A PRINCESS IN THEORY
Attention-grabbing from page one, this first book in the Reluctant Royals series will absolutely warm your heart. A Princess in Theory is a delightful love story that introduces a princess — with attitude! — who readers will enjoy rooting for. Naledi is skeptical about modern royalty, but her ambition and tough demeanor shine. Cultural differences aside, this is a simple and heartfelt story to be savored.
Ledi (Naledi) made her way through the foster care system after she was orphaned at the age of 4. But this is not a child without a backbone! Now she is a graduate student in epidemiology and she is no one’s fool. Ledi has a goal and there is no way she will fail. When she starts receiving emails from an African prince who wishes to discuss their marriage contract, Ledi finds it amusing — but she doesn’t have time for such nonsense. On top of that, a young man shows up to the restaurant where she works, and even though he is attractive, the poor guy also happens to be totally incompetent. (That can happen when you’re really a prince trying to get an introduction to your intended.) Prince Thabiso becomes more enamored with Ledi and, despite her skepticism, the feeling is mutual. But can this realist ever truly accept that this prince has come to America to marry his princess? (AVON, Feb., 384 pp., $7.99)