Royal Mess (a novella duet)

Royal Mess (a novella duet)

by Jenna Sutton

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From award-winning author Jenna Sutton comes a delightful duet of naughty novellas about two princes who discover that falling in love is messy... very, very messy

In Royal Match, Prince Leo's icy demeanor has earned him an amusing nickname—the Polar Prince. Unfortunately, the king doesn't see the humor. If Leo wants to secure the throne of Alsania, he must improve his image. Participating in an organ donation campaign seems like a good start. He expects to donate his organs on his deathbed, so he's surprised to be matched with a complete stranger who needs his help now.

Tessa Lulach hates to admit it, but she's a damsel in distress. When a handsome prince offers to save her with a hunk of his liver, she joyfully accepts. She can't wait to feel like herself again and return to her beloved flower shop. Instead, her identity is revealed, and the quiet life she loves is turned upside down.

As Leo and Tessa deal with the nosy public and ruthless paparazzi, she realizes the Polar Prince is much warmer than he seems—scorching hot, in fact. He willingly gave her a part of his liver, but can he give her his whole heart? 

In Royal Catch, everyone loves Prince Marco of Alsania, despite his reckless antics … or maybe because of them. So why does sexy schoolteacher Cassie Lulach prefer a boring investment banker over him? Wounded by her indifference, he has an erotic encounter with a masked woman at a royal ball who reminds him of the one he really wants. 

After another failed relationship, Cassie is frustrated with immature, inconsiderate guys. Wanting to escape reality, she attends a masquerade ball and finds herself alone with a masked stranger. For the first time in her life, she acts on impulse, only to end up pregnant and absolutely clueless about the identity of her baby's father. 

When Marco learns of Cassie's pregnancy and her plans to raise the baby alone, he promises to be there for her, hoping she'll finally see him as more than just a playboy prince. But then he discovers she's the woman from the masquerade ball and panics. Will the truth destroy his chance to win over Cassie, or will he convince her that they can have their own happily ever after?

Royal Mess is approximately 70,000 words. Guaranteed HEA. No cliffhangers. 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155589259
Publisher: Jenna Sutton
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,890
File size: 515 KB

About the Author

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books.

Jenna is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances including All the Right Places, Coming Apart at the Seams, and Hanging by a Thread.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Jenna and her husband live in Texas in a 105-year-old house affectionately known as “The Money Pit”.

You can find out more about her and her books by visiting or you can connect with her on Facebook at or Twitter @jsuttonauthor.

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Royal Mess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Shweetsandi 11 months ago
Royal Mess is two Novellas in one book. I really enjoyed reading both books and now I can't wait to read more fro this author about this family too. What isn't to like a Prince who is to become king is featured in one of the novellas and the other is his playboy brother who gives up his playboy ways for the gal he falls in love with. We have a wonderful backstory about organ donation which is in itself so much need in one of the books and in the other we have a secret marriage/pregnancy. I can't wait to explore more of this author's books and see where she will take me.
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Heather spencer 11 months ago
Get ready for two great stories in one book! My favorite was Prince Leo and Tessa. Having a desire to increase his public opinion, Prince Leo signs up to be an organ donor. Tessa needs a liver and boom the two meet and fall in love. The love is sweet and sexy! It is well put together, the book keeps you wanting more. I am already a huge fan of Jenna Sutton so I kind of knew what to expect but WOW...she amazed me once again! I normally do not listen to audio books but I truly loved the narrators. I thought it made the book come alive. I got lost in the book it flowed so well. I HIGHLY recommend this book and if you are new to Jenna Sutton check out her other books, you will not be disappointed. My other favorite is Barreled Over.
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belllla More than 1 year ago
This is a two love story in a book and it is finding love for two royal brothers among two ordinary sisters. Both stories have a witty fun side and have some hot sexy times wrapped in a well-written story I loved Leo and Tessa story it is a unique wonderful read. It is great to read how the Ice prince meets fire and they both find happiness. The second story is about Marco and Cassie finding their happy ending. I loved the bumblebee and wolf story. But in this I didn't enjoy so much it was interesting in the beginning but dull because they quickly confess their love toward eachother and not a lot interesting happens afterword. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved both the stories.
Taylornichole221 More than 1 year ago
I love a good royal romance and these novels had it all! First you have the Prince with the icy exterior that really is a big softy. Not only does he literally save the damsel in distress but he also sweeps her off her feet to a happy ending. Then you have the Playboy Prince everyone loves but doesn't take seriously. Except after Cassie has a one night stand at a masquerade ball this playboy prince seems to be number one person there for her to rely on. While their budding relationship isn't quiet conventionally its definitely fairy tale worthy. I super adored each epilogue for their stories, literally made me say 'awe'.
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
I so loved this book. Both stories ( Leo and Tessa and Marco and Cassie ) were so poignant, emotional and moving. The character development was well done, the stories moved at a great pace, the chemistry was so hot and the romance so beautiful The way Leo falls for Tessa, the pain Marco feels, what he does to make sure that they can connect....all of it was wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!!!!!!
gillek2 More than 1 year ago
ROYAL MATCH – Tessa’s allergic reaction to an antibiotic has made it necessary for someone to donate a piece of their liver to save her life. Her perfect match is none other than the heir to the Alsania throne, Leo and he is more than willing to help as he believes it is the perfect way to improve his public image. Due to the media storm that ensues they end up spending time together and Tessa realizes there is much more to the Prince than she first thought but is there a happy ever after for two people from such different lifestyles. ROYAL CATCH – Prince Marco has had feelings for Cassie for a while, but she has rebuffed all his advances due to his reputation with the ladies. While at a masquerade ball they share a steamy encounter, but they don’t know who the other is. When they find out Cassie is pregnant will the truth come to light and will Marco be able to convince Cassie that she is the only woman he wants? I really like that both Princes were despite their position were relatable and not arrogant while the women they chose were modern working women. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
In Royal Mess we get to meet twenty-nine year old, Tessa Lulach, a florist who is in desperate need of a liver transplant. Not only does she have a rare blood type, but that country in which she lives in doesn’t have a lot of people participating as donors. It has made it hard for her to find a match, until she finds one in non other than Prince Leo. He has agreed to donate a chunk of his liver, yet when they first meet he seemed a bit distant and reserved. Known as the “Polar Prince” for his demeanor, Prince Leo starts to open up with her when they’re in the hospital recovering together. Tessa tells him how she ended up needing a liver transplant and as the two start to get closer the more she sees the real Leo. He is charming and protective to her that she begins to develop feelings for him. Prince Leo never expected to like Tessa the way he does after getting to know her well. He has put duty first for so long that he has forgotten about his love life. He knows that the public see differently, but he cares for his country that he will do anything to gain their favor. When his father suggest they go on a tour advocating for organ donations in his country, he does so with the help of Tessa. But it takes one kiss and a paparazzi ambush to change the course of events. Now they have to decide if pursuing a relationship is worth it or not. I loved this story, it was fairly short but the author still managed to deliver a romantic story filled with steamy scenes to keep you reading until the very end. Leo’s protectiveness towards Tessa was sweet to read, he was definitely swoon worthy. Tessa is such a hard worker and a total trooper after finding herself in need of liver transplant. We do get to learn more about her past which was nice and the ending tied everything really well. In Royal Catch we are introduced to Cassandra (Cassie) Lulach, a teacher who is ready to meet the one. After planning a trip with her boyfriend, things don’t go according to plan so she is decides to go to the masquerade ball that her sister and brother-in-law are planning. It is then that she meets a stranger that remains her of the person that she can’t stop thinking about and that is of Prince Marco. She has had feelings for him ever since they met, but she knows that he is a total womanizer and might not share her feelings. When she has sex with a stranger at the ball, she never expected to find herself dealing with so much more five weeks later. Now she has find a way to deal with changes in her life. Prince Marco has the looks, title and wealth to get just about anyone that he wants, but he only wants one person and that is Cassie. He has been attracted to her ever since they first met and he doesn’t know if she shares his feelings. He has been trying really hard to escape his past, but being known as the “Playboy Prince” can attract the wrong type of women to his life and he doesn’t want that anymore. When he finds out about Cassie’s condition, he is immediately there willing to help with anything he can, but there are so many things changing that he has to make a choice about what he wants and if he is willing to fight for her or not. This story was entertaining to read as well as steamy and romantic. Prince Marco knows how to woo a woman and he is willing to do anything to make Cassie his. I definitely loved the ending in this story, it was sweet and it fit them really well. I would highly recommend giving this book a try!
StephB More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I had read any books from this author. I received a copy of this book from InkSlingers as I will be sharing this book and review on my Facebook book review page. With all of the hype of the royal wedding, I figured this book would be like every other royal book. I was surprised with the storyline. It was a nice change to see Leo and Tessa meet as an organ donor. It was beautifully written and kept my attention until the end. I will be put more of Sutton's books on my TBR list.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed both stories about two princes, one destined to be King, the Polar Prince, who has a problem with his popularity numbers and likability with his people, and the Playboy Prince, the younger one who has impulse problems until he is falls in love with the one woman who does not want him. Leo was on the donor registry but didn't plan on having to donate part of his liver while still alive, however, Tessa is dying of liver failure from an infection received when her doctor gave her an antibiotic her body could not process after cutting her hand. His popularity increases after the surgery but, of course, the King is not satisfied and wants more and leaks Tessa's name so she will do a media tour. Leo and Tessa have already gotten close in the hospital but close quarters everywhere else will they find true love? Marco has been in love with Cassie since he met her. Hard to believe since he is the playboy who cannot settle down but he has been celibate for nearly a year but she doesn't want to give him the time of day. A mistaken identity hookup at the masquerade party leaves Cassie pregnant. When Marco figures out he is the father he does not give up until he convinces Cassie to marry him. He is over the moon with the thought of being a father but will Cassie feel the same? Definitely recommend these fast paced stories that can be read in an afternoon! **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton is a novella duology. The two books focus on two brothers who are princes in the small country of Alsania, and their father is the king. Their royalty and good-looks are attractive to most women, however, finding "the one" is quite difficult. Royal Match This story is about Prince Leo, the eldest brother and heir to the throne. Because Leo's approval rating is so low, his father has pushed back his abdication for the time being. Leo needs to improve his image in order to be the next king. Tessa Lulach, a talented florist, is in need of a liver transplant. Luckily, Prince Leo has the same rare blood type as Tessa and agrees to save her life. Tessa is a lovely woman who finds Leo to be both kind and thoughtful, completely unlike his public persona. After the successful transplant, Tessa and Leo embark on a publicity tour to raise organ donation awareness. Their unique bond evolves into lust, love and forever. This novella is both meaningful and inspiring. A five star read! Royal Catch This story is about Prince Marco, the fun and carefree royal. In spite of Marco's womanizing ways, the public loves him. Ironically, Marco is in love with Tessa's sister Cassie, and the feeling is mutual. Neither of them know about the feelings of the other. Cassie enjoys her job as a school teacher and would like to be in a loving relationship. During a royal masquerade ball, Marco and Cassie hook-up in the folly, which evolves into discovery, love and lots of babies. If you enjoy a short story with a ton of hot sexy times, then Royal Catch is for you. A three star read! Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton Two princes marry commoners in this delightful royal romance duology! Crown Prince Leo, trying to improve his image, plans to donate a portion of his liver to a commoner only to end up parting with his heart as well. Of course Tess also ends up in love with Leo and there is a happily ever…in spite of a glitch or two. Marco, the spare prince, falls for Cassie but is stymied by her boyfriend and seeming disinterest. When an opportunity for him to show Cassie that his playboy days are over they, too, end up with a HEA…did love the epilogue of this one with the white wolf and bumblebee masks ;) Both are fun easy reads that left me feeling happy so if you are looking for a royal romance or two to pass the day – give these two a try. Oh, forgot to say, these princes are definitely human and oh so very very very enchanting ;) Thank you to the author for the ARC delivered through NetGalley – This is my honest review. 4 Stars
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Love in it's finest moment. Jenna Sutton is a keeper. Royal Mess is a duet that pays homage to the classic fairytale, by putting it's own spin on things. Love can happen at the worst of times. Tessa and Leo are proof that a little bit of faith can end up going the distance. Ms. Sutton keeps the dream alive with irresistible men (Princes no less) and ordinary women driven to face some extraordinary circumstances with their ability to love intact. Royal Mess is what humanity should be. A person willing to lend a hand to another in need.