5 Second look at Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
A Quick Summary
- Samantha is a grad student living her life. Taking care of her step-dad with cancer. Just living her life. When she finds out that she is a lost duchess.
- She is a fish out of water and struggles to be herself in this new world. She has a growing friendship with the Prince, but he wants more.
- Her new and old friends finally help Sam to see that being herself and being with the Prince are possible.
My Take on the Book :
I love a good fairytale. Loved this book, but after a re-read, it almost feels the steamy scenes weren’t really necessary.
Suddenly Royal Blurb
Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working on a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed . . .
As crown prince of Lilaria, Alex D’Lynsal has had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures in the press have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news. While Sam tries to navigate her new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders
My Review of Suddenly Royal by Nicole Chase
Samantha Rousseau is a grad student. Living her life. She struggles to take care of her step dad who has cancer and study for classes. Same struggle different day. Sam is used to having to handle the problems that life throws at her. She is independent, self confident, and very capable. She’s feisty and stubborn and doesn’t mind telling you what she thinks.
Sam loves birds and is in the process of getting her master’s degree in wildlife biology so that she can work with them. Her goal is to work for the Future Bird Trust, a charity created to help save the birds she loves.
Alex D’Lynsal is the crown prince of Lilaria. But he is also a guy. After a ex shows her true color and tries to blackmail him into marrying her, he has stopped looking for love and stopped trusting women. He is in America to help his aunt and the his charity the Future Bird Trust raise funding. He isn’t looking for another relationship so soon after his last disaster ended.
Samatha is invited to dinner with some visiting royalty. She thinks that the invitation is about her college’s wildlife program. After being dismissed by the hostess and the manager for her questionable attire (a puffy jacket) and her beat up, noisy truck she finally gets to the dinner with the queen’s sister and the prince. Needless to say, Sam makes a impression by calling out the manager in front of them.
She is informed at the dinner that they have actually come to America to find her. She is the lost Duchess of Rousseau. Many Decades ago, her family abandoned their home and life to escape another noble family who was trying to gain power by any mean possible. The escaped to France and never looked back. Now, she must decide if she wants to go back to the home and land that used to be her family’s.
Sam decides to go, mainly to try and help her dad. He has cancer and Lilaria is known for their advanced medical treatments. But the moment she arrives her life is scheduled. She can’t be herself. She struggles with her new life and her feelings for the Prince. He has made it clear that he likes her and would like to have relationship with her, but she knows that she can’t be good for him or the kind of queen that his country needs.
She goes home after staying in the capital and the palace for several days. When she arrives Sam is welcomed by the town and the staff of her future home. She loves it and helps where she can. She also gets advice from her new friends and they reminder the the Prince is a guy too. Not just a royal title. He is allowed to have happiness and so is she. Life is short and she shouldn’t fight her attraction to Alex.
Things progress quickly after that. She dates the prince, helps her people, and befriends the princess. But one night at a club, everything changes when she gets a call from back home. (See Spoilers)
Suddenly Royal Science Spoilers
- Sam’s dad has been lying about the severity of his cancer. He has been keeping it from everyone, but when he is found unconscious by a family friend, everyone one finds out the truth. He is dying. ?