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The Royal Treatment (Alaskan Royal Family #1)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  3,347 ratings  ·  174 reviews
- MaryJanice Davidson's first book, Under Cover (10/04), was a winning entry in Lori Foster' website writing contest.
- MaryJanice Davidson appeared in the New York Times bestselling anthology Cravings (love Books, 6/04) with Laurell K. Hamilton, Eileen Wilks, and Rebecca York. This anthology spent two weeks on the extended list -- #27, #34, one week on the Publishers Weekl...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 27th 2002 by Kensington (first published February 28th 2002)
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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
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
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...more
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...more
Judy (Geeky Reading)
[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...more
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...more
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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...more
Sherri Stephens
This book was hysterical, I don't know when I have laughed and enjoyed a book this much in a long time. Christina has a bad day her boss makes inappropriate advances towards her and she retaliates which causes her immediate termination. She finds herself onboard a fishing charter with the King of Alaska(we didn't buy it after all)who makes her an offer to stay at the palace with his family. He has plans for the heir and it includes marriage to Christina. The prince is unique and handsome(aren't...more
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!
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...more
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...more
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...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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...more
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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
While often wickedly funny... the unnecessary vulgarity was a bit... well unnecessary. It wasn't just the "unrefined American" who swore like a sailor and behaved very badly, in public. It was all the princes and princesses and the king worst of all. I failed to see why she was taking princess lessons when not a single person in the palace behaved like a lady or gentleman.

The story also seemed a little forced. The king invited her to the palace... for no real reason, she decided to go... for no...more
Christina Krabbe lives in a world very similar to our other than the fact the Alaska is its own country with a royal family. After getting fired form her job as a cook on a cruise line Christina is abandoned in Alaska all alone with no money in a foreign country she spends her last few dollars on a fishing boat ride where she meets the King of Alaska and is offered a stay at the royal palace. Christina doesn’t know it but the king wants to hook her up with his oldest son Crown Prince David. Now...more
Well, i was feeling a little morose and needed a pick me up, and this author does the trick for me everytime! Its like a book of rolling punchlines-not really a whole lot of bang in there romance wise, though the author does fit it in. Mostly just lots of guffaws and fun. I liked the MCs, the king, Edmond and his 'dry air' cough and all the rest of the gang. Well worth the price of admission!
I adore MaryJanice Davidson's books usually. This book's plot really sounded fun so I couldn't wait! However, the oddly frantic feel from this book didn't work for me at all. The characters were funny but not well developed. For me, this series is best avoided. This might just be me as the rating for this book are better than what I shared!
Second read around. My first review says it best:

First off, let's call it for what this book is: A completely sugar coated, let's suspend belief that Alaska is it's own country with a SERIOUSLY wacka-doodle swearing, EXTREMELY relaxed royal family (especially the king), chick-lit novel. Now that you've got that, you can enjoy the book far more. Even though I had a really hard time believing the book and what was going on (and how it all came about), the characters and writing style made me laugh...more
Sarah Adamson
I really enjoyed this book. I am not a romance reader but I really enjoyed the idea of Alaska being its own country and having a royal family. The characters were all hilarious and I laughed out loud. A nice exploration of a royal family without as much of a complex history as the British royals.
Ilen Miller
i was giggling like crazy to five in the morning today because this beauty,I want to be that type of writer someday. I mean Shakespeare is good but after a long and exhausted day we don't need tragedies,we need laughs and this fits perfect I encourage people to read more of this author
A quick and funny read with a storyline slightly out of the norm. Not often enough do you find a book that ties a commoner with a royal family such as found in Davidson's Royal series. Aside from the choice words used throughout the book (not necessary, in my humble opinion. There are other ways to exert a character's attitude, stress and frustration; though at times, it did feel as though it was appropriate), the language flowed smoothly. It was as though you're reading from someone's personal...more
Dec 19, 2007 Roberta rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Davidson fans, romance fans who like quirky books
Shelves: romance
I enjoyed this book; it was fluff, but it was fun fluff. As usual the best thing about Davidson's books is her quirky sense of humor. She just has a style that is fun, easy to read, and injected with a lot of humor. This book is about an alternate world where Alaska becomes its own country and has a royal family. The heroine gets stranded in Alaska and meets a member of the family and it is just bizarre. The hero is a prince with a PhD in Marine Biology whose favorite hobby is his penguins.

This is my review of the full series.

Another hilarious set of situations and characters from the inimitable MaryJanice Davidson.

This series has to do with the alternate reality, where Alaska, instead of being sold to the USA, developed as a independent monarchy.

Christine, the protagonist, is an ordinary American girl who finds herself caught up in a series of misadvbenrtures begun by the nutty king's romantic interest in her.

She becomes his bride, but makes it VERY clear she will not be part of...more
Mademoiselle Charlotte
I read this book few months ago,but whoa,I still remember it like I read it yesterday...It was the funniest and most unusual book with some seriously unusual characters and crazy plot.It kept me interested until the last page whilst making me laugh my hardest.

This book is not a normal chick-lit/romance book.It's more like a quirky,odd but hilarious chick-lit with awesome side characters.If you haven't read a good book in awhile,or just need something light to make you laugh and smile at the same...more
Imogen Rose
When Christina Krabbe unexpectedly finds herself stranded in Alaska, she spends the last of her money on a fishing trip. This is an Alaska, independent from the U.S.A, ruled by a royal family. The King of Alaska happens to be on the same fishing trip, in disguise of course. He is quickly besotted by Christina and decides that she will make a perfect wife for his son, David.

Christina is very much like MaryJanice Davidson’s other famous leading lady, Queen Betsy. The similarities are unmistakable...more
totally loved this book read it when it first came out and it is a funny great read. I highly recommend that you get this series if you like a great story linne and like to laugh..
Neha Oberoi
GOd! I love a good read with snappy dialogue. The entire book is one quick talkathon with a complete lackadaisical king, bizarre siblings and a disinterested princess.
Oodles of fun.
Ashley Allen
I love Mary Janice Davidson she is an hilarious author. Her main characters have issues yet they are not annoying yet you can relate to her characters. Christina is given an offer by the king of Alaska to live at his castle why she gets back on her feet after she is fired from her work. But little do we know is that the king is trying to play match maker with outspoken Christina and his son David. Although David and Christina don't really hit it off at the beginning they begin to fall in love as...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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impuestos, nunca tendrán que preocuparse acerca de cómo permitirse enviar
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