Review: Washed Up Royal by Kim Karr

January 03, 2019

A simple notification turns my world upside down...

The tabloids are reporting, I’ve taken the crown and run.
(Not entirely true)

As you might have guessed, I’m not an ordinary girl and I don’t lead an ordinary life, but that doesn’t mean I always follow the rules.
This time, though, I feel compelled to obey.

Which means I have to find a king, to sit alongside my throne, or lose it all.

With only the clothes on my back, I head to the land of majestic playboys, where a royal rebel strides right into my life.

With his sultry eyes and sinful lips, he turns my world right-side up.

The press is calling him washed up.
(I think he’s anything but)

Gorgeous, sexy, irresistible, and utterly charming, he’s exactly what I’m looking for.
Everything is almost too perfect, too easy.

Until I discover, this hot-blooded royal has a reason for being here.
And it’s more than just me.
That thing I said about easy, turns out… Nothing ever is.

My royal rebel has a name, it’s Prince Adrien Laurent.
My name is Princess Victoria Blanchette.
And this is our story.

Release: January 4, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Royals
Dual POV - 1st person
Heat: 3.5
Series: Standalone
Format: ebook ARC provided by Give Me Books

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I'd first like to tackle this cover... How freaking gorgeous is that guy? Seriously!! 😍😍 Let me know if there's a prince that looks like this out there somewhere because my stalking ass will be all over that. Okay, I'm kidding, but can you really blame me?

One thing you can always count on when reading a book from Kim Karr is sheer brilliance. She always gives us likable characters, an interesting plot, and enough drama to make the story just right. Tori was just a regular girl looking for her happily ever after. Okay, maybe not. She wasn't just a regular girl - she was Princess Victoria. And she wasn't necessarily looking for an HEA, but she did want to marry someone she loved. However, wants and needs don't always align and in order for her to officially take the crown and rule as Queen, she needed a royal husband.

Enter Prince Adrien, who isn't looking for a wife but he is looking for a way to escape from under the thumb of his ruling family. Wanting only one night to forget his troubles, he instantly connects with a bombshell at a bar. One night of passion and he can't forget about her... Luckily he won't have to 😉

There were a ton of side characters, a few of which I hope make appearances in books of their own, and some who need to be punished in the very near future. I guess time will tell. Regardless, I loved the easy connection between Tori and Adrien. There was very little angst and these two had an easy time of it for the most part. It was obvious how much they liked each other and how compatible they were. And their chemistry was parfait! If only every romance could be so sweet and simple.

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