Thursday, November 1, 2018

Royally Yours by Emma Chase Blog Tour


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.

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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.

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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.

Royally Yours is a standalone story and a spinoff of The Royally Series.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angela☆☆☆☆☆
Royally Yours is a series prequel of sorts as the events take place prior to book one, yet I strongly recommend reading it as book four, as the author released it, because I think it will mean so much more to readers who have already met Queen Lenora and watched her endure the antics of her grandsons in the first two books of the series. I know I appreciated seeing how Princess Lenora grew up to become Queen Lenora far more than I suspect I would have had I read this book first.

As much as I love reading Chase’s stories when told from the male point of view, I was so excited to get Lenora’s story from her point of view. I have admired Queen Lenora of Wesco since the first book in the Royally series, but getting to watch her grow up, enduring loss after loss, and seeing how her childhood and early adulthood shaped her into the woman who would become queen was fascinating. The dichotomy between the seemingly cold monarch readers first met in Royally Screwed and the aloof yet nerdy teen in Royally Yours was… humanizing, for lack of a better word. Add to that the deathbed vigils that had me sobbing for Princess Lenora’s losses and I was the red-eyed, stuffy-nosed mess Chase tends to reduce me to when I read one of her novels. And the obstacles she had to overcome! Oy vey! Even though she ascended to the throne in the 1950s, I was still shocked by the level of misogyny Lenora faced when she became queen. Despite being raised by her father, the king, to lead Wesco as queen when the time came, the men ruling Parliament practically refused to take her seriously unless she married. Immediately. As if that weren’t ridiculous enough, when she finally caved and married, they still refused to take her seriously for a reason even more absurd than those given for why she had to get married – something I’ll leave up to you to discover on your own. All I can say is that the old men of Parliament were lucky Queen Lenora was far more level-headed than they believed her to be because what she did to insure their cooperation was deliciously karmic; especially as I would have preferred her to take a page from the Queen of Heart’s book and cried “Off with their heads!” What’s the fun of being a monarch if you can’t have a beheading or two?

While for me, the focus on Lenora growing into her role as Queen Lenora was utterly fascinating, Chase insures that Royally Yours is more than just a coming of age tale by showing readers how Lenora became enamored with her future husband when he was just a myth of man found within the pages of the brothers’ letters and eventually fell in love with the man himself when Edward stormed into her life. Edward secured his place within her heart by treating her as a woman instead of a queen, by showing her what it meant to love and be loved for who she was, and by giving her a safe place to shed the duties of the monarchy and just be Lenny. Watching Lenora and Edward fall in love was beautiful, especially considering the sad event that led to their engagement. And yet Edward was everything Lenora needed in a partner and vice versa. Of course, I was delighted that Chase included a few chapters from Edward’s point of view because it not only gives the reader insight into who he was, but it’s classic Chase writing and made the story even richer. Suffice it to say, I absolutely adored Royally Yours and am so very happy I got to read Lenora’s story.


Avid Reader☆☆☆
M/F Historical Romance
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Lenora (Lenny) is the queen. She was born a queen and will always be seen as one. But she also yearns to have some freedom – to not feel so lonely. Thomas is her salvation. They have fun together. Thomas doesn't care that she's the queen, only that she's happy. When Lenora has to decide and choose to do what Parliament wants, she chooses to follow, all while forging her own path. She is feisty, tenacious, loving, and kind. But when her father told her to reign, she took that to heart.

Edward had a wandering heart. He went looking for something and never quite found it. When he returns at the request of his brother, he finds what he's been missing. He is intrigued by the queen and knows that they could be good together. But when he sees that duty is sucking the life from his Lenny, he knows that he has to give her balance.

This was more of a historical romance than what I was expecting. While I enjoyed the story, I didn't really feel the connection between the two main characters. I thought Lenny and Thomas had more of a connection. Overall, while it was a good, quick read, I liked the two previous books much more.




Also Available in the Royally Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Royally Screwed Blog Tour.


Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Royally Matched Blog Tour.


Book 3
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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Royally Endowed Blog Tour.




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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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Royally Yours (Royally #4) by Emma Chase to read and review for this tour.

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