Release Blitz + Excerpt + 5 Star Review: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase – The Royally Series – Book 1

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Royally Screwed

The Royally Series – Book 1

By Emma Chase

 

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royally-screwed-for-webEmma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals.

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness”, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant—hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

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Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately—the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia—Nicholas is worth it.

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Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

 

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Excerpt

“I have a plan.”

We’re in the library of the suite. Nicholas is behind the desk, his hair falling still damp over his forehead from a recent shower, while James and Tommy stand near the windows.

“Take off your clothes,” I say, dropping a stuffed backpack at my feet.

He stands, giving me a curious, dimple-flashing smile that makes my stomach tingle.

“I like this plan.”

He pulls his shirt over his head—and at the sight of that gorgeous chest and ripped abs, I have to close my mouth to stop the flow of drool.

“Should I send the lads to their room?” he asks.

I toss him a Beastie Boys T-shirt and ripped jeans from the backpack. “They can stay—I’ll get to them in a second.”

Nicholas puts on the outfit, his disguise for the day. I hold up a thick gold chain with a dangling cross, and he dips his head so I can loop it over his neck. Then I squirt gel into my hand and reach up on tiptoes to rub it through his hair—mussing it at the top and slicking the sides.

Perfect.

“Do you know how to drive a motorcycle?”

“Yes.”

“Excellent.” I pull a helmet with a full, tinted face shield out of the backpack and hold it up. “Marty’s bike is downstairs. He said to tell you: break it, you bought…a Ducati.”

Logan steps into the room from where he was stationed just outside the door, lifting his hand, like a traffic cop. “Hold on, now—”

Nicholas takes the helmet. “It’ll be fine, Logan.”

“And,” I say cautiously, turning to the three big, strong, probably-have-a-license-to-kill boys. “I want Nicholas and me to go on this outing alone. You guys stay here.”

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph.” Tommy says.

James makes the sign of the cross.

Logan takes another route. “No fuckin’ way. Not possible.”

But the look on Nicholas’s face says it’s definitely possible.

“No,” Logan insists again, his voice straining with a faint hint of desperation.

“I have an itinerary.” I take the sealed envelope out of the backpack and hand it to Logan. “I wrote everything down for you, just in case—exactly where we’ll be, every minute.” When he starts to tear it open I put my hand on his. “You can’t open it until after we’re gone—it’ll ruin the surprise. But I promise it will be all right. I swear on my life.”

My eyes drift from Logan to Nicholas. “Trust me.”

And I want him to—so much. I want to do this for him, give him something he hasn’t had. Something he’ll remember always: freedom.

Nicholas looks at the helmet, then at Logan. “What’s the worst that could happen?”

“Ah…you could get assassinated and the three of us will hang for treason.”

“Don’t be silly,” Nicholas scoffs. “We haven’t hung anyone in years.” He smacks Logan’s back. “It’d be the firing squad.”

 

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5Star

Michel’s Review

As little girls we were introduced to all of the romantic Prince Charmings.  Our first romantic fantasies revolve around Prince Charming.  We are princesses waiting for our prince to sweep us off our feet and ride into happily ever after.  The years go by, we become mature women that look at the world with different perspectives.  Our dreams and fantasies have changed due to maturity and life experiences.  Deep down inside we are still those little princesses pursuing our happily ever after.  Emma Chase has delightfully fed our “prince charming” fantasies  with a mature and entertaining rendition of Royally Happily Ever Afters.  Prince Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crown Prince of Wessco, has all of the princesses lined up, hoping for a chance to become his queen.

Nicholas has been ordered to marry by his grandmother, the Queen of Wessco.  It will be good for the country’s political issues. It will save the monarchy.  She has given him five months to find a bride.  She has also given him another impossible task, to rein his younger brother, Prince Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, in and bring him home to Wessco where he belongs.  Prince Henry is on a party crusade, making it his mission to engage in debauchery and life in the fast lane.  He is currently heading to Manhattan and Nicholas is tasked with bringing him home.  Although Nicholas hates traveling to New York, he sees it as a reprieve from the Queen’s first command.  He fully intends to take a few notes from his brother’s journey and enjoy the last five months of bachelorhood.

Prince Nicholas drunkenly stumbles into Amelia’s Coffee House in Brooklyn, New York, he has no idea that his bachelor days are over.  Proprieter Olivia Hammond, a snarky New Yorker, has more than just great pie.  He’s willing to pay ten thousand dollars for a night with her.  When she blatantly refuses his generous offer, he counter offers five thousand for a kiss.  What he gets is a verbal lashing, the check, and escort to the door.  No woman has ever turned him down.  This makes him even more determined and intrigued with the beautiful pie maker.

Thus begins the courtship of the Royal couple.  It’s a beautiful whirlwind romance until reality barges in.  Prince Henry is out of control and gets himself in hot water.  The Queen has summoned both Prince’s home.  Nicholas is determined to take Olivia with him and keep her by his side until his five months are up.

Olivia has to decide whether she wants five months of pure happiness or spend the rest of her life regretting every missed moment.

Either way, both Prince Nicholas and Olivia Hammond are Royally Screwed.  Romance and Royalty don’t always go together like the fairytales every girl dreams about.

Emma Chase has once again delivered an outstanding swoon worthy romance.  The combination of humor, vulnerability, romance, and extraordinary characters make Royally Screwed the perfect adult fairytale .

I can’t wait for Prince Henry to receive his royal decree in the upcoming book in the Royally Series.

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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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