Title: Royally Matched (Royally #2)
Author: Emma Chase
Published: February 21, 2017 by Emma Chase, LLC
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Reading Period: September 10-12, 2017
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
I need this that’s why I read it. After reading the first book (which is last year) I’ve decided to prolong of reading this second book because I know it was not the right time at that time.
I’m excited because it’s Henry’s story. I first read Henry on Royally Screwed and unlike his brother; Henry is the playful one, “a hot mess“.
Henry is depressed and frustrated because of the royal duties which he doesn’t like. He doesn’t believe in his abilities and prefers to just go with the flow. Henry decided to join “reality TV show”, a royal Bachelor.
Sarah Von Titebottum, a Librarian at Concordia Library. She has problems with public speaking, anxious with people she doesn’t know or comfortable with. Sarah has Temporary dissociative fugue, rooted in stress, anxiety, and trauma; triggered by loud noises. Disorders rooted from childhood experiences.
Reading Sarah describes what she’s experiencing when her disorder manifest brings back what I know about that disorder, means the nerd of me activated.
Henry and Sarah got closer and closer each day when Sarah is not even a contestant. Their chemistry is viral. How Henry tease Sarah is very entertaining. They are good together and adorably cute. I like how Sarah “fixed” Henry and Henry “fixed” Sarah. They are perfect for each other.
Moreover, I’m glad to read Nicholas and Olive in this book. Simon and Franny always amuse me.
Royally Matched is in good pace, page-turner and compelling story. I couldn’t stop reading because I’m also drawn to “The Henry Effect”.
P.S. I finished reading Royally Matched without learning how to pronounce Sarah’s surname.
“It’s just difficult to be interested in things I have no interest in.”
“You think I can’t fight a battle because I’m a woman?”
“If nightmares can come true, and sometimes they do… then so can our happiest dreams.”
“It’s just that she tried living life by other people’s rules and it didn’t work out. So now, she lives as she likes… and everyone else can go to hell.”
“Sometimes the most steely resolve is asserted silently.”
“A reading nook is a magical thing,”
“Every true reader appreciates a comfy, quiet space built just for reading.”
“…kindness is contagious. It only takes one person to start the best kind of epidemic.”
“The only thing to be scared of is not living before you do.”
“There’s a different kind of pain when you’re injured by someone you truly care about. It runs deeper, hurts longer, like a burn—it starts off stinging and smarting, then it blisters and spreads inside you, eating away at tender flesh.”
“Now you can dream a new dream.”
“Sometimes life is unfair, Laura. But you can’t give up. You need to just keep moving forward and happiness will find you again. I believe that.”
“Because sometimes, life is very much like a book—we don’t get to write our own ending; we have to accept the one that’s already on the page.”
“Reading brings knowledge and knowledge is power; therefore reading is power. The power to know and learn and understand… but also the power to dream. Stories inspire us to reach high, love deep, change the world and be more than we ever thought we could. Every book allows us to dream a new dream.”
“But the world is not always gray. There are moments in time when the line between right and wrong is stark and clear. And each of us must make our choice. It has been said that evil flourishes when good men and women do nothing.”
“I will not do nothing”