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Title: Royally RaisedMy Review:
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally #2.5
Published by: Indie
Release Date: July 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: Kindle Book
Reading Challenges: Lenoreo's 2018 #LetsReadIndie Challenge, Lenoreo's 2018 Beat the Backlist Challenge
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“He’s a joy to us. They all are. When they’re not busy giving us migraines.” ~King Henry
No one ever said raising children was easy...but raising a future monarch? That's another story all-together. Get a glimpse into the happily-ever-after of Wessco's irresistible royals in Royally Raised - a sweet, sexy, heartwarming short story set twenty years after Royally Matched.
4 stars — This was cute, but I ended up feeling disappointed by the length…and part of that is because the copy from Amazon (which might not have been the case with the one newsletter subscribers received) ends at 55%, and following that there are previews of other books by Emma Chase. Which is awesome, but because I didn’t know that, I reached the end and I was like “wait what?” since I thought there was still twice as much book left to read. I think if I’d known that ahead of time, it might not have been quite as jarring and thus disappointing. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m always going to want these things to be longer, but it was a lot about expectations vs reality, you know?
Henry and Sarah were still adorable, I loved seeing Nicholas and Olivia too. I enjoyed knowing how their lives had mapped out 20 years down the line, at least a little bit. I was amused by Henry’s attempts to talk to his eldest daughter and try to mitigate her sense of entitlement… I was a bit disappointed not knowing how that was going to end up, but perhaps that just means there may be a spin-off series for the next generation sometime in the future? I told my hubby about Jane and the conversation with Henry, and he thought there should be another book a further 20 years down the line and it’s a dystopian because Jane didn’t learn and grow…I told him he should tell Ms. Chase when we see her at our next book event. 😛
So yeah, fun, Henry and Sarah still awesome, just short.