7 Royalty Romances That Will Charm Your Socks Off
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Royal Romance Novels
Between royal weddings and royal babies, people are fascinated by the monarchy because it's so different from what we know in our own lives. Whether you're personally interested in the lives of IRL royals, fictional ones are always fun! We're going to get into seven royalty romance novels you won't want to miss!
Royalty provides a perfect background for romance novels. There are several ready-to-use tropes authors can utilize to craft a great story. A few of these perfect royalty romance tropes include marriage of convenience, arranged marriage, fake lovers, mistaken identity, and more. We readers all have our favorite tropes that we get excited to see and return to again and again (I don't know about you, but I'm always game for a friends-to-lovers romance book that turns my heart to absolute mush each time!).
Take a look at our selections for royalty romance novels and start planning your summer reading list! Tweet us which book you're most excited to read or the best royalty romance you've read!
1. Seduced by a Stranger by Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson is one of the biggest names in romance, and her Madaris Family series chronicling the love lives of Madaris family and friends is among her best! One of her novels in the series, Seduced by a Stranger, fits the bill! It's about Johari Yasir, a woman in an arranged marriage who decides she's going to sew her wild oats before she heads home and settles down. Along the way, she meets an attractive man who offers to take Johari away on his private plane. On impulse, she accepts.
It turns out the handsome mystery man is Rasheed Valdemon, her betrothed, though Johari doesn't know that. He's surprised his future wife would accept a plane ride from someone she doesn't even know, but finds himself quickly falling for the gorgeous, rebellious woman. Eventually, the truth comes out, but will it break them?
2. Royally Yours by Everly James
All of Everly James' books are a treat, but there's something about Royally Yours that is especially lovely. The book follows a woman named Ellie Mayhew, a country farm girl who moves to New York City to work at an urban farming cooperative. While there, she meets a beautiful woman named Melody Bryant. Poised and glamorous, Melody is everything Ellis is not, which is exciting.
There are just two problems. The first is that that co-op doesn't allow folks to fraternize with each other. The second is that Melody is apparently a princess. Is their relationship over before it even began, or will they find a way to make it?
3. A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole
Obviously we had to include a book from Alyssa Cole's Reluctant Royals series! With three novels and two novellas out, it's the perfect series to dive into if you love royal romances. A Prince on Paper, the latest novel in the series, follows Nya Jerami, a woman who left her home in Thesolo for New York City. When she got there, she realized Prince Charming could only be found in the virtual dating games she liked to play. Nya heads home for a royal wedding and somehow winds up in bed with Prince Johan von Braustein, a man she loves to hate.
Johan, also known as the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, has long been paparazzi bait, keeping them away from his brother who is heir to the thrown. His brother's life comes under threat, so Johan figures the best way to keep the paparazzi away from his brother is if has a fake engagement, that way all eyes will be on Johan. He asks Nya if she'll help him out, but having a fake romance with someone you desire is easier said than done.
4. The Queen's Game by Carla de Guzman
Nina only has two reasons to return to her home country of Cincamarre in Carla de Guzman's The Queen's Game. One: if her Auntie Delia finally promises to getting into her business all the time. Or two: her father has passed away, and now Nina must ascend the throne. Unfortunately for everyone, it's the later.
Growing up, Nina was the princess who accidentally sunk a yacht and got caught kissing a popstar more than once. It makes sense that her aunt, the regent, thinks she's not totally prepared to become queen. Still, pretending to date Felipe, the squeaky clean Prince of Concordia is the way to go about changing Nina's image. At least he's hot.
5. Once Upon a Princess by Clare Lydon and Harper Bliss
In the monarchy, tradition and duty are held above all else, but Princess Olivia Charlton believes in love and someday, she wants to find it for herself. Cafe-owner Rosie Perkins is the sweetheart of her small village. Everyone may love her, but she doesn't have time for it herself - she can barely hold it together.
Olivia manages to escape her life for a few weeks and ends up in Cornwall where she meets Rosie, who finds herself eating her words about love. But is there too much stacked against a princess and a cafe-owner for them to make a real go of it?
6. The Princess Trap by Talia Hibbert
The first novel in Talia Hibbert's Dirty British Romance series, The Princess Trap is about Ruben of Helgmøre, a defiant prince who doesn't listen to anyone. He's used to taking and doing what he wants, and right now, he wants Cherry Neita.
Feisty, beautify Cherry doesn't have a clue Ruben is a prince. At least until they get caught together under rather compromising circumstances. She was just interested in a few nights with the hottest guy she's ever seen in person. Then Ruben asks her if she'll pretend to be his fiancée for a year. If she does, her problems with disappear. Cherry and Ruben's feelings for each other begin feeling less and less fake as time passes. Will they get a fairytale ending after all?
7. The Royal Heir by Karina Halle
In the second book of Karina Halle's Royal Romance series, The Wild Heir find the Magnus, the Crown Prince of Norway landing in hot water after his antics cause public opinion of him to deteriorate. He's advised to find a suitable wife to help boost his approval.
That's where Princess Isabella of Lichtenstein, a woman looking for a future, comes in. It's immediately obvious that sweet Isabella is capable of putting rebellious Magnus when he needs it. After a while, their marriage of convenience grows into something much more than either of them bargained for.
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