A Princess in Theory Book Review

We all get those emails that claim to come from an unknown foreign royal promising a fortune. Logic dictates that it is a scam and should be ignored. But what happens when the email is legit?

The 2018 romance novel, A Princess in Theory, is the first of three novels in the Reluctant Royals Series. Written by Alyssa Cole, the narrative starts off with this kind of email. When Naledi Smith starts receiving emails stating that she is betrothed to an African Prince, she writes it off as junk. As soon as she disregards it, it comes back to her, again and again. Raised in foster care, she learned early that the only person she can rely on is herself. Between grad school and her part-time job as a waitress, the last thing she has time for is a boyfriend.

Prince Thabiso will one day inherit the crown of the fictional African country of Thesolo. Now that he is a man, the next thing he must do is marry. The young lady who was chosen as his future Queen disappeared years ago. Using the information that he has, Thabiso finds her in New York City. Knowing that Naledi has no memory of him or their planned future, he pretends to be “Jamal”, wanting to experience life on his own terms and be loved for his person and not his title.

The attraction and chemistry are instant, but Thabiso knows that he will have to come clean eventually. Will Naledi accept the truth and his true self or will she walk away?

The best way to describe the narrative is Coming to America meets the Prince and Me with a pinch of Black Panther. I don’t normally read this genre But this one is totally worth the time. It is romantic, sexy, and oh so hot. As the female lead, Naledi is everything I would want in a protagonist. She is smart, driven, capable, but also willing to open to the idea of love when it comes around.

Do I recommend it? Absolutely.

A Princess in Theory is available wherever books are sold.

Flashback Friday-The Prince and Me (2004)

There is something about stories of princes and happily ever after that somehow seems to stick around.

In 2004, The Prince and Me was released.

At the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Paige (Julia Stiles) is a smart and determined pre-med student. The last thing she wants or needs in her life is Eddie (Luke Mably), a student from Denmark whom she takes an instant dislike to. What Paige does not know is that Eddie is really Crown Prince Edvard of Denmark. Edvard is looking for a real world education before he takes on the mantle of king. As Paige begins to get to know Eddie, his true identity is revealed.

While this movie is not the best movie, it’s a nice fantasy. It’s one of those movies that are perfect for cable, with it’s endless sequels and quickly fading plot lines.

Do I recommend it? Yea, it’s decent.

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