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Royals: 08/04/19

Genesis Begins Agains

Royals by Rachel Hawkins is a YA rom-com set Scotland. To enjoy it, one needs to just accept that it's an alternate timeline where Scotland is a separate entity from the UK and still has its own royal family with the Palace of Holyroodhouse (or Holyrood Castle as it's called in this book) as their home. It could also be a near future setting if Scotland ever does manage to get the votes for independence. Anyway, I digress.

Daisy and her family live in Florida. She works at a grocery store with strict rules of no touching and no hugging. Her sister, meanwhile, has fallen in love with and become engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. With the wedding coming up, the family is flown to Scotland.

In Scotland, Daisy is paired with Miles, a man who is supposed to teach her the ins and outs of royal etiquette. But she's jet lagged and way over her head. She keeps making mistakes and making headlines for the tabloids.

Meanwhile, the younger brother of the Crown Prince is a piece of work. He's spoiled. He has a reputation for being a party animal. He owns his own speakeasy style club. He seems hell bent on dragging Daisy into his world for better or worse.

It's a series of interconnected silly situations. It was a fun read for a weekend when I had nothing going on. The sequel, Her Royal Highness came out earlier this year and is on my to be read shelf.

Five stars

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