Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Royal Pain by Tracy Wolff

He’s a womanizer. He’s cocky. He’s not exactly a prince. Only he technically is. Meet your new royal obsession in this addictive novel from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff.

Being rich opens a lot of doors. When you’re rich and royal, those doors lead to a new bedroom every night. I should know. The tabloids call me His Royal Hotness, Prince Kian of Wildemar. Women across the world see me as a naughty fairy tale, an image I’m happy to indulge. As the spare to the heir, I’m the prince with none of the power... and all of the perks.

Then my twin brother is kidnapped, and suddenly I’m the one who could be king. The crown chasers start circling—and yet it’s a luscious waitress who catches my eye. With a smart mouth and the curves to back it up, Savannah Breslin is as brazen as I’d expect an American commoner to be.

But Savvy’s not interested in playing Cinderella. As sexy as she is, she’s no stranger to heartbreak. Besides, a nice guy wouldn’t drag her into all the drama that comes along with royalty. Lucky I’m not a nice guy. And, as it turns out, I might not even be her first prince...

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆
This premise of this story was good, but in my opinion not executed very well. Kian is the “spare” to the heir, Garrett, of a small European country. As the younger brother by seven minutes, his world is vastly different than that of his brother, the Crown Prince.

His life is completely turned upside down when Garrett is kidnapped and no one knows what has happened to him. As Kian is forced into a role that he wants no part of, he bumps into Savannah, an American living in his country. Savvy is hesitant to get involved with Kian and during the course of the story we find out why.

Over the course of a few weeks, Kian and Savannah manage to begin a relationship all the while Kian and his family are searching for Garrett. Seems a little improbable to me that Kian would cultivate a relationship as his world is falling apart.

4.5 stars

Prince Kian is a royal playboy; he is, after all, the spare, while his brother Garrett is the heir to the throne. While Garrett is seven minutes older then Kian, Garrett gets to be king one day and Kian just has to look good. So he is known in the tabloids as Kian, His Royal Hotness. So he spends his weekends partying and enjoying all the perks of being royal.

Savannah "Savvy" Breslin is a bartender/waitress/writer from America that happens to be working at a gala one night and she rescues Prince Kian. He is smitten at first sight and after speaking to her, he wants to get to know her better. But the more time they spend together, they realize that their feelings are growing for each other.

Can they continue seeing each other knowing that a prince and a commoner can never work out? Can Savvy give her heart again and hope it doesn't get broken? Will Kian give up on a relationship with Savvy when he learns about her past? What happens when Prince Garrett is kidnapped?

I love Tracy Wolff’s stories, they pull me in until the end. I can't wait for the next one in this series. I hope you enjoy this one too.

It has been a long while since I read a fairy tale, so I decided it was time to remedy that, but obviously I wanted to ramp up the heat level somewhat. It had mixed results for me, but for a bit of escapism it certainly worked.

Times have definitely moved on for princes, as the media do rather force their behaviour into boxes of their own choosing. But here we find that one had been skirting very effectively under it, even if in the end duty wins out. These elements were revealing and added some depth to the story.

That said, they still get what they want, whatever the consequences, and Savvy is really not keen to succumb, yet she finds Kian to be refreshingly fun, and inevitably irresistible. We get to enjoy the ride... or rather lots of rides!

There was, for me, rather a lot of inner voice, which I find a bit frustrating at times, and a degree of repetitive scenarios. However, I enjoyed getting both their viewpoints, and the scenes between brothers were possibly the most telling. The in-family royal 'feuding' was amusing, and gave what felt like a pretty realistic insight into the rarified world in which they lived.

Definitely a royal fantasy, with a wickedly hot undertone.

New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff lives in Texas and teaches writing at her local community college. She is married and the mother of three young sons.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Royal Pain (His Royal Hotness #1) by Tracy Wolff to read and review.

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