Book #44: Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton

From award-winning author Jenna Sutton comes a story of two princes who discover that falling in love is messy… 

Prince Leo’s icy demeanor has earned him an amusing nickname—the Polar Prince. Unfortunately, the king doesn’t see the humor. If Leo wants to secure the throne of Alsania, he must improve his image. Participating in an organ donation campaign seems like a good start. He expects to donate his organs on his deathbed, so he’s surprised to be matched with a complete stranger who needs his help now. 

Tessa Lulach hates to admit it, but she’s a damsel in distress. When a handsome prince offers to save her with a hunk of his liver, she joyfully accepts. She can’t wait to feel like herself again and return to her beloved flower shop. Instead, her identity is revealed, and the quiet life she loves is turned upside down. 

As Leo and Tessa deal with the nosy public and ruthless paparazzi, she realizes the Polar Prince is much warmer than he seems—scorching hot, in fact. He willingly gave her a part of his liver, but can he give her his whole heart? 

***** 

Everyone loves Prince Marco of Alsania, despite his reckless antics … or maybe because of them. So why does sexy schoolteacher Cassie Lulach prefer a boring investment banker over him? Wounded by her indifference, he has an erotic encounter with a masked woman at a royal ball who reminds him of the one he really wants. 

After another failed relationship, Cassie is frustrated with immature, inconsiderate guys. Wanting to escape reality, she attends a masquerade ball and finds herself alone with a masked stranger. For the first time in her life, she acts on impulse, only to end up pregnant and absolutely clueless about the identity of her baby’s father. 

When Marco learns of Cassie’s pregnancy and her plans to raise the baby alone, he promises to be there for her, hoping she’ll finally see him as more than just a playboy prince. But then he discovers she’s the woman from the masquerade ball and panics. Will the truth destroy his chance to win over Cassie, or will he convince her that they can have their own happily ever after? 

***** 
About 55,000 words 

I received a copy of this book for an honest review via NetGalley. I wasn’t compensated in any way for the review of this book. All that follows is my opinion and mine alone.

I am part of a competitive reading game called, Book Battle. One of the criteria these previous months was “Royal Wedding”. I was trying to figure out what royal wedding book I should read when I got the email for this one. Naturally, I jumped for it.

Royal Mess is a compilation of two novellas about two brothers finding love. The first one is the crowned Prince of a nation, the second is his playboy brother. They find love with two sisters.

Okay, so the first book was cute. The main issue was that the Prince seemed to be doing everything for public relations. Though that isn’t really the case. It just seemed like it from her point of view. From his, he was guarded and didn’t want something to happen if he let his heart fly.

The second book was a little different. It did have a similar cute factor, but I liked the dynamic between the characters more. The prince in that book was already done with his playboy ways by the beginning of this story.

All in all, the romance was fine. There wasn’t much in the world or a very big conflict, just people getting into trouble on their own. Which was perfect for what I needed at the time.

The book is a cute romance and a great palette cleanser.

Final Rating: 3/5

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