A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals Series #1)

A Princess in Theory (Reluctant Royals Series #1)

by Alyssa Cole

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From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . .

Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails claiming she’s betrothed to an African prince. Sure. Right. Delete! As a former foster kid, she’s learned that the only things she can depend on are herself and the scientific method, and a silly e-mail won’t convince her otherwise.

Prince Thabiso is the sole heir to the throne of Thesolo, shouldering the hopes of his parents and his people. At the top of their list? His marriage. Ever dutiful, he tracks down his missing betrothed. When Naledi mistakes the prince for a pauper, Thabiso can’t resist the chance to experience life—and love—without the burden of his crown.

The chemistry between them is instant and irresistible, and flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

Selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062685544
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/27/2018
Series: Reluctant Royals Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 141,724
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime with her husband or wrangling their menagerie of animals.  

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A Princess in Theory 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Joey442 12 months ago
What a wonderful story! When Naledi got emails saying she's betrothed to an African prince, she deleted them assuming they were spam. But they weren't! Naledi was a strong woman who'd had a rough life in America so she was completely out of her depth when she was thrown into the world of royals in another country. I loved the Prince. Everyone thought he had a perfect, easy life, but a prince had a lot more work to do than most people knew about. I liked that he was just a man who wanted to be loved for himself, not his title. I felt sorry for him because even though he had many women wanting to be his princess, all they really wanted was the position. I LOVED this book! It was fun, heart-warming and sexy. If you like fairy tale type romances, I highly recommend this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Definately a keeper!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 1st book I've read by Ms. Cole. It will not be the last!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a charming romance reminiscent of The Princess Diaries.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ledi is a struggling Grad Student. Who, as of late, has been receiving these strange emails about an African Country she had never heard of. Thabiso, is soon to be King of Thesolo, and is in need of a wife. He has come to New York to find the girl who was betrothed to him when they were children. I really enjoyed this twist on a fairy tale. The writing was fresh. The characters were well developed and interesting. The ending came a little too fast, but otherwise, Ms. Cole wrote a wonderful story.