The Plot (from Goodreads):
There WILL be a royal wedding. The only question–who will be my groom?
An arranged marriage isn’t the worst fate for a princess like me. Especially because I’ve been in love with my intended groom since we were children.
But when my prince shows up with an American girlfriend instead of an engagement ring, all arrangements are off.
The clock is nearing midnight–I won’t turn into a pumpkin, but if I’m not wed by summer’s end, I’ll forfeit my kingdom.
Just your typical royal dilemma.
Out of sheer desperation, I make a deal with a devilish duke. Rafe de Silva is the prince’s rival and has a plan so ridiculous it just might work.
One moment, Rafe seems to relish making the prince jealous.
And the next… he’s making me question everything with his words, his touch, and his ability to melt my Ice Princess persona.
I’m not always given the luxury of choice, but now I have a huge one to make. I only hope I don’t lose my crown, my heart, or myself in the process…
Royally Rearranged is a sizzling, swoony, closed-door romantic comedy.
Thank you to the author @kikimojo for this gifted book in exchange for an honest review.
There’s no other way to describe this book other than completely adorable.
The story begins with a little family putting their daughter to bed. When she asks for a bedtime story, the real plot of Royally Rearranged is told Princess Bride style as a flashback. I actually forgot about the prologue all the way until the epilogue, and was charmed all over again by the HEA.
Our main characters were very well-developed, easy to love, and had interesting backstories. I haven’t read many books about royalty (actually, I can’t think of any), but I really enjoyed this one so I’ll likely be taking a closer look at the genre. It was so fun to read about Serafina as a modern princess, worrying over how to run her country in the future while simultaneously obsessing over the British royals like everyone else.
I absolutely loved so many of the side characters, too: the queen mother (nothing better than an old lady with no filter), Kat (I’d want her as my best friend) Claudius (I’m hoping there’s a book 2 about their romance), The Dane (strong and silent types crack me up) and even Philip (I’d love to see him find a partner…he seems like he’ll be a great king).
I’d definitely recommend this funny book to any rom-com lover. I can’t wait to read more of this author’s work, and luckily she has a pretty significant backlist for me to work through!
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