The Prince's Runaway Lover
(Men of the Zodiac #7)
by Robin Covington
The best way to secure his crown is to do the unthinkable...find a queen.
While Isabel Reynolds works in the palace gardens, she has no desire to draw the attention of the way-too-flirty, would-be king. For she's not the woman everyone thinks she is. Even if she wanted—or was tempted by— the promise of love, it would only end in disaster. Because while Isabel may be able to catch a king, her secrets would only destroy him...
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Nicholas is the "spare". He has lived his life mostly free of the responsibility of someday having to rule his country. Through a bitter twist of fate, he ends up being the heir to the throne. His life must change drastically or his family will lose their heritage.
Meeting Isabel on the grounds of the palace, he is immediately taken by her beauty and self-determination. She is different from the women he has seduced all over the world. She is also forbidden fruit... she is not what would be deemed as a suitable partner for a soon to be king.
This story is both delightful, poignant, and carrier of the lifelong message to follow your heart and do what is right. I read it in one sitting because I literally could not put it down. Loved it!