Book Review: Royally Matched (Royally, #2) by Emma Chase

“Because I would give up a crown for her.”

I don’t think I can ever choose a favorite book by Emma Chase. I love all her books so much but I think Henry stole a bit more of my heart than any of the other characters in all her books combined.
Even while I was reading Nicholas’ story, I was impatiently waiting to read Henry’s.

Christ my stomach rolls every time I think the word. When someone says it aloud I gag. If’ I’m supposed to be the Great Royal Hope for my country, we’re all well and truly fucked.”

When Nicholas chose Olivia over the throne, all the responsibility that comes with being the heir falls on Henry’s lap. He was never good at following rules and was always the wild and reckless boy, looking to have fun. Having no other option now, he must clean up his act and learn how to rule a country. When the Queen sends him off to a remote castle to give him the space that he needs, Henry sees this as the perfect opportunity to make one more reckless decision to make things interesting.

He accepts the offer and becomes the star of his own show. Their very own version of The Bachelor where 20 eligible women all vying for the attention of the King-to-be and to one day be standing on the throne beside him.

“Where are we going, love?”
“We?” Her eyes are darker – dilated, and her chest rises and falls in quick, excited pants. I wonder if she even realizes it. “I have a meeting. Mother’s sent her car to take me. You can’t come, Henry.”
“I can come lots of times. My stamina is legendary. Do you want me to show you?”
Her voice comes out soft, husky. “You can’t come with me”
“That sounds like a challenge.” I smirk slowly. “I bet I could time it just right.”

When Penelope was offered the chance to be one of the 20 eligible women, she saw this as the perfect opportunity to get her foot through the door and kickstart her career towards stardom. But there’s a problem. Penelope is only allowed to participate if her shy and awkward sister tags along to accompany her. Despite her initial hesitation, Sarah finds this to be the perfect excuse to get out of a public speaking event at work.

Even though there are 20 beautiful women competing for his attention, he seems completely enamored by the shy, awkward girl hiding away behind the camera. They develop a friendship so sweet that it made my heart soar reading about it. I love a beautiful friendship between two characters, it makes their connection that much deeper.

“Who said anything about sleeping? I’m talking about sex. Good sex. Lots of it.”
That puts a flush on her pretty cheeks and she laughs. “I don’t want to have sex with you.”
I pat her hand. “Now you’re just being silly. The cat-and-mouse game can be tantalizing, but it’s not necessary.”
My voice drops to a whisper. “I’m a sure thing.”

Henry was absolutely perfect! He was sweet, thoughtful, sexy and just lovable. Can I make him even better by stating that fact that he plays the guitar?!? *SWOON* I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I loved him more than Nicholas! I don’t think all the words in the dictionary can describe him. He won me over with his panty-melting words of affection.

“I want to change the world with you at my side, holding your hand. I love you, Sarah, and whatever happens, I promise there won’t be a day that I don’t love you with all that I am.”

Sarah is one of us! A bookworm through and through, she would love nothing but to curl up in a corner with her favorite Jane Austen book. As the book progresses, and they get closer, we start seeing a more fun and playful side of her who loves adventure.

I enjoyed this book and devoured it from cover to cover. Their effortless banter and beautiful friendship just make their heartwarming romance that much better.

I love this book a lot and I hope you like them just as much! If you have not yet, give this a read and let me know in the comments down below your thoughts!

“My story hasn’t been written yet … but I know it begins with you.”

5 Stars

Until then keep reading and be awesome! xx

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