i received a copy of battle royal from harper collins nz in exchange for an honest review.
battle royal review
don’t let the cover fall you – it’s more than a pretty book.
i went into this book knowing very little. the main reason i wanted to read this book was the cover (i mean seriously??? it’s stunning!). however it was the characters that really drew me in.
i was intrigued by the bake off storyline, and i’ve never read a book similar! that paired with royal intrigue really makes this an interesting read. (it’s a surprise, and i should be ashamed of myself. i definitely need to pick up more in the future).
battle royal follows sylvie and dominick as they compete to win the contract of the upcoming wedding. while i found this interesting enough, it didn’t feel like there was a lot of competition. although pitched as enemies to lovers, the two became lovers very early on. while this may work for other books, i found it didn’t work so well in this one – only because it took me a lot longer to actually like dominick. i loved sylvie from page one, however dominick took a lot more to convince me.
aside from the one small matter of the romance happening too early in the book, i had no other problems. the book was fast paced and enjoyable. some parts were fairly easy to predict what would happen next, while others i didn’t suspect whatsoever!
overall, i think battle royal was a fun read, and i see myself recommending it more often than i thought i would! it’s perfect for seasoned romance readers and those who only dabble occasionally.