Rumor Has It welcomes Nichole Chase and Inkslinger PR to the blog. I'm super excited to participate in today's Suddenly Royal release day launch! Check out the cover, synopsis, author bio, giveaway and my review.
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.
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Genre: New Adult
Genre: New Adult
Sam Rousseau is focused. She only has space for two in her life. One: her master’s program in Wildlife Biology. Two: her dad. That’s it. Imagine her surprise when she finds out that she is a long lost Duchess and with that comes a boatload of responsibilities. To make matters worse… she’s falling for the prince. WTH?!
I didn't really like Sam all that much in the beginning but she grew on me as the story continued on. Like I said before, she’s focused and this makes for a very no nonsense Sam. She likes to get to the point and move on and it comes off a bit abrasive. Like everything though, there’s a reason for it.
Alex is attracted to this no nonsense chic that will set you straight in a heartbeat regardless of your status. It’s a turn on. Eh, to each his own. This prince is a gentleman in the streets and a freak in the sheets. But honestly, he’s so much more. He's incredibly smart, hard working, responsible, accepting and really really really patient.
Obviously there is romance in this book and it was so nice to see the love blossom between Sam and Alex but there is so much more. The book is mostly about the decisions Sam has to make about her life including living it, acceptance, and the many types of loves. It's also about acknowledging and confronting fears head on.
Suddenly Royal is a fun read that had me laughing, crying and awing all throughout. It is a Cinderella story with a twist and felt so real to me that by the end of it all I had to Google Lilaria so that I could go visit. Um, yeah, it doesn't exist. Boooo!
Suddenly Royal will be part of a series and I can’t wait to be back in this world.
ARC provided by Nichole Chase via Inkslinger PR for release launch.
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.