“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.”
– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16143323-suddenly-royal)
This was a very light and fluffy read. For Samantha, every little girl’s dream has come true. I mean, I think every little girl dreams of finding out she is royalty. And there is also a sexy prince to boot. When I first started this book, I worried that there would be insta-love. But that didn’t happen, thankfully. There is attraction right from the beginning, which does not mean that they tumble into bed in the next page. Samantha makes Alex work for it.
I also have to say that I loved the opening line of the book: “To say that my day was not going well would be like saying that the French Revolution had been a bit troublesome for Marie Antoinette.” I love it when the main characters have a sense of humor and don’t whine at every turn.
As for the characters, I liked all of them, except, of course, the ones that are not supposed to be likeable. My favorite one was Chadwick, Samantha’s personal assistant when she arrives at Lilaria. Jess was also a really nice character, and a great friend.
Another thing that I liked was that Samantha’s job was quite unconventional, as she takes care of raptors that were somehow injured. It was a nice touch being able to see her doing her job, and enjoying it.
I didn’t want this book to end when it did, especially considering that the sequel will be focused on another couple. I wanted to read more about Samantha and Alex! I’ll definitely read the sequel, and hope to see some of Samantha and Alex in it.
Rating: 4 out of 5