Review: Royal Pickle by JJ Knight
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Pickle me this, fellow romance readers: What do you get when you have a playboy prince of a tiny European kingdom proposing marriage to the girl working at a deli counter in New York who rescued him from rabid paparazzi? A hilariously endearing romantic comedy from JJ Knight set in her much loved Pickleverse. Having said that, you don't necessarily need to read any of the other Pickle books, but if you adore entertaining, well-written rom-coms, I'm going to happily recommend you check them all out.
Royal Pickle is the story of Leopold the Second, Prince of Avalonia, twenty-nine-year-old heir apparent, and Sunny Marie Packwood, twenty-seven-year-old budding poet with pickle pedigree, aka Leo and Sunny. With just a couple of weeks before he turns thirty, time's a-ticking for Leo, because if he doesn't find a bride of his choosing, his parents--aka the King and Queen--will do it for him, something Leo isn't all that thrilled about. But Sunny could be the answer to his conundrum. He had a decade to snag a bride of his own; now, all he has is a week to convince Sunny of their happily-ever-after.
First things first: Sunny was an awesome female main character! I loved seeing her come in to her own, gaining confidence and embracing the truest version of herself. That doesn't mean that Leo wasn't a great male main character. The guy made his peer princes proud with how charming he was. These two may have been an unlikely coupling at the onset of this modern fairy--and funny tale--but they proved to be perfect for each other. Bonus points for the dirty limericks and beautiful poetry. 4.5 stars for Royal Pickle!
Release Date: 28 February 2022
Date Read: 27 February 2022
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