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The Royals Next Door

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Kristin

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Countylib

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August 5, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle, comes a royally addictive romance novel perfect for summer reading!

In this book, we meet Piper Evans who is an elementary school teacher by day and an avid romance novel reader and podcaster by night! She lives a quiet life in a close-knit island community and fills any free time she has by taking care of her mother who struggles with mental illness. It may sound boring, but she is satisfied with her peaceful and predictable life. Naturally, everything changes instantaneously for Piper when British royals rent the property next door to hers! Suddenly, her quiet island is turned upside down when paparazzi and swarms of adoring fans start arriving in droves, hoping to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. To make matters worse, the royals have brought along a brooding bodyguard named Harrison Cole who takes it upon himself to declare Piper a security threat. Why, oh why does this non-nonsense bodyguard who seems dedicated to ruining her normal life with security checks have to be so handsome, muscular and downright sexy? Could she be a threat to his hidden desires?

Soon enough, Piper will find herself in the middle of a royal scandal that rocks the entire island and turns her life into an even bigger, complicated mess. Who will she run to for help? With careers, hearts and friendships on the line, both Piper and Harrison will have to decide what their own happily-ever-after looks like in the real world, and what they are willing to sacrifice to achieve it.

In summary, The Royals Next Door is an ideal summer romance novel that is fun, fiery, passionate and endlessly entertaining! The story is extra meaningful for fans of the British royals because the author has done a wonderful job weaving in the real-life struggles of Meghan and Harry into this tale. With characters that leap off the page, an enchanting royal couple, a hot bodyguard and a blossoming romance that will make you swoon, this novel has it all and is sure to keep you reading all day and night! 

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