Reluctant Royals

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

A Princess in Theory Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • A Princess in Theory

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Katie Valentine on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £32.09

  • Book 2

    • A Duke by Default

    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    New York City socialite and perpetual hot mess Portia Hobbs is tired of disappointing her family, friends, and - most importantly - herself. An apprenticeship with a struggling swordmaker in Scotland is a chance to use her expertise and discover what she's capable of. And it turns out that she excels at aggravating her gruff silver-fox boss, when she's not having inappropriate fantasies about his sexy Scottish burr.

    Regular price: £32.09

  • Book 3

    • A Prince on Paper

    • Reluctant Royals
    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal - in bed - with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate. For Johan von Braustein, the redheaded step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother - the heir to the throne - and his own heart. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unreservedly Perfect!

    • By Katie Valentine on 18-05-19

    Regular price: £24.09

    • Once Ghosted, Twice Shy

    • A Reluctant Royals Novella
    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    While her boss was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy - so, of course, she runs into the woman who broke her heart. When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go.

    Regular price: £16.79

    • Can't Escape Love

    • A Reluctant Royals Novella
    • By: Alyssa Cole
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Regina Hobbs is nerdy by nature, businesswoman by nurture. She's finally taking her pop-culture-centered media enterprise, Girls with Glasses, to the next level, but the stress is forcing her to face a familiar supervillain: insomnia. The only thing that helps her sleep when things get this bad is the deep, soothing voice of puzzle-obsessed live streamer Gustave Nguyen. The problem? His archive has been deleted. 

    Regular price: £18.89