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The Royal Treatment (Alaskan Royal Family #1)

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In this delightful and dazzling erotic novel, MaryJanice Davidson creates an alternate contemporary world nearly identical to ours in which Russia never sold the Alaskan territory to the United States. Instead, Alaska has won its independence and established itself as a constitutional monarchy...and now, the King of Alaska badly needs a bride for his son and heir... The co ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Kensington (first published February 28th 2002)
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Cindy
Feb 04, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hysterically funny read! If you're looking for The Thornbirds or The Tudors - don't stop here. This is a book for those of us who worship at the altar of snarky dialogue. And for those who love a heroine so far south of Cinderella that she wouldn't have gone to the ball unless she was really bored or wanted to check out the appetizers. And a hero who's perfectly OK with marrying whoever Dad picked out and doing his best to produce an heir - when he's not busy with his studies on penguins, of cou ...more
Danielle Gypsy Soul
The Royal Treatment is the first book In MaryJanice Davidson's Royal Series. I thought the book had it's moments but didn't find it laugh out loud funny. It was cute, and an easy read that was entertaining but it isn't a book I'll remember for long.

This book centers around Christina who was a chef on a cruise liner that was stopped in Alaska. When her boss groped her, she kneed him in the groin and quit. She takes her last $50 and goes fishing (not sure why) and meets the King of Alaska who is p
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Lyndi
May 03, 2016 Lyndi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
My cheeks hurt from smiling the whole time I read this. Hilariously ridiculous and fun.

I adored our MCs attitudes. They worked so well together - the nerdy prince David and the tactless American Christina. I think other authors have tried to do the "brash American woman gives high society heart palpitations with her outrageous behavior" plotline, but I have never really gotten into it. Mainly because I really do think Americans - both present and past - are fucking savages compared to the rest o
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Courtney
I thought this one was still funny, even after I've re-read it how many times.. The cast is eccentric and loveable, and you quickly grow attached to them.
Cindy
May 26, 2015 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: keepers
Hysterically funny read! If you're looking for The Thornbirds or The Tudors - don't stop here. This is a book for those of us who worship at the altar of snarky dialogue. And for those who love a heroine so far south of Cinderella that she wouldn't have gone to the ball unless she was really bored or wanted to check out the appetizers. And a hero who's perfectly OK with marrying whoever Dad picked out and doing his best to produce an heir - when he's not busy with his studies on penguins, of cou ...more
Seawood
I honestly want to give this five stars for sheer bonkersness, and no stars at all for plot. So it gets two stars for the penguins instead. It is absolutely nuts. I mean, in the first chapter the heroine meets a king and agrees to shack up with his son pretty much sight unseen - what the f?! Ok, yes, you get to be a queen eventually. But c'mon. Didn't we learn anything from Diana? The princessing gig in the modern world SUCKS and I can't see why on earth anyone would willingly go into it like Ch ...more
Car
Oct 02, 2007 Car rated it it was ok
I like Mary Janice Davidson's books, and have read a few of them now. Unfortunately, she uses a great deal of profanity, unnecessarily, in her stories.

I loved the dynamics of the relationship between David and Christina. I was anxious throughout the story to read about how their relationship would develop.

I realized, through reading this book, that I like to imagine my life different than what it is. That's not to say that I'm not happy with the way my life is, however. I just enjoy living a fan
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Victoria
Sep 19, 2011 Victoria rated it really liked it
Shelves: comedies, adult
When I first started reading the book, I was hooked. I couldn't put the book down and I was so caught up in the humor, the banter, the conversations that the heroine had with the rest. But as I progressed on through the book, the book just didn't make sense any more. Sure, the humor was catchy, I laughed many times. But to me, there didn't seem to be any main point to the story. I dunno, it was just weird.

Ok the book started off really well. The intro was catchy and I liked the king and Christin
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Shannon
I loved the premise. It seemed like a super unique cute idea for a book. MaryJanice Davidson’s books always seem to put sense of humor first and foremost, but this was definitely not what I was expecting. Everything was a bit much. The story felt more like a parody than an actual book. All the characters and their actions were so ridiculously over-the-top— Christina in particular. She was written to be this spunky, fiery heroine that all the people in the castle loved for her quirky ways, but I ...more
Judy (Geeky Reading)
~3.5/5
[Also available on my blog.]


This book was not amazing, but I still really enjoyed it.

This was the first in the series, and the last one that I read. It focused on Prince David and Christina, who incidentally get pushed together, and end up falling for each other anyway.

After seeing them in the other books, I knew I liked them, and was just interested in seeing how they met and how it all started. It kind of started with their father, and I enjoyed their story. They moved a bit slowly with
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Jennifer Wardrip
Nov 08, 2012 Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it
What if Alaska hadn't become the 49th State? And what if, unnder the direction of a man named Kaarl Baranov, the residents of Alaska got tired of the law that forbade Russians from settling permanent in the snowy wilderness and performed a nearly bloodless coup? And what if said Baranov took control of Alaska , set it up as a monarchy, and became its first king?

This is the historical back-drop for MaryJanice Davidson's THE ROYAL TREATMENT, and it's only the beginning. The royal family--includin
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Rosina
Jun 15, 2011 Rosina rated it it was ok
I am really torn on how to rate this one. This is the first book I have read by the author. Interesting story - commoner marries into the Royal family. Alaska is a separate country and is ruled by a Royal family. The characters were good. I like the authors style of writing - witty conversations, one liners & zingers.

What made this book score a lower rating was the use of swear words. Now I can swear a blue streak with the best of them but I really felt the amount was way too much. I get th
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Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann*
I just couldn't get into this at all, it was predictable, unfunny, it was all too ridiculous, I didn't buy the romance, the characters were one dimensional and the plot just seemed to happen to the characters. I was actually bored reading this, I really should have put this down half way through.

I found Christina really annoying she's so determined not to be royal, we get it she's not bothered by the whole royal thing, but she was down right rude a lot of the time (not just the swearing she seem
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Kathy Hiester
Jan 07, 2012 Kathy Hiester rated it really liked it
The Royal Treatment by Mary Janice Davidson encompasses a fictional world where Alaska is a country all of its own but the environment is similar to today’s realm. The story is of Alaska’s Royal Family who by even today’s standard of reality TV is quite eccentric. When the King, who is in disguise as a fishing tour guide finds Christina, who is between jobs, he decides she's perfect for his eldest son and decides to throw the two of them together. When you throw in some intrigue, crazy siblings ...more
Christine Staszko
Apr 03, 2016 Christine Staszko rated it did not like it
There is always a chance I might not vibe with a book, but when the cover, concept, and my previous experience with the author’s work are all positive that usually means my chances of enjoying the book are high. That’s why I was shocked at how much I did not like this book. Davidson writes cute paranormal romance books but this series was not my cup of tea. If you want to try out some of her work, skip this series and try the Fred the Mermaid or the Undead series.

Check out the full review on Wit
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Melissa
Aug 27, 2016 Melissa rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-club
This is not my usual genre... good to have a break from the usual depressing and emotional books I read! Would have rated it 3 stars if history had not been changed!
Becca Winter
Jun 05, 2016 Becca Winter rated it it was ok
The beginning especially was a bit choppy, but I liked it towards the ends.
Saumya Lili
Nov 30, 2016 Saumya Lili rated it did not like it
It was a nice comedy, filled the time. My favorite character is the King of Alaska, insidently called Al. Not because he is the king of Alaska, like I thought :), but because his name is Alex. His daughter and son are also called Alexander and Alexandra respectively.
It was like eating cotton candy, not to filling or healthy for you.
Flor Casella
Dec 29, 2016 Flor Casella rated it it was ok
It's entertaining, kinda funny in some moments. But that's all. Yeah, it's an alternative reality, I get that. And the whole point is that the Alaskean Royal family is special and doesn't use Royal treatments, but some parts of the plot are actually improbable, even for that world the author creates. So, it's cool. But there's nothing else to expect from it.
Kathy
Jul 26, 2011 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, humor, family
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Bliss
Oct 06, 2016 Bliss rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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How much I adore this author!!!!!!!!
Can't wait to read next book!!!!
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Bookcrazy
Mar 06, 2013 Bookcrazy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abgebrochen
Los geht das Buch eigentlich ziemlich interessant.
Alaska ist in der Erzählung ein eigenes Königsreich mit seiner eigenen exzentrischen Königsfamilie. So kann es zum Beispiel sein, dass deren Herrscher sich gern mal unters Volk mischt - bis er zu seinem Missfallen erkannt wird.
Als Christina - unsere Protagonistin - ihren letzten Job als Köchin auf einem Schiff verliert, befindet sie sich plötzlich mittellos in Alaska.
Ihr fällt nichts anderes ein als mit ihrem letzten Geld eine Bootstour zu mach
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DaNela
Sep 28, 2016 DaNela rated it it was amazing
Silly fun
Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books
Jul 09, 2014 Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads, 2014
The Royal Treatment (Alaskan Royal Family #1) by MaryJanice Davidson
A, inferno, no kink, contemp, 256 pages

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 Da
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Caroline
Aug 04, 2012 Caroline added it
Shelves: dnf
An hour after casting aside this book in exasperation, I still can’t understand how the author of the brilliant and hilarious Undead and Unwed could have squeezed out this mechanical, monotonous, and embarassingly unfunny lemon.

The alternative history premise is childish in execution. The U.S. turns down Russia’s bargain offer of Alaska. The Russian residents declare unilateral independence and set up their own kingdom. One-and-a-half centuries later everyone in Alaska, from the king down, is sp
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Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

This story begins when Christina finds herself broke, and out of a job. She doesn't really have anywhere to go, and she's stuck in the country of Alaska. When the King asks her to come live with him for a while, she knows there a catch, but jumps at the chance for a place to stay. Little does she know that she was chosen to be Prince David's bride. These two don't know anything about each other, yet they will be getting married soon.
Alaska hasn't known
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Juniper Shore
Aug 10, 2015 Juniper Shore rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It's dumb, but it's fun. This is basically The Princess Diaries for grown-ups, with a lot of lighthearted banter and making fun of the upper classes. The interplay among the characters is entertaining. Our heroine is a little grating at times, but the family is tough enough to handle her, so it doesn't get to be overwhelming. The tone wobbles a bit towards the end, when more serious subject matter starts to intrude, but overall it's a delightful way to pass the time.

There's a lot of profanity an
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Sarah Crawford
Jan 28, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
This is a very, very funny book about a young woman named Christina Krabbe. She holds a waitress-type job on a cruise ship but ends up in Alaska out of work.

It's not the same Alaska as the one we know, though. In this case, Alaska never became a state. It developed into its own country with its own royalty. The queen is currently dead, but the king is a very rough sort of person but very kind. He rules the Alaskans fairly. He wants his princely son to marry a nice girl.

He sets his eyes on Chris
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Maria
Mar 28, 2014 Maria rated it really liked it
MaryJanice Davidson has become one of my all-time favorite authors. I first found her by reading Undead and Unwed, the first book in her Undead series. Wanting more, I found The Royal Treatment. I must be honest and say I didn't like it as much as do her Undead books, but it is a sincerely hysterical book!

The Royal Treatment is set in an alternate reality, the world is almost the same as this one, but Alaska is it's own country and has its own rulers. And boy are they a bunch of nuts! The chara
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Michele
Mar 10, 2009 Michele rated it really liked it
Imagine that Alaska became its own country and that it is the present day and Alaska has a royal family, who, although they live in a palace in Juneau, are down-to-earth. The king, especially, enjoys going "native," growing a beard and chartering a fishing boat incognito. It is during one of these excursions that he decides that a fellow passenger would make a perfect wife for his eldest son, David. Christina is a wandering soul alone in the world, who not only ends up at the palace but quickly ...more
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MaryJanice Davidson is an American author who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series. She is both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She won a 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award and was nominated for the same award in 2005.

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“—Además —lo interrumpió nuevamente—, mis hijos jamás tendrán
que preocuparse por su próxima comida. Nunca tendrán que pagar
impuestos, nunca tendrán que preocuparse acerca de cómo permitirse enviar
a sus hijos a la escuela. Ellos siempre tendrán la opción de un sólido techo
sobre sus cabezas y tres comidas diarias. Siempre habrá personas a su
alrededor para cuidarlos y protegerlos. Ellos nunca, nunca estarán solos. Y si
hicieran algo mal, tendrían el poder de arreglarlo.”
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