A Royal Engagement by Emma Lea is a sweet royal romance.
Despite being the second child of the king and queen of Merveille, Alyssabeth thought that if she kept a low profile she could stay out of the media’s glaring spotlight and live a relatively normal life. That was until her father, the king, and her brother, the crown prince, were both killed in a hunting accident.
Her dream of joining the UN was no more and instead she needed to return to the small European country of her birth to pick up where her father and brother left off. Her Harvard degree in international relations was forfeit and in its place she must become queen, if the misogynistic Parliament can see past their prejudices.
Not much had changed in the small country in her four year absence, but there were two noticeable differences. Her brother’s two best friends, Will Darkly and Jordan Wicks, had grown up into two very intriguing men. Jordan practically swept her off her feet from the moment she stepped off the plane but Will’s more reserved, darkly intense interest in her gave her tingles.
Alyssa wasn’t sure she was cut out to be queen, but she knew that she wanted to do her father and brother proud. She was willing to give it her best shot, even if it meant going toe-to-toe with Parliament. And then there was the small matter of her needing to be married in order to fulfill her birthright and take her place as the head of state.
4 stars = I really liked it!
This fun royal romance was from the perspective of a future queen. I enjoyed the concept of empowering women and watching the main character develop into a woman capable of running her country. It’s sweet and wholesome, but I was disappointed that the true love story didn’t take place until the end of the book. I’m looking forward to reading the next one!