Published by Pocket Books on March 27, 2017
Series: The Royals #1
Genres: New Adult, adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
In this charming, modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday, a royal prince tries to escape his hectic and rigid life and ends up leading a young graduate student on a chase through the Eternal City.
Julia Costa is too busy trying to complete her PhD while also holding down a full-time job as a private tour guide in Rome to keep up with celebrity gossip. So when she crosses paths with a real, actual prince, she mistakes him for a client and takes him on a daylong tour of the city.
Intrigued by the idea of spending time with someone who obviously has no idea who he is, and delighted at the prospect of a day free of royal obligations, Niccolo La Torre, Crown Prince of Lazaretto, acts on impulse and assumes the role of Julia’s client. He swears to himself that he’ll return to his royal duties after only half a day…but he’s having the time of his life.
Until Julia presents him with the bill. Since he snuck out of the hotel without so much as a dime, he tries to escape, only to discover that she won’t let him out of her sight until he can pay her back. She’s determined to get her money…and perhaps more from the handsome stranger she’s fallen for.
Royally Roma is the first book in The Royals series by Teri Wilson. Royally Roma is a modern retelling of the classic Audrey Hepburn film Roman Holiday. I found Royally Roma to be a fun whirlwind adventure romance. I can’t wait to read more of The Royals series. In Royally Roma we get to see a crowned prince play hooky for a bit, and finally let loose and have some fun. This was a light hearted, feel good romance. I would recommend reading this book on a Sunday afternoon by the pool.
Royally Roma is the story of Julia and Niccolo. Julia is a grad student working as tour guide, and Niccolo is a frustrated prince who took advantage of an opportunity to get away for a day. Part of me felt bad for Niccolo initially, but part of me was annoyed at his attitude. I know he didn’t have much of a life because he was being paraded around from country to country making appearances, but he was certainly more than a little snooty at times, which made it hard for me to feel totally bad for him. But most of the time, he really amused me. I liked seeing how amused he was with Julia, who had no idea who he was at first. She thought he was her client, Mano Romano. hahah that name still cracks me up. I liked watching Julia and Niccolo spar, especially the talks they had about royalty.
Royally Roma was not totally without drama ad roadblocks. Niccolo could not hide his identity forever, and he is eventually found out, thus causing some issues. But overall, I really enjoyed the development of this story. It was largely light-hearted fun and the romance ended up being really sweet and satisfying. I can’t wait for more in this series. Teri Wilson did a great job writing a fun, feel good book.
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