Review: Recklessly Royal by Nichole Chase

Title: Recklessly Royal (Suddenly #2)
Author: Nichole Chase
Publisher: Avon
Published: March 25, 2014
Ebook, ARC
ISBN13: 9780062317483
Genre: Contemporary
Source: Edelweiss

Goodreads Summary:
Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . .

When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?

My thoughts:
Recklessly Royal is the second book in the Suddenly Royal series. I absolutely adored the first book, so I couldn't wait to read the second installment in the series. It picks up a few months after Suddenly. For those of you that have read the first book, Prince Alex and Samantha's wedding takes place in this book. So for that alone it's worth reading. But they're not the stars in this book, Catherine, aka Cathy, is.

Cathy wants to fall in love, but she's afraid of falling for the wrong person. Specifically someone who will use her just for her title. Then she meets David. From their disastrous, but hilarious, first meeting, these two have chemistry. Major chemistry! However there are a few obstacles standing in Cathy's way. Can Cathy learn to take control of her life and learn to trust the right people?

This is the perfect book for a weekend read! Though I hope you don't have any plans because you'll want to cancel them to stay in and read. Chase has written characters that you'll fall in love with. You'll laugh, giggle, and cheer for them. The only complaint I have is that too much emphasis was placed on 'Royal Cathy' versus 'Behind the Scenes Cathy'. She's a princess, so yeah, her life is under the spotlight. And of course she's expected to act a certain way in public and another in private. I felt as if that was getting drilled into my head over and over. Other than that, I really enjoyed this read. I'm looking forward to the next book, Reluctantly Royal. It features Max, who we got to know a little bit more in this book. Now the wait begins! 

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