits Madison to help- and offers her an audition for a popular show if she can convince Daniel to become king and prevent her own unfortunate marriage. Madison proposes to help Daniel by posing as his long-term girlfriend and dispelling some of the party-boy image he has. The only problem is that both Madison and Daniel secretly want the fake relationship to be real. With misunderstandings, blunders, enemies, and hockey, this Crush book moves quickly (albeit predictably) to the inevitable conclusion. You'll have to check it out to learn more! Although this is second in a series, this one focuses on different characters in alternating first person points-of-view and you don't need to have read the first one to enjoy this one. However, if you did read the first book, those characters don't disappear and keep popping up with some cute scenes. This was a cute (and clean) romance; the only caution I would have is for underage drinking, but it's extremely minor. I think this is good for all ages of YA readers who are looking for a quick but cute romance (plus royalty)! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.