Okay, Karina Halle, WHERE DO I GET ONE?? And by one, I mean Harrison, the hero of her latest book. Just tell me! I need to know! If you haven’t read THE ROYALS NEXT DOOR, don’t expect a royal romance, it’s so much better! A romance between a romance podcaster heroine (okay, she’s an elementary school teacher too) and the royal BODYGUARD next door – we love to see it!
I have to admit, I could talk forever about bodyguard romances – they’re my kryptonite! But besides being a trope I love I think the reason this book shined was how wonderful the heroine is. She is smart and knows herself really well, she was honestly a joy to read. The way she took care of her mother touched me to the core.
For a few cons, the hero was a little two-dimensional – just a little. I mean it was hot and stoic and had a bit of a backstory, but I wanted a little more grit. Harrison was a grit tease. I also thought the book relied a little toooo much on a real-life royal couple and it got weird. It was like all the author did was change the names!
Overall, this was a charming, fun, romance with a few twists to keep it interesting and some steam to spice it up! I am looking forward to my next Karina Halle read.
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**