Welcome to my stop for the Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase. I am very excited to take part of this release day launch.
Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.
Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.
While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.
What did I think?
I was so interested in reading this book. I thought it would be such a cute love story and a quick read. What I wasn't expecting was the emotional deepness that came with it.
On the outside, this is like The Princess Diaries but the adult version. LOL It sort of was but so much more.
I loved Samantha's character from the get go. She knew what she wanted, she took care of her own and didn't take any crap from anybody. She was truly someone to really look up to.
Alex...Sa-woon. He was very drool worthy and so very understanding. I love, love LOVED him. He has to be one of my favorite male characters to date. He has a great heart and he didn't mind showing how he truly felt.
When Samantha and Alex first meet, you know there are sparks and I adore the fact that Samantha was so shy and unused to having the attention of a man. Their interactions had me chuckling quite a bit.
In this book, Samantha gets the shocker of her life when she learns she is royalty from a different country. How does someone really respond to that? I'd flip out. LOL But Samantha handles it pretty well considering everything she has to go through.
Some parts did remind me of the movie The Princess Diaries. Only because it is the same kind of concept, but, I reiterate that this has a story of it's own that sets it apart. This is more mature and the emotional content was fantastic.
All throughout this transformation that Sam goes through, she has other things that weigh on her mind. She has her father, her friends, and her job.
I feel that Nichole did an amazing job writing this and is a great story teller. Everything that I look for in a book was there. To the biggest extent. I loved the romance, the heartbreak and the humor. I thoroughly enjoyed this book to the fullest and I will recommend this to anyone who loves a well written romance.
Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule.
For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs.
Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Ms. Chase is the author of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy, Flukes, and Suddenly Royal (including several short stories).
Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, dog, tortoise, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.
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RELEASE DAY LAUNCH (See below for more details)
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It's a HUGE Giveaway!! To celebrate SUDDENLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase releasing, she's doing a huge Pay It Forward giveaway!
Here's the link to the giveaway: http://nicholechase.blogspot.
Here's what Nichole had to say about the giveaway: "To celebrate the official release of Suddenly Royal, I wanted to do something special. I could have done another giveaway, but that just didn’t seem like enough. This year, I’ve seen a lot of sad things, but I’ve also seen some amazing, spectacular people step forward to help. In a time of uncertainty and confusion, I feel like it’s important to celebrate those that are doing good and making a difference around them. So, this is what I want to do. I want to treat someone like a princess for a day. Really pamper them and make them feel special and loved. But how to choose? Instead of doing a random drawing, I want you—my readers—to nominate someone deserving. Leave a comment on this post describing your deserving nominee and I will choose five people. Then you guys get to vote on who is the most deserving. All five of those people will receive a small package from me—but the one person with the most votes will receive the grand prize! What is the grand prize, you ask? Well, let me tell you. We’re pulling out all the stops! The grand prize winner will receive: Signed swag from Suddenly Royal A signed paperback copy of Suddenly Royal A $100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Certificate-I’m donating to this too! You do the Ulta and I’ll do the bookstore A handmade necklace by moi! A $100 ULTA gift certificate! And what princess is complete without a crown and wand? Those will be provided for their special day as well! Let’s give a deserving woman (or man!) the pampering they deserve! Leave a comment with your nominee’s name, why they deserve to be Princess for a Day, and a way for me to contact you. (I may need more information from you for the next round. If I can’t get in touch with you, I may have to move on to one of the other stories.) Let’s get started! We’ll be accepting entries until 11:59pm on Saturday, April 27th. KP Simmon of InkSlinger PR and I will be choosing the top 5 stories on Sunday and posting the open voting on Tuesday, April 30th. We’ll keep voting open until Friday, May 3rd, at 12:00am and we’ll announce the winner on Sunday, May 5th! I’m a firm believer in passing things forward and I’ve been very lucky this year. Hopefully we can bring a smile to someone that needs it!"