March 19, 2014

RECKLESSLY ROYAL by Nichole Chase Blog Tour {Review/Giveaway}

Title: Recklessly Royal

Author: Nichole Chase

Source: eARC from publisher

Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . .

When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?

My take...
Princess Catherine knows how to handle the people of her country. She takes great pride in being a woman they can look up to. But she also likes to be just 'Cathy'. The girl who likes to lay around, read books or be silly with her family and new sister in law. And finding a guy that respects both her roles in life is anything but easy. They either want one or the other. But when David walks in to her life, her world becomes a bit more interesting. And it is about time.

There was something special about the way his eyes met mine, the way his hands felt on my skin. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I realized that it was because he saw me, the woman, not the princess. I never thought that would happen, and the feeling was intoxicating.

I loved seeing Cathy grow from her calm and demure Princess role to one that starts to embrace life and live a little. And it's all thanks to David. He really did come in and shake her world up a bit. They may come off as complete opposites to those around them...but truthfully, that is exactly what each other needed. To be fair they are alike in all the ways that matter: kind, honest, loving, and giving. And I do think it is funny that she set out to seduce him. But who's to say he won't be doing the same to her. David is character that is absolutely charming and I found him so irresistible. Definite Book Boyfriend material here.

Now let's not forget about Alex and Sam. Things are going good for them and it was nice getting to see them at the beginning and watch them enjoy their wedding. But the best part, aside from Cathy and David of course, is Max's part in the story. I am digging that guy way too much. And honestly, he didn't have a huge role in this story, but it was enough it has me looking forward to his book, RELUCTANTLY ROYAL. I have a feeling he is going to keep us on our toes in that one.

Such a wonderful and fetching (sounds royal'ish right?) read, I inhaled it quickly. If you read SUDDENLY ROYAL don't expect the same story. Because it is not. Cathy has her own life and own story to tell. There is romance and there is heartache but there is also humor and fun. You get a bit of everything is this sexy and entertaining read. Yes, Chase did an amazing job giving us something different, so you don't feel as if you are reading the same story over and over again. I recommend it and I insist you read it. Like now. 5 Royal Stars!

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Nichole Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Suddenly Royal, Flukes, The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, and several short stories. She is also the instructor of Say What? a dialogue class at the Romance Academy. 

Nichole lives in Georgia with her husband, energetic daughter, superhero dog, Sulcata tortoise, and two cats. When not writing, you may find her reading, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises. 

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