I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.
But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.
It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.
Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.
I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.
I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.
He’s just biding his time.
Making me sweat.
His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.
And he wants me.
My life is a fairytale. Or rather…it takes place inside of one.
His Royal Highness was such a fun book to read. It is truly a real life fairytale that is emotional, a slow slow burn and will just leave you smiling. Not to mention the backdrop to the story is a theme park, how can you not love that!?
Whitney and Derek are fantastic. Their chemistry is perfect. Whitney is adorable, a little quirky and tends to fall quickly. She craves the family she didn’t have. When she first meets Derek, it was instant for her. That is until he just left. Derek is hardworking, a real life prince charming. He loves his job and knows what he wants and will do whatever he can to get it. They are truly perfect for each other and they balance each other out. Another surprising character was Derek’s grandfather, Cal. I LOVED him. His love for his grandson and Whitney was great.
This story is so heartwarming. I instantly fell in love with every single aspect of this story and the characters. If you’re look for a slow burn fairy tale esque romance this a MUST READ! Plus, how gorgeous is the cover!?