Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.
It’s a big deal.
When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.
What she isn’t…is married.
It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.
Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.
Even Queens. Especially them.
Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.
And a sacred promise keeps him there.
To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.
Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.
Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.
This is theirs.
What a beautiful, emotional read by Emma Chase!!!!
Royally Yours is a story about a young woman who would become queen. She does have a prince, but he doesn’t save her in the way we often associate with fairytales. Instead, they save each other and share a love that legends are made of.
“Kings are crowned. But queens…queens rise. They lift themselves from the depths of tragedy and heartbreak that always seem to follow them. They break the chains of society, and they soar through their triumphs and joys. They are forged by the burn of betrayal and they are shaped by the constant, cold clash of wills. Still they rise, and then…they reign.”
Lenora knew she was born to become a queen. Her father taught her well…he made her strong and independent, yet it was difficult for her to show emotions. But, that was the way she had to be as the only woman in the midst of politicians who were all male. She had visions of what she wanted to do to help the citizens of her kingdom. That was her first priority. Alas, the politicians’ priority was to find her a husband that would bring her under control. They never expected the surprise of the man. Edward, she chose. He was a man who respected her and her ideas, a man who would rule beside her, not over her.
Lenora and Edward were one of those couples whom I will remember long after finishing the last page. They didn’t fall in love the conventional way. In fact, they were brought together by someone they both loved dearly. It would take them some time to trust one another, and I liked that the story didn’t involve a lot of angst and drama between them. A great deal of the book was about Lenora finding her place as queen and a wife, and Edward finding his place beside her. He was the person in her corner constantly supporting her, yet also letting her be herself.
Chase not only crafted a brilliant royal romance but she crafted a story about a woman who gave so much of herself to others and the man who gave parts of herself back to her. She also gave her readers an inside look into what it means to be a royal. It isn’t always glamour, happiness, and castles. It involves sacrifice and isn’t for the faint-hearted. Chase gave her readers a book told with realism, romance, a bit of fairytale with some humor sprinkled in as well. I have long been a fan of Emma Chase, and now I’m an even bigger one!!!
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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.