Author: Emma Chase
Narrartor: Andi Arndt and Shane East
Reading Level: New Adult
Released: February 21st 2017
Review Source: Simon & Schuster Audio
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
Royally Matched, the second of the Royally series, and definitely just as entertaining as the first. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Henry for short, The Prince of Wessco’s world was just turned upside down. If you’ve read Royally Screwed, you know *spoiler* that Henry is now first in line to the throne. All his life he knew it wasn’t something that was going to happen, he was the second born he got to ride through life without the responsibility of a country's well being on his shoulders. Well that all changed when his brother fell in love with a non-royal and love won over ruling his country.
Henry hasn’t always had the best reputation, he was the party boy, lady killer, but all that needs to change now that he is to become King. His grandma suggests him to find a bride and Henry is presented with a bachelor type show to find his blushing bride to be. While his grandma probably won’t agree with this decision he decides to do it anyways and keep it secret. That’s when he meets Sarah, whose sister is a contestant, and she has a hard time wanting to fall for him. She’s read the classic romance novels and knows that Henry is the type of wild love that will eventually end in a heartbreak, so she guards her heart.
I was completely enamored by this series. I love the royals and I cannot get enough of these princes and their lady woes. And then we get into the narrators and they have accents and I just cannot help myself from literally swooning out loud. Also, a favorite part of mine while reading Royally Matched was the internal issues both characters had to overcome. I related SO much with Sarah and couldn’t get enough of her story and then Henry and his ending, I couldn’t help but love him even more, but you’ll have to read it to find out ;) ;).
The Royally Series is a series you’re not going to want to miss out on. The covers are gorgeous, the stories are to die for, and the narrators are just the absolute best. Emma Chase has easily become one of my favorite authors over the past year and I cannot wait to read more from her.