Title: Teasing the Princess
Series: Royals United Duet #2
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 8, 2019
She’s gone. Someone took her from me.
I knew I wasn’t supposed to fall in love. But I did it anyway. And now it might have cost my princess - the princess - her life.
I won’t stop until I find her. But when I do, I’ll need to stay away. She won’t survive the scandal. There’s no way I can love her and protect her. I'll have to choose one.
Apparently, I can’t trust anyone.
I’ve never been in love before. Leave it to me to fall for the wrong guy.
Roone Scot cost me a life I loved. So now I’m on a quest I didn’t ask for. One that will lead me to a crown I’m not sure I want.
To a family I didn’t know I needed.
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Teasing the Princess is the conclusion to Royal Tease, which left us on a cliffhanger. Thus we enter book two of a bodyguard/royalty/work mashup romance mixed with opposites attract. Having read book one of this series, I was acquainted with the characters and plot.
This book sees our characters piecing together so much of their past and finding a new place for themselves in a new family and place. A lot happens, a lot to keep track of, and some of it with characters from book one, and from past books. Then, just when you think all the plot twists have been tied up neatly in a bow, pow! Another bit you almost forgot comes back to the forefront and knocks everyone for a loop!
Jessa has a quirky past that has led her to make some rash decisions and jump to some perhaps unorthodox conclusions. Roone is the hapless bodyguard who is working without all the info on a protectee who doesn't know she's being protected or why. Their antics are both funny and frustrating. The chapters being told by alternating characters kept the reader mostly in the loop, feeling like an omniscient narrator who is watching a train wreck happen.
These two already crossed all the bodyguard lines in book one. Since we knew they liked each other and set each other on fire, this book had to work a little harder to have Jessa and Roone connect, but despite all the changes happening around them, they still have the chemistry, still have the heat, still manage to connect and be there for each other.
Again, I thought the style was a bit choppy. I really need to go read Lucas and Sebastian's stories for a better backstory for this author's character world. There were a lot of explanations that I needed to reread to get the details straight to make sense, and a family tree or diagram of the factions would have been helpful! But I did want to know who was the after the princess, and how this whole crazy royal family worked everything out.
You can easily tell this is definitely part of a larger novel universe, and while many questions were answered, I felt out of the loop not knowing all the royal family. So I may need to go find those. But it was a good read and I'm game for any future books in the series.
“I hated to say it, but the Winston Isles felt like I belonged. … The moment I put my feet in that bath water warm ocean, the soft waves lapping at my toes, my body instantly relaxed.”
“So, we're still going to pretend that you and my sister aren't a thing?”
If you love her, like actually love her...then don't be a twat.”
Plot = 4/5 Characters = 4/5 Heat = 4/5 Writing Style = 4/5 Overall Rating = 5/5
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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