XOXperts Review: Royally Wed (The Royals #3) by Teri Wilson
Title: Royally Wed
Series: The Royals, #3
Author: Teri Wilson
Release Date: November 13, 2017
Publisher: Pocket Star
Source: XOXO After Dark
Teri Wilson’s Royals series returns with this charming and witty retelling of the timeless classic MGM film Royal Wedding starring Fred Astaire.
When Asher Reed, an American classical musician, is hired as a last minute replacement to perform at the royal wedding of Princess Amelia in Great Britain, he’s hoping he can shake his recent bout with performance anxiety long enough to get through the festivities and get his career back on track. Little does he know that his life is about to change forever.
As a guest of Buckingham Palace, he knows he has no business even speaking to the princess, but he’s completely awed by her beauty and more than a little intrigued by her rebellious spirit. Still, he definitely knows he has no business kissing her silly at the fitting of her wedding gown. He’s there to perform, not cause a royal scandal. But when he stumbles upon her groom’s appalling secret, the fate of the princess and the British Crown suddenly rest squarely in his cello-playing hands....
With Teri Wilson’s signature “endearingly charming and delightfully sizzling” (USA TODAY bestselling author Nina Bocci) prose, Royally Wed is a delightful whirlwind romance that will leave you breathless and have you out of your seat for a standing ovation.
This is the third book in the series, but fortunately it can be read as a standalone. I loved the sound of the synopsis and of course, I’m always down for a story set in the UK. Now, I’m not at all familiar with the original story that this book is being retold from, and I like that I was able to go in with fresh eyes. A romance blossoms between a royal woman and common man, a classical musician, but average nonetheless. As you can imagine, they have a bundle of obstacles to overcome but they believe in each other enough to stick it out. Asher and Amelia have an instantaneous connection that’s quite palpable. That being said, it was a bit too quick for my taste. I definitely would’ve liked to have seen more flirting and banter from them before coming together.
The characters had good development from start to finish, and both were surprisingly, very relatable. ROYALLY WED was predictable, but an absolutely adorable and charming read!