• The Royals Next Door

  • By: Karina Halle
  • Narrated by: Cassandra York
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (289 ratings)

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The Royals Next Door

By: Karina Halle
Narrated by: Cassandra York
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Publisher's Summary

One of PopSugar's Top Summer Reads of 2021!

An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times best-selling author Karina Halle.

Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day - avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She has a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who lives with mental illness, avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town, and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider. 

And she's happy with how things are - really - until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she's a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person's fairy tale is an ordinary woman's nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison's no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who's sworn off attachments into believing in white knights.

But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island, she'll need more than Harrison's strong arms to shield her - she'll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they're willing to give up for a chance at their own happily-ever-after.

©2021 Karina Halle (P)2021 Penguin Audio
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

Critic Reviews

"Karina Halle always charms.” (Christina Lauren, New York Times best-selling author)

"Prepare to fall hard for The Royals Next Door." (PopSugar) 

"A romance brimming with tension and fun, while putting mental health and trauma recovery at its center." (Library Journal

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Not for me.

Not a fan of the sex scenes. I failed to check on this before purchasing.

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just ok

The story rambled in the beginning and then went straight from light romance to extremely sexually graphic. It was just a bit more than expected.
The narrator wasn't bad but I did increase the pace to 2x normal speed so that the pauses and in-between sentences weren't to annoying.

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OK

This is a quick and easy read. Nothing major happens, but its sweet and fun.
Narration is done well. There just wasn't anything that wowed me. But still, not a bad read.

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Funny, Entertaining, & Romantic

I’ve been on a book slump and this is just what I needed to get over it. So cute. Loved every minute!

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Narrator is awful

The narrator has such an annoying voice I can’t finish the story. To be fair, the plot overall feels corny and awkward and probably isn’t great BUT I think the narrator makes it worse. I do not recommend.

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Cheesy - Anticlimactic

The story overall was just cheesy. I couldn’t get behind it all that much. It started off pretty promising, but increasingly got worse. Additionally, the performance for a fake British accent was cringeworthy - please don’t have a female do a British male voice. It’s already bad when a female does a regular male voice.

3/5 not mad I read it, but wouldn’t recommend either

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Nice, Light read

Love the narrator. She did a great job with the different voices. The book is a nice, easy read.

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Perfect Romance

Just what I needed! This was a sweet read that I devoured. I absolutely loved this book!

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Great listen

Thoroughly enjoyable!
Great narration!
Easy to get into the characters and pitfalls and joys
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This “smutt” is so good!

I felt like I had the teenage girl crush feelings, but in an adult setting I could relate to! My only complaints is that it was all over to soon! I absolutely LOVED listening to this!!! Fantastic narration and story!