A bad-boy prince is tamed by a vivacious American beauty in this charming love story.
Officially, the world knows me as His Royal Highness Prince Lucien of Monaco, but you can call me Luc. A long time ago, I vowed never to let my heritage stand in the way of a good time. Now the party’s over.
With the death of my father and my twin brother, I’ve lost a part of my soul—and my freedom. My heartless older brother tells me that not only do I have to settle down, I need to marry a girl with the right bloodlines. AKA, a princess. Yeah, I’ll get right on that . . . after one last trip to Vegas.
That’s where I meet Hannah. Not only is she gorgeous and down-to-earth, she reminds me what it’s like to live completely in the moment. Plus she has no idea who I really am. Hanging out with the locals, I feel like I can just be myself again. Besides, our chemistry is undeniable—especially after we take things to the next level.
What happens in Vegas is special, and I don’t want it to stay there. But I’ve been keeping a secret that will tear us apart. The last thing I expect, though? 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
“I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book. . . . I recommend it.”—Buckeye Angel
This standalone ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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.
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This was a whirlwind romance between a reluctant “spare” prince and an unemployed cosmetologist. A big portion of this book was Luc and Hannah going on adventurous dates as they got to know each other during their weeklong fling.
At first Luc kept his identity secret but when Hannah found out, he knew he wanted more than a week with her. He just has to convince Hannah to leave her life in Vegas to go home with him to Monaco.
This was a cute story with a little bit of serious thrown in. Their story is like a fairytale come true except Hanna lives in reality and it takes some convincing from Luc to give them a chance. Throw in conflict with the true prince, Luc’s brother and that fairytale doesn’t feel like a fairytale anymore.
ARC provided by NetGalley.