Royal Cocktail by J. Kenner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Super dreamy and reluctant prince falls for beautiful American lawyer in this sweet second chance romance.
Skye is a successful attorney in her family’s law firm. She graduated first in her class and loves doing what she has studied for — as a “behind the scenes” litigator. Skye acquired a terrible speech impediment from a fatal car accident in her youth. Often slurring her speech, it has made her shy away public oratory duties, such as speaking in front of a court. Now, her father schedules her to give a speech in front of 100 international dignitaries. What could go wrong?
Leo is the playboy Prince Leopold from a remote European country. The book starts out going back and forth two years earlier when Leo and Skye meet at a bar in Austin. He was basically under the radar going after his dream career of a physicist, not his actual duty as future King. He gets caught up in Skye while continuing to maintain his cover identity. Especially touching in that he does not even flinch from her speech difficulties. Two years later, after an emergency had him ditching Skye without a goodbye, he is back in need of her help. She is pissed at him but ultimately agrees to assist him if he helps her back.
Royal Cocktail is a bonus book from J Kenner’s “Man of the Month” series but totally readable as a standalone. It is amazing how Ms. Kenner can develop the chemistry between these well-written characters in such a short read. There are mentions of the previous “Man of the Month” series characters, but they do not overwhelm or distract you from this couple’s love story at all. Royal Cocktail is the definition of a blissful beach read for this summer.
I was provided an ARC from the author for an honest review.