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#BookReview Royal Ruin (Thorne Monarchs #1) by Jessica Peterson


Title: Royal Ruin

Series: Thorne Monarchs #1 (Previously Flings with Kings), Standalone

Author: Jessica Peterson

Genres: Royal Romance

Release Date: 18 January 2018



SUBJECT: Engagement Contract (Marked Confidential)
From The Desk of His Royal Highness Prince Christopher

Dear Emily,
Thank you for joining me for dinner tonight. And for agreeing to my proposal, as ludicrous as it is. Desperate times call for fake engagements. At least in my family.

I am attaching the contract we discussed. Our lawyers asked that I highlight the following clauses:

•The engagement shall last ninety days
•Both parties are to appear genuinely in love at all royal appearances
•Beyond required public displays of affection, there shall be no contact of any kind between the parties

The first half of your payment will be deposited into your account upon the signing of this contract. Be sure to note your ring size. We would like to make prompt delivery of the family emerald. The Queen and I thank you in advance for your discretion.

Royal Highness Prince Christopher

P.S.—Sorry to hear about your divorce. Your ex sounds like a proper knob head.
P.P.S—You looked stunning tonight.


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4.5 Stars

ARC Source: Author

I love a good royal story! This book is exactly that. I haven’t read a Jessica Peterson’s book before, so she was a new author to me. I liked her writing style and I’m definitely checking out her books in the future!

Having a Prince being a TA at a marketing class is something different. Prince Kit is Emily’s TA. There’s attraction between them but nothing can happen because of her lack of royal status. Kit is attracted to her because she doesn’t treat him differently (considering his royal status) and she’s fearless, smart and sexy as hell (his words!). Life and their pasts come between them and their relationship ends before it even started.

Now, ten years later, they meet again when Emily visits the palace for a project. She gets more than she came for. Kit proposes a fake engagement. He has a hard time trying not to get attached. However, Emily makes him not stand his loneliness anymore. They won’t be able to fight their feelings for long. Will things work out at last?

I really liked the story. The ending was both sweet and steamy and wrapped up the story beautifully!!





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Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean. She is the author of the super sexy STUDY ABROAD and FLINGS WITH KINGS series.

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Until next time..Demetra xx

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