06 May 2014

Royally Lost by Angie Stanton - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

Title: Royally Lost
Author: Angie Stanton
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication DateMay 6, 2014

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?
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This was like an old fairy tale played out in modern times. The prince falls in love with a commoner, and they are ripped apart. Only this was worse, because it was happening…

Who doesn’t want a real fairy tale?

Becca didn’t want to go to Europe, but her father insisted on it, thinking the vacation would make them all closer and be like a family. She wanted an escape though, she had been dumped, humiliated and betrayed by her boyfriend and best friend. But this was far out from her mind, being stuck with her father, steph mother and her brother Dylan. Then she meets Nicolai, a handsome man with an air of mystery. She didn’t know that she was spending time with a prince.

Nicolai may have everything a guy could hope for, except for one thing: FREEDOM, and he wanted to be free. Badly. He didn’t want to be crowned-prince anymore. Monarchy, for him, had long been gone. When he couldn’t have his parents listen to his cries, he decided to run away and experience the one thing he craved the most. He wanted to find himself, but he found someone else: BECCA. She had a poor-sense of direction, with a tinge of innocence that took his breath away. What’s more interesting is that, she didn’t know him.

Sparks flew as the make their way throughout Europe, making one adventure after another, trying to avoid the royal guards and of course, the media. However, Becca’s vacation will soon be over. What happens then? Will he go back becoming the crowned-prince, and her becoming a college student?

The ending – I didn’t see it coming, especially with Becca. I thought differently, but I was glad she made a decision of what she will do after her vacation. And as for Nikolai, things were finally starting to change with their parents, and compromises were drawn.

Royally Lost reminds me of a movie that I have loved so much when I was in my teens (yay) Prince & Me. But this time, instead of the prince coming to America, Becca was the one who went to Europe for a tour with her family. And readers are in for a grand tour in one of the most historically rich and beautiful continent in the planet. This book is an adventure you wouldn’t want to miss. No need of back packs, maps and passports because Becca and Nicolai will bring us to places we’ve seen in post cards and internet sites. Angie Stanton had vividly described each places as if I was passing through them. I loved the turns they make, and the places they visited.

This book reminds me of the feeling of being young and falling in love unexpectedly. It’s clean, sweet, romantic and one great adventure. 

 ✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪

The hot sun burned down on Becca. “The lake is so clear I can see all the way to the bottom. I wish I’d worn my swimsuit.”

“You could . . . you know,” Nikolai said suggestively, looking at her shirt.

“I am not skinny-dipping, so you can wipe that idea from your mind right now.”

“Look who’s jumping to conclusions. I wasn’t suggesting you skinny-dip.” He delivered a sly grin. “What I was about to say is that you could swim in your underwear.”

“Oh, but—”

“Ut.”He held up a finger. “Let me finish. Your underwear probably covers you more than your bathing suit anyway.”

Becca opened her mouth to speak, but then changed her mind. She knew he was secretly laughing at her.

“What? It’s a great idea.” He smiled devilishly.

“So, you’re saying you’d strip down to your undies, right here, in broad daylight.”

Nikolai stood and reached between his shoulders, pulled his T-shirt over his head, and dropped it at her feet. “You Americans are so uptight about your bodies.”

Becca stared at his strong arms, lean physique, and flat stomach. He began to unbutton his shorts.

Her jaw opened. She wanted to tell him to stop, but even more, she wanted to see if he’d actually drop his drawers in front of her.

He did.

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 LostRock 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.

Connect with Angie: Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook 

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