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Peek Inside The Princess Problem

When Kelsey finds out she’s a long lost princess, she’s not sure she can meet the lofty expectations of the royal family. At least she has Elias, but falling for the bodyguard is a major problem...

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What girl doesn’t want to wear a tiara? Me. The one who lives in yoga pants and knows she’s not special enough to be a princess.

One minute I’m 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 I’m a long lost princess of a country on the other side of the Atlantic.

Not exactly your typical Friday night in the Big Apple.

Suddenly, all of my plans for the future are yanked away. I’m trapped in a life filled with social obligations—and stilettos!—and an uptight royal family I didn’t know existed. They, and the whole rest of the freaking country, have lofty expectations I’m not sure I can meet.

At least the aforementioned sexalicious man, Elias, is my constant shadow, protecting me with his life. The whole situation is overwhelming. So I’ve secretly put him in charge of my happiness, too...and he’s taking my orders very, very seriously.

So seriously, I’m falling for him even harder than the new country I’m coming

And that’s a major problem, because he’s crazy about me, too. I may not know all the zillion rules about being royal, but I know one for sure: No way can a princess date her bodyguard…

Each book in the Unexpectedly Royal series is STANDALONE:
* The Princess Problem
* Ruling the Princess


The Princess Problem by Christi Barth a sweet five-star read.” -Sara O., Goodreads

I really enjoyed this! I love a good secret princess novel and this didn’t disappoint. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.” -Nicole P., Goodreads

“I really liked this story; it was so cute!” -Carola W., NetGalley

“This was a delightfully entertaining read and I can’t wait to read more in the series.” -Urvashi H., Goodreads

This book is just so much fun! I stayed up WAY too late reading it!” -Erika C., NetGalley

“I really liked this story. It’s the first book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed how Ms Barth told Elias and Kelsey’s love story. It was fun, light, and entertaining.” -Trina O., Goodreads 

I highly recommend it to rom-com fans. If you are a fan of Meg Cabot's Princess Diaries series then it’s a must read for you.” -Tanushree P., Goodreads

A fast-paced, fun escape of a read.” -Bookish Escapes Blog

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640638457
Series: The Sexy Misadventures of Royals, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 18, 2019
Page Count: 400
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: bodyguard/protector, older brother's best friend, royalty

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By Dali August 26, 2020

I'm so sorry I haven't reviewed this book properly. I read it in a rush to get up to date with the rest of the series. It's super sweet, charming and I absolutely loved the entire series! ...more

By ♥ WishfulMiss ♥ November 25, 2019

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 relatabl ...more

By Bookgasms November 19, 2019

Doesn’t 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 wouldn’t fall in love with Prince Charming?

But reality sure as heck isn’t anything l ...more

By Jypsy November 30, 2019

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? Ke ...more

By Isha November 16, 2019

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 doi ...more

By Diane November 04, 2019

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 ...more

By Urvashi November 06, 2019

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 fi ...more

By Kari November 18, 2019

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 Prince’s best friend and works security for the Royal family. He is on a quest ...more

By Treena November 08, 2019

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting my request for an ARC of this book.

I really liked this story. It’s the first book I’ve read by this author and I enjoyed how Ms Barth told Elias and Kelsey’s love story. It was fun, light, and entertaining.

I’m looking forward to reading Genny a ...more

By Dawn April 22, 2020

Cute, easy slightly cheesy romance. Great for fans of royalty romance for sure! ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews November 20, 2019

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 roy ...more

By T.H. January 05, 2020

Kelsey and her big sister Mallory have just moved to the Big Apple, NYC, Manhattan, and are ready to live the dream they’ve 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 ...more

By Jeeves Reads Romance October 31, 2019

I really liked how The Princess Problem takes every little girl’s fantasy and spins it on its head - would you REALLY like to discover that you’re actually a princess? It seems like a great idea, but the reality might not live up to expectations. For our heroine, it means that she’s been plucked fro ...more

By Crystal March 07, 2020

A new spin on an oft told story...a “normal” woman who finds out she’s a princess. This one was done really well, and I loved Kelsey’s 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. ...more

By Heather November 14, 2019

Elias is quite a flirty man, “I didn’t say you’d 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

By Patty November 21, 2019

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 twent ...more

By Susan October 31, 2019

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 ...more

By Sara November 24, 2019

The Princess Problem by Christi Barth a sweet five-star read. This wasn’t five-stars all the way through, but overall it was so sweet I couldn’t mark it down. I know I can’t wait for Ruling the Princess as I am desperate to hear more from Genny, even though I didn’t like her for most of this story, ...more

By Linda November 18, 2019

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 Kesl ...more

By Carola | adreamofpages November 30, 2019

*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 f ...more

By Angel November 19, 2019

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 ha ...more

By Living My Best November 19, 2019

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 arri ...more

By Ioanna November 17, 2019

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 movi ...more

By Tammy’s November 18, 2019

"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 hangin ...more

By Brenda November 25, 2019

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 they’ll meet their own Prince Charming. Kelsey ...more

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Christi Barth

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Christi Barth

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 whipping up gourmet meals (for fun, honest!) or with her nose in a book. She lives in Maryland with the best husband in the world.

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