I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis
Also by this author: Connectivity, Waiting For Prince Harry, Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, Survivng the Rachel
Series: Modern Royals #1
Published by Self-Published on 16th May 2018
Genres: Chicklit, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance, RomCom
Source: for a Blog Tour
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When art history student Clementine Jones receives a message complimenting her latest internship project, she doesn’t hesitate to answer it.
She never dreamed that this decision would not only change her life but the future of the British monarchy as well.
Her response leads Clementine to the mysterious CP Chadwick, a British man studying history at Cambridge. Clementine finds CP charming, smart, and unlike any man she’s ever met. Most of all, when she confides her medical past to CP, his perception of her doesn’t change. He doesn’t treat her as fragile like her parents do. CP sees her as normal, which is something she cherishes.
Clementine, however, has no idea that CP is actually Prince Christian of Wales, who has never had a “normal” life. Christian is at a crossroad. His destiny is to be a working royal, but he is desperate to fill that role in his own way. Wary of others, he’s kept himself closed off from the world—until he lets Clementine in.
A royal romance is never a fairy tale, but Clementine and Christian are determined to write their own version. Can they overcome their own fears—as well as the constraints of a royal life—to reach their own happily ever after?
Firstly a BIG thank you to Aven for a) my copy of this book, b) letting me organise this tour for her and c) for letting me continue to beta read even tough I have been seriously rubbish lately.
The first thing I want you all to know is that I am not a huge fan of the Royals. I mean I’m not anti monarchy or anything but I just don’t see the big deal. I do however love Harry and Meghan. I think they are a lot more modern and down to earth than the rest of the family. I’ve watched Suits for years so when I heard she was dating Harry I did get a little bit excited. Anyway my point is that even if you aren’t into the Royals like me it will not affect your enjoyment of this book. Yes one of the main characters is a prince BUT this is a story about love.
Firstly lets talk about Clementine. She is a very bold and brave young lady. She has been through a lot in her life but instead of letting it define her it has made her stronger. She is very independent despite her parent’s treating her like a fragile bird. She is also very inspiring. She could just break down and cry in the corner but she doesn’t she has picked herself up and thought well you only get one life so I’m going to live it. I love Clem’s determination.
Christian or CP doesn’t know his place in this world. He feels lost and without purpose. He is very frustrated and just wants to have a normal life. He doesn’t like the media attention and just wants to hide from them. I think finding Clementine really settles him. She helps to bring out his fun side. She helps him to find his place in his world and realise how he can help people and the causes he really cares about.
This book is funny, dreamy and enlightening. Aven always has me laughing at her books and this one is no exception. There are some absolutely hilarious moments in this story. The media on the other hand are scary as hell. They are like a dog with a bone. They way they act is not acceptable.
The other thing I want to mention is the level of research that Aven does for her books. Aven will spend hours watching YouTube videos of the area, researching local stores, looking through pictures, using google maps to work out one way systems and no driving areas, interviewing people who live locally, all to give you the feeling of really being there.
I absolutely loved the ‘squad’ I love how they are trying to modernise the Royals. To make them more relevant and interesting to the general public. I’m seriously looking forward to the rest of this series. This book is perfect if you are a fan of the Royals but like I said at the beginning if you are not it is also perfect for romcom lovers.
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