About the Book:
About the Author:
Megan Mulry writes sexy, modern, romantic fiction. She graduated from Northwestern University and then worked in publishing, including positions at The New Yorker and Boston Magazine. After moving to London, Mulry worked in finance and attended London Business School. She has traveled extensively in Asia, India, Europe, and Africa and now lives with her husband and children in Florida.
Bronte Talbot is a modern American woman brought up by a mother she adores and a father she hated for reasons never fully articulated. At least not that I completely grasped – not for the level of hatred she had for the man. She is career driven and she curses. A lot. I didn’t understand the need for that particular personality quirk because it came and went and added absolutely nothing to the plot or truly to the character. She has problems with men because she feels that by compromising within a relationship she is thereby granting control to her partner and she will be in control of her own life, damn the consequences.
After some really bad experiences with men she meets the man of her dreams, Max, but he is keeping a small secret – he happens to be just lightly royal. In fact, he will be the next Duke of Northrop. Oh, Bronte is quite fascinated by the royals and Max is loathe to tell her of his lineage for fear of losing her when she realizes she would have to a.) move to England and b.) the amount of responsibility involved and c.) his mother is a bitch.
There were some entertaining moments in the novel but there was much whining on Bronte’s part. Whining about her father, whining about “giving up her freedom”, whining about the aforementioned control. Whine, whine, whine. Bronte was not a 19 year old girl – she really should have had it figured that two people can work together and they do not “control” each other unless one of them needs serious help.
Can you tell the angst annoyed me a bit? I think I am just too happily married and getting to old to enjoy these “finding myself and the man of my dreams” books. The book is well written and I suspect for the right reader it would be very enjoyable. I was just not that reader.
You can purchase A Royal Pain at Sourcebooks
Disclosure: I received a copy of A Royal Pain from Sourcebooks gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.