Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Book Review: Royally Romanov by Teri Wilson

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book free of charge,from Gallery Threshhold via Netgalley,for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


Looking for a good Summer by the pool read? 

Got one for you, that has an interesting historical, romance take too!


royally romanov cover

Synopsis:

In this charming modern day retelling of the 1956 classic Anastasia, a museum curator falls for a mysterious man who may or may not be a long lost heir to Russia’s imperial Romanov dynasty.

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 Faberg√© 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.


Review:

This book is actuallVolume 2 in The Royals Series, from Wilson (Vol 1 being Royally Wed), but the first I have read from her. Loving the whole Romanov mystique, I was a goner from the first chapter, and quickly read through the whole book! This is a light, romantic take of the original movie, and for those who enjoyed it, there is the added nuance of comparing the two! Add in a good dose of mystery, romance and the history and you have a compelling beach read, perfect for a 'Summer getaway'! Make sure this is on your Summer reading list too!

About the Author:

Teri Wilson’s novels Unleashing Mr. Darcy and The Art of Us are now both Hallmark Channel Original Movies. Teri is also a contributing writer at HelloGiggles.com and Teen Vogue, covering books, pop culture, and everything royal. She’s crazy about cute animals, vintage fashion, and traveling. Visit her at TeriWilson.net

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