The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory

The Royal Runaway

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 spendi...

Details The Royal Runaway

TitleThe Royal Runaway
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Fiction

Reviews The Royal Runaway

  • Jenny
    Last week on one of the hottest days of summer, I took a road trip with a couple of friends and we decided that ice cream would be the perfect treat to cool us off. As we were driving, all of us were talking about what flavor of ice cream we were going to get. I was torn, do I get my safe, consistent, and reliable vanilla. You can’t go wrong with vanilla or then my mind wandered to the rich, decadent, exotic taste of chocolate. I walked up to t...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    I flipping love this book! Awesome combination of genres and so entertaining. I could not stop reading. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I love it when a book is completely different than what you expect when you read the synopsis. This is the first book from this author that I have had a chance to read and review. Showcased as a contemporary romance, this book is so much more than that. Emory crosses multiple genres with interest and intrigue.From the very first ...
  • Kristy K
    3.5 StarsIf you’re looking for a silly romantic comedy with just a touch of suspense to escape into for a few hours, this is your book. It’s advertised for fans of The Princess Diaries and I think that’s the perfect way to describe this. The plot may differ but that entertaining, fun quality with a touch of a fairy-tale is there. I found all of the characters to be highly entertaining and I really liked the dynamic between Nick and Thea. Th...
  • Lindsay Emory
    I mean, if the author can't give it five stars, who can? ;-)
  • Stephanie
    I absolutely loved The Royal We, so I had to get my hands on The Royal Runaway after reading the blurb that pretty much said if you loved the one, then you'd be a fan of this book! Plus, I'm royal-obsessed anyway, whether it's a real-life royal or a made up one, so I'm all about a book with a Princess in it but when you add the word "British spy" to the synopsis, that makes my mind race to thoughts of James Bond, and I'm more than sold! Princes...
  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)
    ~*Full review here on The Bent Bookworm!*~Fluffy. A little bit funny, a lot ridiculous. Requires much more suspension of disbelief than my usual picks, but even still it was entertaining enough to finish. The title feels a bit misleading, as Thea never really seems to run away…she just sort of flounces off and disappears for a few days but doesn’t really go far. But anyway…The plot is a bit…farfetched. Hence the required suspension of dis...
  • FMABookReviews
    ***4.5 Stars!*** Do you love a slow burn romance, with sexual tension and sarcastic banter? How about romance with a side of mystery? The Royal Runaway by Lindsay Emory has all of that, plus intriguing characters, and a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat while snorting with laughter. ❝Does this work with women, usually? This ...❞ I gestured to all of him. ❝This roguish scoundrel act?❞❝You're having a drink with me; you tell m...
  • Stacee
    3.5 starsThis book was put on my radar by a good friend who loved it and after reading the synopsis, I was all over it. I liked Thea and Nick. She’s struggling, but loves her family and the history of the monarchy. He’s gruff and gruff and just so very gruff. Together they bicker and have some sweet moments and flashes of chemistry. There are several other characters, but this story is all Thea. Plot wise, it did lag a bit for me. Even with t...
  • Amy Reichert
    A fun mashup of THE PRINCESS DIARIES meets Jason Bourne. This was outstanding from start to finish. Add to your TBR.
  • Kate Vocke
    THIS is the princess book I've always wanted to read! The usual fluff, and jewels and gowns and balls? NOT part of this story! This book has some serious girl-power, with a kick-a$$ princess who is seriously OVER being just that. Meet Thea, Princess bad-A$$ of Dreiden, who takes no BS, charts her own path, and just might save some lives in the process, all the while taking charge of her own Happily Ever After.We start off at a pretty low point in...
  • Bex |
    ★★ 4.5 stars! ★★Set in the fictional European monarchy of Drieden, The Royal Runaway reads like an Old Hollywood whodunit caper set in modern times. The story is part mystery, part suspense, and part romance, all told in the fresh voice of Lindsay Emory.Princess Theodora isn’t necessarily happy with the royal status quo, but she’s resigned to the fact that she was born second in line to the throne of Drieden. This familial obligation ...
  • Cocktails and Books
    I wanted to live this book. The elements were there. But I felt like I was supposed to believe in a romance that was never really seemed to develop between Thea and Nick was there. That the government would let a little thing like embezzlement go. And in the end, the bad guy never really gets caught. It all made for an underwhelming story, despite having a quirky heroine I liked.
  • Suzi
    Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent is so over this princess thing. You know that romantic comedy with a little touch of suspense and investigation here and there? If you like this kind of story, then enjoy this book!Thea, Princess of Drieden was abandoned on her wedding day in front of thousands of people. Christian, her fiancé, didn't show up and nobody heard anything from him.After this, Thea spends four ...
  • Nina Bocci
    Being a fan of all things Royal and especially Royal romances, I had high hopes for it and it didn't disappoint. It takes the usual Royal trope and flips it on it's ear. It's got banter, mystery, romance and a sharply developed plot. Thea aka Princess Theodora is engaging, whip-smart and funny. Her chemistry with the sexy Scot, Nick, was off-the-charts. I read this in one-sitting and I highly recommend it!
  • Katherine Locke
    Unputdownable nonstop action and thriller with a very solid romance. I ship it. And the author is an autobuy for me now. So good.
  • Rachel Quinn
    If you grew up loving #ThePrincessDiaries then boy do I have a book for you! This book, The Royal Runaway by @LindsayEmory is such a great read. .Theodora is the princess of Drieden and is set to marry Christian but when he doesn’t show up to the wedding and leaves Thea at the alter, everything changes. Four months later, Thea meets Nick a sexy Scottish man, who just so happens to be a British Spy OH and her ex-fiancé’s brother. .Theodora is...
  • Linh
    Definitely enjoyable. There was a solid plot here and I was surprised by how much I liked the conspiracy. Give me a strong Scottish man any day and I'm sure I will love it.
  • Nikki Young
    This book was so much fun to read. The Princess Diaries meets Stephanie Plum. Its a fast-paced suck you in and you will read it in 24 hours book. I'm a big fan of princess Thea and I hope I will be able to meet her again - please let this be a series. (I won an advanced copy of this book which is how I read it before the publish date)
  • Aila
    1.5 starsThank you Netgalley and Gallery Books for the review copy!To give you a clue on how I felt about this book, THE ROYAL RUNAWAY ruined my post-Royal Wedding haze. Yes, the Royal Wedding that happened less than a week ago (per writing this review) for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that I couldn’t escape from social media, and subsequently ended up enjoying. I really wanted to like this book - I really did. There’s a super cute cover, a...
  • Michelle Garrett
    Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of "The Royal Runaway" by Lindsay Emory. This book wasn't quite what I expected. It sold me on its comparison to "The Princess Diaries"--which are hilarious, sweet, and goofy books. "The Royal Runaway" isn't that. It did have a pretty hot, sexy romance, but it was more of a spy novel than chic lit. Or maybe it's truthfully a combo of both, but it was a lot more spy novel than I expected it to be and I'm no...
  • Nancy Carey
    I thought this was going to be a silly romance novel, but I was pleasantly surprised! There is a romance component but it’s also a mystery and spy novel all in one! I loved Thea, our heroine, who is smart and brave! Super entertaining, it’s a fun weekend read. Perfect to cozy up on the couch with, you can finish in a day or two.
  • Angie
    I picked The Royal Runaway to read because I was so excited about Harry and Meghan's wedding and I love all things royal. I'm not sure what I expected, but this novel was a delight to read. Princess Theodora, or Thea to her friends, has been left at the altar right before her internationally publicized wedding. Trying to get over it, she sneaks out of her castle to a local pub where she runs into a rough Scotsman named Nick. When she discovers Ni...
  • Alexis
    The Royal Runaway is my favorite book of 2018 (so far!) I almost fell over myself excited when I was given an early copy to read and review because I adore Lindsay Emory's Sisterhood is Deadly series. I read The Royal Runaway on a weekend getaway and it was the perfect book to escape with! Her voice is so unique and it is easy to be instantly transported into another world within the first few lines. The world of Princess Thea is fantastic and fu...
  • Cristina (Girl in the Pages)
    *Huge thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC free of charge!**Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars* If you know my reading tastes at all, you know that word "royals" in a contemporary novel hooks me every.single.time. That's why I've had my eye on The Royal Runaway for a while now, and it's comp titles are The Princess Diaries and The Royal We (two of my favorite contemporary reads EVER) so I screamed when I was approved for it on NetG...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    3.5 royal starsCopy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewA little bit funny. A little bit sad. A little bit of intrigue. This book had a little bit of it all.I was expecting this book to be little bit more lighthearted than what we got - that's not a bad thing, though. I did enjoy Thea and Nick's story.However, I didn't feel the connection between Thea and Nick. Other than the "he's my ex-fiance's-brother-and-he's-hot", I just didn't feel i...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    After being jilted at the alter by her fiance in the most public way imaginable (a royal wedding), Thea returns from four months of seclusion determined to get her life back on track. But when taking an unapproved jaunt into town to burn off steam, she meets the sultry, crude Nick Cameron, who quickly embroils her in an adventure of running from her guards, creative financing, hacking and the idea that her missing fiance might have had a nasty de...
  • Emily Leyland
    I'm not sure how to feel about this book. I read it fairly quickly and was invested in the story, but I felt a little confused the entire time. What I thought was your typical princess book turned into a spy chase, mystery, something-or-other book. That's not to say I'm not a fan of genre-bending books, but this iteration was not so successful for me. I guess that's what I get for not reading plot summaries well enough. OopsI was impressed with L...
  • Blandine
    Après mes lectures en fantaisie, j’avais envie de retrouver un univers plus contemporain, et The Royal Runaway a été une parfaite transition. Encore humour, romance et action, je ne me suis pas ennuyée à découvrir ces personnages et les suivre dans leur périple.Cette lecture a tout bonnement était un très bon moment de détente et de rire. Les personnages ont chacun une part d’humour parfois hilarante, et l’auteure a su se jouer de...
  • Judy
    Kickass main character check , super hot spy check , awesome adventures with said kickass characters check, check and check I loved every second of this book, it was just super light hearted, with just the right amount of mystery, adventure and romance. Thea was just left at the alter, she's also the princess to a small nation, so being left at the alter on an international public stage left her more than a little hurt. Enter Nick, a roguish ...