Monday, May 25, 2020

Royally Crushed

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  A wildly funny, ridiculously romantic spinoff from best-selling author Melanie Summers…

Princess Arabella of Avonia is bored out of her ever-loving mind. No twenty-eight-year-old wants to live an endless loop of high teas, state dinners, and the same five conversations. They want freedom and adventure. After a wild night out in Ibiza ends in disaster, the royal handlers have shortened her leash considerably. Desperate for an out, she sneakily signs up to co-host a new nature docu-series, starring Will Banks, the man dubbed McHotty of the Wilderness.

Will has ladies all over the globe lining up to meet him until a hot, new adventurer comes on the scene, and his ratings take a nose-dive. Producers decide an emergency change in format is in order. Enter Princess Arabella. The pampered and proper royal is the perfect foil to Will’s rugged outdoorsman.

It’s hate at first sight, but their on-screen loathing makes for great television. Surprisingly, when the cameras stop rolling, these two finally see each other’s good sides. Can these opposites find their forever in each other’s arms, or will their differences be their undoing?

One (or more) Sentence Summary: AHHHHHH!!!! My favorite author is back with a new series- Royal Crazy Love and book 1 is out!!!  Okay it has been out since April 3rd.  On publication date, I was still in crisis mode due to COVID-19.  Once things got somewhat "normal" I have been allowing myself to read one chapter a day (while riding my stationary bike) in order to make it last.  It is like a Christmas Advent Calendar only better! 

I absolutely LOVED it!  Royally Crushed is now my favorite Melanie Summers book.  One of my favorite tv shows is Survivor.  Survivor-like (or Bear Grylls) + make-me-laugh-out-loud author Melanie Summers  = one hilarious, can't put it down and don't want it to end type of book.

Princess Arabella is Arthur's sister (Crown Jewels Series) and this is her story!  She is tired of always being told what to do, how to dress, where to be and realizes things need to change during a tour of the palace.  She takes it from one extreme to another and is dropped (literally) into the wild with the host of Wilderness, Will Banks.  Will is also the brother of Harrison (The Honeymooner) and Emma (Whisked Away) from A Paradise Bay Series. 

Princess Arabella wants to change her image and Will wants his bonus from the show to buy back a family boat for his brother. Their adventure in the wild is just so darn funny. The bonobos had me laughing so hard, I just about fell off my bike!  The very end there is an email between Princess Arabella and "Prince Harry" which is extremely hilarious.  "I just knew those Canadians were nastier than they seem…." from the Canadian author!   

You all know Melanie Summers is one of my favorite authors and her books make me laugh so much.  Now more than ever, we all need some humor in our lives.  Pick up any of her books and I can guarantee you will giggle your day away!  Be healthy and safe!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  LOVE THEM!  Give me a Melanie Summers book any day.  I adore her books. See why I love her books: 

The Royal Treatment (Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Book 1)
 The Royal Wedding (Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Book 2)
The Royal Delivery (Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy Book 3)
The Honeymooner (A Paradise Bay Romantic Comedy Book 1)
Whisked Away (A Paradise Bay Romantic Comedy Book 2)
The Suite Life (A Paradise Bay Romantic Comedy Book 3)
The After Wife (stand alone - will make you cry too)


Melanie made a name for herself with her debut novel, Break in Two, a contemporary romance that cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. Her highly acclaimed Full Hearts Series was picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. Her first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, she has written and published eleven novels and three novellas. She has sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe.

In her previous life (i.e. before having children), Melanie got her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, then went on to work in the soul-sucking customer service industry for a large cellular network provider that shall remain nameless (unless you write her personally - then she'll dish). On her days off, she took courses and studied to become a Chartered Mediator. That designation landed her a job at the R.C.M.P. as the Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for ‘K’ Division. Having had enough of mediating arguments between gun-toting police officers, she decided it was much safer to have children so she could continue her study of conflict in a weapon-free environment (and one which doesn’t require makeup and/or nylons).

Melanie resides in Edmonton with her husband, three sporty nerd children, their adorable but neurotic one-eyed dog, Lucy, and a small furry dictator named Nelson. When she's not writing novels, Melanie loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. She also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something—more like just staying until they turn the lights off.

She is represented by Suzanne Brandreth of The Cooke Agency International. Melanie Summers also writes steamy romance as MJ Summers.



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