Title: Royal Affair
Author: Marquita Valentine
Series: A Royals in Exile Novel
Release Date: 4/18/2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Chick-Lit
Page Count: 230
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.
Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?
As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.
This is the second book in the Royals in Exile series. If you have not read the first book Royal Scandal, you will be able to follow along, but you will be missing the background of the story as well as some key elements leading to how this family ended up North Carolina. I suggest that you read the first book, Royal Scandal first. It is a sweet romance that is worth reading. Royal Affair pretty much picks up where Royal Scandal left off, but this is Princess Charlotte’s story. Charlotte is the heir to spare. The younger female twin she is not expected to lead her country unless her older sister, Imogene relinquish her crown. As we learned in the first book, things are not always as they appear and there are many secrets still to be uncovered about this royal family. The plot of this book has Charlotte stepping out of her sheltered existence. Tired of being the wallflower she is about to start her own scandal when she takes off with Brooks Walker to have a no strings affair with the very man that published her family’s secrets. What Charlotte nor Brook took into consideration were the feelings that would develop between them. They also didn’t realize the former Prime Minister wasn’t finished with his attempts to destroy the Royal Sinclair Family. There is strong chemistry between Charlotte and Brook bringing Charlotte out of her safety zone and into a strong passionate woman. This book is pretty fast paced with many plot twists. This book has a happy ever after ending that every princess deserves, but the story is not over. The character development takes place over the first two books of this series, but we do learn more about Brook in book two.