Tuesday 31 August 2021

πŸ‘‘ Karina Halle 🌺 The Royals Next Door πŸ’œ

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The Royals Next Door
Karina Halle

• 31 August 2021
• Standalone

4.9 Stars

An ordinary summer goes royally awry when a prince and princess move next door, bringing their handsome bodyguard with them, from New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle.


Piper Evans: elementary school teacher by day--avid romance reader and anonymous podcaster by night. She lives a quiet, reclusive life, taking care of her mother, who struggles with mental illness, avoiding her regrettable ex, who bartends in town, and trying to make inroads in the tight-knit island community that still sees her, five years in, as an outsider.


And she's happy with how things are--really--until British royals rent the property next to hers and their brooding bodyguard decides she's a security threat. Piper quickly realizes that one person's fairy tale is an ordinary woman's nightmare as a media frenzy takes over the island and each run-in with Harrison Cole is hotter and more confusing than the last. But beneath Harrison's no-nonsense exterior lies a soft heart, one that could tempt a woman who's sworn off attachments into believing in white knights.


But when Piper finds herself smack in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the island she'll need more than Harrison's strong arms to shield her--she'll have to do a little rescuing herself. With careers, hearts, and friendships on the line, Piper and Harrison will have to decide what they're willing to give up for a chance at their own happily ever after.

Piper + Harrison

Piper has been living on Salt Spring Island near Vancouver with her mom for five years now. She's a second grade teacher and a secret romance book pod caster.
Harrison is a royal bodyguard. He arrived with the Prince and his wife from England. And since Piper and her mom live in a little house which used to be the servant quarters of this huge mansion ... the Royals are our new neighbors.


First of all the cover! So pretty! I just love that.
And then the location! I've been to Vancouver Island many years ago and I just love this area.
And then the story. A bit of a cinderella-ish love story. Just too cute!
Piper is so sweet and a bit klutzy and Harrison is so typically British! They are so perfect for each other - but of course it might take a tiny while for them to realize that we're waiting for that Happily Ever After!

This book was funny and sparky and sexy and full of nature and island life. And of course we also have our problems... jealous gossip idiots and the paparazzi and Piper's mom's health problems and of course the fact that Harrison needs to go back to England one day soon. But I just loved reading this.
I wouldn't mind seeing it on Netflix one day!

THE ROYALS NEXT DOOR was an adorable + funny + sparky love story. I loved reading this! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Harrison - this one is MINE!!



Stalking Karina ...

Karina Halle is a screenwriter, a former music & travel journalist, and the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as sixty other wild and romantic reads.

She, her musician husband, and their adopted pit bull, Bruce, live in a rainforest on an island off the coast of British Columbia during the summer, and in Los Angeles in the winter. For more information, visit www.authorkarinahalle.com/books.

Halle is represented by Root Literary and is both self-published, and published by Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Penguin, and Montlake. Her books have been published in numerous languages around the world.