Monday, 19 February 2018

Book Review ~ The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

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?

I was really loving this book and the characters until I was over half-way through. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone, but something major happens and all of a sudden, the main male character (Leo) changes, and not in the good way. 
All of a sudden you don't see him as much, and when you do, he is basically annoying. What happened to the caring nice guy I met at the beginning. Power and money, changes people.

I didn't mind Amy, even if she was at times an idiot. I liked how she was a normal person, passionate about gardening. I can understand how your life can be turned on it's head when you start dating a royal. I just didn't like how it changed her.

I also found it odd that it dragged a lot. We were getting so much detail from Amy's life, but when the big romance scene happened, Hester Browne just totally skipped over it. You don't need to write a sex scene, but I would've loved to read about the car ride over to his house, when they got to his house, even the morning after I would've been happy with. But we got, they kissed then it was a few months later. It just didn't make sense with the rest of the book.

It was an okay book, I just wished it stayed on the same track.

My star rating is:

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