Whether or not one is already a reader of Cole’s Reluctant Royals (and if you aren’t, I encourage you to explore the other titles in this charming, sexy, and fun contemporary series), this novella of re-meeting cute offers a lovely New York adventure. Likotsi, the able assistant of Prince Thabiso of Thesolo, and jewelry designer Fabiola dated briefly, but their relationship ended abruptly, even though it was anticipated to be a finite romance. Now they’ve reconnected and may have a chance at a happily ever after, if they can forgive past hurts. The promise of the stunning purple cover delivers!— Maryelizabeth
Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!
While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.
When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.
Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her contemporary rom-com A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018, and her books have received critical acclaim from Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her many pets.