His name is Royal, but he's no prince charming. He's not even a prince - though you could say I loved him once upon a time.
He was my older brother's best friend. Growing up, he sat at our dinner table every Sunday, teased me mercilessly, and pretended I annoyed him. When I was old enough, he took me on my first date.
Royal taught me how to drive. Escorted me to my junior prom. Gave me my first kiss...among other things. He was my first taste of toe-curling, all-consuming, can't-sleep love.
We had our whole lives ahead of us. There was never anyone else for me but him. And then he disappeared. No letter. No explanation. Not even a good-bye.
I've spent the last seven years trying in vain to forget my first love, but just when I think I've finally moved on, guess who's back in town?
©2016 Winter Renshaw (P)2016 Tantor
Just Another Audiobook Addict! Love listening to all types of romances, but occasionally need a good Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or a book with humor!
I enjoyed listening to Royal, and while it was predictable, both the story and narration were engaging, and held my attention.
Told for dual POV's Demi and Royal have know each other since they were young kids. Royal came from a dysfunctional home and was placed in foster care where he was fostered by Demi's family. As they matured from teenagers to young adults, they fell in love, and planned a future together. Then one night without warning Royal vanishes. Demi's father knew what happened to Royal, but refused to tell Demi why Royal left without even saying goodbye. Flash forward seven years, Demi is now engaged to one of the towns most influential men, and Royal has been secretly watching over Demi for years. When Demi's fiancé is in an accident, she finds her life in turmoil, and Royal comes to support Demi. Demi's hesitate to let Royal back in her life, and wants answers on why he left, but before Royal will discuss it, he wants Demi to get to know and trust him again, because what he needs to share is bad.
The narration was great. CJ Bloom and Eric London both delivered a fantastic performance, and made it easy to distinguish between the different characters.
Royal was a good story, and I'm giving it an overall rating of 4 stars. Had the plot, characters and sex scenes been a little more intense, I would have given the story five stars. The story's worth a credit; however, I love using my Kindle Unlimited membership and finding awesome Whispersync deals, and Royal was another one of those awesome finds!
This book had a good idea and I really enjoyed the speedy timeline BUT it skipped over some of what I thought would have been really important moments for the characters. Not the best book out there. Wouldn't waist a credit.
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
This book was well narrated had an interesting plot and a ending if you are not a miserable person(misery loves company) you will love. Oh yeah there is some sexy scenes👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
I love reading! You can find me at home at night with my face in a book or listening to books during the day while I deliver mail.
I love how Royal really just wants what is best for Demi, most of all he wants her to be happy.
I have listened to CJ Bloom before (she also performs as Carly Robins) and I like her. This was the first time I have listened to Eric London, but I would definitely listen to him again. Both of them gave a great performance.
This book starts off with snapshots from Demi and Royal's childhood, which gives you a good sense of the bond between them that starts from a young age. Things like Royal giving Demi her first kiss and teaching her how to drive. Royal is a foster child who is an honorary member of Demi's family, he spends Sunday dinners and holidays with them, he's fairly engrained even moving in with them when he ages out of the system. One night Royal gets a call and the next thing Demi is being told is that Royal is not coming back and she is never allowed to see him again. What happened? That's what Demi wants to know and she will have to wait years to get any answers.
I really enjoyed this audiobook, there are a bunch of revelations made throughout the book that keep it interesting. The chemistry between the two leads is strong and the sex scenes are great. I would recommend this book to people who love a great second chance love story or just romance in general.
The story was enjoyable and I liked the two main characters, Royal and Demi. But I'm still angry that Demi's parents didn't have to do some graveling to get back into Royal's good graces after his sister told the truth. Their abandonment of the young Royal was a far greater crime than the author addressed. I needed a few more paragraphs of the elder lawyer and his wife begging forgiveness.
Hi My name is Rae and i love to read and also a very shy person.
This book and audio was a keeper and I'm happy I got to read it and listen to it. it felt so real I was so in over with this book and the audio. I'm happy I took a chance and got this book with the audiobook. I laughed and Cried all at the same time and I love it. best book I every read. and the narrators were awesome they were on point with this book I could not ask for more
This book was a quick read. I thoutht the story was ok, but wished it was not so rushed in parts. Overall it was ok.
The male narrator was an abomination. They should have thought this through before having him do a horrible job at impersonating a female voice (Demi's voice). I felt like I was listening to an SNL skit. It's pretty distracting and it was hard to get into the storyline.
Enjoy romance, erotic, and YA
I enjoy books about childhood love and best friend's sister. Royal the love-struck romantic never gave up on Demi. Demi never understood why Royal never returned to her after an unexpected trip. Fast forward 7 years, and the real drama begins: so much angst, unexpected events, and sadness. I was disappointed with Demi's father. I'm glad this ended with HEA. Narrators were good. Worth my credit.
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