I wanted to be known as Lieutenant Luc Greiner. Pilot. Soldier. One of the guys. But that was then.
Now, His Royal Highness Prince Lucien of Monaco has been called home. After the deaths of my father and my twin brother, I've lost a part of my soul and my freedom. I'm now the spare with all the duty and obligation that come with the title. My older brother, the Crown Prince, has commanded me to settle down and marry a woman with the right bloodlines.
I'll get right on that...after one last trip to Vegas.
Enter Hannah. Not only is she gorgeous and down-to-earth, she reminds me what it's like to live completely in the moment. And with her I get to be just Luc.
Our time together in Vegas is incredible and our chemistry is undeniable, but I've been keeping a secret that could tear us apart. How will Hannah react when she founds out who she's been seeing? And how could I ever convince my brother that Hannah, an American commoner, is the woman I want forever?
The last thing I expect? Hannah's been keeping a secret of her own...one that might just bring us together.
Praise for Reluctantly Royal
"[Gillian] Archer's royal romp is sexy fun with surprising depth… This drama adds layers to two already appealing protagonists… An even-handed balance of humor and pathos keeps the pages turning."—Publishers Weekly
"Reluctantly Royal is an entertaining, sexy, opposites-attract romance. Gillian Archer created a fun story with a lot of banter."—Harlequin Junkie
"Take a bad-boy prince, add in humor, heart, and passion, and you have a tantalizing, hard-to-put-down fairytale romance."—Stina Lindenblatt, author of the Pushing Limits series
"Who doesn't love a bad-boy prince story?! Gillian Archer wrote a fun royal story that I enjoyed. I look forward to read more from her!"—Steph and Chris's Book Review
"A quickly paced romance, Reluctantly Royal is a fast and fun read."—OMG Reads
"I fell in love with this book."—A Crazy Vermonter's Book Reviews
Archer's royal romp is sexy fun with surprising depth. Written entirely from the point of view of HRH Prince Lucien Arthur Beauregard Mathieu Greiner (just call him Luc) of a fictional European country, it chronicles a fun, if familiar, tale of a prince falling in love with a commoner. Luc and Hannah Allen meet the old-fashioned way: at a dive bar in Las Vegas. From the start, Archer anchors the story in strong emotions: Luc's beloved twin brother recently died, and Hannah has been diagnosed with a serious health condition. Rather than feeling manufactured, this drama adds layers to two already appealing protagonists. Memorable supporting characters include Hannah's feisty but loving mother; Luc's surviving brother, Bastien (who begins as a jerk and, to the author's credit, becomes appealing later on); a scheming servant; and Luc's majestic mother, who comes through for her son when it counts. Surprises both good and bad run through the book's climax and ending. An even-handed balance of humor and pathos keeps the pages turning.