Attending a wedding in the U.S. is supposed to be a pleasure trip for Princess Natalia Brunner of Grunberg. But en route, she's bumped from first class to coach, her connecting flight is canceled, then she's mugged as she's leaving the airport—leaving her with no cash, no passport and no way of getting to her destination. But Tim Banning, the American rancher who sat beside her on the plane, comes to her rescue. His ranch is in need of a cook, and he offers Natalia the job, even though he suspects that she's a little crazy. What happens when Natalia wants to stay? Fun and fast-paced, Jill Shalvis's A ROYAL MESS (3) is an enjoyable fish-out-of-water tale with an especially intriguing heroine.

Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer