The Backup Princess

When a Texas gal punches a prince instead of curtsying, you know this isn’t your grandmother’s fairy tale.


Taking the bull by the horns is child’s play compared to ruling Malveaux. Yet here I am, a Texas girl turned princess, swapping tacos for a tiara.

Then I meet Europe’s most eligible bachelor, the irritatingly handsome Prince Alexander, and accidentally deck him instead of curtsying.


I’d feel bad if he wasn’t such a self-satisfied jerk.

Now, I’m racing against a royal clock that ticks with the urgency of a preening peacock, trying not to let down my newfound country or my own wild heart. Alexander? He’s a walking contradiction, with a smirk that heats my blood and eyes that tell tales of a depth I didn’t expect.

Decisions aren’t exactly my rodeo, but this time, my choice could cost me my new crown—or lead to a love story that rewrites my happily ever after.

Will this Texas girl rise to the royal challenge, or is this one fairytale destined to end with the slipper never found?


👑  Enemies to lovers

👑  Reformed bad boy hero

👑  Fish out of water heroine

👑 No third act breakup

👑 Forced proximity

👑 Dual POV

… and peacocks 🦚


The Princess Diaries meets The Hating Game in this in this dizzyingly romantic  modern royal romcom for grown-ups, where an American girl’s unexpected ascent to royalty collides with a fiery romance with a hot neighboring prince. The Backup Princess is a closed-door romance with all the sizzle but without the spice, and a guaranteed happily ever after.

It’s Book 1 in the brand new series, Royally Kissed.




Coming soon to audiobook!


Praise for The Backup Princess:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Dive into a world where wonderful characters and sizzling kisses are just the beginning. This fast-paced story will have you flipping pages faster than a royal decree!” – bestselling author, Melanie Summers

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “In a realm where amazing world-building meets toe-curling romance, this royal romcom spins a tale with all the vibes of a modern fairy tale. It’s fast-paced, flirty, and utterly irresistible.” –USA Today bestselling author, Whitney Dineen

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Where every page crackles with sizzling chemistry and fast-paced escapades, this royal romcom brings amazing world-building and Princess Diaries vibes together for a match made in royal heaven.” – USA Today bestselling author, Delancey Stewart

What readers are saying:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Absolutely not to be missed!” – Amazon reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “So much swoony fun!” – Bookbub reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Y’all! It’s giving Princess Diaries vibes, and I’m 1000% here for it!!!” – Amazon reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “A rich and wonderful rom-com with delightful characters and lots of humour.” – Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was The Princess Diaries on steroids!” – Bookstagram reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The Princess Diaries meets Red, White and Royal Blue!” – NetGalley reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Love love loved it! A modern fairy tale with all the feels!” – Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “There was so much chemistry between these two! It was practically hate at first sight for Alex and Maddie. But, I think that was what made it so much fun to watch them peel back the layers to discover their softer feelings for one another. Anyone who’s ever felt like a fish out of water can empathize with Maddie’s sudden change in circumstances. And everyone who’s ever been judged for who they were before they became a better version of themselves, will know exactly where Alex is coming from.” – Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “If you’re like me and loved The Princess Diaries as a teen and are looking for a fun romcom with those same vibes— this is IT.” – Bookbub reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I absolutely loved everything about it…  I loved the storyline, the sweet swoony scenes, this is really a great, clean story and I am already looking forward to the next in the series and hopefully they are about Alex’s siblings.” – Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “I love the witty banter and the strong aversion they had toward each other. There is definitely the fairytale vibe going on.. The characters were fun and Intriguing. The plot was well thought out and made for an entertaining and enjoyable read.” – Goodreads reviewer

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This story is full of fun times, plenty of sarcasm, flirtation, wittiness, struggles and love. I swooned with Alexander and loved Maddie’s spunk.” – Amazon reviewer


An AI imagining of Prince Alexander and Princess Madeline at the palace in Tleurbonne, Malveaux

Titles in the Royally Kissed series:

Each title in the series can be read as a standalone as each book is about one of the four royal siblings, Alexander, Sofia, Amelia, and Max.  If you want to read them in order, here it is:

Book 1: The Backup Princess

Book 2: Royally Matched

Books 3 and 4 (Amelia’s and Max’s stories) will be announced later in 2024.