Hayden Hall's Frat Boys of Santa Barbara continues with a royal offering - The Royal Roommate Disaster!
From the blurb:
My life is nothing like a fairytale. Weighed down by duty and constantly watched, I hope to find a little freedom at Highgate.
Nobody knows who I really am; the Andalonian Heir Apparent. Not even the embarrassingly handsome Joshua Sterling.
He makes living seem easy. He makes falling in love effortless. He makes me believe in fairytales.
But the price of falling in love with an American boy is steep. The duty I’ve carried my entire life — the duty that had kept me away from taking a risk and living my best — reminds me that we’re nothing but a passing fancy.
With every lie I speak, I bury myself deeper. Whenever I miss a chance to tell him who I am, I lose him a little more. And when I love him the most, a disaster strikes. My lies catch up with me and I risk losing more than just my crown. I risk losing the best guy I’ve ever met.
A prince should not need a knight in shining armor. But this prince wants nothing else.
Trailed by his bodyguards and deliciously strange, Mateo Garcia is like nobody I’ve ever crossed paths with. My reputation isn’t exaggerated. I’ve crossed paths with plenty of hot guys. Not a single one of them looked past what I was ready to show. Not like Mateo.
His enigmatic presence tempts me to share my deepest fears and sweetest secrets. His innocence makes me want to be more than just a one-time fling.
Here’s a guy who could love me, I think. Here’s a guy I could love back just the same.
But when he touches my wildest desires and when the promise of a little happiness is too sweet to resist, I discover that he’s nothing like what he said. He is a prince suffocated by tradition and expectations. And what does that make me? A rebellious experiment and a college flame.
Mateo taught me how to fall in love. Then, he taught me how badly a heartbreak hurts.
Maybe I’m better off living the way I used to. Maybe a pretty face and a hot body is all I’m worth. But his departure rips a hole in my chest that no amount of hookups could fill.
The Royal Roommate Disaster is the second book in Frat Brats of Santa Barbara series. It features one bad-boy-turned-nice, one sweet, secret prince who wants to break free, all the steam you can handle, heart-melting sweetness, and a guaranteed happily ever after. It can be read on its own, but it's just more fun to read it after The Fake Boyfriends Debacle.
Mateo and Josh were a great college romance story, even if Mateo had bodyguards and needed to sneak around... the story had classic Hayden Hall sweet and spicy interactions, exactly what you'd expect from college guys experiencing their freedoms..
It was well paced, sweet and gradually upped the steam factor... until Mateo has to head home and disaster ensues...
The Royal Roommate Disaster comes back together in a lovely and heartfelt way and is a truly sweet story.
Rating: 4 Stars
This was such a sweet, first romance story. There was just enough angst between the MCs before the romance started, and I love that they tried so hard to be friends first. I could see the bad guy coming a mile away, and I was slightly sad he never got what he deserved. All in all a quick read with a HEA that provides all the warm fuzzies.
Rating: 5 Stars