In this post I am doing a Royally Not Ready book review. This is the first book I’ve read by Meghan Quinn and after almost a full month of non stop dark romance I figured I needed a light hearted break with a Rom Com. This book was exactly what I needed.
As with most of my reviews I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum. However, there may still be a few small spoilers in this review.
“You might be a future queen, but when it comes to the bedroom, I’m your goddamn king. Got it?”Meghan Quinn, Royally Not Ready
Royally Not Ready is a rom com, bodyguard, royalty book with loads of laughs and very few triggers. This book does have sexually explicit scenes with some BDSM.
Since we don’t always get trigger warnings on books I like to give trigger warnings in my reviews. This can help people avoid certain triggers that could hurt their mental well being.
Possible Triggers in this book are:
- Sexually Explicit Scenes
For a list of the triggers I look for you can check out this link here. This may or may not be a complete list of triggers for this book, I do my best to make sure I mark anything that could be a potential trigger but I may accidentally miss triggers.
Royally Not Ready Synopsis
Lilly lost her parents at 17 to tragedy now ten years later she’s running her own bikini wagon and conducting wet t-shirt contests on the beaches of Miami enjoying her life. Keller has been charged to find the only remaining heir left to take over the throne for King Theo. You probably guessed that Lilly is that only remaining heir and now Keller has to turn this fun loving, bad word slinging American, into a Princess fit to take the throne.
Forced to stay in a long abandoned castle while she trains, the two find out they have far more in common than they realize and things start heating up between the two. Will her new status make a possible relationship between them impossible?
Meghan Quinn has given us a grumpy sunshine romance that is filled with laughter, heartbreak, and a beautiful happy ending… or at least for now it’s a happy ending.
Royally Not Ready Reading Experience
I’ve already mentioned how Royally Not Ready is filled with laugh out loud scenes. I spent a good hour of my reading laughing so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes. The snark in the dialogue between the two main characters is absolutely amazing. I loved how these two interacted and dealt with the situation they had.
There is nothing dark about this book, or very little dark about this book. Both of the main characters lost their parents at a young age so there is some discussion in the book about that. Regardless though, that’s part of the back story that helps to make this story come to life.
Meghan Quinn does a fantastic job about writing somewhat relatable characters that you grow to care about quickly. I enjoyed the side characters immensely and they helped to really bring the whole story to life.
The spice in this book was extremely well done with characters who were into the BDSM life. The tension building is beautifully done and this book made it easy for me to say that I would like to read more from Meghan Quinn in the future.
Royally Not Ready Book Review
Lilly is an amazingly strong FMC for this book. I love her sarcastic and snarky banter with Keller the main MMC of the book. They dynamic between these characters is amazing and it really felt like you knew who each of these characters were.
The setting for this Royally Not Ready was also done well. Meghan Quinn is fantastic at world building taking us from the beaches of Miami to a Nordic island that has beautiful scenery. It was easy to imagine what was happening to the landscape surrounding the characters.
Meghan Quinn did a fantastic job with a backstory that is slowly revealed throughout the book helping to push the characters to their next decisions. I also loved how Lilly came to her decisions completely on her own, deciding to do what was best for her and the country she was heir to.
Before I rate this book I want to give you a bit of background about what my rankings mean. I typically read books that I check out through the Libby app with my local library or through Kindle Unlimited.
I rarely buy ebooks unless they are cheaply priced or on sale. I also very rarely buy physical copies of books. I’m a bit of a minimalist so I have to absolutely adore a book to buy a physical copy that will be proudly displayed in my home.
So my ranking system is as follows:
- 5 Stars equals I am buying a physical copy of this book. I will read this book at least 10 more times, it is the best ever.
- 4 stars equals a great book. I might buy an ebook version when it’s on sale so that I can re-read it at least one more time.
- 3 stars equals a good book. I likely won’t read again but I appreciate the story.
- 2 stars equals “Meh.” I will not read this book again, it had a lot of problems and I did not care for it.
- 1 star equals a bad book. I barely finished this book and I will never recommend anyone waste valuable book reading time on this book.
- 0 stars is a did not finish book. I will never finish that book and it is banished.
Royally Not Ready gets 5 stars, 3 peppers, and 1 tissue from me. The happy ending is beautiful and I loved how Meghan tied in previous conversations between our main characters toward the end of the book. The world building was fantastic as well. What really won me over though was the dynamic between the characters that brought laugh out loud moments.
Final Thoughts on Royally Not Ready
While I typically prefer dark romance to rom coms I think I found a Rom Com author that I will absolutely stick around to read. If all her books are as funny as this one I’m excited to keep on reading them.
Royally Not Ready will absolutely end up on my physical book shelf at some point and I can’t wait to read more from this author.