Review: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

ROYALLY YOURS
Series: Royally #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Emma Chase
Release Date: October 30, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase returns with a sweet and sexy standalone in the Royally Series.

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t… is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

**

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

**

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

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Making a life with you will be my greatest adventure, Lenora.”


If you’re anything like me, then there’s been one character throughout this entire series that has absolutely captivated you. When I saw that Queen Lenora will be getting a book, I just about squealed in excited glee.

This book is a slight step away from the tone of the rest of the series. Yes, it’s a wonderfully swoony royal romance told in a way that only Emma Chase can write, but it’s also more. So much more. Royally Yours is Lenora’s story. It’s not just the story of how she fell in love. It’s the story of how she became queen. The life events that shaped her into the strong and independent woman that she is. It’s a story of her hidden vulnerabilities and devastating losses. It’s a story of how her duty became her greatest joy. And it’s a story of how life’s saddest moments also led her to her heart’s greatest joy. It’s also a story that begins in the 50’s.

While the book read super fast, I’ll admit it took a minute for me to get into. Unlike the others in this series, the romance doesn’t quite begin right away. But after sitting back and thinking on my rating, I don’t think it would have been right to write Lenora’s story any other way. The reader needed this background to connect with her. We needed to see the vivacious woman behind the icy exterior. Lenora’s story isn’t an easy one. It’s one that made me laugh and had me breaking down in tears. It was real. It wasn’t sugar coated. And it completely sucked me in.

The last thing the song queen wants, is to stand in the shadow of a man. But when her crown is at risk, she agrees to an arranged marriage.

Edward left his title behind to travel the world. An adventurer at heart, he never thought he’d find himself back in the place he couldn’t wait to leave behind. Lenora’s ice queen presence almost fools him at first, but then he gets a glimpse at the girl that she hides beneath the queen front, and he can’t help but fall.

The romance is easy, without any angst or added drama to take away from the heart of the book. While I wish there was slightly more development with the romance, as much as we had with Lenora’s backstory, it was still satisfying. You can’t help but feel 100% connected to this couple. There’s just something about them that simply draws you in without any added flare. I adore this series, and this book was the perfect icing on the cake. A must read for all Emma Chase fans.


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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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