Royally Unexpected Series (9 Books) by Lilian Monroe

Royally Unexpected Series

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The contemporary, sexy retelling of classic fairy tales with the added twist of royally unexpected pregnancies. Following the stories of six ladies and the Princes that cross their paths. Don’t forget to check out Lilian Monroe’s site to download additional bonus content for the series.

Royally Unexpected Series by Lilian Monroe

Bad Prince (Royally Unexpected Series Book 1)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Cinderella with a contemporary twist, following the Crown Prince (Charlie) and Elle. As he reaches his 25th birthday the Prince needs to pick a wife before his 26th birthday. The Royal Ball is the perfect place to see all the eligible ladies of the kingdom – not that the Prince wishes to even attend.

Elle has been focusing on her studies and rowing training for the Royal regatta. She hasn’t been invited to the ball, however, her housemate Dahlia persuades her to attend in her name. Coming up close and personal with the Prince in his home gym. Running home at midnight leaving her shoes behind. The Prince manages to track her down and they begin a whirlwind romance behind closed doors.

But nothing is easy when you are the heir to the throne and there are secrets to be uncovered regarding how the Queen died, not to mention an accidental pregnancy. Are their lives too different to work in the real world?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Heartless Prince (Royally Unexpected Series Book 2)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A contemporary twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. Following the lives of Prince Damon and Dahlia. A romance that starts with Prince Damon agreeing to help his brother Charlie by faking a relationship with Dahlia to take the heat off him from their father.

Their first meeting has Damon seeing more of Dahlia than expected and that’s before the whole fake romance starts. Although they are attracted to each other, they are both hiding secrets and have baggage that they are holding on to. Prince Damon holding on to the guilt and grief following his mother’s death years earlier. Whilst Dahlia doesn’t know she is and why she has been pushed away from her family.

One to pull on your heartstrings and question family politics, overcoming past demons – can they turn this fake relationship into something real?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Cruel Prince (Royally Unexpected Series Book 3)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A retelling of the classic Beauty & The Beast story with a contemporary twist. Follow Jolie as she gives up on her life in New York to return to Westhill Castle to tend to the roses in her father’s absence. An inspiring writer she has had rejection after rejection so maybe time in the fresh air will clear her head and inspire her writing.

Prince Gabriel has been hiding out at Westhill Castle with his daughter Flora for the past six years. Flora has cystic fibrosis and the Prince has anger issues so maybe it’s best that he hides from the world. Jo jumps into his and Flora’s lives at the castle and treats him as a man, not a prince. The sparks fly between them, however, previous issues that the Prince hasn’t dealt with lead him to destroy several things in his life.

Can he overcome his anger and discover the man he could be? Is Elle strong enough to walk away from the life she started to want?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Broken Prince (Royally Unexpected Series Book 4)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A contemporary retelling of the Snow White story, featuring Prince Luca and Ivy. Five years ago Prince Luca cheated death after a cliff jump accident. Breaking his back he has undergone surgeries and physio in order for him to be able to walk again. During that time he pushed everyone away including his then-fiancée Cara.

His return to the royal family coincides with a trip to Farcliff to help trade relations. His PR team have arranged for him to date Margot a famous, beautiful actress. However, it is her sister that catches Luca’s eye and wants to discover more about her. Ivy is her sister’s PA and feels guilty about her feelings for Luca, however, she’s never felt this way before and maybe Luca would be good enough to her first.

There are lots of demons swirling within Luca that he struggles to deal with. Ivy doesn’t want to hurt her sister and Margot is still on the sidelines having had an overdose – Can they manage to overcome demons, jealousy and family resentment in order to be together?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Wicked Prince (Royally Unexpected Series Book 5)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A must-read story after finishing Broken Prince (book 4), the story continues with Margot and Prince Dante. With Prince Luca and Ivy sharing updates along the way.

Life in the spotlight has been more or less everything Margot knows. From modelling, acting and being an influencer she is always in the public eye. Not that she enjoys it, however, it does mean she is able to support her family. The past few months have seen her overdose, find herself unexpectantly pregnant and hiding away from the world.

With Prince Beckett on the run from the family, it’s time that Prince Luca returned home. The reclusive Prince Dante arrives to convince him to return home, however, there is an instant spark with Margot. Although she is hiding some very big secrets from him.

Can they overcome the secrets between them? Or will either one push the other away? Why has Prince Beckett been attempting to harm Prince Luca, Prince Dante and Margot?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Wrong Prince (Royally Unexpected Series Book 6)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Little Mermaid is retold with a contemporary twist. Following Prince Theo and Cara as they navigate through friendship, fake romance and beyond. Cara has always been promised to Prince Luca, however, following his accident three years ago he has pushed her away. As Prince Theo prepares for the throne he invites Cara on one last yacht trip before Royal duties take hold.

Suddenly, they both discover that they are harbouring more than friendship but this is wrong, Cara was engaged to his brother! As they return from their trip Prince Theo is told that he is to marry Cara in order to take over the throne. However, Cara is longing to leave the kingdom and follow her heart to a singing career. Fearing their families will add pressure they embark on a three-week tour of the kingdom where they discover and act upon their love.

Returning home offers them big decisions, stay together or follow dreams. Not to mention the secret that Cara is hiding from Theo. Has too much happened in the past to move forward? Do they want to be together even if it means sacrificing some dreams?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Yours for Christmas (Royally Unexpected Book 6.5)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Despite being a Lady and the daughter of a Duke and Duchess, Ada, tends to shy away from events. With her eldest sister Maggie is usually the one in the public eye, however, after breaking her leg dancing (she’s a ballerina) Ada has to attend the Christmas Ball at the palace. Agreeing to say hello to the Count that Maggie is promised to, although not in love with it is purely a good match marriage for the sake of her younger sisters.

Duke Blythe has stayed away from events since his brother and then his parents passed away four years ago. The Christmas Ball is to celebrate the new heirs first Christmas and Heath have been working with the King on a project he opts to attend. Spotting Ada as soon as she enters the room and suddenly his cold heart is awoken. Managing to steal her away from the Count in order to dance with her. They disappear into the palace to see the late Queen’s piano (Ada is a concert pianist), where the initial spark flares between them and share much more than a kiss.

Ada hopes that unlike her older sister she is able to marry for love rather than position and what it would mean for the family. However, with the Duke not forthcoming and the Count taking too much of an interest in her she might not have a choice.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Lone Prince (Royally Unexpected Book 7)

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Growing up with a single mum, Rowan has always known the importance of hard work. Something she has applied to her architecture business especially following her mother’s death. Splitting from her boyfriend six months ago after he gave her an ultimatum of him or her work. Selecting work and getting started on a big project for the Summer Palace in Nord where her grandmother is the housekeeper. Travelling there at the beginning of autumn for research purposes she is left stranded at the station after her grandmother fails to collect her. Walking to the Summer Palace in a snow storm.

Heading to the Summer Palace for October, Prince Wolfe is hoping to avoid the anniversary memorials for his dead fiancée the people’s princess. Finding Rowan collapsed by the gates in her red coat he takes her inside to get her warmed. Despite it being four years since Abby (and their unborn baby) died he is still grieving and has withdrawn from life. A near-constant scowl on his face, Rowan isn’t sure what to make of him once she wakes.

Once she is recovered she shares the plans for the renovation and Prince Wolfe is not complimentary about them. Forcing her to go back to the drawing board and complete further research. Spending time together there is a growing attraction but Rowan is the one to put the brakes on things until she can’t hold out any longer. Snowed in, a split condom and no morning-after pill leads to them hoping she hasn’t fallen pregnant. But that’s not the only obstacle in their way. Can Wolfe learn to love again? Can Rowan accept that there is more to life than work?

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

Ice Queen (Royally Unexpected Book 8)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

At ten years old, Penelope’s life changed overnight and she became Queen after her parents died. Leaving school behind she started on the path of ensuring her life was devoted to serving the kingdom of Nord. Heartbreak has followed her with infertility and the tragedic death of her husband in a skiing accident. Turning her heart and demeanour to ice. She rules the kingdom void of emotion, not a wife, not a mother… just a queen.

Asher has been attempting to prove himself to his father despite not being perfect. Scars cover a third of his body following a fire at school when he was younger. The same school where he met and became friends with Penelope. Bumping into her after a twenty-year absence at a wedding. They chat and catch up, with their old attraction to each other resurfacing. Hiding in a staff break room they let their chemistry ignite, however, Penelope lets details slip about her kingdom to Asher. Which is the very information he needed to gain from the owner of a business they are merging with. Getting what he needed he leaves the wedding without so much as a goodbye.

Furious that she allowed herself to acknowledge her emotions with Asher she is angry to find out that he is in Nord on business. Although he tells her he wanted to see her too, she isn’t convinced by this but lets it go. Unrest in the kingdom over lack of jobs has Penelope thinking of a plan to solve issues, with Asher a possible solution. But Asher hasn’t been upfront about his business interests – what will this mean when it comes out? Add in an unexpected pregnancy they are in for an emotional journey.

Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.

If you enjoyed this series, then take a look at the Knocked Up Series by Lilian Monroe.

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