In Shining Armor
Flicka won’t allow herself to be terrified.
She’s on the run from her cheating, soon-to-be ex-husband Prince Pierre and his Secret Service, and she doesn’t have a passport, credit cards, or money. She needs to get to Paris to talk to her lawyers about divorcing that bastard.
The only thing standing between her and the cheating prince is Dieter Schwarz, her bodyguard, her protector, and her ex-lover. He’s six feet, four inches of sarcasm, black humor, and rock-hard muscle. A former Swiss mercenary, now he owns and operates Rogue Security—a band of former special operations soldiers, SEALs, hackers, and spies—which will take any dirty covert operation for the right price.
But the Secret Service is tracking her, and even Dieter and the Rogues might not be able to keep her safe from her ex.
And once again, she’s falling in love with Dieter, which might be the most dangerous thing of all.
In Shining Armor is book two of the Runaway Princess series and it picks up where book one left off, the aftermath of Flicka's encounter with her horrible, soon-to-be ex-husband. She awakens hurting all over and it takes her a bit to remember what happened. While Blair Babylon does a pretty good job of recapping some of the things from Once Upon a Time you really need to read it first.
Dieter is working to arrange things so that they can get out of the country; no small feat since Flicka doesn't have her passport. We also learn a bit more about Dieter in this one; he's not exactly who he says he is.
Dieter would die to protect Flicka but it still hurts him to be lying to his best friend, Wulf, who is also Flick's brother. He must lie because there is too much danger for Flicka if others know where she is; her ex-husband has said he will kill her if she won't come back and live with him in Monaco.
This book is an adventure ride as well as a continuation of the love story between Flicka and Dieter. How they get out of the country, and then how they nearly don't elude the bad guys, kept me on the edge of my seat during much of the story.
This is another wonderful story by Blair Babylon and I can't wait for the next part to come out next month. The teaser for In A Faraway Land found at the end of In Shining Armor was the worst kind of teaser and made me want the next book even more than I already did.
As I said in my review of book one, I'm not a fan of cliffhangers. However, Blair Babylon's writing is brilliant and she has never failed to publish the conclusion to a series once it has started. She also doesn't take what should be one book and chop it into parts. Book one was over 300 pages long and this one is over 200.
I have no doubt that book three will be just as satisfying as the first two. This is one of those series that I can't wait to know the end and yet I know I won't want it to end. It's a good thing that Blair already has several other stories planned out.
While I received an advanced copy of this book so that I could leave a review on release day, I also purchased a copy and my review was not influenced by the author.
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In Shining Armour
After reading the trilogy book, I was worn out! This book dragged in a few places. We already know how it turned out. He marries Flicka, raises the little girl and is pregnant!
Hot anticipation for the next book, is how this story left me. Much of the back story is here between the two main characters, along with plenty of steam, heartbreak, intrigue and action. This second book is a must read, but don’t start it without reading the first. Such a good read! Blair rocks!