Royal. Recklessly Rebellious. Totally Delicious.
SUBJECT: I'm sorry (Marked Confidential)
Sat 21 May 02:48 A.M.
From the Desk of His Royal Highness Prince Robert
Aly—can’t stop thinking about tonight. Never thought enemies like us would end up naked together. Again. Know you think I’m cocky, but come on, sweetheart…don’t tell me it’s not the best sex you’ve ever had.
I’m not a good man. But for the first time, I wish I were. Maybe then I’d deserve you. I don’t. Not when I come from a family like mine. All these secrets…
You’re gorgeous. Clever. You call me out on my bullshit, and I bloody adore it.
I adore you, sweetheart.
You have your new bloke. And I’m…me. The playboy prince. We’re not meant to be together. But staying away from you is killing me, Aly. Thinking about him touching you is killing me.
I’ve no right to talk to you like this. Im sorry. It’s the whiskey talking. This is what you do to me.
P.S.—I can’t send this. But I am thinking of you.
Aly and Rob have a sex only fling. Until Aly decides she wants to look for more depth in a relationship and that her fling with Rob is preventing her from doing so, as that Rob isn't the person who can give it to her. The real issue here is that Rob is attracted to Aly but actually believes, and agrees with her, that he is not relationship material and that he is not the kind of person she should be with.
There is a lot of work on Rob's part to get to the place where he can be willing to open himself up to the relationship, and there is some growth for Aly as she learns that sometimes, people can change. There were some places where I was less than amused at the way she treats him, but this was because I also knew what Rob was thinking, and that made me a little more on his side than the reader.
The sex, even the parts where is was just "benefits" was hot and the relationship built in a way that I believed. As it started with sex, it was up to the author to create a story ARC that evolved from the purely physical to the emotional...and there were little bits along the way that definitely left you with the opinion that they were heading to a royal happily ever after.
I enjoyed this title and I recommend it and the previous book in the series...I can't wait for the next one.
Aly is a smart, driven and intense woman. She knows what she wants and is determined to get it; I can admire that quality in a person. She's stubborn and sassy-and there were more than a few moments that I shook my head at her. But overall, I liked her.
Now Rob? I adored. I absolutely adored him. Who doesn't love a broken hero? Getting to see inside his head had me sighing and just falling for him. I loved seeing him grow and realize his own self-worth.
I loved the spark between these two. The banter was great and the sex? Well that was definitely kindle melting hot. I enjoyed seeing these two figure each other out.
The writing flowed well and the pacing of the book worked for me. I loved our secondary characters and thought they provided a great support to Aly and Rob's story. This story had a bit of something for everyone and I look forward to what this author brings us next. I recommend this book.
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She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean. She is the author of the super sexy STUDY ABROAD and FLINGS WITH KINGS series. Check her out at www.jessicapeterson.com