One of the most anticipated romances this month is A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole (available February 27). Once you crack open its pages, it’s easy to see why so many people have raved about it. Before we discuss this funny, sexy modern Cinderella story, can we all take a moment and admire this gorgeous cover?
While many women would jump at the chance to date a prince, Naledi Smith would rather be the one to do the saving. She’s knee deep in grad school, work-study, and waiting tables so she find cures for infectious diseases when she graduates. Which means no time for dating.
That is until she mistakes Prince Thabiso for the new waiter. He plays along, thrilled for the chance to play commoner! He and Naledi were betrothed as babies, but she has no knowledge of the promise. He’s prepared to be angry at her, but he discovers their chemistry is instantaneous. Will the secret prince convince Naledi to let him rescue her?
Naledi tries to resist her attraction to Thabiso, but she can’t help but be drawn to him. Especially when she practically melts under his touch.
“Mmm.” The sound rumbled out of him and his head dropped back as he ground up against her hand. She was just getting a hold of him through his jeans, but then he shifted his hips so that he was just out of reach of her hands.
“I’m taking care of you tonight, remember?” he asked.
Ledi’s throat went tight at the words, words she rarely heard from anyone.
I’m taking care of you.
Tonight. She couldn’t forget that crucial part. Limited time offer.
“Then do it,” she said. Her body ached with need and she didn’t want him to say anything else. She wanted to feel.
One of his hands left her breast to unbutton her jeans, to roughly slide the stretchy denim down until it was around her ankles. His hand traced the path up her shin and took a detour at the knee toward her inner thigh. Ledi gasped at the gentle friction of his advancing fingertips, at the way they traced her slit through her underwear. He rubbed his palm over her mound through the thin fabric and Ledi’s whole body tensed at the sudden, direct pressure.
His other arm was behind her and she felt the flex of his biceps supporting her as she arched wildly in response to the intense pressure of the heel of his palm.
Her hands splayed against his hard chest, curling into the fabric of his shirt as sensation shuddered through her.
He slid his thick fingers through the side of the underwear, tracing her clit down to her slick opening.
“Goddess, you’re so wet.”
“It’s a somewhat common physical reaction to arousal,” she muttered around a gasp, and he laughed.
“I guess I won’t get too cocky about it, then,” he said, leaning in to kiss her. She moaned into his mouth.
“No,” she said. “Not about that at least.”
You’ll have to read A Princess in Theory to find out what magic his fingers do next! This is a book you’ll definitely want to pre-order.
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