R.S. Grey is an author I go to for romantic comedies and I was really excited when she announced her newest books. His Royal Highness is out now and I really enjoyed it. If you’ve ever wanted to be a Disney Princess this book is definitely for you!
A big thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to read and review.
I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.
But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.
It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.
Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.
I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.
I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.
He’s just biding his time.
Making me sweat.
His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.
And he wants me.
“I love love. The butterflies, the hopeful promise of what tomorrow might bring.”
Like a lot of girls, I definitely dreamed about being a princess when I was younger. His Royal Highness showed me that it was possible. I love that the author took us to a place filled with fairytales and where dreams come true. It was so much fun to read what happens behind the scenes.
Whitney didn’t have an easy childhood and she found her escape in the world of fairy tales. When she had a chance to work at this park and play a princess, that sounded like a dream come true. She really found a family at this park and is happy where she is. Whitney can’t imagine doing anything else.
Derek is the heir to this park and after being away in London for a few years, he never imagined to see the firl he was a mentor for years ago (you have to read this book, because these events are so much fun to read). He’s the type that keeps on working, so much so, that he doesn’t always sleep. Playing a fairytale prince doesn’t really seem to be his ideal job, but he takes on the challenge when he sees Whitney again.
His Royal Highness is such a fun story with so many laugh out loud moments. It’s a slow burn romance, but at just the right pace. I loved that the author also taking us back years before when everything happened. It really helped me understand everything and it fit this story. I’m not going to make this review too long, because His Royal Highness is really a book you need to just read for yourself.
My favorite thing in this book has to be the grandfather, Cal. For an older gentleman he’s so much fun and definitely had a plan up his sleeve. And believe me when I say the epilogue will melt your heart even more. R.S. Grey did an amazing job with this book and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
His Royal Highness really left a smile on my face!! I guess being a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, haha. I can’t wait to see what this author does next. What’s your favorite romantic comedy?