Title: Royal Mistake
Author: Renna Peak / Ember Casey
Publisher/Year: Casey Peak Publishing 2/14/17
Length: 129 Pages
Series: Royal Mistake #3
Falling for a prince is no fairy tale – especially when the prince in question is holding a pageant to find a wife.
I know it’s Prince Andrew’s job to marry someone from the nobility—and my job to turn his search into a juicy tabloid story—but the longer I do this, the harder it is to deny my feelings. And he has the audacity to continue this ridiculous spectacle of a marriage pageant while doing things to me in private that make my toes curl…
The more time I spend in the Montovian Palace, though, the more I start to see the other side of Prince Andrew – the side he hides beneath his brooding exterior and his unwavering devotion to his country. Finally, after everything we’ve been through, I’m starting to learn his secrets…
The saga continues – and it’s getting complicated for everyone involved. The Pageant of finding Andrew a wife is now in full force, even after the king has walked in to discover Andrew and Victoria in bed. The woman that he’s brought in to be Andrew’s wife though, that’s another issue completely.
Suffice it to say, there’s no shortage of excitement in this third installment. Aside from the secret that Andrew’s trying to keep from coming out, (which we only start to get to the bottom of), we have the growing attraction and inability for Victoria and Andrew to keep their hands off each other, and then add on the ‘wife candidates’ and then William (Andrew’s brother) – well you know that things will get to be good.
The change in this installment from what we saw in the previous ones are that there’s depth that’s beginning to show. We know that Victoria’s not clueless to what her role in all this is, but we see that it’s becoming more difficult for her to both do her job and continue down the path of whatever it is between her and Andrew. They are both going to get hurt through all this, and Victoria seems to be trying to distance herself from it all.
Then there’s the fact that Andrew is so ‘by the rules’ that things are not just complicated but thoroughly entertaining. He’s as stickler for all the rules of being a royal and having manners, yet clearly he’s not a man of complete manners when it comes to Victoria because he’s quite the ‘naughty prince’ when they are alone.
Now there’s adding in William – someone who’s likely a better match for Victoria on paper, and one that the Queen supports as well – but jealousy is something that we see come out in huge strength when he’s in the room.
So all in all, there’s a lot of excitement that comes out and i feel like there’s something big around the corner. The secret that Andrew has been trying to keep under wraps has come out but in a different form, and another princess has come along in the search for a wife. Personalities clash, emotions come to the surface and i don’t know that everyone will be happy in the end. Can’t wait to see what’s next.