As the title suggests, Royal Opposites by Lori Crawford is unashamedly a ‘Cinderella Story’, but it does have some interesting twists. The best analogy I could come up with is “The Prince and Me” meets Jason Statham – lots of ‘edge of your seat’ action, car chases, shooting, a pseudo bank robbery and more. Not only is the story about two people from different socio-economic backgrounds and cultures, but it is also an interracial romance, although this part was not overplayed which I appreciated. Joan is a self proclaimed ‘Coupon Queen’ used to stretching a dollar. Tom Rafferty (an incognito prince from an obscure European country) is in America on a financial mission of sorts, but will soon be returning to his native land where he will become king of his small country. An accidental meeting brings the two together when they are accused of trying to rob a bank. Unfortunately it was a set up by some unsavory bank employees working with some bad cops. Tom and Joan face obstacle after obstacle as they try to get to safety. Through the mayhem, they develop feelings for one another. Not only must they endure physical harm, but Tom’s duty to his country might prove just as big an obstacle. It was a fun and fast paced read with lots of action and sizzle. I highly recommend it.