20 Days of Christmas Books – Day 4
Once Upon A Royal Christmas – Robin Bielman
Tule Publishing (October 20, 2016)
Once Upon A Royal Christmas is a wonderful fairy tale type holiday romance. Well written and developed characters. Prince Theo is the ultimate hunky Royal and so down to earth. Rowan is a feisty ball of fun determined to restore her reputation as a news reporter. There is wonderful, smart, sexy, fun banter between the two main characters. Bielman has the characters get to know each other which then blends into their great connection to each other and their passion. One thing I wish we had more of a backstory on: why the estrangement between Prince Theo’s mother & his grandparents. Very minor, just had me curious. Marietta with all of its small-town charm and snow covered landscapes makes it a perfect setting for this magical Christmas romance. One of my favorite new holiday reads this year. This will be an annual holiday re-read for me. A bonus for me: both Prince Theo and Hawk claim to have gotten a smile from the B&B’s crusty Aunt Mabel! A fun, magical story that has you rooting for a Christmas miracle. Well done!
Colliding with a prince while dog walking isn’t how Rowan Palotay pictured meeting royalty, but then lately her life hasn’t gone according to plan. With one teensy tiny mistake, her job as a news reporter took a turn for the worse and now she’s lucky to have a small pet column in the local newspaper. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and magic, but she feels like she’s forever stuck on the naughty list. Prince Theodore Chenery is in Marietta shortly after the death of his mother to meet his grandparents for the first time. When an accidental run-in—literally—with Rowan leads to an unexpected friendship, he finds himself enchanted with the outspoken, feisty country girl. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met and her special brand of kindness and honesty make it harder and harder to remember his obligations back home. Rowan can’t afford one more mistake, and Theo’s future is already mapped out, but when they find it impossible to fight the passion and deep-rooted emotions between them, they discover what matters most. Until their relationship makes worldwide news… and Theo must decide whether to follow his heart, or his royal duty.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time, she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry. She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch and sign up for her newsletter on her website at http://robinbielman.com