Reviewing and Reading books that were free or are free. You see, I finally caved and bought an eReader. Now I find I can't stop reading all the free books offered on the online market. Despite whether or not the book is a good read or not. In this blog I will weed through all books, whether it was amazing or a grammatically sad excuse for a book, because the point in the end is . . . HEY, IT WAS FREE!
Monday, September 18, 2017
Hey, It's A Release Blitz for "Royal Attraction" by Tiffany Truitt
"Royal Attraction" Genre: New Adult, Romance. 235 pages.
Alexandra Ryans’s life has been anything but normal. Some might even call it a fairy tale. As the daughter of the former U.S. ambassador to England, she grew up within the palace walls, best friends with the three young princes. Adored by the press and the British people. What more could a girl want?
If only the press knew the real story behind her relationships with the Dudley boys. Then, they’d really sell some papers.
Oliver Dudley, youngest son and third in line for the throne, loves everything about his life. The fame. The parties. The women. The utter lack of expectations and responsibilities that come with being last in the line of succession. But while the world thinks he has everything he wants, there's one thing he was never able to call his own—the beautiful and spunky American Aly Ryans. But how can he convince her when she hates everything about his life? And what is he willing to give up to get her?
My Thoughts:Is it that hard to choose between the Heir and the Spare?
To say I judged this book purely by the title alone is completely true. I love all things royal, be it contemporary or historical, I'm a complete Anglophile and history nerd. So I immediately jumped at the chance to read and review this book to which I can say I am glad I did.
Being the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to England meant Alexandra Ryan's life was already atypical. But when the death of her mother and friendship of the king of England garners her and her father a home within the palace; Now Aly's life will be anything but normal. So in what should have been a fairy tale growing up with the three young Dudley princes as her best friends, turns drastically into a nightmare when more than one Dudley vies for her affection and beings trouble amongst the close knit group. Aly rashly decides to run back to the United States to save what little relationships they still had, but when called back to England out of family obligations, it's clear her heart isn't dead to past feelings and drama quickly ensue when a prince or two comes to her.
Overall, good read that became infuriating at times only because why couldn't the characters just have a row at it and get it all out there! Then again the angst of will it happen or who will she end up with is half the fun. Honestly, I'd have taken all three princes, perhaps Fredrick the most partially due to him being the nerd of the group and the other two would just be a bit above me. My favorite part of this novel was the multiple characters, I felt that each character was exposed enough for me to get to know them, love them, or hate them (*cough, Henry). Buuut I want more I'd love each brother to get a single novel if possible, especially with the whole family and royal change up at the end there. (Read the book and you'll see) So if you like royals like Will and Kate or are interested in Prince Harry envisioning what life would be like living among them, this book will help sate that dream curiosity.
Tiffany Truitt was born in Peoria, Illinois. A self-proclaimed Navy brat, Tiffany spent most of her childhood living in Virginia, but don’t call her a Southerner. She also spent a few years living in Cuba. Since her time on the island of one McDonalds and Banana Rats (don't ask), she has been obsessed with traveling. Tiffany recently added China to her list of travels (hello inspiration for a new book).
Besides traveling, Tiffany has always been an avid reader. The earliest books she remembers reading belong to The Little House on the Prairie Series. First book she read in one day? Little Woman (5th grade). First author she fell in love with? Jane Austen in middle school. Tiffany spent most of her high school and college career as a literary snob. She refused to read anything considered "low brow" or outside the "classics."
Tiffany began teaching middle school in 2006. Her students introduced her to the wide, wonderful world of Young Adult literature. Today, Tiffany embraces popular Young Adult literature and uses it in her classroom. She currently teaches the following novels: The Outsiders, Speak, Night, Dystopian Literature Circles: The Hunger Games, The Giver, The Uglies, and Matched.