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A Princess in Theory

A Princess in Theory
Alyssa Cole
Avon, 2018
Source: E-Galley
Audience: Adults

From Goodreads:
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?


Normally, I'm not a big fan of romance novels. Usually, nothing really happens and I get bored. This was not the case with A Princess in Theory. I picked it up because Meg Cabot endorsed it and it sounded a bit like The Princess Diaries (which I loved as a teen.)

I wasn't disappointed. I liked Naledi's fierce independence and the fact that she realized she could learn and grow from other people. Also, I liked Prince Thabiso's willingness to admit his mistake. Overall, it was entertaining and I'm looking forward to reading the next book!

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