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A Royal Pain: Unruly Royals Series, Book 1
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"A delightful love story...worth reading again and again." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

A life of royalty seems so attractive...until you're invited to live it...

Smart, ambitious, and career driven, Bronte Talbot started following British royalty in the gossip mags only to annoy her intellectual father. But her fascination has turned into a not-so-secret guilty pleasure. When she starts dating a charming British doctoral student, she teases him unmercifully about the latest scandals of his royal countrymen, only to find out—to her horror!!—that she's been having a fling with the nineteenth Duke of Northrop, and now he wants to make her...a duchess?

In spite of her frivolous passion for all things royal, Bronte isn't at all sure she wants the reality. Is becoming royalty every American woman's secret dream, or is it a nightmare of disapproving dowagers, paparazzi, stiff-upper-lip tea parties, and over-the-top hats?

"Laugh-out-loud funny with super sexy overtones." —Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author of Wife By Wednesday

"Take one sparky, sailor-mouthed American girl and one handsome English aristocrat. Put them together and watch the sparks fly. Sizzling fun!" — Jill Mansell, New York Times bestselling author of Nadia Knows Best

"A whole new twist on trans-Atlantic romance-sexy, fresh, and delightfully different." —Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author of Mariana

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      • bioText: Megan Mulry writes sexy, modern, romantic fiction. She graduated from Northwestern University and then worked in publishing, including positions at The New Yorker and Boston magazine. After moving to London, Mulry worked in finance and attended London Business School. Mulry is a member of RWA. She has traveled extensively in Asia, India, Europe, and Africa and now lives with her husband and children in Florida.
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"A delightful love story...worth reading again and again." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

A life of royalty seems so attractive...until you're invited to live it...

Smart, ambitious, and career driven, Bronte Talbot started following British royalty in the gossip mags only to annoy her intellectual father. But her fascination has turned into a not-so-secret guilty pleasure. When she starts dating a charming British doctoral student, she teases him unmercifully about the latest scandals of his royal countrymen, only to find out—to her horror!!—that she's been having a fling with the nineteenth Duke of Northrop, and now he wants to make her...a duchess?

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"Laugh-out-loud funny with super sexy overtones." —Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author of Wife By Wednesday

"Take one sparky, sailor-mouthed American girl and one handsome English aristocrat. Put them together and watch the sparks fly. Sizzling fun!" — Jill Mansell, New York Times bestselling author of Nadia Knows Best

"A whole new twist on trans-Atlantic romance-sexy, fresh, and delightfully different." —Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author of Mariana

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      • source: Jill Mansell, New York Times bestselling author of Nadia Knows Best
      • content: "Take one sparky, sailor-mouthed American girl and one handsome English aristocrat. Put them together and watch the sparks fly. Sizzling fun!"
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      • source: Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author of Mariana
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      • source: Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain
      • content: "I adored this book. Megan Mulry is a must-read author. Highly recommended!"
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      • source: Hester Browne, New York Times bestselling author of Swept Off Her Feet
      • content: "Megan Mulry's vivacious Bronte is every Englishwoman's nightmare-the straight-talking, hot-blooded all-American girl who bags the Duke! Now, if only all English aristos could be as delicious as Max..."
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      • source: Catherine Bybee, New York Times bestselling author of Wife By Wednesday
      • content: "Sex and the City Goes to London. A Royal Pain is often laugh-out-loud funny with super sexy overtones. Filled with urban, rich, and royal characters, it is a wonderful debut that shouldn't be missed. I anticipate spectacular things from this author in the future."
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      • source: Miranda Neville, author of The Importance of Being Wicked
      • content: "Megan Mulry gives us a sexy and witty tale in a sophisticated urban setting."
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      • source: Katharine Ashe, author of How to be a Proper Lady
      • content: "With fashion and flare, Mulry mingles American ambition and English aristocracy in this tale of savvy skeptic Bronte Talbott and the delectably eligible duke who shows her that fairy tales can indeed come true. A dazzlingly stylish and dreamily satisfying read."
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      • source: Anne Calhoun, author of Liberating Lacey
      • content: "A delightfully fresh spin on a classic fairy tale...a sassy American heroine and a twenty-first century duke meet, duel it out, and fall in love in a trans-Atlantic romance that will win your heart. I can't wait for the next Royal!"
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      • source: Publishers Weekly, starred review
      • content: "A delightful love story... worth reading again and again. Starred Review"
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      • source: Beatriz Williams, author of Overseas
      • content: "A Royal Pain is a fabulous debut! Megan Mulry brings together an iridescent American woman and her irresistible British gentleman with pitch-perfect dialogue and a keen eye for the dynamics of modern relationships. Equal parts romance and psychological drama, this book kept me up late and had me dipping back for more. I loved it!"
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      • content: "A light and breezy read... Filled with clever characters, witty banter and steamy sex, readers won't be able to put it down. 4.5 Stars"
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      • source: Romancing the Book
      • content: "I enjoyed the cleverness of Ms. Mulry's witty-laugh out loud story of falling in love. I simply loved the fast-paced story and can't wait to read more laughable humor/romance from Ms. Mulry."
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      • source: Anglotopia
      • content: "I loved this book... It's well written and the characters come to life. I could easily picture Bronte and Max in my head and often got lost in their story. The book was a little bit Bridget Jones mixed with a little bit Pride and Prejudice with a side of steamy interludes! I can't recommend this book enough. It will appeal to those who like to read chick lit, romance novels, and more. You'll cheer for Max and Bronte until the end!"
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      • source: Devourer of Books
      • content: "Mulry's characters-Bronte in particular-are vivid and do a remarkably good job at taking up residence in the reader's brain. For days after finishing A Royal Pain, I found myself thinking about the book."
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        Starred review from August 6, 2012
        Mulry debuts with a delightful love story between Bronte Talbott and her modern-day duke. Bronte loves everything pop culture, including—perhaps especially—“royal gazing,” mostly because it annoys her intellectual father. After a disastrous relationship with “Mr. Texas,” for whom Bronte moved from her beloved New York to Chicago, advertising exec Bronte meets Max Heyworth, a “lovely young gentleman from England” and doctorial student in economics at the University of Chicago. It’s not long into their whirlwind romance before Max wants to marry Bronte. Only two problems stand in their way: Bronte doesn’t know that Max, who lives like a pauper, is actually the 19th duke of Northrop, and Bronte has some serious issues to work through, not the least of which being, once she does find out, deciding whether she even wants the life of a duchess. This delectable story, a little reminiscent of the movie The Prince and Me, is all about second chances and every girl’s secret fantasy of marrying the perfect guy. Mulry creates a completely fleshed-out character in Bronte, with her insecurity issues and her envious good luck. She and the other characters make this charming book worth reading again and again. Agent: Allison Hunter, Inkwell Management.

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        September 15, 2012
        Career woman Bronte Talbott never intends for sexy Brit Max Hayworth to be anything other than her TMtransitional man. But as the Duke of Northrop, Max wasn't raised to be the love-'em-and-leave-'em type that has burned Bronte in the past. The two meet in a Chicago bookstore eight weeks before Max finishes his doctoral work and has to return to England to assume his title. Max is reluctant to reveal his lineage when he discovers that Bronte is obsessed with the royals, but the sudden death of his father reveals his secret, and Bronte realizes that it is she who will be making a transition. Mulry, a newcomer to the romance genre, moves between the perspectives of Max and Bronte with perfect timing, and their relationship is believable in its idiosyncrasies. Though the premise may be that of a fairy tale, the very human characters keep the plot fresh, funny, and engaging, with Mulry's lavish descriptions of fashion an added bonus.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)

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"A delightful love story...worth reading again and again." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

A life of royalty seems so attractive...until you're invited to live it...

Smart, ambitious, and career driven, Bronte Talbot started following British royalty in the gossip mags only to annoy her intellectual father. But her fascination has turned into a not-so-secret guilty pleasure. When she starts dating a charming British doctoral student, she teases him unmercifully about the latest scandals of his royal countrymen, only to find out—to her horror!!—that she's been having a fling with the nineteenth Duke of Northrop, and now he wants to make her...a duchess?

In spite of her frivolous passion for all things royal, Bronte isn't at all sure she wants the reality. Is becoming royalty every American woman's secret dream, or is it a nightmare of disapproving dowagers, paparazzi, stiff-upper-lip tea parties, and over-the-top...

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