A glass castle shatters as easily as a glass house—all it takes is one stone.
Prince Edward has known this all of his life, and taken staunch measures to ensure he doesn’t give the public any reason to pick up their rocks. Or torches. Or pitchforks. As a twenty-two-year-old in line to ascend the throne, he lives more like a cloistered monk than his college-aged peers. Restraint is the tone of his life, resilience the theme.
That is, until he meets a young woman who couldn’t care less about his title—unless she’s poking fun at it. Charlotte Everly grew up a stone’s throw away from the royal family’s summer house, but her life was, and is, entirely different from the prince’s.
They clash at each turn, disagree on every topic, and bear a general contempt for one another. Until . . .
One night, accompanied by one proposal, leads to one lapse in judgment . . .
Results in a nationwide scandal neither of them will escape.
★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
I don't typically read royal books. They just aren't my thing. However, I never pass up an opportunity to read a new book from Nicole Williams.
I can honestly say that I wasn't expecting all of the sexual tension in this book. Nicole really made these characters work for that pivotal moment that you know will happen at some point. I just wanted them both to just get over themselves and get it on. The wait was totally worth it though.
Edward and Charolette's story is definitely full of ups and downs... angst... tension... a little bit of fun... some heartbreak. I can honestly say that I enjoyed most of this book from start to finish.
I laughed some. I swooned some. My heart got a little tight in a couple of places. I can honestly say that I was entertained by this book.
The ending was a little too happy. Some of the character's turnaround at the end felt too fast and forced. But I guess it's never a true HEA without everyone ending on a happy note. I will take it.