24 April 2014

Book Review: Recklessly Royal (Suddenly, #2) by Nichole Chase

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Format: Paperback
Publishers: Avon Books
Published: 25th March 2014
Pages: 384
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Main Characters: Cathy, David
Date Read: 18th April - 23rd April 2014
Rating Given:
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Synopsis: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?

"But if we date-even just one date to the movies, or a quick lunch in a hospital cafeteria, you're going to become tabloid fodder. Strangers meet and decide to date all the time. People have one-night stands all the time. Couples break up all the time. But with me? Or anyone in my family? All of that makes front-page news.” 

After reading and loving Suddenly Royal I couldn't wait to read the next one in the series Recklessly Royal, although I was scared that I wasn't going to enjoy it as much but I did love it and only a smidgen less than Suddenly Royal.

I have the same feelings with this cover as I did with Suddenly Royal that I wasn't a huge fan until I actually read the book so now when I see the cover it makes me smile as I know the scene in which it was referencing. I love the colours that have been used especially the pale blue it looks beautiful in the background.

As soon as I started this book I knew I was going to fall in love with it especially as we got t see a little more of Sam and Alex. Like Suddenly Royal this book had me laughing out loud especially one of the scenes involving the bachelorette party it was so funny. There was also some sad moments that nearly had me in tears but when it comes to these books I don't care if they make me cry it just shows me how talented the author is when they can get me so involved into a book. I loved the way in which the romance grew even though they had instant chemistry it was nice to see where it went during the book. They had great banter with one another as well as some sweet and tender moments that made me feel like they where destined to be together. As well as romance there was also the love of family and friends which was so sweet to see. I loved the ending but the epilogue I adored but am not going to spoil anything by telling you what happened just that it had me smiling like an idiot!

“I stared down into his handsome face while my mouth gaped like a fish. Oh my good God. No wonder I had thought he was a stripper. I had asked him to take his clothes off. If I had been alone I would have beat my head against the wall. An image of Sam stopping his hands fluttered through my mind and my cheeks heated. I really had told him to take his clothes off.” 

With most of the characters being in the first book I was able to get an instant liking to them and the more we got to know about each of them the more I thought they where great characters. Cathy was such a sweetheart as she was so selfless even when she should have been selfish but I did love the way in which she grew into herself. I loved David from the moment we met him in Suddenly Royal and that love only grew when we got to see even more of his caring side as well as his mischievous side, the only thing was I preferred Alex over David. We got to see a lot of Max in this book which has got me very excited for his book as I loved him he was so funny, protecting and even sweet, I think Alex might have a run for his money in favourite ever male lead!

Overall the second book in the Suddenly series is amazing just not as much as Suddenly Royal but I think that had more to do with missing Alex!

“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.”