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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Review: Royally Wed (The Royals #3) by Teri Wilson



Blurb from Goodreads:
Teri Wilson’s Royals series returns with this charming and witty retelling of the timeless classic MGM film Royal Wedding starring Fred Astaire.

When Asher Reed, an American classical musician, is hired as a last minute replacement to perform at the royal wedding of Princess Amelia in Great Britain, he’s hoping he can shake his recent bout with performance anxiety long enough to get through the festivities and get his career back on track. Little does he know that his life is about to change forever.

As a guest of Buckingham Palace, he knows he has no business even speaking to the princess, but he’s completely awed by her beauty and more than a little intrigued by her rebellious spirit. Still, he definitely knows he has no business kissing her silly at the fitting of her wedding gown. He’s there to perform, not cause a royal scandal. But when he stumbles upon her groom’s appalling secret, the fate of the princess and the British Crown suddenly rest squarely in his cello-playing hands....

With Teri Wilson’s signature “endearingly charming and delightfully sizzling” (USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci) prose, Royally Wed is a delightful whirlwind romance that will leave you breathless and have you out of your seat for a standing ovation.
My Review:
 
Another retelling and another book that didn't quite work for me. I think this one felt a bit rushed in its romance - yes, it was a retelling of Royal Wedding - and so it adhered to something of a whirlwind but I'm not quite sure that the current day and age was properly worked into this retelling. I really did like Asher and a lot of the book was told from his POV.  He was charismatic and charming - I just didn't quite get he and Amelia together.  They truly didn't spend enough time to really click let alone fall in love.  I just wanted more from this book.  I actually wished it would have ended a bit differently and then perhaps had a sequel where Asher and Amelia could get to know each other.  Seems silly but I wasn't buying the speed of things in this book.
Royally Wed comes out next week on November 13, 2017, and you can purchase HERE. You can read my review of book one, Royally Roma, HERE.  All of these are retellings of classic movies and can be read standalone.
He was publicly flirting with the princess of England at the rehearsal for her wedding ceremony. If anyone in the room could be privy to the thoughts running through his head, he'd probably be thrown into the Tower. 
He needed to get a handle on himself. No . . . what he needed was a damn reality check. 
He let out a tense exhale and averted his gaze. In a matter of seconds, she was going to be standing right in front of him. he was going to have to look her in the eye and pretend she wasn't his first thought when he woke up every morning and that he didn't lie in the Blue Room at night and dream about her willowy legs wrapped around his hips while he drove himself into her. He was going to have to shake her hand while everyone watched, all the while wishing that he could touch her under vastly different circumstances. 
There was something very wrong with him. He shouldn't be having those kinds of thoughts about an engaged woman. Amelia wasn't his. She never would be. Which was probably for the best. She drove him a little crazy.

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