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She's a princess. I'm a 6'6" former Marine who grew up on a farm. I know I've got no business being around someone like her. But she's so gorgeous, so gentle and sweet, I can't look away. Then someone tries to kill her. And for the first time in years, I find something worth fighting for.

She's no spoiled brat. She's brave and smart...she's the leader her country needs. But
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Paperback, 430 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Foster & Black
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Hanne
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Garrett is on his way home. On the airplane he sees a beautiful woman, but he doesn’t approach her. But when someone wants to kill that beautiful woman, he saves her. It’s very risky, but he’s determined to keep her alive. The woman introduces herself as Kristina, the princess of Lakovia. Lakovia is a small country in Europe. Krstina’s life is in danger and someone keeps trying to kill her. From that moment, Garrett will stay with Kristina and keep her safe.

Kristina and Garrett are incredible ch
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SheLove2Read
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
A retired Marine saves the life of a European princess from those who look to overthrow her country.
A completely improbably romance, but I went with it and was entertained. 3 stars
Dísir
I’m typically hesitant to read about fictional countries and royalty because my own mental map of Europe is set in reality as it is. Implausibility is what I struggle with the most in such romances that involve contemporary aristocrats who hail from yet another European country that doesn’t exist and the hard-to-believe factor shoots way up. So ‘Saving the Princess’ was a book that I waded in softly, softly, even when the world of difference between Kristina and Garrett became blindingly painful ...more
Barb
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Saving The Princess is a fast-paced romantic thriller. Garrett, discharged from the Marines and felling a bit lost over what to do with his life, is on his way home to try to figure things out and re-connect with his dad. Kristina is a princess from a small European country also on her way home from a diplomatic visit to the US. The two meet on a plane where Kristina is attacked by assassins and rescued by Garrett. This begins an adventure where the two of them will need to continually fight for ...more
Cheryl
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Leanne Bryson
Feb 05, 2018 rated it liked it
📚I am honestly and voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader's copy of this 📱📚
I enjoyed the overall book. Garrett and Kristina are well written, interesting characters, and their love story, although a bit unconventional, was passionate. Great chemistry between them, interesting twists and turns. At times, the story bogged down for me after chapters that were well paced. So be prepared....it's a long one, but worth the read.
Elise Noble
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-2018-reads
I love Helena Newbury's books. I haven't read a bad one yet, and Saving the Princess was no exception. The story starts with Kristina, princess of Lakovia, a small European country, almost getting sucked out of an aeroplane. The action never really lets up from there. Garrett, a giant Texan and former Marine, becomes her de-facto bodyguard after he saves her from splattering her pretty self all over the ground in California, and along with three of her staff, they start on a crazy journey to roo ...more
Bree
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I quit reading halfway through because the details were just so unbelievable. It was worse than watching an action movie with Bruce Willis! I get that it's fiction, and I love the idea of the princess and the commoner, but I got tired of the "big dumb brute" comments, and the perfect princess. It was too trite to work for me. But the deal breaker was the princess stripping off her barely-there nightgown because she was on fire but her skin was unharmed, and then immediately after she was at the ...more
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
4.5 stars
Saving the Princess was a breakneck fast-paced romantic suspense that made me feel out of breath, and my brain hurt from trying to figure out who the traitor was!
Kristina
I liked it, kinda. I definitely liked Garrett and Kristina. It was all just too, too much. Over the top in every way and never ending. Maybe at half the length, I could have better absorbed so much pomposity.
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
This book came into my hands (well my kindle) at a time in my life when I most needed an escape from the world. I would never like to take for granted an Author's work and regardless for being my escape this book was extraordinarily romantic and perfectly written.

Who didn't like reading fairytales growing up. Meeting a handsome prince and riding into the sunset?. Well this book was not that sort of fairytale. Instead Helena has given us an exhilarating, and explosive, rollercoaster ride, where
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Babel
This author has an endless imagination to craft great adventures full of action and hot romance. This one is no exception, and it still manages to awe with the scope of the excitement.

Thrilling rescues, daring races, mind-blowing shocks, and an epic romance that pits two crossed lovers against assassins and deadly politics.

I adored the characters. The rough soldier with a good heart and a troubled past, and the refined and brave princess from a war-torn country. It has a fairy-tale quality to it
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Debbie
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kristina is the beautiful princess of a small country in Europe. Garrett is a rugged former Marine who happens to be at the right place at the right time. They meet on an airplane when an attempt is made on Kristina’s life and Garrett is able to save her. The story takes us on an action packed ride of Garrett trying to keep her safe while getting Kristina back to her country. Unfortunately, the assassins are always one step ahead.

I fell in love with Garrett immediately - much like he did Kristin
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Michele
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the cover fool you--after a slow start this book actually kept me awake and reading late into the night. There is non stop action and a possibly doomed love between a big lug of a Texan and the princess of a little European country.

She has been visiting the United States and it all starts as she is in first class sleeping and he (looking for a restroom) spots her and is enthralled. Then the unthinkable happens and some thugs try to murder her--our hero of course stops them--but they ig
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Jenny Brightman Harris
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book with the understanding that I could leave a voluntary and honest review.

In this book we meet Garrett and Kristina. Both of them are on the same flight neither knew about the other until Garrett in his confusion wonders up to the first class section. At that moment he sees his own version of a sleeping beauty. With all his experience in the Marines he knows what the men say when they call her princess. What he doesn't understand is what she is doing on this flight. Can he sa
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Skip
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome storyline - completely packed with action, adventure, political intrigue and true love. Helena Newbury knows how to engage your attention from the very first page and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last. My eyes were glued to this book as I rushed through to see what happens, which was a huge thrill but also a bit of a shame since the story deservves to be savored. Garrett is a discharged Marine with hints of PTSD - we find him crammed into an economy seat flying from N ...more
Karen
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kristina, long live the Queen

This is a great standalone KU library selection. It features Kristina, a princess from a small European monarcy who is flying first class from NY to LA when a scruffy, bearded giant wanders into the cabin, just in time to save her from assassins. Garret is a Marine veteran who is struggling with unemployment and PTSD flashbacks and nightmares. He's returning to LA after losing a job in NY and wanders into first class. Recognizing his mistake, he starts to leave when
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Margaret McGovern
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Awesome romance between a former marine and a princess. Garrett served his country but during his years in the US Marines he was injured, traumatized and felt betrayed by the politicians. While on his way towards his home Garrett runs into Katrina who also happens to be a princess under fire. His trained instincts to protect kick in. Katrina was coming to the US to meet with other countries leaders and the UN. Unfortunately, several assassination attempts are made. The story is a powerful one at ...more
Jane Woods
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic story from Helena. This book was enthralling, action packed and with more tension than my finger nails could cope with!
Garrett, a former Marine who just sees himself as a grunt who cannot settle due to incidents that happened in his military career.
Kristina, a princess and heir to the throne of Lakovia who herself had hidden issues from her past.
On a fight from NYC to LA is where they meet being thrown together headfirst!
From this the story develops with intense drama, tension
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Linda
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Saving the Princess is a great story about a troubled former Marine and a princess in danger. Rescuing Kristina from an attempted assassination, Garrett finds a renewed sense of purpose in his life, not to mention an overwhelming attraction to the beautiful, sweet princess. Kristina is not without nightmares of her own and Garrett makes her feel safe for the first time in a long time. If they can survive the assassins and betrayal coming at them from every angle, will this American commoner and ...more
Denise
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romances
Two things - I love Helena's books and I read the ARC of this one so it could change a little before publication. My review is voluntary.

Garrett is an ex-marine with some problems. Kristina is a princess with worse problems. When Garrett first sees Kristina asleep in the first-class section of the plane he is on, he doesn't realize how much his life is about to change. All he knows is he is mesmerized by her and has no doubt that whoever she is, she is way above his lowly spot in life.

I am not g
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Elena
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I read this book from two sittings and not by choice. If I had my way I would have read it in one go. One piece of advice: make sure you have time for it because you won't want to let go. It's fast paced, it's dangerous, it's thrilling but at the same time scorching hooooot. Right from the prologue it gets you and you just have to hang in there biting your nails and being on edge all the time. Are you going to love it still?!!? Oh, yesss!!!

The princess and the "grunt". I wanted to reach out and
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Niken Widyastuti
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I always love this kind of story from Helena Newbury, and this one was no different. Garrett was a broken vet, Kristina was a real princess. They met on a chance, and life threw them a loop. They came from completely different world, though both had demons to fight. In the end, true love prevail.

I like Garrett, and I warmed up with Kristina soon enough. Their characters were wholesome, flawed and perfect. Background characters were also built fully, so they’re not merely addition, but necessary
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Jeannie
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc, kindle, rev-team
Having read quite a number of books by Helena Newbury, I have to say that this is by far the most action-packed story complete with a kick-a** hero and heroine. I really loved that the heroine is no weakling. She was down to earth, witty and smart, full of compassion and love. The plot was interesting with lots of twists and turns, suspense, action, interesting second characters. The plot had me guessing throughout the entire book.

Definitely a book to check out. My only gripe was the man on the
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Maggie
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cat and mouse chase

I loved this, Helena didn't disappoint.
Marine saves a beautiful girl who just happens to be a princess. Attempts are made on her life and he steps up to protect her as no one can be trusted. Great story of a cat and mouse chase, it was thrilling and although on occasion a little bit hard to believe it didn't matter as it played out like a bond movie.
The characters were really good and I loved the fact that the romance was patient and chaste, it was balanced and flowed really w
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Kim
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Saving the Princess is an adrenaline rush from the opening all the way to the end. Kristina is no wilting violet and Garrett is perfect for her. This book just kept everything in motion and all of the characters were dramatically necessary in the twists and turns. I found myself invested in everything that touched Kristina & Garrett's worlds. For me, the real kicker was Kristina's mom and their conversation about Garrett in the end. This is definitely one book you want to make time to read i ...more
Amy Dexter
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Helena is one of my all time favourite go to romantic authors. She's creative in how she writes. This is story of a princess and marine - incredibly far fetched, even for me, which is why it's 4*s, couldn't get over the plane bit - BUT, taking nothing away, she writes like its an action movie, it's brilliantly different to her previous books. What's not to like - great characters, action packed, big twist at the end with a HEA!! Ace!
I was gifted this book for an honest review - thank you Helena
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Kathie Beardsley
Unexpected

I love books! I read 4-5 books a week, most in Kindle Unlimited. Saving the Princess is so different, so unexpected from what I usually read. In this book, there is a STORY! Yes, it's a romance, but so much more. A chance meeting between a former Marine and a Princess (yes a real Princess!) lead to a chase across the US, and into her home country, where he is sworn to be one of her royal guard. They must work together to prevent millions from being killed in a war ... I highly recommen
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books4me
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was slow to start for me but it got better the longer I read! Garrett has PTSD from the war and is still trying to figure out what to do with his life. On a plane ride, he meets Katrina, a princess. When she is attacked on the plane, he saves her. Everytime he's with her, he saves her so she takes him with her to her home country to protect her. Together, they must figure out who is out to kill her and why. Perfect amount of romance and suspense.

My honest review is for a special copy I
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Patti
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author but I have to say that it kept me glued from start to finish!! Really enjoyed Ex war hero Garrett, who is struggling with PTSD. When Garrett meet the Princess Kristina all hell breaks out and it is a race to keep her alive. It seems that their enemy is always one step ahead of them. They have to find out who is the trader and who wants to start this war between their two countries!! With the help of Garrett can this Princess save her country befo ...more
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