Book 4, The Royally Series - A Standalone Romance
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*New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase returns with a sweet and sexy romantic comedy.*
Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t…is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.
And a sacred promise keeps him there.
To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.
Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is theirs.
Royally Yours is a standalone story and a spinoff of The Royally Series.
"If you've enjoyed watching The Crown then you are going to go wild for this times about a thousand. All of the mid-twentieth century royal flavoured atmosphere, along with as much sweet and sensuous emotion and drama, you could ask for. The whole series has been nothing short of delightful. And hot. Royally hot." -Kylie Scott, New York Times bestselling author of It Seemed Like A Good Idea at the Time
"This was a lovely read. Lenora’s loneliness radiated off the pages. Edward’s arrival saved both Lenora and me. It was a touching, sexy, beautiful romance. I feel fortunate to have read it." –Jen Frederick, New York Times bestselling author of Be Mine
"With all the timeless enchantment of a modern fairy tale, Emma Chase weaves a delightfully romantic royal affair that took my breath away. Long Live Queen Lenora!” –Natasha is a Book Junkie blog
“Something about Emma Chase’s writing creates a hungry hole inside me and sucks all of me in. Lenny and Edward are two people with extraordinary lives who find the gift of normalcy in the way they are able to love each other, and it's a beautiful thing. I teared up, smiled widely and did not want to return to real life.” –Sonali Dev, author of A Distant Heart
Fantastic love story
I was SO excited when I saw Emma Chase was writing this book. I absolutely LOVED the entire Royally series so I had high hopes for this book and I was absolutely not let down. This book is one that will stay with me, one that I will go back and reread time and time again. I laughed, I cried and I absolutely fell in love with this book.
If you haven't read any of the other books in the Royally series you can absolutely start here. This is the story of Lenora and Edward and it is absolutely a fascinating and beautiful read. Your emotions will be pulled every which way but I know in the end you'll feel as satisfied as I did.
I admire, respect and adore Lenora. She is one hell of a strong character. She's a woman who knows what needs to be done and does it-no matter what. She isn't afraid to speak her mind while still respecting traditions that have been in place for forever. Watching her grow and become the Queen she truly is was so gratifying. I wanted to hug her several times throughout this book, give her a shoulder, a friend to lean on. The grace and poise she has is tremendous and coupled with her passion? She's a force to be reckoned with. She may be my favorite Emma Chase heroine.
Edward. Holy swoon. This man is positively breathtaking. He's smart and strong, which Lenora needs. He also respects her, which is something she demands but isn't given so freely from other men in her life. He's a beacon of support when she needs it. Watching him fall for her was beautiful. Just beautiful.
These two together have chemistry in spades, truly. I love their banter, absolutely love it. I loved watching them grow together as a couple, figuring out their journey and what each of them could offer the other. Their sexy times were off the chart hot-I think my kindle may be permanently melted.
This entire story is just beautiful. It is heartbreaking. It is sweet. It is funny. It touched me and had me bawling at moments. The writing flows and the pacing is just perfect. I felt like I was right there with the characters.
This is absolutely one of my top books of the year. I absolutely loved it and would give it more stars if I could.
Lenora and Edward’s story is now officially one of my favorites, and one that I know I shall reread many times. I couldn’t put this down and read it straight through. So romantic and spicy, so full of love as two very stubborn people learn to come together in partnership. I see very well where Henry gets his wild streak from. Well done, most well done.
Hilarious and beautiful
Royally Yours is the fourth book in the Royally series by the lovely, Emma Chase. You can read it as a standalone but I do recommend reading the previous books. If you haven’t read, you will definitely want to after this story. If you follow my reviews then you know I rarely read the synopsis. I had no idea this book was about the queen! I love Queen Lenora. When I discovered that I knew it was going to be an epic story especially when I teared up at the prologue.
Lenora was born to be a queen. She learned at a young age what it all meant. And at the young age of nineteen her life had changed. She was no longer a princess. She was a Queen. It did not scare her and even if it did, she would not show it. Men already doubted her abilities, she would not cower. She would reign. She was prepared to make changes to Wessco. But there was one she didn’t see coming. Her advising council and the people of Wessco wanted her to be married. It was not want she wanted but she go through with it as her duty. What she didn’t expect was Edward Rourke. The man who would change her love of life forever.
Edward left home and his title ten years ago. He didn’t want to sit and talk politics with untrustworthy and stuffy businessmen, politicians, and dukes. He wanted adventure. To find the next treasure. To give to others who needed them to survive. He did just that and now he was called home. And when he got there, he made a promise. A promise that he intends on keeping not because he feels obligated but because he wants to. He desires to. The moment he saw Lenny he knew she was the most beautiful, infuriating, intriguing and strongest woman he ever saw. The only woman for him.
Edward and Lenny’s love story is brilliant. I loved Lenora in the previous books even when I was mad at her. After getting to know her as not only as the queen but as a woman...I fully adore her. She is funny, witty, smart, strong, and even sexy. Edward brings out the real Lenny. The one that was holding back until she felt his love. And Edward...the adventurous, filthy, sweet, and smart Edward. I LOVE him. *Swoon*. Together, their chemistry and love reaches into their souls.
Overall...it’s my favorite book in the series! It had the perfect blend of humor, swoon, and emotion. I laughed so hard and cried so much. It’s makes me want to go back and read the previous books again.
“Greed, wealth and power? Oh my—it’s like a fairy tale. I may swoon.”
“Making a life with you will be my greatest adventure, Lenora.”
“We will be a laughingstock.”
I shrug. “Man’s greatest fear is being laughed at. Women don’t share that worry—we’re laughed at practically every day of our lives.”
Edward lifts his glass to me. “Well said, Your Majesty.”