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Three prince romances that—unlike #aChristmasPrince—you’ll actually want to finish

by davincikittieDecember 18, 2017

A Christmas Prince. Netflix’s original holiday movie is making the social media rounds as a flick “so bad it’s good”. It’s practically already a classic. And if you haven’t seen it, thank your lucky stars and keep it that way.

I mean, what romantic doesn’t love a good fairy tale with royalty and a happy ending? But I’m telling you, A Christmas Prince is not ‘so bad it’s good’, it’s just bad—and not even bad enough to make a drinking game out of. Save your brain cells—and your Friday night—for a few royal romances you’ll actually enjoy. The book is always better anyway, right?

Here are three princely contemporary romances where the only thing bad are the bad boys that flirt their way across the pages. These aren’t necessarily holiday stories, and they have varying levels of heat. Beware #3 on the list—it just might set your reader on fire.

#1: Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Royally Matched is book two in the Royally series, and the first book in the series also features a prince…but Nicholas isn’t nearly the playboy Henry is, and his story is just a ton of fun. I love the premise of Matched: Royal Edition. Crown prince Henry of Wessco agrees to star in a reality show to find his queen. And he finds her alright, but she’s not one of the contestants, and she’s totally off limits. Henry is adorably charming, and I just couldn’t get enough.

For those of you who prefer to read your series in order, I highly recommend starting with book 1, Royally Screwed. Royally Endowed, book 3, is also fab—really you should just read the whole series, especially if you’re riding the Prince-Harry-Meghan-Markle high. 🙂


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Three prince romances that—unlike #aChristmasPrince—you’ll actually want to finishMy star rating: five-stars
Royally Matched by Emma Chase
Series: Royally #2
on February 21, 2017
Pages: 275
Source: Reviewer
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Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit... and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.

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#2: His Royal Secret by Lilah Pace

His Royal Secret is a modern-day gay romance about the (fictional) prince of England. He’s the perfect heir to the throne in every way…except his preference for men over women, something the crown and church will never stand for. This book needs to be read as part of the duology “His Royal Secret” in order to get the HEA. If you read my Goodreads review, you’ll see that I didn’t adore the first book but I enjoyed it enough to binge read it. The second book more than made up for any disillusionment with the first, and I still think about the series over a year later, so that’s saying something.

Unlike the other two prince books on this list—which hit hard and heavy, romance-wise—His Royal Secret is a slow burn with strong sociopolitical undertones, and it is incredibly relevant in today’s atmosphere of resistance and the ever-increasing push for positive change.

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Three prince romances that—unlike #aChristmasPrince—you’ll actually want to finishMy star rating: four-stars
His Royal Secret by Lilah Pace
Series: His Royal Secret #1
on July 19, 2016
Pages: 185
Source: Reviewer
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James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he's keeping a king-sized secret...James, next in line for the throne, is gay.
He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie.
While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James's eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James.
But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth...

#3 Royally Claimed by Madison Faye

Tropey and predictable, this erotic romance is hot, edgy, and surprisingly emotionally satisfying. Because it’s not every day a Lady-In-Waiting gets the royal treatment at a private sex party by her own trio of crown princes and manages to become their queen. That’s right—to all three of them. Ridiculous and unbelievable? Of course it is. But it’s crazy hot, a super quick read, and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It’s like a princess fantasy on steroids.


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Three prince romances that—unlike #aChristmasPrince—you’ll actually want to finishMy star rating: four-stars
Royally Claimed by Madison Faye
on July 16, 2017
Pages: 363
Source: Reviewer
Add it to your To Read shelf: Goodreads

I’m about to get royally screwed. They’re dominant, gorgeous, wealthy, and actual real-life royal princes.
And they want me.
It’s every girl’s dream to find her prince charming, but what happens when she finds three of them?
…what happens when they say like to share?
They say they come as a package deal. They say they’re going to give me one night from my wildest, darkest, most forbidden fantasies. And they promise they’re make me scream their names until I’m begging for more.
But only if dare.
Ever heard the fairytale about the girl who get’s her heart claimed by three princes?
Yeah, me neither.
…But I think I’m about to.
*Please note that each of the Triple Crown Club books are completely standalone stories centered around one heroine, with no cliffhangers.
Royally Claimed is a modern fairytale involving three utterly obsessed alpha heroes and enough insta-love, kindle-melting steam, and sugary-sweetness to make you melt. For real, you guys, the insta-love in this one is out of control! This mfmm romance is all about her – no m/m. If you love over-the-top, slightly unrealistic, and wildly dirty stories, this one’s for you! HEA with NO CHEATING!
For a very limited time, this book includes TWO other books of mine as a thank you for reading! Please note that Royally Claimed ends at around the 30% mark in this book.

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davincikittie
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
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