Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Book tour: A Royal Shade of Blue - Aven Ellis (The Modern Royals Series #1)

When art history student Clementine Jones receives a message complimenting her latest internship project, she doesn’t hesitate to answer it. 

She never dreamed that this decision would not only change her life but the future of the British monarchy as well. 
Her response leads Clementine to the mysterious CP Chadwick, a British man studying history at Cambridge. Clementine finds CP charming, smart, and unlike any man she’s ever met. Most of all, when she confides her medical past to CP, his perception of her doesn’t change. He doesn’t treat her as fragile like her parents do. CP sees her as normal, which is something she cherishes. 
Clementine, however, has no idea that CP is actually Prince Christian of Wales, who has never had a “normal” life. Christian is at a crossroad. His destiny is to be a working royal, but he is desperate to fill that role in his own way. Wary of others, he’s kept himself closed off from the world—until he lets Clementine in. 
A royal romance is never a fairy tale, but Clementine and Christian are determined to write their own version. Can they overcome their own fears—as well as the constraints of a royal life—to reach their own happily ever after? 

My opinion.
I'll be the first one to admit that I love the Royals. So when Aven decided writing a 'royal romance' was long overdue, I was both excited and a little apprehensive that those fictional royals wouldn't live up to the image we have in our heads of the British Royals. But I should've known, I had absolutely nothing to worry about.
Aven Ellis has created this amazing, very believable fictional British Royal Family with incredible detail. This book, this family, just screams for more. And luckily, this IS only the first installment in what is going to be one of my favourite chick-lit series. Fictional as the characters may be, their setting is anything but. As always, Aven thoroughly researches anything and everything about the interests/location/history of both her characters and their surroundings.
There are some similarities to her previous sports-themed books: the cultural differences when two nationalities get together, the "star quality" of one or both of the leads, but of course there's also Aven's signature laugh out loud moments, drop dead gorgeous men and wonderful, sweet love stories.
The Modern Royals Series is something Aven Ellis just HAD to write, and she's the absolute right person to do so.
When it comes to Clementine and CP's love story, I do feel like it needed a couple of more chapters between the "butterfly stage" of the relationship and the professing of "undying love". That being said though, it didn't take long for me as a reader to get completely swept off my feet by their wonderful romance and the a-mazing setting of British (royal) history.
I cannot wait to see what book 2 will bring - and couldn't be more excited about Aven's choice on the new leads for that one! 


I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.

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