Literally the day after I finished this review I discovered Emma Chase is being sued by Pamela Dumond for copyright. I don’t have the legal knowledge to know if this is valid or not but I wanted to note it.
When Prince Nicholas of Wessco strolls drunkenly into New Yorker Olivia Hammond’s coffee shop, her life is turned upside down. Their heated summer fling quickly turns into something more but the laws of Wessco state Nicholas needs to marry a Wessco noble by the end of the summer.
This book was really popular during the royal romance boom a few years ago and I finally got around to reading it. This is a fun, sweeping royal rom com with an energetic voice. Chase really knows how to keep a plot moving! This book does fall back on some eye-roll-y sexist jokes that come off more dated than edgy
I listened mostly on audio and this is my first Shane East, the romance pseudonym for Shane West. At first it was hard to unhear him as a YA fantasy protagonist but his deep, bass-y British accent is perfect for romance. This is also my first Andi Arndt. I got to meet her a few years ago at the Virginia Festival of Books and it was interesting to hear her narrator voice. She does a great British accent.
This book makes a reference to Maxwell Farms upstate, which is the farm from one of my favorite books, Nuts by Alice Clayton.