It was always going to take a great book to make me love this playboy prince after his off-putting introduction in the series starter, and this just wasn’t that. While I did like Breck more than anticipated, our couple doesn’t actually spend a lot of time on the page together, so it felt like the book dragged and then turned into total instalove – in my opinion. If you’re going to try to redeem an unlikable character AND have a successful dislike to love romance, then the couple has to spend a lot of time together. This installment in a series of interconnected standalones revolves much more around the action, suspense, and family dynamic. I still liked the quick, sexy feel and I’m intrigued about some of the other characters, but this was a forgettable read for me.
The story follows Sparrow and Breck, two people who started off on the wrong foot. Sparrow’s first glimpse of Breck happened when she walked in on him in bed with two women, and he’s lived up to his carefree playboy persona ever since. But when Sparrow’s dangerous job puts her in harm’s way – again and again – Breck shows his softer side. He’s neither as lazy nor as clueless as Sparrow thought, and he seems genuinely concerned about her well-being. As the two spend time together, Sparrow softens towards Breck, and it’s not long before things are heating up between them.
While reading the first book in this series certainly isn’t required, there are some family dynamics that tie everything together. I liked the suspenseful and sexy feel of the first book, so I was excited to dive into this one – even if I was a little skeptical of the hero. I’m not anti-playboy, but when it’s the central topic, it’s tough to ignore. Thankfully, there’s no OW drama in this and it was easy to like Breck once we got to know him better. There’s actually a great guy hiding behind his actions, and I would’ve liked more focus on that. For me, this just needed a different ratio of romance to suspense, because the romance gets lost amidst everything else. Am I going to continue with the series? Well, I don’t know, because they did nothing to ramp up my excitement for the next one. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this action-packed romance.
A bad boy prince meets his match in this epic Tattered Royals stand-alone romance.
I know men like him.
Powerful. Arrogant. Trouble. The world is his playground.
The playboy prince, the tabloid favorite, and the bane of my existence.
And unfortunately, he’s the only one who might be able to help me uncover the truth.
We’re all but shackled together as he works to help me find my stalker before another attack
I don’t want to trust him. I don’t want to want him.
But letting Breck Waterford in might be the only thing to save us both.
I’ve never met a woman like her.
My secrets are mine to keep, but she has a habit of finding the truth.
Sparrow Bridges can’t discover who I am under the crown.
She’s everything I told myself I couldn’t have.
I push her away every chance I can…only every time I look at her, I fall harder.
When danger comes, I can’t stand the idea of losing her before I have a chance to claim her.
She doesn’t need a savior. But anyone who threatens Sparrow will soon find they don’t want me as an enemy.
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A princess on the run finds her version of a prince in this epic beginning to the Tattered Royals stand-alone series.
I never asked for my tiara.
I thought I was one step closer from walking away from the throne forever, but when a long forgotten rule forces me to marry a Duke and bear and heir, I run.
I trust my brothers to find a way to save my future, but first I need to save myself.
Only I never expected to meet danger…and Kannon Adams along the way.
I never asked for her.
The first time I see Princess London Waterford of Alden, I know she’s trouble–too bad she’s also in danger. When the bullets fly, I put myself on the line to protect her, even if she pushes me away.
Together, we must find who wants her dead and try not to get caught in the crossfire. Only it’s not as easy when with one look, I crave her. One night together might never be enough, but if the threat to her life has a say, it’ll be our last.
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About the Authors:
Carrie Ann Ryan
Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary, paranormal, and young adult romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Fractured Connections, and Elements of Five series, which have sold over 3.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over seventy-five novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not losing herself in her emotional and action-packed worlds, she’s reading as much as she can while wrangling her clowder of cats who have more followers than she does.
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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