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Jun 2, 2017

Release Boost ~ The Royal Treatment By MJ Summers

Title: The Royal Treatment
Series: A Crown Jewels Romance #1
Author: MJ Summers
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 2017

Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella… Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first sight, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends. Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart… Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves? [PLEASE NOTE: The Crown Jewels Series is not a typical MJ Summers book. It’s a light romantic comedy, very heavy on the laughs with a low steam level (but lots of delicious sexual tension and some swearing).]

Prince Arthur:
When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door. 

“Good evening, fellows,” I say. 

“Good evening, Your Highness.” 

Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks impressed. 

“A little Bond-esque, no?” I ask. 


“Come on, Moneypenny, let’s get you something for that beautiful neck of yours.” I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no. 

She’s already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. “I can see those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons why you won’t borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule, please allow me. One, they’re already paid for, some of them hundreds of years ago, so it’s not coming out of anyone’s taxes. Two, like the books in the library, they’re going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I want to share something with someone else—someone who deserves to feel like a queen, even if she’ll only allow herself that for one measly little evening. Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels could stay.” 

Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. “All right. One necklace, but make it a cheap one.”

I raise one eyebrow. “Define cheap.” 

“Less than a kitchen stool.”

“How about less than a car?”


“I said ‘queen.’ Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?” I reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck. 

“Would she wear a car?” 

“Good point.” I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. “How about this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I won’t tell you how much it’s worth.” 

I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little ‘okay’ escapes her lips.


Reviewed for My Timeout Book Blog by Melissa

This was my first time reading anything by MJ Summers but it has sparked my interest in this author and I will certainly be looking for more titles by her. The Royal Treatment is a hilarious romantic comedy that will have you laughing till you cry more then once. This is not a typical girl meets a royal and falls in love kind of story. Well she does but really falls in lust first. Tessa Sharpe is a blogger. One who wears many different blogger hats but her number one claim to fame is her blog that tears into the Royal family of her country. I have to say love Tessa, she is not your average romance heroine. She is funny, clumsy, determined, suborned and so many more things that make her very relatable. I laughed so hard when she had some of her mishaps. They are written so well that I could picture just what was happening, which only made it funnier to me. I have two words that you will understand after you read this book "shock jogger!". I also find myself feeling terrible for Tessa in how she is treated by her family. MJ, you made me want to slap more then one of her brothers right upside the head more then one. They consider Tessa the least smart of them all and they are so wrong about that.

And then we have the , how is he described, Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur. He is determined to do whatever it takes to prove to the people that the royal family needs to stay in power and that they are their to help the people. He hatches what is seen by his family has an foolish plan to convince Tessa (the royal's biggest critic) that they royals are so much more then what they think of them. Though this he learns a lot about what changes he needs to make in himself to become just who the people need to rule them.

So if your looking for an amazingly fun , light hearted , very comical story that you will not want to put down I would suggest you read this book. MJ Summers hits it out of the park with this one and I really hope that there will be more about Tessa and Arthur in the future!


MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she's not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.

MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women's Writing Guild. 
MJ would love to hear from you! She does her best to respond to all inquiries and emails personally. If you would like her to attend a book club meeting via Skype please contact her to book a date.



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