May 14, 2019 3 min to read

Review: Royal Catch by Kylie Gilmore

Category : Reviews


A gruff prince in need of a wife
A commoner impersonating a princess
And a bridal competition gone terribly awry…

I am the crown prince of Villroy, heir to a kingdom, bound by duty to marry and produce an heir.
I expected a quiet arrangement through royal channels, instead I got a palace full of women vying for my hand. And how do they “win” this barbaric game set up by my crafty mother? By figuring out how to save the kingdom’s faltering economy through a series of challenges. This undignified circus is beneath a man of my stature! Proof being that a saucy, ill-mannered woman wearing body-hugging clothes is in the lead. I could never love someone like that, let alone marry her.

The plan sounded simple.
I pose as my friend, pick up her inheritance, and return with the cash to keep her out of jail. (Apparently, being a princess in hiding is no excuse for identity theft.) So, yeah, I’m not exactly royal. I’m an orphan, a self-made woman, and proud of it. Suddenly I’m in a battle royale with a bunch of crazy competitive women for “riches beyond our dreams.” I’m in a time crunch, which means I need to win this competition fast. Only, that means winning over the judge; the smoldering hot grim-faced Gabriel. And now I find myself wanting to compete for more than just the money. But could a royal prince ever fall for a commoner like me?

The Rourkes Series
Royal Catch (Book 1)
Royal Hottie (Book 2)
Royal Darling (Book 3)
Royal Charmer (Book 4)
Royal Player (Book 5)
Royal Shark (Book 6)

My Review:

Title: Royal Catch
Author: Kylie Gilmore
Format: kindle
Genre: Romance – comedy, royalty
Standalone: yes
Part of a Series: yes Book 1 of The Rourkes series
POV: Anna and Gabriel
Steam Level: slow burn to toasty

Royal Catch is one of the books I debated about reading. It sounded cute but I wasn’t sure if I would have time in my schedule. Well I’m really glad that I picked it up. Royal Catch was super cute. Anna was hilarious, a great character full of life and sass. Anna popped off the page as a friend you’d love to have. Gabriel’s transformation from irritable and upright to smiling, loving and laughing (at least in private) was swoon-worthy. I cannot wait to read more in this series!

I received an advanced copy of this book. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • I’m a warrior king born in the wrong century.
  • When in the nuthouse, do as the nuts do.
  • Thank God my royal fantasy was shattered earlier or I might be taken in.
  • Now that my fairy-tale fantasy of the royal life is permanently tarnished, I see there’s nothing different about these people other than the circumstances of their birth.
  • “Do you always wear just briefs in front of a strange woman who wanders into your private room for possibly nefarious purposes?”
  • She’s just so…fun and open and affectionate. Everything I’m not. I suddenly feel like I’m missing that in my life, like I need it. I need her.
  • I close the distance, backing her up to the wall, caging her in, my palms flat on the wall behind her. I dip my head to speak directly in her ear, “I am the wolf and and I want you.” She shivers, “That’s bold.”
  • It must’ve been awful to have the spark squashed out of you as a kid.
  • I’m intrigued by the royal intrigue. I need answers.
  • I return to my flat rock in the shadows to contemplate the indignity of my life.
  • Lust or escape, fight or flight. I’m caught in the cross hairs of primal instincts more powerful than I’ve ever felt before.
  • Truth-I’m falling for him. I place the blame entirely on his magnificent shoulders.
  • There’s freedom in making your own decisions, but there’s also something beautiful about taking your place in a revered history.
  • It sucks to do the right thing.

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