Title: Dirty Halo
Series: Forbidden Royals #1
Author: Evie East
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Royal Romance
Release Date: 8 August 2018
“She holds a nation’s fate within her shaking hands. She wears a crown that never should’ve been hers. A golden lie. A dirty halo.”
Bastard daughter of a second-born duke, Emilia Lancaster has spent her life as the royal family’s dirty little secret. Shunned from both the palace and the public eye, for twenty years she’s lived as a commoner… despite the regal blood running through her veins.
But when the entire royal family is killed in a deadly attack, the line of succession swiftly changes course. With her ailing father appointed king and no legitimate heirs in sight, Emilia is pulled from the shadows and thrust into a destiny she never wanted.
If this were a fairy tale, the palace would be paradise. In reality, with a father she barely knows on the throne, a deadly assassin still on the loose, and enemies around every gilded corridor corner — the callous, captivating Lord Carter Thorne chief among them — it feels more like a prison to Emilia. One filled with unattainable expectations, unfamiliar customs, and undesirable suitors.
They want her to behave like a good little girl.
They want her to put on her glittering crown and keep her mouth shut.
They’re about to be disappointed.
She may have agreed to be their princess…
But she’s no one’s puppet.
DIRTY HALO is a royal romance about an ordinary girl who inherits an extraordinary legacy. Filled with forbidden love, murderous plots, and machiavellian intrigue, it is recommended for mature readers only.
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Evie East is making her debut with a bang! This book is amazing!!! You may need the family tree that’s in the first pages; I certainly did, the relations between the royals were a little confusing at first 😛
Emilia lives like an ordinary girl but she isn’t. She’s actually the bastard child of the King’s younger brother. After a tragedy that lives Germania without a King and Queen and the Prince in a coma, Emilia’s father becomes the King. That’s the time when her entire life has changed. While the extraction protocol is undergoing, Emilia is taken away and brought to an estate. Inside the car with her is a stranger and even though he’s being arrogant and frustrating, she’s attracted to him. The stranger turns out to be Lord Carter Thorne, her new stepbrother. With all that happening, Emilia is now the Crown Princess of Germania. However, in this game of chess nothing is as it seems and everyone has a secret agenda.
Emilia is hurt from the betrayal of the people she trusted. In a week she finds herself at the palace, leaving with people that she doesn’t know and can’t trust. Carter is attracted to her but at times he’s so arrogant I want to slap him! Emilia is betrayed, lied to and threatened but she can’t escape fate. The author wrote an amazing story full of suspense and twists. The cliffhanger at the end killed me; I really need the next book now!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
EVIE EAST hates many things — including cats, weak coffee, people who don’t use their directionals while driving, and writing bios about herself in the third person. Her full name is Genevieve, but no one calls her that. (Seriously. Don’t call her that. She won’t answer.) Like any true bookworm, she enjoys fictional people more than real ones. Evie resides in New England and firmly believes it is the best place on earth. Her first novel DIRTY HALO, a forbidden royal romance, releases 08•08•18 in ebook and paperback.
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