Review – My Best Friend’s Royal Wedding by Romy Sommer

**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**

Title My Best Friend’s Royal Wedding

Author Romy Sommer

Release Date January 29, 2020

Description from Amazon

Cocktail waitress Khara Thomas never expected to trade the dazzling lights of Vegas for European aristocracy but as maid of honour in the royal wedding of the decade she’s forced into an unexpected spotlight when her best friend marries a prince.

Luckily for Khara, gorgeous but infuriating best man Adam Hatton is happy to show her the ropes. Khara knows Adam’s entitled rich guy type but as their connection grows she realises there’s more to this playboy than meets the eye. And when she learns his royal secret? She might just find that fairytales do come true…

Initial Thoughts

This book sounded like the perfect royal rom-com so I had to apply on NetGalley when I saw it.

Some Things I Liked

  • Princess Diaries vibes. Specifically, The Princess Diaries II – Royal Engagement. I absolutely adored how much this book reminded me of some of my favorite movies from my childhood. I’d also like to use this post to squeal with excitement over the news that a third installment of the series is being made into a movie sometime soon! Anyway, I love the lessons Adam gave to Khara and how he had to cope with the idea of his potential royal status. Both Adam and Khara represented aspects of Mia’s story and I loved that.
  • Fabulous banter. I loved the witty banter that all good rom-coms are marked with. This book was no exception and I really enjoyed that.
  • Multiple POVs. Just like I enjoyed the banter, I thought the dual POVs from Adam and Khara’s perspectives was perfectly done. I loved the transitions between scenes executed by the change in perspectives.

Series Value

I’d love to see a continuation of this series. Khara and Adam’s lives are both taking some crazy turns at the end of this book and I’d enjoy reading more about that as well as reading more about some of the side characters.

As I was writing this post, I discovered that this book is actually a spin off. If you like these characters, you can read the Westerwald trilogy by Romy Sommer and find out the backstory behind several of the characters we met here. (Or, you could read those first so you won’t have spoilers 😉).

Final Thoughts

This book was super cute. It was a quick read and it helped me out of a reading slump I was experiencing with my current fantasy read. I read this one all in one sitting and would definitely read more by Romy Sommer.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Make or Break at the Lighthouse B&B by Portia MacIntosh – this book is coming out on February 14th (review to come a bit closer to that date), but if you enjoyed the wit, romance, and ideas of starting over in a new place, try this rom-com by Portia MacIntosh.
  • Coming Home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters – if you liked the themes of re-discovering yourself, try this book by Victoria Walters – the sequel is coming out in February.
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass – if you liked the themes of an under-privileged girl falling for a prince, try this series by Kiera Cass.

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