Book & Author Details:
Royal Bastard by Nana Malone
Publication date: 24th July 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Don’t get in trouble, they said. Don’t cause an incident. Oops.
I might be a newfound prince, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to say goodbye to my days of freedom. So when my brother, the king, asks me to babysit a diplomat’s daughter, my first thought is to say no… that is until I see her climbing out of a window with her dress tucked into her thong.
She might just be my kind of girl.
I just thought I’d mix business with pleasure…I didn’t plan to lose control of my heart.
I’ve been groomed by my parents to climb the social ladder all my life and I’m done with it. I want nothing from their royal world.
Now that I’m finally on my own, I can live where I want, date who I want, do who I want.
The one person I won’t be doing? My new accidental roommate.
Oh, he’s gorgeous and mysterious, and cheeky. He’s also friends with the king and a total jackass.
So basically, he’s never gonna get it…famous last words.
I thought that this was essentially going to be a re-run of the storyline in the Cheeky Royal duet. You would think that I would know by now not to go into a book with such expectations – they are only going to be proven wrong.
I’m not sure that Lucas quite beats out his brother in the book boyfriend stakes – his confidence is a bit of a distraction. That said though, the dynamic between him and Bryna is great. I loved the restraint and the simmering attraction. I loved that she was able to stand up against his actions towards the end of the book.
And that ending? Definitely didn’t see that one coming. If you’re not a fan of cliffhangers, buy the book and then wait for book 2 in about 6 weeks to get your complete fix.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, in the meantime Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is. Though, until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find her acting out scenes for hubby, baby and puppy while catching up on her favorite reality television shows in sunny San Diego.