Review: Reluctantly Royal

Title: Reluctantly Royal (Suddenly #3)
Author: Nichole Chase 
Publisher: Avon
Published: August 26, 2014
Paperback, 361 pages
ISBN: 978-0-06-231749-1
Genre: Romance
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
Maxwell Jameson Trevor, prince of Lilaria, hates his royal role. Despising the limelight, he takes solace in his art studio and steers clear of any drama. But when one of the newly discovered royals passes away, Maxwell's brother Alex asks him to break the news to the old man's granddaughter. Though he hates to be the bearer of doom and gloom, he doesn't want the poor girl to find out from the tabloids. For Maxwell knows all too well how devastating that could be.

Coming from a broken home and modest background, newly ordained Lady Meredith Thysmer has seized her chance to make a better life for herself and her son. She's not afraid to use her best assets to get what she wants. But when the unpretentious yet devastatingly handsome Max delivers his news, her plans for the future come crashing to a halt. In the challenging days ahead, Max's compassion, humor, and steadfast loyalty to Meredith and her son win her over. She quickly finds herself doing something she swore would never happen again: falling in love. And yet Maxwell still refuses to completely drop his guard. Somehow Meredith's got to find a way to seduce this reluctant royal.

My Thoughts:
Reluctantly Royal is the third and final book of the Suddenly Royal series by Nichole Chase. I fell in love with this series last year with the first book, Suddenly Royal. The book focuses on three siblings--who happen to be royalty--that are looking for love. Each book focusing on a different sibling.

This book focuses on Maxwell. He's the shiest of the siblings. He hates to be the center of attention and tries to keep out of the spotlight. However he's thrown into the spotlight in this book due to the fact that he's falling in love with someone who adores the spotlight. Talk about opposites attract. Meredith has always dreamed of becoming a singer. Her dreams are all falling into place until she hears about her grandfather dying. The two were very close, and now she has to pick up the pieces and also deal with her drunkard father. Maxwell promises to do everything he can to help her, and of course, he can't help falling in love with her either.

This book falls right along with the rest. It's an enjoyable weekend read. I only had one problem with it. In this book Meredith has a son. He's six years old. Despite that fact, he talks as though he's an adult. In fact, if you didn't know who said his dialog, you'd swear a grown up was talking. This is a pet peeve of mine as far as books are concerned. I want children to sound like children, not miniature adults.   Other than that it was an enjoyable story. If you like The Princess Diaries or The Prince and Me, you should check out this series. 

Trigger warning: This book contains scenes with alcoholism and physical abuse. 

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