Royals by Rachel Hawkins
Also by this author: Hex Hall, Demonglass
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
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Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself.
After reading a slew of fantasy novels I was ready for a contemporary novel and this was the perfect one for me!
I already know that I enjoy Hawkins writing, she is witty, funny, and makes a nice easy to read story that has the right amount of depth and cuteness.
I will admit that in the beginning of this story I was not that connected to Daisy. I really don’t have all that much in common with her and so I found her a little harder to relate to. Once she traveled overseas to meet up with her sister and the royals I was all for the story. I really loved meeting all of the royals because they added life and charm to the story. Whereas I had to warm up to Daisy I immediately loved Miles, Seb, and the crew.
I think this book really shines by being a sweet contemporary romance. I loved how Daisy and Miles really took their time together and I like that they did not like each other at first. Maybe I have a thing for the hate to love trope. Daisy and Miles really just worked for me. I would have been thrilled if Hawkins made the story an extra hundred pages long so the romance could continue!
Overall, this is a light hearted contemporary novel that was great to read. I enjoyed the main characters, the side characters and the sweet slow burn romance. I am excited to read more stories set in this world.