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The Cowboy and the Princess (Jubilee, Texas #2)

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Brady Talmadge was a cowboy with five unbreakable rules:
1) Never pick up a pretty hitchhiker
2) Avoid damsels in distress
3) Never order chili at a truck stop
4) Always trust your gut
5) Never tell a lie . . .

This is what happened when he broke all his rules . . . and got into a whole lot of trouble

On the run from an arranged marriage, Princess Annabella of Monesta dons
ebook, 245 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Avon (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jan 17, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys-arcs
The Cowboy and the Princess by Lori Wilde
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Take Audrey Hepburn’s “Roman Holiday” and set it in modern times and then to really make it interesting add cowboys, a horse whisperer and red-hot lust.

What really bothered me about this book is how I cried at the ending. I was literally sobbing during the scene when they are saying their good-byes. I mean how can we really expect a good resolution with a couple such as this? We are talking about a horse whisperer and the Princ

I really enjoyed the first book in the series. So I came into this with high expectations and probably that is my biggest problem here. The heroine in this story is the main flaw. Annabella is a sheltered princess who wants to spread her wings and fly. When she is invited to her friend’s wedding in America, she hops on the opportunity to ditch her bodyguards at the reception and hitch hike her way into Texas.

Brady Talmadge is a bit of a loner. He floats from town to town without a moment’s notic
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The Cowboy and the Princess had A LOT to live up to for me, after reading The Cowboy takes a Bride. Lori Wilde did not let me down. She writes smokin' hot, rangy cowboys, with fast moves and great hands, and I don't just mean when it comes to horses.

Annie and Brady are quite the pair. The had me laughing out loud one minute with their sexy banter and tearing up a few pages later when my heart was being broken to pieces.

From the second these two meet its
Sep 20, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A really fun book. Annie is on the run from her responsibilities as a princess. She just wants a chance to be normal for a little while before she gets stuck in the planned political marriage. She is standing in the rain, looking pretty pathetic when Brady stops to pick her up. He plans to just leave her at a nearby truck stop and continue on his way, but ends up taking her along. He breaks all his self-imposed rules when he picks Annie up and knows she's going to be trouble. He takes her along ...more
Lover of Romance
Brady, doesn't like to be tied down, so he travels from town to town, healing horses. Brady just wants to feel freedom and not have to stick in one place. While heading to Jubilee, to do work for a friend, he sees a hitchhiker, he tells himself he will not bring one of his main rules, but when he sees its a woman, cold and wet with eyes that sear him...he is lost. Princess Annabella, has run away to have a few weeks of freedom before she is put in her prison of a marriage. All of her life she ha ...more
Sep 02, 2012 Sunny☼ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-western
I enjoyed the story as a fairy tale that it was. Roaming horse whisperer meets and falls in love with Princess running away from her life of responsibilty. It was contrived, sweet, the characters likeable but just not a knock your socks off kind of book.
Aug 01, 2012 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I pre ordered this book, and well, it is a mixed bag. My pre order was based on Wilde's last book that included a teaser chapter. I was intrigued by the teaser, so I went ahead with the order. First, Texas cow boy stories are not my usual fare, nor are run away princess stories. But, I gave it a shot. The biggest issues that I had with this is how it all wrapped up. The princess wants to be "normal". Ok. All of us "normal" folks have all kinds of hang-ups, they're just not on public display for ...more
May 11, 2012 Ruth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most romance novels cannot be accused of excessive realism, and Lori Wilde's The Cowboy and the Princess is no exception; as a matter of fact is is more unrealistic than most. He is a loner, but a man with lots of friends who love him. He doesn't want to settle down and doesn't think he is worthy of being loved. However, he has a way with horses. She's a princess from some small European country. She is supposed to marry the prince of another small European country in six weeks. It is a politica ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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The Princess and the Cowboy is the second book in the Jubilee, Texas series. However, it isn't necessary for you to have read the first book. These two books can stand alone.

Brady Talmadge is a cowboy with a dark past contributing to his five unbreakable rules. At the age of fifteen, Brady ran away from an abusive home and ended up being taken in by Dutch Callahan of Jubilee, Texas. Dutch taught Brady how to take care of horses. Over the course of f
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
The Cowboy and the Princess is a book that grows on you until you can’t put it down. This delightful mix of The Horse Whisperer and Roman Holiday make for a fun, small town cowboy story.

Princess Annabella of Monesta has 6 weeks until she weds a balding, playboy prince who she is betrothed to. She and her dog Lady Astor escape the life of luxury and are rescued by a cowboy named Brady Talmadge and his dog. He ends up buying her chili at a truck stop and then taking them with him to Jubilee, TX wh
Aug 11, 2012 Lisarenee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once upon a time there was a princess who was tired of doing what she was told and having her life dictated to her. She would be getting married within a year to someone chosen for her, and she wanted some time to devote to herself before permanently giving up her freedom for the good of her country. So with the help of a good friend, Princess Annabella of Monesta ran away in hopes she'd have a grand adventure before returning to the royal reality that was her life. What she never could have ima ...more
I was beside myself with joy when I scored an Arc of The Cowboy and the Princess, Book 2 in Lori Wilde’s Jubilee, Texas series. I had just finished The Cowboy Takes a Bride which is book 1, I had fallen in love with all the character’s in the book and not just Mariah and Joe ( who are the two main characters).
The Cowboy and The Princess is your typical Wilde book in terms of writing and the setting. I will say that the princess story has been overdone or should I say had been; I thought they t
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Two-haiku review:

Princess runs away
Wants adventure before wed
Falls for hot cowboy

Excellent ending
Princess stories aren't my faves
This one's pretty good
Apr 08, 2015 Merceda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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May 07, 2014 Jo-Anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Annie is a princess of a very small country who wants to have an adventure before she has to marry a prince of another very small country. That is happening in six weeks so she escapes while attending a wedding in the United States. Brady sees her hitchhiking in the rain so gives her a ride. His plan is to take her to the nearest truck stop and drop her off. Instead he takes to with him to the small town of Jubilee where he has a job. Annie gets a job there and a place to stay.

Since Annie is rea
Dec 04, 2015 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute love story about a vagabond, horse-whispering cowboy and a runaway princess trying to get a last adventure before her arranged marriage takes place.

Brady finds "Annie" hitch hiking and breaks the first of his 5 unbreakable rules....he picks her up and takes her to the nearest truck stop. They indulge in chili (another of the rules...never eat truck stop chili). He knows something is going on when two men whom he calls the Blues Brothers, because of the way they are dressed, and she chooses
I had never read of any of this author's work, but found this at the library, and figured I'd take a chance. Well -- it was OK. Annie, the princess, seemed rather flat through the story; and honestly, I can't imagine modern European royalty speaking or acting the way she does. Brady, the cowboy, was a more interesting character, but still pretty cardboard.
Aug 15, 2014 Amanda rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I cannot read any more books about princes or princesses from random European countries who manage to get out of layers of security. Crazy how she speaks un-accented english. Crazy how her country seems to be monaco, as all of these princes and princesses seem to come from monaco.
Good for you, if you like this trope, but I hate it.
Jun 07, 2012 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I completely fell in love with the main characters of this book. From the beginning of the book the characters had a connection that you really felt throughout the book.
I highly recommend this book to those readers who love it when an underdog gets the love of their life.
I liked the previous book in the series and may still read the next book (from the library). But I never really liked the whole princess thing in this book. Skipped a section in the middle just to see how it ends.
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Feb 25, 2015 Blackravens Reviews rated it really liked it
Isabel's Review:

Lori Wilde is a new author to me, but I'll definitely be checking out more of her books. The Cowboy and the Princess was packed with drama, a bit of action, humor, and sweet, sensual romance. Brady Talmage may have his five unbreakable rules, but he's about to break every one of them after picking up Princess Annabella of Monesta, aka Annie. I loved the connection between this couple. As their love blossomed and they spent a little time getting to know one another, you couldn't h
Virginia Boylan
What chance do a European princess with multiple doctorates and an American horse "whisperer" have of finding love and happiness? Not much, on the surface, but underneath, both have similar desires and values. Though the ultimate circumstance allowing these two their happily ever after turns out to be pretty far fetched, hey, the girl's whole country is fictional. In a story told this well, who cares? Lots of fun, a believable princess and a setting I could picture easily. If only we could have ...more
Brady gets in over his head when he picks up a hitch hiker and breaks his rules. Anne is looking for adventure and gets more than she bargained for.

Cute couple and the story was exciting. I loved how they connected but put off the consummation of their relationship for a while. I knew the twist way before the end of the story and found the ending to be pretty quick to wrap up.

All in all, great cowboy romance with many of the same characters from Ms. Wilde's other Cowboy stories and sure to be
Mar 16, 2014 Jamie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So for most romance novels, you have to step back a bit from reality. Whirlwind romances that last forever, romantic meetings unfortunately are just not a reality for most of us. This novel is not exception, but still enjoyable.
He is a "loner" with strict rules to live by and he likes his privacy, but a man with lots of friends who love him. He doesn't want to settle down and doesn't think he's worthy of being loved or able to love any woman the way that she would deserve. He is known as the ho
Oct 25, 2012 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brady Talmadge had five unbreakable rules to live an uncomplicated life and in just one day he broke them all by picking up a tiny hitchhiker! As a horse whisper, he traveled often and towed his trailer home as he never stayed long in one place. He had run away at fifteen when he had enough of his dad's beatings and never looked back, he was a loner by choice but had friends everywhere he went. The girl he picked up in a rainstorm was soaking wet and his mind said to leave her as she was trouble ...more
Julie Lence
Sep 03, 2012 Julie Lence rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The first chapter of 'The Cowboy and the Princess' was inserted at the end of 'The Cowboy Takes A Bride'. I read the chapter, enjoyed Annie and Brady's initial meeting (which had me in stitches) and couldn't wait to read the entire story. I finished last night and loved it.
Annie is a princess on the verge of marrying a prince. Her upcoming marriage has been prearranged by both families as a way to unite her country with the Prince's country. But outside her palace windows, Annie sees, and longs
Jul 31, 2012 Nicole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Cowboy and the Princess will renew your faith in fairy tales. When Brady Talmadge breaks his 5 golden rules after picking up hitchhiker,Princess Annabella of Monesta aka Annie Coste, his life is turned upside down. A horse whisper, who travels from place to place, never settling down for more than a few weeks at a time finds his world starting to unravel when he meets Annie at a truck stop. Annie, a runaway princess who finds herself running about from her own rules, learns finding herself i ...more
Sandy M
Aug 18, 2012 Sandy M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I recently discovered Lori Wilde’s cowboys, so I couldn’t wait to start reading The Cowboy and the Princess. While it’s a good story, it unfortunately doesn’t have the fun, wit, and pizzazz as The Cowboy Takes a Bride does. I can still see Joe Daniels sprawled in that gold-plated water trough. Our hero here, Brady Talmadge, is a sexy, live-life-for-the-moment cowboy, and I fell for him as I did Joe, but it’s Annie and her need for adventure who takes a bit to warm up to.

Brady has five unbreakabl
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What do you get when you cross Horse Whisperer with Roman Holiday? You get a delightful read from Lori Wilde in her second book of the Jubilee series, The Cowboy and the Princess. You bring together two unlikely people together and they are what the other needs but it takes them time to figure it out. Princess Anabella of Monesta wants to experience life on her own before she marries her prince in an arranged marriage and seizes the chance when
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