Royally Not Ready by Meghan Quinn
Narrated by Emma Wilder and John Hartley
A funny and hot royal fairytale from one of my favorite authors? YES PLEASE. Royally Not Ready by Meghan Quinn fit that bill many times over. Sure, it’s silly and over-the-top, but that’s what made it fun. What I didn’t expect however, was the STEAM!
“Dear God. Keller isn’t just a grump. He’s a sexy, dirty grump . . . the best kind.”
Lilly ran a bikini truck that featured wet t-shirt contests in Miami. While spraying some women down she is approached by a big, grumpy hottie, Keller Fitzwilliam. Keller tells her about her family in a small island country called Torskethorpe. Her mother passed away and she had no living family that she knew of, so after doing a little research, she joined Keller to meet her grandfather, the King.
When she gets there, she’s informed she is the only heir to the throne, and the country would be taken over if she doesn’t run it. Lilly is a dirty talking, pierced nipple, often ridiculous wild child. And she is to be queen?
“What are you doing?” he asks, irritated.
“My nipples. I think they fell off. Do you see them?”
Lilly made me laugh so much. She did anything to get a rise out of Keller while he was training her to be Queen. Most of it made me literally laugh out loud, but she did cross the line a few times to the point that she was sexually harassing Keller (not that he really minded, but if the roles were reversed it would have been really bad).
Keller was the King’s assistant and also worked security. He was born and raised to be a servant of the palace, so he had reservations about getting involved with Lilly. But he is 100% Dom in the bedroom, and she is a sub (the bratty kind). Once they hooked up, that connection was HOT!
“You might be a future queen, but when it comes to the bedroom, I’m your goddamn king. Got it?”
She swallows hard. “G-got it.”
“You will address me as ‘my King.’”
“Okay, what?” I ask as I spread her legs with my hand.
“O-okay, my King.”
To be honest, I kind of zoned out on the sexy times. I think I may be broken because this is Meghan’s hottest book yet, but I have a harder time listening to sex than reading it and I’m kind of over the whole D/s thing, especially this type. But I think most romance readers will love the sex scenes.
- Lilly was absolutely ridiculous and I loved her so much.
- The banter and sexual tension.
- All of the side characters.
- It was fun and unique.
- Emma Wilder’s acting cracked me up at times.
- Something about the Dom/sub relationship in this book didn’t really work for me.
- She really pushed herself on to him when he asked her to stop.
The ridiculously funny scenes were made so much funnier from Emma Wilder’s acting. When I was looking for the quotes I noted, I re-read a scene on kindle after listening to it and laughing out loud. It was still funny, but nowhere near as funny as when I listened. Then I listened to the same spot again and laughed! That says a lot to me. The duet narration made this book even better.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4.75 Heat, 5 Narration
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