Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary, Alternate History
Reviewed by Kate
This one is an oldie, but is one of my absolute favorites (the whole series is actually). MaryJanice Davidson has written a world in which Alaska is it’s own country. And it’s a country ruled by the most unking-like king you could possibly imagine. King Alexander is ready for his oldest son, David, to settle down, get married, and start working on the next heir to the throne ASAP. Prince David’s not all that interested in dating, after all he’s got his hands full taking care of his personal flock of penguins. Christina is working in the kitchen on a cruise ship and after her boss gropes her, she knees him in the nuts and quits. She walks off the cruise ship which leaves her stranded in Alaska with only $50, so of course she uses the money to go on a fishing trip. On the fishing boat, she meets the king (who’s trying to blend in with the commoners, and not doing all that well). The king invites her to stay at the palace-can we say matchmaker? Like I said before, Prince David’s not all that interested in dating…until he meets Christina.
I could go on and gush and gush about this book. The wild, crazy, royal family that Christina finds herself with is an absolute hoot! Not to mention some of the palace staff (Edmund in particular). But even though the family is such a strong presence in the book, they don’t over shadow the romance. The sigh-worthy, blush-inducing romance of Prince David and Christina.
Filled with MaryJanice Davidson’s quirky, whitty, snarky dialogue, this is one book that will have you laughing out loud and reaching for #2 (The Royal Pain) right after you finish the last page. If you haven’t read MaryJanice Davidson before, I highly recommend you start with this one!
I love an author that can write funny snarkiness well, and MaryJanice Davidson is one of my faves. Who are some of your favorite snarky authors?