Review: ROYALLY SCREWED by Emma Chase


(Royally #1)
Emma Chase
Published: October 18th 2016 by Emma Chase, LLC
Pages: 276

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.


There’s a reason duty is a homophone for shit.

Royally Screwed was funny, hot, and absolutely charming! It was the perfect ‘fairy-tale turns into real life’ book, with great characters, witty banter, and the best kind of romance story. I loved everything about it, from the prologue that hooked me to the epilogue that left me with a sappy smile on my face.

One thing Emma Chase knows how to do is write an engaging story. Her male point of view chapters are always on point, and this time it wasn’t any different. Nicholas was both hilarious and a little bit sad, but all around a well-developed character that I fell in love with through the course of the book.

In fact, every single character in Royally Screwed was a delight to read about. From Olivia being a sweetheart of a main heroine to the Queen having a block of concrete for a heart. There wasn’t a moment where I wasn’t delighted by what was going on in the page, and that kept me glued to the story until the very end.

I loved the progression of Olivia and Nicholas’s relationship. They started out a little bit at odds with each other, and it was lovely seeing that change as they got to know the other better. Their romance was very well-written and, again, I loved every single thing about it. Steamy scenes and all.

And the ending was super sweet. It gave us a twist we thought was coming, but in a really surprising way. It wrapped up the main plot nicely, and gave me one of my favorite scenes in the entire book: Ellie and the Queen! It reflected the overall mood of the story, which was one of humor and love and hope. I definitely recommend Royally Screwed to all romance fans, and I can’t wait to see what comes next!


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