Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Blog tour + Giveaway + Review: "Once upon a royal christmas" by Robin Bielman

Author: Robin Bielman
Main characters: prince Theodore "Theo" Chenery and Rowan Palotay


Colliding with a prince while walking four dogs isn’t how Rowan Palotay pictured meeting royalty, but then lately her life hasn’t gone according to plan. With one teensy tiny mistake, her job as a news reporter took a turn for the worse and now she’s lucky to have a small pet column in the local newspaper. Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and magic, but she feels like she’s forever stuck on the naughty list. Prince Theodore Chenery is in Marietta shortly after the death of his mother to meet his grandparents for the first time. When an accidental run-in—literally—with Rowan leads to an unexpected friendship, he finds himself enchanted with the outspoken, feisty country girl. She’s unlike anyone he’s ever met and her special brand of kindness and honesty make it harder and harder to keep temptation away.

Giving into the passion and deep-rooted emotions between them, Theo and Rowan discover what matters most. But when their relationship makes worldwide news, Theo must decide whether or not to follow his heart or his royal duty.

I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review and let me tell you guys... :) it was lovely... I mean, all those adjectives work: lovely, cute, adorable, beautiful... just pick whatever works for you :) I had so much fur reading this standalone story, and since it was my second book from this author I'm starting to think that her writing style just works for me :) I will have to conduct an experiment and read a few more, just to be sure, but she has just such an entertaining way of creating stories... *sighs happily* and characters... and interactions between them... basically, she's great ;) so let me tell you a bit more about this particular story, so I can do my best to convince you to give it a try :)

I'm gonna start with our main couple :) and before I say anything else, I have to admit that it's very hard for me to tell you which one of them I liked more... because usually when reading a story I tend to have stronger feelings to one part of the main couple... but this time they were both so much fun to read about :) Theo is visiting this small town when he meets Rowan with a bang... literally... she collides with him on the sidewalk ;) well... it's definitely one way to get someone's attention... ;) that little event starts everything between them :) what I love most about this story, is that it starts with them being friends :) yes, there's definitely attraction there, but they do actually talk to one another before anything else happens :) and those were some of my favourite scenes in the book actually :) the banter, all those fun interactions, the sassy responses... :) I love them in books and here there were plenty :) add to them a whole bunch of fun secondary characters and you have a perfectly lovely story :) don't get me wrong, this one is definitely much more than just cute... it's a perfect mix of hot and funny and emotional and just oh so wonderful... that I honestly don't want to tell you too much about the actual contents of the book :) mainly so you can be as pleasantly surprised as I was when you'll read it :)

Even though we are still quite a few weeks away from christmas, this book really transported me to that beautiful and a bit magical feeling you get around that time... this story felt like cuddling under a blanket on a cold and snowy evening with a big cup of delicious hot chocolate, with whipped cream, because that is the only way to drink it ;) and just... feeling joyful :) the fantastic writing style of Robin Bielman left me with the biggest smile on my face once I finished this book :) I hope you will definitely give this story a try because trust me... it's a gift that you should get yourselves as soon as possible ;)

a Rafflecopter giveaway About the author:

When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts all of her story ideas.

She is a 2014 RITA Finalist, loves to frequent coffee shops, and plays a mean game of sock tug of war with her cute, but often naughty dog, Harry. She cherishes her family and friends and loves to connect with readers. Get the scoop on Robin, her books, and sign up for her newsletter on her website.

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  1. I love this review so much, A!! Thank you!! I'm so happy you loved the book and your kind words have put the biggest smile on *my* face! Thanks for being part of my new release! xoxo

    1. you're very welcome :) the pleasure was all mine :)