James, the handsome, cosmopolitan Prince of Wales, is used to being in the public eye. But he's keeping a king-sized secret...James, next in line for the throne, is gay.
He’s been able to hide his sexual orientation with the help of his best friend and beard, Lady Cassandra. Sometimes he feels like a coward for not coming out, but he daren’t risk losing the crown. If he did, the succession would fall on his deeply troubled younger sister, Princess Amelia. To protect her, James is willing to live a lie.
While on holiday, he meets Benjamin Dahan—a rugged international reporter with a globe-trotting, unattached life—who catches far more than James's eye. And when Ben is transferred to London, it seems fate may finally be smiling on James.
But what began as a torrid fling grows into something far more intimate and powerful. Soon James will have decide who he is, what he wants from life and love, and what he’s willing to sacrifice for the truth.
His Royal Secret has been difficult to come up with a decent review for. I always seem to struggle a little bit when it comes to M/M relationships because my mind automatically wants to question who would be the female role in the relationship or this case the top or the bottom but each one was equal each one was distant and each one had their own conflicts.
While James was sort of the reluctant one he's the one that felt more adamant about who he was.
I thought the story was good but I felt a tad numb due to the fact that emotions weren't really the focus at least relationship wise.
There was plenty of emotional conflict about being a prince and a homosexual throughout the book.
I thought the beard angle was interesting considering I've seen this in real life. James and Cass felt more true to life than his involvement with Ben was but it was still interesting to read.
Any fan of M/M romances should pick up this book.
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