Review: Reluctantly Royal

Title: Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly #3) 18103897

Author: Nichole Chase


Provided Synopsis: Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell’s brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man’s granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn’t want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She’s not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max’s compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith’s got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.

Review: A young, single mother receives news of her grandfather’s death. She must return to the kingdom where he had been a duke to arrange a funeral and supervise her father, who checks off every alcoholic cliche in the book. Over the course of a week the single mother and her six year old son bond and fall in love with one of the kingdom’s princes. It all happens really fast.

And there you have it: I was bored. This story did nothing new. It rushed by and expected you to believe in it. Or to feel something about it… And I, just, could not.

To conclude, I think I will always be the reader who wishes this series had been continued with Samantha’s narrative voice. She and Alex had my favorite love story of the series, and I think it could have gone over very successfully to follow her growth as a new royal.


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