Review | Royal Command by Stacey Marie Brown

Review | Royal Command by Stacey Marie BrownRoyal Command by Stacey Marie Brown
Series | Royal Watch #2
Release Date | May 13, 2020
Published by Twisted Fairy Publishing
Genres | New Adult
Tropes | Bodyguard Romance, Enemies to Lovers
Format | ARC, eBook
Buy | Amazon
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Everyone thought I was living the fairytale—marrying a prince and living happily ever after.

That only happens in movies.

I was actually living a nightmare. A gilded cage crushing my soul.

After a terrorist attack almost took my life and my bodyguard, Lennox, trapping us together, we were forced to face things we tried to deny. Feelings we could no longer ignore.

Leave it to me to do the stupidest thing possible—fall for my bodyguard. But there was no fighting our hunger. Our overwhelming connection.

It made me realize how much my life had been for others: my family, the royals…Theo. But once you are part of the royal family, you cannot just walk away. Especially when you find yourself engaged and being groomed to be the future queen.

With a King threatening me, Lord William blackmailing me, my uncle gambling away what’s left of our fortune, Theo set on our future no matter what, and vicious social media sniffing around wanting me to fail, I have to play the game. But secrets always seem to find a way of getting out, and it’s not just betrayal from those I love the most that shatter my life. It’s mine.

And the world wants to break what’s left of me.


Wow, what a wild ride Royal Command turned out to be. With not quite being satisfied on the romance front in Royal Watch, I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. And I’m happy to say that I read this in one sitting, I was completely engaged the whole time.

First of all, I’m not even going to try and understand the expectations of being a royal, but since we get to know Spencer very well through this duet. I loved her character so much, but I also didn’t want her to lose herself.

Spencer, Theo and Lennox … their story is a complicated one, nothing about their story is easy. Everyone has their part and specific obligations, but in the end love will always win out.

While I don’t really agree with how Spencer went about things, she looked out for her happiness. And you can’t fault her for that even though so many would strong disagree. She wanted her happiness and freedom, and no one was going to keep her from getting that.

Theo, he’s a tough character. I loved their friendship more than anything, but you quickly see it changing as time goes on and there’s more pressure on him as he’s prepped to be King. I can’t even imagine what is going through his mind. But throughout the duet, he definitely lost a bit of himself and it just made me so sad to see. I hope we get to see more Theo.

Lennox, gahhhh this man is just everything! He definitely has the qualities I look for when I read a bodyguard romance. Simply irresistable. The major thing that got to me was hearing about his more recent hook-ups throughout the book, it brought more drama to the story for sure.

Stacey wrapped this duet perfectly, giving us the HEA so many of us were craving from the beginning, but also room for more stories. I hope this isn’t the last we see of the royals.

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Stacey Marie Brown

Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is Eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.