Friday, October 12, 2018

Audible Review - A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis

I love the month of June on the blogosphere because as audiobook month blog readers get a chance to check out all manner of audio books and even get  chance to win on title or two. That is exactly how I got the pleasure of listening to A Royal Shade of Blue by Aven Ellis. I know that if you love this type of read it is worth your hard earned cash to experience it.
My thanks to the narrator Andrea Emmes and the fabulous blog Hot Listens for giving me this opportunity!

Publisher: Tantor Audio
Release Date: 8-14-2018
Length: 10 hours & 1 minute
Modern Royals #1
Source: Gift from giveaway
Buy It: Audible


When art-history student Clementine Jones receives a message complimenting her latest internship project, she doesn't hesitate to answer it. She never dreamed this decision would not only change her life, but the future of the British monarchy as well.

Her response leads Clementine to the mysterious CP Chadwick, a British man studying history at Cambridge. Clementine finds CP charming, smart, and unlike any man she's ever met. Most of all, when she confides her medical past to CP, his perception of her doesn't change. He doesn't treat her as fragile like her parents do. CP sees her as normal, which is something she cherishes.
Clementine, however, has no idea CP is actually Prince Christian of Wales, who has never had a "normal" life. Christian is at a crossroad. His destiny is to be a working royal, but he is desperate to fill that role in his own way. Wary of others, he's kept himself closed off from the world - until he lets Clementine in.
A royal romance is never a fairy tale, but Clementine and Christian are determined to write their own version. Can they overcome their own fears - as well as the constraints of a royal life - to reach their own happily ever after?

For an audible sample click HERE

My Review:

A Royal Shade of Blue
The Modern Royals #1
Aven Ellis
Narrated by-Andrea Emmes

Novel 5:
Ellis’ first in her Modern Royals series is a sweet and sexy Cinderella Tale with a thoroughly modern twist when a Prince and commoner find love with the help of instagram. The couple are a breath of fresh air, he’s a royal with a family who put the D in dysfunction and she has always been the girl who had a brain tumor. They’re flawed and refreshing, likeable and real and there is just enough drama to make it interesting. The read is fast paced and the author uses a mix of conversational and proper etiquette dialogue and the real royal facts included in the fiction adds a layer of legitimacy and had this reviewer googling to fact check.

Narration 5:
The narrator does a brilliant job of depicting all the voices both male and female and of capturing the emotions too giving her listening audience a more in depth novel perspective including a few heart stopping moments. Her dual US and Brit accents are spot on and her rendering of Christian and Clemmy are fabulous, but the absolute best thing about her is her absolutely fabulous infectious laugh that listeners are treated to frequently throughout the book.

Clementine Jones has lived in a bubble ever since she was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a teen. But going away to college has given her the opportunity to spread her wings and graduating in June with an art history degree from prestigious Stanford just might let her do that. Plus she’s met a really interesting, ordinary “bloke” nicknamed CP online who lives across the pond and maybe it's the miles, maybe the anonymity but she really feels like she knows him that is until she learns that he’s the son of the King of England.
His Royal Highness Prince Christian Chadwick, Prince of Wales has always been a bit reclusive, that happens because he’s always had to wonder if a girl likes him for himself or because of his title. So when he meets an enchanting, refreshing US girl she steels his heart before he even meets her. Which makes him determined to bring her into his life forever. Which is easier said then done.

About Aven:
Aven began her publishing career in 2013 with her debut release, Connectivity. She currently writes hockey and baseball romances and is launching a royal romance series this year.
Her books are designed to make readers laugh out loud and fall in love. Happily-ever-after endings and good-boy heroes are guaranteed.
Aven lives in the Dallas area with her family. She is a huge fan of both the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers. Aven loves shopping and fashion and can spend hours playing with fragrances in any department store. She can be found chatting it up on social media, eating specialty M&Ms, and crushing on the latest outfit the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing.
Connect with Aven - Website - Facebook - Twitter- Instagram

About Andrea:
Award Winning Audiobook Narrator (ABR Award - Young Adult), Andrea Emmes was born in Hollywood, FL and grew up in both Tennessee and Rhode Island, started her career in musical theater. Cutting her teeth at The Trinity Arts Center in Rhode Island, Andrea eventually made her way to Orlando and began her eclectic career singing/dancing in various shows at Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Pirates' Dinner Adventure, performing as a magician's assistant, headlining on the Las Vegas Strip and touring Los Angeles as an L.A. Award winning artist with her album, "I'm On My Way".
Connect with Andrea - Website - Facebook - Twitter


  1. I just listened to Andrea Emmes recently. I really liked her narration. I've already got a second book by her to try. Glad you enjoyed both the book and the narration.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

    1. I did Melanie and thank you for making it happen xo :)

  2. I do find it hard to believe that she would not recognize him, even if a recluse...

    And I do like Emmes

  3. Yay for a great JIAM audiobook win. I've discovered a few new to me narrators that I've come to love the same way. This story sounds like a cutie royal romance.

  4. This is a new one to me but it does sound interesting.

  5. Sounds like fun and I can always do royals! A win is always great.

  6. I wouldn't have picked this one up on my own, but it sounds like a really good read, and I adore that cover! Hugs...RO