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New York Times best-selling author Emma Chase returns with a sweet and sexy stand-alone in the Royally Series.   

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a queen - the first queen of Wessco.  

It’s a big deal.  

When she’s crowned at just 19, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident, and cunning.  

What she isn’t...is married.  

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want. Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man - particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.  

Even queens. Especially them.

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer - climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants - until family devotion brings him home.  

And a sacred promise keeps him there.  

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little queen is intriguing, infuriating...and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad - or become his greatest adventure. 

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace - mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.  

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.  

This is theirs.

©2018 Emma Chase (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Sara
  • Vermont
  • 10-27-18

A story of royal love!

Woah... I mean... this was fabulous!! I love romance books but this was one of the most romantic books ever!! Like Lenora said, swooning is real, and I did it through this entire story!! This story of love built on so much tragedy is breathtaking. The characters are so strong and they seem so real. Emma Chase wrote an uniquely creative story that pulled me and captured my heart and my full interest!

These narrators, Shane East and Andi Arndt gave a standing ovation type of performance. I loved, like super duper hard Andi’s accent. They both convey emotion and feeling so thoroughly that you feel invested in this story!

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It is a great story. It just wasn't for me.

3.5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!

This review is absolutely killing me. I love Emma Chase and, up until now, have loved everything I have read by her. I know I'm in the minority here judging by my brief scan through ratings but this just was for me. The first several chapters just seemed to drag for me. It took me 3 days just to get to chapter 6. Anyone who knows me, knows that is unheard of. I will usually devour just as many books in as many days. Not the case with this one though.
Once the storyline picked up, I just couldn't get into it. I did love getting Lenora and Edward's story but honestly, I'm not into historical romances and I think that was part of my problem. Don't get me wrong, this is just my opinion on the story so don't feel as if I'm swaying you to not read it. I just don't do HR. It's not my jam.
Lenora and Edward's story was a beautiful one and if you have followed the series you know what the present is like for Lenore.
Historical romance may not be my jam but don't let my feelings deter you from reading this. It is a great story. It just wasn't for me.
Update: So I've still been stewing over this and why this didn't work for me. I think I have my hangup figured out. It was the dirty talk. It made me think, "Did they even talk like that back then?" It kinda felt a little "dinosaur love-ish". Then that led to me questioning things about my grandparents and that's just something that I do not need to know nor want to know. I guess I skeeved myself out thus not letting myself enjoy the beautiful story that this was. And it was a beautiful story when you take out the sexy times. If I would have skipped over those parts, I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more.

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The Story I Didn't Know I Needed!

Royally Yours (Royally Series #4) by Emma Chase
Narrated by Shane East and Andi Arndt
Complete Standalone Prequel to the Royally Series. Royal Romance, Light Historical, Light RomCom

"Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story. This is ours."

Emma Chase has been a favorite author of mine for years, and she’s one of the rare ones whose books I will buy without reading the blurb. Since I loved the Royally series, of course I was so excited for Royally Yours, but I had no idea it was a series prequel about Queen Lenora! Royally Yours can absolutely be read on its own because it begins over 60 years before the other stories. If you have read the Royally Series you know all about the tough Queen Lenora, and getting to see how she became the ruler and grandmother she is now was more wonderful than I would have ever expected.

Being that the Wessco monarchy is very old fashioned even now, this story takes place in the 1950s and feels like a timeless historical. In other words, the story itself felt like it could take place any time, and since it was told in first person rather than third, it didn’t have the traditional historical feel.

"No woman is born a Queen, no matter the title attached to her name at birth. Kings are crowned. But queens.. queens rise. … And then…they reign."

Princess Lenora was born and bred to be Queen, and even as a little girl, she took the obligation to her people and her position very seriously. When she is thrust into the position as the first ruling Queen of Wessco at only 19, she was ready. Unfortunately, the Council was not ready for an unmarried queen. Responsible queen that she is, Lenora realizes that the only way she can accomplish anything with the council and her people is to reluctantly agree to marry. The prospects are grim though, until her best friend’s brother, Duke Edward, agrees to marry this beautiful woman who fascinates him.

"G-d dam*, how I want her. Not even in my wildest, most selfish adolescent days did I want to take and take a woman like I want to take her.
Wild and hard, lazy and long."

While this is an epic romance, it’s also the story of Lenora and her ascension to the throne. Her story is heartbreaking at times. She has lived a very lonely existence, and I shed more than a few tears while reading Royally Yours. It gives so much insight into the Queen Lenora of the future that we read about in the previous books. But when Edward enters her life, the adventurer she used to crush on from letters to his brother gave Lenora everything she needed.

I loved how Edward was all man, yet he had no problem being ruled by his wife. He was everything a partner should be and seeing Lenora as a happy, sexy, witty, fierce and independent woman was an absolute treasure. Though their romance didn’t commence until later in the book, that was OK with me, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the story about Lenora that came first.

"Won’t you miss it? Won’t you miss the freedom, the adventure?"
I chuckle and shake my head, because she still doesn’t understand. I put my hand over hers.
“Making a life with you will be my greatest adventure, Lenora.”

Likes:
•Historical that even non-historical readers will love.
•First person.
•We really got to understand Queen Lenora. Her heart is pure, and her desire to rule the people she loves fairly are everything to her.
•The slow burn.
•There was a lot more emotion than I expected.
•Edward could not have been more perfect for her. I loved how he had no issues with his masculinity given the fact that his wife is the supreme ruler.
•She was fierce and headstrong, yet dignified and smart. She knew she had to make concessions to rule how she wants.
•I love that this can be read before or after the series.

Dislikes:
•The cover. The cover itself is nice, but this is so much Queen Lenora’s story! There should have been the queen, or an object on the cover. A shirtless man kind of cheapens the story in this case.

The Narration:
At first, I had a hard time with Andi Arndt (who is so familiar to me), doing a fake accent even though she did it well. Though I got used to it, I would have preferred someone with a real accent that I never even heard of. The male narration was excellent, and all- in-all, I think the narration added to my love for the book.

The Down & Dirty:
I think Royally Yours by Emma Chase is my favorite of the Royally Series. It can easily stand alone since it takes place 40+ years before the other books. I loved how fierce and independent the Queen was, but we also got to see first hand why she is a bit cold in the future. She has lived a lonely, extremely sheltered existence, and meeting the dashing, adventurous Edward could not have been better for her. I loved how this was very much Queen Lenora’s story, but it was also a sexy, swoony and funny romance. Bravo Emma Chase, it’s another 5-star favorite!

Rating: 5 Stars, 4 Heat, 4.5 Narration

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Fabulous!

Loved hearing Lenora and Edward’s story. I truly enjoyed how they met, fell in love and lives their lives together.

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Regally perfect

Royally Yours is Book 4 of The Royally Series, but it’s actually the expertly woven prequel to book 1. Emma takes you back to Queen Lenora’s younger years. The heartbreak, the love, the reigning, and the beginning of her perfect family...it’s all there. Lenny & her prince are regally swoon-worthy in every way. I devoured this book in one sitting. Andy Arndt and Shane East are impeccable as always. I’ll be listening to this one over and over. 5+ STARS!!!

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👑👑👑👑👑

Going into this book I had no clue what era I’d be reading about but after the first paragraph it didn’t matter. This author tells a tale that enraptures you from the start. I was definitely on a roller coaster of emotions while watching Princess Lenora grow into the beloved queen she came to be. This author broke my fat little heart but sent Edward in to fix it, and fix it he did. I love the power these two had over each other and with each other. I would love to see this story on the big screen and that’s saying a lot because I usually don’t like movies from this time period but this author made me love it so much. If you haven’t read the series then go and do it now!!!

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5 Million Stars for the Queen and her Prince

Royally Yours is the most amazing book ever!! I love Queen Lenora and her Prince, Edward. They make the perfect royal couple. Repeating their story now with the audiobook makes me love them even more. My favorite part is the honeymoon!! It was romantic and sexy and everything. Andi and Shane did an amazing job with Royally Yours. Perfect companion.
100% recommended.

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A love story for the ages

"Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story. This is ours."

I have been anxiously awaiting Lenora's story and it did not disappoint. Emma is my go to, one click author and the Royally Series is in my top series of LIFE! Smart, funny sexy writing. Just love it! Plus she always has THE BEST narrators. Shane East who is always, fantastic, is the perfect Edward and Andi did Lenora proud. I was thoroughly engulfed in this listen and can't wait to listen again.

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Absolutely wonderful

I have always enjoyed the Royal series and this one doesn’t disappoint. The fact that you know what the future brings for this couple only makes it even more poignant. What a beautiful love story. The thought of Lenora speaking to Edwards painting now brings tears to my eyes. Great narration too. ❤️❤️

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GREAT

I was surprised how much I loved this story. It ended being my favorite. The narrators keep the story very much alive. Wonderful narration. Can’t wait to hear Thomas’s story and then all those grandchildren 😄. Always a great story teller. I am a big fan Emma 👍

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  • Kaye
  • 11-05-18

Very slow starter

The beginning of this book was hard for me. I had to force myself to keep reading. At chapter 8 the story picked up and I enjoyed it immensely from then on. I think it took too long to meet Edward. Once we did the story picked up.