I will protect her at all costs… whether she likes it or not.
Once upon a time, I threw a princess over my shoulder and carried her out of a bar fight.
Jessa has carried that grudge ever since. Hates my guts. She’s uncooperative on her best days. Feisty. Stubborn. It’s adorable. Not a word I’d ever tell my best friend, of course. Because she’s his little sister.
The plan was royally simple. Go undercover and protect her. Seeing as it’s all I want to do already, it should have been the easiest assignment of my life. But of course, she is determined to cause trouble. And all the forbidden temptation manhandling her entails.
The stakes are too high to mess this up.
The monarchy is at risk.
And so is my heart.
(This is Book 1 in the Royals United duet.)
Other Books in the Royals World:
Teasing the Princess
What Readers Are Saying about Royal Tease
"5-star writing! Sit tight and have your tiaras ready. It's about to get royally messy." - Beyond the Covers Blog
"OMG! This book had me laughing, crying and swooning the whole time!" - Tasha, Goodreads Reviewer
"Jessa and Roone! Talk about chemistry! They are combustible!!" - Sue, Goodreads Reviewer
"This story is incredible with suspense, mayhem, love, adventure, lies and half truths, and secrets." - Linda, Goodreads Reviewer
"GREAT writing. Awesome plot. Highly recommend. It's fabulous!" - Ashley, Goodreads Reviewer
See What Other Authors Have Said bout the Royals World!
"I'm so ridiculously charmed and addicted I don't know what to do with myself! Next book please! -#1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken
"Nana Malone delivers royal-worthy chemistry in a snappy, page-turning package. Penny and Prince Sebastian are everything! Give us the next book now!" --Max Monroe, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
"Royal romances are one of my favorite things, and Nana Malone puts a fresh face on the genre with Cheeky Royal! I started it before bed and stayed up way too late to finish this hot, hilarious, and heart-warming story of choosing between what we want, and what we need. Eagerly awaiting Cheeky King, next!" Nora Flite, USA Today Bestselling author
"Cheeky Royal is a crown jewel of sexy, princely fun. A modern-day fairy tale with a wayward prince, an adorably new-to-her-job palace guard, tons of laughs, and tons of steam. Five crowning stars!" -- Sierra Simone USA Today Bestselling author
"Royal Bastard is filled with so many delicious violations of decorum you'll have to read it immediately, cover to cover. It's THAT hot! -- Julia Kent, New York Times bestselling author
If an author doesn’t think their story is good enough to stand alone and still bring readers back, they are correct. Any romance this long that needs a cliffhanger and a second book is written by someone too self-indulgent to edit. This is a 200 page romance dragged out into two books.15
An intense, romantic plot with multiple angles and characters. Very hard to put down until the shock of the ending.55
Already read this. Goof45
Love love love Rooney!55
I’m so glad Roone got his own story!! He’s sacrificed so much in his position as Royal Guard! He’s just trying to do his job for his King, but when he meets the woman he’s sworn to protect, he second guesses himself. Jessa is the long lost princess that doesn’t take crap from anyone. When she meets Roone, who has sworn to protect her she doubts everything she’s ever believed in! She’s fierce, strong willed, and protective of the few she trusts and loves dearly! Life will never be the same as she knew it! Can’t wait to read the next in the series, I mean WOW!! What an ending to have you yearning for MORE!!55
Royal Tease by Nana Malone is the first book in a new duet titled Royals United . This series is connected to other Royal series by this author but can completely be read as a standalone duet. Told in dual POV between Roone, the bodyguard undercover to protect a princess that doesn't know her true heritage, and Jessa, the lost princess who is battling her own demons and is determined to keep everyone, especially Roone, at a distance. With some hilarious interactions between the stubborn Roone and sassy Jessa, and also between Roone's undercover partner in charge of the mission Ariel, this book has sass, sex, steam, and drama making it a wonderful story and I'm eager for the conclusion in Teasing The Princess. Enjoy!55
This was a great start to the story. Roone and Jessa are both struggling with conflicting emotions of playing by the rules and wanting more than what they thought they could get out of life. I love their dynamic but can you say STUBBORN! Great read. Can’t wait for the conclusion.45
Total 4.5 star read!! I absolutely adore this series about the Royal family of the Winston Isles. Royal Tease focuses on Roone and Jessa. Although I am sure you can read this one as a stand alone, I highly implore you to read the series from the beginning, starting with Royals Uncover. I promise you, you will not be sorry. This story did not start out as action packed as some of the other ones in the series, but, boy oh boy, does Nana Malone make up for it at the end!! HOLY SMOKES!! She really knows how to keep her readers coming back for more!! Roone, who is a Royal Guard and the best friend of the King and Prince, is about as straight-laced and by the book as they come, so would expect Roone to fall off track, but that is exactly what happens once he sets sights on Jessa. Roone has been tasked with duty to protect her from known and unknown enemies alike despite the fact that poor Jessa has no idea about who she really is. However, Jessa is a strong, fiercely independent woman, who also happens to be very leery about things, so she is not falling for just anything. Yet, these two are seriously attracted to each other. So, we are left with Roone and Jessa facing a huge dilemma. I seriously cannot wait for the conclusion to Roone and Jessa's story in Teasing the Princess.45
Just when you thought this series could not get any better. Malone Squared hits you right between the eyes with this one. This book will have you laughing, crying, horny and breathlessly awaiting the next book in this series. They definitely do good cliffhangers. This series takes a deep look at Roone who is sent to protect Jessa, the lost princess of Winston Isles. We all know how it is supposed to go, but does it ever go that way. Roone is straight-laced and by the book type of guy. Jessa is no none sense, focusing on staying put and making a life for herself. I can’t even begin to try to figure out how Jessa’s story will end but the ride to get there will definitely be thrilling. These authors captivate readers separately. United they are off the charts.55
Roone, the protector. He is best friends with and security for King Sebastian and Prince Lucas. They have a sister, Jessa - she doesn't know who she really is, and Roone (along with Ariel) have been sent to London to protect her from a danger that they aren't sure of. Roone goes in undercover to work along-side Jessa and they have this wild chemistry between them. He is very overprotective and she feels she doesn't need protecting, that she is a strong woman and can take care of herself. After several incidents, she realizes that she is falling for Roone and they begin a relationship. She had a paranoid father who always made her feel that his delusions were keeping them on the run. Just as they would settle in one place, he would pick them up in the middle of the night and move them. As she became an adult, she had to have her father committed and he later died there. She always felt guilty about putting him in a home. After she collects her father's personal belongings, she sees these sketches of men with tattoos of daggers and starts to wonder who they are. After meeting with an old family friend, he tells her that her mother had left her dad for a short while and during that time had a relationship with another man. Her father and mother reunited but at the time, her mother was pregnant. Her father never told her that he was not her biological father and that her real father was King Cassius from the Winston Isles. She then finds out from this friend that the people in the sketches are from the Royal Family. She begins to feel her father was not as 'ill' as she thought. She runs home to grab a bag to run yet again when Roone shows up to tell her the truth about who she is but it is too late because she already knows. She trusts no one and as she is about to leave, she raises a gun towards Roone. And shoots. ... And now we have to wait for the rest of their story. I can't wait for the next book in this series. Nana Malone is an excellent writer. This is not the first book I have read of hers and it certainly won't be the last. I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.55