The Royal Bastard : Royal Scandals

  • by Nicole Burnham
  • Narrated by Hollis McCarthy
  • Series: Royal Scandals
  • 10 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A brilliant man with a profound secret....
Rocco Cornaro dedicates his life to creating innovative, life-saving medical devices...and in the process has become a wealthy man. However, he harbors a deep secret: his mother was once the lover of Sarcaccia's King Carlo Barrali, and Rocco is the product of their illicit affair.
Leaves a marriage on the edge and a royal family in jeopardy.
Trained from birth to keep his royal parentage quiet, Rocco cannot even trust his beloved wife with his secret, and his silence drives her away. When Russian thugs kidnap Justine and hold her for ransom, he must risk everything - his siblings' security, his life's work, and the reputation of a royal family - to save the woman he loves. But when he reveals his secret - and confronts a new, horrible truth - will Rocco break Justine's trust forever?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

My favorite of the far.

This series has been a favorite of mine. I've completely enjoyed it. I don't have a lot of time to listen to audio books, so it's a treat. At first I wasn't as into this story. I'm not sure why. I think I wanted for Nicole Burnham to move forward with the "known" Barrali children's stories. I had no attachment Rocco. But after the first quarter, I was frustrated to not be able to get back to listening. I intend to listen to this again knowing I'll feel differently about the beginning since Rocco has become a favorite. With the twists revealed in this book, it turned into my favorite book so far.

I just love Hollis McCarthy's voice. She performs these books perfectly.
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- Kindle Customer

Second Chances

This is by far my favorite book in the Royal Scandal Series. In Rocco's story we learn about the secrets that he and his mother are keeping. The fact that he and his twin brother and sister are the illegitimate children of King Carlo. Through keeping this secret Rocco's wife Justine has left him. When Justine is kidnapped by the Russian Mob and held for ransom, Rocco must reveal his secrets in order to save her. The plot is fast paced the characters and their relationships keep you entranced as Hollis McCarthy keeps you entranced through the entire novel.
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- Katie Furrie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2016
  • Publisher: Nicole Burnham