From acclaimed author Alyssa Cole comes the tale of a city Cinderella and her Prince Charming in disguise . . .
Between grad school and multiple jobs, Naledi Smith doesn’t have time for fairy tales…or patience for the constant e-mails 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 e-mail 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 flirty friendship quickly evolves into passionate nights. But when the truth is revealed, can a princess in theory become a princess ever after?
Selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018!
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A royal fantasy, a richly imagined fictional African nation, and an independent heroine making her mark in a STEM field—we love the unique elements that make up Alyssa Cole’s take on the Cinderella story. Orphaned as a child, graduate student Naledi Smith has no idea her past is tied to the royal family of Thesolo. So when she learns she’s been betrothed to the distant country’s Prince Thabiso, Naledi dismisses it as a scam … until Thabiso shows up at her doorstep. Cole does a wonderful job of weaving a poignant story of self-discovery and homecoming into her swoon-worthy romance.