THE REBEL KING (4) by Melissa James: Firefighter Charlie Costa is shocked by the news that he and his sister are actually royalty. But that's just the beginning. When they're spirited away to their family's homeland, Hellenia, they learn the king has already arranged marriages for them! It falls to Charlie's intended, Princess Jazmine Marandis, to instruct him in protocol -- and to make accepting his birthright palatable. Jazmine's everything Charlie could want in a wife, but deciding whether or not to stay in Hellenia isn't something he can do lightly -- or easily. A well-plotted story that's far from the usual "royal fantasy," James' novel has a lot of grit and rough edges, much like agreeably cranky Charlie.

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer