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Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

There's a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they've traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven't chopped anyone's head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.

Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

331 pages, Kindle Edition

First published October 16, 2016

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Emma Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of romance filled with humor, heat and heart. Her books have been published in over 20 languages and the film adaptation of Tangled, Emma's iconic enemies-to-lovers rom-com, was recently released by Passionflix.
Emma lives happily-ever-after in New Jersey with her husband, two children, and two adorable, misbehaving dogs.

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August 9, 2019
Read this book while in the UK and forgot to add it as read! It was a fun, sexy, entertaining read!
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October 20, 2016
4.5 stars!

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If you were told that the world as you knew it—life as you knew it—would end in five months, what would you do? You’d make the most of the time you had left, of course. Do everything you wanted to do—everyone you wanted to do—for as long as you could. Until time was up. Well…looks like I’ve got a plan, after all.

Emma Chase writes the male POV like a boss. Anytime I start one of her books, I look forward to reading it because of this. I know whatever she writes will be sharp, fun, and sexy. Royally Screwed is a charming tale of a prince and a waitress who meet by chance and fall in love. Their unexpected meeting turns into an epic romance.

Nicholas Pembrook is the crowned prince of Wessco. He’s young, handsome, and has the weight of the world on his shoulders. With being a prince, there is a lot that is expected of him. How he behaves in public, who he will one day marry, it’s all supposed to be a certain way.
I was known before I was born and my name will be blazoned in history long after I’m dust in the ground. Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever.

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Olivia Hammond works at and runs her family’s coffee/pie shop in New York City. She’s stressed out and run down. She also carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. One snowy night when she’s getting ready to close shop, two men come in. Nicholas is one of them. He is drunk, yet endearing. He has a sexy smile and a fabulous accent. But Olivia doesn’t have time to entertain him. She has more important things to worry about. So she totally shuts him down. I absolutely loved their first meeting.

Nicholas is persistent though. He doesn’t give up after that one meet. These two seem like such an unlikely pair, but somehow, they work. They click together. Nicholas and Olivia know they can’t be together for the long run. They only have an allotted amount of time. But neither one can deny the connection they have. When that time for it to end is on the horizon, Nicholas isn’t sure if he can let her go. But what choice does he have?
“The day will come when you will be a husband and a father- you will be a king. And what will Olivia be then?”

“Mine. She’ll be mine.”

I adored Nicholas. There were moments I was like WHAT?! And NO!!!! But by the end, he 100% won me over. Olivia was fantastic. There wasn’t anything about her I didn’t love. She was a strong and independent woman. Also, I really enjoyed many of the side characters. I’m glad we are getting more books in this series (Royally Screwed is a STAND-ALONE, the next books will be about secondary characters).

Emma Chase delivers a fun, sweet, steamy and enchanting romance with Royally Screwed. I adored this story and it left me with a huge smile on my face. 4.5 stars!

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October 22, 2016

“The fact remains, the day will come when you will be a husband and a father. You will be a king. What will Olivia be then?”
“Mine,” I growl. “She’ll be mine.”

I absolutely LOVED this book!! It was a delightfully witty, heart-warming, and romantic fairytale come to life! It's the story of a normal girl whose entire world is turned upside down when a real Prince Charming sweeps her off her feet and into a whirlwind love story! It was the ultimate romantic reading escape and I just did not want to ever put the book down. If you're looking for a SEXY, ADDICTIVE, LIGHT-HEARTED, and SWOONY romance with just enough ANGST to keep your heart racing, this is it!!!

Emma Chase is one of my favorite authors because her writing style is just so compulsively readable. It's fun, witty, and I always read her books with a permanent smile on my face. Her books just have no good stopping points and the pages just fly by as you read. It's a reader's dream and I'm always eager looking forward to her next book release.

So the hero of this book, Prince Nicholas, is first in line to the throne of his country. Having lived his entire life in a proverbial fishbowl where ever little nuance of his life was publicized across the tabloids, he'd become quite adept at keeping the real him hidden behind a carefully constructed facade and living up to his princely duties.

However, with the hold on his country crumbling, his grandmother -- the queen -- gave him an ultimatum: at the end of the summer, he would have to publicly announce the name of his betrothed to their country. In other words, he had five months in which to find a wife that suited his country's strict and archaic requirements.

“When you were a boy, I promised your mother that I would give you the space to choose a wife for yourself, as your father chose her. To fall in love. I’ve watched and waited, and now I’ve given up waiting. Your family needs you; your country needs you. Therefore, you will announce the name of your betrothed at a press conference… at the end of the summer.

Her declaration breaks me out of my shock and I jump to my feet. “That’s five bloody months from now!”

She shrugs. “I wanted to give you thirty days. You can thank your grandfather for talking me out of it.”

Meanwhile, in America, Olivia Hammond was desperately trying to keep her family's coffee shop and bakery afloat but was practically only one unpaid bill away from being shut down. She needed a miracle.

But never in a million years would she think that His Royal Hotness himself would walk into her bakery one snowy afternoon and (after an apple pie to the face) begin to fall madly in love with her.

“Would you like to have coffee sometime, Olivia? With me?”
It’s been years since I’ve asked a woman out on a real date. It’s strange — exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time.
“I don’t like coffee. Never touch the stuff.”
My eyes roll over the room. “You work in a coffee house.”
I nod. “Hmm, I see your point. It’ll have to be dinner then. Are you available this evening? I could pick you up on our way back.”
She gives a jumpy laugh.
“I thought you didn’t have time for” — she makes air quotes with her fingers — “‘wooing’?”
“Some things are worth making time for.”
That catches her off guard, making her words stumble. “Well, I… don’t… date.”
“Good God, why not?” I ask, horrified. “That’s a bloody sin.”
“A sin?”
“You’re stunning, obviously clever — you should date often, and preferably with a man who knows how it’s done.” I rest my palm on my chest. “Coincidentally, I happen to be fantastic at it. What are the odds?”

Needless to say her entire world was turned upside down as she was swept away in a whirlwind romance that took them both by surprise. Neither one of them ever expected to find true love but sometimes the best things in life come in the most unexpected of ways...

However, falling in love with a Prince who was duty bound to serve his country had its distinct and painful drawbacks. And even though fairytales often idealize a life of royalty, she quickly saw how hard and stifling his life could be. Riches and power aside, the loneliness could be painful, the lack of privacy shocking, and the sense of duty above all else had taken a lot of the spark out of his life. Until she came into his life.

“So you’re never just… alone? Can’t walk around naked if you feel like it?”
I imagine Fergus’s reaction to my bare balls resting on the sixteenth-century Queen Anne sofa — or even better, my grandmother’s reaction. And I laugh.
“No, I can’t. But the more important question is — do you walk around naked?”
She lifts an alluring shoulder. “Sometimes.”
“Let’s hang out at your apartment tomorrow,” I tell her with an urgent, straight face. “All day. I’ll clear my schedule.”

But she was his one good thing -- the one thing that came without strings or responsibilities, and the one thing that he truly desired with all his heart, and it was up to him to prove to her exactly how much her love was worth to him...

I found this story to be positively delightful. It's told in alternating POVs between Olivia and Nicholas -- and we all know that Emma Chase is the master of the male POV -- so this book was an absolutele JOY to read!

I loved how much sass Olivia dished out to Nicholas -- Prince or not.

“You must thing I’m completely clueless.”
“Not a’tall.”
“Am I supposed to curtsy or something?”
“Please don’t.” And then the dimples make an appearance. “Unless you have the urge to do it naked, then, by all means, curtsy away.”
He’s flirting with me. It’s a sweet, sliding, teasing dance, and more fun than I can remember having in a long time.
“You don’t seem like a…” my voice lowers to a whisper, “prince.”
Then he’s whispering too. “That may be the nicest thing anyone’s ever said to me… Now that you know, have you reconsidered my invitation to dinner?”
I bet a guy like him — fucking royalty — is used to woman falling at his feet. Literally. And I’m not used to seduction or head games…
“Why?” I scoff. “Because you happen to own a country? Like that’s supposed to impress me?”
“It impresses most people.”
And the dance goes on.
“Guess I’m not most people.”
His eyes sparkle… “Apparently not.”

And even though the unfairness and ugliness of the rules of his country practically made my blood boil with rage, I was so happy with the way things worked out. I reached a point where I was genuinely MAD and needed either a major grovel or ass whooping to feel better but lo and behold my wishes were granted because SQUEEEEEEE!!!!! Holy heavens, just you wait til the ending!!! I could not stop smiling!!! It was absolutely PERFECT!!

“The day will come when you will [be] a king. What will Olivia be then?”
“Mine,” I growl. “She’ll be mine.”

This is the first standalone in a new series of standalones. Each book is a complete story -- this one can be read alone -- and will focus on a different couple. I loved Nicholas and Olivia's story and can't wait for the next couple's story!

Even though this story has all the makings of a classic fairytale with the prince sweeping the common girl off her feet, it's well grounded by flawed, intriguing characters and real-life understandable problems, and balanced out by a sexy, heart-pounding romance and Emma Chase's signature witty writing that readers around the world have come to love. This book is addictive, passionate, and positively delightful! A top favorite of 2016!!

Rating: 4.5 stars!! Contemporary Adult Romance. Can standalone.



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662 reviews2,414 followers
December 16, 2016

➦I'm so happy I could pee. Yeah, that's me after finishing the book.

➦Imagine... You're a waitress in NYC. You are scrambling to keep your family bakery afloat but you are so in debt that the future is looking bleak.

➦You don't date either. There's just no time for it, ok?

➦But... you're hot. So there's that.

➦So one day you're baking those pies, minding your own business when this... this SEX IN A TUX rolls into your bakery. With body guards. And he is HAWT. And his tux is too.

➦And then he starts talking and you're all like...

➦But he is being a disrespectful wanker due to his drunk condition. So what do you do?

Well, d'uh! Put a pie on his face.

➦So what happens next? Will there be groveling? Will there be chasing? I know, but I can't tell you :)

❤This book was so romantic and sweet and sexy... and all without being overly cheesy, in my opinion. Emma Chase's writing is amazing, as to be expected. With just the right amount of humor and angst, this book will definitely keep you reading. I couldn't stop! And the audio book is definitely recommended :)

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June 28, 2019
Surprise!!! Ms.Chase just shared a short story about Prince Nicholas & Olivia. 😍 It contains spoilers, so if you haven't read the book yet, pls do not click this link. 🤗🤗🤗


OMG Emma shared this on her official FB account. 😊

***BIG NEWS!!!***
I’m thrilled to announce that the film rights for Royally Screwed have been optioned!!!
PassionFlix, an amazing studio dedicated to turning romance novels into movies and series, will be bringing the sexy, sweet modern fairy tale of Prince Nicholas & Olivia Hammond to life!!



Oh my Goodness! This book was absolutely fanfuckintastic! :D I laughed so hard and also Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook aka his Royal Hotness gave me the best hours of my life! I’m deeply in love with him. <3 You should seriously meet Nicholas asap! :) My god even his name gives me chills. :D He is sooo sexy and so funny! Oh and I loved his smart ass mouth too. :D

What can I say, Emma Chase never dissapoints me, she always writes swoony male characters. Thank you so much my lady. <3

And now thanks to you Emma, it's going to be so hard to back to real life. Dammit. :-/

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October 15, 2016
“Let me share this whole new world with you.” ~Aladdin

Our lives may not always be fairy tales, but we can experience them in books every day. We can feel the fantasy; we can live the dream. Who doesn’t want to be a princess? Emma Chase whisks you into a better-than-Cinderella fairy tale in Royally Screwed where you feel that fantasy as you dive into one delicious dream. Alluring and all-consuming, Royally Screwed is a modern day rags-to-riches romance with a sexy Prince and the perfect blend of heat, humor, and heart.

Feeling like a Disney Princess, I dove into the delicious Royally Screwed where I wanted to take my time, sprinkling myself into this dream like fairy dust, where I could bask in the glow of wonder. Now for the reality: I devoured Royally Screwed with a deep hunger like an addict, ignoring everything and everyone, not wanting to surface for air. I could not sink fast enough into this story that quickly became my crack, captivating and claiming all of me. Royally Screwed instantly thrust me into a royal kingdom with one panty-melting and passionate Prince where I wanted to be his Cinderella.

Prince Nicholas Pembrook of Wessco is tall, blue-eyed, dark-haired, and handsome with a delicious body and dirty-talking mouth.

“What do you like to do in your spare time?"

“I enjoy rock climbing, driving as fast as I can without crashing, flying, good scotch, B-movies, and a scathingly passive-aggressive verbal exchange with the Queen…and I like to f**k. Which is probably the answer my fans would rather hear. The Palace, however, would lose their ever-loving minds if I had said that."

His Royal Hotness indeed. The Prince’s inner thoughts were icing on the cake.

While Nicholas enjoys the royal perks, he is not a fan of his princely duties and wants to live as a real guy for once. According to the Queen, this hot and hilarious Prince doesn’t take those duties seriously. To save the kingdom from further embarrassment and worldwide mockery, the Queen decided that the Prince must find his Princess from a list of suitable royalty of course.

“The Queen has me by the balls—and I’m going to have to bleach my brain for even completing that thought—but besides that, I still have time.”

With only six months to find a bride, the Prince does what only a royally hot alpha who hates his royally ridiculous responsibilities can do: Run off to New York City to embark on one last adventure, far away from his princely duties, before he is forced into a wedding he doesn’t want. Little does Nicholas count on was his adventure being one where a beautiful waitress hurls a pie at his face after an offer he thought she wouldn’t refuse, and it’s a fixation at first sight.

“I’ve been told my cock is a gift from God. You should test that opinion tonight. You know…for religion.”

HOLY. HOT. That line may be cheesy but it fans the flame, heating me into molten lava.

Beautiful Olivia Hammond is struggling financially to help keep her family afloat in a bakery serving her famous pies. One Prince wants to devour her like pie and Olivia doesn’t have time for a distraction, no matter how tempting he is or how scrumptious he looks.

“I feel like a James Bond martini—shaken—but also stirred.”

The Prince is a determined man who has always taken what he wants. What or who he wants is Olivia, the gal with the sassy mouth and lush lips that he wants to taste. His raunchy and racy humor along with his charm is slowly seducing Olivia.

“Possessively. Boldly. Like he owns me. And in this moment he does. Holy f**k. Does he know how to kiss. I think I have an orgasm of the mouth. A mouth-gasm. And it’s amazing.”

Combine the seductive charm and heated humor with one passionate and soul-shattering kiss and Olivia falls into the rabbit hole, completely smitten by the oh-so-persuasive Prince.

Somehow, perhaps halfway through Royally Screwed, my laughing and lusting was overcome by swooning as this story penetrated my heart, piercing it like Cupid’s arrow. Hook. Line. Sinker. I was royally smitten and my heart was royally sunk.

“I smile—-and I know it’s radiant. Because that’s how I feel. Right now—in his arms. Lit from the inside, like a luminous shooting start that won’t ever dim.”

The Prince moves from seducer to seduced as Olivia’s power over him is like that of no other woman. She is the first to see the man behind the mirror…the real Nicholas.

“She looks into my eyes and I’m lost. Wrecked. Owned.”

Olivia has the Prince under her spell, and he wants to remain spellbound. Olivia doesn’t want to end the best thing that’s ever happened to her, the man who is more than just a Prince. The man who is sweet, sexy, funny, and amazing who has stolen her heart.

“…I see him clearly. It’s the face of a fallen angel. A fallen angel with secrets in his eyes.”

Prince Nicholas’ duty is to marry a noble bride, not a commoner. If only the law allowed him to marry Olivia, the woman who has quickly captured his heart but one who must be a temporary fix because duty calls.

“I should’ve left her alone. I should’ve walked away the moment I started to feel...everything. I had no business trying to keep her. It will forever be the cruelest thing I’ve ever done.”

Secrets, lies, and an unyielding Queen equate to one royal mess. Nicholas is royally screwed.

“We can’t change who we are—not a queen, a prince, or a girl from New York. Like he told me once…royalty is forever.”

Royally Screwed is royally incredible, one unputdownable and unforgettable tale! I fell fast and hard for Prince Nicholas, one of my new best book boyfriends and amazing alphas. I fell fast and hard for the secondary characters, Prince Henry the little brother, and Franny, Olivia’s new royal friend whose lady balls were sky high. I fell fast and hard for Royally Screwed, an immensely intoxicating and incredible modern day Cinderella story. I FELL FAST AND HARD FOR IT ALL!.

This book is bloody brilliant! Royally Screwed blew me away as one of best books I’ve read this year and ever! I did not expect this story to twist and turn itself around me where I FELT ALL THE FEELS. I laughed and lusted, and then cried happy and sad tears. Royally Screwed brought the heat and humor, but also a heap of heart coupled with courage and hope where I could not help but FALL IN UTTER LOVE with this rom-com that is SO MUCH MORE.

I don’t know why I waited so long to meet Emma Chase’s masterpieces, but I was a fool to procrastinate. This author is one of my new favorites: those who BRING IT ALL to their work, where their imaginations, humor, and hearts are poured into every beautiful and brilliant word. These go-to authors write books that aren’t simply stories but escapes from reality, adventures where you free-fall so hard that you don’t to surface for air.

Emma Chase sprinkled fairy dust on the pages of Royally Screwed, an enchanting and entertaining story of epic love, a gem so beautiful and bright. Royally Screwed is pure magic, penned and painted to perfection, a movie playing while reading. I had laughs in my gut, love in my heart and stars in my eyes. The story that's an ace in a sea of cards, I can't wait to get Royally Screwed again as my fairy tale was over too soon.

★★★★★ 5 royally good stars
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June 15, 2017
'Royally Screwed' is a book that has been on my radar for quite a long time. After finishing a couple of mediocre books and being in a bit of a reading rut, I thought that it might be the time to change it up with something sweet and "fluffy". It ended up being exactly what I needed to lighten the mood.

Nicholas Pembrook is the Prince of Wessco. His sex appeal is only rivaled by his arrogance. He seems to have it all - money, admiration, power, looks.

However, Nicholas knows that beyond the glamour and glitz there are drawbacks to being a prince. For such a young man, he carries a heavy burden. He is expected to do what is demanded of a man in his position, regardless of his personal desires. Prince to a country in turmoil, he is expected to marry a woman "fitting of a prince".

With only a few months of freedom left before he will have to choose a bride, Nicholas sets out for New York City to track down his rebellious younger brother. Stopping into a coffee shop to escape a downpour, he is immediately attracted to Olilvia. She is everything that he longs for, but is forbidden. The more she resists his advances, the more determined he is to have her.

Olivia Hammond has her own set of stressors to live with. Following the death of her mother, she has had to step up to keep her family's business afloat. As her father tries to drown his sorrows, Olivia is forced to assume the role of the "responsible adult" in her household, a role that she feels like she is failing at.

There is no denying the attraction between these two. Their connection is strong, but social conventions and global expectations work to keep them apart. They know from the start that there can be no happily ever after in their future. What starts as a short-term fling, soon becomes more.

This serves to provide plenty of angst and conflict along the way. Knowing where this story was bound to lead, I still couldn't help but fall in love with this couple. Nicholas had his fair share of jerky moments, but they were easily forgiven.

If you're in the mood for a sweet, feel-good type of love story with a touch of angst, then 'Royally Screwed' is a great choice. Was it predictable? Yes. Did that negatively impact my reading experience? Absolutely not. 'Royally Screwed' was a fresh take on a familiar storyline.
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574 reviews3,301 followers
August 12, 2018
➳Can a hot, dirty talker, and loving Prince fall into the depths of love with a woman that has turned the tables not just only for him but for everyone else? Yes, because Emma Chase has written it and has said she can!

➳As a bachelor, Prince Nicholas has a filthy mind, filthy mouth, and such a possession-dominant attitude that make your panties melt! Even though he has a status of a single, hot Prince, who is soon to take the throne after his majesty, The Queen (his grandmother) hands it over to him, Nick still has secrets and a past that haunts him because of his fame. He is expected to fly to New York and look for his brother Henry for support and to also help him rule their people, but before he leaves to find his brother after a military leave, his grandmother makes him promise to her that he will get down and ready to marry someone suitable to rule their kingdom side-by-side. That's when he meets Olivia...

➳Olivia- also known as Livvy- is a New Yorker- born and raised- and lives with her father who is a depressing a**hole after their mother past away, and her teenage sister Ellie who is about to finish high school. "Amelia" the coffee shop that Olivia runs and is owned by their family, is not getting any sales and is almost in the point of going bankrupt. One night, everything changes. She meets Nick, and even though his consciousness was not clear when they first met because he was drunk and made an offer that one can never forget!

➳After his consciousness comes back, Nicholas tries to apologize to Olivia because he feels sorry for his actions, but also because he wants to talk to her again. At this point of the story, I thought Nicholas would go to the same cliché way that every other romance marriage story goes- propose to her. But nope! (Thank God...) Emma Chase went all the way out in this story. After Nick and Livvy accounted with each other, they began to get closer and closer. The sexual chemistry and their lust is one that I honestly cannot describe. Emma does such a marvelous job when she writes these scenes. She has a good spice of everything; the love, the chemistry, the good amount of words (dirty and flirty) and the perfect description of how things function. Its all just miraculous incredible when you read it, and you can honestly feel it. Nick cherishes Olivia and adores her body;

➳“And the teasing play, the joking spirit that surrounded us, dissipates, replaced by something more powerful. Urgent and primal”

➳Something that I really enjoyed is the theme that Emma kept rolling about; good things happen to an individual, but eventually the bad will come and try to get the best of you. Her writing is exceptional at a level you do not expect coming, and when you start reading this book you honestly cannot put it down. Even though Olivia and Nick have a short amount of time together, and spend their summer adoring each other, do they really have ENOUGH time to admire everything they want from each other? What happens afterwards when their time is up? Trust me when I say this, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT IS LIFE!

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422 reviews16.8k followers
November 4, 2016
The Prince and Me just got dirty.

No complaints here.
“I was known before I was born and my name will be blazoned in history long after I’m dust in the ground. Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever.”

When it comes to Emma Chase, you know what to expect; a generous dose of fluffiness, with a pinch of angst and a topping of delicious smut. And the cherry on top? A dirty-mouthed, gorgeously wicked yet adorable male lead. With these in mind, allow me to introduce you to his Royal Hotness, Prince Nicholas.

You can imagine how this story goes. Once upon a time, there was an ordinary girl named Olivia, a waitress who gave up her dreams in order to care for her family. And one day, she met him. Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, the Crown Prince of Wessco. The result was scorching tension. Mouth-watering sex. Cosmic love. But when the whole world is watching, when the future of a nation depends on you, do you really have the luxury to follow your heart? Do happily ever afters exist outside fairytales and Disney movies? Between New York hotels and lavish palaces, fancy balls and scheming nobles, Olivia and Nicholas are about to find out whether love is enough.
“I’m not sleeping with you for money.”
“Why not?”
“Because I’m not a prostitute.”
“Of course you’re not. But you’re young and beautiful, I’m handsome and rich. The more applicable question is why aren’t we fucking already?”
That is a strong argument.

I'm in love.
With the cover (it's so pretty I wanna cry). Olivia (she's a rare girl, a girl whose choices are not stupid, who doesn't mess up and never causes unnecessary drama. She's great). Nicholas (for obvious reasons). Nicholas' accent (yeah yeah I know I can't actually hear him, but his voice is melody to my ears). The setting (one day I'm going to live in a palace, just wait and see). The plotline (who doesn't love modern fairytales?). The funny scenes (no I did not snort, that's a lie). The steamy scenes (the gloriously filthy ones that made my ovaries explode). The painful scenes (masochist alert).
I'm in love with everything.

In order to help you understand the reactions Royally Screwed evoked, here is a quick quiz. Please tell me we had at least one answer in common, it will make me feel that perhaps I don't need therapy (or that we all need so I'll see you there).

Girl on the bus (Royally Screwed edition)

1) You're commuting to work, and it's the only time you can dedicate to books. What do you read?

a) Nothing, you need your focus intact.
b) A thought-provoking novel with hidden meanings about life and death and universe (this way you seem sophisticated and you can impress the hot guy that sits besides you).
c) A story written by an author you love, that will possibly haunt you for days and will make it difficult to concentrate on work stuff (princes tend to wreak havoc in your brain and other body parts).

2) There is a sexy scene coming. You:

a) Close the book and wait until you get home. This way you'll enjoy it without embarassing yourself.
b) Shamelessly drool so hard that your e-reader will break down due to excessive moisture.
c) Read it trying to act nonchalant, but you're so turned on it's not even funny.

3) Nicholas is being romantic. You:

a) Are not particularly moved, he had to do something big after acting like a (fine) royal arse.
b) Poke the unfortunate passenger that sits next to you and gush about your oh so sweet Nicholas.
c) Sigh until your lungs run out of air. Eventually, you turn into a pile of mush that will take days to clean.

4) How will Royally Screwed affect your love life?

a) I could use a trick or two.
b) All my future boyfriends will have serious competition.

Where the dead thing is said love life.

Have you fallen in love with Emma Chase yet?

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1,260 reviews9,957 followers
October 23, 2016
*****5++++++++ STARS******
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

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I’m not sure how I can go on to read another book after having finished this story, which to me was nothing less than PERFECTION!!! This story utterly and completely swept me off my feet!! Emma Chase has been a favorite of mine ever since I read ”Tangled” and each time she releases a new book, I can hardly wait to get my hands on it. I’m just going to say it - I think Royally Screwed is Ms. Chase’s absolute best work so far!! She brought to life one of my childhood fantasies within the pages of this enchanting book!! Move over Drew Evans, there’s a new book boyfriend in town and he’s sure to sweep many a reader off their feet!! Prince Nicholas Pembroke will be melting many panties and hearts within the reading community!!

Prince Nicholas Pembroke of Wessco has been living the life of a playboy for quite some time. He’s the most sought after bachelor and the ultimate fantasy of women all over the world. But Nicholas is about to be delivered an ultimatum by his grandmother, the Queen of Wessco. Their government is in near chaos because the state of the economy is dwindling and the citizens of Wessco are in an uproar. Most want to take away the power that the royals have over government affairs. The Queen and some constituents are demanding that Prince Nicholas should marry soon, and according to custom, she must be of royal lineage or a born citizen of Wessco. He’s given five months to select his bride and announce their engagement. So what does a man do when he’s forced to do something that goes against every fiber of his being??!! He takes off for New York City, where he plans to live his life to the fullest during the last five months of his freedom. Nicholas never imagined that he’d end up meeting the one woman who would completely capture his heart and own his soul.

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Olivia Hammond runs her parent’s coffee shop which hasn’t been doing well since the tragic death of her mother several years back. Her mother’s death left a lasting and devastating impact on her family. Liv’s Dad turned to alcohol to numb the pain and basically left her and her younger sister to fend for themselves. Being the dutiful daughter, she took over running the business and also managed to take care of her younger sister. With all of the responsibilities she has had to shoulder, her love life has been non-existent since her senior year of high school. She’s about to get so much more than she bargained for when a handsome and intoxicated Prince stumbles into her coffee house one cold winter's night. Nicholas doesn’t waste any time pouring on the charm but he inadvertently sticks his foot in his mouth which ends up putting Liv’s defenses up. The next day when Nicholas wakes up with a killer hangover his friend informs him of what a supreme douchenozzle he had been and it spurs Nicholas to seek out the woman whose striking beauty and fierce attitude, he just can’t seem to forget.

Nicholas and Olivia soon get swept up in a whirlwind romance and when duty calls for him to return to Wessco earlier than planned, he asks Olivia to come with him. It takes some convincing by Nicholas and her little sister, but after she’s assured all will be taken care of at home with the coffee house, Liv is off on an adventure of a lifetime with her sexy Prince Charming!! As you can imagine Liv will meet some less than friendly people who will treat and view her as a gold digging whore and then there are some who will see her for the truly genuine and beautiful person that she is on the inside and out. Nicholas and Liv are becoming to mean so much more to each other and as their five months are almost coming to an end the question is – can they walk away from each other when the time comes?

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You know that feeling you get when you fall madly in love with a story and its main characters, and you just don’t want it to end???!! That’s how I felt reading this one!! I want so much more of Nicholas and Olivia. I loved the epilogue but it left me wanting to get more of these amazing characters!! I know that there are two more books in the works, and I’m just hoping maybe Emma Chase will write an additional novella??!! One can hope anyways…right??!!

ROYALLY SCREWED is LIVE!! Go on and one-click!! Drop what you’re reading and start this one asap!!!

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371 reviews134 followers
December 4, 2016

" And we'll never be royals
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us, we crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler
You can call me queen bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule
Let me live that fantasy "

A fantasy it was indeed..Emma Chase and Drew won my heart in "Tangled" and it was an amazing ride for me, and one of my most enjoyable reads, because the lines were so original and hilarious.
Now it was Nicholas time to steal my heart and boy he did it in a royally style. Ever needed a book to take you far away from reality, in a place where princes and perfection existed? This book will take you there, and you will enjoy every minute of it.

When I say fantasy, I say a girl's dream becoming true when meeting her Prince Charming. The one that will love her no matter what, put her first and give her the world. Yes, this was it!! For 250 pages I managed to escape reality in such a sweet manner and this love story broke my heart and rebuilt it because it felt so real, even when I was aware that everything was fiction and that this things are not possible to happen in real life.


The story was amazingly written and although a little too perfect, it felt real, as I said before. We find our prince, Nicholas, being in a difficult mission, ruling a country after his parents died. He is the perfect example of following the rules, without asking his heart's permission. Everything for him is written by his countries laws and duty to his people. Love is not in this equation, even his marriage has to be a convenience one, a royalty fit, so that alliances can be made.

Until, one day, he goes in search of his younger brother and finds Olivia in a cafeteria. She has no idea who he is, and this gives her an advantage to see Nicholas, as a man, not as a prince, and give him the well deserved pie in his face.. Funny I know!!!!

Olivia and Nicholas were in a perfect antithesis: simple with complex, poor with rich, reality and dream. Every time you put them together, you can see the difference, but despite that, Olivia was the only one who could see him as a person, with feelings, qualities and flaws. She gave him a little glimpse of what is like to be free, to not care about what everybody says about him and be true to himself.

Nicholas on the other hand, has some issues expressing his true feelings, because having a mask all his life, makes things difficult for him. He managed to feel, due to Olivia, but has a long way ahead of him in breaking the rules for what he wants. Will he leave his duties behind and take a chance for the woman that stole his heart?

" Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.
I'll be waiting; all that's left to do is run.
You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story, baby, just say "Yes" "

I will let you discover the rest of the story, because it is packed with amazing twist and events that will leave you breathless. It will be worthy every page and our spent reading it. The love scenes are amazing and steamy and HOT. The "shaving scene " was for me the sexiest scene of 2016. I love it and wow.. it killed me.. I've read it 4 times and just lingered on the words.. I know.. I know..

I love how they enjoyed every moment together, how they savored their love until the last drop, but I was kind of sad as well, because maybe this things can happen in real life, and it is not fair to put anything in front of your own feelings. I really felt their desperation and it broke my heart.

So.. to end it.. Emma Chase I love you for writing this book, for your trademark humor , your amazing style and your ability to make a fantasy love story so real and deep. I am looking forward to Henry's book, I want to discover him more and see if the person who wins his heart can tame him and understand his turmoil.

Ps: I still see Scott Eastwood on the cover❤️

5 snowflakes for this one!


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1,543 reviews1,400 followers
October 7, 2019
Uhm... I am sorry but I will be in the minority about this book... at least for now... Time will tell...

This is a contemporary Cinderella story with frequent hot scenes in it. Nothing else...
And not the best example of it if you ask me...
I didn't fancy the characters.
The plot was already a cliché: hot and rich prince falls for the poor American waitress.
And the plot twist was frustrating and sort of cliché, again.
Finally, the ending was something too predictable and not to my liking...

I think the problem mostly lies here:
The whole thing sounds like a children’s story, a fairy tale – so me, not being a child, couldn’t take it seriously. Only the hot scenes in it made it different from a children’s bedtime story.

I must say there were times I found it fun and sweet but there were also times I found it boring, ordinary and frustrating.

If you ask me, the side character, Prince Henry, was shining here more than any other character. He was the charming one for me. He was also the one who made me laugh most of the time.

The hero here, Prince Nicholas, was a character I didn’t like much.
Of course, our heroine accepts this!

Later on, when he falls in love with her, he even suggests Olivia
Oh, that was so frustrating for me!

Then, after all this, our Prince charming goes and does one of the most as*hole things in the world and destroys her world. After that "oh so frustrating" plot twist, she leaves him. (I was surprised, though :)

When a hero does something that the heroine doesn’t deserve at all, I expect some good groveling... But he goes and does some "movie-like" grand gesture and she forgives him. Phew! I wouldn’t... I would make him suffer more... at least I wouldn’t forgive him until he apologized to my face with some heart-felt words.

I wasn't happy about the happy sappy ending because what he did wasn’t groveling. It was a cheesy gesture for me... He should have done that gesture earlier, not after acting like a d*ck (sorry for my language).

Oh, and it was unfair what he did to his brother, Prince Henry, as well. He never asked him if he was OK with it – he just did it...

And one more thing: Nicholas is the Prince of Wessco! Where is Wessco, by the way? Is he the prince of a non-existing country?

So, for the sweet parts, funny dialogues and the well-written hot scenes, I can give it 2,5 points, but for the frustrating, cheesy and cliché parts – 2,5 points... So, for me, the book is 2,5 stars, but definitely not 3... So, 2 it is!
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1,161 reviews4,158 followers
February 11, 2019
3 Stars

A cute, fun and enjoyable read. The writing is great, the characters likeable. But I’ve read too many books and seen too many movies with the “real prince falls for ordinary girl” theme (not to mention one well-known and very true love story) to be wowed. Too formulaic for my taste.

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Author 92 books17.4k followers
September 7, 2016
The most sexy, funny, irreverent, delicious love story on my shelf, and
my absolute favorite Emma Chase book to date!
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1,826 reviews2,185 followers
October 17, 2016
4.5 stars!

"If you were told that the world as you knew it-life as you knew it-would end in five months, what would you do?"

Royally Screwed is the enchanting new story of a young modern day prince who falls in love with a waitress from New York. While visiting the states, Prince Nicholas drunkenly wanders into a pie shop where he meets Olivia, a beauty who doesn't recognize him and spurs his advances. Armed with wit and a sharped tongue, Olivia is at first appalled by the handsome foreigner. But when he keeps coming by, she can see that there is more to him than she initially thought.

The two embark on a whirlwind romance, but Nicholas has royal obligations and Olivia needs to help keep her family together. But both of them have fallen for each other, and must decide whether or not to hang onto what they have, or let it go forever.

This book was SO. MUCH. FUN! I'm not normally one for sweet and fairy tale like romances, but this one swept me off my feet and kept me entertained until the very end! I loved reading about Nicholas and Olivia and their beautiful love story. Not once did it feel like instalove for me, and I found myself laughing out loud while reading this book and at other times wiping away rogue tears.

If you are already an Emma Chase fan, you will love this book. If you haven't read one of her books until now, you will be charmed by this one and will beg for more.

"When he shines on you the whole world is shining."

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622 reviews950 followers
February 9, 2017
"Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty... royalty is forever."

3 His-Royal-Ass Stars!

(I buddyread this book with the amazing Bea. Check her review by clicking her name.)

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook. By the sound of his name you already know your heart is about to pop out of your chest and go crazy. Because he is indeed such a swoon-worthy royal character. And perhaps the prospect of reading about a prince being labeled His Royal Hotness is the main reason why I was drawn into this book.

Told in alternating POVs between the main characters, Royally Screwed gives us a view of what modern day royalty romance novel is like. I haven't read a lot of books that fall into this category because mostly I used to devour historical romances-- with are about dukes and princes and lords (which I loved and missed, by the way) so starting this book kind of thrilled me. No way will I ever dislike royal characters *coughs Dorian Havilliard *coughs Cal *coughs Nikolai Lantsov.

But apparently this book was not perfect for me. Yes, I enjoyed it and it's all because Your Highness Nicholas Pembrook has always been very funny. Like most Emma Chase's books where the male leads don't fail to entertain with their hilarious and naughty POVs, Prince Nicholas is no different. His POV actually reminds me of Drew Evans from Tangled. And I guess that's the problem. I wanted him to be a little bit different to Emma Chase's previous characters. I wanted to meet a hero that is, in a way, refreshing. But Nicholas wasn't. Cocky, flirtatious, and somewhat always horny (lol), he is Drew Evans.

Anyways, many reviews say this new book of Emma Chase is cliché. True. But I have no problem with that because this is fiction and aren't we all here to get lost in a world full of cliché? The story starts when Prince of Wessco, Nicholas, went to the United States to chase after his notorious brother Prince Henry. While in the US, he accidentally met a beautiful commoner named Olivia "Liv" Hammond who works as a waitress in a cafe. Guess what? The prince developed insta-attraction to Olivia. Even though he was drunk that time, he was well aware that the woman has gorgeous curves and luscious mouth. Eventually they went out together and managed to avoid media and... yes, had sex a couple of times. They however made a deal that their hook-up will never last because Nicholas is about to get marry to some royal girl in Wessco.

You can basically imagine the conflict here. Being in love with a man with a power and wealth-- it's too overwhelming for Olivia. And being attached to a commoner -- Nicholas is royally screwed. It was indeed a clichéd type of story but it made me a bit excited while reading it. And scared for Olivia. What if the Queen will not like her? What if she will be criticized by the people in Wessco? So many reasons to feel anxious. I did enjoy the thrill the plot brought me.

But my main reason for not rating this book higher than 3 stars is both the main characters. Nicholas unfortunately didn't steal my heart 100% because he appeared to be insensitive for the most part of the book. I didn't like the way he came up with a resolution to their conflict. For me it was kind of stupid and uncaring. As for Olivia, I really hoped she had it in her to say "no" sometimes and not "yes" all the time whenever Nicholas asks her for anything. A little bit of playing hard to get and having Nicholas exert an effort wouldn't hurt, right?

The ending, however, brought a smile to my face. It was sweet despite the fact that it's also a bit predictable. But I liked how it ended in a way that everyone was happy. Well, almost. There's still one character who badly needs his own piece of happily ever after. I'm looking at you, Prince Henry. I'm so excited to read his story in the next book, Royally Matched. OMG, did the blurb just say it has The Selection and The Bachelor vibes??? *grabby hands. This should be fun!

All in all, Royally Screwed was an alright read for me. I didn't hate it but at least I liked certain parts of it. Emma Chase continues to write such a fun, adorable smuttastic read. :)

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184 reviews838 followers
March 30, 2017

That cover is the biggest lie. You'd think this book would be as amazing as that dude chilling on the bed looking...*winky face*

I was fooled. I hate being fooled because NO.

I swear, there was so much pointless shit that could be summed up into 1 sentence.


"No, I love my bed. It was an eighteenth birthday gift from the King of Genovia. It's a four column, gleaming piece of art, hand-carved in the sixteenth century from one massive piece of Brazilian mahogany. My mattress is stuffed with the softest Hungarian goose feathers, my Eygptian cotton sheets have a thread count so high that it's illegal in some parts in the world."

I felt like I signed up to be given a history lecture on beds? I love my bed but like chill. A bed is a bed. If y'all ever see me going into a lecture of my bed then feel free to smack me. No hard feelings because I'd want to smack myself.

( Honestly, I love how the cover of the book is the guy on the bed ahahhahahahahah the love is real.)

So, guys. This is where I started to realize I was so done with this book. I couldn't even anymore because of this one line.

"I almost never say what I think. Sometimes I'm so full of shit my eyes could turn brown. And, it might be for the best."




I'm going to be honest when I say that I had to sit down and think about that certain line for a while. Is he saying that he's so full of shit that his eyes could turn brown??? Guys, I'm such a cry baby my eyes could turn blue. I'm such an angry person my eyes could turn red. I'M SUCH A LOVEY DOVEY PERSON MY EYES COULD TURN PINK.

I could do this all day.

It's been confirmed, I'm going to start using this line like:

Person: How you doin??

Me: You know, sometimes I'm so full of shit my eyes could turn brown.


Overall, I've seen the reviews for this book and it was pretty well-loved by everyone. I can't imagine why since I just couldn't connect with this book. It was okayish but some parts had me like (ㆆ_ㆆ)
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1,461 reviews1,087 followers
February 26, 2017
4,5 stars

It's a known fact.........I am a total romance lover.........I am the ultimate romance fox!!!!! Happily Ever After is my motto!!!! So, imagine my excitement when I read some of my friends' reviews on Emma Chase's latest book.....I was beside myself!!!!
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This is a modern version of the classic fairytale.....
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Waitress Olivia Hammond from Manhattan is swept off her feet by a real prince and steals his heart for eternity....... It's the stuff that dreams are made of......... photo tumblr_mz1xoua7XW1s4vu7ho1_500_zpsiainyej7.gif
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, is everything we want in a Prince...... devastatingly beautiful, charming, wicked, arrogant, deliciously hot and sexy..
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‘I was known before I was born and my name will be blazoned in history long after I’m dust in the ground. Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever.’

I fell in love with this Prince....
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This story was totally addictive. I couldn't get enough of these endearing, intriguing and engaging characters.........there are a lot of secondary characters that I am looking forward to reading more about in the next book......which is going to be Nichola's brother, Prince Henry......
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I liked that the love story takes place over a period of time and it wasn't the type of insta-love and let's ride off into the sunset kind of story. You get to see what goes on behind the scenes in the life of a Prince and his family and friends. The intrigue, politics and scheming in court life felt very real and believable.

And just as I have always known.............LOVE always wins in the end...
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‘I smile and I know it’s radiant. Because that’s how I feel. Right now—in his arms. Lit from the inside, like a luminous shooting star that won’t ever dim’
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This book left me with a smile on my face......
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3,230 reviews1,934 followers
April 17, 2017
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Olivia is struggling to keep her mothers pie shop open. Which isn't easy when she doesn't have the help she needs and she's beyond stressed out. So when an arrogant, too good looking, man comes into the shop and suggests she sleep with him for money, she's done. She throws a pie in his face and tells him to get out. So she never would have guessed that he'd return, or that he'd be a Prince with a very serious proposition for her.

Shockingly this is my first Emma Chase book. I have a few other of her on my tbr but I've never gotten around to them. I am definitely going to try to rectify that situation very soon though because I loved her writing. She made it very easy to believe in this made up country and a fictional Royal family.

These characters were well written and I easily got engrossed in their lives. I loved that Nicholas wasn't some stuck up, rick Prince that would be a brat when he didn't get his way. Instead he was hard working and cared about the people in his country. He and Olivia were perfect together and I liked seeing her let go of her independence just a little. She didn't let Nicholas control her but she would give in sometimes and let him take care of her. It was great to see her being taken care of instead of being the one taking care of everyone.

So here's my issue with the book. Emma Chase made it way too good! Now I'm just left wondering where the hell my Prince is to come sweep me off my feet. It's not fair that this isn't real.
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2,434 reviews4,571 followers
October 18, 2016
5 sweet stars

"This is crazy, It's crazy right?It's not just me?"
"Bloody insane. And f@cking fantastic."

I can't even express how much I loved this story! Royally Screwed was sweet,funny and sexy.With the perfect amount of tension,sweet moments and hot scenes.Plus a good drama and an amazing writing ,entering you in the life of a prince that will make you melt and swoon wanting for more!!!


Nicholas was charming,funny,protective,sexy and adorable.I loved him, and Olivia was also amazing! She was sweet and so strong I admired her,definitely one of my favorite heroines! Together they have an amazing banter .They were super sweet and adorable with some really steamy moments.


Apart from them, I really enjoyed all the secondary characters.Royally Screwed was a perfect and fast paced story!If you haven't read yet a book by Emma Chase this one definitely will make you read all her books!! I'm so excited for the next book in the series!!!



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337 reviews996 followers
October 28, 2016
4 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages

I can't resist love stories about princes and commoners, so the only way you could have stopped me from reading Royally Screwed is to physically restrain me or something morbid––like maybe poke my eye out. There have been hundreds––maybe even thousands––of rags-to-riches love stories, but if you give me a new one to read, I will do it and will most likely love it with every fibre of my being. The hopeless romantic and Emma Chase fan in me could not resist this newest standalone book.

Olivia and Nicholas have come from two different worlds. Olivia Hammond lives and breathes for her family in New York by making sure Amelia's, the family business, stays afloat. She starts her day early to make pies, and ends it late to close the cafe.

Prince Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, the future king of Wessco, lives and breathes for his country. His first duty is for the queen, his grandmother Queen Leonora, and the second for Wessco. Dispute in Parliament and lack of more reputable heirs bring in fear of the abdication of the royal family. Now, Prince Nicholas is given a new task of finding a wife, and he has to relinquish is bachelorhood in five months. First, he needs to fly to New York to find his wayward younger brother, Prince Henry. And he's going to enjoy his last days as a bachelor before he gives up his freedom for the crown.

When Nicholas and Olivia first meet, he didn't leave the best first impression, but Olivia certainly did. I mean, I think it's pretty hard to forget a gorgeous woman who rejects your indecent––and drunken––proposition, and throws pie in your face. Not that it's hard to forget a man who offers you ten grand for a romp in the sheets, of course, but yes.

Despite the disaster that was the first meeting, the two are still drawn to each other. They know they have a time limit, but they'll do their best to spend their remaining months together in bliss. But Olivia realizes that falling in love with the prince isn't all sunshine and rainbows.

As charming as Nicholas was, there were times when I didn't like what he said/did. The first meeting, for one. He's charming, confident, a little arrogant, and perpetually horny. However, I do agree with Pearl at Pages of Pearl that he's a lot like Drew Evans from Tangled. I would have wanted someone more different, and I'm placing my money on Prince Henry.

I love the side-characters! Prince Henry, Ellie, Simon and Franny were interesting characters; Franny and Prince Henry, especially. We were given different descriptions of Franny––Simon, Franny's husband, is madly in love with her, while Nicholas isn't exactly a fan. Prince Henry is a seemingly-happy-go-lucky bloke who has ghosts haunting him. He reminds me so much of an endearingly annoying little brother, and I really want to read more about him.

Royally Screwed made me laugh, swoon, cry, and feel excited for the next books to come. I absolutely adore Prince Henry––maybe more so than Nicholas––and I look forward to reading his HEA.

All in all, Royally Screwed had the humor, charm, and heat I've loved in Emma Chase's books, with the pleasant addition of princes, palaces, and grand gestures.

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1,121 reviews462 followers
February 9, 2017
This book was absolutely, royally, fantastic! Definitely one of those where I loved every single thing about them and couldn’t put it down, not until I was done!

I’m no stranger to Emma Chase, I read her Tangled series a few years ago and loved it, especially Tangled. She’s amazing at the male POV, her heroes are always so witty, funny and so hot and alpha. Prince Nicholas is no exception, what an amazing hero! Swoony to the max, I absolutely loved him from the first page, right until the end.


So, this is a modern fairytale, a la Cinderella, but it doesn’t feel dated or predictable, its super engaging and it feels super fresh, even when you think the story has been done many times before. But then again, who doesn’t love a good royal fairytale? In real life, I love the royals, Spain, England, Denmark, Sweden, you name it, I love them all. And in fiction, from Cinderella to The Prince and Me, I love royal movies, FLOVE them, this book reminded me of all those movies I love, but hotter, way hotter, so much hotter, lol!

You know I’m big on not spoiling the book, for this one I didn’t even read the blurb, I was like oh, Emma Chase and royals, I’m in! But in the interest of being a good reviewer, in the words of Colton Donavan “for you, I will try” ;)


Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook is the Crown Prince of Wessco, he’s a rowdy bachelor that for the sake of the kingdom has been ordered by his grandmother to find a suitable wife to get married. She gave him a list of suitable candidates and a six month deadline. Nicholas reluctantly accepts, but fate has other plans. On a trip to New York he meets Olivia Hammond, she’s a working class girl who runs her family coffee shop and takes care of her dad and sister. Nicholas is instantly attracted to her but Olivia wasn’t very impressed with him. He pursues her, hard. Their connection and chemistry though, is instant. And their banter is gold! Oh, and the sex, ridiculously hot, beyond hot, this was steamy as hell. What starts as a fling, turns into so much more, and it’s obviously all complicated by the fact that he is a crown prince and she’s a commoner. He has a duty to fulfill so in the end, he might have to choose between his duty to his country and love. The rest, you will have to read to find out!


I loved Olivia from the get go, she’s smart, sassy, fierce, hard-working, and a perfect match for Nicholas. One of my requisites to rate a book 5 stars is that I absolutely have to love the heroine, if I can’t love her or identify with her, the book just loses me. I absolutely adored Olivia, she was an amazing heroine.

And even if this night is all there is, I won't forget it; I'll hold this memory close. Savor it, cherish it. It will make the hard times just a little easier, the lonely moments just a little less cold. When Ellie leaves for school, when I'm making pies before dawn in the kitchen day after day, I'll remember this feeling and I'll smile. This will get me through.”

Nicholas made the book for me. He is hilarious, so funny, so witty and oh so so hot! Being in his head was the best experience. Like I said, Emma is amazing at the male POV.

Sometimes I think I'm schizophrenic. Dissociative. Possibly a split personality. It wouldn't be unheard of. All sorts of disorders show up in ancient family trees—hemophiliacs, insomniacs, lunatics...gingers. Guess I should feel lucky not to be any of those.”

“She looks into my eyes and I’m lost. Wrecked. Owned. There’s no thought, no desire—except to please her. Make her see stars and touch heaven.”

The secondary characters were also amazing! Definitely well thought out and developed. I loved the strong bond between Nicholas, Prince Henry and Simon. I loved Olivia’s relationship with Marty and Ellie. I loved Franny so much. Oh and Logan and all the other security guys. I even loved the Queen. I love when while in the middle of reading a book, I start thinking about a sequel and then in the last page you find out there will be one. The entire time I thought Henry needed a book, and guess what? Book 2, Royally Matched is Prince Henry’s book!!!


These days, it is so hard to get a book to fully captivate me to the point of just reading it for hours until I’m done, but this one was one of those for me. I’m not pulling your chain, this was an amazing read. Well written, characters well developed, a healthy combination of love, lust and humor. An amazing ending, an even better epilogue, this book fulfilled all my expectations and more and I absolutely recommend!


“I love you, Olivia. I love you. And I don’t know how to do this. I don’t know how to let you go.”


**An ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review **



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362 reviews863 followers
April 28, 2017

Going to keep this review short and sweet.

When you read an Emma Chase book, you just know you are going to get the following: Laugh out loud scenes, relatable MCs, sexy heroes and sweet, spunky, likeable heroines, and a book that’s low on the unnecessary drama and high on the sweet romance.


And Royally Screwed had just that. A prince is who is both self-assured yet down to earth with an awesome sense of dry humor who meets and falls for a waitress who is independent but also a sweetheart. I won’t go into more details because the blurb will tell you what this is about. But I can tell you this left a huge smile on my face!

As always, I loved the banter in this. Emma is always so great at writing back and forth banter between the MCs that is hysterical.

“What’s the specialty here?”
“Our pies.”
I tap my pencil against my pad. “I make them myself. Best in the city.” The dark-haired one hums. “Tell me more about your magnificent pie. Is it delicious?”
I roll my eyes. “Save it.”
“My dignity isn’t for sale.” Nicholas leans forward, eating me up with his eyes. “I don’t want to put my cock anywhere near your dignity, love. I want to put it everywhere else.”


“Well I…don’t…date.”
“Good God, why not?” I ask, horrified. "That’s a bloody sin.”
“A sin?”
“You’re stunning, obviously clever—you should date often, and preferably with a man who knows how it’s done.” I rest my palm on my chest. “Coincidentally, I happen to be fantastic at it. What are the odds?”

If you’re looking for a feel good story with lots of romance and humor, this right here is it!

P.S. I can’t wait to read about Henry. He is another character that will for sure make everyone simultaneously laugh and swoon:

He brings my hand to his lips, kissing the back. “Quick on your feet—I like that. How are you on your knees, love?”

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384 reviews141 followers
October 21, 2016
One word: LOVE!

This is like a fun and charming take on The Princess Diaries meets The Prince and Me, and I couldn't be more thrilled with it. This was my first Emma Chase novel and I feel the need to go buy every one of her other books right this second!! Love Olivia, love Nicholas. Love Henry and Simon and Franny and Logan and Ellie and Marty. Tiaras and Crown Jewels for everyone!!!!!
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766 reviews566 followers
August 11, 2017
4 ★★★★ Stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual

"I have screwed up,"..."Royally"..."I Love her. It can't end this way..."Mine", I growl. "She'll be mine."

Prince Nicholas Pembrook of Wessco, has duties as a child of a royally family. His parents passed away and it was just him; his brother and his grandmother. Nicholas knew what was expected of him but that didn't mean he was ready to take the throne until it was time. However; time was something his country aka queen grandma didn't have and he was basically cornered and given an ultimatum.

Olivia Hammond; is a waitress running her family's business. The loss of her mother destroyed her father leaving her alone to take care of the business. She has a teenager sister but she couldn't possibly ask her to drop her school duties to help her. One snowy day prince charming shows up to her small bakery and her life was changed in a good and bad way.


Nicholas was pretty wasted when he first meets Olivia and their first encounter didn't go very well for him. Olivia was the kind of girl that doesn't have time for guys and being a play toy.


She also had responsibilities that prevented her from taking care of her love life. The chemistry between these two was inevitable though and the more time they spend together the more they can't stop it. However; this was only supposed to be temporary. At first Olivia was clueless of who Nicholas was and once she found out she still treated him the way she did from day one and he liked that about her. For the first time ever he felt free to do what he wanted and he knew that no matter how long if it was only for a short time he wanted it to spend it with her.
"This-this summer affair with Nicholas-is real and solid and here right in front of me. And with it's expiration date looming, I'm not going to waste time, not a second of it"

Olivia didn't want to spend the time with him knowing they couldn't be together but at the same time she knew she would never get this dream to spend time with the most gorgeous man and prince for that matter one that every woman fantasize about. Olivia took the risk and took his deal. Nicholas was incredible and when it was time to part ways he knew he was Royally Screwed because he knew he would never be able to be happy without Olivia.

"Emotion hits me hard, making my heart feel too large for my chest. I stroke her cheek, because she's so lovely -and because she's mine."

This book was such a refreshing reading packed with humor, sexy and steamy scenes, and overall I enjoyed it a lot. It was about finding true love even if that meant giving everything up for it and making sacrifices. I am so excited to continue the standalone series and can't hardly wait to read Nicholas brother's story. That one should be interesting and I just can't wait.


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2,770 reviews1,470 followers
October 11, 2016
5 Royal Stars

I love Emma Chase. I’ve read all of her books and met her a few times. Every time I’ve met her she spends several minutes with each of her fans (regardless how long the lines are), there is just something about her that makes you feel special. So when I realized she was going to write a new series I was all over that.

Royally Screwed is a standalone and is part of the Royally series (YAY for a series. I would be crying ugly tears if there was only one book.) This is Nicholas and Olivia’s story.

Nicholas is a prince. He’s the oldest and he knows that one day he will be King. He has done everything that is asked of him. But when will it be too much? I really liked Nicholas. I love how he’s responsible, caring and very loyal to his people. I love how he wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s also very good looking and confident, he is a Prince after all.

Olivia works for her family’s coffee shop. It’s a little shabby but it kind of fits Olivia. She’s a regular “common” girl. The day the Prince walks into her shop is the day her life changes, the only thing, she doesn’t realize it’s the Prince.

I’m obsessed with Olivia. I love that she is a typical, but sweet and hard-working girl. She loves her family and she is very selfless. The moment Olivia and Nicholas meet is completely adorable. I love the banter between the two.

What I love best about this book is the writing style. I felt like Emma Chase was telling me a really good story. I got a lot of character development, plot build-up and a few surprises along the way. This is opposite of a typical read. It’s not about a girl living the dream of becoming a princess. It’s about a couple, getting to know each other under extraordinary circumstances.

There’s plenty of drama and tension to keep you occupied with a slightly difficult grandmother, tension between the people and a few jealous ex’s oh my.

I also love the side characters. I love Nicholas’ brother, Henry and Olivia’s sister. You get a little foreshadowing to Henry’s story and let me tell you, I can’t wait. I can’t decide which brother I love more! I’m just happy it’s not over.

I love the new direction Emma took us and her gamble paid off ten folds. I’m a MEGA FAN!

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August 9, 2020
this was such a fun royalty romance that reminded me of a steamier version of The Prince & Me
i can't wait to read the rest of this series
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September 26, 2016
Funny. Sweet. Sexy. Emma Chase pens the perfect combination of lighthearted romance and sexy bad boy, making Royally Screwed my favorite of her books to date.
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1,446 reviews1,156 followers
February 5, 2017

The frog (more like a toad) ended up being a Prince…

Hubby busted me bawling my eyes out again and guess what his first response was? “What did he do?” Yes, it’s irrefutable, my hubby knows me well. I’m one of the lucky ones that have a hubby willing to give me a cuddle when I’m a bit teary…with only mild teasing as payment.

He hurt me…well he hurt her…but it hurt me too. Words can wound.

Royally Screwed was not at all what I thought it would be. I kind of thought it would be light-hearted and funny. There were parts that were humorous and there were parts that were extremely sexy but I couldn’t help looking at it with a wee bit of a heavy heart. The more I got to know both of the main characters the more sympathy I felt. This wasn’t just a story of the Prince riding in on his charger and saving the day. There was definitely reciprocal savings needed.

Olivia works at and runs the family coffee shop. She also makes pies…a lot of pies. Her day starts at 4 o’clock in the morning and doesn’t finish until late. Work is her life. Olivia doesn’t get to take time off because her father and sister depend on her. Ellie, her sister, is finishing off school and is destined for further education. Their father, on the other hand, is still recovering from the death of their mother. His recovery is taking a wee bit too long in my opinion.

So, Olivia has a full plate and not a lot of time for fun and frivolity. When an extremely handsome man comes into the diner with a few other blokes, she has no idea her world is about to change…forever.

Prince Nicholas so and so from so and so is always being watched (too many names and I couldn’t remember the spelling of the place). He’s used to it but it doesn’t mean he likes it. His Grandmother is the Queen and Nicholas, next in line to the throne. Now, to start with, that doesn’t seem too bad. Destined to be King, watched by a few million people…hmmm, I could do that…I think.

Let’s add to the equation his parents died when he was 14 and his younger brother seems to have gone off the rails. Oh, and Granny is a bit of a tyrant…who talks to paintings.

Hmmm…maybe not so easy after all.

Nicholas and Olivia’s first meeting was not a fairytale start. Nicholas is a douchewaffle and Olivia doesn’t have the time or energy to put up with his arrogant behaviour. She sends him on his way but can’t forget him.

Nicholas was a wee bit two sheets to the wind when he sees Olivia and acts very badly. When he sobers up and remembers the encounter (with a little help from his mate Simon) he is horrified and determined to make amends.

What follows is my kind of fairytale sweeping her off her feet apology. The more time they spend together the more they enjoy each others company. But, Nicholas knows he can’t plan on forever with Olivia.

I loved Royally Screwed. This is the best kind of angst that sends me into emotional overload. Yes, I get a little frustrated but not to the level where I want to throw things or I want to castrate the next bloke who walks in the room. And hubby is very thankful for that.

Royally Screwed had characters, main and additional, that were amazing. The sizzling chemistry between Olivia and Nicholas was off the charts. I was sucked into the storyline from the very first page until the last. Overall, it was a great reading experience.

I haven’t read a lot of Emma Chase but I will definitely be reading more soon…ish. Henry’s story is going to be awesome. As soon as I “met” his heroine, I knew I wanted her to have a happy ever after.

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2,101 reviews1,254 followers
October 23, 2016
ARC provided by author in exchanged for an honest review

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Emma Chase never ceases to amaze me as she continues to deliver swoonworthy romances that always sets my heart to flutter. She has royally screwed me over as I am head over heels in love with Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness.

 photo 04613c11c484d37f9495836a123431_zpsm3cadjo1.gif “I was known before I was born and my name will be blazoned in history long after I’m dust in the ground. Infamy is temporary, celebrity is fleeting, but royalty…royalty is forever.”

Emma Chase’s literary signature of steamy romance with a hint of humor, sass, and banter are a prominent factor as to why Royally Screwed is royally amazing. In this modern refreshing spin of a royal fairytale romance, hearts will swoon as Prince Nicholas will have you saying why is everyone so in love with Prince Charming when you can have a royal prince that will have your knickers wet and begging for more. Who needs a glass slipper when you have a dirty mouth prince who will whisper sweet nothings in your ear? And did I mention he calls you, love?


Nicholas is no stranger to the public eye since he was born into the spotlight. As the next heir to the throne, every move that he makes is scrutinized. And so when his grandmother, The Queen sends Nicholas to New York City to retrieve his younger brother, Henry, Nicholas discovers that he may not be taking a bite of the Big Apple but instead of homemade apple pie from a certain coffee shop owner.

 photo 04613c11c484d37f9495836a123431_zpsm3cadjo1.gif “I want Olivia. In my bed, on my cock, over my face. And I want her to know it.”

Olivia Hammond runs her family’s coffee shop that is famous for their pies. Who doesn’t love pies? And so when Nicholas happens to stumble in Olivia’s shop, he didn’t make a great first appearance. First, he was a royal douche since he was highly intoxicated. And so the following next day, Nicholas goes to apologize to Olivia. It is there he forms a kind of truce with her.

Nicholas is smitten with Olivia because she doesn’t care that he is a Prince. She treats him like an ordinary person and it was refreshing for him to meet someone who doesn’t see dollar signs and fame. As Olivia and Nicholas gets close, what happens when she learns that the Queen wants him to get married? And what happens when Nicholas must decide on whether he wants the throne or Olivia?

 photo 04613c11c484d37f9495836a123431_zpsm3cadjo1.gif “Slowly, he leans down. I taste his breath—cinnamon and clove—before I taste him. And then Nicholas presses his mouth against mine. Possessively. Boldly. Like he owns me. And in this moment he does.”

Royally Screwed was an absolute gem of a read. This book was a riot of entertainment as Emma Chase beautifully weaves humor, sass, passion, romance, and royal drama. So if you are looking for a love story that is your modern fairy tale of happily ever after then I highly recommend you to fall for Nicholas and Olivia. The writing was spectacular. The characters were a riot of fun. And the story was enchanting. So are you ready to get Royally Screwed?

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