"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on."
We all experience moments when we need a humorous distraction to distance us from real life, and Melanie Summer's novel, The Royal Treatment, does exactly this.
It takes readers away from their day-to-day worries and transports them into a world where an awkward former reporter-turned-blogger is able to wreak havoc on one of the world's most beloved royal families!
“I believe in hard work, pulling your own weight in this world, equality, and the ability for the people to elect their leaders...you can count on me to remain professional, and to continue to be your voice as we attempt to bring Avonia into the twenty-first century.”
-Tessa Sharpe, Royal Watchdog Blog
But when Prince Arthur shocks the nation by giving Tessa the keys to the Royal Family's castle, she has no choice but to accept his offer and move in with the very family she's been condemning. Despite Tessa's contempt, it doesn't take long for her to realize that her feelings for Arthur could easily take a turn into unexpected territory.
Rating (G, PG-13, MA)
PG-13 (Adult language and sexual references)
Four Out of Four Stars
Tessa's intelligence and wit is accompanied by an awkwardness that most of us can relate to. Not only this, like many women, she faces gender-based criticism from the public, and even from her own family. These incidents deliver blows to her self-esteem. Yet, after every punch, we see Tessa struggle to get back on her feet. It's a struggle that most of us know all too well and it evokes empathy. Despite the many challenges Tessa faces throughout this book, as I read her story I found myself laughing harder than I had in ages. The mix of romance, humor, and realistic challenges won me over and I highly recommend this novel to anyone who's in need of a fun read!