Genre: Contemporary Romance
From New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr comes a dashing new, sexy standalone royal romance.
A simple notification turns my world upside down…
The tabloids are reporting,
I’ve taken the crown and run. (Not entirely true)
As you might have guessed,
I’m not an ordinary girl and I don’t lead an ordinary life,
But that doesn’t mean I always follow the rules.
This time, though, I feel compelled to obey.
Which means I have to find a king,
To sit alongside my throne,
Or lose it all.
With only the clothes on my back,
I head to the land of majestic playboys,
Where a royal rebel strides right into my life.
With his sultry eyes and sinful lips,
He turns my world right-side up.
The press is calling him washed up. (I think he’s anything but)
Gorgeous, sexy, irresistible,
And utterly charming,
He’s exactly what I’m looking for.
Everything is almost too perfect,
Until I discover,
This hot-blooded royal has a reason for being here.
And it’s more than just me.
That thing I said about easy,
Nothing ever is.
My royal rebel has a name,
It’s Prince Adrien Laurent.
My name is Princess Victoria Blanchette.
And this is our story.
I have read a Kim Karr book before and really liked it so I thought I would give this book chance. Two words to describe this book: very cute. There was not much to it, but it was an adorable, light, fun read. I read a lot of this book while I was at the beach. The only major problem I had with this book was that everything felt very coincidental.
Tori was sweet and looking for someone to rule beside her (because obviously every woman needs to marry a man in order to claim the throne). Even though she is trying to find a way around these archaic laws telling her she needs to find a man, she is also wanting to find a man she loves to rule beside her. After a chance encounter with her dream man, she can’t stop thinking about him and wishing he had royal blood in order to explore things with him. Little did she know, her world was about to be rocked by the hope she had given up on.
Adrien is the hot AF royal who has no chance of gaining a better title of prince in order to save his country. He decides to take a chance on interviewing for a position to make a real change in the world. However, he had no idea he would run into the same girl he can’t get out of his head.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Stars!
When we saw that Kim Karr was releasing a new book, we had no idea what type of story she had in store for us. It was all kept a secret until the cover reveal, and when I found out that it was a royal romance, my little heart did a dance. I’ve said it before, I adore a good royal romance. I’ve always been enamoured with the idea of falling in love with royalty or waking up one morning and finding out that you’re the long lost princess of a small unheard of county, a la The Princess Diaries!
I read Washed Up Royal in nearly one setting, and like Charli said, the best way to describe this book is adorable and cute. It was a perfect light read for that before the holidays rush, and I was able to sink into the story easily after a long day. However, this had its downsides too as I thought the story could have been fleshed out just a bit more, and made to be a bit deeper, but end the end, that didn’t deter me from falling in love with these characters.
Our main character, Victoria, or Tori as her friends call her, has just left her fiance and has run away to find a groom of her own choice before taking the throne. Her and her secretary (and best friend!) head to the states to find her a man that she can rule along side of. However, before she leaves the airport in France, she spends one night acting as a normal stranger that ends in an extremely steamy hotel room!
Adrien, our washed up royal was so, so perfect. He was dreamy, and HOT and just everything I look for in a bad boy royal. I loved his relationship with Tori and couldn’t get over how much he loved her, and how romantic their story ended up being. He was the perfect match for her, and I’m so glad that in the end, they both got their happily ever after!
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Kim Karr is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life.
Her romances are raw, real, and explosive.
Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel.
And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy.
From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered business woman. No two storylines are ever alike.
Get ready to fall in love.