Title: Back to Reality (The Royal Lexingtons #1)
Author: Kevin Sean
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 128
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
It’s Daniel’s job to help women meet their Prince Charming. So why is it so hard for him to find his own happily ever after?
As the executive producer of reality dating show My Prince Charming, workaholic Daniel Dixon has always had a hard time keeping his personal and professional lives separate. When royal bad boy Charles Lexington is brought on board to boost the show’s falling ratings, Daniel is forced to deal with the baggage which accompanies the handsome prince’s less-than-stellar reputation. As Daniel deals with drama behind the scenes, he gets to know the man behind the headlines and finds himself falling for Charles—whether he wants to or not.
Charles never gave love a second thought—but after meeting Daniel, it’s the only thing on his mind.
When Charles Lexington’s traditional English family informs him of his involuntary engagement to Lady Dolores Ellsworth, he needs a way out—and fast. The rebellious royal’s plan is simple: appearing on a trashy American reality television show is the perfect way to appall his uptight fiancee, end the arrangement and win back his freedom. Charles seizes the chance to return to a life of partying and paparazzi, but his plans quickly meet a roadblock—the show’s sexy, stubborn producer, Daniel Dixon. To Charles’s surprise, there is true love to be found on the set of My Prince Charming—just not when the cameras are rolling.
Back to Reality is a standalone m/m contemporary romance novel with no cheating and no cliffhangers. This book features sexy English accents, trashy reality television, steamy scenes, and—of course—Happily Ever After!
Love On The Set
Do you like reality TV? Do you like that show “The Bachelor”? What if “The Bachelor” was secretly gay? What if he fell for the director? Great idea, huh? This is, sort of, what this story is about.
This story is chock-full of all the good things that made an 80’s series like Dynasty and Dallas great. It has betrayal, high drama, misunderstandings, dramatic exits, etc. Now throw in someone of Royal Blood and you’ve just kicked it up another notch.
The chemistry between Daniel and Charles is so electric you can light a lamp with it. Their first kiss happens after accidentally seeing each other in a coffee shop and going outside to take a walk and talk. That is so Starbucks, I love it. This begins secret kisses behind bushes and around corners. So romantic.
The story also has a villain. He plants seeds of misunderstandings which leads to the high drama.
The pacing is a bit slow due to pages of character’s thoughts. What they’re thinking. I think that was overkill and too much. I would have loved to have read more dialogue between the characters and supporting characters.
The ending was okay. I’m glad it was a happy ending, but again, the same issue. Too many pages of the characters thoughts. I would have loved to have read more action than what they’re thinking.
I loved the sweet factor of the story. The chemistry between the main characters is very sweet and there are some wonderful romantic moments.
If you love reality TV and if you love “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” and those types of shows, then you will love this book. I recommend you get it.
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