Book Review: Falling Hard for the Royal Guard by Megan Clawson

“You know, sometimes I wish I were a Bird too. I would fly away before anyone could come close and just sit upon the highest wall and observe the chaos from afar. Although, knowing me, I’d be the first ever bird to be afraid of heights.”

Megan Clawson, Falling Hard for the Royal Guard

Title: Falling Hard for the Royal Guard
Author: Megan Clawson
Genres: Romance, Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 384 (Paperback)
Publish Date: May 2nd, 2023 (U.S.)

My Rating: ★★★
Read: 3/14/2023 – 3/17/2023


I’m going to say upfront that this isn’t necessarily a book I would have chosen for myself unless I was looking for a good beach read, so please take my review with a grain of salt. I was sent a surprise ARC copy.

Maggie has (in my opinion) a dream home in the Tower of London. Unfortunately, her life hasn’t been filled with fairytales. Throughout the book she’s on a quest to find love which, of course, she finds in an unlikely place: a Royal Guard.

The book is cute and I enjoyed the London history intertwined, but it ends there for me. I wasn’t a fan of the writing style and wasn’t able to connect to Maggie at all. The romance was sweet and I appreciated that it wasn’t explicit, though it took a long while to get into it. Overall, I think someone more into romcoms will enjoy this. If you’re picky like I am, it could be hit or miss.

A huge thanks to Harper360 for sending me an ARC copy of the book to read and review!

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • The London trivia and history.
  • Clean romance.

What I didn’t like:

  • Cliched writing style.
  • Lack of character growth.


Thanks again to Harper360 for the surprise gift package! It was adorable.

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