Royal Sucker: An Almost Royal Romance

· Break of Dawn Press
3 reviews

About this ebook

If your Prince Charming seems too good to be true…

Fairy-tale author Callista Larson is addicted to bad boys. It doesn’t matter that every good-looking, sweet-talking one of them has stomped on her heart. The second she sees that dangerous smile and troubled gaze, she’s hooked. Until now. Her engagement to a genuinely kind, mature man (who also happens to be a handsome, wealthy prince) is the perfect opportunity to kick her unhealthy habit and find her happily ever after. 

…you might have to write your own happily ever after.

Then Calli finds out her perfect prince is gay and his country is on the verge of civil war. Goodbye happily ever after. Hello running for her life. At least she’s not alone. Her bad-boy bodyguard—former Marine Owen McCadden—is determined to keep her safe. Years of heartbreak tell her not to fall for his smoldering, you’re-the-only-one-who-can-heal-my-pain gaze, but it’s hard to ignore the way he puts his life on the line to protect her. Calli doesn’t want to make another big mistake. But if she can stop the civil war and show Owen she wants to be his partner, not his responsibility, this bad boy might be the key to her own happy ending.

If you like sexy, good-at-heart bad boys, princesses who know how to rescue themselves, and romances that make you laugh, you’ll love Royal Sucker. Buy a copy today, and get swept away to happily ever after.

Like all books in the Almost Royal contemporary romance series, Royal Sucker is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Recommended for readers 18 and older.

3 reviews
Sheila Schoenauer
November 25, 2018
What an interesting read! This book isn't a straight out insta-love or slow burn love book. This is a love story that almost doesn't happen within a story. This is about finding your safe secure place to be happy, even if it means giving up your happily ever after with prince charming. In the end it's about finding yourself first. Calli and Owen weren't even on each other's radar. Calli was a job to Owen. He didn't want anything but quiet solitude. Calli was a naive dreamer. She fell in love with Edward long distance and was willing to move to another country to be with him (though she did also have another reason for wanting to move to Andera). Calli and Owen weren't meant to fall in love. They weren't meant to make each other better. But they did. These two were quite the pair. Owen was anti-relationship and Calli was always in a relationship; always meeting someone, falling in love, and having her heart broken. I loved Calli's strength and her willingness to help Edward, while sacrificing so much at the same time. I wasn't so sure about Owen but I did end up loving him by the end of the book. He really helped redeem himself and become a better Owen. I honestly loved this book and the craziness in it. I did feel that the beginning was a little drawn out but as the story progressed it got better and better. I also enjoyed catching up with some of characters I read in past stories. I'm curious about Edward's story and looking forward to seeing him get his HEA.
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Caro Vallin
November 22, 2018
Calli was a fun character to read. She was the right blend of naive and independent to make her relatable and likable.
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January 12, 2019
Comes up under search gay romance!
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About the author

Though she was always an avid reader, Ava Blackstone didn’t discover her love for writing until she’d obtained her PhD in chemistry. As an alternative to the structured world of science, and with a little motivation from her husband, she began writing romance novels. Now she can’t imagine doing anything else.

Ava is a winner and two-time finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart® contest and has five short romance stories published in Woman’s World magazine. You can find her on the web at:

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