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A Princess in Theory

Written by: Alyssa Cole
Narrated by: Karen Chilton
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn't have time for fairy tales . . . or the patience for constant emails 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 email 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 their flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?

©2018 Alyssa Cole (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Saritza Hernandez
  • 2018-05-22

It’s Coming to America meets The Princess Diaries

And I’m here for all of it! Loved this sweet and erotic romance featuring a dark-skinned princess learning about her destiny through a comedy of errors. If you’re a fan of Alyssa Cole’s wit and real love stories, there’s nothing in this review that will come as news to you. If you’re looking for a great princess story after this week’s royal wedding, you cannot go wrong with Naledi and Thabiso’s love story.

Excited for the next book in the series.

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  • Audiobookhoe
  • 2018-08-10

Inclusive Royal Romance

I don't read royal romances since they are often very white. When this came out, I jumped at the chance to read a less eurocentric take on royalty. I loved it, and I'm surprised this is my first book from this author. I read it in audio and thought the narrator did a good job. I liked how it showed a privileged black prince when I'm so used to seeing privileged rich white men in books.

The hero was woke in some aspects but dense in others, while his heroine helped him see the world so differently. She literally helped him be a better man which I think is so lacking in romance, as we're expected to take men at their worst because they're so dangerously good looking(but hot guys are allowed to be extra flawed right???).

The heroine was a scientist which was awesome! This book had so many great things, that I ignored some of the small details I didn't like(minor, but some of my questions were still unanswered by the end of the book) as well as the HFN ending.

I wanted to see a huge extravagant African traditional wedding because we always have to see weddings from a Western view, so I was not only expecting it, I was disappointed that I felt robbed of it. I'm not even huge on marriage at the end of books, but come on??? An African wedding in a mainstream romance book??? That would've been amazing!

Anyway, the author created her own Wakanda(one free of colonialism and of great wealth) so I'm definitely reading the sequel!

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  • Sheena
  • 2018-05-28

A book to read again and again

Loved it! Fell in love with this book instantly! I cant wait for the next.

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  • S.Williams
  • 2019-06-05

it sucks that we have so few POC romance novels

Sometimes I feel like we get so excited to have POC protagonists that we glide over everything else. This story was a basic romance, which sometimes is what you want. However, I feel as though there were a lot of opportunities for the author to add more depth and intrigue to the plot that she just didn't take. I did however, really like the author's portrayal of the fictional country of Thesolo.
Overall this is just a basic love story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-30

Good but dislike how it ends

The ending was left so open and I know its a book 2 so I hope she gives more on about the princes and the princess

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  • Krystal Paige
  • 2019-01-26

wonderful read

very guyood story only wish for more details in the ending, but overall enjoyed the book.

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  • Trina
  • 2018-11-30

what a great book!

perfectly written! I didn't want the book to end. SEXY, BLACK, AND AMAZINGLY ENTERTAINING! A MUST READ!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-14

enjoyed

a slight defective. ending unfinished, needed an epilogue. but a good change in romance. enjoyed

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  • Couture Black Unicorn
  • 2019-07-12

Literally a Princess

This is the first book I read from this author and I loved every minute of this STORY. Looking forward to the rest of the series. It did makes me want to reevaluate my theory on “correlation and causation” :)

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  • mscannon2005
  • 2019-03-15

The Princess In Theory

I really enjoyed this book, I only wished that the wedding would have taken place.