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The Royal Bodyguard

(Royal #2)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  255 ratings  ·  58 reviews
When Princess Caroline of Drieden of the Royal House Laurent eloped with a race car driver, she forfeited her royal title and her family.

Now a widow and exiled from Drieden, Caroline is working as a journalist, writing exposes under a pen name. When, one day, she catches sight of her sister Thea's ex-fiancé, she's stunned - Christian is supposed to be dead. Here could be t
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Published November 11th 2019 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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Caitlin Reads
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved The Royal Runaway so I was thrilled to receive this ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book was told from Caroline's (the disowned princess's) point of view. I immediately loved Caroline and was drawn into the story. Stavros, the race car driver Caroline ran off, with was killed in a car accident early on in the novel. Caroline retreats from the world and is secluded in Lake Como when she runs into Christian, the supposedly dead ex-fiance of her sister, of all people. ...more
Nov 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Thank you Author's Pal for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Royal Bodyguard
By:Lindsay Emory

*REVIEW* 👑👑👑
The Royal Bodyguard was not what I expected. I did not realize this is a second book in a series. I recommend reading the first book because some background information would have been useful. I like the premise, but the story did not connect with me. The heroine exiled princess tells the story, and that is problematic. I would hav
Rachel Gilbey
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a massive fan of The Royal Runaway, I was incredibly excited to read this new Royal book, and it did not disappoint one bit.

I just wish I'd read them closer together as some of it may have been easier to catch up with, but other than that this could easily be read as a standalone.

This time its Caroline in the spotlight, and we see just what a disgraced Princess of Drieden really gets up to.

I loved the continuation of a story-line from the first book, while also giving this book a slightly d
Julia Kelly
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just love Lindsay Emory's voice and that bit of action-adventure that you get in her royal books! Caroline's story really worked for me, with twists and turns and a grumpy/dreamy bodyguard to boot. Loved this one! ...more
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
It seemed such a good premise but this book really struggled to hold my interst, the characters were flat, one dimensional and sometimes just downright unlikeable (and not intentionally). The story was all over the place at times and too light for me.
Just not for me for me

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Apr 14, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2021-books-read
Sequel to The Royal Runaway, and in classic sequel terms, fun story but not as good as the original. Picks up a few months after the first book ends and focuses on Thea’s recently-widowed sister Princess Caroline and what happens when Thea’s ex-fiancé tracks down Caroline where she is in hiding. Closes the storyline on Christian (the ex fiancé) while gently leaving open future story lines. If there’s another book in the series, I’ll definitely read it. If there’s not, I’ll be ok, which makes me ...more
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
With being a fan of  The Royal Runaway , I was over the moon when I heard about Caroline, Theodora's estranged sister, getting her own story in The Royal Bodyguard .  It didn't quite hit home with me like it did with Theodora's story, but I loved that we get to know Caroline a bit more and just their family, overall.
I'm becoming quite the fan of Lindsay's writing, she pulls you in from the very beginning. And even though I wasn't loving it as much as I hoped, I was engaged the whole t
Feb 25, 2021 rated it liked it
Actual rating: 2.75/5 but rounded up to 3/5
Bruin Mccon
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
The Royal Bodyguard is a romantic mystery novel. It’s the second in a series about Drieden royals.

First, Drieden is a made up European country. So this is heavily weighted to the fairy tale romance side of the coin. It’s a nice romance but as usual with a royal book, it’s hard to identify with a princess who has luxury estates all over the world, is followed by the paparazzi, falls in love with her bodyguard and dates billionaires. This is not reality for most people.

If you can ignore that piece
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
The Royal Bodyguard was a light romantic chick lit novel with a bit of an action plot. It was pure entertainment for anyone who needs a little royal fix. Here, Caroline was stripped of her titles when she married, and soon found herself widowed and alone. When she was discovered by someone thought to be dead, her former royal bodyguard took up the fight to protect her and her royal family’s name.

This was very light and fun! Caroline even made some royal jokes along the way, which made her likabl
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was okay.

It had a really good premise, and the plot seemed to flow really well except until the end. I felt a little confused, and very let down as the ending was really just kinda blah for me.

I also felt that I didn't get to know who Caroline or Hugh really were. I felt like I was only getting glimpses into their characters. More than midway through the book, I realised that the book was part of a series, so that was probably why I felt that I was missing certain parts of the story.

Rebecca Azizov
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
It's review time 🎧
Warning ⚠️: royal story, second book in a series, standalone.

Narrator score🎧 ;well the narrator was absalutly push, and very Royal like. She was nice and had a great voice.

Level of anxiety and sadness0😱😢: I can't say the book was sad at all it was very good but not sad per say. You had your complications and secrets

The book itself📖: I read this book like 4 weeks ago and it took me awhile to write this review because I don't really know what I think about the book the Storytelle
May 07, 2021 rated it liked it
I enjoyed it even though there were some inconsistencies. I wish there would have been more build up at the beginning about the relationship between the two main characters. It felt rushed, but did make more sense later. There were some moments that weren't aligned with the characters and seemed only there to move the plot forward Overall, I enjoyed the intrigue and romance. I will be reading the next in the series. ...more
Trish M
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
First, I did not expect it to be a Book 2 of Royal Runaway.
I love how different the story continues just because it has its own vibe...The adventure.continued on a pov of Caroline, different princess, different attitude.

The author manages to make the other Laurent shown to us.....

I was hoping to see other Laurent though 😉 (Book 3)
Jul 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
I think The Royal Bodyguard was better than The Royal Runaway. Caroline was much more realistic compared the Thea on terms of her rule breaking. Caroline was already an outcast when she decided to ignore her bodyguard. Thea on the other hand was a "perfect" princess who conviently followed Nick to move the story along. ...more
Apr 12, 2021 rated it liked it
the plot made ZERO sense and the main character was insufferable. BUT I did read it in two days so.
I recommend the first book, but feel free to skip this one.
Also WHY this cover?
On to the next royal book!
3 1/2 stars. I liked the characters but I think I liked the first one better. I'm guessing and hoping that there will be 2 more in the series for Henry and Sophie's stories. ...more
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Bit of a comedown from The Royal Runaway. The snappy, smart dialogue is gone and it is noticeably sillier.
Nikki Young
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay did it again! Love this world and the royal family. A great read and I want more!
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Not what I expected- in a good way! Caroline is smart, independent, fierce, and loves her family despite her circumstances. She teams up, often reluctantly, with Hugh who she knew from years past. Between them there is a great spark, but the story isn’t solely focused on that. There is plenty of mystery, action, and drama to suit everyone! I hadn’t read the first of this series, but that was no problem. You can jump into this one and follow it easy. You might have a bit more background though if ...more
Stephanie Panach
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
"Perfect princesses exist only in fairy-tales. Humans wear tiaras, my darling. Humans who deserve love and forgiveness, just like everyone else."

Caroline eloped with a race car driver. She was exiled from her family and stripped of her royal title. When her husband died in a crash, she further separated herself from everything by hiding from the world. Caroline has a very complicated history with her family - and a lot of secrets. Including her job as a reporter and her previous role as a gossip
Mar 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: realistic-fict
Bookaday #2. Disowned Princess Caroline is the focus of this part 2, not as strong as the original story featuring her sister Thea. I’m still interested if a part 3 might appear.
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A royally good romantic read full of drama, passion and suspense, The Royal Bodyguard is a heart-warming, emotional and enjoyable tale from a writer I’ve added to my must-buy list: Lindsay Emory.

Princess Caroline of Drieden had chosen love over duty to the crown and had eloped with a racing car driver, forfeiting her royal title and her family. However, now that her husband is dead, Caroline finds herself alone, exiled from her homeland and eking out a living writing shocking exposes under a pen
Jeeves Reads Romance
Fast-paced with plenty of mystery and a touch of suspense, there’s a lot to like about this royal romance. However, two things held me back from the loving it. The first thing is that I had no idea that this is actually the second book in a series, and isn’t a complete standalone. There were definitely moments where I felt like I was missing something, and things aren’t completely wrapped up at the end of the book. Secondly, the story is told completely from our heroine’s perspective, and while ...more
Feb 21, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: ruritanian, romance
Not your typical princess romance. There's art, secret societies, plots to overthrow the crown, and high-tech spy craft thrown into the mix. If you're thinking romance meets The Da Vinci Code... it's not quite like that, but it skirts the edges. Recommended if royal romances are your jam.

ETA: Changed my rating bc it pales in comparison to The Royal Runaway. Still an enjoyable read though.
Jessica (the naptime writer)
I received a complimentary ARC of this book from Netgalley but all opinions provided are my own.

3.5 stars

Lindsay Emory’s immensely readable The Royal Bodyguard is a dishy mix of entertainment and danger, with a scandalous formerly royal heroine and an honor-bound bodyguard determined to do all he can to resist her.

Part of Emory’s Royal Runaway world, this book focuses on Drieden Princess Thea’s sister, the former Princess Caroline. After eloping with a race car driver, Caroline was disinherited
It is told from Caroline's POV and it is a bit like she is talking to us at times - this is a writing style I tend to enjoy especially with ROM Com's for me it creates a stronger connection with the mc

Caroline seems to have a lot of secrets hiding in her closet and as the story progresses it looks as though if they were to be exposed not only might they be damaging to her personally (royal image and all that jazz) but they also might hurt those she cares about.
Curious it seems by nature and may
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is part of a series, which isn't indicated on Goodreads or on the information listed on NetGalley, this isn't an issue when reading the book, but it would be information I would like to see listed so I can find related books. 

There are substantial similarities to the British Royal Family (BRF), in fact, it's dedicated to Harry and Meghan which nearly put me off as I am not a fan of that relationship. Still, it is not a reimaging of the British Family. Yes, there are paparazzi issues, a
Steph's TBR
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
The Royal Bodyguard by Lindsay Emory is an interesting instalment in the Royal series.

Readers are invited back into the modern royal kingdom of Drieden, this time following Princess Thea's younger sister Caroline who was exiled after eloping with a race car driver. Now a widow, Caroline is trying to live a quiet life away from the spotlight when she runs into her older sister's ex-fiancé Christian, the same man everyone believes to be dead. Christian tempts Caroline with an exclusive tell-all s
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay so firstly a huge thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing for this Advance Reader's Copy.
I haven't read the first book in this series ' The Royal Runaway' so I had no idea what I was getting into but suprisingly I liked this one plenty. This book starts with princess Carolina of Drieden who was exiled from her own country when she broke rules and disgraced her family by running away with a race car driver Stavros. On the begining note we get to know that her stort marriage was not a h
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