Title: Reckless Royal
Series: Ainsworth Royals #2
Series: Ainsworth Royals #2
Author: Emily Silver
Genre: Royal Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2021
I was never supposed to ascend to the throne.
But suddenly I’m first in line, and every single move I make is splashed across the headlines for all to see.
Women. Fast Cars. VIP access to all of London’s hottest clubs. They call me the Playboy Prince.
Which would be perfectly fine if my older sister hadn’t fallen in love with a commoner, putting the crown on my head and the future of the country in my hands.
To redeem my image as the reckless royal, the queen has found a suitable woman for me to marry. A woman so opposite my type, it’s laughable.
But as I get to know her, there’s something that draws me in. Her soft eyes. Her big heart. The way everyone around her falls under her spell.
I never expected to fall in love.
Losing my heart might be the most reckless thing I’ve ever done.
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“Your Majesty. Your guests have arrived.” The announcement draws my attention away from mum. Anger is boiling just below the surface like a volcano. I’m ready to erupt when a portly man with a bushy mustache enters the room. Behind him is a willowy brunette, long hair flowing around a simple black dress.
“Lord Kendall. I’m quite pleased you could join us today.” She tips her head in his direction, as he bows before her. “Your Majesty. The honour is all mine.”
“James, this is Lord Xavier Cross, Duke of Kendall.” Mum extends her hand in his direction.
The man bows to me, the woman following. “Your Highness. It’s always a pleasure to be in your presence. May I present my daughter, Zara Cross.” He motions to the woman behind him.
“Zara. I’m thrilled you could join us today.”
“Your Majesty. The pleasure is all mine.” This poor woman’s face is as equally confused as mine. Hers does hold less contempt than mine.
“Zara, it’s nice to meet you.” I try to grab her attention, but her eyes keep flitting around the room. If you’ve never been to the palace, it’s easy to be distracted by the glamour of it all.
“Please, come have some tea.” Mum motions to the small table setup in the sitting room. An unsettled feeling starts to come over me. I don’t know what’s going on today, but I can’t imagine it will be in my favor.
“Thank you, Your Majesty.” This delicate woman accepts a cup and sits. I take the empty seat next to her. Stretching out my legs, I lean back in the chair, drinking my own cup. The harsh look from mum tells me she isn’t pleased. That makes two of us. She straightens, setting her tea down.
“I’m sure you two are wondering why we’ve brought you here today.” Zara gives me a look, only a small one. “The duke and I have entered into an arrangement.”
Oh feck. This can’t be good. “And what sort of arrangement is that?”
“An arranged marriage.” Her voice is curt as she drops the bomb.
Releasing August 24
After winning a Young Author’s Award in second grade, Emily was destined to be a writer. A lover of all things romance, Emily started writing books set in her favorite places around the world. As an avid traveler, she’s been to all seven continents and sailed around the world.
When she’s not writing, Emily is working to pay for her next big adventure, trying to learn a foreign language and reading all the romance she can get her hands on!
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