Inconceivable (Review) & 1000 Bloglovin Followers Giveaway!
Published Date: 16th November 2015
popular, young royal couple can’t produce an heir? INCONCEIVABLE!
When Ozarks native Hatty goes “whole hog” during
karaoke, she catches the eye of Prince John. He isn’t what she expects the heir
to a small European nation to be: he’s affable, witty, and isn’t put off by her
tell-it-like-it-is demeanor. Their flirtation should be short lived, but a
force stronger than fate—Hatty’s newspaper editor—assigns her to cover the
royals. After spending time together, she and John soon begin dating, and Hatty
finds herself making headlines instead of writing them.
But challenges loom that are even more complicated
than figuring out how to mesh Hatty’s journalism career with life at Belvoir
Palace. Hatty and John soon find themselves embroiled in an unusual sex
scandal: they can’t produce an heir. Tabloids dub Hatty a “Barren-ess,” and the
royals become irate. Hatty politely tells them to shove it. But beneath her
confident exterior, she struggles to cope with a heartbreak that invades her
most intimate moments with John. Pressured to choose between invasive medical
procedures and abandoning John’s claim to the throne, the couple feels trapped
until a trip to Ethiopia shows them happy endings sometimes arrive long after
saying “I do.”
we get started with this review, look at that cover. LOOK AT IT. Admire its
beauty and as you read the novel, learn how it is so applicable.
mostly because I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as much as I did. This book is
fun and flirty, and yet has a meaningful story to it as well. When it comes to
romance and royals it kind of is my weak point. I went into this novel not
knowing anything about it, so it made me interested!
stole my heart straight away. She’s the kind of girl who says what is on her
mind immediately and has absolutely no filter. She does have her shaky moments
but she is mostly confident and fun, really upbeat! When we meet her she belts
her heart a karaoke at a bar while singing a Natasha Bedingfield song. If that
doesn’t steal your attention right away, then maybe the flirting and banter that
happens between her and Prince John before she even knows who he is will. I
love when flirting and banter is playful and humorous, and this book masters
it. She also finds herself in awkward situations pretty often which was a good
reporter it brought a good insight into the journalism life and what happens
there – the inner workings and how it goes. Hatty being a reporter also created
a bit of conflict seeing as she was supposed to be the one reporting on John’s
life and all, and well, the royal family doesn’t usually take too well to
reporters. So her profession did put a spin on things.
|Hatty’s life motto.|
and even though he did have his difficult moments where he was struggling
himself, his love for Hatty was always evident. There was a constant war waging
in him when it came to what he was required to do as a successor to the throne
and what he wanted to do. He also played harp like me so YAY bonus points for
him! Hatty is someone who likes reading as well, so double bonus points all
and playful which perfectly reflected Hatty’s personality and matched the tone
of the story too. The romance was a bit explicit. It wasn’t exactly an NA
romance but it wasn’t an entirely clean one either, if you get what I mean.
were nice and all, but they fell a bit flat to me which is why I had to give
the book four stars. They were simply there and I wanted some more detail to go
into them. Halfway through the book we get a five month time jump which was a
bit jarring but it was completely necessary so I understood why the author
included it. It did mean that we skipped over Hatty adjusting to suddenly being
in the limelight as she dated John and having all the reporters flock to her as
well. I wish we had seen that, but I guess one book can’t always include
that she has struggled with infertility herself, and that theme is so perfectly
handled and portrayed in this book you can tell it is tapping into some
personal emotion and thoughts. It must have taken a lot of strength for her to
right this, so I commend Wren for doing so. The pressure, the emotions, the
pain… everything that women go through trying to get pregnant when nothing
seems to be working. As well as that, Hatty is a royal so she has the pressure
of needing to deliver a successor for the throne or some very harsh
consequences are applied. It feels wrong to call it ‘suspense’ but that was
what was building as I was basically hoping that with every medical treatment
something would work and Hatty would be pregnant. The stress tore at me.
review does this book justice. Throughout it all, the love between John and
Hatty was never doubted. I liked seeing a couple who rode over their hard times
together instead of taking a break of
pushing each other away. It was a nice change and I do believe in relationships
like that too. This book was the first book I have read in a while where all I
wanted to do was read. I pushed away other things that kind of needed doing so
that I could finish this book!
on the authors note of the book. Tegan Wren is donating half the royalties that
this book earns to two charities which help cover the costs for treatment that
is given to women who are having trouble conceiving and need to pay costly
treatments in attempts to get pregnant. It’s a very worthy cause, and you would
get to read this wonderful book as well. So if that doesn’t sway your judgment,
I hope this review and the charity addition has. I loved it and I hope you
would too. The author is too kind.
know anyone who has struggled with fertility? Do you like royal romance kind of