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The Royal Treatment (Alaskan Royal Family #1)

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In a world nearly identical to ours, the North won the Civil War, Ben Affleck is the sexiest man alive, and Russia never sold Alaska to the U.S. Instead, Alaska is a rough, beautiful country ruled by a famously eccentric royal family, and urgently in need of a bride for the Crown Prince. But they have no idea what they're in for when they offer the job to a feisty commoner ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 27th 2002 by Kensington (first published February 28th 2002)
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Cindy
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 18, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Christine Staszko
May 21, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What a clever, fantastic concept for a book! I loved Davidson's Fred the Mermaid series, but when I read about the storyline of this series I thought I might have stumbled upon something even better. Alaska practically could be its own country just based on how isolated it is from the rest of the states and how different the everyday life of its residents is. I was really interested to see what an Alaskan royal family would be like and how an American would cope becoming queen of such a differen ...more
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)
Sep 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: own
~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
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 13, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Becca Winter
The beginning especially was a bit choppy, but I liked it towards the ends.
Melissa
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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!
Angela
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another one of those accidental recommendations for me. Goodreads has never lead me wrong, so I took the chance with this one as well. This is my first time reading one of MaryJanice Davidson books and I have very surprised! I found myself laughing out loud and repeating many lines to my husband while reading as well as smiling so much that my cheeks hurt. This is a very quirky romance with an erotic feel, so there is a little something for everyone in it. With it being the first install ...more
Teri
In my top ten favorites for funniest series. I kept on catching myself, rereading sections. It was magically snarky, but shockingly believable. I'm really disappointed it's only a trilogy. Very underrated, possibly because it's been a decade and hasn't expanded. (I even recommend reading the foreword/acknowledgements.)
Lee
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
One of the dumbest books I've ever read...and years after I've read it, I still remember details. It was laugh at loud (typical Davidson), park your brain at the door, but loads of fun.
Shawna Mitchell
I really loved the characters and the family dynamic. Foul language and sarcasm always make me happy lol. I did not love the stories timeline though.
Cindy
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Funny, goofy and so much fun. Sometimes you just need a fast fluffy read.
Jill
Another fun re-read of the Alaskan Royal Family.
Amal
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very snarky, very funny.
Kathy
Jul 13, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, humor, family
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Bookcrazy
Mar 06, 2013 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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Kate Dirty Girls' Good Books
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.  Princ
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Caroline
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 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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MaryJanice Davidson is an American author and motivational speaker who writes mostly paranormal romance, but also young adult and non-fiction. She is the creator of the popular Undead series and is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She writes a bi-weekly column for USA Today ("A Writer's Life") and lives in St. Paul with her family. You can reach her on Facebook and follow her on ...more
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Alaskan Royal Family (3 books)
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“It's Privacy, Please, for the Penguins.” 2 likes
“—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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