Theo Glass used to believe that love was just a fairy tale. Orphaned and disowned by his homophobic step-family, he and his grandma make ends meet as best they can. But when his grandma’s tireless charity work is honoured, Theo makes sure he spends his last pennies to get her to the palace, hosted by none other than the gorgeous Prince James himself.
James is sixth in line to the throne of the United Kingdom and a disappointment to just about everyone. He never felt at home at school, on the rugby pitch, or even in the Army. Being royalty means he’s been forced to keep a lid on his bisexuality. But when he meets Theo at the honours ceremony, he knows he’s in serious trouble.
Needing to find purpose, James convinces Theo to use his charity event savvy to throw a fundraiser ball in a secluded castle. All James has to do is behave himself around the sassy twink. But soon the chemistry between them is too strong to resist.
Their lives are too different and there’s no chance James can come out as the first Prince of the United Kingdom with a boyfriend. But James knows if he doesn’t show Theo how much he means to him, he’ll lose him forever. Can love conquer all? Or is that something just for fairy tales?
A Right Royal Affair is a steamy, standalone MM romance novel featuring a pack of unruly royal terriers, a romantic ball, feisty swans, a wicked step-father and a guaranteed HEA with absolutely no cliffhanger.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapter.
This is my first book by Helen Juliet and I’m looking forward to experiencing more of her work. A Right Royal Affair was a delightful and low angst Cinderfella inspired story. It felt a little slow at first however that gave us plenty of time to get to know James and Theo individually and their potential as a couple. Suspending some belief about royal protocols/security is required, but it’s fiction and I went with it. There were several steamy, yet lovely scenes with our leading men. There was also a bit of Dominance/submission play that involved tying up hands ~ but I wouldn’t really classify this as BDSM. Mostly sweet, a little spice, and an epilogue so nice ~ this was truly enjoyable.
This was my first time listening to narration by Kieran Flitton and I was completely charmed. He did an excellent job of differentiating between James and Theo as well as giving all the secondary characters unique voices.
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Theo was kicked out of his home for being gay.
I received a free copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.
My Favorite Quotes
For the first time in his life he was in love. And nothing was going to stand in the way of that. – A Right Royal Affair @helenjwrites narrated by @KieranFlitton #Cinderfella @_GayRomReviewsTweet
Theo was the hero of his own story, and that hero was gay as f*ck. – A Right Royal Affair @helenjwrites narrated by @KieranFlitton #Cinderfella @_GayRomReviewsTweet
Not on my nan’s couch. That’s just wrong. – A Right Royal Affair @helenjwrites narrated by @KieranFlitton #Cinderfella @_GayRomReviewsTweet