Summary: Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.
Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he’s crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn’t have…is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.
When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca’s family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18530135-royally-lost?ac=1
MY REVIEW (Colleen)
Royally Lost was an adorable read; perfect for a warm, sunny, spring day! Becca is trapped on a vacation with her family that she does not want to be on. She would rather be ANYWHERE else then in Europe with her family. When handsome Nik helps her when she is lost, they become hopelessly smitten with each other, so much so that he follows Becca through Europe.
Becca was a good character. Solid, quite the quintessential teenager, well written. She was a little spoiled at times, whining about her family taking her to Europe (boo-hoo they can adopt me), but in all, she was a sweet, warm and witty.
I really liked Nikolai. He was trying to break out of the mold created for him and forge a new path both for himself and his kingdom. I sometimes thought it was a little strange that he was so “normal” after having lived such a sheltered and pampered life. The interactions between he and Becca were precious. I loved experiencing the bloom of their young love.
Royally Lost is a great, refreshing, sweet read from beginning to end. It is appropriate for all readers. There is no cliffhanger and it is a stand alone book. I truly enjoyed being Royally Lost with Nikolai and Becca!!!
“So how was your date with Nikolai?”
Becca glared at her brother, Dylan.
“Uh-oh. Did he stand you up?” Dylan held a rolled-up magazine.
She frowned, frustrated that she’d been so easily played. “Yeah, you could say that.”
“This might explain why.” Dylan held the magazine under her face, forcing her to look at the glossy picture of a guy who looked exactly like Nikolai.
She took the magazine and examined it closer. Her breath caught in her throat. “That’s Nikolai!”
She’d recognize him anywhere. She couldn’t read the foreign headline, but it ended with an exclamation point. “Dylan, where did you find this?”
He grimaced and shrugged. “It was at every newspaper stand I saw today.”
“Why is he on the cover? Did he do something wrong?” She paged through the magazine, holding her breath. Confusion turned to shock when she saw a two-page spread filled with pictures of Nikolai.
Nikolai at the beach; a picture of him playing polo; a picture of him in a tuxedo with a girl wearing a glittering gown. Then Becca’s eyes landed on a formal picture of Nikolai in uniform, with a sword at his belt, standing next to a young girl. A stern man and austere woman sat in gilded chairs; both adults wore crowns.
Her jaw dropped open.
“Why is Nikolai in that picture with people wearing crowns? Who is he?” she asked. Her heart pumped so fast she could feel the blood pulse through her temples. “And why did he lie about his identity?”
About Angie: Angie Stanton never planned on writing books; she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural Wisconsin, with her brothers’ 4-H pigs as pets, dance didn’t work out. Instead she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history.
Angie is the author of six books including Royally Lost, Rock and a Hard Place, and Snapshot. She graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin, and is a proud double finalist of the National Readers Choice Awards for Love ’em or Leave ’em.
Angie is offering signed copies of ROYALLY LOST via the indie bookstore near her, and they are doing online orders (yay)!
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