Review: Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton


Well, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is almost here! I am super excited for this event and plan to be up at the crack of dawn to watch all the coverage. In the meantime, I have royal romance fever and I’ve been searching out fun books with a royal theme to try. This includes a new book by Jenna Sutton called Royal Mess which features not one but TWO royal romances! Talk about a happy ending for me.

Royal Match starts off this book. This is the story of the heir to the throne of Alsania, Prince Leo, and Tessa Lulach, the woman who matches him. In this case, he matches her liver and is able to donate part of his liver so she does not die. Tessa was prescribed medicine that reacted badly in her body, causing liver failure. Tessa is of course a bit surprised to learn that her match is the “Polar Prince” (thus nicknamed because of his stoic and icy demeanor) but she is of course not turning down this life saving organ match.

This close connection creates its own special link between Leo and Tessa that resonates with them both. Obviously this isn’t a love match in the beginning. Unfortunately, Leo’s good deed is made public and things change dramatically for Tessa, throwing her in close contact with Leo. It makes for very potent sexual tension. You’ll have to read their story to find out how they get to their happily-ever-after but it proves to be a joyful ride from almost the beginning (the donor stuff obviously is a bit more heavy).

Royal Catch tells the story of Prince Marco (Leo’s brother) and Cassie Lulach (Tessa’s sister). Marco has a reputation as a playboy and he doesn’t deny it. Lately though, he only has eyes for Cassie. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to see him at all. And if she does, it is as a friend at most. Marco wants to forget Cassie so when he meets a woman dressed up as a bumblebee for the palace’s royal ball who reminds him of Cassie, well, one thing leads to another and they have a quick rendezvous in the garden folly.

When Cassie discovers she is pregnant, she is utterly shocked. She has no idea who the father is, couldn’t place his face in a line-up even since she never saw him. He was wearing a wolf mask and that’s all she knows. She knows they used a condom too but unfortunately that did not prove to be protection enough. When Cassie shares her news with her sister who passes it along to Leo and Marco, well, Marco is floored. He sees his chance with Cassie as being over and done with. He is sure the father is the man she had been dating recently. Unbeknownst to Marco though, Cassie broke up with that man prior to the royal ball.

These two have a bit of a rocky road in front of them before they can be happy together but I can’t say I didn’t enjoy the spectacle. There is a lot of drama and big reveals in this story, not reminiscent of the great reveals TV soap operas have been dealing with for years. It’s an enjoyable story that definitely has a fairy tale quality to it in how Marco and Cassie finally come together, a Cinderella unmasking as it were.

I enjoyed both of these stories immensely and they definitely satisfied my craving for royal romance. Jenna Sutton hooked me in immediately!

Royal Mess is available now for purchase!



From award-winning author Jenna Sutton comes the story of two princes who discover that falling in love is messy

Prince Leo’s icy demeanor has earned him an amusing nickname—the Polar Prince. Unfortunately, the king doesn’t see the humor. If Leo wants to secure the throne of Alsania, he must improve his image. Participating in an organ donation campaign seems like a good start. He expects to donate his organs on his deathbed, so he’s surprised to be matched with a complete stranger who needs his help now.

Tessa Lulach hates to admit it, but she’s a damsel in distress. When a handsome prince offers to save her with a hunk of his liver, she joyfully accepts. She can’t wait to feel like herself again and return to her beloved flower shop. Instead, her identity is revealed, and the quiet life she loves is turned upside down.

As Leo and Tessa deal with the nosy public and ruthless paparazzi, she realizes the Polar Prince is much warmer than he seems—scorching hot, in fact. He willingly gave her a part of his liver, but can he give her his whole heart?


Everyone loves Prince Marco of Alsania, despite his reckless antics … or maybe because of them. So why does sexy schoolteacher Cassie Lulach prefer a boring investment banker over him? Wounded by her indifference, he has an erotic encounter with a masked woman at a royal ball who reminds him of the one he really wants.

After another failed relationship, Cassie is frustrated with immature, inconsiderate guys. Wanting to escape reality, she attends a masquerade ball and finds herself alone with a masked stranger. For the first time in her life, she acts on impulse, only to end up pregnant and absolutely clueless about the identity of her baby’s father.

When Marco learns of Cassie’s pregnancy and her plans to raise the baby alone, he promises to be there for her, hoping she’ll finally see him as more than just a playboy prince. But then he discovers she’s the woman from the masquerade ball and panics. Will the truth destroy his chance to win over Cassie, or will he convince her that they can have their own happily ever after?

Get your hands on ROYAL MESS now!

✦Barnes and Noble

About Jenna Sutton

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. She’s the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances and the new Trinity Distillery series. Although Jenna calls Texas home, more often than not, she’s somewhere else. Her love’s job takes him all over the country, and she tags along, just like a groupie follows her favorite band.

You can find out more about Jenna and her work on her website Sign up for her newsletter at to access the latest news and monthly contests.

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