Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Her Royal Protector (Johari Crown #1) by Alexandra Sellers

Title: Her Royal Protector (Johari Crown #1)
Author: Alexandra Sellers
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: May 26, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 5
Sexual - 3

Aly Percy is her family's ugly duckling, and she's never been allowed to forget it. So she knows better than to imagine that Cup Companion Arif al Najimi's blue gaze holds anything but contempt for her as a woman, or ever will. But if he's offering to show her just how wild one night with him can be, wouldn't she be a fool to turn down his charity? She may never get another offer like this one.

Arif al Najimi isn't sure why he's dreaming about the little scientist who's so determined to take crazy risks for the sake of her research into the endangered turtles of his country. But as luck would have it, he's going to get the chance to do a little research of his own…into the question of why Aly believes her own negative publicity about how desirable she is—and how hard it will be to convince her of the truth.
Wow!  I'm so excited that this is the first book in a series because it was amazing.  We just got these nifty new "Hot Pick" buttons, and I'm definitely giving it to this one.  Arif al Najimi was absolutely everything a hero should be.  He was also exotic, an animal lover and ecologist, and saved Aly's life a couple times.  While his views of women sometimes seems a little off, it really helped make him just a little too overprotective, but in the best possible way.

Aly was the traditional pretty and intelligent girl that didn't trust in her own beauty.  But this time there was a very good reason why.  And her reason why tied into so many other things in the story so beautifully that the whole back story was about as seamless as you could get.  I loved how she kept running off and driving Arif al Najimi crazy trying to keep an eye on her.

 Watching Aly and Arif al Najimi hunt for turtle nests and try to find out why they were dying off was a great story.  There was a lot more action than what seems possible in a turtle nest hunt.  There were even several times I found myself getting excited right along with them at a new next found.  The side characters served to boost the story and enhance the personalities of the characters in just the right way.  I don't think I could really find something I didn't like about this one.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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