SUDDENLY ROYAL Nichole Chase
Royals of Lilaria , Book 1
Avon Books
ISBN: 978-0-06-231745-2
December 2013
Contemporary Romance

Minnesota Present Day

SUDDENLY ROYAL is a modern twist on a fairy tale. Samantha Rousseau is an average college-aged woman, living her life and pursuing her dream of becoming a wildlife biologist while coping with caring for a sick father. One day, she receives a mysterious invitation to join the Duchess of Lilaria (fictional country) for dinner. Intrigued and confused, Samantha attends the dinner, and her world is changed by what the Duchess tells her and by a young man also in attendance during this eventful meal.

It turns out that Samantha isn't just an average girl. Many centuries ago, her family was royalty in Lilaria, and the time has come for Samantha to claim what is rightfully hers a royal title, estate, and fortune in the small, distant country of Lilaria. While Samantha is absorbing this life-changing news, she's also processing the immediate and strong attraction between her and Prince Alex D'Lynsal, who was the guest that the Duchess brought to dinner.

The old saying that opposites attract is certainly the case with Samantha and Alex. Where Samantha is down-to-earth, stubborn, and hard-working, Alex has a playboy reputation and scandalous past. Alex immediately befriends Samantha and is a strong advocate of her leaving behind her life in America to live a new life as a royalty in Lilaria. Samantha, realizing it is the opportunity of a lifetime, makes plans to leave behind her schoolwork, as well as her father fighting a terminal battle with cancer, to explore a life on the other side of the world all while trying to resist Alex's romantic pursuits towards her.

Samantha isn't able to resist Alex's charms for long, and the romance and friendship between the two build as she transitions to her new life in Lilaria. In a new land and in a sizzling new romance, everything is brand new for Samantha. Even with a tiara and fancy new lifestyle, life continues to throw curveballs at Samantha, and SUDDENLY ROYAL is the story of how she navigates all of the changes. Most importantly, will she get a fairy tale ending with her prince?

SUDDENLY ROYAL is a fun read for anyone who wants a story to escape the reality of day-to-day life, as Samantha lives out the dream of being a princess (with her own Prince Charming). If you've ever wondered what it would be like to one day wake up and have your life completely transform, SUDDENLY ROYAL is the book for you!

Jennifer Harrington