Alaskan princess Alexandria needs a vacation. She flies to America to get a little R and R and to help with fundraising and publicity for the North Dakota Institute for Sea Life. She gets more than she bargained for in Dr. Sheldon Rivers, a marine biologist who is intrigued by the princess's insomnia and recurring nightmares. Rivers sets out to cure her--a quest that lands the two of them in bed. Romance blossoms at breakneck speed and emotions overflow, only coming to a screeching halt when Alexandria's father, the King of Alaska, makes an unexpected appearance right in her hotel suite.

Davidson's The Royal Pain is a creative and bold tale of modern royalty romance, complete with paparazzi and social pressure. Colorful language and unexpected turns make this romance a swift and funny read. (Nov., 352 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer Madsen