The Royal and The Rebel
She owes him.
From the moment Princess Juliana Altamirano stole a kiss, Rowan Beckwith’s life went off the rails. The media storm, the destruction of his relationship, the demise of his career—he can trace it all back to that ill-fated press conference. All the apologies in the world can’t fix what happened. Now, sidelined by a horrific injury, Rowan finds himself at the mercy of his scheming parents, who are hell-bent on making him into the proper royal duke – a position he’s fought against his whole life. In his last-ditch effort to thwart his father, Rowan invents a wild hoax. This time, he can’t save himself, but he happens to know a princess who owes him a favor.
He needs her.
Princess Juliana has spent her life inventing diversions to pull attention away from her sister. Most of her stunts are harmless. But with one stolen kiss, she managed to upend Rowan Beckwith’s life. He might be football’s favorite skipper, but he’s also its biggest grouch. Still, Juliana would do almost anything to make up for her impetuous actions, even agree to his outrageous plan. She does owe him. But while she’s paying her debt, can she protect her heart?
Juliana and Rowan
This is book 2 in a series but easily stands alone, It was a great story and very well written with characters I loved and enjoy watching have some fun adventures and fall for each other.
in the first book we met Princess Juliana as she is the sister to Jaimie and her sister Elle. Jaimie is the crown prince and Elle is very bad socially. So in that book her sister faked a kiss with football player and African American, Rowan. She was trying to divert attention from her sister but instead by kissing Rowan she destroyed his romance. Rowan is also best friends with the leading man in the first book who ends up in love with Elle.
In this book Rowan is in trouble and he calls on Princess Juliana to save him, Rowan has a bunch of secrets he is holding on about who he is and who his family is. The road for romance for Juliana and Rowan was not smooth, it had many ups and downs but I loved that Juliana is there for Rowan and he is there for her as well.
This was a second chance at romance, enemies to lovers and a fake romance story. It was hot, sweet, sexy, and suspenseful. My only real issue with the story was that the romance took a back seat to the plot of the story. I wanted more romance with Rowan and Juliana and more I love you's. Because of the suspense I think that the romance part of the story could have been more romantic. It was a wonderful story and I loved all the surprises along the way, but I wanted more romance for this couple.
I received a complimentary early release copy of this e-book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.