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The Reluctant Royals series returns with a good girl searching for the life that’s not too big, and not too small, and the bad boy prince who might be just right for her…
Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate.
For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother—the heir to the throne—and his own heart. When a royal referendum threatens his brother’s future, a fake engagement is the perfect way to keep the cameras on him.
Nya and Johan both have good reasons to avoid love, but as desires are laid bare behind palace doors, they must decide if their fake romance will lead to a happily-ever-after.
About the Author
Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime with her husband or wrangling their menagerie of animals.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
misunderstood individual find solace in each other Overall 5 out of 5 stars Performance 4 out of 5 stars Story 4 out of 5 stars Nya has had my heart since the first time I meet her and the things she went through with her father. She needed to get out and be her. Then there was Johan. He was a character in all three of the novels and he lures you in with each new appearance. I knew when I meet him that I want his story, but just was not sure how that would take place. When these two come together or not, you find that they are more alike than you first guess. I loved that the two of them found a bit of common ground and a way to connect. I wanted more for the two of them. Being in each of their countries allowed for you to see more of them both. I loved that Nya finally found a place that she felt good with herself and her surroundings. Johan's vulnerabilities gave you more to fall in love with. Love my characters old, new, irritating, annoying, conniving, vulnerable, sensible, misunderstood, and more. I love the topic tackled with Johan's younger sibling. Nya understanding heart. Alyssa Cole did a fab job for me. There was a lot here for me to love and it was not just that I finally got a wedding but something extra special. Hope a follow-up to catch up with all the couples (all five of them). The narration was one I have been use to because of the other books of the series. I enjoy her the accents real rich and relateable.
Alyssa Cole is officially on the auto-buy list for me. I adored this series from the first book and they just keep getting better and better. I can't believe how much I loved this book. Nya was so relatable and empathetic to me from the first time we met her in "A Princess in Theory." She evolves so much and really comes to life in her own book. Her chemistry and relationship with Johan are great from page one. This book had me laughing out loud with hilarious jokes and wonderful dialogue.
A Prince On Paper follows Johan, the Playboy Prince of Liechtienbourg, who draws attention to himself in order to keep his brother out of the spotlight. It also follows Nya, the cousin of Ledi from A Princess in Theory, whose father that is currently in jail was emotionally abusive and kept her from living the life she always wanted. The two get drawn together and eventually enter into a fake engagement, and as you can imagine, the romance sparks from there. I really liked both main characters in this one! Johan is a playboy with a heart of gold. I loved how the two of them first met, and I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest at how their relationship progressed from there. I also appreciated how complex Nya was. She has a lot to work through after years of her father’s gaslighting, and it’s wonderful watching her develop into her own person and finding out exactly who she is, after being told how to exist for years. I also felt that the two characters worked really well together, helping the other grow, but also giving the other enough space to be their own person. While their relationship was hands down my favorite part of the book, I also really appreciated Johan’s family. I ADORED his relationship with his step-father, the king. I appreciated how it was actually a loving, caring relationship, even though the two were not bound by blood and no longer had Johan’s mother to connect them. I also liked Lukas, Johan’s brother, but not as much as I would have liked. I loved how much Johan cared for him, but I did feel like the lack of communication between the two brothers was dragged on for a bit longer than preferable. I also really wasn’t a fan of Nya’s grandmother and how much she belittled Nya. I know it was sort of addressed, but I wasn’t satisfied with how it was handled. While I’m happy that she spurred on the fake engagement, her overprotectiveness over Nya had me groaning and rolling my eyes. I also will admit that the plot of the referendum on whether or not the Liechtienbourg monarchy remained, lost my interest after a while. Especially as I began to figure some things out ahead of time. Despite the issues with the side characters and the plots, I really did enjoy this book for the romance it promised and it may very well be my favorite of the Reluctant Royals series! It was definitely worth the read! If you haven’t already started the series, I’d honestly recommend starting from the beginning, but just know that they get better as they go!