If I were a stranger in a strange land, I too would welcome the open arms of a Gentle Ben king and his kooky family; however, I would move at a much slower pace and with a little less confidence. Christina Krabbe (silent "e") is just a little too confident. I never thought I would say that about a character, but once you breeze through this lighthearted romance, you'll see what I mean. My least favorite thing about certain romance novels is a heroine that is so self-absorbed, she's always right, always "cute," and wins over everybody. You know the kind that falls into a pile of You-Know-What and comes out smelling like a rose. Sadly to say, Christina is loved by all - family, press, and household staff (even an ex-boyfriend) with the eye-rolling exasperation of the too-cute-for words, "Oh, it's just Christina" excuse that is beat to death with every scene.
This could be a great series. Fast-paced dialogue, quirky characters, and a fantastic setting. Next time do the reader a favor and give us characters with a little more depth. Poor David, clueless as he appears (a little unrealistic that the "Sexiest Royal Alive" would be so socially delayed at 30-something he wouldn't know how to woo a woman), could have been a hero to remember, but....Christina's annoying demeanor overshadows any other character's personality, kinda like a bull in a china shop.