Awakened Royal by Elouise East (Club Royal book 6)


The worst kept secret in the Club Royal series has been the chemistry between Frederick and his best friend Damon, well, for everyone except Frederick...until he becomes an Awakened Royal

From the blurb:

Frederick has the weight of the crown on his shoulders, even though he’s not the king. Being heir to the throne has heavy consequences, not least of which is who he chooses to marry and keep by his side. The ups and downs his family has survived in recent years is teaching them to fight back, to stand up for what they believe in, but many people don’t want to see them succeed. It’s only with his best friend beside him and losing himself in Club Royal that Freddie can weather the storms.

Damon knows what he wants, but he also knows he will never get it. Falling in love with his best friend is not the wisest choice outside of the public eye, but with a spotlight on their every movement, it’s hazardous to their health. When Damon is kidnapped, he thinks all hope is lost. But his knight in shining armour comes with years of childhood memories, which helps their newfound relationship, even with the public’s outcry.

They have to decide whether they’re willing to potentially lose the crown. Decisions which could split them up forever.

Awakened Royal is an MM book containing medical play, BDSM scenes and D/s dynamics in all forms. It also has lots of loving, friendships, family drama and, of course, a HEA.

Heather's Review:

Awakened Royal is the 6th book in the Club Royal series and finally gives the heir to the throne his chance to grab what he's subconsciously wanted all along - the love of his best friend, Damon.  Beyond navigating a new chapter in their relationship, they also have to face public scrutiny of what a relationship between two men would mean for the crown and succession and the continued pressure of the plot against the royal family.

This book is one of those that if you've been following the series, you've been waiting for, because you knew it was coming and you just need to see how they navigate their new reality... and they do it beautifully!  Add in the medical kink and it becomes steamy deliciousness!   On top of that, the Thirsty Thirteen and their allies are much closer to understanding the breadth and depth of the plot against the monarchy!

I honestly can't wait for Andrew's book - and I'm dreading it at the same time - I'm not ready to say goodbye to this series, but I want to know how it wraps!

Rating: 5 Stars

Awakened Royal is available in paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.