Review | Royal Watch by Stacey Marie Brown

April 8, 2020 | 2020, review, stacey marie brown / 0 Comments

Review | Royal Watch by Stacey Marie BrownRoyal Watch by Stacey Marie Brown
Series | Royal Watch #1
Release Date | April 8, 2020
Published by Twisted Fairy Publishing
Genres | Royal Romance
Format | ARC
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
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There are many stories about regular girls meeting a prince, falling in love, and living happily ever after…blah, blah, blah.
This is not that story.
As a lowly Baron’s daughter, I sit on the outskirts of the noble circle, watching the royal family from afar. Exactly where I’d rather be. To me that world was anything but magical or fantasy, their lives under a relentless microscope, controlled by traditions and expectations. I was the girl dreaming about becoming a veterinarian and surrounding myself with animals instead of people.A wallflower who suddenly bloomed, I somehow nabbed the attention of the arrogant, but undeniably handsome, Theodore Alexander Philip Robert David Livingston.
The Prince of Great Victoria.
I never imagined falling in love with a prince, but I did.
When Theo comes back from the Royal Air Force with an extremely sexy, but extremely arrogant new bodyguard, Lennox Easton, everything is flipped upside down. Tattooed, mysterious, and cruel, our mutual hatred for each becomes even more complicated when I move into the palace, becoming the official girlfriend of Prince Theo, and now under Lennox’s watch.
Thrown in a society which controls my every move, social media viciously coming after me, and paparazzi looking for any juicy gossip, my world becomes a cage. Glided or not, my life becomes nothing as I imagined, I find myself turning to the very last person I should.
When family secrets start to surface from the past, old enemies come for revenge, along with blackmail, forbidden love, and devastating revelations.Everything is set to bring me down and even take my life.
I knew loving a prince would come with sacrifices, but when you give up everything …when does the fairytale become a nightmare?


Review

SMB is absolutely one of my favorite authors out there and it has been a while since I’ve read a book by her. I absolutely couldn’t wait to read Royal Watch and now that I have, I need to have Royal Command. I didn’t realize that this wasn’t a standalone, but that’s my fault  for not paying attention.

OK … so this is a little bit different than what I’m used to when it comes to Stacey’s book. I honestly have not read a series where it wasn’t a standalone in a long time and I’m not sure where the story is going to go in this. I have a lot of questions and assumptions of what’s to come.

Spencer, she’s a unique and feisty character. She doesn’t give into the royal life, she’s her own person and doesn’t let much of anything get to her. And that is definitely clashing with the lifestyle is she’ll remain by Theo’s side.

There is a slight time jump and I wasn’t expecting Spencer to end up with Theo so quickly. I don’t know how I feel about Theo, as charming as he can be, he has horrible communication skills and loves to make up excuses. And there was one too many times where I didn’t think it was fair to Spencer at all. They are cute together, but I don’t see a long lasting relationship between them. Spencer is not one to caged and I honestly don’t think that she is truly in love with Theo and same for him as well.

Onto Spencer and Lennox, there’s no doubt that there’s something between them. The chemistry they have doesn’t even compare to what she has with Theo. Don’t worry, there’s no cheating, but their whatever you want to call is just very interesting and I can’t wait to see what unfolds in the next book. Spencer can truly be herself around Lennox and yeah he can be an a**, but I can’t wait until his walls come down. I’m Team Lennox, but this is going to be one complicated mess that I’m a little nervous about.

I did enjoy this book and Stacey definitely knows how to pull you in from beginning to end. But the romance lover in me isn’t quite satisfied, we see the beginnings of a few things. But won’t get more until book 2. I know Stacey won’t disappoint us in the end game, but I’m just so impatient and want more.

major thank you to social butterfly pr 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.