There’s a reason this book was selected as New York Times 100 Notable books of 2018!
Here’s a snippet of the blurb and my reaction to the book:
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?
I was so sorry to have the close this story at the end. I felt like I read a beautiful romantic rom-com with a bit of the fictional Wakanda in it. The character that made me feel- that made me say YAAASSSS was Prince Thabiso. Even when he pretended to be Jamal, he was so sweet and awkward but he knew how to treat a lady in and out of bed. I swear, the yummy hot scenes will stick with you all this Winter.
Ledi, an epidemiologist(studies diseases) was so used to being cast away in life that she called herself “defective Velcro”, no one sticks around. Sure her self-deprecating talk and manner could be off-putting but she had her reasons.
The setting of Thesolo and the description of the seeming “odd” weather in South Africa places you right there in the midst of the cool terrain and the royalty of beautiful black skin.
If you are looking for a book with international romance and adventure this book is a great place to start. I enjoyed the book from start to finish.
Five luscious hearts!
A Princess in Theory is part of the Reluctant Royals Series, Book #1
Also, Last week I reviewed a delicious historical by Beverly Jenkins. Let’s just say I’ll never look at the Revolutionary War the same again. Please visit my review on Amazon today.
Have you read any good books lately?
Soon, I will post pics of what I’ve been really doing after work… 😉
*Oh get your minds out the gutter. I’m talking about something else- LOL*