The Royal Treatment: A Crown Jewels Romance, Book 1
Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella…
Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first site, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.
Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the royal family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart…
Can two natural enemies find forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?
To be honest… This book had me in a royal twist. The royal treatment is kind of a mix between Bridget Jones and the Princess Diaries. And the first part made my stomach hurt from laughing. A Jogging Shocker… getting zapped, while not running fast enough? Hilarious. Tessa is not only a product tester and reviewer, but also she is known as The Royal Watchdog, a fervent royalty hater. Since her blog has quite the number of followers, she is invited by prince Arthur to come living at the palace for two months. He wants to show her, that the royal family is not the leeches of Avonia she thinks them to be. And hopefully, by showing Tessa they are not the bad guys, he can prevent the end of the Kingdom as they know it.
Where the pace in the story starts of wonderfully, we come to a snail’s pace in the middle of the book, where Tessa is living in the palace and learning what it means to be a prince. So I was getting second doubts, if I was ever going to finish this book. But I’m glad I held on. Because after the first half, MJ Summers shifts into second gear and the story gets more exciting, when Tessa and prince Arthur really get to know each other. Will the fairy tale come to and end or not? Will prince Arthur remain a prince? Or will he become a commoner? Well, you just have to find out for yourself… Four out of five stars from me, with a thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Published: May 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥