Katie Davis is a perfectly ordinary young woman living a perfectly ordinary life in small-town Wisconsin … isn’t she?
The most interesting thing about her is that she works for the men’s basketball office at Ashton University. If she considers the biggest perk of the job being around assistant basketball coach Brad Spencer, that also makes her ordinary, because what woman wouldn’t feel that way? So these people coming around saying she could be the long-missing granddaughter of the King of Bariavak have to be wrong … don’t they?
Brad has a real soft spot for Katie. She stirs his protectiveness, his penchant for the underdog, and, possibly, certain other reactions he’s not about to indulge.
So he’s going to do his damnedest to make sure Katie gets all that she deserves, including the crown that might be hers by right … even though it means Her Royal Highness will never again look at a basketball coach from Wisconsin like he’s the king of her heart.
Did you miss meeting a young Brad Spencer in Hoops, the full-length prequel to The Surprise Princess? Be sure to catch up on how C.J. and Carolyn fell in love.
The Surprise Princess is Book 7 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series. If you love heartwarming contemporary romances with a touch of humor and characters you’ll never forget, this series will captivate you.
Readers on The Surprise Princess
“I have to admit...absolutely one of the best books I’ve read. Pay attention or you will miss important details but wow. Totally loved” -- 5-star review
“Beautiful, at times funny and just plain charming.” -- 5-star review
“My new favourite! I found the story gripping right from the first paragraph through to the end of the book. It had a fairytale quality - the ordinary girl becoming a princess - but it was written in a way that made me feel it could happen and I was experiencing it with Katie.” -- 5-star review
“I would keep thinking that I would read just one more chapter, and then another chapter, and another.” -- 5-star review
“Love the series. Can't wait for the next one.” -- 5-star review
5-star praise for The Wedding Series
“Love it...Love it....love it..... very real. Do I recommend it? Without a doubt, 100%.”
“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!”
“Fun and serious all at the same time.”
"Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried!”
“You feel as if you are traveling with them on their journey of discovery.”
“These are very enjoyable and astute tales of love with persons imperfect. They have realistic problems of communication, albeit with humor, and satisfying conclusions!”
“This is just a great series to read, learn, love, laugh and cry sad and happy tears and look for more.”
Read all of The Wedding Series!
1. Prelude to a Wedding
2. Wedding Party
3. Grady’s Wedding
4. The Runaway Bride
5. The Christmas Princess
6. Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)
7. The Surprise Princess
8. Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)
9. The Forgotten Prince
Want more wedding romance stories?
Try the Marry Me series now!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells
Small-town romance your favorite?
Try Seasons in a Small Town!
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Summer)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website PatriciaMcLinn.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.