Today we are delighted to be sharing Nana Malone’s second contemporary romance in the Royals United Duet, TEASING THE PRINCESS
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.
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Reviewed by Emma on behalf of KFF
Picking up from where Royal Tease ended, this installment propels the reader back into the maelstrom that is Roone and Jessa. The cliffhanger at the end of the last one had my jaw on the ground, thanks for that mini panic attack, Ms. Malone. These two are so very similar. The sparks fly continuously. Lies and untold truths surface at the most impossible moments. Those who are supposed to be brethren are not who they appear to be, leaving both the main characters questioning almost everything from the minute they were born.
Jessa, for a considerable amount of this duet, is forced into a defensive stance; reacting more than she would like. Able to defend herself and those she comes to love. I was awestruck with the considerable amount of twists and turns. Almost every event and action created cause to be questioned.
Thankfully the heat and romance were still off the charts. True Nana Malone style, the characters aren’t easily wooed or subdued. Even when they come together it still takes work from both sides to keep the flowers blossoming and the plant healthy.
One particular character questions the rightfulness of their relationship and whether it would be accepted by anyone in a station of power.
“…I think it’s fantastic. You love her. Clearly, she loves you. So why are we even talking about it?”
“Well, okay, if it doesn’t matter to you, it will certainly matter to the Council.”
Memories are turned on their head and their true meanings are uncovered for both Roone and Jessa. So many ventriloquists are pulling strings from the backgrounds it made my head begin to spin. As it all was laid out though it made so much more sense. Questions that were asked way back in the beginning of this series are finally answered. Just don’t believe for one minute that all the questions we have are finally answered. That’s not who this author is at all.
Even on uneven footing, Jessa took so many risks to uncover the truth. She was determined and sure, such a strong heroine who also needed tenderness and love, much like most real-life women. Jessa spoke to me, and I empathised with her and her plight on a fundamental level.
‘It was weird being home. It had only been a week, but it felt like a lifetime. Like everything in my life had changed…the things I knew to be true, the things I knew to be me.’
I would be remiss and would certainly have poor judgment if I did not mention Ariel. She has been on the page since the very beginning of these duets and I have grown to adore who she is. Sacrifice is not a stranger to this woman and I can certainly see why the author took her in the direction she did.
“Don’t you get it? Those guys in there, they are my family. I don’t want to have to say goodbye to them. I just wanted to slip into the darkness and start a new chapter in my life.”
I have come to adore these whacky people and their intricate relationships. The checks and minus’ of life; like any family they argue and fight, they will always fight for each other harder than ever.
Thank you, Ms. Malone, for once again outdoing yourself and bringing us yet another wonderful installment from the Winston Isles. Team WI all the way!!
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)
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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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