A Royal Seaside Romance
Review by Marisa Stokley
About the Movie
When the seaside town of Shaw Bay is under threat of a redevelopment, realtor Erin will do anything to save it. Cue the handsome Theo, a royal looking for a new property. The catch is, he’s hiding the royal part.
Royal romance movies are plentiful and, at times, quite similar regardless of the stars, the production value, or the plots. This doesn’t detract from the enjoyment factor of the movies, but it can impede their memorability. Such is not the case with A Royal Seaside Romance, a Great American Family (GAF) movie starring Brittany Bristow and Dan Jeannotte. These Hallmark Channel veterans brought all the charm and romance from their previous films to GAF with the sweetness, humor, and smiles that give royal stories heart. Against the beautiful setting of fictional Shaw Bay, Erin (Bristow) and Theo (Jeannotte) fall in love in grumpy/sweet trope of a plot that hadn’t yet been used in a royal romance. Positive, determined Erin brings peppy likeability to the dynamic duo, and Theo is just the right amount of equal parts reserved and aloof. The use a real estate storyline made for a fun and unique plot.
I absolutely loved this movie and hope to see these two star together again–and if it just so happens to be in another royal romance, then all the better.