Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Royals Next Door Karina Halle

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.

3.5 Stars

The Royals Next Door is a fun take and those real Royals that happened to move to LA. But what I loved about this book, is that the main characters weren't the Royals, but their sexy, broody and overprotective body guard. 

Piper and her mother live in a modest home off a million dollar property. Even though Piper lived on the island for years, she still feels like an outsider to the towns people. Both her and her mother keep to themselves. But it all changes with the most famous British Royals moves next door to them. It changes their quiet and peaceful life. 

Harrison Cole is the top security for the Royals. His number one job is the safety and security of his clients. And when he goes head to head with the snarky and beautiful neighbor, Piper, he can't help be intrigued by her. Piper and Harrison have a fun banter. His seriousness and her quirky personality are the perfect opposite attracts. 

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