So there I was selling bikinis out of my truck in South Beach Miami, getting ready to kick off a wet t-shirt contest when the world’s biggest grouch approached me – Keller Fitzwilliam.
The man had the sultriest British accent I’ve ever heard. And he looked like he just walked off a Viking boat and into a suit tailored specifically for his impressively muscular frame. Only problem is, he had the warmth of an ice pick and he kept telling me he was here to take me back to his home country.
Of course, I didn’t follow him. I might be up for a good time, but I’m also educated enough to know leaving with a stranger isn’t smart. Well, that’s until he mentioned my mom’s name. My mom who passed away several years ago.
So after some serious fact-checking, my bikini-clad bum went with him to a sub-arctic country I had never heard of just north of the British Isles, where I found out my grandpa was the king of said freezing country, and I was the one and only heir.
Desperate to learn more about my mom, I decided to give this princess thing a chance.
Good idea, right? Wrong.
Because Mr. Ice Pick was put to the task of training me and he’s not just cold as ice, he’s pompous, aggravating, and possessive. And did I mention we have to share a bathroom in a tiny castle?
We are oil and water every single day and even though he’s training me to be queen, I have this simmering desire to kneel before him.
Title: Royally Not Ready (Royal, #1)
Author: Meghan Quinn
Publication Date: August 9, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I’ve always had a mixed feelings relationship with Meghan Quinn’s book. This one is no different.
This book was so incredibly funny! Quinn has a way of writing banter and making weird, crazy things happen to her quirky characters. We had a grumpy/sunshine situation as well which really added to the tension and humor of it all.
On the other hand, this book was kinda boring. There wasn’t very much that happened despite it seeming like it had a plot. Some things begin to happen towards the end of the book, but by then, I was already checked out. It was long and slow-paced so it felt like a slog to get through.
Overall, I won’t be reading the next book in the series because this one was not engaging enough for me. Because of that, I didn’t feel too invested in the characters and their fates. The next book seems like it will be cute since it’s royal wedding vibes, but I can’t.