Royal TEASE BY Nana Malone
SERIES: ROYALS UNITED DUET #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The plan was simple, go undercover, protect my best friend’s little sister. It should have been the easiest assignment of my life.
But Jessa isn’t your usual princess. She’s feisty, and sexy, and stubborn, and gorgeous. Did I mention she hates me? From the moment I carried her over my shoulder out of a bar fight, I’ve been persona non grata.
But the stakes are too high to mess this up. The monarchy is at risk.
I can’t stand Roone Scot.
There I said it. Shoot me.
We go together like lightening and water. His quiet, steady obstinance is going to cost me my job. A job I have worked very hard to keep. No one is messing this up for me. I’ve had enough crazy in my life.
Not to mention the way his eyes track me every time I move, makes me uncomfortable in an I-need-my-batter-operated-boyfriend kind of way.
But even if I wanted him – which I don’t, but if I did – I can’t ever have him. My life is not my own. I’ve known that since birth.
(Book 1 in the Royals United Duet)
REVIEWED BY EMMA-LOUISE ON BEHALF OF KFF
Roone Ainsley is protecting again. Only this time the mark doesn’t know any of the truth. Throw into the mix that she’s cagey and unpredictable and what you have is more explosive moments than ACME TNT.
Jessa is at the top of her game. The gold standard for the firm, she takes no prisoners and has a no-nonsense attitude. She’s suspicious of everyone, apart from a select few. Making getting close to her harder than anyone could imagine. Her childhood was steeped in chaos and uncertainty. Her father kept her on her toes and always on edge. Mental health issues or something far more sinister?
Of course, Sebastian and Lucas are on the same page, it wouldn’t be a Winston Isles book without them. They already play the overprotective brothers well. If only their sister would let them. The setting is urban London with all the hustle and bustle of life there to see, feel and smell. Personally, London holds a special place for me as I was born there and to see it treated with respect but also truly portrayed, made me just a smidge homesick.
Any book penned by this author has mystery and intrigue. This is the first in a duet, but it’s still part of the larger world building tale of the Winston monarchy. Questions have been needing answers since Cheeky Royal and the more we discover the more new threads come undone.
Ariel plays a bigger part in this one and something tells me; I hope that she may one of these days get her own book. I so hope she will. She’s a take charge, a brash young woman who can and does play in the big leagues with men. She can go toe-to-toe with any man and come out on top. She keeps Roone on a short leash and he does as he’s told more often than not.
The men with the tattoos have played the sinister bad guys are at it again. Making themselves known and creating angst and drama where none was before. Simple small acts are becoming pieces in a much larger jigsaw puzzle.
A break-in or is it just pure chance, a stalker or is someone nipping at the heels of another Winston child? Is a dead body laid at their feet a simple case of wrong place wrong time or is it the work of another creep in this already teeming line-up.
There comes a point when sexual tension and electricity cannot be fought anymore and when they finally let themselves off the chain, well, it’s hotter than any of the previous Royal books.
Roone and Jessa are true counterparts. Two halves of a machine that work efficiently whilst solo but put them together, they transform into something wholly seamless and effective. Roone is so achingly vulnerable in places and that’s a new thing for readers. He’s always taken charge, shoot once and then empty his clip just to make sure the bad guy is deader than dead. He has history and a family now. Flesh and blood family, who know his dark past and where his demons lay. Some he wants nothing to do with, others he would walk the sun for, and we don’t even have ALL the answers yet. Curse sexy men and their closet skeletons.
This is a book about change. Cause and effect that happens even before you are born at times. Wheels put in motion after just one minor moment can cataclysmically (is that even a word?) Change the course of one’s life.
“But do you know the real moment I knew I was fighting a losing battle?” Her lips quirked. ”When I stole your keys?” I shook my head. “Not even close. Although, that was when I vowed to make you weak with orgasms so you couldn’t run away.” She rolled her eyes. “Of course.” “No, the moment was when I helped you carry in those boxes. You looked at me, and you were so vulnerable. I could see you. The real you. The one who tries to be strong and is afraid of failing. The moment I saw her, I knew I couldn’t stay away. Even when I most certainly should have.”
Nana Malone thrives on patterns and questions. I oftentimes ask myself if she even knows where the story is going when she begins to type. Or does it pull her along like a ship in heavy waves? But wait! There’s still more. How can there possibly be more, you may ask. Well, there’s one scene near the end that had my jaw slack and my voice was stolen away on a gust of wind.
How could it end this way? How could you do do this to me you vicious, wonderfully tortuous author, you! I have to have the second book. I can’t wait until January that would be pure torture. I know you’re sitting their author dearest, rubbing your hands together with glee. And to be honest with you…I wouldn’t have it any other way. Kudos for doing it to me again. I flove this world and the characters in it. Well bloomin’ done!
#2 Teasing the Princess – Release Date: January 8, 2019
She’s gone. Someone took her from me.
I knew I wasn’t supposed to fall in love. But I did it anyway. And now it might have cost my princess – the princess – her life.
I won’t stop until I find her. But when I do, I’ll need to stay away. She won’t survive the scandal. There’s no way I can love her and protect her. I’ll have to choose one.
Apparently, I can’t trust anyone.
I’ve never been in love before. Leave it to me to fall for the wrong guy.
Roone Scot cost me a life I loved. So now I’m on a quest I didn’t ask for. One that will lead me to a crown I’m not sure I want.
To a family I didn’t know I needed.
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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