Tuesday, October 30, 2018

My Thoughts: The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

The Royal Runaway
by Lindsay Emory
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Publication Date: October 9th 2018
Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781501196614
Genre: Adult Fiction | Contemporary | Romance
Source: Edelweiss Review Copy

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For fans of The Princess Diaries and The Royal We comes a fun and daring novel about a modern-day princess who teams up with a spy to find out what happened to the fiancé who left her at the altar—and who just might get her own fairytale in the process.

Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing.

After her fiancé jilted her on their wedding day, she’s finally back home after spending four months in exile—aka it’s back to press conferences, public appearances, and putting on a show for the Driedish nation as the perfect princess they expect her to be. But Thea’s sick of duty. After all, that’s what got her into this mess in the first place.

So when she sneaks out of the palace and meets a sexy Scot named Nick in a local bar, she relishes the chance to be a normal woman for a change. But just as she thinks she’s found her Prince Charming for the night, he reveals his intentions are less than honorable: he’s the brother of her former fiancé, a British spy, and he’s not above blackmail. As Thea reluctantly joins forces with Nick to find out what happened the day her fiancé disappeared, together they discover a secret that could destroy a centuries-old monarchy and change life as they know it.

Funny, fast-paced, and full of more twists and turns than the castle Thea lives in, The Royal Runaway is a fresh romantic comedy that will leave you cheering for the modern-day royal who chucks the rulebook aside to create her own happily-ever-after. (Goodreads)

The first thing that drew me to The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory was the eye-catching book cover and book title. I just couldn’t resist it! Also, I’m all about reading books about royals at the moment, and this story sounded really interesting, so I couldn’t wait to check it out. This book did not disappoint!!

There was so much that I enjoyed about this book, including the storyline that was not at all what I expected. It had me completely engrossed, and I just could not turn the pages fast enough to see what was going to happen next. The book has murder and mystery, as well as romance and adventure, which is interesting enough, but add in all the royal aspects of the book, and you have all the things necessary to make a quick and fun read, which was just what I needed at the moment! 

One of the things that I liked most about the book was the interesting group of characters, and among my favorites were the flighty princess and mysterious Scotsman, both of which you can’t help but love. I enjoyed following along on their adventures throughout the story, and I kind of wish that this book was a series so I could keep reading about them!

I also really, really loved the setting for this book. It makes me want to board a plane and fly to all the places that were mentioned in the book. I was completely fascinated by the descriptions, and I would love to visit to see it all in person! The setting is definitely one of my favorite parts of the books.

Also, I want to take a moment to add that this book would make an adorable movie. Romantic comedies are my favorite, and this would definitely fit the bill!!

Overall; I enjoyed reading The Royal Runaway so much, and I’m pretty thrilled that I’ve found an interesting new author to check out with Lindsay Emory!! If you’re looking for a quick, fun and mysterious book about royals to check out, The Royal Runaway may be right up your alley! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did!

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