Thursday, September 22, 2022

HQN - Royal Romances


In times of Grand Celebration and Great Sorrow readers reach for Royal Romances so my friends at Harlequin are sharing some Royal themed and a few Modern Romance Retellings

Title: The Servant and the Gentleman
Author: Annabelle Greene
Imprint: Carina Press
On-sale date: May 17, 2022
Price: $4.99 U.S.
Purchase: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780369717511
Description: William Hartley’s wealth and social standing often make up for his short temper, but they can’t cure his claustrophobia. He’d lost hope of finding help for it, until meeting Josiah Balfour. In a moment of panic, Josiah’s presence is a balm to his senses, leaving Hartley calm for the first time in months.
Title: The Princess He Must Marry
Author: Jadesola James
Imprint: Harlequin Presents
On-sale date: June 28, 2022
Price: $5.50 U.S.
ISBN: 9781335738516
Purchase: Harlequin
Description: Spare heir Prince Akil Al-Hamri's plan is simple: conveniently wed Princess Tobi Obatola, gain his inheritance and escape the prison of his royal life for ever. Then they'll go their separate ways. It's going well-until he finds himself undeniably attracted to his innocent new bride! But claiming his freedom means letting Tobi go... When disaster strikes Akil becomes King and requires his Queen to be by his side. But after he abandoned the chemistry between them on their wedding night will Tobi agree to be his wife...for real this time?

Title: American Fairytale
Author: Adriana Herrera
Imprint: Carina Press
On-sale date: June 29, 2021
Price: $14.99 U.S.
Purchase: Harlequin
ISBN: 9780369717511
Description: New York City social worker Camilo Santiago Briggs grew up surrounded by survivors who taught him to never rely on anything you didn’t earn yourself. He’s always dreamt of his own happily ever after, but he lives in the real world. Men who seem too good to be true…usually are. And Milo never ever mixes business with pleasure...until the mysterious man he had an unforgettable hookup with turns out to be the wealthy donor behind his agency’s new, next-level funding.
Thomas Hughes built a billion dollar business from nothing: he knows what he wants and isn’t shy about going after it. When the enthralling stranger who blew his mind at a black-tie gala reappears, Tom’s more than ready to be his Prince Charming. Showering Milo with the very best of everything is how Tom shows his affection.
Trouble is, Milo’s not interested in any of it. The only thing Milo wants is Tom.
Fairytale endings take work as well as love. For Milo, that means learning to let someone take care of him, for a change. And for Tom, it’s figuring out that real love is the one thing you can’t buy.

Title: Cinderella’s Last Stand
Author: Michelle Lindo-Rice
Imprint: Harlequin Special Edition
On-sale date: August 23, 2022
Price: $5.99 U.S.
Purchase: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335724182
Description: Working as Hollywood heartthrob Axel Harrington’s personal assistant isn’t exactly a fairy tale come true for Maddie Henry. Despite crushing on his Prince Charming looks, Maddie has had enough of Axel not recognizing her value. Well, this Cinderella is shattering the glass slipper to pursue her dream career! The "Sexiest Man Alive" has two weeks to find a new assistant. And to realize that Maddie is the key to his happily-ever-after.

Title: The King’s Christmas Heir
Author: Lynne Graham
Imprint: Harlequin Presents
On-sale date: September 27, 2022
Price: $5.50 U.S.
Purchase: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335738707
Description: When kindhearted Lara rescued Gaetano in a blizzard, she never imagined within weeks she’d being saying “I do” to the man with no memory. Or that when his true identity as future king is revealed, it would rip their passionate marriage apart… Reeling from his shock ascension to the throne, Gaetano was forced to prioritize his country. He didn’t know Lara was already pregnant with a royal secret! Now, there’s no way that Gaetano will let his son go…but can he convince his queen to stay?

Title: The Duke’s Defiant Cinderella
Author: Parker J. Cole
Imprint: Harlequin Historical
On-sale date: September 27, 2022
Price: $6.75 U.S.
Purchase: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335723468
Description: As the servant girl who discovered she was the long-lost daughter of a comte, Lilas Moreau is no stranger to scandal. Now, more famous for her art, she won’t have her independence threatened by the return of her betrothed, Bastien, Duc de Languedoc. As a new attraction sizzles between them, Lilas is relieved he wants to end their secret marriage contract. But a summons from the queen means they’re forced to continue their charade!

Title: Cinderella Masquerade
Author: LaQuette
Imprint: Harlequin Desire
On-sale date: October 25, 2022
Price: $5.50
Purchase: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781335581457
Description: After a stunning makeover, Dr. Zanai James barely recognizes herself. The reserved, no-nonsense therapist even dared to kiss rancher Jayden Lattimore in the middle of the dance floor. Though a mask had hidden her identity, Jayden tracks down his mysterious Cinderella, claiming he can’t forget her. But Zanai isn’t sure about the motives of a dashing man like Jayden, who’s never looked twice at her before. With their meddling families causing all kinds of trouble, will Zanai finally go after what she really wants?

I hope you find some reads that will please your need for royal romances!


  1. What a lush line-up! I've got Cinderella Masquerade on the pile already.

  2. Yes great line up. And a royal romance is such a fun read.