Book Reviews of The Royal Treatment (Alaskan Royals, Bk 1)

The Royal Treatment (Alaskan Royals, Bk 1)
The Royal Treatment - Alaskan Royals, Bk 1
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
ISBN-13: 9780758208026
ISBN-10: 0758208022
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 185 ratings
Publisher: Brava
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a fun book with an unbelievable premise. However, MaryJanice Davidson pulls it off. It has interesting and uncommon characters. I am looking forward to the other books in the Royal series.

This book is the first in the series.
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Helpful Score: 4
Live in Alaska myself, so this was a unique take on the whole idea of Alaska standing alone as its own country. I love the book -- was hilarious!!
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Helpful Score: 3
What a fun book! I was laughing out loud by page 43!
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Helpful Score: 3
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--including father King Alexander II, oldest son Prince David, oldest daughter Princess Alexandria, middle son Prince Alexander, youngest daughter Princess Kathryn, and youngest son Prince Nicholas--reside in the Sitka Palace and are unlike any bunch of stiff-necked royals you've ever met.

The King, who takes delight in attempting to fool the commoners into thinking he's an average fisherman on a weekly basis, is a wise-cracking, tender-hearted, potty-mouth ruler with a heart of gold. And for the last few months, his goal has been to find nearly thirty-year-old son Prince David a wife. King "Al" believes he's found the perfect wife for his son--Christina "the 'e' is silent" Krabbe. Fired from her job on a cruise ship while at port in Alaska , Christina has no money, no family, and nowhere to go, until King Al in disguise invites her to get in touch with one Edmund Dante, who turns out to be the King's adviser.

What follows is a hilarious romp through family loyalty, lust, and the life and loves of a royal family. As Christina and David head toward an history-making wedding, the two of them learn that love and laughter are as necessary as ruling a nation.

With MaryJanice Davidson's trademark wit and witticisms, THE ROYAL TREATMENT is a delight that you're sure to enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 2
This might be my favorite MJD book. I really really liked this story, I thought it was funny and quirky and I liked the idea of Alaska being it's own country.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Royal Treatment is fun, quirky, and extremely shallow. We don't get to know any of the characters; only watch them go through the actions of preparing a royal wedding. We are supposed to believe that Prince David is a stiff, proper prince. We don't see him that often, but when he appears there is plenty of that gratuitous sex that Davidson is famous for.

The entire storyline is more than a little unbelievable, with appearances from real life royalty (Liz - as in Queen Elizabeth) and a couple of celebrities (Suzanne Somers, really?)

Though it is relatively short at 314 pages, I couldn't read this story in a single sitting. I found the ending to be predictable and the ends were tied up a little too neatly.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have read MANY of MaryJanice Davidson's books, and this one was by FAR my favorite! I immediately paid for the next two so I didn't have to wait for them!
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Helpful Score: 2
This wasn't as good as one of the Betsy books, but I still enjoyed the story regardless. Sometimes I did have to roll my eyes because the author can't have a lead female who's not a sarcastic snit who's "to big for her britches" (gets old on occassion). It's a fast read, since the print is fairly big and there's a lot of those blank between-the-chapter pages. It's silliness and humor is great for fans of the author.
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! Another knock out for Davidson! Funny and charming and hard to put down.
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Helpful Score: 1
I haven't read a Mary Janice Davidson book that I didn't like. There is some language in here though, if that offends you,I don't reccomend this book. For those who don't care, this is hopefully going to be a series!
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Helpful Score: 1
Amazingly funny, and very interesting spin on "reality". Laugh out loud funny in parts and touching in others. If you have never read a MaryJanice Davidson I highly recommend you do!
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the funniest books I have ever read.
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Helpful Score: 1
A funny, quick read.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the first of the series, spunky characters make you want to get the next book as soon as your done with this one to see what happens next.
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This was a great read!! I really enjoyed the main character Christine in fact, I like her more than Betsy in the "Undead" series".

The King is so funny.
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Helpful Score: 1
I was worried that this book would be too silly to enjoy. It was silly but I enjoyed it immensely and was very entertained.
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This book is very funny. It moves fast and doesn't get too into the characters but it makes up for it in the hilarity of it.
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Interesting concept. Heroine is very rude. Normally I love MJD but this one didn't do a whole lot for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good book by Mary Janice Davidson. Very entertaining. Can't wait to read book 2 of the Alaskan Royals.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hysterically funny read! If youre looking for The Thornbirds or The Tudors dont 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 wouldnt have gone to the ball unless she was really bored or wanted to check out the appetizers. And a hero whos perfectly OK with marrying whoever Dad picked out and doing his best to produce an heir when hes not busy with his studies on penguins, of course. Is he surprised when she says no



Why wont you marry me? he blurted, then smacked himself on the forehead.

Whoa! Easy on the self-flagellation, there, dude.

Im supposed to woo you, he explained.

Well, dont waste the woo on me. Not that its not a really nice offer. Because it is!

So. Why wont you?

Because, frankly, being queen sounds like a gigantic pain in the ass.

I offer you a country and you tell me its a pain in the ass?



The basic setup is Alaska was never bought by the US so it seceded and set up its own monarchy. Now several generations later the royal family continues to be made up of intelligent but eccentric characters: such as the King who sneaks off to go fishing in disguise and Crown Prince David who knows that that hell be king one day but is far more interested in using his Marine Biology degree studying penguins. Enter Christina, newly fired from a cruise ship where she was a cook for objecting to the head chefs advances. She is a no-nonsense American with down-to-earth values who the King meets and decides shell be just PERFECT for David. As the first step he talks her into visiting them at the Sitka Palace



Cut to parts 2 & 3 preparations and the royal wedding

Christinas comment: Getting marrieds probably not so bad. Its all the screwing around beforehand that gives you a migraine.



On the way to the wedding, Christina proceeds to run roughshod over dress designers, protocol officers, catering staff, wedding planners, and various wedding traditions to finally achieve a royal wedding without frou-frou, a wedding dress she could breathe in, shoes she could walk in, and a Crisco-free wedding cake.



And lastly, part 4 if this was Cinderella it would be fade to black behind the And they lived happily ever after voiceover. But it isnt and things happen and the action gets intense



Again, this is a funny book. In fact, its a very funny book. Fun characters, intriguing setting and a plot that moves right along. Enjoy!





Alaskan Royal Family

1. The Royal Treatment

2. The Royal Pain

3. The Royal Mess
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book in one night! Very funny at times, I giggled out loud. Very original idea. Can't wait to read the next.
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Helpful Score: 1
Yet another great book from Ms. Davidson. Handsome Prince, Sassy, smart mouthed Female, Kooky family. Great fun. Laughed out loud in a few places.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book> I laughed many times while reading it. One of her best.
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Helpful Score: 1
New series Love it! It is a don't put done book so besure you have time to read!
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Helpful Score: 1
oh my God!! she is one of the best authors right now. Funny, laugh out-loud funny, sweet and sensative and just a good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't enjoy this book at all. The main character was very one dimensional, and not entertaining to me. I had to force myself to read this book; it was quite boring to me. Other people seem to really like it though.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun book. Very typically Mary Janice Davidson with her cranky, fun protagonist.
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Cute but not my favorite of hers. It's missing some of the zest.
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I absolutely love her smart-mouthed heriones. Makes for fun, quick reading.
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Cute story. I enjoyed reading this book very much!
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Very funny. I've re-read it so much, and I love it more every time. But I want to share with other people, and introduce them to this amazing author.
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Laugh out loud funny, snarky and quirky! Nobody does it better than MaryJanice Davidson. Christina is a commoner hand picked by the King of Alaska for his son, David. David is more interested in penguins. Fun ensues! 4 stars
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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--including father King Alexander II, oldest son Prince David, oldest daughter Princess Alexandria, middle son Prince Alexander, youngest daughter Princess Kathryn, and youngest son Prince Nicholas--reside in the Sitka Palace and are unlike any bunch of stiff-necked royals you've ever met.

The King, who takes delight in attempting to fool the commoners into thinking he's an average fisherman on a weekly basis, is a wise-cracking, tender-hearted, potty-mouth ruler with a heart of gold. And for the last few months, his goal has been to find nearly thirty-year-old son Prince David a wife. King "Al" believes he's found the perfect wife for his son--Christina "the 'e' is silent" Krabbe. Fired from her job on a cruise ship while at port in Alaska , Christina has no money, no family, and nowhere to go, until King Al in disguise invites her to get in touch with one Edmund Dante, who turns out to be the King's adviser.

What follows is a hilarious romp through family loyalty, lust, and the life and loves of a royal family. As Christina and David head toward an history-making wedding, the two of them learn that love and laughter are as necessary as ruling a nation.

With MaryJanice Davidson's trademark wit and witticisms, THE ROYAL TREATMENT is a delight that you're sure to enjoy.
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Great book, most sets that have more then two books to it kind of get redundent well this set dose not. It just gets better and better.
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This book was so cute and a points it was laugh out loud funny. Definitely recommended.
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Wonderful book, will keep you laughing.
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Back to funny writing, and about Alaska! I enjoyed this story and the details about the penguins. Davidson can be so funny, and this book is a longer work thatn most of her Queen Betsy stories.
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Another great book by Davidson. Read this in about two days! I liked the Betsy the vampire books better. But this was an enjoyable book!
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The PRINCESS TO BE PRIMER, or, things I've learned really quickly, as compiled by Her Future Royal Highness--Yeah, Whatever--Christina. That's me.
FUN read!!!!
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Mary Janice does it again! I read this book in a day. You never want to put it down. Easy reading, good story and imagination. Slight romance but not overdone .
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this was a funny story
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I just read this book last week and it was really a fun book to read. Even if you like Davidson, this is a lot lighter material than in her other books. Though she writes to make you laugh, the subject can be a bit much-this was not.
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MaryJanice Davidson is a hoot. This book had me chuckling the whole time
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Really cute. A fast read!
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This book is a fun, fun read! My first MaryJanice Davidson book, won't be my last. The characters are indescribable; love 'em one second, hate them the next. Some real laugh-out loud moments!
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This was a really cute story!
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LOVED IT!!! Love everything Maryjanice had written! Haven't come across a book of hers that failed to deliver, she is a FABULOUS writer!
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Fast fun read. Very funny.
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MJD does not disappoint in this book. The main character, Christina, is just what you'd want from a friend. Sassy, smart, funny, and determined to live life her own way. Loved it!
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Cute Fun Story
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Sassy girl gets picked by the King of Alaska(a country of its own) to marry his oldest son. Fast moving - funny tale. Very light reading.
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IMHO, Not as good as the Undead & Unwed vampire series by the same author.

Light and funny with a few really good moments. Entertaining light read - this author is a better writer than a lot of those out there.
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Fun and quirky moments that are perfect for an afternoon of relaxing and laughter.
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I liked the concept of this book when I read its description. And after reading the reviews, thought this was sure to be a light, fun, romantic read. Well, it unfortunately did not live up to expectations. I am no prude when it comes to bad language, and I certainly can have an attitude myself at times, but the main character is so horrible. She is beyond rude, loud-mouthed, and annoying. I am all for the "tough girl" heroines, but this character did not cut it. She was not likeable at all and I could have cared less what happened to her. This is my first Mary Janice Davidson book, and I will not be trying any others. There are hundreds of better things to do with my time. I'm not usually so harsh with reviews, but I can't help this. I have to be honest.
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laugh out loud funny!
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I really enjoy Davidson's books. They are so much fun to read and this one is no exception.
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Light-hearted funny romance. Good when you need some fluff.
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Hated it!!! I love MJD but this was by far her worst book I have read of her.I wouldnt recommend this book to ANYONE!!! Her Undead series is by far the best and NOTHING like this one. (thank god) I got halfway through and just had to never read another word b/c of how bored I was!
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It is truly different from anything else I've ever read.

In a world nearly identical to ours, the North won the Civil War, Ben Afflect 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 fiesty commoner...a girl who's going to need...

The Royal Treatment
The Princess-To-Be Primer, Or Things I've Learned Really Wuick, As Compiled by Her Future Royal Highness-Yeah, Whatever-Christine. That's me.

1. Telling jokes you picked up from the guys on the fishing boats doesn't go over really well at a fancy ball.
2. Must learn to curtsy, stifle burps, and tell the difference between a salad fork and a fruit knife.
3. Must not keep thinking about Prince David's amazing eyes, lips, hands, shoulders, uh...wait, can I start over?
4. Becoming a proncess is a lot harder than it looks.
5. Falling in love is a whole lot easier...

In this dazzling, delightfully wacky tale from Mary Janice Davidson, a tough commmoner and a royal prince are about to discover that who they truly are...and what they desperately desire...may be closer than they ever dreamed...
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So funny.
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This was a really nice story!
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I liked it! It is a good read when in between books. Not the best, but still very entertaining.
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I love Mary Janice Davidson, so any of her books are great to me.
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easy read..just OK.