The Runaway Princess: Princess #1 by Christina Dodd #BookReview #HistoricalRomance #Regency

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

OK, I am in a dilemma about this book. The Runaway Princess was in parts really good and parts where I wanted to throw my kindle to the wall.

There’s also a small segment of fantasy that is woven thru the story which I had no idea whilst beginning to read. Evangeline is an orphan who is got one chance at seeing the world and snatches it with both hands. But then there’s Danior, the Prince who arrives at her holiday spot and claims she’s the long-lost princess of Seraphinia. Of course, Evangeline is well learned and intelligent and knows the inside out of the centuries-old rift between the 2 countries but she’s not the Princess who has to fulfill the prophecy. So, what exactly is the truth? Is Evangeline the Princess or not?

The story does have its interesting movements but along with it, some events made me go What The?? I have no idea how it is possible for someone to climb down a cliff just coz she has read about how to do it? But Evangeline is plucky and fearless to try and do whatever it takes to escape her captor. Danior’s character was cocky, well too arrogant if I may say so, but with redeeming qualities as the story progresses. And even though romance develops quickly, it was easy to see how Danior does really fall in love with Evangeline and not just coz she’s his betrothed and his princess.

Engaging 3.5 stars! ☔☔☔ 💧

Recommended to readers who love historical romance with lost princesses and claims to the throne tropes!

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd brings you romance, adventure, and a bride who will do anything to escape a marriage of convenience…

English orphan Miss Evangeline Scoffield has spent her life contenting herself with dreams. But with an unforeseen inheritance, she can afford one perfect summer. She buys herself expensive clothes, travels abroad, and presents herself as a lady of mystery. But she quickly discovers her mistake, for a darkly handsome man appears at her bedroom door, claiming to be a Crown Prince–and her fiancé. Her denials count for nothing. Danior will do anything to have her. Seduce her, abduct her, or when danger explodes about them, flee with his unwilling bride into a world of peril, promise and passion.

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd has sold over five million historical romances! Find out why when you read THE RUNAWAY PRINCESS. Fans of Stephanie Laurens and Julia Quinn will enjoy RUNAWAY PRINCESS!

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