Lone Star Princess is the second instalment in Lenora Worth’s Castles of Dallas series. Each book can be read as a standalone as the author has crafted a story that stands perfectly well on its own while also offering a comprehensive backstory.
Annabelle Castle was the rebel of the family. Now her step-sister has given her an opportunity to prove herself. She is now head of displays for the glamorous Castle Department store. Her step-sister has given her the opportunity to put her stamp on a new store. Anxious to live up to the expectations she would rather not have the flirtatious and irresistible bodyguard her sister has assigned her.
Johnny Darrow is head of security for the flagship Castle store. He had his heart broken once before and refuses to risk it again. He has long been drawn to the rebellious Annabelle and could always see the woman she hid from the world. Now his boss wants him to keep her safe, being in such close quarters can only lead to disaster.
While I enjoyed the first in the series this was a let down for me. While I enjoyed Annabelle as a character I felt information about Johnny was drip fed to the reader and not in a cohesive manner. The romance felt stilted and while the first half of the book was good the second half was boring.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.