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Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes

Bad Princess Book Cover Bad Princess
Julianna Keyes
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
November 27th 2017

Notorious for leaping off roofs, maiming foreign royals, and thattwerking incident, Brinley Cantrella of Estau is nobody’s definition of a good princess. She’s fearless and bold, not good and gracious. And after a lifetime of being told she’s unfit to be queen, wearing the crown and helping to usher Estau into a new era is the one dream she’s never dared chase. 

But when her older sister abdicates the throne, all Brinley has to do to inherit the role is not twerk, not maim anybody, and definitely not get caught fooling around topless with Prince Finn, her childhood crush, the only man she’s ever loved…and her sister’s former future husband. 

Finn embodies the definition of good. Tall and handsome, serious and honorable, he always does the right thing—including agreeing to marry his ex’s sister to cover up this latest scandal. Brinley has fallen down stairs, broken teeth and broken bones, but this is the first time her heart has ever been broken. She now has the crown and the prince, and on the surface, life is good—but is being married to a man everyone swears could never love her back good enough? 

Maria’s Review

➦This was actually a pretty enjoyable read. Being a 3rd person POV, it actually read really well. One thing I was surprised to learn that this is a NOVELLA. Let me tell you, some of the contemporary romances out there that call themselves full length novels are not much longer than this. Just felt like a short novel to me. 

➦If you like romance stories about royals then you might enjoy this book. It’s pretty fast paced and I certainly got some feels from it. So, all things considering, pretty awesome. I do think, however, that if you’re going to write a story about a fictional world, there needs to be more world building. But whatevz. 

➦Badass cover. Me like. Bad princess wasn’t even that bad. Ok, no, she kind of was. Anywhooooo. A marriage arrangement trope with a prince and a princess who might or might not have had the hots for each other since childhood. If that sounds appealing then go for it! 🙂