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“Heather Lyons has officially charmed me. Royal Marriage Market is an indulgent read that will have you flipping pages until the very end.” – R.S. Grey, USA Today bestselling author.
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About ROYAL MARRIAGE MARKET:
Every decade, the world’s monarchs and their heirs secretly convene to discuss global politics and social issues—and arrange marriages between kingdoms.
Elsa may be the Hereditary Princess of Vattenguldia, but she finds the entire situation archaic and unsavory. While she wants what’s best for her country, she isn’t about to jump into an unwanted relationship—let alone a marriage—with a virtual stranger. Of course, her feelings matter little to her parents, whose wheeling and dealings over trade pacts and alliances achieved at her expense begin the moment they set foot in California for the Summit. So when a blindingly handsome royal runs into her, she doesn’t hesitate to tell him there’s no way she’s marrying him.
Christian is all too happy to agree: no marriage. As the Hereditary Grand Duke of Aiboland, his main goal is to get through the summit without a bride being foisted on him. Which is why he suggests they help each other field potential intendeds. As Christian slowly gets to know Elsa, though, he realizes they have a lot more in common than just their feelings about the Royal Marriage Market. Only he can’t fall for her, because royal or not, they’re not meant for each other.
Elsa and Christian will have to evaluate matters of the heart verses those of state and crown, and decide whether or not tradition trumps love.
“The perfect royal romance.” Nichole Chase, New York Times bestselling author.
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ROYAL MARRIAGE MARKET Excerpt:
A sly grin is thrown my way. “Luk got in even later than I did, looking like he’d been at the party of the century.”
“Ah. How very interesting. Who do you think he was cavorting with at such a late hour?”
“I think the better question is, who wasn’t he cavorting around with?”
“Me.” I smile brightly. “And you. Our cavorting was limited to a very exclusive party of two.”
“Is that what we were doing? Were we cavorting?”
We were falling in love, I think. Wonderfully, miserably, tragically, beautifully falling in love. Or at least, I was. But I say, “Of course. You and I are natural cavorters.”
Bittersweet amusement sparkles in his eyes. “I thought our thing was to run amuck.”
“That, too.” I gently touch the back of his hand. “We run amuck and cavort.”
The smile on his face softens. “Only with each other, though. We cavort best when it’s with the other.”
“Shall we make a deal then? Shall we swear to the other that, when it comes time to cavort, we must only do it together?” My words are light, so is my tone, but part of me crumbles within, knowing what I jokingly request will never come to be.
Gravity invades his face as he shifts on the seat toward me, knees brushing up against one another. I am trapped by his gaze, motionless with his leg pressed against mine. “That’s a promise I can easily make.”
I am still as the golden princess before us when he slowly, gently pushes stray hairs freshly escaped from my ponytail behind my ears. The feel of his fingers, light as breezes against my cheeks, leaves me hot and desperate.
“Shall we shake on it?” I whisper.
The muscle within my chest ceases its rhythm when he shakes his head. He stares at me then, as if he is unraveling all my atoms, rendering me exposed and vulnerable.
But then he leans forward, lips caressing one corner of my mouth and then the other. “All the best agreements,” he murmurs, words just as soft as mine, “are sealed with a kiss.”
I consist only of nothing but exposed nerve endings when I replicate his promise. My lips tingle, my heart hammers, and tears swarm my closed eyes. “You have my promise in return.”
He tilts his head up, mouth pressing against my temple before resting his forehead against mine. “I’m going to hold you to that, Els.”
ROYAL MARRIAGE MARKET Review:
So if you have ever read my reviews, it is no secret that I can easily be swayed by an intriguing cover or blurb. I have always had a soft spot for princess stories and glitter – and look we have both right here! You have marriage in gold glitter in the title and a soft romantic, dreamy scene on the cover *sigh*. When I saw the cover, it just made me remember all of those times I used to play dress up and put on my sparkly tiara and want to be a princess. When things seemed simpler. But that was the romanticized version of royal life. The putting on the pretty tiara and twirling around version. And as we see here in Heather Lyons’ Royal Marriage Market, while I was twirling around dreaming of being a princess, the royals may have been doing just the opposite, and wishing to be just an average person…
We find out that every 10 years there is essentially a big old meat market amongst the royals to hook them up and sell them off… or I mean of course it comes off much classier amongst the royals. And much more traditional and dignified. So let’s try this again. “Every decade, the world’s monarchs and their heirs secretly convene to discuss global politics and social issues—and arrange marriages between kingdoms.” There is just one little problem, or make that two. Wait maybe that is three or four.. hmmmm. Well you see some of these heirs aren’t so thrilled with these antiquated traditions. They have witnessed their parents loveless marriages and are not looking forward to repeating those same mistakes. They want to marry for love and NOT because their parents are looking for an advantageous alliance. Theses heirs may have their country’s best interests at heart – but NOT when it comes to their own hearts!
Royal marriage market centers on Elsa, Hereditary Princess of Vattenguldia and Christian, Hereditary Grand Duke of Aiboland. Both have decided they have no interest in having a match found for them here. And trust me Elsa let’s Christian know this from the get go! But that one crash meeting leads them where nether of them ever intended. What will win out? Heart or crown? Tradition or love? Monarchs or heirs?
Royal Marriage Market completely enchanted me. It was a charming story that was full of romance and humor with dashes of drama thrown in as well. The characters are all well written and you can’t help but get attached to them and root for them to find their happily ever after. I actually hope to see some of the side cast get their own stories in the future (HINT HINT!!)
I definitely recommend this book. It was a fun read that I easily lost myself in!
I received a complimentary copy of Royal Marriage Market in exchange for my honest review.
Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.