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New Release & Review: His Royal Highness by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, is available today! Find out more below and grab your copy now!


I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.

It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.

Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.

I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.

I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.

He’s just biding his time.

Making me sweat.

His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.

And he wants me.

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His Royal Highness has been one of my most anticipated reads since R.S Grey announced it. I adore her rom coms, especially when they involve them park elements that are similar to Disney!

Whitney plays the role of Princess Elena at a theme park owned by her ex crush Derek Knightly’s family. While she hasn’t seen Derek in 8 years, the few months they spent together during a mentorship left a lasting impact on her heart. So its extremely shocking for her when Derek not only waltz back into the park but also as her new His Royal Highness, the prince to her Princess Elena.

Needless to say things definitely do not go over smooth. Whitney is holding a grudge for Derek up and leaving to London 8 years ago and saying goodbye through an email. Derek is obviously confused because he never knew the extent of Whitney’s feelings for him. It’s safe to say he’s pretty much blindsided by her attitude although it does do magical things for him *wink wink*.

After their reconnection the book follows Whitney as the parks princess and adjusting to Derek being back in her life. They bounce around as enemies to friends to almost enemies again. Derek is enjoying his new role as Whitney’s prince, much to her pretend dismay. She mostly hates the fact that she’s still into him after all this time. Except now might be the opportune time for them to be something more fairytale like…

Ok so I love a book with banter, and R.S Grey also puts just the right amount in. Although I love it, this book felt overwhelmed by it. I felt like Whitney’s past grudge and slight immaturity took a lot of time away from hers and Derek’s relationship. I mean it was childish to blame Derek for leaving over feelings Whitney had when they met, mostly because of their age gap at the time it was probably inappropriate for him to reciprocate them especially as her mentor. So I felt it was unfair for her to lash out at him the way she initially did. Although I could just be greedy for more of them, I wish we got to spend more time with them as a couple than as frenemies. Even so It helped build up that sexual tension though *fans self*.

The book was just as you would expect from the rom com queen; funny with lots of sexual tension and of course a heroine we can all relate to in some way. It’s what always draws me back into her books. I know Im going to not only devour it but have a good time ass reading it too!

 My Rating: 4.5 / Stars

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at

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