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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Grown-Up Sundays #7: A ROYAL PAIN and IF THE SHOE FITS (Unruly Royals #1 and #2) by Megan Mulry

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This week's featured books are from the UNRULY ROYALS series by Megan Mulry...
{Reposting book 1's review since I cannot find my post from 10/27/2012...}

(Unruly Royals #1)
by Megan Mulry
Release date: November 1st, 2012
Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Format Read: ARC from publisher for an honest review.


Bronte Talbott follows all of the exploits of the British royals. After all, they're the world's most preeminent dysfunctional family. And who is she to judge? Bronte's own search for love isn't going all that well, especially after her smooth-talking Texan boyfriend abruptly leaves her in the dust.

Bronte keeps a lookout for a rebound to help mend her broken heart, and when she meets Max Heyworth, she's certain he's the perfect transition man. But when she discovers he's a duke, she has to decide if she wants to stay with him for the long haul and deal with the opportunities-- and challenges-- of becoming a royal.


This book is an awesome combination of laugh-out-loud and endearing moments. I loved every moment with all of the characters... 

Bronte Talbott is a New Yorker at heart - stubborn, independent, hard-working women with a hilarious trash-talking mouth - she's living a good, happy and successful life in New York. Until she's swept off her feet by a country boy and begins a long distance relationship. Thinking that things are moving along and that this is IT, she makes the decision to move to Chicago to be closer to him. What?! It's not like she's moving in with him and expecting more... she couldn't have been more wrong! Now stranded in Chicago all alone she fills her nights and weekends with books. Yes her job is doing well and everything else seems to be good. But her heart feels like its beyond repair and so she decides that what she's needs is a 'rebound guy' to get her over the heartache. In the meantime, she looks forward to her weekly trek to the local bookstore every Saturday morning in hopes of drowning her sorrows in a chic lit. 

And then she sees him. 

Max Hayworth is every girls dream - he's charming, smart and British! Oh my, his accent alone had her in a puddle. Max is only in town for the next weeks - perfect! She found her 'rebound-er'... or did she?
After learning the truth about Max the book turns into an even more delightful page-turner! 
How will the royals react to Bronte? Will she fit in? Can she handle being with a duke? And more importantly will she be able to not only love him, but let him give her the love and attention that she deserves too...

It was interesting and nice to see Bronte let her guard down and be vulnerable. Every tough girl has a romantic side where she wishes to be a princess. And in between all the sarcasm and tough-girl antics, Bronte is very sweet, loving and even though she knows she doesn't need a man, she wants one - could that possibly be Max? Can she be what he needs her to be plus meet all of her own expectations? 

(Unruly Royals #2)
by Megan Mulry
Release date: July 2nd, 2013
Published by: Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Format read: eBook from Netgalley/publisher for an honest review.


Second in a sexy, playful new series of women's fiction imagining what it might be like for a modern American woman to fall in love with a British aristocrat, from new author Megan Mulry.

Sarah James is an accomplished American woman who heads her own chic shoe company.
Devon Heyworth is the rakish, ne'er-do-well younger brother of the 19th Duke of Northrop. 

When the two meet at the Duke's wedding they embark on a whirlwind weekend romance.
And what begins as a casual fling at a royal wedding quickly proves to be far more meaningful. But when a string of misunderstandings threaten to tear them apart, their meddling aristocratic relatives join forces to reunite the star-crossed lovers.


Although this book can be read as a standalone, why would you want too? The first book, A Royal Pain, was filled with laugh out loud and touching moments that you wouldn't want to miss out on... this second book to the Unruly Royals Series picks up right where the first one left off following Bronte's best friend, Sarah and Max's younger brother, Devon. Their story is also filled with laughable and relatable moments, but hotter! 

Sarah James is a young, successful, and well-traveled gorgeous woman who designs shoes for a living! Her determination to thrive and be successful in her business has always come first for as long as she can remember. She has never had the time for a boyfriend... and no matter how satisfied she is with her career, it doesn't hide the fact that she is still a single, 20-something year old virgin. So when the Duke of Northrop's sexy younger brother puts the moves on her, there is no way that she is saying no... a weekend fling is exactly what she needs... 
What Sarah doesn't realize is that maybe, just maybe, she might need a bit more!

Devon Heyworth is known to be the brother of the Duke of Northrop, the playboy-tempered-no-gooder-mommy's-little-royal-baby-boy... little do people know, even his own family doesn't know, that there is a lot more to him than just bumming around the world! And that is exactly what he wants people to think of him. Makes it easy to brush off any royal responsibilities and any serious relationships... 
When Devon first sees Sarah, it is with a smack in the face! He is not only attracted to her in a way that he's never known, but he wants more... a lot more than he realizes and is ready for! 
With the right person, Devon does have a soft side! He is also brilliant in a way that no one can fully understand without wanting to take advantage of him. His secret-keeping is completely understandable; but I would have liked to have seen Devon embrace his true-self more. 

Sarah and Devon's chemistry is undeniable! Megan Mulry's writing has you wrapped around her little finger - every moment is perfectly detailed to perfection! Throughout the book, the story jumps from one point of view to the next in smooth transitions. And the sexiness, although steamy at times, it was done tastefully and right. 

In the mood for a good chic-lit, than this is definitely the series you should jump into to!!!


Megan Mulry writes sexy, stylish, romantic fiction. 
Her first book, A Royal Pain, was an NPR Best Book of 2012 and USA Today bestseller.
Before discovering her passion for romance novels, she worked in magazine publishing and finance. 
After many years in New York, Boston, London, and Chicago, she now lives with her husband and children in Florida.

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1 comment:

  1. Love this series too! I first read them during the summer. I have the third book at home waiting for me to find the time to pick it up and I cannot believe the fourth one is coming out already this spring. :)


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