Royally Bad (Bad Boy Royals #1) by Nora Flite
ARC received for a fair review.
“I’d been thinking of her as my Cinderella. I was already a prince – in a sense – so why couldn’t it work? We’d dance, I’d put the shoes on her prefect feet, and we’d kiss and laugh, and all would be fucking sparkles and hearts.”
I really had a hard time picking between a 2 and 3 stars on this. I mean, I have a hard time judging truly because this isn’t really the genre I prefer to read. Still, despite my low expectations it was surprisingly entertaining – despite the parts that made me laugh out loud and think…come on…really.
So the book is about this girl, Sammy, who becomes super involved in this family’s, the Badd’s, personal affairs. From making a wedding a dress, to being a brides maid, to being arrested with them. The day they Badds entered her family was the day her life changed from it’s boring and quiet ways.
The plot itself was…well entertaining enough. What I mean by that was that it was enough for me to finish the book. There were a few parts that left me wondering…why? Like, the Mr. Badd didn’t really know the relationship between Kain & Sammy, but still felt inclined to protect the girl because something concerning her might affect the family…..okay. It wasn’t really expected considering his position. The ending was a little predictable, well part of it was, but that’s okay.
The characters were so-so. Sammy was a cute little feisty girl, but was a little too trusting. Kain was sort of a d-bag. His third sentence in the book was, “Don’t use the worlds ‘little’ and ‘dick’ in the same sentence with me.” I mean serious eye roll, this guy is so into his penis and thinks he is all that. In fact, a lot of the things Kain says is pretty eye rolly-y. He’s got that macho protector character down. At least there weren’t a ton of hits-his-chest-cave-man moments.
All in all, it was a quick and easy read. Funny at some moments with a large dash of cheesy romantic scenes. My biggest problem is I can’t get behind a guy who is so fully of himself and having a character change so quickly. Call me a pessimist.