⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A new spin on royal romance

The Princess Problem

I really liked how The Princess Problem takes every little girl’s fantasy and spins it on its head – would you REALLY like to discover that you’re actually a princess? It seems like a great idea, but the reality might not live up to expectations. For our heroine, it means that she’s been plucked from her life and dropped in a foreign country, where everyone assumes it’s an honor for her to become a princess and Kelsey just feels like her dreams were taken away from her. It’s a well written and interesting read that focuses on family, forbidden romance, and features a touch of suspense.

The story follows Kelsey, an American woman who has just achieved her dream of moving to New York City. She’s excited to have a job she loves, a tiny apartment with her sister, and a whole world of possibilities ahead of her. That all changes when a routine fingerprinting reveals that she’s actually a princess who was kidnapped as a baby. When a sexy, stoic bodyguard shows up at her door and tells her that all her dreams are about to come true, she’s not sure what to think… especially since being a princess isn’t HER dream. Elias is both confused by and attracted to the feisty American who doesn’t seem to be motivated by the promise of jewels and wealth. As Kelsey rejoins her family, the only person who seems to understand what she’s going through is Elias, and that draws them together – despite the fact that they are banned from dating.

I’ve read (and enjoyed) books by Christi Barth before, so I was excited to give this a try. The writing is great, and the premise kept me on my toes. Both Kelsey and Elias are easy to relate to – this is all a little overwhelming to Kelsey, and she responds perfectly. I liked Elias a lot because we got to see things from his perspective as well, but he is pretty formal and stiff at times, so it wasn’t always easy to feel the chemistry between them. I think if a little less focus was on the family dynamics and a little more was on Elias and Kelsey away from all things royal, this would’ve been a 5-star read for me. That being said, if you like royal romances then this is certainly an interesting take on the subject and a worthwhile read. My thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC. I am voluntarily leaving a review of this book.

The Princess Problem by Christi Barth. My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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