Review: A Royal Disaster by Jennifer Bonds (2020)

Heat Factor: I did a text search and confirm sex but as to quality I cannot say

Character Chemistry: It was good, but I should have been more invested by the time I DNFed in order to make it really click

Plot: He’s the heir with overbearing parents and political problems blah, blah, blah; she’s the clumsy commoner who’s a breath of fresh air but could never really be with him blah, blah, blah

Overall: I was so optimistic about having a fun fake relationship comfort read but I really just cannot deal with this one

Full disclosure: I DNFed this at 37% because I was both bored and annoyed to the point that if Liam had said that he just couldn’t be wild and fun because court and responsibilities one more time, I was going to throw my phone. By 25% I was like, “WHY ARE THERE SO MANY WORDS?” 

I get it. Lena has a hard life and she’s a starving artist and she’s clumsy and did I mention that she’s a starving artist who has a hard life who is clumsy?

And did we mention that Liam is the crown prince so he can’t cut loose because he has responsibilities and he needs to be responsible because if he’s not responsible then it’s going to be the end of the monarchy and everyone knows that if you have any fun it’s irresponsible?

And also Liam’s parents are overbearing royals who want to control their children and also don’t love each other at all?

And all Liam’s references to things happening at court are weird. Like, is this imaginary monarchy also still somehow in the middle ages? Do they still have courtiers at court? Is that a thing?

Of course, we can’t forget that if Liam doesn’t marry the proper sort of woman, he forfeits the crown!

The most interesting thing about this book is that Lena’s ex boyfriend is suing her and she’s already broke…

… And even though we keep being reminded of this, still NOTHING IS HAPPENING.

So, uh, long story short, I just wasn’t excited to keep going when I have ten other active books vying for my attention and a TBR that won’t quit. 

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. We disclose this in accordance with 16 CFR §255.

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