Saturday, 6 July 2013

Books Read: Hester Browne - The Runaway Princess

Amy Wilde is tired of the idiots her glamorous flatmate Jo tries to set her up with - she'd much rather be landscaping a garden with her dog Badger at her side than trying to find the man of her dreams. That is, until she meets Leo Wolfsburg. Handsome, polite, funny, intriguing - Leo is everything Amy could want in a man. Best of all, the attraction seems mutual.

But Leo's lifestyle is a world away from her own. Private planes, charity balls, exclusive members' clubs - Amy begins to realise that her simple existence has been turned upside down. And just where is Leo's home country of Nirona, anyway? Is this all too good to be true?

Amy runs a successful garden design company with her business partner Ted but her love life is practically non-existent despite her flatmate Jo's attempts to constantly set her up.  But it looks like things are about to change when a handsome stranger turns up with some gatecrashers to a party that Jo is throwing.  But just who is this mysterious Leo? 

When Leo commissions Amy to work on his garden, they start to spend a lot of time together and find that they have a mutual attraction.  But Amy is in for a shock when she discovers that Leo is a Prince from the remote kingdom of Nirona and as their romance progresses, Amy soon realises just how much being in the spotlight will disrupt her quiet everyday life and that things will never be the same again.  

Amy was such a delightful, down-to-earth character who was fiercely loyal to her family and would do anything to protect them even if it meant her turning her back on the chance of love.  And as for Leo, he was such a romantic especially when it came to the proposal .  Where can I find my prince charming? 

After a few weeks of predominantly reading crime fiction The Runaway Princess was the perfect read for pure escapism especially after a busy day at work.  I'm a huge sucker for romance so loved reading about their whirlwind romance and was secretly hoping that they'd be able to overcome all the obstacles that cross their paths to get the fairytale ending that they both deserved.

I'd like to thank Alice at Quercus for sending me a copy of this book to review and introducing me to yet another new author.   Having never read a Hester Browne book before, she's definitely an author that I'll definitely look to read again in the future.

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