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The Princess Problem

(Sexy Misadventures of Royals #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  77 reviews

What girl doesnt want to wear a tiara? Me. The one who lives in yoga pants and knows shes not special enough to be a princess.

One minute Im 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 Im a long lost princess of a country on the other side of the Atlantic.

Not exactly your typical Friday night in the

Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published November 18th 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Kristy K
A romance book full of clichés and a Mary-Sue protagonist, this one fell short for me. I couldnt for a second believe that Elias would risk his whole career (and honor) over a girl he just met. Especially when they started out as just being a fling. And I didnt like how naively American Kelsey was as to somehow not know the slightest basics of how royalty works. Americans love a good royal story. Lets not act like we dont know the most basic of royal protocol.

I received an advanced copy through
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This piqued my interest and instantly reminded me of a grown up version of the Princess Diaries (which I loved back in the day!) and so had to ask for a copy.

I read it from start to finish and really enjoyed it overall. Mostly for Kelsey I loved her optimism, big heart and her completely relatable jumble of conflicting emotions. Its got to suck to find out you werent just adopted but kidnapped, that your real family is actually royalty and that having found you at last, you now have to leave
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: missy
Doesnt every little girl dream of being a princess one day? Of being swept off her feet and whisked away to a castle and living her happily ever after with her dream prince? I know I did growing up. Seriously, who wouldnt fall in love with Prince Charming?

But reality sure as heck isnt anything like a dream. Just ask Kelsey. Shes identified as a long-lost European princess and whisked away to her potential new lifeafter finally living what was her dream life in New York City. Sure, it was only
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Entangled for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Princess Problem
By: Christi Barth

*REVIEW* 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Like so many other girls, I loved The Princess Diaries when I was younger. Who wouldn't want to be a long lost princess? Kelsey is a charming character-just a girl suddenly deemed royalty-handling the situation as best she can. Thank goodness for hottie bodyguard, Elias, to help Kelsey through this royal maze. Together,
Isha Coleman
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Princess Problem (Unexpectedly Royal) by: Christi Barth  
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,
Diane McConnell
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the book!

You know the dream where people wish their parents were royalty, for graphic artist Kelsey Wishner it is actually true!

Kelsey Wishner had to get fingerprinted for her new part-time job teaching in New York City to supplement her income after moving with her sister from Michigan. Her fingerprints matched the missing Princess Valentina of Moncriano who had been kidnapped since she was three month old. Elias Trebanti of the Moncriano Royal Protection Service had been sent to bring
Nov 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kelsey has just moved to NewYork with her sister and is excited to be living in the most exciting city in the world. But then her world is turned upside down, it seems she is a Princess of an European country who was kidnapped when she was just 3 months old, and she was only found because she was finger printed for one of her jobs.
Elias is part of the royal protection service, and is in charge of getting the princess back to Moncriano and to keep her safe.
Kelsey is overwhelmed with all the
Kari Hansen
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kelsey and her sister Mallory are ready to start their adventure of living in NY when a knock on their apartment door sends them to Moncriano as she is actually the long lost Princess who was stolen as a baby.

Elias is the Princes best friend and works security for the Royal family. He is on a quest to right the wrongs of the past and that means finding the Princess and returning her back to her rightful place in the family.

There is no denying the chemistry and connection but theres no way for a
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting my request for an ARC of this book.

I really liked this story. Its the first book Ive read by this author and I enjoyed how Ms Barth told Elias and Kelseys love story. It was fun, light, and entertaining.

Im looking forward to reading Genny and Christians stories!

Nov 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Princess Problem is the first in a new royal series. If you enjoy this type of reading in general, you might be curious to have a look. After all, Im a Princess Diaries fan myself! However, the comparison starts and ends with the common term in the book title. Beware!

I read in a not-so-enthusiastic review that the book could possibly be better suited for a younger audience. Well, considering the very explicit sex scenes, I would strongly advise against giving the book to tweens.

Now, if you
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4.5 stars

I loved The Princess Problem by Christi Barth! A woman who has just fulfilled her dream of living in New York City with her sister finds out after her fingerprints for a new job hit a database that she is a princess of a small European country and was kidnapped as an infant. Thrust into royal life, she must figure out how to adapt to her new duties and her new family all while trying to figure out how she feels about being a princess and how in the heck the parents who raised her ended
T.H. Hernandez
Kelsey and her big sister Mallory have just moved to the Big Apple, NYC, Manhattan, and are ready to live the dream theyve been planning and saving up for for nearly a decade. After finally moving into their tiny apartment, they begin to unpack and dive into life in the big city at full steam when a knock on the door changes everything. Kelseys world is upended when shes told shes the long-lost daughter of the king of a small country nestled near the Italian coastline. A country shes never heard ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
I really liked how The Princess Problem takes every little girls fantasy and spins it on its head - would you REALLY like to discover that youre actually a princess? It seems like a great idea, but the reality might not live up to expectations. For our heroine, it means that shes been plucked from her life and dropped in a foreign country, where everyone assumes its an honor for her to become a princess and Kelsey just feels like her dreams were taken away from her. Its a well written and ...more
Heather andrews
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elias is quite a flirty man, I didnt say youd be wearing anything else in this particular fantasy. Elias tends to catch on quickly, are you suggesting we make your royal family wait while we have a quickie? I liked this book, I loved Elias. ...more
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A new spin on an oft told story...a normal woman who finds out shes a princess. This one was done really well, and I loved Kelseys loyalty to her sister, as well as her newly found siblings. Elias is just the absolute best. The struggles they faced while falling in love only made them stronger. A great start to a new series! ...more
Kimberley C.
I tried very hard, but gave up at 51 percent. I kept waiting for more of a plot to develop, but this one didnt seem to want to go anywhere. It was very long winded, and I didnt see any chemistry between the main characters. It had an interesting premise, but may need some editing and some action, at least something before the 50 percent mark. ...more
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Princess Problem by Christi Barth is a fun, unique, and sexy romance story. Kelsey and her sister finally were able to move to New York City after all there planning. One day Elias shows up at their door stating that Kelsey is the long lost princess of Moncriano. The princess was kidnapped twenty-five years ago when she was a baby. After much debating Kelsey and her sister agree to go to Moncriano and find out what is going on. Elias is part of Kelsey protection service. I really enjoyed ...more
Susan Underbrink
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A big thank you to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. I truly just enjoyed this book. It made me laugh. It was cute, funny, somewhat realistic and down to earth. I liked the importance of family and loyalty. Would have liked to see more interaction with the king. Kelsey as to being a princess was a blast. Not everyone can take the pressure and want the limelight. Absolutely no privacy. Funread, I recommend it. 4 stars
Sara Oxton
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Princess Problem by Christi Barth a sweet five-star read. This wasnt five-stars all the way through, but overall it was so sweet I couldnt mark it down. I know I cant wait for Ruling the Princess as I am desperate to hear more from Genny, even though I didnt 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 ...more
Linda Quick
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
Carola | booksanddpaws
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
*4.5 stars

I really liked this story, it was so cute!
Elias was such a sweet and amazing guy and treated her so good.
I really liked their dynamic and how things evolved during the book.

Kelsey herself felt like how a normal person whould react to hearing she was royalty. She not instantly went along and didn't care about the fame. She wanted to do what was right and I really liked that about her.

Nov 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Who accepts anything without a DNA test these days? The convoluted way Kelsey was found was ridiculous. The kidnapping explanation needed a sensitivity reader to say the least (view spoiler) ...more
Nov 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Angel Hatfield
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kelsey had been fingerprinted for her NY state driver's license but also as she wanted to get a part time job teaching. She and her sister Mallorey had saved up and now they had moved to NYC following their dreams. Mallory and kelsey had always been best friends. Kelsey worked from home and never had to dress up and was often in yoga pants. Manhattan was expensive to live in. As they were unpacking there was a knock at the door. Kelsey looked out the door and saw a bunch of hot menThen one of ...more
Stephanie Panach
"Who you think you are isn't always who you are meant to be."

Kelsey and her sister are ready to take New York City by storm! Finding out she is the long lost princess of a small European country is not in those plans. It turns out Kelsey was kidnapped when she was three months old while her family was on vacation. She was ultimately raised by a loving set of parents in America. When she applied to be a part-time teacher in New York she was fingerprinted and BAM her birth family is able to find
Firstly a huge thanks to Netgalley and the Entangled Publishing for this Advanced Review Copy. I must confess that I was a bit hasitant to read this book because the author is new to me but I actually quiet enjoyed reading it. Since I love the Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot so I was curious about this book and its safe to say that it was a good one!
This story follows Kelsey, an ordinary New Yorker who comes to know that she is an actual Princess of an European country who was kidnapped at
Living My Best Book Life
The Princess Problem is a royal romance about a young woman living in New York finding out that she is a princess. It sounds like my dream come true. It was a magical story that I could definitely picture seeing on Netflix.

Kelsey is a young woman living life in New York. When a man named Elias arrives at her door, he tells her that she is a princess and they have been looking for her since she was a little girl. Elias convinces her to travel to another country to meet 'the royals'.

Being told
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 theyll 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
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

What girl doesn't want her door to knock one door, and to be told she's a long-lost princess, right?

Well, Kelsey doesn't. But it's exactly what happens to her.

Right after fulfilling her dream of moving to New York, twenty-five-year-old Kelsey is up for a big surprise. As it turns out, she's the missing princess of a faraway kingdom. And, now that the gorgeous bodyguard Elias has found her, he's
Tammy's Timeout
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Of course. Not because they are my subjects, my responsibility, but because they are people, just like you and me. And everyone matters. Everyone is unique and has their own contribution to society, to friends, to life. Nobody is ordinary. Least of all you, Kelsey."

Ah what a story! Kelsey is hanging out inn her NYC apartment, when her life as she knows it is suddenly changed forever. Long-lost Princess Valentina of Moncriano, Kelsey is taken to the little-known European country where she meets
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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

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