Goodreads Rating: 4.42 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 30th 2018
Publisher: Emma Chase LLC
New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase returns with a sweet and sexy standalone in the Royally Series.
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.
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Royally Yours is the fourth book in Royally series and it’s about Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook, you probably know her in Royally Screwed as your majesty Queen Lenora. Quite frankly, I didn’t expect it’ll be her story and I wasn’t a huge fan of hers because she’s coldhearted and stoic. I’m glad Emma Chase sheds a light of her story to understand character more.
Princess Lenora has a different upbringing. Her parents raised her to be prim and proper. She never had a chance to play like normal kids do and she craves for affection from her parents. She must abide the royal standards because she’s born to be a Queen.
“I may be a new queen, a young queen, even a pretty queen — but the fact remains, I am the queen. Your queen. I’m all you’ve got, gents. I’m all Parliament’s got. There is no prince coming to curb me. The next man on this council who brings up the topic of my marriage to anyone… will no longer be on this council. Is that perfectly clear?”
Queen Lenora is a beautiful, regal, sharp, independent and confident lady. Behind those qualities, she’s a lonely lady. At nineteen years old, she’s crowned as the first Queen of Wessco. It’s her responsibility to do what’s best for her people and she desires change in the monarchy. However, these changes will be accomplish if she has the support of the council and fellow citizens of Wessco. They want her to get married. Even though it’s the last thing in her mind, she wants a partner who’ll love her for the way she is and not just for the title. That person happens to be her best friend’s brother, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke.
Duke Edward spends his time traveling around the world and soul-searching. After circumstances, he returns for his brother Thomas. They had a serious talk and he must fulfill his promise to him. He only heard Lenora thru Thomas’ letters and when he meets her in person, he’s fascinated by her beauty and personality. She may be stoic but he sees a woman full of life and charm. He just found a new purpose in life. Loving Lenora and be her lifetime partner.
Even Ice Queens have heartwarming stories. Your majesties Queen Lenora and Prince Edward have a wonderful journey. Though they’re betrothed, there is a traditional courtship. It makes their love story romantic and sweet. Edward is a gentleman, sexy and an affectionate lover. He learned a lot during his travels and immersing in communities. Socializing with people with different cultural backgrounds helps him to connect and empathize. I love he shared those experiences with Lenora so she can communicate more effectively.
Queen Lenora carries herself with poise. She’s a badass queen. It’s nice to see her character transition and I appreciate seeing her side of story. I just grew to love her more. Her council is dominated by men and they underestimated her capabilities and I love how she takes a firm stance on her decisions. She never bows down to them and her most trusted people supported her.
Overall, I adore Royally Yours. It’s beautifully told and simply romantic I swooned! 😍💗 This book is more of a prequel than a sequel. I still recommend you read the series in chronological order especially the first three books. If you love Royal romances or contemporary romances, I recommend this series.
Here’s a teaser for Royally Yours
About the Author
Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.