Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.I love Royal family type stories, so I knew I would grab this one as soon as I could get my hands on it. JEM has a way of creating some gloriously broken characters that draw you in.
Adelaine is the youngest of the King of England's children. She also happens to the be wild child the paps love to follow and the tabloids love to write stories about. None of that makes her life with the King any easier, but she's determined to have a small bit of control over something in her life even if it's bad press. Enter her 30th birthday and hot American actor Josh Jameson.
I wasn't sure I liked Josh when he and Adelaine first get together. It wasn't so much how dominate he was, but more like he was punishing her (and not in a sexual way). But the more Josh was around, the more I liked him. He wasn't the complete a-hole he came off as at first. He falls hard and fast Adelaine and his natural instinct is to protect her, which doesn't always work when that woman is a princess.
Adelaine I really had a hard time with. I could understand her feeling constricted by the life under the royal microscope. But she went about bucking the system the wrong way and often made things much worse for everyone involved. Josh didn't cave to her, which was helpful, but she pushed him away constantly and feared her father than that using that backbone she pretended she had and stood her ground.
The book ends with a bit of a cliffhanger, we won't have to wait long for HIS TRUE QUEEN, which comes out early August I look forward to finding out what happens with Adelaine and Josh.