Book Reviews, Romance

A Royal Second Chance Summer – Viv Royce

Publication Date: June 22, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Romance
Pages: 150
Dates Read: June 29, 2020
Format: eARC provided by Publisher via NetGalley

GoodReads Synopsis

“Prince Nicolas is looking for a priceless royal heirloom. Trying to stay under the radar, he keeps that he’s a prince secret—especially from the cute antiques dealer he asks to help him. The longer it takes, the more time they get to spend together, though no matter how attracted he is to Lizzie, love is certainly not an option for the heir to the crown of Belfort.

Lizzie Cates fled her family’s new-found fame and fortune because life in the spotlight wasn’t for her. She loves her small town, where the most exciting thing on the schedule is the car parade for the Fourth of July. That’s just how she likes it, until Nicolas comes along. Lizzie finds herself falling for the caring man who craves the country and small-town life as much as she does.

Except Nicolas has a secret that will shatter both their dreams…”

My Review


A Royal Second Chance Summer was a sweet, but very predictable romance. I feel that this happens a lot to short books like this. 150 pages just isn’t quite adequate enough to really make a phenomenal and realistic story in my opinion. I liked our main characters Lizzie and Nicolas, but the dialogue and relationship between them was just a bit too cheesy for my liking and was too much like insta-love. A little disappointing since these weren’t teenage characters. However, the storyline was intriguing enough to keep me reading until the end, and I liked that the ending wasn’t quite as predictable as the rest.

Overall, a cute and short story for anyone looking for something simple and quick to read.

**Much thanks to Entangled Publishing and Viv Royce for providing an eARC via NetGalley in exchange only for my thoughts and review.

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