Happy release day to A Royal Disaster and thank you so much to Entangled Amara and Netgalley for letting me read an e-ARC of it early! This book was a super cute, quick romance novel that looks like it might be the beginning of a new series about a set of royal siblings in a made up country called Valeria and how they end up getting their HEAs, so definitely super cute!
A Royal Disaster 4/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Elena Murphy is doing just fine—if you don’t count her struggling art studio, her ex-boyfriend suing her, and accidentally tossing purple paint onto a man who just happened to be in the wrong place at the very worst time. And not just any man, but freaking royalty. The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor, to be exact, with the paparazzi catching the whole embarrassing incident on camera.
Could her life be any more of a dumpster fire?
Yes it could. Now she’s getting dragged online and her clients are disappearing faster than free drinks at happy hour. And just when she thinks things can’t possibly get worse…His Royal Hotness decides the best way to fix this mess is to make her the envy of New York—by pretending to date.
Because what’s worse than a prince treating her like his very own Cinderella, including dreamy nights at the theater and a nearly X-rated pottery date?
Reminding herself it’s all fake.
I love me a good fake dating trope, so that was a great part of this book. I also really enjoyed the insight we got into Valerian politics and the trade negotiations that Liam was working on. I liked Elena’s art studio and how tied into the community it was. Overall, the characters were pretty great, the plot moved at a decent pace, and this book was a fun, quick, and easy read, which was exactly what I wanted on a Monday morning! Definitely a great way to end the holiday weekend. My only complaint would be that I feel like one side character was just thrown in at the end with no real context and then we saw where she came from/got some information about her in the next scene or so, but then she just disappeared. Like it seemed like she was there to cause drama, and she caused some, but it didn’t feel like she was really well thought out or that if she was really doing what she said she was doing, I feel like she would not have given up. I feel like we should have heard from her again or at least heard of her another time. That part of the storyline felt a little unfinished. Otherwise, I highly recommend this book for all of your royal romcom needs!