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Title: Royal Bastard
Series: Instantly Royal #1
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Published: June 8th, 2020
This is a steamy, fun, contemporary romance mainly set in Yorkshire, England, though the male lead initially lives in America. He’s Nick Vane, a successful inventor, who has never known his father as anything but his DNA donor. He’s not amused when his grandfather’s personal secretary, Brooke Chapman-Powell, keeps contacting him trying to get him to visit . . . . he’s not interested in being the heir to the Earl of Englefield. However Brooke is persistent and he’s intrigued enough to agree to go, if only to tell his grandfather to get lost! Can Brooke teach him how to behave like an Earl? Can she convince him to stay and take on the responsibilities which come with the position of Earl-to-be?
This is packed with laugh out loud moments, though Nick’s childhood is certainly not a laughing matter. The mutual attraction between Brooke and Nick is irresistible but she has been burnt by love and the paparazzi before so is very wary of acting on that attraction. How will Nick get on with his uptight grandfather? Will revealing secrets from the past help heal rifts and help Nick find family at last?
There are some absolutely brilliant characters in this story – including Brooke’s family and the other villagers. The delightful community is brought to life in the story and readers are given a taste of the beautiful countryside, too. This is a story about stubborn characters, revelations, Yorkshire and love. It is an easy read to escape into and I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to anyone who is looking for a steamy contemporary romance to escape into.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
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Brooke Chapman-Powell takes her position as the Earl of Englefield’s personal secretary very seriously. This job is what keeps her sister in her university for the deaf and the town from completely shutting down. But the earl’s dying, and they have only one hope. An American. From some place called Salvation, Virginia.
Now she’ll have to teach the in-all-likelihood-uncouth-and-lazy half American how to be a proper earl if they hope to save the village. God help them all.
Nick Vane has about two gazillion things that land higher on his to-do list than becoming an English earl. Things like naps. Hosting poker nights. Oh, and raking in the profits from his latest invention. Accepting the title his grandfather has denied him since birth? Doesn’t. Even. Register. But Miss Prim and Proper won’t give up, and before he knows what’s what, he’s on a plane to London.
He’s got too much pride to go down easily, and she’s got too much propriety to ever break the rules. They are as different as a cocktail fork and a bread knife…and the clash between them lands these two in the most unexpected positions.
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