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Genesis Kelley didn’t just get her heart broken. The aspiring veterinarian had it crushed in front of millions of viewers on the dating reality show Marry Me. Now, just as she’s getting her life and dignity back together, her royal heartbreaker, Prince Rafael of Monterra, has landed in Frog Hollow, Iowa. And he’s renting out her aunt’s guest cottage.
Deceiving TV audiences for his brother’s sake cost Rafe the girl of his dreams. But he’s going to fix it, even if it means moving from his mountain-kingdom home to small-town Iowa. A prince doesn’t give up on his rightful princess—especially once he realizes Genesis is in deeper danger than she knows.
Between fixing her truck, whisking her off to Monterra for a whirlwind date, and charming the entire town, Rafe is thawing the ice around Genesis’s heart. Will it be enough to earn back her trust, protect her from her past—and sweep her into a real-life fairy tale?
I was drawn to Royal Games by the reality show aspect. (There you have it, I’m a reality show junkie!) But I was pleasantly surprised by this fun, fast paced book! (And I went back and read book one immediately after finishing – which I would recommend doing BEFORE… )
Genesis is a pretty amazing character, Sariah Wilson did an amazing job of creating a strong-willed female lead! (And toss in her history with a cult? I’m beyond fascinated by this girl!) And Rafe? **SWOON** who doesn’t want a prince of their own??
While a huge part of the story is a stretch (the whole escaped from a cult, starred on reality tv where I dumped the bachelor before the final rose bit) the characters were so great that I fell in love from page one! And Rafe’s unwavering devotion was adorable. (My favorite scene involved a bachelor auction to raise money for a new roof, and Rafe was priceless there!)
If you’re looking for a sweet contemporary romance with a twist of adventure? Then Royal Games is for you!