Royal Scandal

Royals in Exile

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Fairy tales do come true—and so do tabloid scandals! Bestselling author Marquita Valentine kicks off a juicy contemporary romance series with a novel about a prince whose best-laid plans go deliciously awry when he marries the maid next door.

Forced to flee to the United States with his siblings after their parents’ assassination, Crown Prince Colin Sinclair takes it upon himself to become the caretaker of his family while hiding out near Charlotte, North Carolina. But after a decade in hiding, the secret’s out and Parliament demands that Colin wed a princess of their choosing. Unwilling to play their game, Colin decides to marry an American instead, and he has the perfect candidate in mind.

As a home-service professional, Della Hughes doesn’t believe in storybook endings. But when her best friend and secret crush reveals that he’s a flesh-and-blood prince, she doesn’t know what to think. Still, she’ll do anything for Colin, including becoming his wife—in name only, of course. But when their plans to stay purely platonic go by the wayside, their fake honeymoon turns all too real. After a week of white-hot nights, Della can no longer deny her feelings—not with a happily ever after so tantalizingly close.

Praise for Royal Scandal

“A sweet and sexy modern-day spin on the classic Cinderella story.”—Heidi McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Blow

“For any of those royalty romance fans, I highly recommend Royal Scandal.—Harlequin Junkie

“I’m definitely interested in the next book in the series!”—Somewhere Lost In Books

“I absolutely loved this book! This is a mix of a modern Cinderella and British monarchy story. This love story is swoon-worthy . . . you can’t stop reading!”—Books & Boys Book Blog

“With a sweet, sexy romance, a fantastic cast of characters and a plot that will keeps your eyes planted in this story, Marquita Valentine creates an excellent book with Royal Scandal.—JoJo The Bookaholic (five stars)

“Once again I am a total sucker for anything that is geared towards hopeless romantics.”—Book Plus Heart

“I love Marquita’s work and look forward to her stories.”—FMR Book Grind

“Hot, funny, and emotional too, Royal Scandal is an absolutely wicked fantasy from the first page to the last. I’m in love with this story, the characters, and this world! Marquita Valentine perfectly captures the magic of romance and royalty.”—Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of the REAL series

“A rom-com of epic proportions! Don’t miss this book!”—New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips

“Marquita Valentine brings a new twist to Royal stories with a truly scandalous family. She writes from her heart to yours! Don't miss out on this fresh, wonderful romance.”—Jen Frederick, USA Today bestselling author

“Just have to say . . . sign me up for the royal family! This book totally rocked my world. Once I started, I couldn’t put it down.”New York Times bestselling author Nicole Edwards

“Royally engaging. Loved Prince Colin and the love he had for the princess of his heart—Della.”New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

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Publisher
Loveswept
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Published on
Jan 24, 2017
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9780399594748
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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A sheltered princess goes wild—and makes the best mistake of her life—when she falls for a roguish reporter in this fun, sexy romance from the bestselling author of Royal Scandal.

Online muckraker Brooks Walker has a reputation for exposing the political elite. Now he’s set his sights on the Sinclair siblings, who’ve been embroiled in their fair share of drama ever since their exile to North Carolina. But Brooks has never been afraid to get his hands dirty—until he meets a royal wallflower at a charity ball who makes him reconsider everything. Is Brooks feeling guilty because he knows all the sordid details of her family’s history? Or because he’s putting their relationship first, before his journalistic integrity?

As the “spare” twin, Princess Charlotte has always been the responsible one. So when her sister finally agrees to fulfill her duty as queen, Charlotte gives herself permission to break a few rules by flirting with the very off-limits CEO of Walker Media. Brooks is the worst sort of man to start an affair with, but Charlotte just can’t help it. The trouble is, since she’s no good at playing games, soon she’s tiara over heels in love. And when Brooks comes clean, Charlotte must decide whether his confession is worth a royal pardon.

Praise for Royal Affair

“The perfect princess story for readers who love a strong heroine and a wonderfully written novel!”—Sarah Robinson, author of the Kavanagh Legends series

“Sexy, quirky, and fun! This book had me intrigued from the very beginning. Marquita Valentine gives us a forbidden romance that overcomes all odds, giving us off-the-charts chemistry that’ll melt your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover

“A princess that needs rescuing, and a villain that needs to become her knight. A match made in heaven. Addictive series!”—New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

“For those who love the royalty read such as myself, I definitely recommend Royal Affair.”—Harlequin Junkie

“Royal Affair is light and fun! While it can be read as a stand-alone, it would help you understand this family.”—The Book Disciple

“This book was just so refreshing! And that cover, I don’t know why, but I absolutely love the covers for this series! I really can’t wait for the next book in the series, as the whole Sinclair family is entertaining and rather quite delightful.”—Obsessive Book Nerd

“One of my favorite themes to read about is Royalty and Cinderella type tales. Royal Affair by Marquita Valentine was refreshing in a way as it still followed suit but [with] a gender reversal.”—The Phantom Paragrapher

“Marquita Valentine has never stopped surprising me with how good each new book of hers is.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

“Oh man, what fun this book was!”—Addicted to Romance

Praise for the novels of Marquita Valentine

“Take the Fall is a sexy, emotional, heartfelt read. I adored this book and can’t wait for the next!”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

“Crackling with tension, intrigue, and romance, this story has it all. Your heart will pound, you’ll laugh, you’ll feel, and you’ll definitely swoon.”—New York Times bestselling author Katy Evans, on When We Fall

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Wedding bells are ringing—and tempers are flaring—as the Take the Fall series continues in this sweet, sexy novel from the bestselling author of After We Fall (“This beautiful story kept me transfixed until the very end.”—Krista Lakes).

As a hardworking, hard-partying firefighter, Hayden Walker values his career and his freedom. But as the eldest son of a U.S. senator, he agreed long ago to follow in his father’s footsteps and run for office, and that means settling down and marrying the picture-perfect wife. Hayden just isn’t ready for that sort of commitment . . . not with women like beautiful, curvy Saylor Dean—the naughty bridesmaid he recognizes the morning after his buddy’s wedding—tempting Hayden to stay single forever.

The unwanted love child of a well-known politician, Saylor has always felt isolated and alone, her only solace the animal shelter she runs in Forrestville. Then she meets Hayden at her best friend’s wedding. During their impulsive and unforgettable night together, Saylor feels desired like never before—only to wake up and find that Hayden doesn’t remember his drunken proposal, or their hasty marriage, or her. But when the truth comes out, Saylor finds it’s a lot harder to fall out of love than in love.

Praise for Hard to Fall

“Marquita Valentine strikes gold with relatable and quirky characters in Hard to Fall. She will have you fanning yourself and then reaching for the tissues as you cry from laughter. Hard to Fall is a fun read, full of steam and drool-worthy moments. How can you not fall in love with an alpha male who fights fires? Yum!”—Meghan Quinn, author of Stroked

“Five sweet and steamy stars! With quirky yet relatable characters, a sexy love story, and a compelling plot that keeps you entertained the entire way through, Marquita Valentine has done it again!”—Stacey Lynn, author of the Fireside series

“Sweet and quirky heroine and a steamy hero tangled together in a complicated romance readers will root for!”—Caisey Quinn, author of the Neon Dreams series

“With a hot fireman hero and a funny heroine I could be BFFs with, Hard to Fall kept me grinning and swooning from beginning to end!”—USA Today bestselling author Cindi Madsen

“Hard to Fall pushed all my buttons in just the right way. Sweet, funny and best of all . . . so damn hot.”—New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett

“Hard to Fall combines family, friendships, and politics into an endearing, fun, and hot package.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I have loved every book in this series and Marquita Valentine has just added another winner! Five stars.”—Books Need TLC

“This story was amazing. . . . The twists and turns the story takes will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens. Another great book by Marquita Valentine.”—FMR Book Grind

“Yes, this is a story that hit its target, my heart! Five stars.”—The Book Fairy Reviews

“Hard to Fall was my fave out of the whole series, but the bigger picture is that the Take the Fall series is a series not to be missed. I only hope that [Marquita Valentine] will add some more in it because I really need more from these amazing heroes.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends

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He’s the boss. But she’s ready to take charge.

“Wonderfully witty and fresh, Bossed is a must-read for anyone who loves a sassy, modern heroine and an in-charge alpha hero.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Jenny: Job interviews are a bitch under the best of circumstances, but when your potential boss is the world’s biggest prick, that’s when you should simply walk away. It’s just that I need this job so badly—and I’m mesmerized by Ethan Mason’s piercing gaze. Men like him aren’t supposed to exist in real life. But under the tailored suits and GQ looks, Ethan simmers with barely restrained ambition. And no matter how hard I work to fight the attraction, I’m going to get burned.

Ethan: You don’t become a top agent without learning how to close a deal. I always get what—or who—I want, by staying cool and in command. Then Jenny Jackson walks into my office with her lush curves and “screw you” attitude and blows away my intentions of keeping things professional. All I can think about is exploring the perfect body hidden beneath those conservative clothes or shutting her saucy mouth with one hot kiss. Jenny’s worth breaking the rules over—if I can convince her to break the rules for me.

Bossed is sexy. And by that, we mean sexy. Like 18+ sexy. This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Praise for Bossed

“The sexy banter in this book is over-the-top! Great story, lots of feels, and so much sexy! Sloane Howell brings the heat and heart.”—USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt

“Sexy, smart, funny and full of heartfelt emotion, Bossed will keep you laughing and swooning to the very last page.”—New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting

“Bossed is a sexy battle of wills. Sloane Howell created a fun workplace romance that will entertain you with great banter and interfering friends. Mr. Howell featured interesting secondary characters and strong relationships. Fans of Jenna Bayley-Burke and Lorelei James will enjoy Bossed.”—Harlequin Junkie

“I must confess, this is the first book I’ve read by Sloane Howell but it will definitely not be the last.”—Book Reviews—janisf & leisha

“Freaking incredible! Sloane Howell makes you become part of the story. It is crazy awesome. . . . Congratulations, Sloane Howell, on exceeding my expectations and throwing me one wicked-ass curveball.”—Cecily’s Book Review (five stars)

“Bossed was as close to contemporary romance perfection as it could get. It was witty, sexy and had just the right amount of drama. It even made me tear up a bit. It’s one of the best office romances I’ve read in a while.”—A Novel Glimpse (five stars)

“Such a fun read. I really enjoyed Bossed, a lighthearted office romance with a bossy alpha and a take-no-sh*t heroine.”—Best Book Boyfriends 

“I was thoroughly addicted, and could not put it down. A definite must-read!”—FMR Book Grind (five stars)

“Loved this book! This was a fantastic quick-and-easy read for me. I literally devoured it in a matter of hours. From the get-go I was hooked.”—BookSmacked

“Totally loved this one. Pulled you right in with all the sarcastic banter in Chapter 1 all the way through to the amazing heart-melting ending.”—Island of Reading
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