Monday, November 13, 2017

Royally Wed by Teri Wilson

Title: Royally Wed
Author: Teri Wilson
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: The Royals Book #3
Main Characters: Asher and Amelia
Release Date: November 2017
Publisher: Pocket Star
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Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
Teri Wilson’s Royals series returns with this charming and witty retelling of the timeless classic MGM film Royal Wedding starring Fred Astaire.

When Asher Reed, an American classical musician, is hired as a last minute replacement to perform at the royal wedding of Princess Amelia in Great Britain, he’s hoping he can shake his recent bout with performance anxiety long enough to get through the festivities and get his career back on track. Little does he know that his life is about to change forever.

As a guest of Buckingham Palace, he knows he has no business even speaking to the princess, but he’s completely awed by her beauty and more than a little intrigued by her rebellious spirit. Still, he definitely knows he has no business kissing her silly at the fitting of her wedding gown. He’s there to perform, not cause a royal scandal. But when he stumbles upon her groom’s appalling secret, the fate of the princess and the British Crown suddenly rest squarely in his cello-playing hands....

With Teri Wilson’s signature “endearingly charming and delightfully sizzling” (USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci) prose, Royally Wed is a delightful whirlwind romance that will leave you breathless and have you out of your seat for a standing ovation.

My Review:
I have to say...this is only the second book that I've read from this series, but with both of them, I've been really pleasantly impressed with the creative stories. I really, really enjoyed this story, and as someone that's grown up with the Royals and all the controversy of the last 30-40 years, it was a fun excursion into a fictional version of this world.

So, this book...Asher is a cellist that's touted to be the next Yo-Yo-Ma. So when Yo-Yo-Ma has to have emergency surgery, Asher is brought in to replace him as the soloist for the wedding of the century. The problem is that two months before, Asher found out his fiance and mentor have been having an affair for the last year and they are both in England to perform for the wedding, too. So, to say Asher's having a few problems performing is putting it lightly. 

Princess Amelia is getting married to save her families' monarchy. She just happens to be marrying her best friend's father...not exactly a love all. But as the Royal Screwup, Amelia feels like this is something that she needs to do...for her family. She's stuck. If she doesn't marry him, her family will lose the monarchy. A difficult situation is made all that much harder when Asher (as a last minute addition to the wedding) is put in the room next to hers for the duration of the wedding week. A series of events continue to bring them together...and suddenly Amelia is faced with a gorgeous, sweet guy her age who she has incredible chemistry with. 

Sparks begin to fly. And it's so much fun. This is like stepping into the lives of the Royals and I had so much fun reading it. From the moment I started reading it, I fell in love with both Asher and Amelia...and Willow...and James. I just thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. 

I definitely recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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