Title: Royal Pain
Author: Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept
Date of publication: September 19th, 2017
Genre: Romance, Women’s Fiction
Series: His Royal Hotness
Royal Pain – Book 1
Number of pages: 230
POV: Alternating 1st person
Book synopsis (from Goodreads):
He’s a womanizer. He’s cocky. He’s not exactly a prince. Only he technically is. Meet your new royal obsession in this addictive novel from New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff.
Being rich opens a lot of doors. When you’re rich and royal, those doors lead to a new bedroom every night. I should know. The tabloids call me His Royal Hotness, Prince Kian of Wildemar. Women across the world see me as a naughty fairy tale, an image I’m happy to indulge. As the spare to the heir, I’m the prince with none of the power . . . and all of the perks.
Then my twin brother is kidnapped, and suddenly I’m the one who could be king. The crown chasers start circling—and yet it’s a luscious waitress who catches my eye. With a smart mouth and the curves to back it up, Savannah Breslin is as brazen as I’d expect an American commoner to be.
But Savvy’s not interested in playing Cinderella. As sexy as she is, she’s no stranger to heartbreak. Besides, a nice guy wouldn’t drag her into all the drama that comes along with royalty. Lucky I’m not a nice guy. And, as it turns out, I might not even be her first prince.
Trigger Warning: Kidnapping, After effects of torture
I couldn’t get enough of Royal Pain when I was reading it. With memorable characters, a fast-paced plot and a romance that made me weak in the knees, this book is definitely going on my keeper shelf. I sat down to read Royal Pain after my kids went to bed for the night and I ended up finishing it 2 hours later. I was that engrossed in it. I believe that BK did try to talk to me a few times and I was like “Mmmmhmmm” and kept on reading.
Prince Kian took my breath away. From the prologue, where he was on the yacht having a 3some with models to him meeting Savvy to the anguish of not knowing where his twin was, I loved it. At first, he totally came across as a rotten royal and a manwhore. But when Garrett was kidnapped, all of that stopped and he stepped up to be Crown Prince of Wildemar, a fictional country that is on the Mediterranean Sea. I loved seeing the progression of his character. Kian when from being a spoiled man-child to someone who could rule, if he had to. I also loved reading his pursuit of Savvy too. He was hell-bent on having her until he found something in Garrett’s possessions that almost made him change his mind. For the sake of the book, I was glad that he didn’t. His grief over Garrett’s disappearance was deep and in a way, I think he blamed himself for not being there.
Savvy was an enigma. She wanted Kian as much as he wanted her but she kept holding back. I couldn’t figure out why and honestly, thought that maybe she had a hand in Garrett’s disappearance. But when it was revealed what it was, I kinda breathed a sigh of relief. She was there for Kian during everything. I also got why she did what she did with Kian. I totally did and I would have done the same thing.
The attraction between Savvy and Kian was immediate from that moment where she spilled champagne on him. It just built up until it exploded in one very hot, very memorable sex scene that made me go “Wow“. It was that explosive and you know what, every sex scene after that had the same intensity. I was literally on “Whoa” mode every time they had sex because their sex was that good.
I liked that not every plotline was resolved in this book and I am really hoping that Garrett’s romance is book 2. Of course, there is a HEA. I was kind of worried that there wasn’t going to be one and I did a huge sigh of relief when feelings were discussed and everyone was happy.
How many stars will I give Royal Pain: 4
Why: Hot sex, amazing characters, and a very good storyline
Will I reread: Yes
Will I recommend to family and friends: Yes
Age range: Adult
Why: Sex, some mild violence, and language
**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**