Erryn reviews ‘In His Court (Rosavia Royals Book 4)’ by Max Rowan. The ebook was published June 16, 2020 and was 286 pages. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Kieran Flitton, released July 28, 2020, and is 7 hrs and 46 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I love royal love stories.
A spy prince needs: a man who sees through his disguise.
Prince Benedict is not what he seems. His image as a lazy playboy is carefully constructed to hide the truth. Trained since childhood to become Rosavia’s top spy, he spends his life in disguise – and danger – to protect his country. Nobody sees the loneliness in his heart.
Felix Wright is a genius with four degrees, no real-world experience, and a top-secret job…and he’s never even been kissed. A lifetime of being alienated for his most valuable assets has left him reluctant to trust the charming prince who thrusts him into fieldwork for the very first time.
When the Crown Jewels are stolen two weeks before the royal ball, it’s their job to save the country’s reputation. Benedict helps Felix believe in himself, while Felix slowly coaxes the real prince out of hiding. But can they find the jewels and rescue the most priceless treasures of all: Each other?
Welcome to the tiny European country of Rosavia, where roses ramble over alpine slopes and princes fall for the men of their dreams. Every Rosavia Royals book happens simultaneously, so books can be read on their own, or in any order…but keep an eye out for familiar faces around the palace!
I always enjoy a royal book and this one is no exception. I had heard of the Rosavia series and wound up popping into this book first – the fourth in the series. No worries at all, they do not need to be read in order as they all take place simultaneously.
So, with that out of the way, let me talk about the book. Prince Benedict is not the lazy prince everyone believes him to be. Early on he was chosen to be part of the elite spy unit for the little kingdom, reporting to his aunt, no less. Only one of his four brothers actually knows his whole truth (and we can talk about there being five gay princes at another time).
When Benedict becomes aware that the crown jewels are missing, he also meets his new team member. Felix is young and has spent his life being different. He’s got four degrees but has never been in the field. Heck, he’s never held a job. Benedict is leery of taking on someone so new and Felix is wary of the playboy prince who does nothing but lounge about. They are both in for a rude awakening. Or a pleasant one, depending on your opinion.
I have to say that despite the opening scene, I hadn’t predicted there would be so much tension and action in this book – it kept me on my toes and enthralled the entire book. And, of course, hoping the naïve virgin Felix nabs his more experienced prince. I enjoyed the book and can’t wait to read the others in the series.
As for the narrator, Kieran Flitton is perfect for this series. The royals have vaguely British accents and Flitton has the range to handle all the gay princes, all their lovers, all the courtiers, and the King and Queen as well. I was impressed by his narration and am glad several of the other books are out on audio. Am heading that way now. Oh, and I might want to try blueberry and bacon pizza. I mean, something new, right?
9/10 Pots of Gold – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
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