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ROBINSON BOOK CLUB - "A Royal Pain" February Meeting


We chose this book as our own modern tribute to Downton Abbey and a shout out to Kate and Prince William.  An American gal falls in love with a British man.  She is surprised to find out that he is a Duke.   They meet in a bookstore - what a way to meet a guy!

A Royal Pain is a snarky, cheeky, chick lit/ romance that is highly entertaining!

Bronte Talbott has just gotten out of a bad relationship when she meets Max Heyworth. She is definitely not in the market for a boyfriend and she thinks of Max as her transition man. Max on the other hand wants more than a fling with Bronte. Bronte has always been fascinated by British royalty, and unbeknownst to her Max is hiding the fact that
he is the 19th Duke of Northrop.

Max would like to make Bronte his duchess but he fears what her reaction will be when she finds out that he is a duke. He doesn't know if Bronte will be able to handle his families disapproval , and all that comes with being a royal duchess. If Max is to stand a chance with Bronte he must convince her that love can conquer all, including a meddling mother in law, the paparazzi, and the notoriety that comes with being a member of the royal family.

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  • Lorinda Novosel H.

    We talked briefly about a sequel to A Royal Pain. I watched the first episode of Chadwick's on PBS--a documentary about a duke and duchess who have developed their estate into a big big business. Now I could see a sequel--the duke with the PhD in Economics with the foul-mouthed marketing and ad wizard running that huge estate. Wish I had seen the documentary before I read the book!

    1 · March 7, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks Lorinda I will try to catch that series online. Maybe if she writes a sequel we should read it to see if it works.

      March 7, 2013

  • Becky

    Good discussion. Was nice seeing familiar faces, as well as a few new ones.

    March 1, 2013

  • Stacie

    It was nice to see everyone! Maybe it actually won't rain for the March meetup! :-)

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Lorinda Novosel H.

    I look forward to these meet ups every month, and I'm never disappointed. So good to see everyone.

    February 28, 2013

  • Susan

    Great discussion and welcome to Jessica! We had a lot of good book suggestions so we picked books for March, April and May. We'll all have a lot of good books to get cozy with during this rainy weather.

    February 28, 2013

  • Vicky

    Susan, I was really looking forward tonight's book club and had to change my RSVP.

    February 27, 2013

    • Susan

      Thanks for your input. I wasn't sure if people would like the book. I had mixed feelings about it. I've also been busy at work, so I know the feeling. See you next time.

      February 27, 2013

  • Samantha L.

    I have to attend a dinner with a client at work. I hope you ladies have fun!

    February 26, 2013

    • Susan

      Have a great night. We will miss you.

      February 27, 2013

  • Lorinda Novosel H.

    Really liked this book. And, I pulled two copies of favorite books of mine from the library this afternoon to share in case Susan wants some relief from book picking in later months. Looking forward to seeing you--maybe it will be dry and sort of not so dismally dark! (It was a dark and stormy night. . . .)

    February 26, 2013

    • Susan

      Glad you liked it. Please bring the books tomorrow and we will vote on them. I'm sure they will be great! Nothing like curling up with a good book on a rainy night.

      February 26, 2013

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