Runaway Princess Bride by Lenora Worth

After making a serious misjudgment about the man she was about to marry, Cara escaped to the one place she always felt safe–her family’s ranch. She wants to evade the paparazzi and hide her near disastrous mistake from her family, while she tries to figure out what’s next. 

In need of peace after a tumultuous year supervising the building of Castle’s first technology store, Aidan Castle escapes to the Double L Ranch. When he enters the den, he’s shocked to find a woman sleeping in a wedding dress. Worse, he recognizes her as the beautiful socialite he kissed at Castle’s costume ball. He’d felt that night was special and when Cara left, he’d lost a little piece of his heart. 

Cara has no place to go, and Aidan’s not sure he wants to kick her out. When a winter storm traps them in, their attraction and bond become undeniable. Cara opens up and Aidan can’t resist playing white knight and offering to scrub all details of her secret love life to save grace with her powerful brother. But then, he discovers secrets that make him question everything. Can he trust her? 

Titles in the Castles of Dallas series include:  Undercover Princess – Lone Star Princess – Runaway Princess Bride

Title:  Runaway Princess Bride
Series:  Castles of Dallas #3
Author:  Lenora Worth
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 13, 2018
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Runaway Princess Bride is the third story in Lenora Worth’s Castles of Dallas series, and since all of the main characters in this series seem to have found their happy endings this may be the final story… but I’ve learned to never say done on any series.

Cara has barely escaped from a disastrous situation where she almost married a con man out for nothing more than money… lots of money.  Ashamed, scared and worried, Cara makes her escape back to Texas and the ranch where she’s intending to hide from the world, the media and her family.  But life doesn’t always work out as intended since the one man she didn’t want to run into is also staying at the ranch.  Together they’ll oust a conman who isn’t quite done with his mark just yet — and maybe fall in love along the way.

Cara and Aidan’s romance is a rather quick read that was an enjoyable one for the most part.  I, personally, had trouble connecting with Cara who doesn’t seem to know when to stop the little white lies or who to really trust, even when she should know better by now.  As I don’t want to risk spoilers I’m just going to leave it at that.  I’ve had fun with this series and it’s always a bittersweet moment when they, at least seem to be ending.  Tensions, white lies, doubts and one major troublemaker are making Cara and Aidan’s life… interesting.  Follow along as this couple learns to trust each other and put the bad guy in his place for good.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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