Royally Matched

Royally Matched

by Emma Chase
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froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
Looking for a perfect, sexy, romantic fairytale? One where you fall in love with the characters, quirks and all, then this is definitely the book for you. Royally Matched is the story of Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco and Lady Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, simply known as Henry and Sarah. She is a quiet, shy librarian and he is next in line to be King, although he is far from ready to take on the responsibilities of that title. To have a little fun while his grandmother Queen Lenora is away he agrees to appear on a reality show Matched: Royal Edition, with twenty women vying to win the hand of the young Prince. Sarah doesn't appear on the show but has to go as an assistant to her sister Penelope. One by one the girls are voted off, leaving only a chosen few. But Henry being Henry is not interested in any of them, the quiet, shy girl holds all of his attention, and for the first time Henry realizes why his brother Nicholas gave up the throne for Olivia. This is a great book, loaded with fun, love, and heartache. Henry is wild and I love the way he drove his security team crazy and ditched them whenever possibly. Several times I thought his grandmother would lose her royal cool with him. If you love romance with humor then give this book a try, you will not be disappointed!!
JoannaDursi 1 days ago
(4.5 stars) I am an Emma Chase newbie and I am hooked. I've been thoroughly enjoying the Royals and can't wait to read Raised and Endowed. To say Henry is overwhelmed after Nicholas abdicates the throne would be an understatement. That would be why he believes it a good idea if he stars in a reality dating show. Honestly, I was skeptical about this story line but was pleasantly surprised that the show took a back seat to exploring his budding relationship with Sarah. Yes, we do get to see him “dating” his contestants it wasn't too much that it turned me off (because I despise reality dating shows). Just like his brother, Henry has quite the sense of humor and I often found myself laughing out loud. Smart, funny, sexy---this series has it all.
TheBookNerd5 4 months ago
Royally Matched by Emma Chase 5 Stars Characters: Henry- How could you not like Henry?? He's such a great soul and seems like a blast to be around. Sarah- I liked Sarah's character. I related to her in the aspect of hiding behind books and not wanting to branch out to write our own stories. Quotes: "My father used to put together jigsaw puzzles in his spare time. Sometimes, there were pieces, just one or two, that were odd, that didn't seem to fit in anywhere. He would put them off to the side and I would think, maybe there's something wrong with them, maybe they're broken. But then...he would find the piece they fit with, their match---and when the two pieces were joined, you could see what they were supposed to be. Where they fit and how important they were to the whole picture." “I sink into the chaise lounge in my bedroom, throw a soft, velour blanket over my legs, open my book—and block out the world. ” “If nightmares can come true, and sometimes they do... then so can our happiest dreams.” “My story hasn’t been written yet … but I know it begins with you.” Overall: I'm writing this review as I listen to Hallelujah by Pentatonix. This song will never be the same after reading this book. I enjoyed this book immensely more than the first book. I fell for Henry HARD. I like Nicholas don't get me wrong, but he doesn't compare to his brother. I love how passionate Henry is. He sets his mind to something and does it right. Sure it takes awhile for him to get there, but the journey is part of the process. Disclaimer: This book is HOT HOT HOT. Off the charts HOT! So if you aren't into those types of scenes then honey, this isn't for you! This book had some really steamy scenes but it also had a ton of sincere, swoon worthy moments as well. Don't let that cover fool you! Henry has a heart of gold and loves with all his heart. I don't remember reading a book where the MC works in a library. I loved how much of a reader Sarah was and her immense love for books. Seeing Sarah have book related moments was the best. Her curling up with a book, obsessing over a worn, first edition copy, getting excited over a book nook etc. It was so awesome to see the book lovers represented here. I also enjoyed one of the characters having a deeper backstory. Not everything in real life is puppy dogs and rainbows so it's nice to see how others cope with a horrific upbringing or something traumatic that has happened to them. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm glad I went ahead and picked it up instead of stopping after feeling just okay about book 1. I loved the relationship between Henry and Sarah. I even cried at some parts. If a book makes me cry, then it's a keeper! I look forward to book 3 with Logan and Ellie. Who doesn't love a sexy bodyguard?!?!? **For those who've read this book/series: Is it just me or did you compare Nicholas to Prince William and Henry to Prince Harry?!?! I felt I was constantly comparing them lol. P.S. Did we ever learn Sarah's mother's name????? I kept looking for it as I read but never saw it? Strange right?
LilyElementBookReviews 9 months ago
Royally Matched is book 2 in the Royally series. I enjoyed the first book and was interested in seeing how the brother would handle the curve ball thrown at him in the previous book. We switch POV's in this installment to Prince Henry who is learning how to shoulder the responsibility of being next in line to the throne. Henry Pembrook the Prince of Wessco is struggling living in the limelight of being the Prince. After the events in book one, Henry is slated next in line to the throne after living his entire life not expecting it. It comes with a steep learning curve and trying to fulfill the expectations of his Grandmother, the Queen. After he messes up royally he's set off to an estate and that's where he's approached by a TV producer with the idea Matched: Royal Edition. It's pretty much what you expect, lots of upper crust young ladies vying for the Prince's affections and the one that wins has a chance of marrying Prince Henry. Sarah Von Titebottum, a librarian, and her sister are two of the ladies in the show. Though Sarah quickly dismisses herself from the show only to be there to support her sister. Henry seems drawn to our shy librarian though and each passing day we see their relationship grow. I wasn't sure how I'd feel with having Henry be interested in her yet still playing the part of trying to find his possible bride while filming the show. It grew to annoy me a tad but overall I loved Sarah and Henry relationship and how they treated one another. This novel was a light and fast read for me that I really enjoyed. Royally Matched had crushing after a prince yet again. I don't really read all that many books with royalty in them but I seem to like it when Emma Chase works her magic on it. I enjoyed this installment a bit more than book one, I think mainly because of the leading lady. She was so shy and timid initially yet as we learned more about Sarah I grew to want her POV more and more. If you're a fan of Contemporary Romance with librarians or royalty you'll adore this book.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved Henry and Sarah
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
As with the first book in the series, Royally Screwed, one thing I really loved was the witty banter. The characters were so much fun, totally the type of people I'd love to hang out with. While I probably liked the first book a tiny, super-tiny bit better, I probably empathized more with Sarah. Such a fun read, loved the whole idea of the reality tv show for getting to marry the prince. And Prince Henry was a cutie. Also I enjoyed going back to the characters from the first book and getting to see how things were with them. Lots of smiles and feelings - both sweet and sad - in this story. Looking forward to the third book in the series, Royally Endowed, as well as getting to meet the author at Apollycon in March next year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Henry's quips and how when he fell in love, he fell spectacularly!!! Sarah is a an inspiration to all us overtly shy bibliophiles ... that perhaps we do deserve to dream and hope for our very own Colonel Brandon. ?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read in one sitting.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
Prince Henry, the future king and wild member of the family, agrees to do a royal version of The Bachelor. Lady Sarah prefers not to cash in on her bloodline. She's the quiet librarian. Her sister loves the spotlight so she can't wait to sign up. Sarah tags along as an escort to keep her sister in line. Despite being surrounded by outgoing beautiful women on par with his partying ways, Henry finds sanctuary in Sarah's company. Royally Matched is about two people growing into their true selves. Henry learns to focus on what is important to him. Sarah finds she has a brave side. The storyline is full of sweet and funny, and plenty of sexy finds it way into the mix. Lovers of reality tv and RomComs should check this out.
BooksCoffeePassion More than 1 year ago
Henry is a playboy. As the younger royal son, his life has been an endless party, wild and carefree until Nicholas, his older brother, gives up the throne for love. And now, Henry is the future King. He’s drowning in responsibilities and he can’t figure out how to come up for air. Everything in Henry’s life has changed, everything will only get harder as his responsibilities get bigger and he can’t seem to do anything right, especially in his grandmother’s eyes, so he thinks about taking one step back and doing something fun, just to relax and to be himself. And Matched: Royal Edition, a new reality show, is perfect and exactly what he need, or what he thinks he needs. Sarah is a shy bookworm, a sweet librarian that has a work project coming up and she’s desperate to avoid it because she can’t deal with public speaking. She has the perfect opportunity to skip it by accompanying her sister, Penelope, as Penelope’s assistant in Matched. Sarah is absolutely adorable. I loved her. EVERYTHING about her. Seriously, I have a girl crush! Even her virginity made sense (and I never thought I would write this sentence because I’m definitely not a fan of the virgin trope), every little detail about her fits so perfectly. I have to admit at first I was actually thinking: “Nooooo! She can’t fall for this shallow boy.” But then I really fell for Henry. HARD. I didn’t even see it coming. Seriously. "That’s the Henry Effect." Emma Chase totally wowed me. I haven’t read Royally Screwed yet, the first book in this series, but I definitely will go back to read it. I don’t want to give away much of Henry and Sarah’s story because I think it’s better to read it without knowing how their story is going to unfold. I can say that I couldn’t put it down. Henry and Sarah’s relationship is so sweet and honest (and so steamy too – lots and lots of heat), the writing is fantastic, the secondary characters are memorable (I loved Penelope), the humor is off the charts and there’s a few surprises too. Royally Matched is a must read and a top favorite of 2017! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a fairy tale and/or a romantic light read. "Reading is power."
ValleyBookDoll More than 1 year ago
Royally Matched was everything I wanted and more. A love story with humor, drama, and sex! This book will satisfy your royal appetite. Royally Matched is a standalone novel within the Royally series. So for those who have read the first book in the series, you got to see Henry’s older brother’s story which eventually led to Henry acquiring the throne. After his brother abdicated his role as future King of Wessco, Henry was forced to part with his wild, partying ways. Fun is off the table now, and in its place sits a stack of legal reforms and proposals that he needs to inform himself with, and prepare to become king. You can take the prince out of the wild, but you can’t take the wild out of the prince. Unbeknownst to the Queen, Henry signs on to a reality show that is set to find his future queen. Yet the woman of his dreams stands behind the scenes. The biggest reason (yes, even more so than Henry himself) that I loved and thoroughly enjoyed this novel was because of Sarah. She’s a character that we will all surely adore and relate too. A bookworm and librarian with a deep appreciation for literature. (Won’t be too hard to picture yourself as the heroine, right ladies?) She’s a well-rounded gal with intelligence and a sweet disposition. She has the power to “tame” the wild prince, but never changes him into someone unrecognizable. Together they stay true to themselves and honestly become better versions. Henry had already charmed me in Royally Screwed, but wow did he steal my heart entirely. He shows a whole other side to him; a vulnerable man who can make smart decisions and potentially be a great king. His treatment of Sarah was swoon worthy beyond belief. He treated her like a queen! The two had tremendous chemistry! Like Nicholas and Olivia’s story (Royally Screwed), Henry and Sarah’s story was the right amount of spicy and sweet. Their relationship seemed very organic and their feelings always felt genuine. I loved reading their moments together; whether they were being cute, sensual, or simply chatting about mundane things. A few laugh-out-loud moments, several chuckles, and endless swoony sighs. There are very few times that I feel like re-reading a book immediately after finishing it, but it happened in this case. I just couldn’t get enough of these two! I HIGHLY recommend this book and series! Emma Chase really outdid herself.
JaymeBooks More than 1 year ago
Royal romances quickly became one of my favorite storylines. It's a little something for the romantic souls, who longs for fairytales. And simply, Emma Chase books are worth recommending because they have it all. It will give you an amazing ride through all the emotions. It's opposites attract kind of story about easygoing prince Henry to be king and shy, librarian girl, Sarah who met during the filming of a reality TV show. How amazing is that? No, Sarah doesn't take part in it, she is the sister of one of the candidates. They began as a friends who get carried away with the feelings. I loved their banter and off-scale chemistry. It just draws you in for long hours. Their relationship is well developed and although they have to go through difficulties because of their responsibilities and challenges, at the end it's all worth it. Royally Matched is a insanly good royal love story with steam and entertainment fast paced action. It's also a sweet and funny rom com with great heroine and swoon worthy hero, who certainly after this book will appear in not one of your fantasies. If you are looking for funny and a good romance, Emma Chase is your must-read author. And the series is proof of this.
Crazybooknerd More than 1 year ago
Royally Matched by Emma Chase (Audio Edition) Narrated by Shane East and Andi Arndt Series: Royally #2 5 Stars - What a great read! I loved Sarah, she was quiet, strong, and shy (until she’s comfortable with you.) The complete opposite of Henry. He is the ultimate irresponsible playboy and I loved watching him realize his love for Sarah. The premise of the book being a reality TV show was perfect for Henry character. All the attention and drama that goes with it, really allowed us to watch him mature. There were some perfect sweet moments, and laugh out loud dialogue, which of course I LOVE. Both narrators did a fantastic job on this book! I am looking forward to the third in the series. ~Paragraphs and Petticoats~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is a fun read. Loved the story and characters.
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
It's The Bachelor, Royal edition! Emma Chase proves that opposites attract in this royally entertaining and heartwarming story with some unexpected twists. If you read Royally Screwed, you'll remember Henry as a little bit troubled and wildly unpredictable. So naturally Henry accepts an offer to film a reality TV show at the castle. Behind the Queen's back. Naturally things don't quite go as planned, partly because Henry has never been one to follow the rules. Especially when he finds himself falling for a woman who isn't a contestant on the show. Sarah Von Titebottum (and yes, it's pronounced "tight bottom", so commence your snickers now) is your not-so-naughty librarian. The virgin bookworm with a love for the classics. While Henry and Sarah were opposites in almost every way, I loved how they complemented each other and grew as individuals before they finally came together. This book was playfully entertaining with just the right amount of sentimentality and sweet emotion, and an even more unexpected dark twist. Emma Chase really surprised me with an unexpected twist at the end. It was something I never saw coming, but exactly what the story needed.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
First time reading something by Emma Chase and I have to say it was a great experience, the characters were well developed, they were easy to connect to and the story she writes for them was sweet and sexy. I seem to always gravitate to these type of book, the ones that tell the story of a King or future King and how they deal with the responsibility and also the kind of woman they choose to spend their lives with but don’t get me wrong, I also enjoy a good Princess story because of the same reasons. In this book we add the extra element of a reality show, he has to choose out of all the women the one he feels will fit better with his future, he is also doing it to make a point to the Queen but as the story progresses it is obvious that he starts to develop feelings for one girl in particular, one that takes his breath away and that is nothing to what he expected he would like in a woman. I liked all the sneaking around, how he started to develop feeling he wasn’t afraid to admit it and put his feelings out in the open, it was certainly a good character trait in him, I also liked that they both had lived and ambitions and that didn’t change by falling in love, it just made them more determined to fight for what they wanted and they kind of life they wanted to lead.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars!! “There are meetings in books that stand out, that alter the course of the story. Profound encounters between the characters when one soul seems to say to the other, “There you are–I’ve been looking for you.”” “He’s bold and confident; I think that’s my favorite part. The way he moves, how he touches me and himself–how he’s sure of just what to do. And he knows it. It’s beautiful and thrilling at the same time.” “I’ve never had someone who was just mine, body and soul–mine to protect and hold and love. And that’s what Sarah is…she belongs to me now. We belong to each other.” Sweet. Swoon-Worthy. Utterly Romantic. That is how I would describe Royally Matched. Royally Matched is a fun and entertaining read that will consume your heart and leave you with a smile on your face. Royally Matched is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Henry and Sarah. Henry has no clue or desire to be king. No matter how hard he tries, he always screws up. Needless to say, he’s not handling himself well. Since he knows his wild and crazy times are numbered, he decides to go all out with a bang…A royal reality dating show to be exact. Think the bachelor, but with a soon to be king twist. It’s all supposed to be fun and games…That is until Henry meets Sarah. Sarah is unlike any woman that he’s ever met. She’s real and shy to a fault, but don’t let that shyness fool you. She isn’t afraid of anything and doesn’t want anything from the prince. She is totally refreshing. The more time that Henry spends with Sarah, the more he is drawn to her. Before either of them knows it, they develop a connection meant for the books….. What can I say about Royally Matched, other than I just loved this book. It was fun. It was flirty. It was sexy as hell and filled with swoon worthy moments. I fell for Henry straight away and loved every second of his story. One of the things that I loved about Henry was how real he was. He wasn’t the perfect prince. He knew he was flawed and despite himself wanted to be better. And when he loved, he loved with everything that he was. And I loved his devotion to Sarah, the way he cared for her and her needs. He never pressured her or tried to change her. And when Henry messes up, he really steps up to the plate and fights for what he wants. Royally Matched is a fantastic addition to Royally Series. I loved getting swept up in Henry and Sarah’s story. Their story was everything that I wanted and then some. I just adored it.
Musings_of_Madjy More than 1 year ago
*4.5 Stars Rounded Up I really loved this! It had a few surprises, a lot of laughs, smiles, chuckles, and even a few tears. The whole thing was fantastic! Henry's older brother, Nicholas, abdicated the throne, leaving him unexpectedly in line to be King. He is a playboy who has always lived in his brother's shadow and very few, including himself, believe he is capable. He finds himself temporarily exiled to a castle away from everything and needing a distraction. So he agrees to a Bachelor-esque show, Royal edition. Unable to sleep with cameras in his room, he finds his way to Sarah's room (who isn't a contender, so has no cameras). They butt heads, but then start bonding during their nightly platonic sleepovers. Henry was seriously the shining star here for me. He was charming and funny and vulnerable... and mischievously rogue-like (my favorite!). Sarah, bibliophile librarian that se is, was a nice match for him, and I think all of us saucy introverts can relate well to her. Both Henry and Sarah have some excellent character growth from start to finish, finally being confident and brave enough to be show everyone the real version of themselves, which was fun to watch. This story includes a reality show but that isn't really heavily featured, nor are most of the other girls. which was definitely for the best (Not much petty reality TV drama, especially since Sarah isn't technically part of the show!). I did enjoy some of the girls, especially Laura Benningson, and the little outings definitely kept the pace steady, but I appreciated how they didn't distract from the romance. Overall, I found this to be a sexy, sweet romance with characters who had fantastic chemistry!
amatate More than 1 year ago
Giggles, emotion, and depth- this had it all This was my first sampling of Emma Chase books, and wow did it ever hook me as a fan. Royally Matched is the second book in the Royally series, but can be read as a standalone without issue. The story picks up with Henry, the brother of the hero featured in the first book. His brother’s abdication of the throne for a love interest left Henry as the heir. The plot revolves around Henry trying to have one last hurrah in the form of filming a reality TV show- a la Bachelor- as he tries to prepare himself to assume the responsibility of his station in life. The book is told in alternating first person point of view. It has a casual but descriptive tone, and flows effortlessly. The quick pacing provides concise details but never hovered over a scene. This tempo works perfectly with the quick-witted hero and heroine, highlighting their banter and humor and making the book ridiculously addictive. The characters are both incredibly personable. They each have that immediate likability factor. Henry is brazen and fun, but it’s obvious he cares deeply for his family. Sarah is a librarian who loves the romance classics. She’s shy, but intelligent and determined. Like Henry, she’s committed to her family and friends. As the book progresses, the characters reveal more of themselves and their histories, adding more layers to their personalities and making them even better. I am honestly surprised at how much depth there is to each character in such a light-hearted, fun read. One of the reasons I tend to gravitate to the emotion churning, heartstring tugging books is because I want that depth. Here, I got the best of both worlds: a fun, airy quality, but a lot of emotion and character development as well. The romance between Henry and Sarah is a slow burner. Their friendship turns to more, almost like a courtship. It is sweet and swoon worthy, and such a deviation to the many contemporary romances initially fueled by lust. I love that the time gives the reader a chance to see the bond and chemistry grow between the two. The slower build also made Sarah’s inexperience feel honest. Though Sarah is eager and wants to be with Henry, the author always conveys that she’s inexperienced. This is probably one of the best virgin romances I’ve ever read. The virgin aspect never weighs down the storyline, but it isn’t swept under the rug to reveal a hidden sex fiend either. As with most of the aspects of the book, the conflicts in Royally Matched are fairly straight forward and faced head on by one or both characters. It’s not riddled with misunderstandings or deception, and when there is a lapse in communication, it isn’t needlessly drug out. All these factors combine to make this such a wonderfully balanced read. I’m not left wanting for anything. There is chemistry, heat, humor, and depth to the plot and characters. Followed up with an epilogue that is the perfect cherry on top, especially Henry's point of view, I couldn’t ask for a better introduction to an author. *Reviewed for Alpha Book Club*
KSP91301 More than 1 year ago
In book one, Royally Screwed, I met a completely different Prince Henry Pembrook of Wessco. The spare-heir appeared to be the stereotypical overindulged, out of control, rich blue blood. His days were filled with reckless adventures and his nights with parties, booze, and an endless parade of beautiful women. I liked that he didn’t take his nobility too seriously, and his irreverent humor slayed me, but I had my reservations about him. Keeping in mind Emma Chase has never given me a hero I didn’t love, I wasn’t overly concerned about Royally Matched. Nothing will straighten you out and sober you up quicker than suddenly becoming the future king of your monarchy. Is it any wonder that Henry’s whole demeanor changes as he struggles to adjust to duty and responsibility? Well, maybe he hasn’t changed completely. His first royal undertaking is to participate in a reality dating show where he chooses his future queen from twenty handpicked Wesscovian royals. Really, what could go wrong? Often those who are the loudest, most exuberant, and devil-may-care are holding back large parts of themselves. That is Henry. The sarcastic wit remains, but the brash partier is nowhere to be found. In his place is a caring man with a huge heart and strong convictions. When he first revealed himself, he reduced me to tears. When he demonstrated the lengths he would go to for those he loves, he captured a piece of my heart. Lady Sarah Von Titebottum’s impetuous sister is chosen as one of the Matched contestants, so she tags along as chaperon. It isn’t long before Henry stumbles upon Sarah reading one of her beloved books. He’s instantly intrigued by her guilelessness, sharp wit, and quiet beauty. She becomes his safe haven from the chaos of the show and the ever present cameras. The two quickly become allies, then more. My favorite type of heroine is strong, embraces her sexuality, exudes confidence, and doesn't suffer fools or alphas. Outwardly, Sarah isn't any of those things. But she showed me it's possible to be those things yet extremely shy and perfectly flawed. Because when provoked, she is fierce. When nurtured, she blossoms. Henry excels at making her blossom. And blush. I adored her. I thought Nicholas & Olivia’s story was the author’s most romantic, yet she’s surpassed herself with Henry & Sarah’s. Theirs is utterly charming and emotional. I lost count of how many times I was reduced to a blubbering mess. That’s not to say it’s not fun and sexxy too. It’s equally as humorous. With the quirky cast Emma Chase has created, there’s no way it couldn’t be. It will definitely keep you laughing, sighing, crying, and wanting more of this awesome new series. Royally Matched is a perfect follow up to Royally Screwed, although it can be read as a standalone. Now that I’ve gotten more of this royal family and their entertaining entourage, bring on Royally Endowed!
KrissysBookNook More than 1 year ago
I think I was more excited for Prince Henry’s story than I was for his brothers story in the previous book. There was just something about Henry in Royally Screwed that made me want to see more of the unruly royal. Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way now. This fictional Prince Henry of Wessco seems an awful lot like the real life Prince Harry of Wales. They are both drop dead gorgeous, both second in line to the throne (well until Prince Nicholas gave his title to his little bro) and they are both quite cheeky men. All similarities aside, here’s why our fictional prince is so much better than any real life royal: For starters, he’s hilarious. Prince Henry lives his life waiting for the next punch line and brings smiles to almost everyone’s faces wherever he goes. (The Queen does seem to be immune though. ) Then there’s his love life. I honestly can’t say I know much about the real life prince’s love life but I highly doubt it has ever involved a reality dating show. Only our Henry could pull that one off. Well.. kinda… lol And finally, his heart. (Although Prince Harry probably has a big heart as well.) The future King of Wessco loves fiercely and deeply. When he falls, he falls hard and stops at nothing to be true to his heart. His love isn’t only for his lady, but for his country as well. This is a story of what happens when you put a good-time prince, a painfully shy girl, and a whole bunch of bachelorette’s together in a house (and have their lives taped *MTV Real World Throwback* lol). This book gave me a major book hangover and when I began reading another book, my brain (and okay maybe my heart too) kept wandering back to Prince Henry because I already missed him that much. I give Royally Matched 5 out of 5 Krissy’s Stars. Xo-K *I was generously given an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Kelly_BTCBlog More than 1 year ago
Henry is the wild prince every woman wants to tame, but he's the one who makes our hearts wild! I didn't think Emma would be able to top Royally Screwed. But she exceeded all expectations as Royally Matched is even BETTER! Passion, fire, humor, and intrigue, this book is what makes royal romances so alluring. From the very beginning of the story, Henry instantly captures the reader's hearts. Having been thrust into the duties and responsibilities of a crown prince, Henry struggles to change into the man deserving of his title, and expectations of the queen, and the need to be the person he already is. And when he gets the chance to set those duties aside and partake in a little fun, to be the man he has always been, we get to experience this fun journey of finding his queen. But what he didn't expect was to meet a woman completely different than what he was looking for, a woman who brings out the compassionate and sensitive side of Henry, and the ambition to be the man his country deserves to call a leader. The relationship between Henry and Sarah was built on a foundation of friendship and desire, that progressively turned to a passionate and emotional love. With each encounter they shared, you could feel the sparks come off the pages, whether it was their shared lust or the comedic dialogue and banter. They fit together so well, and were what each other needed. But can Sarah overlook Henry's past to man he's become, and open her heart completely?....and can Henry be honest and do the right thing when needed? I can without a doubt say I loved this story. It has hints of a forbidden and secret romance, with splashes of drama throughout. My heart melted over and over at the romantic characteristics Henry displayed, and the desire and passion they shared was addictive! Remarkably written, Royally Matched will warm your heart and leave a permanent smile on your face! 5 stars!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was phenomenal. I didn't think it could better than Drew (Tangled) but then there was Jake (Sustained). And now, Henry. He dethrones them all! Henry and Sarah were such amazing characters. They were broken and suffering in their own way. I loved them remeeting and the connection they had. Henry is just so sweet and charming but wild and naughty, I loved his flirting and his dirty, teasing mouth. But he's also a lost soul and my heart hurt for him. Sarah was so so sweet and shy but I really liked her because she has that quiet presence that makes you want to listen. Their building friendship growing into more was beautiful, romantic, and full of swooney moments. The writing was prefect. I loved the fantastic build it had. This was such a full, amazing, and solid story filled with incredible details. I loved the humor and the fun but there was an undercurrent of emotion happening too and it was the prefect mix. I was pulled in from the begging. It was adorable, sweet, and witty but so full of heart and love. I couldn't wait to start and dive right in, I couldn't put it down and never wanted it to end all at the same time. I loved Royally Screwed and Prince Nicholas was fantastic but there was something so endearing about Henry, and about his troubles that drew me to him. I couldn't wait to read his story and learn everything. I wanted that broken boy to love and grow and be fixed. I love that this is dual POV and we get both Henry and Sarah's perspectives. They have so many hardships but I loved watching them come together and grow together, they're the perfect match. There is a nice amount of drama mixed in with everything balancing it all out perfectly. I was expecting a lot. I had high hopes. It was more than I could have asked for. I think Emma Chase broke the glass ceiling because it doesn't get any better than this. Royally Matched was a brilliantly woven romantic tale about two broken people, falling in love, growing, and becoming better versions of themselves together. I loved this from beginning to end. I laughed and cried and cheered. Henry officially has my heart! Complimentary copy received for honest review.