Title: The Royal Pain (Alaskan Royal Family #2)
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Publisher: Brava (Kensington Publishing Corp.) 2005
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Contemporary Romance; Support Your Local Library; A to Z Titles: R
Marine biologist Dr. Shel (“Never Sheldon”) Rivers has a problem. Some princess expects him to wait on her, hand and dimpled foot. His boss is taken with the royal redhead—brunette, whatever, it's not like he keeps track of that stuff—and nobody realizes that he just wants to be left alone in his lab. All alone. All the time. Weekends, holidays…it's all good.
Now here's Miss Royalpants, insisting that he escort her around the marine institute, explain what he's doing, kiss her until her toes curl…no, wait, that was his idea. She's not even apologetic about being born into a royal family! Says it's his problem to overcome, not hers. Which leaves him with one option: to kiss her again. And again. And…
So she's nothing like he expected. In fact, Dr. Rivers can see that this fantastic, exasperating woman has problems no princess should ever have to deal with. And he has an idea to help her get some much-needed sleep. Of course, it involves getting very, very tired beforehand, but if she's up to it, then so is he…
Kinda disappointed in this one. I read the first book in the series and absolutely loved it. The second book felt a little flat. I think I just couldn't connect to the two main characters. Princess Alex is very unlikable. I know the character is supposed to be complicated, but it seems like she has too many problems. I found myself wanting to reach into the book and smack her. Get a grip, woman! As for the male interest, Dr. Sheldon Rivers is an arrogant ass and never changed through the whole book. The one scene that sticks out is where they start arguing and as they argue they undress to have sex. Ugh! The entire scene was so fake and orchestrated. I wanted to like the book. Really I did... but I just couldn't. I read to the end hoping the characters would come to their senses, but nothing really changed. I saw that there's a third one in the series. I got it from the library. but have put it at the bottom of the stack for right now. I am changing gears and going to go for some paranormal book.
Alaskan Royal Family