Monday, November 22, 2021

Release Day! A Royal Farce by Laura Heffernan ~ My Thoughts #ARoyalFarce

 Happy Release Day!

Congrats Laura
on the release of
A Royal Farce!

A Royal Farce by Laura Heffernan
Romance, 292 pages
Published November 22, 2021 by Empress Books

Lila needs to pay her soul-crushing debt. Pierre needs a wife. Maybe they can help each other.

Once she finishes these renovations, Lila can finally sell her money pit and get back on her feet. But on box store wages, that’ll take decades. Then her friend Pierre proposes the perfect solution: he needs a green card. If Lila marries him, he'll pay for the job.

One problem: who is going to believe the gorgeous, brilliant investment banker fell for little Lila? Everyone, if they have any say. Not even their closest friends can suspect the truth. Lila fakes the walk of shame, feigns shock at Pierre's staged public proposal, and plans their wedding with a single-minded determination rivaled only by her Yorkie begging for treats.

Their fake relationship is so perfect, Lila starts to wish it was real. Then Pierre's brother drops a bombshell: they are royalty, princes to a tiny island nation, and Lila isn't princess material. Now, instead of studs and sandpaper, Lila finds herself worrying about titles and tiaras. Will she get her happily ever after, or will Lila's prince decide she's not so charming after all?

My thoughts about A Royal Farce ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First lines—"Rule #1: This arrangement is top secret and may not be shared with anyone. They say working with you hands nourishes the soul. 'They' clearly never found themselves rehabbing an upstairs apartment with no air conditioning in the middle of June."

This story was so much more than I was expecting. Sure, a sweet little rom-com, a story going down the path that you expect all rom-coms to go. But there was so much more here. It was funny and sweet with amazing characters that you just wanted to root for. And then there was a bit of drama thrown in for good measure. 

The writing is wonderful and I was totally entranced by the words on the page. I flew through this book. I loved the relationship between Lila and Pierre. Who wouldn't want one of their best friends to become their prince charming, in every way?

I thoroughly enjoyed A Royal Farce and recommend it for a fun, entertaining time. And.... book #2, A Royal Pain, is coming out next summer. I can't wait to read more about this great couple's lives.

I received A Royal Farce from the author and this is my honest opinion of the book.

Book #2
Expected publication August 22, 2022

About the author

Laura Heffernan once broke up with her now-husband during a board game after realizing that he was ahead 96-3. She hasn't played that particular game since. Her best friend still talks about the Great Uno Card Throwing Incident of 2003. Yet, somehow, Laura insists that she is incredibly gracious whether winning or losing. She lives in the northeast with her husband, new baby, and two furry little beasts.

Laura loves connecting with readers. Find her on her website,, Facebook,, or on Twitter at, where she spends far too much time tweeting about reality TV and Canadian chocolate. ~ Goodreads

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