TITLE: THE ROYAL TREATMENT
SUBTITLE: A Crown Jewels Romance, Book 1
AUTHOR: MJ Summers Releases 23rd May
GENRE: Romance Contemporary Fiction
The Crown Jewels Series is a light romantic comedy, very heavy on the laughs with a low steam level (but lots of delicious sexual tension and some swearing). This is a HFN ending with the second and third books in the series featuring the same couple.
Book 2: The Royal Wedding (Summer 2017)
Book 3: The Royal Delivery (Late Fall 2017)
Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderellaâ¦
Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as sheâs concerned, heâs an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his familyâs dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. Itâs lust at first site, but thereâs no way she can give in to her feelingsânot if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.
Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that wonât be enough now that the royal family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heartâ¦
Can two natural enemies find their forever in each otherâs arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?
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When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door.
âGood evening, fellows,â I say.
âGood evening, Your Highness.â
Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks impressed.
âA little Bond-esque, no?â I ask.
âCome on, Moneypenny, letâs get you something for that beautiful neck of yours.â I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no.
Sheâs already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. âI can see those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons why you wonât borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule, please allow me. One, theyâre already paid for, some of them hundreds of years ago, so itâs not coming out of anyoneâs taxes. Two, like the books in the library, theyâre going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I want to share something with someone elseâsomeone who deserves to feel like a queen, even if sheâll only allow herself that for one measly little evening. Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels could stay.â
Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. âAll right. One necklace, but make it a cheap one.â
I raise one eyebrow. âDefine cheap.â
âLess than a kitchen stool.â
âHow about less than a car?â
âI said âqueen.â Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?â I reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck.
âWould she wear a car?â
âGood point.â I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. âHow about this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I wonât tell you how much itâs worth.â
I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little âokayâ escapes her lips.
Meet the Author
MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she's not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken âfrom aboveâ. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.
MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women's Writing Guild.
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