A Princess in Theory, by Alyssa Cole

If you read one Romance book, this is it. This is Cinderella for the 21st century. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, beginning from the first page with an email from a representative of a little known African prince requesting the heroine provide her license, passport, etc.

I just adored Ledi and Thabiso - Ledi just grabs you by the heart, and I loved watching Thabiso struggling in his disguise as a “commoner.” The plot, pacing, writing are just perfect. I had a big, sloppy grin on my face the entire time I was reading.

The final section of the book takes place in the mythical kingdom of Thesolo, and if you liked Black Panther and Wakanda, this has a very similar appeal. It’s a beautiful vision of how things could be, a reminder of what our society could be like if we lived up to our values.

I can’t wait to read more in Cole’s “Reluctant Royals” series!