Royally Wed, by Pamela DuMond

**May contain spoilers for Part-time Princess (Book One, reviewed here)**

Lucy Trabbicio, former cocktail waitress and down-to-earth American commoner, is about to marry the man of her dreams, Prince Nicholas of Fredonia in the posh royal wedding of the year.

But something goes very wrong on the way to the altar. Now it’s up to Lucy, her party-hard, take-no-prisoners Ladies-in-Waiting, and Nick’s opinionated Royal Nana to solve the debacle, and get her back into sexy Prince Nick’s arms in time to be Royally Wed, as well as royally bed. (Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads)

A return to Fredonia is a return to comedic chaos, once again, for our fair lady! Just when you think she’s finally going to get her just deserves, her prince goes missing, and no one, not even those closest to her, can figure out who would have the audacity to kidnap him, and at their nuptials no less! What ensues is a mad caper through town, relying on those Lucy never felt she’d have to lean on, not in a million years. And while it’s almost always the last person you’d ever expect, sometimes, it’s the first person!

While I love Lucy, and always will, the scene stealers and stars of Royally Wed are the Ladies-In-Waiting, the close-knit group of girlfriends who are there as her support system. I loved it when they’re all commiserating, having more than enough to say when it comes to Lucy’s continual flubs. Esmeralda is my personal favorite. She is unapologetically wild, with mostly everything that comes out of her mouth a shock, but well worth it! An honorable mention goes to Royal Nana, who reminds me of my own grandmother. Nothing is filtered, every thought going right from the brain and out the mouth! Seriously, she’s a hilarious hoot.

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Will Lucy ever get her man? That remains the number one question on everyone’s mind. It seems just when she gets close enough to reel him in, there’s always something standing in the way! But, I don’t think I’d want it any other way. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with Lucy and her cohorts in the third installment of this series, Royally Wed: The Poser. Given the cliffhanger in Royally Wed, I’m in for a wild ride!

Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central

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