Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase

Royally Screwed – Emma Chase


Royally Screwed – Emma Chase


Royally Screwed

by Emma Chase

(Royally #1)

Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published October 18th 2016

Royally Screwed – Emma Chase


Royally Screwed – Emma Chase



** spoiler alert ** A Cinderella tale for the modern age. Prince Nicholas meets his perfect match in a feisty New York baker. It’s too bad he’s promised to wed someone else.

Here’s what worked for me: The book is written in dual POV. I really enjoy seeing the events unfold from each character’s perspective. The characters are well developed, however I did find Mia’s character to be a bit inconsistent. She was very feisty and stood up for herself early in the book (which I loved). In the latter half, she was more of a doormat. It wasn’t a huge detraction, but was noticeable. What really stands out in this book are the secondary characters. I totally loved them – Henry, Franny and Ellie in particular. I LOVED them to pieces and can’t wait to see more of them in the next book. The latter portion of the book was exceptional. The humor I expect from Emma Chase really started to shine through toward the end. I would have preferred to see that throughout the story.

A few minor issues: Editing issues early on were totally unexpected and annoying. Also, the story isn’t the most original. Let’s be honest, we’ve all read this before. But I will say it was well executed. I was never bored or considered moving on to the next read.

Overall, this is a great start to what I’m sure will be a fantastic series. It’s a super cute modern fairy-tale that’s also sexy and sweet. Yes, it’s cliché and somewhat predictable, but I found it to be very entertaining. I’d definitely recommend it if that’s your gig! I have to admit, Prince Henry stole the show and I want more of him…like now please. Anxiously awaiting book 2.

Royally Screwed – Emma Chase

Royally Screwed – Emma Chase


Audibook Review


Swoonworthy – that’s a good word for this book.

I don’t love or even like every of Emma Chase’ books. But I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Not sure if any of it would be considered a spoiler, so please be aware.

Nicholas had one filthy mouth, which I adored. He fell in love with a commoner, what a non-surprise, and swept her of her feet and after some wooing flew her to his future kingdom to spent the rest of the summer. Olivia is a sweet, down to earth kinda girl. Hardworking, but when introduced to Nicholas, she is open towards a summer fling with the naughty prince. She wasn’t naive, instead she entered the affair with open eyes and a good solid idea how it would end.

I liked that both were upfront with the limits of their “relationship”. Of course, rather sooner than later feelings take over and they are pretty deep into each other. I saw the big calamity coming as swift and non-stopping as a train wreck.

Nicholas’s grandmother doesn’t hold back with her displeasure or with what she expects Nicholas must do at a new conference in 6 month time. Instead of putting his foot down, or finding alternatives (hello European royals marry commoners all over the place), he bowed to his grandmothers verdict. The ending was pretty smooth going, quick groveling, make-up sex and eventually the wedding.

For me reading a book like this is for entertainment value only. The writing flowed. Quick witted and funny the story held me captive until the very end. I listened to it since my library had only the audiobook available. Both narrators did a marvelous job.


Royally Screwed – Emma Chase


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.

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.

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 and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Royally Screwed - Emma Chase

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Emma Chase writes contemporary romantic comedies filled with heat, heart and laugh-out-loud humor. Her stories are known for their clever banter, sexy, swoon-worthy moments, and hilariously authentic male POV’s. Emma’s novels have been translated in over twenty languages around the world.

Emma lives in New Jersey with her amazing husband, two awesome children, and two adorable but badly behaved dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine


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