1. Last Hit
  2. House of the Rising Sun
  3. How to Hang a Witch
  4. Sweet Revenge
  5. A Mate For York
  6. Total Surrender
  7. Egomaniac
  8. Blind Faith
  9. Watch Over Me
  10. Cream of the Crop
  11. Soul Awakening
  12. A Walk in the Woods
  13. Forgotten Sins
  14. At Last
  15. Forever and a Day
  16. Lucky in Love
  17. Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story
  18. Every Little Thing
  19. Head Over Heels
  20. Simply Irresistible
  21. The Sweetest Thing
  22. Always on My Mind
  23. The Proposal
  24. The Proposition
  25. Something About You
  26. Love Irresistibly
  27. Bah, Humbug! A Christmas Street Novella
  28. The Marriage Merger
  29. Holiday Sparks
  30. Fall For Me
  31. Not Planning on You
  32. The Marriage Mistake
  33. Practice Makes Perfect
  34. Weekends Required
  35. Wallbanger
  36. The Marriage Trap
  37. The Marriage Bargain
  38. Reckless
  39. The Liar
  40. Russian Tattoos Obsession
  41. Review of The Tourist of Zenda
  42. Review of A Rather Lovely Inheritance
  43. Review of An Angel’s Purpose
  44. Review of A Demon’s Promise
  45. Review of The Obsession
  46. Review of The Billionaire’s Instant Bride
  47. Review of The Glittering Court
  48. Review of Effortless
  49. Review of Just The Way You Are
  50. Review of Schooled in Magic
  51. Review of Inception
  52. Bad Night
  53. Review of The Billionaire’s Pregnant Bride
  54. Review of Delirium
  55. Review of The One
  56. Review of The Prince: A Novella
  57. Review of Mr. Hollywood
  58. Review of The Elite
  59. Review of A Royal Pain
  60. Review of Her Royal Spyness
  61. Review of The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee
  62. Review of The Professor Woos the Witch
  63. Review of The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
  64. Review of The Werewolf Meets His Match
  65. Review of The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
  66. Review of Alpha
  67. Review of About That Night
  68. Review of A Lot Like Love
  69. Review of Weekend With The Tycoon
  70. Review of Waiting For You
  71. Review of A Christmas Date
  72. Review of Spying in High Heels
  73. Review of Just The Sexiest Man Alive
  74. Review of Taken By Tuesday
  75. Review of Falling Into You
  76. Review of Plus One
  77. Review of Stripped
  78. Review of Absolutely Unforgivable
  79. Review of The Selection
  80. Review of It’s You
  81. Review of Thoughtless
  82. Review of Fifty Shades of Grey
Friday, February 23, 2018
  1. Last Hit
  2. House of the Rising Sun
  3. How to Hang a Witch
  4. Sweet Revenge
  5. A Mate For York
  6. Total Surrender
  7. Egomaniac
  8. Blind Faith
  9. Watch Over Me
  10. Cream of the Crop
  11. Soul Awakening
  12. A Walk in the Woods
  13. Forgotten Sins
  14. At Last
  15. Forever and a Day
  16. Lucky in Love
  17. Merry Christmas, Baby: A Lucky Harbor short story
  18. Every Little Thing
  19. Head Over Heels
  20. Simply Irresistible
  21. The Sweetest Thing
  22. Always on My Mind
  23. The Proposal
  24. The Proposition
  25. Something About You
  26. Love Irresistibly
  27. Bah, Humbug! A Christmas Street Novella
  28. The Marriage Merger
  29. Holiday Sparks
  30. Fall For Me
  31. Not Planning on You
  32. The Marriage Mistake
  33. Practice Makes Perfect
  34. Weekends Required
  35. Wallbanger
  36. The Marriage Trap
  37. The Marriage Bargain
  38. Reckless
  39. The Liar
  40. Russian Tattoos Obsession
  41. Review of The Tourist of Zenda
  42. Review of A Rather Lovely Inheritance
  43. Review of An Angel’s Purpose
  44. Review of A Demon’s Promise
  45. Review of The Obsession
  46. Review of The Billionaire’s Instant Bride
  47. Review of The Glittering Court
  48. Review of Effortless
  49. Review of Just The Way You Are
  50. Review of Schooled in Magic
  51. Review of Inception
  52. Bad Night
  53. Review of The Billionaire’s Pregnant Bride
  54. Review of Delirium
  55. Review of The One
  56. Review of The Prince: A Novella
  57. Review of Mr. Hollywood
  58. Review of The Elite
  59. Review of A Royal Pain
  60. Review of Her Royal Spyness
  61. Review of The Vampire’s Fake Fiancee
  62. Review of The Professor Woos the Witch
  63. Review of The Gargoyle Gets His Girl
  64. Review of The Werewolf Meets His Match
  65. Review of The Vampire’s Mail Order Bride
  66. Review of Alpha
  67. Review of About That Night
  68. Review of A Lot Like Love
  69. Review of Weekend With The Tycoon
  70. Review of Waiting For You
  71. Review of A Christmas Date
  72. Review of Spying in High Heels
  73. Review of Just The Sexiest Man Alive
  74. Review of Taken By Tuesday
  75. Review of Falling Into You
  76. Review of Plus One
  77. Review of Stripped
  78. Review of Absolutely Unforgivable
  79. Review of The Selection
  80. Review of It’s You
  81. Review of Thoughtless
  82. Review of Fifty Shades of Grey

A Royal Pain is the 2nd book in the The Royal Spyness series written by Rhys Bowen.

The Queen of England has concocted a plan in which penniless aristocrat Lady Georgie is to entertain a Bavarian princess and conveniently place her in the playboy prince’s path, in the hopes that he might finally marry. But queens never take money into account. Georgie has very little, which is why she moonlights as a maid-in-disguise. She must draw up plans: clean house to make it look like a palace; have Granddad and her neighbor pretend to be the domestic staff; un-teach Princess Hanni the English she’s culled from American gangster movies; cure said princess of her embarrassing shoplifting habit; and keep an eye on her at parties. Then there’s the worrying matter of the body in the bookshop and Hanni’s unwitting involvement with the Communist Party. It’s enough to drive a girl crazy.

I’m never been a big fan of historical romance novels but after falling in love with the romantic thriller Her Royal Spyness, I knew I had to pick up the second book in the series.

This book absolutely didn’t disappoint. The writing is over the top — truly fantastic. You really find yourself getting wrapped up in the story and there are no major mistakes that draw you out of the moment.

I can’t think of a single thing bad to say about the book. The only thing I might mention is that the publishers only release one book in the series per year so when you finally get caught up with all the books in the series you might find yourself waiting a longggggg time for the next one.

Another thing I like is the little bits and pieces that are historically accurate. It touches on the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward, the Prince of Wales. It’s so artfully done too.  Even though the entire book is a work of fiction, you can just really see her being like that.

When the story finally wraps up you really find yourself surprised. I didn’t see the ending coming but I will say looking back now, I should have. Little hints where there all along. I can’t believe I didn’t catch the bad guy sooner than I did. It really was a great story that you just flat out can’t put down.

 

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