on November 14, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.
But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.
It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.
Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.
I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.
I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.
He’s just biding his time.Making me sweat.
His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.And he wants me.
My Rating: 5 stars
The QUEEN of rom coms reigns supreme, delivering a hilarious, swoony, enchanting modern-day “fairytale” with His Royal Highness!
There isn’t much to say about R.S. Grey that I haven’t said before. Her writing and stories have the ability to keep me coming back time after time — I can’t recommend her books enough!
His Royal Highness is a standalone adult romantic comedy told in the dual POVs of our leads, Whitney and Derek. This is a second chance romance with an enemies to lovers overtone and a bit of a slow burn. Typically I am a character-driven reader, and I did adore the characters in this one, but the story itself is what won me over. The setting of an amusement park à la Disney is so fun and inventive (and very well researched, I might add!); I loved it!
The entire cast of characters is phenomenal! Whitney has been holding on to old feelings for Derek for too long, which makes her vulnerable and a bit naive. Her life is literally a fairytale by day as she works as a theme park princess, but outside of work, her life is far less glamorous. She is very much flawed, but I think that’s what makes her fabulous. And Derek is like American royalty as the heir to the company Whitney works for — sexy, knows what he wants, and oozing confidence. I fell hard for him! As always with Rachel’s books, the banter is irresistible, the humor is off the charts, and the tension and chemistry are undeniable.
Overall, I absolutely recommend His Royal Highness! This is such a feel-good read worthy of binging. If you’re looking for a sweet and quirky romance with loads of laughs, plenty of steam, and all the feels, check this one out!
*Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga!