Cheeky King by Nana Malone | Review

Publisher: self-pubbed
Release Date: April 30, 2018 (out now!)
Source of my copy: author/L. Woods PR
Series: Royals Undercover #2
My Rating:

What good is a King without his Queen?


I never wanted the crown, but now it's mine.
Instead of my freedom–instead of her.
But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.


The moment he became king, I knew we were over.
Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero.
If only they all knew that we'd both lost our hearts.
If only I could stay out of the royal bed.

What good is being cocky if you can’t get what you want?

Cheeky King is the conclusion to the two-part duet about a sexy royal, Sebastian, and his royal guard, Penny that started with Cheeky Royal (check out my review of book 1 here).

 I enjoyed Cheeky King. I thought it was a good, satisfying conclusion to the Royals Undercover duet. I even liked Cheeky King slightly more than I did Cheeky Royal because I thought the overall writing was more solid and I liked the added mystery.

Sebastian and Penny drove me a little crazy though because of their whole constant "I should stay away from him/her" inner monologue (and convos with their respective BFFs) but the moment they're alone in the same room, they couldn't get their hands off each other but one pulls away and the inner monologue of "I should stay away from him/her" begins again. This cycle went on for a while, and I just wanted to reach in and give them a good shake. But, they did have great chemistry and whenever they get together it was H-O-T!

I liked Penny a lot more in Cheeky King. She was more mature and I liked seeing her stand up more for herself. As for Sebastian, I liked him a little less the first half of the book because he was being an asshole to Penny. He realizes this about himself and his best friend had called him out on it, and yes he was going through a lot after the events at the end of Cheeky Royal, but it didn't excuse his behavior. With that said, I did like Penny and Sebastian together and I loved when they finally got their hard-won HEA.

If you enjoy lighthearted reads with a royal twist, check out the Royals Undercover duet. If you read Cheeky Royal and enjoyed it, then Cheeky King is a must-read for you!

Read the FREE prequel novella, Cheeky Prince!
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Haven't read part one of the duology yet? Get your copy of Cheeky Royal and start the series now!

About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

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