The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory
Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House of Laurent is so over this princess thing. After her fiance jilted her on their wedding day, she's back home, having spent four months in exile. Aka it's back to putting on a show for the Driedish nation as the perfect princess they expect her to be. But Thea's sick of duty, 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, he reveals his intentions are less than honourable: he's a spy and he's not above blackmail. As they join forces to find out what happened the day her fiance disappeared, together they discover a secret that could change life as they know it.

I've never tried anything by Ms. Emory, but was hooked in with the blurb, and, this was one of the first present day romance novels that I thoroughly enjoyed. While I love romance novels, there has to be something outside of the romance to keep me intrigued, and this had all the factors - comedy, drama, politics, and mystery. 

While most romance novels are forefront a romance and the plot is secondary, I felt that this novel pushed the plot first, with romance as a secondary feature and it works perfectly. The characters are greatly relatable and you are cheering for them to not only succeed in their mystery, but also fall in love. I was more of a fan of Theodora than Nick, but both still had good qualities.

Overall, a fantastic novel and I can't wait to see more from this author.

Rating: 4/5

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