Review | The Royal Bodyguard by Lindsay Emory

Review | The Royal Bodyguard by Lindsay EmoryThe Royal Bodyguard by Lindsay Emory
Series | Royal #2
Release Date | November 11, 2019
Published by Entangled Publishing LLC (Amara)
Genres | Contemporary, Royal Romance, Bodyguard Romance
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon | Paperback
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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 the scoop of the century.

But Caroline's plans to uncover Christian's deception are foiled by the arrival of Hugh Konnor - her former bodyguard and Caroline's first - unrequited - love. When Hugh stubbornly refuses to leave her side, Caroline can't deny they make a good team.

As they unravel a web of deception that could bring down the House of Laurent, Caroline must decide how far she's willing to go to protect a family she feels deserted her - and whether the man who swore to guard her body can safely hold her heart.


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 time.

I was hoping for more of a connection between Caroline and Hugh. There’s definitely some history there and evident that they liked each other, but I wasn’t exactly feeling it.

I felt like we only got to see one side of Caroline and Hugh, and was wishing for a little bit development with their character. Caroline was so focused on her estrangement more than anything else. She even held it against her sister, which seemed a little uncalled for. However, I absolutely adore Theodora, so that could be why 😉

I loved the little reunion between Caroline and Theodora, even though it seemed a bit rough at first. With that being said, I still enjoyed this read and am definitely looking forward to the next one since one of the story arcs is still going.

major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Lindsay Emory

As a Texan and recovering sorority girl, Lindsay Emory has strong opinions on “real” football (soccer, duh), wine (bubbles, please), and wearing white after Labor Day (just don’t). Lindsay writes books with mystery and romance featuring cranky heroes and the sassy heroines who drive them crazy. She lives on the North Texas plains with two big dogs and her own cranky hero, drinking gimlets and raising two STEM warrior princesses.