Category: Princess Kelly’s Reviews

Princess Kelly Reviews: HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Princess Kelly Reviews: HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle KennedyHim (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
Published by Rennie Road Books on July 28th 2015
Pages: 360
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5 Stars

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.
Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.
Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend... and a big one to learn about himself.
Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

Also by this author: The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

Jamie and Wes’ story was consuming, empowering, honest, and hotter than hell! Holy hockey pucks and purple skittles did I fall head over heels in love with this love story. – Kelly, Perusing Princesses

I was on the fence for so long because I will be the first to hold my hand up and say that M/M has never really done anything for me in the past. However, two very good author friends told me nearly a year ago that I had to read this book and after some deliberation, I finally jumped in! Alas, I’m converted because my reservations have been silenced with this book.



Jamie and Wes’ story was consuming, empowering, honest, and hotter than hell! Holy hockey pucks and purple skittles did I fall head over heels in love with this love story.

Wes was always aware of his sexual orientation from a young age, and his battle to keep his true feelings hidden from his best friend was honourable and I loved him for it.

Jamie has never had to work hard for female attention but when one drunken night presents an opportunity to experiment he doesn’t shy away from his best friend, and from that moment on questions and confusion rears its head for Jamie, but what was so pleasurable about this read was there was no disgust by any of it, just a quiet, almost diplomatic realisation of personal self awareness that was embraced with sympathetic maturity on a scale that isn’t often seen in ‘fictional’ life changing circumstances.

Witnessing these two talented and beautiful young men manifest into more was a really beautiful reading experience that made me want to bitch slap myself for not delving in sooner.

US is the sequel and I can’t wait to get back on the rink with these boys to see what happens next.

5 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

Princess Kelly Reviews: Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah AttarMists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar
Published by Pitch73 Publishing Pages: 360
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5 Stars

Once in Africa, I kissed a king...
"And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again.”
When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.
Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.
Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti—children who are worth more dead than alive.
But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss—this time of a love that’s bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?
“Sometimes you come across a rainbow story—one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought.”
A blend of romance and women’s fiction,
Mists of The Serengeti
is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child. Not recommended for sensitive readers. Standalone, contemporary fiction.

Mists of the Serengeti is a beautifully written and inspiring tale of courage in the wake of loss and newfound love in the aftermath of tragedy. 

Rodel and Jacks’ story is a beautifully woven, poetic masterpiece that not only transpires a deep resonance within the reader, but intertwines a serious, more disturbing subject giving our two lead characters heroic status. Their journey delivers a dramatic impact making one hell of an intense, addictive read.

From the English countryside to the vast African Serengeti, Ro’s life not only changed with the devastating death of her sister, but in the wake of her loss, a new journey opens itself up. Unlike the old ‘down to earth, safe and scarcely spontaneous’ Ro, she spreads her wings and takes it, however she’s not quite prepared for her life, as she once knew it, to change forever.


Jack Warden is a force to be reckoned with, a looming hunk of a man who is devastated at the loss of his Daughter in a premeditated attack – that day broke him. Afraid to move on, or let anyone else in, Jack has become a shadow of his former self. His love of life and his coffee farm snuffed out the day the shopping centre fell, but this new stranger looking for answers is an enigma, and a distraction he wasn’t quite ready for.

Survival becomes key in a race against time, as two grieving people bound together to save the innocent. Through the mist arises strength, and a timeless ‘once in a lifetime’ love story to rival the best.

Mists of the Serengeti is one not to miss.

5 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle

Princess Kelly Reviews: Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha TowleWardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle
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From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new standalone romantic comedy.
Vaughn West, Hollywood heartthrob, has been at the top of his game for years. He thinks he’s untouchable—until a betrayal brings him spiraling down. Now, everyone pities him, and if there’s one thing Vaughn hates, it’s pity.
After a few months of working his way through every available actress, pop star, model, and waitress in California, Vaughn needs to get his life back on track and focus on what he does best—making hit movies.
Charlotte Michaels is in love. Just not with one person. Louis Vuitton…Christian Dior…Valentino…Gucci…And the list goes on.
Sadly, Charly’s limited bank account doesn’t allow her those luxuries, and the closest she gets are lucky finds in charity shops and working closely with some of those names in her job as a wardrobe assistant.
Now, Charly has landed the mother of all jobs—working on the new Vaughn West movie. Excited doesn’t even cut it.
Only things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that Vaughn is actually a jerk. A hot jerk, but a jerk nonetheless.
So, why do their clothes keep falling off whenever they’re around each other? And why can’t Charly keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn?
Getting mixed up with a smart-mouthed, fashion-obsessed wardrobe assistant is the last thing Vaughn needs.
Getting mixed up with an arrogant, self-centered, obnoxious, jumped-up actor who has a lack of respect for fashion is the last thing Charly needs.
Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Very messy. Especially if Charly’s closely guarded secret falls out of her closet.

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Also by this author: When I Was Yours, When I Was Yours, The Storm (The Storm Series Book 4), The Storm (The Storm, #3.5), The Ending I Want, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction

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It all started with a twerk, a precariously misplaced pin and a cock warmer…

And ended with me hugging my kindle in glee because not only is this romantic comedy a jovial, fun and sexy read but it was the perfect lighthearted escapism that I never knew I was craving until now.

I’m a sucker for Hollywood romances and yes, I’ve read a few but Wardrobe Malfunction by far is now one of my absolute favourites.

Vaughn and Charly’s story is a laugh a minute but it has so much heart and honesty that you cannot help but fall in love with them in equal measure. Yes, our hero is gorgeous, witty and highly amusing but it was Charly who I admired as she held her own admirably given her position and I do love a strong heroine who isn’t afraid to take a gamble on Hollywood’s golden boy.

I don’t want to go into a story overview because this is one you have to just delve in and enjoy for yourself as you travel from New York, to Vegas to Oregon and back. Charly and Vaughn’s journey is a pleasureable, fun and lighthearted read that will put a smile on your face and another notch on the romcom favourite list.

Samantha Towle does it again!

5 shiny pins.

… I mean Crowns.

 

5 Stars

About Samantha Towle

SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-BerrickOne Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog by Jane Harvey-Berrick
Published by Harvey Berrick Publishing on January 2nd 2017
Pages: 234
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4 Stars

WARNING!This book will break your heart!
From the best-selling romance author of THE EDUCATION OF SEBASTIAN comes a sexy, heart-breaking and heart-warming story about one man and his dog. (Standalone)
Alex is lost and alone, with only his dog, Stan for company. He doesn’t expect kindness from anyone anymore, but sometimes hope can be found in the most unlikely places. He has a second chance at happiness, but there’s a dark side to Alex, and a reason that more than one person has called him crazy.
Single mother Dawn is doing just fine. Except that her ex- is a pain in the a**, her sister isn’t speaking to her, and her love life is on the endangered list.
At least her job as a veterinarian is going well. Until a crazy-looking guy arrives at her office accompanied by an aging dog with toothache. Or maybe Alex Winters isn’t so crazy after all, just … different.
Dawn realizes that she’s treated him the same way that all the gossips in town have treated her—people can be very cruel.
* * * * * * * * * * * *"You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you drive over a hill really fast? That's what I felt." T. Allen
* Contains scenes of an adult nature. *

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love

Another strong, beautifully executed love story by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

Even though this wasn’t my favourite book of hers, I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamics of Alex and Dawn’s story. It wasn’t rushed or even portrayed as being an easy, all consuming love story but one that teetered precariously with unsurety and caution.

The allure of an outsider hiding within the shadows calls to our heroine as she sees the best in what the gossiping small town locals regard as a strange lost cause.

Dawn is a vet and a single mother who is trying to make the best of a rather difficult situation. Estranged from her sister due to a past indiscretion which resulted in her daughter, Katie, Dawn has been the focus of local gossip more than she can count, so when a stranger enters the town and is shunned by the locals, she can’t help but be intrigued.

Alex is a recluse. Renovating an old log cabin in the woods, with only his best canine friend Stan for company, his severe stutter keeps others at a distance as his level of communication with strangers proves difficult.

When Stan requires a vet, Alex has no choice but to go into town and get him some help which is where our story starts as two guarded characters find a friendship and connection in one another.

There were times when I wanted Dawn to open up a little more and take a chance, but her guarded persona was justified in her circumstances. I did find it a little difficult to connect with her at times, she was all very normal.

I liked Alex, he had a dark air about him and it was fascinating to see him starting to fight that darkness and come out of his shell.

Katie was adorable and her energy gave good balance to the story. Her innocence and honesty was a breath of fresh air.

Stan is the man! I loved that mutt. He was a fundamental part of the story and even had his own voice in a chapter or two. It was fitting to the backdrop of the darker twist towards the end of the book and I commend Jane on touching on a despicable and upsetting subject. It was hard to read but I will never dismiss a raise of awareness. Very brave.

4 Crowns.

4 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole
Pages: 290
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4 Stars

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth. For some, they are real life. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set. I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more. And I am soon to become one of them.I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…… or at least I was, until I met Achille. And everything changed.

Also by this author: Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Raze (Scarred Souls, #1), Sweet Hope (Sweet Home, #4), Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen, #3), Sweet Soul (Sweet Home, #4; Carillo Boys, #3), A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen, #4), Ravage (Scarred Souls, #3), A Veil of Vines

A beautifully told classical love story with all the feels. Tillie Cole has presented herself as a true master of the written word, she can literally put her hand to anything and A Veil of Vines is a true testament to her diversity.

From Italian royalty and riches to a poor winemakers son, this book was a truly beautiful romance providing the perfect escapism. I enjoyed every moment.

If you hold a love for the more whimsical, classic, atmospheric romance without angst and strong sexual references, then make this book your next read.

4 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Princess Kelly Reviews: Royally Screwed by Emma ChaseRoyally Screwed (Royally, #1) by Emma Chase
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5 Stars

"Passion, pleasure, and princely responsibilities make this sexy fairy tale a real page turner." —Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Calendar Girl
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.

Also by this author: Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3), Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3), Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs, #3.5), Royally Screwed (Royally, #1)

pp-review-kellyRoyally Screwed is a funny, sexy, lighthearted read that provides the perfect escapism. I am in awe; totally enamored with this story of duty, love and what one is willing to sacrifice in the wake of finding that soul fulfilling happiness, even if it goes against everything you have been taught.

For Nicholas Pembroke being next in line to the throne comes with huge responsibility and a respect for royal tradition. Sowing wild royal oats is a perk that has a lingering sell by date when the Queen demands he soon find a wife born from nobility and from their birth home of Wessco.

Prince Henry, the ‘spare’ has been on a permanent bender since he took leave from the armed forces. Nicholas has been given the task to bring him home, along with attending some charity events on behalf of the Queen in New York.

Olivia is a hardworking coffee shop owner in Manhattan struggling to make ends meet. When a charismatic, good looking, drunk arsehole propositions her to spend the night with him for $10,000 instead of biting his hand off, she throws pie in his face and asks him to leave. Nicholas, upon being sober realises his mistake and goes back to apologise. He is pleasantly surprised that she has no clue who he is.

Olivia can’t help but be attracted to his honest arrogance, and it’s not long before she can keep saying no to his advances, even knowing his stay is only for a short while.

From here the story really heats up with some incredibly hot scenes that are lighthearted and fun, but intimacy paves way to emotions and Olivia knows that no matter how close she gets, their time together is temporary. She cannot keep him, and Nicholas knows she can never truly be his. The heart wants what it wants, but the Crown will always come first.

This story takes our heroine from the hustle and bustle streets of New York to the elaborate Royal Palace of Wessco, but living the fairy-tale is never as it seems when a country that Nicholas was born to rule, could never open their hearts to a foreign commoner.

Love, Loyalty, Heartbreak and Sacrifice are all here, as well as the comical injection of genius that Emma Chase is known for – this book has a little bit of everything and I fell in love with it from epilogue to prologue. Unleash your inner princess and fall in love with a royal or two… trust me, you won’t regret it.

5 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: One Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes

Princess Kelly Reviews: One Step Closer by Kahlen AymesOne Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes
on October 15th 2016
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5 Stars

STEPSISTER.
He hated that f*cking word.
When their parents got married, the only thing Caleb Luxan had in common with Wren Brashill was that they both hated their parents. When he was sixteen, Caleb discovered Wren's closely guarded secret and vowed to protect her: from that day forward she became the reason for every decision he made.
Jealousy and long-suppressed desire overpowered Caleb's fierce protectiveness and they spent one forbidden and unforgettable night in each other arms, but the aftermath left Caleb panicked, Wren heartbroken, and their relationship in shambles. In the time since that fateful night, he’d only seen her once and had only managed to make the situation even worse.
The sudden death of his estranged father calls Caleb home and face-to-face with Wren for first time in years. He is presented with a choice that forces him to confront the painful memories of his youth and his many regrets with Wren.Like it or not, his father's last, hard lesson, will demand Caleb deal with his long denied emotions for Wren, or let go of her forever.

Also by this author: One Step Closer

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‘One Step Closer is a titillating, sexy, addictive read that will leave you begging for more. An absolute knock out!” ~ Kelly, Perusing Princesses Blog

If you love second chance romances then this book is for you! 

Let’s be honest here for a moment… it’s no secret that Step Brother romances have saturated the market in the last year or so, and I’ve read a few. Yes, I’ve enjoyed them, the dynamics and how that kind of relationship can change a family and put strain on the young couple destined for love is an interesting one, and One Step Closer is a truly worthy top runner.

Caleb and Wren’s story is more about protecting that love, even if it means walking away from it. Their union comes as a result of grief, emotional abuse and loneliness wrapped in wealth.

Caleb is in turmoil. His Mother being diagnosed with cancer when he was only 12, he became her rock and carer whilst his Father shunned responsibility and buried his head in work at the later stages of her illness has made Caleb angry and unforgiving of his neglect. That is only made worse by the arrival of a money grabbing new wife and her strange, introverted goth Daughter who hides in the shadows.

As time goes by, Caleb comes to realise that Wren is as lonely and angry as he is, but whereas his grudge comes from a quiet neglect, Wren’s is more sinister and Caleb vows to be her protector.

Playing the big protecting Step Brother comes with complications, the hardest one of all, is falling in love…


And my goodness, what a beautifully written journey this was. Kahlen really knows how to pull at those heartstrings and deliver a love story with substance.

Caleb and Wren’s journey is a long one that comes with complications, heartache and dedication that was a joy to behold and I implore anyone that enjoys this genre to read it!

5 ‘Superman’ Crowns

5 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

Princess Kelly  Reviews: Twisted Palace by Erin WattTwisted Palace (The Royals, #3) by Erin Watt
Published by Everafter Romance on October 17th 2016
Pages: 370
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5 Stars

These Royals will ruin you…
From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.
Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.
Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.
No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.They may be right.
With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.
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Q: Are you trying to kill us?
No, but we love Ella so much and her adventures with the Royals that we needed to write this third book. You’ll see when you read it.
Q: Who’s in this book? And don’t say Ella!
Ella, the five Royal brothers, and a few more huge surprises.

Also by this author: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3)

5 Star perfection yet again from the dynamite duo! 

These Royals will ruin you, but you will enjoy every second of it!

This third book is almost impossible to review without planting spoilers because it really answers many questions whilst raising new ones in the form of ‘who did it’ that gave this book a high dose of suspense, differing in style from the previous two.

Ella has become a real favourite heroine of mine. She’s a ballsy character who has had to pick up the pieces time and time again – firstly as a young child; with a flighty Mother and little money, resilience has always been key but nothing tested her more than becoming embroiled with the Royals after her Mother lost her battle with cancer. Those precarious times are over in respect of her position within the family as she is now settled and loved by all, but none more so than Reed Royal.

Reed knows his heart, and in order to protect the ones he loves, he is desperately trying to keep Ella out of the brewing shit-storm that had been unleashed at the end of book two. Now a murder suspect, Reed’s innocence is jeopardised due to his love of fighting and reputation of carrying a short fuse, finding that proving his innocence is harder than it seems.

Ella is petrified of the investigation outcome and decides to do some detective work of her own – unfortunately it means getting close to the she-devil and a man she has only ever heard of by name.

With a boyfriend looking at jail time, a newly found over-bearing Father throwing his weight, and Brooke’s killer still very much walking the streets, for Ella and Reed it seems time is running out and only the innocent will suffer.


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I really enjoyed this third installment and it was a great way to end the epic love story between Ella and Reed, albeit it was no easy ride. Twisted Palace certainly felt different to the other two books – where they focused more on Ella’s new twist of fate and the many issues plaguing the Royal boys in the aftermath of their Mothers death, this book was about coming together and finding answers, which ultimately helped them all grow closer as a family.

The secondary characters are great, and I can’t get enough of Easton, him and ‘filter’ just don’t go hand in hand and I love that about him. I’ve also been told that he will be getting his own book next which makes me a very happy bunny indeed.

But if I could take a vote (or beg…. are you listening, ladies?), I would love to learn more about Gideon. He is still very much a dark horse and closed off from the rest of the family, but after an event that transpired in this book, I’m hoping it will open doors for him and set him free, and I wanna see that man fly, (and get naked).

These Royals will ruin you, but trust me when I say, you will love every damn second of it.

5 Royal Crowns

5 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: Unsuitable by Samantha Towle

Princess Kelly Reviews: Unsuitable by Samantha TowleUnsuitable by Samantha Towle
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new sexy, romantic suspense standalone novel...
Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.
On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.
The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.
But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.
Secrets make Daisy curious.
And you know what curiosity can do…

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Also by this author: When I Was Yours, When I Was Yours, The Storm (The Storm Series Book 4), The Storm (The Storm, #3.5), The Ending I Want, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction, Wardrobe Malfunction

‘Unsuitable is unique, compelling, emotional and packed with tantalising suspense making it one incredible un-put-down-able read. One of my favourite books of 2016!!’ – Kelly, Perusing Princesses Blog.

From that heart in your throat Prologue to the closing sentence this story had me tethered tightly within its clutches and two days later is still refusing to let go.

Daisy Smith is my hero. As far as heroines go she is up there with the best of them. Her strength, determination and loyalty is admirable given the harsh hand she had been dealt in life. I cannot tell you how many times my eyes welled up reading her story, for me she was the ultimate female lead and I loved everything about her.

Kastor Matis on the other hand is a closed book. A dark, brooding, cold, sexy bastard who treated his new ex-con maid with so much unjustified disdain that I wanted to junk punch him so hard in the early chapters. His closed off persona compared to Daisy’s willingness to succeed made an interesting and entertaining combination, albeit an emotional one too.
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Kas isn’t all mean though as gradually those layers start to peel and what you find beneath is truly unimaginable, giving this book a true dramatic and suspenseful theme that had me turning each page in awe.

Samantha Towle has pulled no punches with Unsuitable. It is packed with injustices, heartbreak and loss whilst retaining that glimmer of hope and a promise of second chances. Her characters completely won me over and Kas and Daisy’s story is not one I will forget anytime soon.

5 ‘mayday’ stars

5 Stars

About Samantha Towle

SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Salvation and Secrets by L.A Cotton

Princess Kelly Reviews: Salvation and Secrets by L.A CottonSalvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls, #2) on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her undoing.
Four months after losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets.
Jackson Pierce knew he was playing with fire when he pursued the girl with pain in her eyes. But there was something about her and he just had to know more.
Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing he’s ever done, and four months on, he refuses to forget. He can’t. Rising tensions with Reibeckitt Valley mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, Jackson is determined to protect her—at all costs.
Loyalty drove them apart, but will secrets piece them back together? Or tear them apart for good?
Salvation will be earned, secrets will be unveiled. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

OMFG!!! What an ending. I am in love with this series. My review will come later, I need book 3, right the fuck now!

Two days later:

*And breathes*

This was a fantastic sequel that paved the way to stronger characterisation and a notch up on the danger scale. Jackson’s decision to walk away in the hope to protect Ana was a painful one, and with the added male POV, it really helped getting inside the head of the young man who has so much to lose in loving the broken girl from Florida.

Ana is going through the notions. The man who put her back together has walked away, and the pain from her past rears its ugly head. The need to distract herself from her internal suffering is manifesting into self-harm, reverting back to bad coping mechanisms that got her through last time. Luckily for her, she has friends who notice and just as she is getting her head back in the game, he is suddenly everywhere.

Ana and Jackson can only take so much, and desperation to be with the one you love outweighs the fear of being caught. Consequences be damned, but Braiden is watching, and it’s only a matter of time before the cards fall, and Jackson and Ana make a decision that make or break them for good.

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I am really enjoying this series, and the double POV narrative was a welcome addition to this sequel in the Chastity Falls Series, if anything it highlighted Jackson’s position and the dilemma he faces in letting an outsider into the corrupt family fold.

Ana, having a deep interest in investigative journalism is on a quest for answers, and they don’t come easily, but when they do the story goes from dramatic to dangerous which creates a power ending / gripping opener for book three – I just had to dive straight in.

READ IT!

5 Stars
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