04 June 2020

A Royal Kiss & Tell - Book Review

A Royal Kiss & Tell (A Royal Wedding #2) by Julia London
Publication date: May 28, 2020
Pages: 384 pages
Genre: Historical romance
Rating: 4/5 stars ✰✰✰✰
Strengths: Engaging characters, Good plot, a little smut
Weaknesses: Predictable ending, but I love a good HEA

While I didn't read the first book in this series, I didn't need to. The only bummer part is, there's really no point in going back to it either, since it's pretty obvious which couple got together in the first book.

The really good news is that these books aren't just romantic fluff. Apparently in the first one there was a murder to be solved, and this one has us working to free women from slavery and stopping human trafficing. Yay!

Lady Caroline starts out showing her regard for Prince Leopold by calling him 'the Arse of Alucia.' I loved her way with words. She is outspoken and just humble enough to go back and admit when she changes her opinion. The snarky evolution of their relationship was quite entertaining. Both characters felt real and were engaging in their development. It would be amusing to see them in the previous and subsequent books.

Overall, I'd give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it as a fun historical romance for adult readers who enjoy that sort of thing.

Thank you to Netgalley and Harlequin for my copy of this book. Receiving an electronic copy of this book for free did not influence my review.  

1 comment:

Liz Parker said...

Ooh, I LOVE the cover on this one - so pretty. Sounds like a good read.