Review – Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine 

Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*** ARC received in exchange for an honest review ***

There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, “What if you fly?” ~Erin Hanson

When you’re still SMILING after a story is over, you know it’s a GEM, so brilliant and bright. I crown all of the jewels to Marquita Valentine for one royally incredible Royal Affair, a story that shines like GOLD! Royal Affair CAUGHT ME, CLAIMED ME, and CROWNED ME in BOOK BLISS!!!

The first line of this fairy tale thrust me into this story with a force that made me FEEL!!! I knew from one mere line that Royal Affair would extract every emotion from me…and that it did! This fairy tale dared me to DREAM as Royal Affair made my SOUL SOAR to the sky, every feel flying HIGH!!!

Have you ever been locked up in your own world that you feel like there’s no way out?

A princess, this beautiful bird in a gilded cage, called to me…making me FEEL for her. I HAD to know her story, one I wanted to savor but one I needed swiftly. I wanted to take my time, sprinkling myself into this dream like fairy dust, where I could bask into the glow of wonder. The reality is that, with desperate need of knowledge, I DEVOURED this fairy tale full of fire works…so hungry for every word.

Charlotte Sinclair is the forgotten princess to her twin sister, the queen. Sick of being the royal wallflower, the beautiful bird in a gilded cage, Charlotte is going to finally have fun…live on the edge.

She had no idea that edge would entail an enemy who tried to destroy her royal family. An enemy who is gorgeous. An enemy who makes her weak at her knees.

Our gazes collide and my world crumbles beneath me.

This book is BEAUTY IN WORDS!

Brooks Walker, sex on a stick with a body of a chiseled god, will nearly do anything to expose the truth from the famous…including getting very close to his sources and subjects. Brooks nearly destroyed the Sinclair once with the truth, and will expose them again without qualms.

I don’t think I’ve ever been this attracted to prey before, and that’s exactly what she is.

I want to hate this cocky, callous, and calculating man…but can’t help but be utterly intrigued by the bold Brooks.

The wallflower becomes a blooming rose, bold and beautiful. Brooks and Charlotte are both predator and prey, a pendulum that swings both ways.

Brooks touches my face as his lips whisper over mine. I tip up my chin, wanting more…of everything.

That KISS!!! Ahhhh!!! That kiss was penetrating, a mix of passion and power that made me feel it too.

Charlotte and Brooks embark on a royal affair…free and easy…or so they thought.

“But I’m a princess.”

“And I’m the man who commands you.”

The man who betrayed Charlotte is now the one with whom she’s besotted. This brilliant book BESOTTED ME, as every word held onto my heart. The push and pull from this princess and rogue was INTOXICATING, the angst my adrenaline that fueled this fairy tale. I LOVED every fire-filled moment!

Lines are crossed. Secrets are exposed. Two empires, one of a royal family and one of a media mogul, may go down in flames where Charlotte, Brooks, and those they love will get burned.

With its subtle humor and sarcasm, off-the-charts chemistry, passion, smolder, strength, sweetness, swoon, soul, and sooo much heart, Royal Affair was EVERYTHING!!! Royal Affair royally exceeded my expectations!!! I did not expect this story to twist and turn itself around me where I FELT ALL THE FEELS. I did not expect to CRY sad tears along with my happy ones. I did not expect to swoon, but oh did I SWOON IN SPADES!

I LOVED this sweet and smoldering story that’s as endearing as it is explosive…my GUILTY PLEASURE! Royal Affairpounds with passion and explodes with emotion, hijacking and hitting the heart so hard! A rush of a roller coaster of a romance, Royal Affair rocked my world! I could not help but FALL IN UTTER LOVE with this fierce and feel-worthy fairy tale of a wallflower-turned-wild flower princess and a callous-turned-caring rogue.

Royal Affair was my heat…my heart…my HEAVEN. Royal Affair is a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!!! This tender and thrilling tale is my new Marquita Valentine favorite! With a SWEET SIGH and permanent smile etched on my face, I’m still floating on Cloud Nine where I feel like Cinderella, royally hitched to this fairy tale forever.

“Why did you want to set me free?”

“Because no one should live their life up in a tower, no matter how royal it is.”

★★★★★ enchanting and explosive stars

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A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.

Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?

As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.

“I see.” He kisses me again, tenderly. Sweetly. It’s so confusing that I turn my face away from his.

“What do you see?”

“That you’ve been neglected more than I thought.”

“I don’t want your pity.”

He nuzzles the side of my neck, his mouth going lower and lower. “The last thing I feel for you is pity. Show me how you feel, Princess. Take my cock and put it where you want it the most—your hands, your pussy, your mouth … your ass.”

“You are so naughty,” I gasp, and he laughs.

“I came prepared for that, too,” he says in a low voice. “Up to you, though. Everything we do tonight is up to you.”

“Then I want to do this.” Guiding the head of his cock into me, I pause and say, “You’re very big.”

“All the better to fuck you with,” he says, but for some reason, he pulls out. “A real cock is a million times better than a magic wand.” He winks at me, and I want to sink into the mattress. Leaning over, he grabs something above my head before looking at me again. “What?”

I scowl harder at him, even though I’m very pleased he remembered protection when I didn’t.

Gosh, Charlotte, could you be any more idiotic?

“Don’t quote fairy tales to me.”

He drops his head beside my ear and whispers, “You love fairy tales, sweetheart.”

“But you did some creative talking and added a vibrator to it!”

“I can always go home.” After tearing open the package, he rolls the condom down his hard length. He strokes himself, his big hand wrapped around his large cock. My core pulses and throbs in anticipation.

Mesmerized, I lick my lips. “No.”


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Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).

When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

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