Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
3.75 out of 5 stars
Royally Matched is the second book in the Royally series, and follows Prince Henry of Wessco. Henry is now the heir to the throne, thanks to his brother. Henry has some serious immaturity issues. He has some alcohol issues. And he needs to find his potential queen.
After a royal scandal, he’s sent to exile in a castle. Henry had been propositioned by a reality TV producer to star in Royally Matched – a show similar to the Bachelor but with a royal as the star.
Sarah von Titebottom is a nerdy, shy librarian. Her sister, Penny, is chosen as a contestant, and Sarah’s mother says the only way Penny can go is if her sister goes with her. Turns out Sarah has a presentation she is supposed to give for work – and she is terrified of public speaking, so this is a perfect opportunity for her to get out of the speaking engagement.
Sarah was a nice girl, but I had a hard time believing that Henry would end up with her. She was kind of rude to him, and really nerdy. As I mentioned, Henry had some issues with alcohol and maturity, and that continued through part of the book. I did like Henry as the end – he really redeemed himself. And Sarah did break out of her shell. I’m really excited for Royally Endowed!!