by Angie Stanton
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Published by Harper Collins
Source: InkslingerPR via Edelwiess
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?
Royally Lost was all kinds of fun. It had travel, head-strong teenagers, an overbearing King and Queen, a hot biker boy, first kisses (and second and third kisses), and the paparazzi trying to capture it all.
The main characters Becca and Nikolai meet each other when they are both at a crossroads in their lives. They've followed their parents rules but are ready to begin living their own lives, their own way. What that means, neither of them is exactly sure, but they want to have the opportunity to find out. It was interesting to read about the relationships that Becca and Nikolai had with their parents. While they seemed to be different because of their backgrounds, they both were trying to exert their independence. And how their parents reacted couldn't have been more different.
There were moments that I laughed when the characters were being overly dramatic about their feelings for each other. But it wasn't a mocking laughter. Instead it reminded me of being a teenager and how everything seemed so intense and feelings were amplified and you couldn't get enough of the person you were falling in love with.
I loved the scenes between Becca and her brother, Dylan, and the scenes with Nikolai and his sister, Alexi. Dylan and Alexi were rebellious too. They didn't want to be controlled by their parents either. Quite often, I found myself wondering what Dylan was doing when he went off on his own adventures. I'm sure he has some interesting tales to tell. (I would read that book; hint, hint).
I enjoyed taking this little adventure with Becca and Nikolai and getting lost with them. Royally Lost is a fun summer read - a great book to read by the pool or at the beach. It's the first book that I've read by Angie Stanton and after reading it, I'm going to check out all of her books!
Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from InkslingerPR via Edelwiess in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.