A Princess in Theory
One of the New York Time’s 100 Notable Books of 2018
A Kirkus Best Fiction of 2018
A Library Journal Best Book of 2018
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?
Praise for A Princess in Theory
“Alyssa Cole is the newly coronated queen of contemporary royal romance! A Princess in Theory is delicious fun… a smart, funny heroine; a sweetly sexy prince; swoon-worthy romance; and an epic happily-ever-after. Long live the queen!”
—Meg Cabot, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries
“The prince takes the prize. Alyssa Cole’s A PRINCESS IN THEORY is the best new romance I’ve read in a while.” —New York Times Book Review
“A delightful and sexy take on love between a suave African prince and a nerdy epidemiology student.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Attention-grabbing from page one, this first book in the Reluctant Royals series will absolutely warm your heart. ”
—RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars- TOP PICK)