Title: Recklessly Royal (Suddenly #2)
Author: Nichole Chase
Published: March 25th 2014
Date Read: April 3rd 2014
Rating:: 4 stars
Catherine has spent her life being the perfect princess. She’s kept her hands clean, her head down, and most importantly—men at arm’s length. After all, most men are after only one thing, and for Cathy there’s a lot more at stake than her bed; she has to worry about the fate of an entire nation. But at the rate she’s going, Cathy is afraid she’ll give the Virgin Queen a run for her money. She is tired of waiting for someone good enough to come along. She has a plan, and it all hinges on seducing the one man who seems utterly unimpressed by all things royal. The one man she is tempted by more than any other . . .
When David arrives at the royal wedding of his friend, the newly ordained Duchess Samantha Rousseau, he expected to feel uncomfortable and out of his element, but he wasn’t prepared to be targeted by Prince Alex’s gorgeous younger sister. With Cathy’s giant blue eyes, killer figure, and sense of humor, it won’t take long before he gives in. But when he finds out just how innocent the crown princess really is, will he play the part of knight in shining armor or the dashing rogue?
That’s it – Nichole Chase really have a knock in writing feel good modern royalty stories with a nice balance of sweet, fun and of course royalty.
After Samantha and Alex’s fun story in Suddenly Royal it’s now time for Princess Catherine’s story – the not so reckless but needs to be recklessly royal crowned princess.
Princess Catherine puts everyone and everything first. She is very far from the stereotypical type of princess people are thinking about because she is not spoiled or bitchy or demanding; instead she is full of compassion, understanding and is very much aware of the responsibilities of what her title involves. Despite her being all prim and proper in front of the public Cathy was just another woman out their who wanted to find love, have that someone that she can spend her life with and just be true to herself and not use her for her title.
“Will they disapprove of her dating a commoner?”
Ahhhh, the typical question for royalties. Catherine faced this question when David – the adorable and handsome best friend of Duchess/Princess Sam enters her life. But don’t fret this question didn’t became a problem at all.
David was a pretty great guy. He does not care about titles and royalties but his attraction and care for Catherine evidently runs deep. He’s a very intellectual guy who can see beyond Cathy’s pretenses. I also see his character as little more introverted than what the readers wanted to see. He’s showing great actions for Cathy but somewhere it still felt a bit lacking for me. I wanted to see more of his background especially his family whom I think is a big part of his life.
The road to the relationship between these two was I guess much easier than the other. The conflicts – Cathy trying to figure out how to be more of herself, the paparazzi and the evil new assistant – were much easier to handle especially the characters or Catherine was pretty headstrong and I know she will be able to handle those conflicts maybe not immediately but eventually. Plus their relationship was slow yet burning – you know what I mean? *wink*
As I have mentioned, I really admire Nichole Chase’s writing style which is effortlessly feel good. I admire the author’s description throughout which makes the story feel more genuine and real and makes me want to visit this small country if Lilaria.
As a huge fan of the first book Suddenly Royal, it was also nice seeing old characters – encountering Samantha and Alex on their wedding day and even Chadwick! It was also nice to read new characters and have that inclination on who the next story might be about – ahem Max ahem.
Recklessly Royal was a good sequel but it felt a little flat for me compared to the first book however it was still a very much enjoying and wonderful read and surely I will still be waiting for the next book from this series.