Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Royally Romanov by Teri Wilson

Royally Romanov
by Teri Wilison

Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages: 304
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Finley Abbot is organizing the most prestigious art exhibit of her career at the Louvre museum—a retrospective of art from the House of Romanov. But the sudden appearance of Maxim Romanov threatens to turn her into the biggest laughingstock of the art world. When she finds herself falling in love, she realizes there’s even more at stake than her career. How can she trust a man with her whole world when he can’t remember a thing about his past?

After suffering a violent blow to the head, Maxim’s only clue to his identity is a notebook containing carefully researched documentation in his own handwriting indicating that he is the sole surviving descendant of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, previously thought dead in the murder of her family during Russia’s Bolshevik revolution. His struggle to put the mysterious pieces of his past back together leads him to Finley. At first, she’s convinced Maxim is nothing but a con artist. But there’s something undeniably captivating about the beautiful, brooding man who claims to be searching for his identity—something Finley can’t quite bring herself to resist. When he reveals a secret about one of the imperial Fabergé eggs in the collection, she accepts he may actually be telling the truth. But as soon as Finley and Maxim act on their feelings for one another, Maxim is confronted with evidence that calls into question everything he’s begun to believe about himself.

Kritters Thoughts:  The second in a series, but this is one of those series where book two is is a whole new story with different characters so this can be ready completely out of order.  This story is about Finley Abbot and Maxim Romanov.  It is a twist on the Anastasia story and I loved how they used that story as a foundation, but flipped it on its end a little.  This story took place in Paris and I just loved it.

Finley Abbot is a curator at the Louvre and has been working on this huge exhibit about the Romanovs as an anniversary is coming up of their execution.  And at a book reading for a book she has written about the Romanovs up shows Maxim who after ending up in a hospital has woken up with a journal full of Romanov genealogy and he has an inkling that there is some truth in it all.  

This was a great book.  Like the first book there was a great plot and I loved the characters.  Just like the first book also there are some sexy times, but they fit in the right moments of the book and didn't seem overtly used or in weird spots.  

Tomorrow I am reviewing the most current book in the series and am feeling hopeful that this is a series that I am going to hope continues for awhile.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

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