Review: Royally Relinquished: A Modern Day Fairy Tale by Hayley Faiman
The only thing royal about Caitriona Geneva Grace is the blue of her beat-up sedan. While luxury and vanity are terms she could use to describe her everyday life, they’re not words she lives by. Rather, they’re words that keep her fed—barely. As a receptionist at a medical spa, her life is far from glamorous, but she gets by. For Cait, anything beats the life she left behind when she said goodbye to her small town after high school.
His highness, Prince Henrik Stuart, is a slave to his royal status. Bound by duty and controlled by the crown, he fears a future chained to a woman of good breeding–a match not made in love. While known as the foolhardy prince, the thought of settling down isn’t what troubles him. Rather, if he could find a woman who cared nothing of his title, he would give her the world.
When a weekend trip leads to a chance meeting, both Caitriona and Henrik feel a spark between them unlike any they’ve experienced before. To each, the other is too good to be true, but one night of fun cannot be denied.
When she said ‘yes’ to the handsome, green-eyed stranger, Caitriona didn’t know that she was stepping into her very own fairytale.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…except when it’s legally binding.
*Recommended for readers 18+ due to Sexual Content and Language.
32 years young…Born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.
Royally Relinquished was my first book by this author. I’m a big fan of royal romances but I had some issues with this book: the main one was that Henrik didn’t behave as a fairytale prince nor as a decent hero. I couldn’t like him, I tried, but couldn’t. I thought Caitriona deserved better, so I wasn’t cheering for them.
There was a lot of sex in it, and the scenes were repetitive. Looked like they could only have a proper conversation while having sex, this bothered me a lot. Clearly there’s a problem going on when your favorite characters were not the main couple, but the secondary characters. I liked Caitriona’s best friends and Hugh, the bodyguard.
I wanted to see more fairy tale like elements, aside from the love at first side factor. Unfortunately, this novel wasn’t for me. I didn’t finish it.