At last! After months of us talking — and carping, and weeping — about our book-related deadlines, we sat down with Maureen Lee Lenker at Entertainment Weekly to give her as much of a preview as possible of our new novel, a sequel to The Royal We called The Heir Affair, which officially makes its way into the world on July 7, 2020. You can read a portion of our chat on EW’s website.
What’s the book about? Here’s the jacket copy:
Making it up the aisle was the easy part: After marrying the heir to the throne, Rebecca “Bex” Porter must survive her own scandals as she adjusts to life in the glamorous British royal family, in this “highly anticipated” follow-up to The Royal We, the “fun and dishy” bestseller and NYT Summer Reading List pick inspired by Will and Kate’s romance (People).
After a scandalous secret turns their fairy-tale wedding into a nightmare, Rebecca “Bex” Porter and her husband Prince Nicholas are in self-imposed exile. The public is angry. The Queen is even angrier. And the press is salivating. Cutting themselves off from friends and family, and escaping the world’s judgmental eyes, feels like the best way to protect their fragile, all-consuming romance.
But when a crisis forces the new Duke and Duchess back to London, the Band-Aid they’d placed over their problems starts to peel at the edges. Now, as old family secrets and new ones threaten to derail her new royal life, Bex has to face the emotional wreckage she and Nick left behind: with the Queen, with the world, and with Nick’s brother Freddie, whose sins may not be so easily forgotten — nor forgiven.
Want to buy it now? You are awesome. And we can help:
- IndieBound will help you hook up with a pre-order from an independent bookstore! (You can also just go to the website of your fave indie bookstore, or call them, and pre-order it directly from the store. For example, Books Are Magic’s pre-order link is here, and Vroman’s is here.)
- Here’s your Amazon link for hardcover.
- And Kindle.
- Here’s your Barnes & Noble links for hardcover.
- And Nook.
- Here’s your iBooks link.
- And if you buy your books via Google Play, we’ve got you.
There will be more info to come — and probably more kvetching, because we’re finishing the copy-editing pass this week and there are still proofs to come! Yes, this is EXTREMELY TIGHT! Insert screaming! But we’re excited for you to catch up with Nick and Bex and Freddie, who all have…a lot going on right now. (And if you want to read The Royal We before the new book comes out, all those order links are here! It’s also coming out in mass market paperback in April, if you prefer a more pocket-sized book option. It’s probably also very available at your local library, so check there, too.)
One final point of business: We don’t yet know any book tour details, but we certainly hope to drop by a city near you. But what city or cities will that be? Our publisher would love to know where y’all would most like to see us, so please drop a comment on this post with your suggestions. Bonus points if the answer is Bora Bora.