{Review & Excerpt} New Release | Royally Screwed by Emma Chase


Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals. 

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness”, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant—hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you. Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face. Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants. 
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be. There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately—the royals are far from accepting of this commoner. But to Olivia—Nicholas is worth it. 
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.


She’s even lovelier than I remembered, than I dreamed. Delicate midnight tendrils frame a face that belongs in a museum—with stunning dark sapphire eyes that should be commemorated in vibrant oils and soft watercolors.

If Helen launched a thousand ships, this girl could raise a thousand hard-ons. She’s prettily made, the top of her head coming only to my chin, but fantastically curvy. Great full tits that strain the buttons of a wrinkled white blouse, shapely hips in a black skirt tapering to a tiny waist I could wrap my hands around and toned legs encased in sheer black tights finish off the whole package very nicely. An unfamiliar anxiousness fizzes like soda in my gut.

“The door was open,” I explain.

“It’s broken.” Logan flicks at the lock. Security is his life, so a broken lock would annoy him like a puzzle with the final piece missing.

“What do you want?” She has no idea who I am. It’s in the defensive way she holds herself and the accusatory note in her voice. Some women try to pretend they don’t recognize me, but I can always tell. Her ignorance is rather…thrilling. There are no expectations, no hidden agendas, no reasons to pretend—what she sees is what she gets. And all she sees is me.

My throat is suddenly a barren wasteland. I swallow, but it’s difficult.

“Well, he’s desperate for some pie.” I hook my thumb at Simon. “And I…wanted to apologize for the other evening. I don’t normally act that way. I was on a bit of bender…”

“In my experience, people don’t do things when they’re drunk that they wouldn’t do normally.”

“No, you’re right. I would’ve thought all those things, but I never would’ve said them out loud.” I move closer, slowly. “And if I’d been sober…my opening bid would’ve been much higher.”

“She crosses her arms. “Are you trying to be cute?”

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”


Get ready to fall in love with His Royal Hotness!

Sexy, sweet, and witty. Just what Emma Chase does best!

Prince Nicholas gives Prince Charming a run for his money. He’s used to the flashing cameras and being in the public eye, and though it’s taxing for him, he’s well aware it’s a part of his life. He’s a deeply loyal guy with a big heart. He truly cares about his people which is of course so endearing. His confidence and charm are attractive, and that adds to his good looks. He’s grown up knowing that one day he’ll be the reigning King, and he’s learned to embrace it. But when he walks into a coffee shop, he begins to rethink his purpose in life.

Olivia is a sweet girl who works in her family-run coffee shop. In comparison to Nicholas, she’s a common girl who can’t live up to the standards of what the Prince needs. Her selfless, kind, and hard-working personality shines through and immediately enthralls him. Despite initially lacking any interest in the gorgeous, accented man, she can’t help succumbing to his charms. 

Nicholas is persistent and determined to have her when he sets eyes on her, and once he really gets to know her, he realizes there’s no way he can’t be with her. Their interactions gave way to some really great banter between them. These two had something beautiful and powerful together, and it was worth the obstacles they faced.

This standalone is a lovely, lighthearted romance with a perfect balance of drama and tension on all fronts. The supporting characters were important additions to the story and gave some nice prep for the next book. I enjoyed the character and plot development that evolved beautifully throughout the novel’s progression. There were also some surprising elements that worked well into this love story.

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.