The Princess Problem

The Princess Problem

by Christi Barth

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What girl doesn’t want to wear a tiara? Me. The one who lives in yoga pants and knows she’s not special enough to be a princess.

One minute I’m starting my dream life in NYC, and the next, a man too hot for his own good is banging on my door, telling me that I’m a 25 year old long lost princess of a country on the other side of the Atlantic.

Not exactly your typical Friday night in the Big Apple.

Suddenly, all of my plans for the future are yanked away. I’m trapped in a life filled with social obligations—and stilettos!—and an uptight royal family I didn’t know existed. They, and the whole rest of the freaking country, have lofty expectations I’m not sure I can meet.

At least the aforementioned sexalicious man, Elias, is my constant shadow, protecting me with his life. The whole situation is overwhelming. So I’ve secretly put him in charge of my happiness, too...and he’s taking my orders very, very seriously.

So seriously, I’m falling for him even harder than the new country I’m coming

And that’s a major problem, because he’s crazy about me, too. I may not know all the zillion rules about being royal, but I know one for sure: No way can a princess hook-up with her bodyguard…

Each book in the Unexpectedly Royal series is STANDALONE:
* The Princess Problem
* Ruling the Princess

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638457
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 11/18/2019
Series: Unexpectedly Royal , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 395
Sales rank: 54,817
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes award-winning contemporary romance, including the Naked Men and Aisle Bound series.

Christi can always be found either whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.

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The Princess Problem 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
MalkaShayna 5 days ago
What a fun read. Christi Barth always delivers endearing characters, going through unusual challenges, written in a humorous voice. Sisters Kelsey and Mallory Wishner had dreamed about moving from their small Michigan town to Manhattan and had finally done it. Kelsey had her dream job as a graphic designer, working at home on her computer. One dream she never did have was to be a Disney Princess, but their unpacking was interrupted by a crowd of "hot men" at their door, headed by Elias Trebanti, Royal Protective Service of the tiny nation of Moncriano. It seems that when Kelsey applied for a part time teaching job, she needed to be fingerprinted and hers revealed her to be the missing princess, kidnapped when she was an infant. While Kelsey is skeptical, she agrees to go to Moncriano- but only if Mallory comes too. From the start, Elias is drawn to this kind, funny warm, beautiful woman, sister of his best friend, and she to him, her protector. But she is not sure that she will even stay in Moncriano, as she was very happy with who she was before. And whether she stays or not, Elias being a commoner and her a princess is not a relationship that would be permitted in Moncriano and if she goes back to America he would not be able to come with her. But not to worry, they do get their HEA. I read an ARC provided by Entangled via this is my unbiased and voluntary review.
happilyeverafters 9 days ago
Kelsey is starting to have her dream life in NYC when suddenly a man appears on her door and tells her she is a lost princess. Now she has to travel to another country and decide if she will take her place in a royal family or not
Lori-Gonzo 19 days ago
What an interesting theme for a story, a long lost princess! I truly loved how Kelsie stayed true to herself and her humble lifestyle. She did not go crazy or develop an over the top princess attitude. She was so down to earth, concerned for others, and kinda self conscious. My favorite parts were when Elias would build her up, stop her from putting herself down, and making her comfortable with the whole situation. He saw the real Kelsie and helped her bloom in these circumstances. He was a wonderful man, although he did frustrate me in a couple of scenes that made me sad. I loved how their story ended and the family members reacted to their long lost family member. Definitely a fairy tale ending. Now I need Genny's love who can kinda tame her, but not completely; Christian's story which I am hoping will involve a certain female character. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Kay_D 20 days ago
From Child Kidnapped to Steamy Fairytale Romance Just about every little girl has a fantasy of becoming a princess, and at least half of those daydream that one day their “real” parents will come for them and whisk them off to some fairytale castle where they’ll meet their own Prince Charming. Kelsey never had this fantasy but it happens to her just the same, except instead her Prince Charming is her bodyguard Elias. Kelsey had her own fantasy of living an exciting life in NYC, but got whisked away all the same. I loved the rapport between Kelsey and Elias; their dialogue and interactions were addictive and I couldn’t wait to see how their romance developed. The supporting characters were also very engaging, even the grumpy ones. The story is written in third person, despite the synopsis provided. This is a standalone novel, but part of a series, so the mystery revealed here most likely won’t be totally resolved until the last book in the series. The only caution I’d like to share is that this story includes memories of what happened when Kelsey was kidnapped as an infant, which can be a trigger for some. I personally had nightmares since anything involving child endangerment doesn’t sit well with me. However, I didn’t count it against Ms. Barth in my rating since she handled the memory scenes quite well. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be reading the next book in the series. My copy was provided in advance from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Marlene976 22 days ago
Cute story. A little predictable and has some similarities to another book in the same genre. The ending fel a bit rushed and there too many unanswered questions.
FizzaYounis 27 days ago
This is an interesting read. I enjoyed the reading and loved both Elias and Kelsey. They're such perfect characters and you won't be able to help yourself but fall in love with them. Kelsey's life is changed all of a sudden when she finds out that she is a princess of some small country in Europe. Which might be every American's dream is a nightmare for her. She was happy in her life and was excited to start in a new city with her sister and now, she finds out that she has another family. A royal one at that. To make matters worse she feels attracted to her bodyguard. That goes against the protocols of being a princess. Elias thinks his job will be easy. All he needs to do is find the lost princess, bring her home and keep her safe. He never thought that it would be so difficult to keep his hands to himself and not kiss her. She is unlike anyone he knows and he is having a hard time resisting her charm. After all, somethings can never be. I think that this is a very well written story and has the right amount of humor and romance. I really enjoyed this charming tale about a princess and her bodyguard.
astroyic 28 days ago
Charming, & Entertaining! This story was well written, light in the drama department, was witty, cute, entertaining, and a pretty fun read for the most part, but sometimes low drama and angst and a whole lot of charm is just what you need. And with such great characters and a delightfully fun spin on a royal romance story this was a fun and quick read. Kelsey and Mallory Wishner were finally officially residents of the most exciting city in the world. Manhattan. It had been a lifelong dream of theirs and they had finally scraped and saved enough to afford it. But before they were even done unpacking, Kelsey was speechless, when a handsome man with official documents arrived at her front door, informing her, she was the kidnapped princess of the House of Villani, the royal family of Moncrian. What young girl hasn’t wanted to be a Princess at one time or another? But this had to be a reality show? Right? No it’s not. This is quite the fun ride as Kelsey and her sister Mallory are swept off to meet the Royal family. And what better way to enjoy the meet and greet but to start to have strong feelings for her handsome bodyguard? And maybe having a little fun on the side? Yes this is filled to the brim with laugh out loud moments, and stomach-flip, romantic times that will keep you reading into the night. I requested a complimentary copy from NetGalley for an honest review.
SaraOxo 28 days ago
The Princess Problem by Christi Barth a sweet five-star read. This wasn’t five-stars all the way through, but overall it was so sweet I couldn’t mark it down. I know I can’t wait for Ruling the Princess as I am desperate to hear more from Genny, even though I didn’t like her for most of this story, but in the end, I could see where she is coming from. Elias is everything you want from a big hunky bodyguard, and he comes through in all ways. Kelsey made me chuckle so may many times, I could identify with her in so many ways, and I was jealous of her relationship with Mallory to have someone that close and supportive in your life is something everyone needs and deserves. You do need to leave reality behind when you start this story but do it as its so fun that you would be sorry to miss it.
linda quick 28 days ago
LOVED this book! This book is fun, funny, sweet, sexy, and poignant - all in the same book. I wouldn't have thought it was possible to get a book with all of that, but this book does. It takes the contemporary royal romance genre and turns it on its ear with a clever twist. I loved reading about Kesley and her bodyguard Elias. As the new found princess, she is in over her head. The only thing she is sure of is Elias and just how sexy he is and how he makes her days, and nights, better. However, it is improper for a member of the royal guard, or a commoner , to consort with a princess. This is a delightful book that should be at the top of every romance fan's TBR list. I'm already looking forward to the next book in the series.
Lashea677 28 days ago
From beginning to end Barth holds your emotions in her hands. Kelsey and Elias wrap themselves around your heart rather quickly and stubbornly refuse to let go. The Princess Problem shakes up the way we view royalty and delights while doing so. Kelsey is ready to live her best life. Her dreams are finally coming true until a sexy stranger throws a detour in the way of her happy ending. Whether you laugh yourself silly or to tears, Barth makes a lasting impressing with this heartwarming, laugh out loud charmer.