Published May 6, 2014 by Harper Collins
Source: ARC from publisher.
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.
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?
If anyone had ever seen the movie Chasing Liberty, and loved it, you will definitely love this book! Royally Lost reminded me so much of the story of Anna & Ben. It had it’s own little spin that kept me wanting to read more just so that I could finally find out how it all ended.
Poor Becca is literally on the trip from hell with her work-a-holic father, her stepmother which she has no desire to get to know and her party/player brother Dylan. She just had to deal with her awful break up after her boyfriend hooked up with her best friend and now she is stuck traveling Europe with the family when she really just feels like being at home and hiding in her room all summer. I really did feel bad for her and enjoyed her character immensely! She had actually sworn off men and was starting to realize that she could stand on her own two feet.
Enter Nicolai, whoooooo-wheeeeee! Hot, Hot, Hot!!! Even while I was reading, I just kept imagining his accent…La-swoon!! Nicolai has so many issues of his own. He is the crown prince of Mandovia and is expected to just bow down to whatever his parents say. He has no ruling over his own life and decides that he needs a little break. So he literally takes off without telling anyone where he is going. On one of is lonely afternoons, he spots the beautiful american girl wondering the streets. He does take notice of her but shrugs it off.
That is until they just keep bumping into each other EVERYWHERE they go!
What an adorable love story! I couldn’t get enough of the feels! Once the two characters finally meet, they realize that they have a lot more in common than they had originally thought and the story takes you on a whirlwind romance through the streets of many European cities. This was a bonus in my eyes because I love me some traveling stories!
The other character that I must mention because yes, Nicolai was swoonworthy but so was Becca’s brother, Dylan! yup-yup! He had the whole bad boy vibe going on but also was able to show his tender side by caring so much for his sister. He really had her back throuout the trip and it made me love him even more!
The ending was perfect and exactly what a great book is suppose to give it’s readers:) This is the first book that I had read by Angie Stanton but I am on the lookout for more!!!