Title:  Royal Affair (Royal Scandal #1)
Author: Parker Swift
Genres: Romance
Release Day: February 14th 2017
ARC was kindly provided from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he’s a future duke? Every time we touch, it’s wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

3 stars!

Well this was interesting! I requested the book because the blurb sounded promising enough to snap me out of my reading slump and it did!

I read this within hours and it was highly entertaining. This was a British version of Fifty Shades of Grey with less BDSM and a royal twist and a Devil Wears Prada combination. The hero is a wealthy son of a Duke who doesn’t do relationships and he has a thing for spanking. And stalking. And flying people over and buying expensive gifts. Doesn’t ring ANY bells, at all.

The heroine is a babysitter turned fashion designer wannabe who is doing her internship in London. The two meet during her babystitting gig and then they sort of reunite again in London.

The relationship is borderline insta love to be honest but it is written in a cleaver way that doesn’t feel as blunt, there’s a gap between the two events of them meeting but it definitely is on the fast side.

It’s a quick read and it got the job done – to stop my reading slump – but unfortunately it wasn’t anything I haven’t read before and it definitely felt familiar but it was enjoyable enough since I’m a sucker for Royal romances. The couple starts a secret affair because why not make it difficult for themselves and there’s a bunch of people getting in their way but in the end they manage to resolve any issues.

I actually enjoyed the story very much and didn’t put it down at all. There’s an element that prevents you from stopping, the story moves fast and it keeps you hooked till the last page and it doesn’t allow any time to think, maybe this is moving too fast or I’ve read this before. I just wanted to get to the end and see the working out their issues. Will be reading the follow-up book(s).


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