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, Adult, Contemporary

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 ...
  • 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...
  • Lindsay Emory
    I mean, if the author can't give it five stars, who can? ;-)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Amy Reichert
    A fun mashup of THE PRINCESS DIARIES meets Jason Bourne. This was outstanding from start to finish. Add to your TBR.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Belinda M
    3.5 StarsI’m a bit iffy when it comes to royal romances but The Royal Runaway was pure enjoyment. A jilted princess left at the altar, her fiancé missing, a once thought to be dead brother of the fiancé is not dead and shows up to investigate why his brother is missing. So many things happened that kept the interest going for me. I liked the mystery of what happened to Thea’s fiancé, Cameron, and the danger that arose as a result of lookin...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Joy Novel Thoughts
    I was hooked on The Royal Runaway from the blurb and once I cracked open the book and dove in head first I was submerged into a story and a land that I never wanted to leave! I want to live in Drieden and be a citizen!!The Royal Runaway reminded me of the movie, Chasing Liberty from 2004 with Mandy Moore, but with suspense and intrigue. The idea of a princess on the run was utterly fascinating, especially because most of the time she didn't reall...
  • 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...
  • Arrington (agirlandher_books) Moore
    I went into this book wanting a light read which was what it was. I thought that the beginning and first half moved a little slow but once I got to know the characters I became a little more invested in what happened. The ending was even a little action packed and had me wondering how it was all going to play out.Princess Thea of Drieden is tired of being a princess and has struggled since she was left at the alter by her fiance. She ends up esca...
  • Alyson Goodman
    Once The Royal Runaway hooks you, don’t intend on putting it down! This was such a surprising, terrific read.When Princess Thea is stood up by her fiancé, Christian, on her wedding day she is sent away for a few months to get over her heartbreak. But once back with her royal family, Thea can’t stay still at the palace and sneaks out one night to a local bar where she meets a stranger named Nick. Nick isn’t just a handsome stranger, he is a...
  • Sarah Perchikoff
    Oh man did I need this book. After reading what seems like every depressing, sob-inducing book of the year, a nice romantic, royalty/spy story was exactly what I needed. While there are certainly some intense moments, The Royal Runaway was the kind of light romance I had been craving for months. The fact that it also included royalty, murder, and spies just made it that much better! Let's get to the review!Synopsis (from Goodreads):Princess Theod...
  • Nicole Wren
    This book was "Princess Diaries" meets "I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you." This book had a great, moving plot line that kept me captivated throughout! I would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a cutesy romance with a little bit of action! Given how many moving parts and characters there were in this book, I was glad it was told only from Thea's perspective. Thea is a princess who I thinks stays true to herself the ...
  • Laura Chapman
    The drama surrounding Harry and Meghan's royal wedding has nothing on Princess Thea's. After being jilted at the altar by her fiance, she's just returning to royal life when she meets a handsome stranger at a bar who changes everything she thought she knew about her ill-fated nuptials and her family's legacy. With at ticking clock--and a growing attraction to her new partner--Thea must uncover the mysteries surrounding her life while also coming ...
  • Jennie
    Incredible! This book was so well written. I couldn't put it down. Thea is a rebellious princess who got left at the altar. After going to her family's island for 4 months, Thea returns to her country of Drieden. Her ex-finance, Christian, hasn't been heard from or seen. She meets his brother, Nick, accidentally at a bar one night, where he pretends to be someone else. Shortly after discovering his identity, the two of them are on the run togethe...
  • Donna Hines
    Web of danger. Lies and deception. Betrayal and Cover Ups. Royalty and Crooks.Well that just summed it up nicely but you know we can't have a party without Granny.So wait a sec you mean that while the Princess Theodora Isabella Victoria of Dreiden was not only let go but also was kidnapped?Ok, but do go on! Theodora meets up with Scot after this jilting and low and behold he has a connection with Christian Fraser Campbell 9th Duke of Steading who...
  • Hitha
    A royal wedding that never was. A jilted bride. A missing fiancé. A dark, mysterious stranger. Yes, it is as predictable as it sounds. Yes, it is as addictive as it sounds. If you loved The Royal We or Romancing the Throne, then definitely add The Runaway Princess to your list.Princess Theodora (Thea, to her close family and friends), is left by the alter by her Scottish duke fiancé. After four months in seclusion in a remote island, she return...
  • Brooke
    This is not your standard princess story, and that is a very good thing. Princess Theodora of Drieden, or Thea, is jilted by her fiancé on her wedding day. Her grandmother, also known as the Queen, had been talking about changing the order of succession when she was going to be a new bride, but the newly single princess finds herself exiled to a lonely island instead for some R&R - and not a tropical one. Back from her seclusion, Thea feels the ...
  • Laura
    You know when a book makes you gasp & cheer at the same time? I have been a fan of Lindsay Emory’s fresh & hilarious voice...and it positively sings in this mystery-fueled romantic caper. Princess Thea is a dutiful dutiful she’ll marry without thinking of love...until she’s jilted at the altar, shipped off to “recuperate” and suddenly realizes she hasn’t thought much about what SHE wants....Turns out she wants to discove...
  • Gail
    I must thank Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy of The Royal Runaway. I found it to be a great summer beach read that I had trouble putting down. No, Princess Thea is not your "normal" princess and this is not a "normal" fairytale - which is probably why I loved it. Thea has an edge to her. She's been jilted, she's smart, she's been raised to lead a country, but she's human and she had doubts. There's more to her than meets the eye....