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REVIEW: Royal Intentions by Janae Keyes

Title: Royal Intentions
Author: Janae Keyes
Genre: Interracial Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2019
For Dr. Whitney Young Ph.D., running away from her painful past was secretly her motivation. The further away she was from her family the better, and a teaching opportunity in the country of Vauxlance was precisely what she needed to keep her far away and focus on her career.
Prince Philippe De Le Stefan is the crown prince of the small western European country of Vauxlance. He’s also filled with pain due to the mistakes of his past. He’d give anything to be free of the guilt that plagued him.
A chance meeting at a lavish party brings together the two broken hearts of the economics professor and the prince.
Caught up in the excitement of romance, fast-paced lifestyles, celebrity, and academics, can the dynamic couple survive the pressures placed on them by outside and internal influences?

Review

A really fun and feel-good romance. I’m not the biggest fan of insta-love in the world, although this was probably the best-executed I’ve read. It’s definitely more of a light-hearted read, perfect for a summer’s day, but I prefer a bit more grit and conflict. There was an odd combination of overwriting and lacking in information—particularly critical plot information which seemed to be dropped in and relied upon to progress the storyline.

Overall, this was pretty OK, with some nice steamy scenes and an easy plot.

~Evelyn (3/5)

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Never the Bride by Janae Keyes

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Synopsis

No strings attached to diamond rings…

Divorce lawyer Vanessa Hill was content with always being the bridesmaid to her sister or her “insane” friends. She never wanted to be the bride. Marriage wasn’t for her.
When her ailing grandmother invites Vanessa to discuss the terms of her will, Vanessa faces a dilemma, get married or lose everything. When under pressure, she invents an engagement with her neighbor and friend with benefits, Josiah.

Josiah Thomas, a no-nonsense celebrity tattoo artist, has already been through the marriage thing. He was done with diamond rings until Vanessa propositioned him. He’d do anything for the sexy girl next door and a promised two million dollars wouldn’t hurt.

Now Vanessa and Josiah will be doing the one thing they swore they would stay away from, marriage.

When hearts collide in lies, they just might belong together. 

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Synopsis

When fierce and independent Vanessa learns her grandmother is sick, she is devastated. To make matters worse, grandma’s will states that to get her inheritance (though money is not a problem for the well-to-do divorce lawyer) she must be settled down.

To get her family off her back, she lies. She neighbour, who she’s been on a friends-with-benefits relationship with for the past year is actually her fiance. Let the wedding plans begin!

Except Josiah knows nothing about these plans. When Vanessa tells him, he has no problem playing along. After all, it’s to make grandma happy and if it makes Vanessa happy too, then he figures it’s a win for everyone… until he realises his affection may be only one sided.

This book keeps you on your toes from start to finish. Hot and heavy to soft and sweet, it has it all. I wish there was more conflict and the epilogue seemed a bit too wrapped up for me, but a great read overall. Jo and Nessa’s story is relationship goals.

~Alex (3/5)

 

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Tour: Dirty Little Secret – Janae Keyes

dls_coverDirty Little Secret by Janae Keyes
Series: Champagne Bubbles & Lipstick Stains #2
Genre: contemporary romance
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Heartbreak is one thing.

The man she loved having a secret fiancé, another.

An illicit affair is something else altogether.

Taylor Walker thought she could start again without Lord Nathaniel Branagan, but a man like that is a hard habit to break.

Lord Nathaniel Branagan is determined to keep Taylor his, but his engagement to Lady Miranda Dowlington isn’t so easily breakable.

Luring Taylor into an affair, Nathaniel and Taylor are unaware of the ramifications of their Dirty Little Secret.

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