{2017 Favorite} Review | Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Title: Royally Matched
Series: Royally, #2
Author: Emma Chase
Published Date: Feb. 21, 2017
Pages: 275
Format: eARC
Source: via InkSlinger PR

Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry Charles Albert Edgar Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap. 

 He’s not handling it well. 

 Hoping to force her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora goes on a much-needed safari holiday—and when the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own: 

 Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition. 

 A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world's most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart. 

 While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye. 

 The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit…and her naughty sense of humor. 

 But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight. 

 As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.      

Royally Matched was everything I wanted and more. 
A love story with humor, drama, and sex! This book will satisfy your royal appetite.

Royally Matched is a standalone novel within the Royally series. So for those who have read the first book in the series, you got to see Henry’s older brother’s story which eventually led to Henry acquiring the throne. After his brother abdicated his role as future King of Wessco, Henry was forced to part with his wild, partying ways. Fun is off the table now, and in its place sits a stack of legal reforms and proposals that he needs to inform himself with, and prepare to become king.

You can take the prince out of the wild, but you can’t take the wild out of the prince. Unbeknownst to the Queen, Henry signs on to a reality show that is set to find his future queen. Yet the woman of his dreams stands behind the scenes.

The biggest reason (yes, even more so than Henry himself) that I loved and thoroughly enjoyed this novel was because of Sarah. She’s a character that we will all surely adore and relate too. A bookworm and librarian with a deep appreciation for literature. (Won’t be too hard to picture yourself as the heroine, right ladies?) She’s a well-rounded gal with intelligence and a sweet disposition. She has the power to “tame” the wild prince, but never changes him into someone unrecognizable. Together they stay true to themselves and honestly become better versions.

Henry had already charmed me in Royally Screwed, but wow did he steal my heart entirely. He shows a whole other side to him; a vulnerable man who can make smart decisions and potentially be a great king. His treatment of Sarah was swoon worthy beyond belief. He treated her like a queen!

The two had tremendous chemistry! Like Nicholas and Olivia’s story (Royally Screwed), Henry and Sarah’s story was the right amount of spicy and sweet. Their relationship seemed very organic and their feelings always felt genuine. I loved reading their moments together; whether they were being cute, sensual, or simply chatting about mundane things.

A few laugh-out-loud moments, several chuckles, and endless swoony sighs. There are very few times that I feel like re-reading a book immediately after finishing it, but it happened in this case. I just couldn’t get enough of these two! I HIGHLY recommend this book and series! Emma Chase really outdid herself.


I also listened to the audio version of this, which I’d recommend. Emma Chase always manages to get good narrators. This time around she rounded up Andi Arndt and Shane East. The latter sounding extremely sexy!

Andi is a spectacular narrator, my favorite female narrator, in fact, but her English accent needs quite a bit of work. There was also a character that was stated early on in the book to be American, but Arndt voiced her with a British accent. Nonetheless, the audiobook was a delightful listen. 

4.5 Kisses


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.