Georgina, Princess of Wales, has always known her destiny, but she never expected duty to call so soon. When her father dies suddenly, she is called back from her Royal Navy post to assume the crown. While the people acclaim their new Queen, Great Britain's first openly gay monarch, all George feels is the isolation of her station.
Beatrice Elliot's staunch anti-monarchist views have always been a point of gentle contention with her working class, royalty-loving parents. When Bea, director of a hospice charity, must spend six months working with Queen Georgina, her charity's new patron, sparks fly and passion blooms. But is love enough to bridge the gap between Bethnal Green and Buckingham Palace?
©2015 Jenny Frame (P)2016 Bold Strokes Books Inc
This one has potential--huge potential--to be a classic in the genre. The premise is old, but wonderfully done. The characters are immediately lovable, even the minor ones (although the voice of Georgie is all wrong--the rest of the narration is brilliant). All are fleshed out superbly. The details of royal life are charming and enlightening. I was completely wrapped in this story--right up until THAT point. You will know it when you get there. It just seemed out of character and thrown in for no reason at a point in the story that called for a different tack. I plodded past that, disappointed, but invested enough to see how it would all turn out. I thoroughly enjoyed the overall book, despite some clunky bits here and there, and I would recommend.
fantastic story and a great narrator. stands out above other stories I've read about royals. this is one I'll listen to more than once.
The narrator was really great. The story moved quickly and flowed well.
George of course. Jenny Frame writes butch characters very well.
Beatrice I think. She did very well with all of them though.
Beatrice, she was very kind, and driven.
i never been to England nor do i know much bout their culture, traditions etc but this book made me feel like was there. a definite wish that may never come true but i love thats its outside the box.... i love the sex scenario when there were infront of the fire... when Bee submitted to George.... Awesome Sauce!!!!! Great book all together. would love to have more like it.... ob and inteliflesh BRILLIANT
This is a decent little romance novel. I was a little disappointed with the use of a strap-on. Otherwise this was a typical romance novel and stands up well against others in the genre.
Jenny Frame spends a wonderful amount of time painting scenes with costume, history and character building. The characters (although at times too wonderful to be true) feel tangible and real and it is a joy to follow them on the journey.
Lesley Parkin, the narrator, has equally done a great job at voicing so many different characters with unique accents and speech patterns that you could pick each out of a crowd without the textual context.
I first read the book and it was a fun fairytale. What makes the audio better is the audio narrator excellent job. I would love to read and listen to a sequel or a short series. You want to know what happens to Julius, Theodore, does Cammi get her girl and what adventures will the Queens take next? Will they have an heir to the throne?
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Wonderful telling of two different cultural cash between Georgina and Bea. Almost like Haves and Haves Not comparison. Each believing they are in the rights way of thinking. Of course, a cash of ideas and views.
It is hard to just pick one favorite character! I have to lean to George. I can really feel how much she wants her freedom. But her strong duty to her family and country, she is locked into a "gilded cage" (see cover of book).
Leslay Parkin did bring out different characters to live! I never felt over exaggeration in accents. She does bring a great pace and live into storytelling.
I wish I could. But 13 hours long it's hard to do so.
If you love great romance stories. Especially princess trying to win her princess!You won't be sorry to listening to A Royal Romance!!
Not a terrible story but the narration ... Wow. Just wow. She made everyone sound like they were slightly autistic. Completely monotone throughout. No emotion displayed even when emotion was completely necessary. Very odd to listen to and I think if I was reading this book and could hear the voices in my head I would have actually enjoyed it far more. I definitely won't be getting any more books with this narrator.
Used 2 x speed to listen. The narrator spoils the story. But persevere it's a gem of a story in the line of Mills and Boons romances
I love this story I have it on kindle and paperback and I was really looking forward for the audio version.
the only way I could listen to this was to speed up the narration to X1.20. The narrator seemed incapable of any form of emotion.
"Loved the story and the narrator!"
I read this book and fell in love with the characters. On a whim, I gave the Audiobook a try and discovered it was a gem thanks to the talented narrator.
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