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Rivals by Katharine McGee: A Review

Rivals is the third installment of the American Royals series and I indulged it via audio as I had the previous two books and the recent novella. Brittany Pressley’s narration does a superb job immersing the listener into the royal world of the young Washington’s that McGee has created. And while the story kept me engaged, waiting to see what would happen next I have to admit I was expecting more resolution to happen within the long awaited third novel. With that being said, I did enjoy learning more of Daphne’s perspective and one actually grows to somewhat even like her but her character’s true colours always tend to come out.

If you’re not into cliffhangers, this book is definitely not for you. I have mixed feelings about cliffhangers as I get frustrated with them but they do the trick because I am eagerly waiting for the fourth book so I can find out what will happen next.

Thank you Penguin Random House Audio for the advanced listening copy. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.


Book Description

The third book in the New York Times bestselling American Royals series is here, and a meeting of monarchs will test everyone's loyalty to the crown…and their own hearts.

Beatrice is queen, and for the American royal family, everything is about to change.

Relationships will be tested.

Princess Samantha is in love with Lord Marshall Davis—but the more serious they get, the more complicated things become. Is Sam destined to repeat her string of broken relationships…and this time will the broken heart be her own?

Strangers will become friends.

Beatrice is representing America at the greatest convocation of kings and queens in the world. When she meets a glamorous foreign princess, she gets drawn into the inner circle…but at what cost?

And rivals will become allies.

Nina and Daphne have spent years competing for Prince Jefferson. Now they have something in common: they both want to take down manipulative Lady Gabriella Madison. Can these enemies join forces, or will old rivalries stand in the way?

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