22 April 2014

Book Review: Suddenly Royal (Suddenly, #1) by Nichole Chase

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Avon Books
Published: 26th November 2013
Pages: 400
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Samantha, Alex
Date Read: 29th January - 31st January 2014
Rating Given:
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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.

“Are they donating money to the programme?"
"No." I let that rattle around their heads for a minute. "Apparently I'm royalty." You could've heard a pin drop because I was pretty sure they had both stopped breathing. "Go figure, right?”

I had seen this around on Goodreads and I thought it sounded like something I might like so I brought it of Amazon as it was really cheap and I am so glad I did as I thought it was an amazing book.

 The cover didn't really grab me at first as I felt it was a bit simple but when I read the book the cover reminded me of a scene so naturally I felt different about the cover and it makes me smile thinking about that scene.

I can not begin to describe how much I adored this book and it definitely moves to the top of my favourite ever books which I think is going to be hard for any other book to overtake this one that's for sure. From the very beginning I was captivated by the world that Nichole Chase created and I was also captivated by the characters. Other books have made me laugh but nowhere near like how I was laughing in this book as it had me in stitches. As well as being a very funny book it was also a sad book and I was in floods of tears it was so moving and very beautifully written. The attraction between Alex and Samantha was great to see develop and from the moment they shared the same pages I wanted no I needed them to be together as they had great chemistry but what was nice to see was they had a great friendship. I loved the ending as it was so beautiful and again had me in tears but for happiness this time but also this is a part of a series so I have a feeling we will get to see more of Alex and Samantha.

“Alex landed on my carefully laid trap. "Pay up Prince Yummy." The nickname burst out of my mouth as I mentally screamed in slow motion, trying to stop my lips from uttering the words.”

Every character in this book I loved they where all brilliantly written I could imagine them very clearly. Samantha has to be one of my favourite female characters ever as she was funny, strong and independent who would do anything for the people she loved even if that meant she would be hurting herself. When she found out about her Royal background I felt she handled it really well and with a lot of dignity especially the way the media treated her. As for Alex (or as it was said many times Prince Yummy) I loved him from the very first moment we met him he was charming, funny and fiercely protective for me he could do no wrong especially in his very sweet moments that had me swooning. I'm not going to mention all the characters as we could be here all day as I loved everything about them all but I will say is watch out for Chadwick he is hilarious.

Overall this is an amazing book that enchanted me from the very beginning until the very end and I already can't wait to read it again!!

“You're not just anything." His voice rose a little and he snapped his mouth shut for a minute. He pulled out of the parking lot and headed toward the city. "Y're not just anything. Even 'just Sam' is something special.”