Meet Daisy Winters. She’s an offbeat sixteen-year-old Floridian with mermaid-red hair; a part time job at a bootleg Walmart, and a perfect older sister who’s nearly engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland. Daisy has no desire to live in the spotlight, but relentless tabloid attention forces her to join Ellie at the relative seclusion of the castle across the pond.
While the dashing young Miles has been appointed to teach Daisy the ropes of being regal, the prince’s roguish younger brother kicks up scandal wherever he goes, and tries his best to take Daisy along for the ride. The crown–and the intriguing Miles–might be trying to make Daisy into a lady . . . but Daisy may just rewrite the royal rulebook to suit herself. – Goodreads.com
Let’s just address the elephant in the room right away – no, this is most definitely not my typical read, but I was in the mood for something light, and from reading one of her previous books, I know Rachel Hawkins can dish out a healthy dose of humor. Royals was a pleasure to read from page one.
I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud. Daisy is just a sugar-coated treat – snarky, unfiltered, and ridiculously funny. She’s in ‘fish out of water’ situations for most of the book, occasionally handling them gracefully, but more often than not, having to pry her foot from her mouth. I enjoyed watching her scope of the world expand beyond her little corner of Florida.
The supporting cast is equally endearing, especially Daisy’s comical former rockstar father, and you can’t help being charmed by Seb despite his roguish behavior. Not being a real romance fan, I was relieved it wasn’t the only focus of the book, but the plot is still somewhat predictable. There are no real surprises here, but I wasn’t expecting any. Royals is a fun, fluffy read from cover to cover.
Thanks to Penguin’s First To Read for the ARC.