Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap. He’s not handling it well. Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own: Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart. While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye. The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor. But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight. As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
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REVIEW - 5 STARS
Something I have come to expect from Emma Chase…her books are hysterical. But, for some reason, this series tops all of her other books!
Royally Matched is the story of Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, a second son and irresponsible playboy. But, what else would he be growing up in the shadow of the would-be king? Then his brother abdicates the throne and Henry is suddenly the new Prince of Wessco. Having lived his life without rules or any purpose to his life, he is completely overwhelmed with the huge weight that comes from wearing a crown (pun intended).
In an attempt to help Henry make the transition, and hopefully rise to the occasion, (in other words, get married) his grandmother (the queen), agrees to give him some space. I don’t think she expected him to run back to his carefree, playboy ways. Henry decides to enter an American “Bachelor” type show to find a bride.
This could have taken the book in a very cliché direction. But, I love Emma Chase’s books, so I had to keep reading. It was another home run! Henry’s assumption that he’ll be frolicking in naked women, blow jobs, etc is shot to hell when on his first day, he meets Sarah. Uh oh…his plans go out the window when he quickly becomes enamored with her.
Sarah is an adorable character. She’s sweet, innocent, and bluntly honest. quiet, bookish, nerdy, and beautiful in an understated way. Well, physically, her inner beauty is big and bright. But, under the pensive and thoughtful personality lies spunk and Henry seems to be the key to exposing it.
I think these two are so good for each other. In a roundabout way, they are preparing each other for their future rolls as king and queen. Even if they don’t realize it. Henry wants to be the kind of man Sarah deserves, and Sarah needs to gain confidence and the ability to demand respect.
They chemistry between these two is H.O.T. and, wow, does is burn! You’ll definitely be fanning yourself when you aren’t doubled over with laughter!
Emma Chase is a master at combining sweet romance, witty and hysterical moments, and melt your panties right off heat.
I couldn’t have asked for a better ending, though it was hard to say goodbye to these two. This one will be a frequent re-read for me!
5 hilarious and deliciously sexy stars!
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | NEWSLETTER | TWITTER | GOODREADS