Royal Lines by RJ Scott and V.L. Locey

Royal Lines is the story of one of the finest dressers on the Boston Rebels, Marquis... but it's really the story of a very interesting off season... 

From the blurb:

They’re setting fire to the sheets, but a romance between an out and proud hockey star and a closeted playboy prince could end up burning them both.

Marquis Miller might be one of the NHL’s best players, single, wealthy, and open about his sexuality, but he knows his future lies in taking over the reins of the family’s multimillion-dollar company after retirement. Jumping on the family jet, he heads to Europe, tasked with schmoozing a prince into accepting his company’s bid on a significant castle renovation. Assuming he’d be faced with a dusty old monarch well into his dotage, Marquis is stunned to find out that Kaleb is a young, sophisticated, beautiful man with an impressive work ethic, to-die-for eyes, and a certain flair that captures Marquis’s attention.

Dragging the royal palace into the twenty-first century is one battle after another for the King’s youngest son. Juggling renovations, his royal duties, and attempting to reverse his former playboy prince reputation is impossible when no one seems to want to give Kaleb a chance. His chaotic life takes yet another turn when an American hockey player arrives at the castle to discuss a renovation project. Marquis is the antithesis of Kaleb’s newly minted, responsible outlook on life, a jock, a player, willing to take chances. Although the forbidden sex is hot, Kaleb is not ready to turn on his family responsibilities for a pretty smile and a smart mouth.

For both men, family is everything, and romance will always come in second until they open their hearts to love.

Heather's review:

Out of the playoffs and back into his father's plumbing business, Marquis has the distinct pleasure of visiting Europe and meeting a prince... and they spark and it's delicious and of course, problematic...

Royal Lines was definitely an interesting way to spend the summer away from hockey with Marquis (although they did manage to find a way to add just a little hockey to the mix...  the book was well written, well paced and I was drawn into Kaleb and Marquis' world from start to finish.

If you're looking for a hockey book with a side of romance, Royal Lines won't be for you, but if you're ready for love to spark between hockey royalty and European royalty, than you'll love Royal Lines.

Rating; 5 Stars

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