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REVIEW: Royal by Winter Renshaw

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by Winter Renshaw
“I guess that’s what you do when you love something. You choose not to see their imperfections. You look past the things you don’t want to see.”

A guilty pleasure of mine happened to be reading the cliché story about a girl falling in love with her brother’s best friend, which this story certainly had. 

Seven years ago Demi and Royal were in love, but he suddenly disappeared one night leaving her with a broken heart. Fast forward to present time to when their paths crossed. Will they be able to rekindle their love and why did Royal leave without a trace?

Before you label it as another cliché story with a cliffhanger ending, this may come to mind. Don’t break a sweat my friends it is not. It’s a standalone novel with a HEA (happily ever after) ending, so dry off those sweats.    

While Demi and Royal struggled with rebuilding their estrange relationship, I was attempting to understand the story. It’s understandable that they have to be friends again in order for them to finally reach a point of forgiveness. The part that really got me wondering was how the author was going to pulled this off since she created some big hurdles for the OTP to jump over. Eventually they get quickly resolved; it’s just how they get there was a puzzling to grasp.  

Royal determination and love toward Demi finally won her over. I greatly admire a person who will fight for what he wants.

Demi took some time to develop as she worried about what others thought of her and pleasing them that she pushed aside what she really wants in her life. Sigh of relief when she actually stood up for herself.           

Their love story did not start off as a fairytale, but it ended up as one.

“Life may not always be a fairytale, but it doesn’t mean we can’t make our own happily-ever-after.”

Rating: 3 stars


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