Book 2, Royals in Exile - A Royals in Exile Novel
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A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.
Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?
As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.
Praise for Royal Affair
“Sexy, quirky, and fun! This book had me intrigued from the very beginning. Marquita Valentine gives us a forbidden romance that overcomes all odds, giving us off-the-charts chemistry that’ll melt your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover
“A princess that needs rescuing, and a villain that needs to become her knight. A match made in heaven. Addictive series!”—New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland
“For those who love the royalty read such as myself, I definitely recommend Royal Affair.”—Harlequin Junkie
“Royal Affair is light and fun! While it can be read as a stand-alone, it would help you understand this family.”—The Book Disciple
“This book was just so refreshing! And that cover, I don’t know why, but I absolutely love the covers for this series! I really can’t wait for the next book in the series, as the whole Sinclair family is entertaining and rather quite delightful.”—Obsessive Book Nerd
“One of my favorite themes to read about is Royalty and Cinderella type tales. Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine was refreshing in a way as it still followed suit but [with] a gender reversal.”—The Phantom Paragrapher
Praise for the novels of Marquita Valentine
“Take the Fall is a sexy, emotional, heartfelt read. I adored this book and can’t wait for the next!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy
“Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans, on When We Fall
“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end. I can’t wait to read more by Marquita Valentine!”—New York Times bestselling author Krista Lakes, on After We Fall
“Marquita Valentine strikes gold with relatable and quirky characters in Hard to Fall. She will have you fanning yourself and then reaching for the tissues as you cry from laughter.”—Meghan Quinn, author of Stroked
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
The Villain Becomes the Hero - Love it!
There is always something exciting when reading about a royal family. They play by different rules and have years of tradition set in place. As the Sinclair family finds themselves back at the Royal helm, princess Charlotte again has to face her anxiety at balls and dealing with large crowds. Her sister is getting ready to become Queen and Charlotte just wants to fade into the background. Brooks is the bad guy who exposed the family, but he is the only one who truly sees the wallflower, Charlotte. Suddenly digging up dirt on the Sinclair family isn't as important as keeping Charlotte safe and protected. This was a great reverse fairy tale, where the villain truly becomes the hero. I thought it was a really good read. Loved watching Charlotte and Brooks find their way.
Wonderful story with great writing and interesting characters. These aren't your typical royal. They've been in exile for the last 12 years but since their whereabouts and family secrets have been outed to the world their lives have been turned upside down. Having an intense attraction to the man responsible for outing them probably isn't the wisest thing but Charlotte can't resist Brooke Walker. Being the spare sister gives her some freedoms her sister can't enjoy yet letting this fling out of the bag won't go over well with her family. Keeping their hearts out of it is priority one.
A great read that you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
The Villian Becomes the Hero
I adored Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine; book two of her Royals in Exile series. This frienemies to lovers adventure as the hero, Brook Walker, was the journalist who exposed the Sinclair royals in book one. He only wants to make sure the public knows the truth, not caring who he hurts in doing so. Charlotte, Char, Sinclair is the spare queen. She is the younger twin, trying to find her place in the family and tired of feeling locked in the tower.
Ms. Valentine created a wonderful story, with characters that not only demonstrate compassion and empathy but also a depth to their feelings. This book exemplifies Valentine’s creativity, sexy and sensitive scenes, as well as her outstanding writing ability.
I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.