Review: Queen Sized by Madison Faye

queen sizedTitle: Queen Sized

Author: Madison Faye

Year of publication: Out today! I was kindly given a copy to read and review

The heroine: Queen Alessia Karl

The hero: Captain of the Royal Guard Oren Henley

The blurb: As the Captain of the Royal Guard, duty has always come first. Duty, honor, and a fierce loyalty to King and Kingdom. But, that’s before she comes falling into my world and into my arms.

Literally.

Queen Alessia is all woman. Curves for days, built for sin, and soft, pouty lips that I’m dying to taste. She’s also the definition of off-limits: young, royal, innocent, and engaged for political reasons to a man who doesn’t deserve her.

She’s also never been touched. But then, neither have I.

A life spent training as an underground fighter and then a soldier means there’s never been a woman before her. Not ever. But Queen Alessia will be my first, she’ll be my only, and she’ll be my last.

She makes me lose control and break every single one of my rules. And today, I’m going to break my vows as a soldier. Guard her and watch her while she marries another man?

Fuck that.

Queen Alessia’s been mine since the moment she fell into my world. And today, I’m going to remind of that, if it’s the last thing I do.

Standalone or series: This is book seven in the Royally Screwed series, but can be read as a standalone.

The review: Oren Henley is Captain of the Royal Guard and attending a function when a beautiful woman literally falls into his arms. He doesn’t know who she is until after she’s gone, but it turns out the woman is none other than Queen Alessia of a neighboring kingdom. Oren knows he has absolutely no chance with her, but he can’t get her off his mind after the sizzling kiss they shared.

Alessia is betrothed to the King Regent of another country because she must marry another royal, but she wants a man she cannot have because he is not of royal blood. But she can’t get forget Oren or the way he kissed her. When she’s back in his kingdom to marry Brian, who cannot ascend to the throne until he is married, she’s determined to do anything she can to stall the marriage… until Brian begs her to go through with it, but not for the reason she believes. Once they are declared husband and wife, a secret is revealed – will this mean that Alessia is free to marry the man of her choosing?

As with all Madison Faye novellas, this one is full of hot steamy scenes and an interesting twist.