Lone Star Princess (Castles of Dallas #2)


Lenora Worth (Goodreads Author)
 3.71  ·   Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews

Annabelle Castle is a rebel without a cause…until her stepsister, the head of the glamorous Castle Department store, offers her the chance of a lifetime. Too bad the opportunity to finally play a role in the Castle’s future comes with strings attached—the man who gets under her skin.

Former cop Johnny Darrow is head of security for the Texas-based Castles. He excels at his job and nothing gets to him…except Annabelle. Even as he dragged Annabelle out of many public relations disasters with the paparazzi, he knew there was so much more to her than the headline-grabbing, rich girl. Now that she’s matured and determined to turn over a new leaf, he finds her irresistible. She’s smart, creative, and makes him feel things he hasn’t after a personal tragedy.

When Johnny’s assigned a job as Annabelle’s bodyguard, he must push his feelings aside. Can Johnny keep his focus to protect Annabelle or will his feelings for her put everything at risk?

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Lone Star Princess, the second book in the Castles of Dallas series was just as sweet and endearing as the first book Undercover Princess.  Another beautiful feel good romance.

In this story it picks up where the first book left off with Ellie taking over the Castles Legacy and engaged to Nico Lamon.  Annabelle is dealing with the fall out of her mothers crimes against the Castle Department stores and Ellie’s father, but Ellie believes in her and tries to make her life better for her.  When Ellie offers Annabelle the job of a lifetime she doubts that she can accomplish what Ellie wants.    Along with that Johnny Darrow, her secret crush has been assigned to watch over her.  Can these two pull this job off without ruining their friendship?

I really liked Annabelle.  She reminded me of myself in some ways.  She is creative and smart but doesn’t feel she is good enough.  Johnny is good looking and has a dark past.  He has been heartbroken before and it really did a number on him emotionally.  Reading about these two as they develop their feelings for one another, was an amazing journey.  The banter between them is great, light-hearted and  fun.  Along with their story we are introduced to new characters that I am sure we will see in future books.  I am in love with the employees of Castle Department Stores.  They are an interesting mix of people and their world is so entertaining.  I am looking forward to more books from this series.

Overall this book was wonderful.  It was fun and engaging.  I really enjoyed all the characters and the world that the author has created.  The story flows smoothly and at a steady pace.  A real feel good romance that will make your heart melt.

4 star


About Lenora Worth

Lenora Worth writes fiction for Harlequin’s Love Inspired and sweet romance for Tule Publishing. She also helped launch the Rodeo Knights Western Romance imprint. Her LIS Body of Evidence made the NY Times Bestseller list in Mass Market Paperbacks and she is also a USA Today and Publishers Weekly Bestselling author. Bayou Sweetheart was nominated for an RT Reviewers Choice Award. Three of her books have been nominated for the ACFW Carol Award. Lenora has written over 70 books and has an estimated 3 million books in print. She loves cheesecake, shoe shopping, walking on the beach and reading.



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