Royally Lost releases in five weeks. Here is a short teaser of Prince Nikolai and Becca meeting on the streets of Vienna.
“So, what are you doing here in Vienna?” Becca asked.
Nikolai slid his hands in his pockets as they walked; there was suddenly a lightness in his step. “I’m on sort of a holiday.” The last two days had been so relaxing. No scheduled appearances, no royal advisors, and no cameras.
“Sort of a holiday? What does that mean?”
“Well,” he sighed, trying to decide how to explain it without actually telling her. “Long story short, I took off without my parents’ permission.”
“Really? I wish I had the guts to do that.”
“I don’t recommend it. There’ll be hell to pay when they catch up with me.”
“Your parents don’t know where you are?” Becca brushed a lock of silky hair behind her ear, revealing her sun-kissed cheek.
“Not yet. I figure they’re giving me a couple days of freedom before they try to track me down and order me home, but that’s not going to happen.” At least he hoped they hadn’t already sent a palace security detail after him.
Becca laughed. “No? Why is that?”
“Because I’m living off the grid, you know, like Jason Bourne.”
“Are you telling me you’re an international spy or, oh no, an assassin?” She feigned a shocked expression.
“Hardly. I’m just another derelict kid avoiding family responsibilities and disappointing my parents.”
He wondered what she’d think if he confessed he was the Prince of Mondovia and had run away like a spoiled child.
Royally Lost releases May 6th and is available for pre-order now.