Genre: YA contemporary
Publication date: May 6th, 2014
Dragged on a family trip to Europe’s ancient cities, Becca wants nothing more than to go home. Trapped with her emotionally distant father, over-eager stepmother, and a brother who only wants to hook up with European hotties, Becca is miserable. That is until she meets Nikolai, a guy as mysterious as he is handsome. And she unknowingly finds herself with a runaway prince.Source: I received an e-arc of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss in return for an honest review.
Nikolai has everything a guy could ask for-he's crown prince, heir to the throne, and girls adore him. But the one thing he doesn't have...is freedom. Staging a coup, he flees his kingdom and goes undercover on his own European tour.
When Nikolai and Becca meet, it’s their differences that draw them together. Sparks fly as they share a whirlwind of adventures, all the while dodging his royal guard. But Becca's family vacation ends in a matter of days. Will Nikolai and Becca be forced to say goodbye forever, will his destiny catch up to him, or will they change history forever?
I wish I had liked Royally Lost more, but unfortunately, I wasn't a big fan of it. As I was reaching the end of the book, I was more excited for it to end than for what was happening in the story.
A LACK OF CHEMISTRY
The main issue I had was the lack of chemistry between Nikolai and Becca. Their feelings for one another just didn't come across as strongly as they should've. An American tourist and a prince meet and fall in love. It should be romantic, right?
Well, despite all the time they spent together and all the kissing they did, I wasn't pulled into their story, and I wasn't rooting for the couple that much.
A CORNY FEEL
Without the romance (a key element in this book) being all that great, the book felt corny. It felt a bit forced—a bit like a badly acted romantic comedy. I don't care much for books with that kind of feel.
I'm glad Royally Lost was a quick read. My interest level in the story was low. The only things I really liked were some of the themes and the personalities of the MCs' siblings. I also didn't mind the concept of the story—it was very cute—but it wasn't executed well.
I really enjoyed Angie Stanton's Rock and a Hard Place, and I'm disappointed to say that Royally Lost wasn't as good.