Royal Treatment: A His Royal Hotness Novel

Royal Treatment: A His Royal Hotness Novel

by Tracy Wolff

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ISBN-13: 9781101884898
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Series: His Royal Hotness , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 285
Sales rank: 39,884
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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Chapter 1
Garrett

They say I’ll get used to this.

After all, what’s there to get used to, really?

Lounging around, doing whatever I want whenever I want, living a life of absolute luxury with absolutely no responsibility . . .

It’s a dream come true.

Or at least, that’s what everybody tells me. That this new life of mine—as the spare instead of the heir—is the best thing to ever happen to me.

Too bad it feels more like a nightmare than a dream.

Then again, almost everything about the last nine months has felt like a nightmare.

Being kidnapped.

Months of torture followed by months of rehabilitation.

Being ousted from my role in both my family and my country.

Definitely the stuff nightmares are made of, even if the playboy lifestyle I’ve had foisted on me isn’t.

And no one can say I haven’t given this lifestyle the old royal try, either . . . because I have. For more than a month now.

I’ve slept with half a dozen women in as many weeks.

Have drunk my weight in Bourbon and Champagne more times than I care to count.

Have raced the world’s fastest cars on the world’s fastest race tracks and frittered away copious amounts of money on absolutely nothing of value . . .

I’ve even hopped from one hot spot to the next—from Rio to the Azores to Patagonia, for God’s sake, which is pretty much at the end of the world. I’ve been to more parties in the six weeks since I’ve gotten a clean bill of health than in the first twenty-eight years of my life. And that’s saying something, considering major galas have been a part of my existence since I learned how to walk. Maybe even longer.

And now I’m here, sunning myself on a rock near a secluded watering hole in the small village of Tournemire and whining to myself about how much I hate my new life. Could I be any more of a spoiled prick if I tried?

It’s obnoxious and I’m pathetic. Not to mention completely useless.

The man once trusted to rule the country now can’t even be trusted to be in control of himself—or so the anxiety medicine the King’s therapists keep insisting I take seems to imply. Well, that and the fact that I can’t even be in the royal palace—at least not when serious business is afoot.

King’s orders.

Oh, that’s not what he or my brother, Kian, say to my face. But I am very aware of how often they’ve been showing me the door lately. Just like I’m aware of what meetings are going on at the palace when they do. I may have had a couple concussions too many in the three months I was missing, but my brain still functions better than most. Certainly well enough to know what my family is up to . . . even if they never say it.

I’ve become a liability, someone who can’t even be trusted with palace gossip, let alone state secrets.

Death has to be better than this. Then again, anything does. Because the distrust from my family, the forced idleness—and uselessness—that is now my life in some ways is just as torturous as those months I endured in that compound filled with anti-royal whack jobs.

Maybe even more so, because I didn’t give a crap about them and they felt the same way about me.

My family, though . . . My family, my country, thinks I’m a traitor. They think they can’t trust me, and there’s nothing I can do to prove otherwise.

The alarm on my phone goes off, interrupting my self-pity. I set it before I stretched out, in case I fell asleep and got caught in a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from. But I’m too busy drowning in what-ifs to sleep, too busy making sure I flip over so my legs don’t burn to let myself drift off. Because that’s what my life has been reduced to. No meetings, no public appearances, no charity work. Just me, a bottle of sunscreen, and this very, very uncomfortable rock.

Maybe it didn’t interrupt the self-pity as much as I thought.

Because I’m boring myself with all the whining going on in my head, I shove off of the rock instead of merely flipping over. And dive headfirst into the small lake.

I swim back and forth, over and over again, determined to exhaust the demons inside of me since I can’t seem to vanquish them. Somewhere around lap thirty-four, I become aware of a commotion at the other end of the lake. And since the commotion involves a tiny redhead with a very big attitude going toe-to-toe with one-third of my security detail, I can’t help but settle back to watch the show.

And what a show it is.

She’s a total spitfire—I may be a hundred yards away, but the “screw off” body language is hard to miss. As are the obscene hand gestures. Not to mention the killer body and long, red corkscrew curls. I don’t have a great view of her face, but I’m pretty sure it will match the rest of her and that intrigues me more than I want to admit.
She intrigues me more than I want to admit.

And since nothing has in far too long, I swim over to the edge of the lake and wade out. Just in time to hear her tell Samuel to “buzz right off! You can’t own a public park.”

He keeps his cool as he reiterates that the lake is off-limits for the next few hours, but she’s having none of it. She hurls a few more choice insults at him as he stands there looking pained, then repeats her refrain about public parks being for the public and therefore incapable of being owned by anyone.

Technically, that’s not exactly true, since all parks in Wildemar belong to the state and my family is the state. But since I’m pretty sure that won’t win me any points with this hot little number with the American accent, I keep that small bit of info to myself even as I approach the two of them.

The rest of my detail gets nervous at the move—I can see Bryce shifting uncomfortably from his spot near the trees. I can’t see Bastian, but then, I don’t have to. In the six weeks he’s been with me, he’s rarely taken his hand off his gun. I’m pretty sure this interaction only has his finger creeping closer to the trigger . . .

“It’s okay, Samuel,” I say as I get closer, holding my hands up to signal the other two to stay back. Bryce glares at me, but he does as I order.

Samuel doesn’t. In fact, he doesn’t so much as look my way, though he does shift a little to the right so that he can cover me. From what, I’m not exactly sure, since the redhead is wearing a purple bikini and flip-flops, neither of which leave her room to hide a weapon. Or anything else . . . thank God.

Because she is hot. Seriously hot, with a capital H.O.T. She might be small—standing maybe five foot three on a good day—but she’s got major curves in all the right places. So many curves, in fact, that as she huffs indignantly at Samuel, I can’t help wondering if she’s going to huff herself right out of her bikini top.

Just the idea is a bright spot in an otherwise messed-up day, because I’m dying to find out if her nipples are the same delicate pink as her full, plump lips.

Behind me, I hear Bastian’s shoes crunch over the rocky ground as he moves closer, and a quick glance at Bryce tells me he’s doing the same thing. So much for following orders. I hold up a hand to once again tell them to stand down, but they ignore me. I may be a prince, but in matters of my personal safety, my security detail does whatever they deem necessary, even if it puts them at odds with my wishes.

Especially if it puts them at odds . . . the three of them are a contrary bunch. Then again, I’m pretty sure that’s why they were assigned to me.

“It’s okay,” I say again, louder this time since it’s for the benefit of all three of my guards. For the first time, the fiery little redhead looks at me.

“No, it’s not!” she argues, tipping her sunglasses down so that I can see the heat in her bright blue eyes. “I want to swim.”

“You can swim,” I say, gesturing expansively toward the lake. “Let the lady through, Samuel.”

He hesitates, but finally gives in when she slaps a hand against his chest and pushes him back a little. “You heard the man. ‘Let the lady through.’” She says the last in a snide little voice that gets my back up. Or maybe it’s the fact that she doesn’t even glance my way as she passes that annoys me.

Either way, I can’t resist saying, “No ‘thank you’?”

She stops and turns back to stare at me, this time taking her glasses all the way off to signify she means business. “Excuse me?”
 
 

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Royal Treatment: A His Royal Hotness Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Don’t let the blurb of Royal Treatment fool you. There is more to this book than a jet-setting prince. I went into Royal Treatment thinking that this was going to be a light read. A book with plenty of sex and Instalove. While I got the latter two, I was not expecting the heavy subject that the book explored. The author did a fantastic job of catching us up from Royal Pain. Garrett is no longer the Prince Regent. His kidnapping deemed him unfit in his father’s eyes and he was let go of his duties. Now, Kian, his twin, is now the Prince Regent. Garrett is hurting. From the kidnapping and torture. From his father’s unrealistic view of what happened to him. Meeting Lola was what he needed. She soothed his broken soul. Can Lola help Garrett face what happened to him? Or will she be another person who turns their back on him when he needs it the most? I wasn’t the hugest fan of Lola at the beginning of the book. She came across as brash and argumentative. But, the more the story went on, the more I could see how she affected Garrett. She was able to keep his nightmares at bay. More importantly, she soothed him. It was in Paris where I started to like her. I loved her when she stood up to Kian for Garrett. I said “You go girl” and double fist pumped the sky. I also got her hesitation about being a relationship with Garrett. I know I wouldn’t have dealt with paps all over the place. Which is also why I wonder how Megan Markle deals with it? I would have been driven bat poop crazy. Garrett was such a tortured person. As I was reading the book from his perspective, I realized that he was still recovering from his kidnapping and torture. His nightmares were a huge clue for me. I got his pain from being relieved from his duty as Prince Regent. That was his life. It was all he knew and when he was told “No more“, he didn’t know what to do with himself. There is Instalove. Dreaded Instalove. I do expect some degree of Instalove in romance novels that I read. But when it is laid on thick, which it was in this case, I do a lot of eye-rolling and sighing out loud. I couldn’t get over how cruel the King was to Garrett. As a parent, I was appalled by how callous he was to him. If my son had been kidnapped and tortured, I would have been devastated. He was more worried about how the people would view Garrett. I didn’t see an ounce of compassion towards him. At all. After the phone conversation with Garrett, I wanted to drop kick him in the boy bits. What Garrett went through couldn’t be healed like a physical injury. He needed time to heal. He also needed a family to support him. Which he kinda got with Kian. But not from the King. Of course, the sex was fantastic. Lola and Garrett could heat up the sheets with the best of them. If my Kindle was a book, the pages would have been on fire for sure. I am not going to get into the ending of Royal Treatment. All I have to say is that it was one of the rawest, most emotional endings that I have read to date.
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Author Tracy Wolff knows her way around a Crown Prince in the latest addition to the erotic contemporary romance series, His Royal Hotness. Royal Treatment takes readers back to Wildemar and introduces them to the heir to the throne, Prince Garrett. Only things aren't going quite as planned after Garrett's traumatic kidnapping and torture. Readers who are intrigued by royal life and the ins and outs of court will find this one a very good read. What I liked: Every once in awhile I want to read a good quick and dirty erotic romance and Royal Treatment certainly fits the bill. Tracy Wolff is able to get readers in the mood quickly for a romp with a playboy prince. I don't know a lot about royalty. Most of us don't. Just what we are allowed to see in the media and what stories we get from those paid to provide photos that cast royals in the limelight whether good or bad. I liked that Wolff gives us a glimpse into a world most of us will never see and that makes this one a grand escape. Garrett isn't quite what you'd expect. He is definitely on a bit of a tear after his recent experiences. He was kidnapped and tortured and then removed as heir to the throne by his ruthless father. He has a lot of issues and he's taking his frustrations out with wine and women. What's a prince to do with no country to rule? Wolff does a wonderful job of portraying Garrett as more than just a lost soul. He has been preparing for the duty of being King his whole life and without that coupled with PTSD, he is the epitome of a tortured hero. But he's not sitting around lamenting his woes, he's out there trying to enjoy a debauched life. He was quite endearing as he worked through his issues with candor and honesty. I liked his attitude, his demeanor and his ability to love. A very good character. Oh Lola! I loved Lola. What a spitfire. Who just goes toe to toe with a prince over a swimming hole? She had spunk and determination and it has served well as a fashionista and entrepreneur. Garrett has met his match with this one. She doesn't put with any nonsense and she calls him out when she needs to, but she also understands the position he is in with his family and does what she believes is right for him even though perhaps it was a misguided gesture. I liked that Wolff made her tough but showed her vulnerabilities with Garrett. Their chemistry was not only off the charts hot, but it was endearing and loving as well. What I didn't like: We hear quite a bit about the King though he never really makes an appearance. As readers we can easily decide that he is quite a pain and very tedious and somewhat mean to his children. He deems Garrett unfit and hands the throne over to Kian who is even more unfit to rule. I wanted the boys to have a chance to their father in his place a bit but it didn't happen. Just a pet peeve that they didn't get to have their say with the man in question. I had to throw my ideals of what is proper and right for the crown out the window a bit with this one because it seemed a bit out of place with my thoughts about royals. I've been watching too much Netflix lol... It's all about decorum and what kind of royal face is presented to the public. This one was bit of a clash with that and I was a bit skeptical in parts until I thought some of the things real "princes" have been caught doing. Bottom Line: This is a very good hot read. If you are looking for that book that takes you out of your head and out of the mundan
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
After reading Royal Pain I was so anxious to get Garrett’s book – he was bound to be dealing with a lot after his kidnapping and Wolff delivered. Although I was a little surprised that Garrett’s dad didn’t show up more. We get some conversations about him and a couple with him but he never actually appears. And with how much of an a** he is to his kids, creating a LOT of issues along the way, I would have expected more. Not that his actions don’t have consequences that are in play here – they are and often – but I wanted more like we got with Kian’s book. Instead, Garrett is mostly (and totally understandably) dealing with the fallout from his months spent being tortured and his recovery afterward. He’s been struggling and it takes meeting an in-your-face rule breaker to throw him off his game and out of his head. As a bit of her free spirit rubs off on him, Garrett starts to really feel again … which also opens him up to the possibilities of finally coming to terms with what has happened to him in the last year. It won’t be pretty but it is definitely needed. I found Lola to be fun and sassy. She’s got a big personality but she’s not overwhelming and I never found her to be overdone. Instead she’s brash, but caring. And totally not intimidated by Garrett’s title. She definitely doesn’t let him get away with too much and instead helps him find his way back to the land of the living. I will say that I got annoyed at the both a couple of times as they spent too much time beating themselves up for the exact same thing. Something would happen and they’d both start taking responsibility and offering verbose apologies. Before kissing and making up of course. It wasn’t horrible but I would find myself thinking “ugh, get over yourself” a time or two :) While I don’t think the daddy issues (for either of them) were properly resolved, I am pleased with the way Wolff handled Garrett’s issues. He’s good at bottling things up and hiding behind his princely mask, but he was never going to get better until he finally opened up about his feelings. It took someone coming in from the outside who could give him the care & understanding he needed and I’m glad Wolff gave him Lola for that. *** I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely my own and no one else’s. ***
Sheila Lee More than 1 year ago
I will not restate the plot nor reveal any spoilers in this review. I have read 1000s of books and have a small handful that I call my favorites and ROYAL TREATMENT BY Tracy Wolff has just become part of my elite reading! This status is reserved for books that I will read again when I need a forever love story to pick up my spirits. This story is laugh out loud funny and wonderfully romantic. But above all, this story pulls the heartstrings. I wept as the book approached its conclusion because the characters were so real. The hurt, pain and anger expressed by Garrett was written so powerfully that I felt his despair. Lola is quirky and funny but, most importantly, understanding of the emotional upheaval that the prince experienced. There are many outside influences that prey on this couple but through it all, love overcomes them and makes the two stronger. This is the first book I have read by Tracy Wolff but she has become one of my favorite authors. Read ROYAL TREATMENT for a wonderfully written romance with heart!
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
I am genuinely bummed I didn't read Royal Pain first but don't worry. The heir and the spare gave me a pass as long as I catch up. So without further delay... Royal Treatment!!! Talk about a tough act to follow, it seems Ex-Crown Prince Garrett is living it up while hiding in the shadows. Living it up isn't actually the way I'd describe it, hiding definitely is. Hiding from his dad, the ridiculous pressure, and his own hateful thoughts. Surviving isn't easy. Surviving when you lost friends is terrible but the icing on the cake is definitely being blamed for being abducted and subsequently the deaths of your friends. Garrett isn't sharing his thoughts or feelings. He's hiding from it all. Until a striking red head messes up his plans... Now he's just trying not to look like a love sick puppy! And it looks real good on him! Gorgeous Garrett has met his match. Now let's hope he can keep her... Despite some dark flashbacks, this book is the makings of a fairytale. It's just missing woodland creatures, a wicked witch (okay, well they have that covered), and a wedding. Or is it!?! Royal Treatment is a feel good sweet story with chemistry and a perfect read for my rainy day.
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
I so wondered about Garrett's story while I was reading his brothers ( the first book in the series). I loved that this book started with his POV because right off the bat, you start to see the world through his eyes and tainted a bit given what he went through. Lola is the perfect match for him and is exactly what he needs to move forward. Their dialogue ( both internal and with each other ) was sharp. So enjoyed his conversations with his brother, and the bodyguard's even thought they were silent had some great "expressions "A very good read.
Llin More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily requested and received an Advance Review Copy via Netgalley. This is my honest review. Crown Prince Garrett is recovering from months of rehabilitation following his torture with rest and relaxation. His father, the king continues to give him a hard time and ultimatum about his previous position as head of the country. Lola Barnes out on the town and run into your highness with his security detail and decided to push her limits with them. The attraction was intense and the decision to fake a relationship turn into much more. The story cleared up many unanswered questions from the first book in this series. The romance between Garrett and Lola was hot and sweet with a great HEA.
Lorizen More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book! Garrett is next in line for the throne, his father the King has groomed him from day one, Kian his twin is not King material. Until Garrett is kidnapped for 8 months and endured a hellish torture. Kian is now taking Garrett's place doing his father's bidding and screwing it up royally. Garrett has been shunned, deemed unworthy, unstable and certainly not worth his father's trouble. So we have a bit of role reversal in this book, although Kian is still a pinhead. No one will ever understand what Garrett went through during those months he was help captive. He has no friends, he's got his security team. One day while out swimming at a local lake he happens to spot a little red headed spitfire giving one of his men hell because he won't let her swim in this public lake. So Garrett goes to investigate, which only means that Lola turns her wrath upon him and the security team. Garrett is taken with Lola. They end up swimming together and then sitting exchanging a few words and when he looks again, she's gone. It takes time but he does manage to track her down. Lola is there buying vintage clothing for her business back in the states. Her mother was a dancer in Las Vegas and her father who was a prominent businessman hit the road when he found out she was pregnant. Lola doesn't have time to dwell on that stuff. She's a successful businesswoman. Her next stop after leaving here is Paris to buy and then ship the clothing home to the states, herself soon to follow. When the Paps happen to catch a photo of Lola and Garrett together, Lola is among other things upset. She can't leave the house she's rented there. Conveniently Garrett pays a visit and Kian in his not so infinite flipping wisdom advised by two other royal spinners see this as a way for Garrett to regain his place on the royal thrown. Ahh but not so fast. They left out the kIng, who is a royal dick, but you'll see him later. Garrett thinks it's a good idea (s0rt of) Lola's sales have skyrocketed and though they have to deal with the paps, together they can handle it. What a great couple these two are. So easy and really pull you into their characters. Lola is all snark and sass and Garrett can rise to that occasion as well. Despite what he is still battling Lola seems to be the compassionate soul he needs and they really belong together. The story continues to unfold, and when the king graces his son with a phone call, Lola overhears part of it. Making some decisions that perhaps weren't in both their best interest, nonetheless she does. All he knows is she's gone and he's got nothing left. He's lost that last part of himself. All hell breaks loose and I do mean me hell. The story so well written I felt some of that in the pit of my stomach. Kian is an idiot and Savvy although she's got a couple lines that make sense is perfect for Kian. Two peas. Truly. The storyline flowed smoothly and the writing was stellar. Loved it. Truly a 5 star read. *arc from NetGalley and Publisher for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
micharch More than 1 year ago
Garrett and Lola meet in an unexpected encounter. She is a brash Amercian who does not care one iota that he is a prince. Garrett is still reeling from being stripped of his automatic ascension into King and having his twin brother slotted in by his father. His father was difficult and overbearing throughout this book. Garrett's kidnapping, torture and subsequent PTSD was downplayed by all around him. He was stoic to the point of being almost martyr. Lola owned her own business and was quite successful in her own right. She was kind of in your face at points and didn't want anyone to tell her what to do, but had no problem letting people know how she felt. She had daddy issues that were warranted, but used them as an excuse for her behavior a bit too much. Her inability to understand Garrett's feelings and her refusal to see him as different than her father caused more than a few problems. Overall it was a good book and showcased both personalities in enough detail that you felt like you knew them both. A good continuation of this series. I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review.
iScreamBooksBlog More than 1 year ago
"Two people as messed up as we are really have no business being together." I confess, I didn't think Garrett could win me over as much as his twin brother Kian did, but I was wrong. When Garrett was rescued after being kidnapped and tortured, the broken prince stole my heart. I learned that he was more than the goody-goody chosen one, and an heir to the throne. Yeah, maybe he was more serious and not as funny and carefree as his twin, but he had so much more responsibility to weigh him down. Well, at least he did, before his father decided that the son that was returned to him after the abduction wasn't fit to be king. Now the heir has become the spare. Kian is still hilarious, especially now that he's taken over Garrett's role as the next prince in line for the throne. It's the last thing he wants. He's never wanted that responsibility and he's fully aware that his brother does. If it wasn't for Garrett's coaching, he wouldn't have even made it through a single one of the meetings he's required to attend. Let's hope that there's still a country left to lead by the time he gets through messing up. Garrett tries to keep his resentment under control and his anger simmering below the surface. But sometimes it's hard to accept his new lot in life. He's made the ultimate sacrifice and rather than it being appreciated he's been put out to pasture. Why not see if the grass really is greener on the other side? Kian had a blast being the black sheep of the family, so why not give it a try? Maybe women and partying and no responsibility is the way to go. That's how he met her...Lola. Lola is an amazing character who won me over in a single sentence. I became the president of her fan club immediately and never wavered in my support. She is a little red-headed fireball who is not intimidated by royalty or their security and is not afraid to let them know it in no uncertain terms. How could Garrett fail to notice and appreciate her? Especially when she was wearing a tiny bikini when she decided to take on his security detail. He thought he would be satisfied with just a taste, but once he got one, he knew it wasn't enough. Garrett might know how to run a country, but he couldn't run her. Even when he gave her the 'royal treatment' he was the one bending to her will. He couldn't get enough of her feistiness and her beauty bowled him over. When their one date got caught on camera the media exposure made it impossible to keep it a secret. Was their invasion of her privacy too much to handle, or would she be willing to keep playing with the prince? I've really enjoyed the His Royal Hotness series and wish there were more princes in the palace to look forward to. But no worries, I'm ready for whatever the author has for us next, she never disappoints. The line forms here...
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
This is book 2 in the His Royal Hotness series, you have to read book 1 in order to understand what has and is happening to the main character in this book. This one is about Prince Garrett who was kidnapped in the first book and Lola Barnes. Garrett is struggling with the new realities of his life after his kidnapping and torture. Not only has he been told he won't be the king , even though that is what he was groomed for since birth and all he knows, but he is also struggling with how everything affected him on a more personal level. Lola is a business woman who doesn't take anything from anyone. And it's refreshing to him to be treated as a man instead of royalty. But then one kiss changes everything for the both of them. Far beyond what either had planned for their lives. I really loved this book. Garrett is of course struggling and who wouldn't after everything that was done to him. Even though he knows his brother loves him, his brother now has the place that he was always supposed to have. The place that he lived his whole life for and gave up his dreams for. And he feel's like there is nothing left for him now that his father (jerk) has taken it away. Lola, I LOVE her! She doesn't care about titles and doesn't let anything stand in her way. Yes, she has her own issues and vulnerabilities but they just make her an even more lovable character! You would never in a million years think that they would work together but they are perfect for each other in every way. It has nothing to do with families, titles, or money and everything to do with the people they truly are and it's a beautiful thing! And him standing up for the person he loves more than anything? Epic! I loved it! Sad to see it end. Maybe the author can swing some stories in about the guards and other secondary characters we saw in these books. That would be awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you to NetGalley and LoveSwept for providing this book in exchange for an honest review. Royalty-themed romance is a guilty pleasure so this book instantly appealed to me. I haven't read the first book in this series so I felt like I was missing some background about the hero's tortured past, but I felt this book did a good job of explaining that and it gave the character interesting depth. The love story was adorable and fresh, but I wish the narration was just from the female perspective instead of both Garrett and Lola. As well, I wish we could have gotten more time with Garrett's family because it added additional tension that I would have liked to explore more. I would read more from the author.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
This was a great follow up to the first book in this series! I loved Kian, but Garrett was so broken and injured that I couldn’t help but love him more! When Garrett sees the little spitfire chewing out one of his security detail he’s drawn to her but as their interaction continues he’s more than drawn. No one treats him like she does. And he’s all over that! It’s been nine months since the rescue from his abduction where he was tortured. He’s still trying to find some kind of healing but it’s not going so well. It doesn’t help that his father, the King, has taken away Garret’s right to the throne because of the mistreatment he received during his captivity. Lola is a free spirit. Raised by a single mother and ignored by her father, she’s found a little niche for herself in the world of fashion. What she refuses to do is give any man the power to ever leave her and break her heart again. When Garret charms her into a date and one scorching hot kiss, she’s more amiable to the crazy plan he presents to her. They will work together to gain the throne back to its rightful heir. I loved all the ins and outs of this couple’s relationship. Both had past issues to get through and neither are capable of opening up about it. Garret’s were definitely the worse but he’s hidden his pain and emotional trauma so well that those around him, minus Lola, don’t realize how “damaged” he really is. Lola was such the perfect counterpart for Garret and he was so charming and fun, refusing to let go. A bit of a beta hero he was transformed by Lola’s attitude toward life, problems and him. This was a well paced read with great secondary characters, Kian and Savvy from book 1 play quite a bit of a role, and steamy in all the appropriate parts. Definitely one you want to check out if you like some royal romance!
StephG72 More than 1 year ago
Royal Treatment is the second in the His Royal Hotness (insert slight snicker) series, but was still easily able to be read as a standalone. I do think I might have gotten a little more out of the story with a little of the background if I'd read the first book, but I still LOVED the story and it's NOT a requirement by any means. Okay, the fact that the hero of the story is a Prince notwithstanding, I loved how Garrett and Lola were "real" people. Lola is a confident, independent woman who runs a successful business and doesn't take $hit from anyone. She's the perfect foil for a handsome, arrogant prince like Garrett. Meanwhile, despite being a royal prince, Garrett is dealing with demons of his own that manifest themselves as PTSD. I liked how the story didn't gloss over what he was dealing with and showed how much something like that can affect someone. I'll definitely be checking out the first book in the series and other books by Wolff. *I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*
HotReads More than 1 year ago
I adored this story - highly recommend Royal Treatment to romance readers everywhere!
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend Royal Treatment by Tracy Wolff. It is the second book in the His Royal Hotness line, but can be read as a standalone book. This is the story of Prince Garrett and Lola. Royal Treatment is a complicated romance between a prince and peasant. The peasant likes her life exactly the way it is but the Prince wants what the Prince wants and he always gets his way! The main character Lola Barnes is a beautiful American and a single entrepreneur who runs her own business. She loves her job as a buyer and seller of vintage clothing. Raised by a single mom somehow she has made it as far as she has on her street smarts and grit. She is in Wildemar on a buying trip without any plans to meet his Royal Hotness, Prince Garrett. But once she sees him, SWOON! Prince Garrett of Wildemar is still recovering from a kidnapping and brutal torture. He’s dealing with the loss of his dreams, the recovery from his horrible ordeal and then he meets LOLA! He is immediately mesmerized by her beauty and her attitude. No one had ever spoken to him the way she does and he loves it! He becomes obsessed with Lola and eventually the press discovers the Prince’s romance and then they are both on an adventure to avoid the paparazzi. Lola’s need for independence has guided most of the decisions she makes in her life. She really likes Prince Garret but is scared to take a chance at love. Prince Garrett has a breakthrough with his PTSD and recovery during this time and really comes into his own! He becomes more than a victim. My one complaint in this book is that I wish I knew more about his kidnapping and what had happened to him. Even though this can be read as a stand-alone novel, I’m going to read the first book in this line, Royal Pain, to see if it provides more details about the kidnapping. 4 stars **Review by Kara, Late Night Reviewer for Up All Night w/ Books**
UpAllNightBB More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend Royal Treatment by Tracy Wolff. It is the second book in the His Royal Hotness line, but can be read as a standalone book. This is the story of Prince Garrett and Lola. Royal Treatment is a complicated romance between a prince and peasant. The peasant likes her life exactly the way it is but the Prince wants what the Prince wants and he always gets his way! The main character Lola Barnes is a beautiful American and a single entrepreneur who runs her own business. She loves her job as a buyer and seller of vintage clothing. Raised by a single mom somehow she has made it as far as she has on her street smarts and grit. She is in Wildemar on a buying trip without any plans to meet his Royal Hotness, Prince Garrett. But once she sees him, SWOON! Prince Garrett of Wildemar is still recovering from a kidnapping and brutal torture. He’s dealing with the loss of his dreams, the recovery from his horrible ordeal and then he meets LOLA! He is immediately mesmerized by her beauty and her attitude. No one had ever spoken to him the way she does and he loves it! He becomes obsessed with Lola and eventually the press discovers the Prince’s romance and then they are both on an adventure to avoid the paparazzi. Lola’s need for independence has guided most of the decisions she makes in her life. She really likes Prince Garret but is scared to take a chance at love. Prince Garrett has a breakthrough with his PTSD and recovery during this time and really comes into his own! He becomes more than a victim. My one complaint in this book is that I wish I knew more about his kidnapping and what had happened to him. Even though this can be read as a stand-alone novel, I’m going to read the first book in this line, Royal Pain, to see if it provides more details about the kidnapping. 4 stars **Review by Kara, Late Night Reviewer for Up All Night w/ Books**
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--heartbreaking and impassioned 4.25 stars--ROYAL TREATMENT is the second instalment in Tracy Wolff’s contemporary, adult HIS ROYAL HOTNESS erotic, romance series. This is Garrett, the former crown-prince of Wildemar, and American on-line fashion sales promoter Lola Barnes’ story line. ROYAL TREATMENT can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and backstory I recommend reading the series in order. NOTE: If you have not read book one –ROYAL PAIN-there may be some spoilers in my review. Told from dual first person points of view (Lola and Garrett) ROYAL TREATMENT follows the building relationship between former crown prince of Wildemar Prince Garrett, and American on-line fashion sales promoter Lola Barnes. While in Europe, scouting out vintage and name brand clothing American Lola Barnes will come face to face with the former crown prince of Wildemar Prince Garrett-a bruised, battered and beaten soul who months earlier had been kidnapped, tortured, and starved by a fringe militia group claiming to want the destruction of the Royal family. Seven minutes older than his twin brother Kian (Royal Pain #1) Garrett was targeted in an effort to disrupt the succession to the throne. Meeting flamboyant and strong-willed American fashionista Lola Barnes began a slow break-down of the demons controlling our hero’s life. Garrett will offer Lola a chance of a lifetime to play the ‘fake’ girlfriend to his battered prince, a relationship that turns into something more. What ensues is the building romance between Lola and Garrett, and the potential fall-out as the paparazzi take aim at our story line heroine, and a promise from the King if Garrett is willing to let go of the woman with whom he is falling in love. Prince Garrett struggles in the face of dark memories, PTSD, and the ongoing humiliation of losing his position as heir to the Royal throne. Believing Garrett to be damaged and compromised, the King revoked Garrett’s birthright by naming Garrett’s twin Kian as the next in line to wear the crown. Lola Barnes is a successful, online business owner, a business that gives her the opportunity to travel the world. A brash and combustible American woman, Lola takes Garrett out of his comfort zone in an effort to show our hero what it is he has been missing and wants. The relationship between Garrett and Lola is one of immediate attraction but Lola is in Europe on business, a temporary lay-over in Wildemar is about to change her life forever. Garrett has become a bit of a man-wh*re while recovering from his traumatic ordeal. Meeting Lola Barnes sets Garrett on the path to self-discovery, with the knowledge that there is more to his life than wearing a crown. The $ex scenes are erotic, passionate and intense. ROYAL TREATMENT is a story of family, friendship, betrayal and love. The premise is heartbreaking and impassioned; the romance is sexy and seductive; the characters are colorful, dynamic and exciting. ROYAL TREATMENT looks at one man’s recovery, and one woman’s ability to break through and destroy the demons that control his mind and his heart.
PennieM More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful! Gorgeous Garrett is everything you want in a Prince and more. After being kidnapped and held captive for three months he has been rehabbing for the past nine months and bored out of his mind, especially since his father has deemed him now unworthy to be the crown Prince. His entire life has been about him being the Crown Prince and now after his abduction his father thinks he is not worthy. Lola Barnes crosses his path, or his beach, and her sassiness is something he cannot deny and finally something intrigues him. Their instant chemistry and fence jumping evening walk and ending with a smoldering kiss goodnight which is caught by a photographer and splashed across the papers by morning. This leads to so much fun and frolicking and a couple is born. They were meant for each other and Lola was just what Garrett needed to help him heal. This was beautifully written and I highly recommend it. **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
OpheliaOA More than 1 year ago
I am in love with this book. Garrett and Lola are so good together and the fact that both have been through bad experiences in the past makes them more perfect for each other. Garrett has been kidnapped, tortured, cast aside by his father and stripped from his title but still stands tall when he fights for Lola so they can stay together. He has given so much of himself and his sanity to his county but he draws the line to giving up his true love and I thought that was the sweetest. Garrett is a true hero in my book and so deserving of the title of the crown prince and be the next in line to be king of Wildermar. I really enjoyed this book especially since it kept me entertained all throughout the whole story line. It’s a must read! ***I was given this ARC by NetGalley as an exchange for an honest review.
rc1836 More than 1 year ago
Enchanting sexy love story I haven't gotten caught up in "royal fever" but there was something about the synopsis of Tracy Wolff's Royal Treatment that drew my interest, and I'm so glad that I gave this book a try. I found the main characters Garrett and Lola very likable and totally believable. I loved how while almost like opposites in personality they just fit each other. This book pulled at a spectrum of emotions from sad to joyous. There was romance and also some very sexy and loving moments. I found the author handled the trauma of and healing process of Garrett's kidnapping very thoughtfully. If you are looking for a book that entertains and makes you think just a little bit about the reality of the royal life this book is a must. I received an advance reader copy from Netgalley.
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
This is the second and last book in the Royal Hotness series. You don't have to read book one first, but I would recommend it. The first book was Kian's story, who is the spare to the throne of Wildemar, but during that book, Garrett, the crown prince was abducted. This story gives us Garrett's story. Garrett spent his entire life preparing to be the King of Wildemar. Now because of his abduction, his father, the King, has removed Garrett from succession and has given Kian that job. To say that Garrett is pissed is an understatement. He survived three months in captivity while being tortured to near death, but he never gave in to their demands. The King still feels that Garrett is too weak. Garrett is currently living his life in a non-directional way.....he has no idea what to do. One day while swimming, Garrett sees this feisty little redhead giving his security trouble and he is instantly smitten. For the first time since the abduction, SOMETHING is bringing Garrett some feelings. Garrett quickly finds out who this little redhead is, Lola Barnes, and he goes to visit her again. They end up going out to dinner and the paparazzi photographs them and now it's all over the news. This new relationship is a positive thing for Garrett and Kian convinces him to run with it and see if Lola will agree to a fake relationship because he thinks it could get Garrett the crown back. Lola's vintage clothing resale business takes off with the news of her dating Garrett, and she actually agrees to fake a relationship for the short time she will be in Europe. For two people who thought they could keep this relationship in name only, it quickly turned into something so much more. For the first time in Garrett's life he wanted something for himself, and not just for the monarchy. Both Lola and Garrett had issues from their pasts but together they were able to fight for their happy ending. This story surprised me by being so emotional at the end. I found myself sobbing at times, but it was a good emotional cry. Overall, I really loved this story.
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
Lola Barnes is a free-spirited, independent woman, who owns a clothing business, where she buys and sells vintage clothing. She came from meager beginnings, was raised by a single mother who taught her how to stay true to her beliefs, and gave her the tools (street smarts) to make a successful life for herself. She is not rich by any stretch of the means, but she does well for herself, and that is just fine by her, she honestly wouldn't have it any other way. While in Wildemar on a shopping excursion, she comes across a gorgeous hunk who not only infuriates her, but also comes equipped with a charming side that lures her in for a night on the town... not realizing that said "one night" is about to turn her quiet little life upside down! After being kidnapped, beaten, and dethroned Prince Garrett of Wildemar is completely at a loss, he always thought he be in charge, but once was returned home, his father took his crown from him and passed it onto his brother. He is beyond ticked about losing his crown, and is determined to show his father that he is worthy of the title, and will do just about anything to make it a reality. So when he spots a feisty little redhead giving his security a run for their money at the pool one afternoon, he thinks she may just be a step in the right direction. So he finds out her name, and goes in search of the beauty caused this stirring in his belly that won't subside... and winds up finding the answer to all his prayers! Royal Treatment is a heartfelt and entertaining tale that is sure to have romance readers falling in love as soon as their eyes hit the first page! This one was a refreshing change of pace for me and unlike anything I have read in a while. It was an engaging, emotional, steamy, funny, and a whole lot of fun to devour! Highly recommend it!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Prince Garrett's story continues as he works to come to terms with being the spare prince after living through being tortured at the hands of his kidnappers. His father the King no longer believes Garrett is the son for the throne. So now that Garrett is not to be king, he decides to give the playboy lifestyle his brother Kian loved so much a try. That's when he meets Lola and his world is once again turned upside down! This is the second and final book in the series and while you could read this one and follow along as a standalone, I recommend you read the first book to get the full backstory. Both books are very well done and I highly recommend them both.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Having read Royal Pain, which I liked a lot, I knew I would want to read ROYAL TREATMENT, which by the way stands perfectly on its own. And ROYAL TREATMENT gave me so much more than I ever expected; it is not a good book, it is a great book! What a joy to have a hero who is not a manwhore, who is actually a very nice man, even if a tad rigid with rules and regulations, but it goes with the territory of being a prince, but he is far from boring. Lola is your opposite kind of girl: bright red hair, with tattoos and piercings; not exactly inconspicuous, but I loved that Ms. Wolf did not go overboard. Lola has a real job, she is successful; she is not your needy damsel in distress, but not at all. The dialogues are simply outstanding, the writing eloquent and crisp, the characters superbly defined, and both Lola and Garrett are lovely people I would like to have as friends, even though Garrett’s environment is stressful; those paparazzi gave me the willies! There were such lovely little details, such as the caramel macarons, a chat about omelets, and some lovely minor characters as well. Lola’s business was a fun one that I had never seen before in a romance novel, and it was a treat. The romance is not rushed, and as everything in ROYAL TREATMENT, entirely convincing, which is seldom the case in contemporary fictional royal romances. I loved every moment, every scene; everything was done to perfection, and the ending was explosive and very emotional. As an added bonus, I thought the cover model looked exactly how Garrett should look. I certainly felt I got the ROYAL TREATMENT with this irresistible book!