The Prince’s Runaway Lover, The Men of the Zodiac Series, Robin Covington

The Prince’s Runaway Lover, The Men of the Zodiac Series,  Robin Covington
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre:  Romance.
I’ve read and enjoyed a few of Robin’s novels, and as this was an Entangled Indulgence read I knew more or less what I’d be getting. A novel that was fun, a bit of spice, and a story I could just relax with and enjoy the ride ( !! and I did ) Sometimes I want paranormals, dark romance, or erotica and sometimes I just want to laze in the hammock, enjoy the sun and read something easy and light. What I read very much depends on my mood at the time.
So, into this read, where I so felt for Nick. Brought up the second son, the spare heir unlikely to ever have to rule, he’s thrown into position by his brother’s death. He hasn’t time to really grieve either with responsibility and decisions forced on him before he can really absorb his brothers death. Throw in that a distant cousin is vying for the Crown and the politicians are hovering, waiting to see  which side is most likely to be successful, and the poor guy seems like his life has been totally upturned. No more daring stunts, no more casinos and the after parties with the ladies…Not only that but his advisors want him to rule in a way that he’s uncomfortable with. When he stumbles across Isabelle on one of his morning runs, and she doesn’t know who he is so treats him like anyone else no wonder he’s pleased to find her. Their friendship grows into something deeper but all the while she holds back, tells him she won’t be staying, but somehow they get closer and more entwined despite all the things keeping them apart, her issues, his position, the advisors determined to find him a politically correct Queen.
Isabelle, well it was clear she was running from something huge, and running scared. Her background is full of mystery, but little by little parts of it come out and then….well, that was a real shock and exactly what Nick didn’t need. I could understand why she kept quiet but also understand why he felt she didn’t trust him enough to tell him. He was hurt and when we’re hurt we lash out. That gave for some real drama, though of course in the Indulgence imprint it’s aimed at happy more than tears and angst so its not too deep. I’d have liked more but that’s not what this collection is about, so I knew going in that it was unlikely that the drama would be drawn out to my desires.
Its a fun read, easy to follow and with a real connection between Nick and Isabelle. I’d have liked a nice b itchy would-be Queen or two to add some jealousies but there isn’t. Only so much can go in a story I guess : –)
Stars: Four, if you want a fun, light, summery read this is perfect.
ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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