About the Book:
Title: Royally Rearranged
Author: Emma St. Clair
Release Date: September 30, 2021
There WILL be a royal wedding. The only question–who will be my groom?
An arranged marriage isn’t the worst fate for a princess like me. Especially because I’ve been in love with my intended groom since we were children.
But when my prince shows up with an American girlfriend instead of an engagement ring, all arrangements are off.
The clock is nearing midnight–I won’t turn into a pumpkin, but if I’m not wed by summer’s end, I’ll forfeit my kingdom.
Just your typical royal dilemma.
Out of sheer desperation, I make a deal with a devilish duke. Rafe de Silva is the prince’s rival and has a plan so ridiculous it just might work.
Emma St. Clair’s newest rom com is just as good as the rest of the Love Cliché series! I absolutely adored it. I loved the Love Cliché series, and I’m a sucker for anything with royalty, so this was right up my alley 🙂
Serafina knows exactly what her life is going to be like. She’s going to marry the love of her life and rule with him at her side. But what happens when she learns that the love of her life has a girlfriend! Serafina’s heart is broken, and to make matters worse, if she doesn’t marry in 2 months, then she’ll lose the monarchy. So she starts to chase her prince, but it turns out he isn’t who he seemed to be. And a roguishly handsome duke isn’t who he seems either.
Okay, let’s start with Serafina because she was awesome! I loved how realistic and relatable she was as she tried to figure out her heart. She was considered the Ice Princess, but she had so much emotions and heart underneath her facade. I was so proud of her as she learned how to find her voice. And I am so grateful that she realized Callum was a jerk! I liked how she didn’t fall into any of the stereotypes either like hating on Brit, Callum’s girlfriend, or believing a lie that Callum told about Rafe.
And Rafe oh my gosh I loved him sooo much! He seemed to be a playboy, but he was actually a sweetheart underneath all of his smirks and arrogance. I loved how much he cared for Serafina. It was so cute how he genuinely thought she was the smartest, prettiest, and best person ever! Also, I loved how he had a special nickname for her that was just adorable. I felt so bad for him as you learned more about his past with his uncle. Ms. Clair did an excellent job of writing a very hateable character!
It was interesting to read about the mental health journey he had to take too. I thought it was a very important addition to the book especially since it’s such a taboo topic for men. I think it just shows how it takes strength to face your fears and work through them, and it doesn’t make you any less of a man.
That said, while this book added this heavy topic, I think it was balanced well with a lot of laughter and fun. This is still a rom com, and there were plenty of parts where I was laughing out loud. Some moments are a little bit closed door, but it’s always in a more humorous context. I would recommend this to anyone who loves romance books with reformed playboys and strong princesses!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.
One moment, Rafe seems to relish making the prince jealous.
And the next… he’s making me question everything with his words, his touch, and his ability to melt my Ice Princess persona.
I’m not always given the luxury of choice, but now I have a huge one to make. I only hope I don’t lose my crown, my heart, or myself in the process…