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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry

Bronte Talbott loves to follow the exploits of British royals. They all are the world’s preeminent dysfunctional family. But who is she to judge? Poor Bronte’s own love life isn’t going to hot, after her smooth-talking Texan boyfriend leaves her in the dust one random day. She decides the best thing to do to get over her broken heart is to have a rebound relationship and then she meets Max Heyworth, she is sure he is the perfect transition man. Down the road she discovers he is a duke, and now has to decide if she wants to stay by his side for the long haul and deal with the opportunities and challenges of being a royal.

This is definitely one of those Cinderella stories where the peasant gets the Prince. I enjoyed Megan Mulry’s story, she brings out the true turmoil and confusion when it comes to leaving everything you’ve known to try and be something else. Both Max and Bronte have to deal with family drama, only of course with Bronte it is a little more intense since she is a very emotional women. So if your wanting to see if maybe you would feel and react the same way as Bronte does going from Cinderella to a Princess then grab this book.


Debut Novel Brings an American Perspective and a Fresh, Witty Voice to Our Never-Ending Fascination with British Royalty

A Royal Pain, by debut author Megan Mulry, is first in a new women’s fiction series imagining what it might be like for an average modern American woman who falls in love with a British royal.

Bronte Talbott is a smart, ambitious advertising executive, but after a disastrous breakup that leaves her confidence in shreds, she vows to embrace brutal honesty in all future skirmishes with men. No forays into emotional minefields. No grand gestures.

Soon after swearing off messy entanglements, she meets the ideal Transitional Man: Max Heyworth, an irresistibly handsome British doctoral student. She figures by the time he goes back to London, she’ll have gotten her heartbreak out of her system and be ready to move on.

But when their carefree affair turns meaningful, Bronte panics. And then she discovers her casual fling was with British royalty. Max failed to mention that he happens to be the nineteenth Duke of Northrop. Max sets about convincing Bronte that together they can have their happily-ever-after, despite false starts, familial duties, and a very disapproving duchess. Even as she’s falling for Max, Bronte is going to have to decide if she wants to stay with him for the long haul and deal with the opportunities—and challenges—of becoming a royal.

A Royal Pain by Megan Mulry
November 13, 2012; Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN 9781402269974; $14.99 U.S.; 352 pages; Trade Paper Original

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