Review: THE AUSTRALIAN (Crime Royalty Romance #2) by Lesley Young

Fall in love with an unforgettable female heroine!
Lose yourself in multiple plot twists!

THE AUSTRALIAN (Crime Royalty Romance #2)

Charlie Sykes takes everything and everyone at face value, and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. Jace Knight, international Aussie hotelier and purported playboy, has never met anyone like the absurdly literal and obliviously beautiful American who applies to his personal assistant position. The trouble is, how do you seduce a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? That, and he’s not the only one after Charlie. Seems Mr. Knight may not be a reformed criminal after all. 

Charlie soon finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of dangerous international espionage that takes her from the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. 

A terrible trap’s being laid, but how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a devastating betrayal when she can’t even sort out what her heart’s telling her? Add it on Goodreads.



Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
If you're looking for a sexy, suspenseful, romantic and thrilling story THE AUSTRALIAN is perfect for you. I had the opportunity to read The Frenchman a while back and now I cannot seem to stop reading books by Lesley Young. I love her writing style. It's flawless and engaging and she definitely knows how to write steamy, swoony scenes. 

Charlie is not your typical heroine. She's a bit awkward but really funny. She takes everything at face value which I think makes her seem kind of innocent and really adorable. (I don't know why but she kinda reminds me of Sheldon Cooper. Does anyone else feel this way?) I love her interactions with Jace. She's crazy smart and was always very logical and that just makes everything seem funnier somehow. And Jace. Jace is every girl's dream and every parents' nightmare. He's brooding, wickedly sexy and knows just how to push Charlie's buttons. What can I say? They're perfect for each other! 

I fell in love with Lesley Young's twisty story, world and characters the first time in The Frenchman and now I fall in love the second time around. There was plenty of action, intrigue and sexy times that would keep you reading. I don't usually read books in this genre but if there's Lesley Young written on it, I won't have to think twice. 
Due to strong language and sexual content, I recommend this to mature readers only. 

I received a copy of the book to read and review.


Lesley Young is a genre-defying author of unforgettable heroines who experience thrilling life- and love-altering journeys. Her debut novel was Sky's End; her most recent stand-alone series, Crime Royalty Romance, includes The Frenchman and The Australian. She loves to hear from readers. 
Follow her at, @LesleyYoungBks and

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