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The Prince's Runaway Lover (Men of the Zodiac #7)

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Crown Prince Nicholas Lytton was never supposed to be ruler of Callanos. He was the “spare to the heir,” pursuing a decadent life of the rich and royal—extreme sports, physical pleasures, and glorious irresponsibility. Until his brother died. Now Nick is to be coronated king, and no one believes he's ready.

The best way to secure his crown is to do the unthinkable...find a
Published July 14th 2015 by Entangled Publishing: Indulgence
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Claire Robinson
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 - "Happily ever after sounds really good to me." Stars!

With each book I read by this author, I become a bigger and bigger fan of her work. I think you can tell from the title that The Princes Runaway Lover offers up one thing mainly, and that is –

Pure. Reading. Escapism.

Nick and Isabel’s story was an absolute pleasure to read from the saucy start; to the sweet and romantic ending, and it took me back and reminded me of the many, many books of this style and story type that I lost myself in w
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

The Prince’s Run Away Lover was a modern day contemporary romance between a bad boy prince

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and a commoner.

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I REALLY LOVE reading dynamics like this, so when author Robin Covington came to me and offered to email me a copy of her book, I literally jumped at the seams!!

Needless to say, I felt a lot of this story was about stepping up to the plate, facing yourself, your past, figuring yourself out, and fighting for w
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4.5 Stars

I’m not really a Royal family watcher. I admired Princess Diana for her humanitarian efforts and I’ve always had a soft spot for Prince Harry mainly because I always hated hearing him referred to as a “spare” but I’m going to admit I was intrigued by the synopsis for Robin Covington’s The Prince’s Runaway Lover and I am so glad I took a chance on it. Two very different people from two very different backgrounds meet, become friends a
Crown Prince Nicholas Lytton had never planned on being King. He has lived his life as a bit of rebel indulging in every whim that comes his way. Now faced with an impending coronation as well as an adversary trying to take the crown from him, Nicholas is trying to find his way. Nicholas has found a pleasant diversion, a friend of sorts in the way of Isabel Reynolds who is working on the palace gardens.

Isabel tries to keep her attraction to Nicholas aside and enjoys their time running and visiti
4.5 heartwarming stars

What a good read The Prince's Runaway Lover turned out to be, loved it.
Couldn't put it down, I read it in one sitting =)

This was a modern day fairy-tale, the handsome Prince falling in love with the beautiful commoner girl.

I loved how the relationship between Isabel and Nick developed, it was beautifully written, full of emotion and heart.
Their chemistry was off the charts, they were passionate and you could feel their connection. Loved their banter and the way they intera
Jessica Alcazar
Well this was FUN! lol

***sprinkles fairy-dust***

OK, so I know this book is part of a series, but it's more of a themed series, so there's no issue if you haven't read the previous books. Just jump right in and enjoy :)

As you can tell from the title, what we have her is a modern day fairytale of sorts. Our handsome Prince, Nicholas Lytton , falling for our commoner, Isabel Reynolds . The story is emotionally charged and magical and you feel it while you read it. Their chemistry jumped of th
Robin Covington
Jun 10, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Hey y'all - I've written heroes who are movie stars, undercover cops, assassins, and firefighters. So, when Entangled let me sign on to writing a sexy Alpha male for the Men of the Zodiac series, I thought long and hard about what kind of hero I wanted to write.

Something new, Something fun.

Something . . royal. A Prince.

Not just any old prince but the second son, the heir to the spare who is also an Olympic triathlete and extreme sports enthusiast with lots of tattoos and a pierced . . well . ..
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, for-review, romance
It was too short! lol I loved it and could have read it for another 100 pages. Great, engaging writing and a fairy tale plot, every girl dreams of this setting :-)

Detailed review to be posted soon, until then all I'm saying: grab yourself a copy, you'll devour it in no time, perfect to go with that chilled lemonade or ice cream while you're lounging in the garden ;-)
Kathie (katmom)
Available NOW!!!

This is my first book by this author. It won't be my last. And that cover? Oh, yes.

This is a modern Cinderella story. Isabel is the palace gardener, and she's really good at it. She's also very running. Nick never thought he'd be the Crown Prince. His brother, King Alec was a wonderful king, and he and his wife would have lots of babies, and Nicholas could just keep climbing mountains, playing his extreme sports...and tasting a different woman (or two) every night. That
Jun 15, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆
Amber .:★Wild Heart Reviews★:.
The Prince's Runaway Lover is number 7 in the Men of Zodiac series that is published by Entangled Publishing. The wonderful thing about these book is that they can be read completely as standalones. The Prince's Runaway Lover does have a happy ending and there is certainly no cliffhanger.

You know, sometimes I go into these books thinking, what a cheesy title... but then hey, I'm reading the book and I'm enjoying it! In some cases however, I don't think a title fits a book well enough, or does it
Maria Rose
In this sexy and entertaining romance, Nicholas, now heir to the throne of Callanos due to the untimely death of his older brother is just beginning to adjust to his new duties. He's got his own ideas of how to rule and they conflict with his governing council, and when he meets Isabel, the gardener's assistant, finding a wife from the approved list is the last thing he wants to do. But Isabel has secrets and despite warning Nicholas many times, he is of one mind in his pursuit of her and she ca ...more
Now this book is one of the many reasons why I love Robin Covingtons writing and why I love this Men of the Zodiac series. I am a royalist and I love Cinderella, so I jumped right on this book as soon as I read the synopsis. I love a good fairytale, one that you can sink your teeth into and just pretend for one moment that you are that girl that has captured the Prince's eye, that you are that girl that gets to live in a castle. Of course I'm not for one moment saying that it is an easy life at ...more
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
This story was a refreshing change of pace for me, and something a little out of my reading comfort zone. I normally steer clear of stories involving royalty, and have struggled in the past to find interest in stories of this nature, but I'm happy to say I'm glad I veered off course and gave this story a try. I knew going into the story that I normally really enjoy Ms. Covington's writing style, and usually don't have any trouble getting interested in her story lines, so I had faith her story wo ...more
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Crown Prince Nicholas of Callanos was never supposed to be the ruler of his country. He was the spare to the heir. Then his brother and sister-in-law were tragically killed. Nicky never wanted to be a ruler. He is an adventure seeking playboy. He becomes intrigued with the assistant gardener Isabel who meets up with him every day for a run. She's harboring secrets and feels she can never be serious with Nick, until they fall in love. Such a hot read with a fantastic story.
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fairy tale for adults! I was so excited to get my mitts on this book or I should say Prince Nicholas if I'm being honest and Robin didn't disappoint on pulling off a Royal Romance! I instantly feel in love with Nicholas and his best friend Chris. The two of them together is Trouble with a capital T! Then there is Isabel who most definitely is hiding something from the soon to be a king but neither can say no to their attraction to each other. Could you say no to him?
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Robin this story is so wonderful. The reluctant Prince that is completely dream worthy meets the only women he sees a future with that couldn't be a worse choice for a prince. I love these characters. I sad cried, I happy cried, I yelled at my kindle. I was completely invested in this story. I lived in this story for the time I read and it was refreshing to be so absorbed in this story that the world faded away.


Title: The Prince's Runaway Lover
Series: (Men of the Zodiac #7—but can be read as a standalone)
Author: Robin Covington
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3.5-Stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)

The Prince's Runaway Lover is a modern-day fairy-tale, in which the gorgeous (in this case accidental) Prince Nicolas falls irrevocably in love with a beautiful yet mysterious gardener, Isabel.

Their love—which blossoms under the blue-sky, hidden in-bet
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

*ARC kindly provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Title: The Prince's Runaway Lover
Series: 7th book in series
Author: Robin Covington
Release Date: July 14, 2015
My Rating: 3.5 Stars

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The Prince's Runaway Lover by Robin Covington is a sweet modern fairy tale that will keep you enthralled until the very end. It's the seventh installment in The Men of the Zodiac Series. It's a quick fast read and can be read as a standalone.

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Crown Prince Nicholas Lytton is a s
Mignon Mykel
4.5 / 5 stars
Received arc in exchange for an honest review; original tour post can be found at mignon mykel : reviews .

Crown Prince Nicholas Alistair Malcolm Lytton is most definitely the Prince Harry if you were to compare Nick and Alec to Harry and William.

He's a gold-medal winner who is a world-wide name. He's a partier who frequents as many countries as he can. His brother is going to be crowned King due to their father's dementia. However, while Nick is out of country having a fabulous tim
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Prince's Runaway Lover was quite an enjoyable read for me. It is the story of Prince Nicholas of a small island near Spain who enjoys the company of many, many women all over the world as he competes in world sports events on behalf of his home. When his brother and sister-in-law are killed in an accident he is required to come home to assume the throne because his father is too ill and his brother had to take the throne early. He feels loyal to his people and home at the same time he feels ...more
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This was a Cinderella meets Prince Charming story if Cinderella was a fugitive and Prince Charming was a hot, tattooed, triathlon medalist with his man junk pierced before ascending the throne. Yes ladies, there’s a piercing involved, and Prince Nick really knows how to use it

This story was sweet and hot. There were not many surprises but it was a really nice read. Nick is about to be appointed King by family circumstances, not that he ever wanted to be King, really, and after he dedicated his
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing LLC, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

So, we have Prince Nicholas, who is inheriting the throne after the death of his brother and his father, who is alive is unable to rule due to medical conditions. Having been a bit of a rebel before hand, and not expecting to have to take on the throne, he is having a little trouble adjusting, let alone with others seeming to think that he is unfit to rule.

Isabel is running from her pas
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5-4 stars.

Super fun read, much like the rest of the series so far.

Here we have Nick, the Prince and Isabel the gardener. I gotta say, it’s not easy to be with a prince and accept very unwanted attention. The story showed really well Isabel’s reluctance towards that aspect, but still feeling very attracted to Nick.

Nick was a nice guy, he was just put in a very difficult situation that he HAD to accept. I really didn’t want to be him, lol. I liked that Isabel was the one thing in his life that m
Jul 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fun, enjoyable read. Nick is the playboy prince, jetting around the world with his money, competing, doing extreme sports, and getting women whenever he wants. Then he finds out he has to be king. He has to go back home and be responsible. He's also intrigued when he finds a woman resistant to his charms. Isabel doesn't want to get involved with him because she has secrets that could hurt him if they came out. Of course she can't resist him for long and things get steamy. I liked this book. Th ...more
Bette Hansen
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An awesome read that is perfect for a cozy afternoon read. Very well written with a modern fairytale feel and with characters that work perfectly together. Crown Prince Nicholas is perfectly happy living his life carefree and wild. When tragedy strikes the royal family, he finds himself in a place he never expected to be, about to be the next king of his country. Isabel works for the royal family as a gardener. When a friendship blossoms between the two, Isabel knows she should stop things there ...more
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sexy player of a prince: check
Strong and athletic heroine: check
Great suspense (a complete surprise!): check
Hot steamy romance: check
Fabulous story, great characters, superb writing: check, check, check.

Not to be missed: a fantastic book by the ever awesome Robin Covington. I thought her previous book was her best ever. Wrong! This woman is unstoppable! Awesome, amazing, wonderful book! A must-read!
Jun 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another smoking hot read by Robin. This is a fantastic story. I loved it, couldn't put it down. The chemistry between Isabel and Nick is off the charts. Isabel has a secret that she can't let anyone find out and Nick has become the Crown Prince of his country, the very thing he never wanted to be. Together they dance around the secrets and duties they both have while discovering a passion and love that will either see them thru of destroy them both.
Avery Flynn
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!
Jo Ann
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
If you like modern fairy tale romances then this one is for you! Full review closer to release date.

ARC copy provided by the author for an honest review.
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A 2016 RITA® Award nominee, Robin's books have won the Golden Leaf Award and
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