Review: Royal Escape by JJ Knight (Royally Pickled #3)
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Give Me Books Promotions.
Pickle me this! What happens when an honest-to-goodness princess from the European country of Avalonia decides to steal away onto a plane headed for New York to live a life free of the trappings of royalty for as long as she can while preparing to celebrate her twenty-first birthday the way she wants, only to fall for not just one but two men? That's basically the pickle--pun absopicklelutely intended--that Princess Lilianne, aka Lili, finds herself in. First there's the twenty-nine-year-old renowned American artist, Jesse Adams, who is sweet and romantic and knows her as Ellie; then there's Z, who always dons a mask each time they're together, but there's no hiding his lust and desire for the young woman he knows as Aria. One calls to her heart, the other claims her body, but when all is said and done, neither of them will be deemed acceptable for a royal heir fourth in line.
I was so not prepared for the heat level in Royal Escape, the third and final book in JJ Knight's Royally Pickled. Talk about needing to read this royal romance in a cool room. We've got the youngest among the royal Avalonian siblings, Lili, and she's desperate to be free of the responsibilities that come with being a princess and royal heir. Naturally, things get complicated once she meets Jesse and Z. Now, I'm going to get into too much detail because I don't want to be a party pooper and spoil the story for anyone who has yet to read this book. What I will say is that there are some aliases and personas involved, but hey, Lili is an adventurous princess, and sometimes, you take risks and maybe even get a wee bit--totally--risque. I loved seeing Lili blossom and become the person and princess she wants to be. Heat, heart, royals, and Pickles abound in this five-starred read.
Read my reviews for the Royally Pickled series: