Title: Suddenly Royal
Author: Nichole Chase
Release Date: April 23, 2013
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Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working toward a master’s degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it’s to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed.
Alex D’Lynsal is trying to keep his name clean. As crown prince of Lilaria, he’s had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women—especially women in the public eye. That is, until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She’s stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone’s front-page news.
While Sam tries to navigate the new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.
Guest Post by Nichole Chase: The Do’s and Don’ts of Dating a Royal
Do: Read up on their protocols and customs.
Don’t: Call the Queen Mother Granny or Home Dawg.
Do: Respect that royal’s privacy.
Don’t: Change your Facebook relationship status to boning Prince Yummy and don’t post that his kisses catch your panties on fire. (Even if he knocks your socks off.)
Do: Ask how much they want the public to know.
Don’t: Purchase shirts that say, “I’m dating Prince Yummy” with an arrow pointing next to you.
Do: Avoid answering media questions when at all possible.
Don’t: Have a gab fest with the editor of a gossip magazine, where you dish about how your new huggy-bear likes to brush his teeth in the buff.
Do: Always act appropriate in public.
Don’t: Never get drunk and call the paparazzi horn toads, Frankenstein, Jean Claude Van Dam Idiots, or anything else belligerent. (Even if they deserve it.)
Do: Dress appropriately.
Don’t: Wear cut off shorts for tea with the Queen or a mini skirt to a state function.
Do: Make sure your friends don’t feel neglected.
Don’t: Send out emails telling your friends that you’re too good for them now that you’re dating a prince.
Do: Make time for just the two of you. Watch movies, picnic, or go cook together. Keep it real.
Don’t: Schedule every date in the public eye.
Do: Make sure they know you’re thinking about them when gone on business trips.
Don’t: Show up at their hotel in nothing but a bow. (Unless you’re safely secured in their room before donning the bow!)
Do: Take the time to get to know their family, not just their public personas.
Don’t: Send them chain letters asking their favorite color.
Do: Be yourself.
Don’t: Forget why he/she fell for you.
Do: Let them know that you would be with them even if they weren’t royalty.
Don’t: Date them just because you want to be a princess.
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