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Samantha Rousseau is used to getting her hands dirty. Working on a master's degree in wildlife biology while helping take care of her sick father, she has no time for celebrity gossip, designer clothes, or lazy vacations. So when a duchess from the small country of Lilaria invites her to dinner, Samantha assumes it's to discuss a donation for the program. The truth will change the course of her life in ways she never dreamed....

As crown prince of Lilaria, Alex D'Lynsal has had his share of scandalous headlines, but the latest pictures in the press have sent him packing to America and forced him to swear off women. That is until he meets Samantha Rousseau. She's stubborn, feisty, and incredibly sexy. Not to mention heiress to an estate in his country, which makes her everyone's front-page news. While Sam tries to navigate her new world of politics and wealth, she will also have to dodge her growing feelings for Alex. Giving in to them means more than just falling in love; it would mean accepting the weight of an entire country on her shoulders.

©2013 Nichole Chase (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Suddenly an enjoyable listen!

Would you listen to Suddenly Royal again? Why?

I think I would perhaps in a few years if I were to forget the main plot lines and what not. I was in the mood to listen to a Royal Romance and I'm sure I will be in the mood again down the line.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I think what was most interesting to me was how Sam dealt with everything. She wasn't overly estatic about her new situation nor did she entirely hate it. She had a real human reaction to be told that she was of royal decent. That truly made the whole story for me. I certainly related to her and her choices. I thought that the whole arch with her father was a bit lack luster and cliche but I understand what the author was trying to bring to the table.

What does Caitlin Davies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I loved how she had very distinct voices for everyone and she brought a life to the story that I don't think I would have had if I had just been reading it. Her reactions and tone were very beleiveable and during some of the hotter scenes I could totally tell she was getting into it. Which honestly was fun, it's always nice when and author is enjoying what they are reading.

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Adorable.

Loved it. So much fun. She was plucky and he was gallant. Perfect rom com.

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Recommended

Surprisingly good. This story while it sounded intriguing, for me it had two really bad strikes going in. First was it is NA, the last several I had read or listened to were so melodramatic they totally turned me off. The other strike was, it is told in first person narrative. While this bugged me at first, I was soon caught up in the story and didn't much care any more.

I can tell, this is one I'll need to come back to again and again.

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Easy Listen

The story is a cute and happy. It’s a good book to have going on in the background and it reminded me of the movie Princess Diaries.

The Narrator did an amazing job at bringing the story to life and enhancing the story.

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Suddenly royal

This book you want to read you will smile and cry. Great story and wonderful leading actors

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Princess Diaries for Grownups

Very enjoyable story, with relateble (not being royal of course) characters. The performance was great with different accents!

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Fun romance

I rarely care for royalty type stories, but this one looked fun and it was. Sam is a snarky, hard working, intelligent woman working on her graduate program when she is told that her mom came from royalty. She is disbelieving and has to be convinced to go for a visit even after the media makes her life hellish.

The narrator did a lovely job switching accents and including Sam's sarcasm and wit.

Plan to look for another book by Nichole Chase after listening to this book.

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Cute Story!!

What a nice Rom Com. I really needed a sweet feel good easy book, and this was it. The writing was good. I’m absolutely going to read other books by her! The narrator was excellent.

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Great fun series

This first book of the series is fun and gets you hooked on the other characters makes you want to keep listening, I’m on the third book and will be sorry when there is not another to go to.

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good story

very cute story although she did and amazing job with the female voice the male voice was lacking with they had two readers one male one female