The public has always been pretty passionate about looking through the lens at royals. From royal weddings to royal babies to royal scandals, there’s something about the glamorous, almost untouchable world of people who sit on actual thrones, live in palaces, and have titles like “Prince” and “Princess.” It feels like a different world than the modern, everyday one most of us live in, which makes it more than anything like a fantasy. So it seems like a natural fit that this theme would make its way to become a trend in romance, and there really couldn’t be one more fun.
Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty… royalty is forever.
-Royally Screwed, Emma Chase
It was to great enthusiasm and fanfare that Emma Chase made the announcement that her new self-pub series would be decadently royal. Royally Screwed is all about Nicholas, the crown prince of the fictional country of Wessco, and American commoner Olivia Hammond. Her life as a struggling coffee shop owner is as normal as it gets, and for the most part, so is her introduction to Nicholas, who stumbles in out of a blistering New York snowstorm. Yes, he’s with his entourage, but soon there’s just coffee and pie, and well, a proposition—to make it very worth her and her floundering business’s time, as only a wealthy, set-apart royal prince could do.