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Happy Release Day and ARC #Review of Cheeky King (Royals Undercover #2) by Nana Malone! @givemebooksblog @NanaMalone

Title: Cheeky King
Series: Royals Undercover #2
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2018

 

Blurb

 

What good is a King without his Queen?
 
Sebastian…
 
I never wanted the crown, but now it’s mine.
Instead of my freedom–instead of her.
But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.
 
Penny…
 
The moment he became king, I knew we were over.
Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero.
If only they all knew that we’d both lost our hearts.
If only I could stay out of the royal bed.
 
What good is being cocky if you can’t get what you want?

 

You slay Ms. Malone.  Slay me.  I honestly didn’t know what to expect with the second part of Seb and Penny’s story but I’m glad that I got through my tears and anger to read it to the end.  Oh yes, there were tears and my anger at certain characters is worthy.  Between Aston and Robert.  UGH!!!  That said, I’m telling you, Ariel and either Oskar or Matthias.  Make it happen and soon.  *wink*  NOAH BLAKE!!!!!  I think I really swooned towards the ending of the book when he showed up with all swagger and attitude.  *sigh*  But enough about the Blake Security men.  That’s a different blog altogether.

What really got me in this one was the angst.  Normally I don’t do angst but with these two, I knew that it was going to happen.  I just never thought I would be wrung out in the end with those two equally stubborn people.  Heck, even the parents knew but no, Ms. Malone never made it easy for them.  But I expect that from Ms. Malone now.  And let’s not forget that while it has its angsty moments, the banter between them is spot on.  Not to mention that Ariel, Roone, and Lucas are always there for them.  Plus, the smexy times in this one are way hotter than before.  These two just can not stay away from each other…hurting or not.

I will caution you that you have to read Checky Royal first.  It’s a must.  You will be lost in this one.  There is a mystery element that is bad*ss in the book.  I never figured it out.  And yes, I can figure most things out but with this one, Ms. Malone kept it simple but also didn’t let you in until the very last moment.  I love it when an author does that in a contemporary book.  It’s not a very heavy part of the plot but it is the overall story arc of the story.  Ms. Malone does this beautifully.  She also keeps the book fast-paced with no lags/gaps.  I know, some people don’t like a fast-paced book, but I do.  I like to read a book in one sitting and with Ms. Malone I can.

Seb and Penny were destined for each other from the time they were children.  I really loved how the queen, Seb’s mom and Ethan, Penny’s dad always knew that, too.  It’s like when the king died, it was only a matter of time before Seb and Penny would realize that, too.  Well, and Seb needed to stop being a douche canoe.  LOL!  The epilogue is sexy, funny and heartfelt.  I just wished that I didn’t have to say goodbye to them.  I miss them already.  A definite re-read is in order.

 

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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