A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen

2241722The next installment in the Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie saga is a very quick read, very frothy and enjoyable.

Ordered by the Queen to entertain Princess Hannalore of Bavaria, Georgie has to figure out how to host a royal princess with no staff and no money. Once she works out how to create the illusion of royal living by employing her grandfather and his lady friend, there’s the small matter of people dropping dead everywhere Georgie and Hanni go. Considering Georgie’s past with finding dead people that she didn’t actually kill, this is distressing to her. Additionally, the Queen’s plan for the Prince of Wales to fall for Princess Hannalore instead of Mrs. Simpson doesn’t seem to be working at all.

It seemed pretty obvious who the killer was, but the final twist got me. I also loved the continuance of Georgie’s romance with Darcy O’Malley, who seems to be more than meets the eye. I’ve already ordered the next book in the series and I can’t wait to devour it.