ARC Review: His Royal Favorite by Lilah Pace

Posted August 16, 2016 by Jennifer in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: His Royal Favorite by Lilah Pace
His Royal Favorite
by Lilah Pace

4 Stars


Released: August 16th 2016
Series: His Royal Secret #2
Published by InterMix
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“I felt as if I was an intimate insider.”
~ Under the Covers

What an amazing sequel. You must read His Royal Secret first before diving in to His Royal Favorite.  I am so happy that Lilah Pace only spaced a month between these releases.  At the end of the first installment, James, the Prince of Wales is coming out as gay, with his boyfriend, Ben, at his side.  In His Royal Favorite, we get to see the fallout of this decision: the angst of family politics, the relentless and often cruel paparazzi, even the personal difficulty Ben has with giving up his loner and nomadic life for one under a constant spotlight.  There is a lovely subplot regarding James’ sister, Indigo, which I loved.  As we saw in the first book, she suffers from extreme anxiety and the need to self-harm.  Her journey towards recovery is documented here as well.

As I believe I said in the first review, Pace’s descriptions of the royal family, their lives, their surroundings, come off and extremely genuine and well researched.  I felt as if I was an intimate insider.  The dialog between the royals, the pomp and formality is all so well done.  This books is super angsty.  You can feel Ben’s pain, his hesitancy, and James’ regret for putting him through so much.  I loved that both men are mature and truly want what’s best for each other.  There’s no jerky behavior, nor my least favorite tactic of pushing the one you love so far away that it’s cruel.  James is a character I just LOVED, for his gallantry, his love of family, his genuine goodness.  Ben is a character those of us on the outside can relate to.  Of course, the sex was again, super hot, but well placed and not overdone.  You never feel that it takes center stage over the fast paced storyline.  There is a definite HEA for these two.  I wish Indigo had had a spin-off of her own!  I do think there is more to be done with this family as I’m really not ready to say goodbye yet.




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About Lilah Pace

Lilah Pace is a pseudonym for a New York Times bestselling author, so she can’t give away too much about herself here, but she has lived everywhere from Italy to the United Kingdom before putting down roots in the American South.

She’s addicted to Diet Coke, loves her dog, and daydreams about several British movie stars (though usually no more than two at a time).

And while it took her a long while to get up the courage to write books, now she hopes she’ll never stop.


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I’m a 30-something medical professional by day and obsessive Crossfitter by night who’s been in love with the written word since I can remember.And that means that I read every Nancy Drew and Nancy Drew Files until I snuck Stephen King’s It from my father’s bookshelf at age 10.I was never the same… I read voraciously for years, until academic pursuits derailed me, but re-entered the fray 8 years ago when a certain teen paranormal series caught my attention.The passion back, I haven’t stopped since.When I’m not working, working out, or traipsing around for my teenage son’s hectic activity schedule, you can find me with Kindle in hand, often until the wee hours of the night.

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These sound great!…thanks

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, this is on my wishlist.


Thanks Jennifer for the review