November 8, 2014
Sweet Royal Beginnings would be a great teaching tool for why preconceived opinions are a waste of time and energy. A lesson that Mikal SuMartra seemed to struggle with based on the number of times he put his foot in mouth. He clearly is not the sharpest tool in the shed, I wasn’t sure if I should feel sorry for him or just laugh my ass off because once he gets past his preconceived notions on strippers he goes and sticks his foot in it again proving once again he is not the smartest student in the class.
I really liked the character of Jane, she does what she needs to do to work through life and takes pride in who she truly is and is not ashamed of it, and strong enough to say this is what she does to pay the bills but it is not who she is, refusing to let the preconceived ideology of others define her. I do think that she should have made Mikal grovel more and that she caved way to soon but hey, to each their own, it was still fun to read this story.
I thought that the book covered a lot of ground for being only 68 pages and with the added bonus of little to know errors making the story worth the time and energy it took to read it. I enjoyed reading Sweet Royal Beginnings but I am not entirely sure that the word ‘sweet’ actually fits in the title of this book.
There were a few bedroom scenes and the only one that was potentially, graphicly steamy was the first one, but it was also one sided enough to be a bit mundanely done to death. The rest were mentioned but not elaborated on.
I like this quote because Jane is very clear about the difference between who she is and Mikal’s preconceived idea about who she is based on what she does to survive in the world.
“Not everyone has opportunities just handed to them, like I am sure you did. Even though your life is directed by your position you have never known the struggle of living day to day. I’m not a dancer Prince SuMartra. I am a struggling student doing what I have to do to makes ends meet.”—Jane
I purchased Sweet Royal Beginnings back in 2015 and since then the cover has changed so I am adding the new cover to this review as well. I think the older cover is pretty bland and tamer then the new cover.
The blurb is a bit long and needs some editing but it is a good selling point for Sweet Royal Beginnings
Abandoned at birth, Jane Smith didn’t have much experience with the elusive emotion of love. Frankly, she didn’t even believe that any such emotion existed. After all she had gotten along just fine all on her own for twenty some years. She certainly didn’t need some obnoxious, over inflated, egotistical man coming into her world and turning it upside down.
“Mike” thought entirely too highly of himself, and Jane was one woman that would not fall at his feet just because he was a prince (and probably the most handsome man she had ever seen in her life). His strong broad shoulders and dark brown hair or his midnight blue eyes did nothing for her, nor did his whiskey smooth accent send messages of warning to her female parts.
But most of all, Jane Smith was a big ole liar.
Prince Mikal SuMartra had no idea why the small blonde on stage attracted him. Her figure was quite slim, which made other parts of her full lush body all the more tempting. The conflicting glimpses he got of the saucy siren with blushing innocence intrigued him. The way she reacted to his touch, he knew that a night in her arms would be pleasure-filled for both of them.
Her blatant refusal only made him more determined than ever to have her. Mikal couldn’t wait to peel away the many faces of Jane to uncover the true jewel beneath.
This over 15 thousand word novella is the complete story of Jane and Mikal as they struggle to find their way to the beginning of their happy ever after.
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