Royal Holiday

The Wedding Date #4

Jasmine Guillory

fiction contemporary romance
lighthearted medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2019

New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory makes her hardcover debut with a heartwarming Christmas romance.

Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn't expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain Private Secretary and his charming accent and unyielding formality.

Malcolm Hudson has been the Queen's Private Secretary for years and has never given a personal, private tour...until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.

Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy fling come New Year's Day...or are they?

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lighthearted 97%
funny 51%
hopeful 45%
relaxing 27%
emotional 17%
adventurous 8%
inspiring 7%
reflective 4%


medium 47%
fast 45%
slow 7%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 58% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 3% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 97% | No: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | No: 24% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

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