A Royal Second Chance Summer by Viv Royce #BookReview #Entangled Bliss LittleShopsonHeartStreet#3 #NetGalley #4*


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Prince Nicolas is looking for a priceless royal heirloom.

Trying to stay under the radar, he keeps that he’s a prince secret—especially from the cute antiques dealer he asks to help him. The longer it takes, the more time they get to spend together, though no matter how attracted he is to Lizzie, love is certainly not an option for the heir to the crown of Belfort.

Lizzie Cates fled her family’s new-found fame and fortune because life in the spotlight wasn’t for her. She loves her small town, where the most exciting thing on the schedule is the car parade for the Fourth of July. That’s just how she likes it, until Nicolas comes along. Lizzie finds herself falling for the caring man who craves the country and small-town life as much as she does.

Except Nicolas has a secret that will shatter both their dreams…


Little Shops on Heart Street series

Book 1 – A Family By Christmas

Book 2 – A Valentine Proposal

Book 3 – A Royal Second Chance Summer


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A Fine Romance!      stars 4


This is my first read of this series although I am a great fan of the author’s mysteries (written under a different name).

Nicolas is in the States to search for a family heirloom. Lizzie, an antiques dealer, is just the sort of person who could help him only he doesn’t make a very good first impression. As time goes on, however, there is no denying a mutual attraction but with neither of them being honest about their family situation – he’s a Royal Prince, her family is rich – there is little chance of them ever getting together . . .

It’s been a while since I read a gentle romance, and I really enjoyed this one. The characters are beautifully drawn, the setting is quite lovely and the story has a magical feeling about it. I’m sorry I didn’t get to read the earlier ones in series, but I definitely hope to read more from Viv Royce. Her cosy mysteries are always terrific and I’m pleased that this romance also fills that criteria. A lovely, easy, feel-good read which I’m both happy to recommend and give 4 stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romance
  • Format: ebook, paperback
  • Size: 165 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled Bliss
  • Publication Date: 22 June 2020
  • Links: Goodreads
  •              Google Play
  •              Barnes & Noble
  •              Kobo
  •              amazon


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