Tuesday, June 4, 2024

My Royal Showmance (Park Avenue Promise, #2) by Lexi Blake ~ Book Review with Excerpt


A Cinderella story set in the dramatic world of reality TV dating shows.

My Royal Showmance, an all-new swoon-filled romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake & Blue Box Press is now live!

Anika Fox knows exactly where she wants to be, and it’s not on the set of a reality TV dating show. She’s working her way up at the production company she works for and she’s close to achieving some of her dreams. The big boss just wants one thing from her. She’s got a potential problem with the director of The King Takes a Bride and she wants Anika to pose as a production assistant and report back.

As the king of a tiny European country, Luca St. Marten knows the world views him as one of the pampered royalty of the world. It couldn’t be further from the truth. His country is hurting and he’s right there on the front lines with his citizens. When he’s asked to do a dating show, his counselors point out that it could bring tourism back to Ralavia. It goes against his every desire, but he agrees.

When one of the contestants drops out at the last minute, Anika finds herself replacing the potential princess. She’s sure she’ll be asked to leave the first night, but Luca keeps picking her again and again. Suddenly she finds herself in the middle of a made-for-TV fantasy, and she’s unsure what’s real and what’s simply reality TV.

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“Ani, you’re my best producer. Do this for me, and I’ll green-light your movie. The silly one about… What was it about?”
“It’s the story of one of New York’s first woman firefighters. Her life and struggles.” It is my dream project, and it certainly isn’t silly. It’s about empowerment and the fight against discrimination in the workplace.
Jess’s surgically perfected nose wrinkles slightly. “Could she be fighting aliens?”
I growl. It’s an alpha sound I’ve worked on over the years since no one takes a small blonde woman seriously in my business until they catch sight of our three rows of teeth.
Not that I’m like that in my normal life. I’m a regular young woman. I try to be nice and kind to everyone around me, and if they cross me, I will bury them and no cop will look in my anime eyes and think me capable of murder.
Sometimes the patriarchy works in my favor. Not that I want to give up bodily autonomy and equal pay just so I can murder someone a little more easily. But for now I’ll take what I can get.
“Fine.” Jess has her hard negotiator expression on. “What’s the budget?”
I can do it for ten million, but she’s sentencing me to six weeks of dealing with women who think they are going to end up being queen. It will be spray tans and claws, and I will hear the words “the right reasons” so many times. “Fifteen.”
Her eyes narrow like she knows exactly what I’m doing.
I sit and wait. Like she taught me.
Don’t show a minute of your emotions, Ani.
“Fifteen,” she agrees. “And you’ll be fast-tracked. If you get this done, I might even be persuaded to tell publicity they have a slightly larger budget.”
She really wants this.
I wish I could talk to my friends, but I know what’s at the end of this conversation. I won’t be able to explain why I’m taking a crappy assignment. Ivy has her own issues and won’t question it. She’ll be all “rah-rah, girl power,” but Harper likes a mystery, and, even more, she loves to point out when things are going wrong.
Still, I’d like their advice, but I’m not going to get it.
I’m on my own. “I’ll do it.”
Jess smiles like she would have gone to twenty.
She wouldn’t have, but I give her a frown because it’s always good to let the boss think they’re still in control.
“One more thing, dear,” she says, sliding a stack of papers my way.
Yep. There’s the very long and binding nondisclosure agreement. My mouth is going to have to stay closed. But my eyes will be wide open.

4.5 Undercover Stars

Anika is asked by her boss and mentor to take a lower-paying position than the one she currently holds and go undercover on a film set to see if the Director is inappropriate with cast or crew members. She was only supposed to be a PA but a twist of events made her a contestant on "The King Takes a Bride."

Luca St. Marten, King of Ralavia, agrees to go on a dating show similar to The Bachelor to regain tourism for his country. If things go well, the production company has offered to televise the wedding for an even larger payout, which will surely help his country get back on its feet. 

When Luca and Anika meet for the first time, their chemistry is so strong that you can feel it oozing through the pages. I love that they spend so much time getting to know one another, asking questions that require real thought. If you have ever wondered what happens off-camera on a Reality Show, this story will give you a little insight into all the craziness.

I received an advanced copy of this book and preordered the audiobook. Kitty Bang did a great job of bringing this story to life. If you listen to audiobooks, I highly recommend getting this one.

This was a fun, STEAMY read that I would recommend to readers who enjoy Contemporary Romances, Royalty Romances, or rom-coms.

Happy Reading!!!

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