This week’s ECF man is a guy that I completely adored. He was sweet and funny and he noticed a girl that would have otherwise gone unnoticed because she was shy and kept to herself. Henry Pembrook had a lot of growing up to do when we first met him in Royally Screwed. He did grow up though and I had fun watching him grow up and take on his role as the future King of Wessco.
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
If you haven’t read this series, you should fix that because it’s a good one. I promise. The Princes were hot as hell and the women they fell in love with were fabulous heroines.
Here’s what Prince Henry looks like in my head:
It’s pretty close to the dude on the cover, huh?