Review: Bastard Prince by Nana Malone
Oh. My. Jesus. This story line is seriously so freaking good. Royals? Check. Liars with pants on fire? Check. Angst? Check. You see where I'm going with this. I'm pretty sure this Royals Undone series is going bring me to my knees. Seriously. I'm not sure if I can wait for book 3. I may have to beg, plead and become incredibly annoying to get the next one in my hands ASAP.
Story Line: Lucas (which is my son's name so I was worried it would be weird to read a story where the hero has the same name, but crisis averted. All good) Anywho, last time we saw Lucas his world pretty much shattered. Poor guy. But what does he do when the going gets bad? Oh you know, just CLIMBS OUT A DANG WINDOW. UGH. That was so freaking frustrating to read because I'm definitely team Lucas and Bryna. But alas, N.M. has to put my heart and lungs through a meat grinder before spitting them out, only to put them through the noodle maker next. Not sure why I chose those random kitchen appliances, but let's just go with it. I guess what I'm trying to say is prepare yourself for literally all the feelings. Lucas is so hot. He and Bryna together? Even hotter. But they have a lot of crap to work through. You're going to wonder if they will be able to make it work or if it's worth it at times. But I'm a total sap, so of course love makes it so, so worth it.
Interaction: Lucas's world has been turned upside down. He learned he was a prince, then had that rug ripped out from underneath him. Then more craptasticness is thrown at him so he bolts. He thinks he's protecting the ones he loves, and that honestly may be the case. But no one loves the runner. Well, okay, Bryna might but she's the strongest fictional woman ever. Seriously she has a heart of gold and nerves of steel. If my hubby pulled half the stuff Lucas did? I don't know how much I could take in all honesty. She's a total bad arse.
Laundry: Alright, y'all. Brace yourselves. Yes, there's laundry so don't go writing to Dear Abby over it. But it's a taste of the naughty laundry we all know and love that can only be written by her highness N.M. I wanted so much more dirty laundry from this couple. But I get why we didn't get more. I do. I totally love the story line and know why the focus wasn't on the romps in the hay. But that doesn't mean I didn't crave more.
Depth: The Royals story line brings so much complexity to the table. Zero exaggeration folks. There's betrayal, angst, protection, alpha men and lots of action. This story will not leave you bored, that's for sure. Make sure you read book 1 first, then dive into this book with a stiff drink, pretzels and about 4 hours with nothing to do. Why four hours? Because I promise you, once you start this story, you are not going to be able to put it down. And once you're done? Be prepared to stand in line behind me waiting for book 3.
And p.s., is it just me or does N.M. have the hottest cover models of all time? SERIOUSLY. DELISH!