In Shining Armor (Runaway Princess: Flicka #2)

In Shining Armor (Runaway Princess: Flicka #2)

by Blair Babylon

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BN ID: 2940159060815
Publisher: Malachite Publishing LLC
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Series: Runaway Princess: Flicka Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 952
File size: 425 KB

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Blair Babylon is an award-winning author who regularly publishes contemporary romance and romantic suspense fiction. After writing literary fiction where reviews usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy, erotic romance with crazy, breakneck plot turns.

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In Shining Armor 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Debbie Turk More than 1 year ago
Well, the ARC landed in my e-reader on my birthday, of all days, I couldn't have asked for a better day for it's arrival!! Thank you I waited for my purchased copy to arrive, today 8th May, to start & complete a re-read & write my review Book 2 'In Shining Armor', takes us back to Dieter's Hotel room. It's the morning after Flicka escaped from Pierre, to Dieter's room & safety. It goes into more detail, explaining how he gets Flicka away from Montreux, Switzerland to Paris, France!! It also goes into more depth about their friendship from when she was a child, as she continued to grow up & then into the year long relationship Dieter & Flicka had in London 2 years prior. This was fascinating & I think imperative for us readers!! It explained an awful lot that many of us 'super fans' weren't sure about. Of course it's written by Blair so we're still left with a billion more questions unanswered I have to say about this part, they were smoking hot together!!! Excellent job Blair, keep getting inspiration where ever you find it When the story came back to the 'present' it was full of tension & the constant potential for disaster & danger at any moment was palpable!! Fingernails were bitten to stubs I'm trying not to include spoilers as I HATE them in reviews but it's SO hard!!! There's was so much information included or teased. Ok some we may have guessed at, other bits we thought were possibilities but this is the most Wiley Author I know & I don't trust ANYTHING until I've read it in the book & that Series is fully complete She's a demon for putting twists in her story's & as this is a Fairy Tale I'm anticipating bigger twists than ever I mean she flat out fibbed (a nice way of saying lied/wriggled out of/disembled etc) for FOUR years about the storyline for book 1 #Genius This installment of Runaway Billionaire's, In Shining Armor, Flicka #2 is, in a word, BRILLIANT!!! We get to learn so much more about Dieter & his past. His fears & his love for two beautiful blondes We also see Flicka being as vulnerable as she is capable of right now. Her training as a Royal, that deep seated strength, is what's holding her together at the moment, well that and her burning fury!!! I think certain people need to run & hide once our beautiful Princess gets through this awful time. Once she's pulled herself together she is going to burn Pierre's world to the ground!!! That's my hope anyway!! Another unmissable read, thank you Especially for the 'wandering shlong' Debbie, 1970, UK
Anonymous 3 months ago
What a rollercoaster ride this book will take you on. Generally I don't appreciate that a story isn't completed at the end of the book but with each of these books over 200 pages long, that would be one looong book! Actually, each book includes a complete adventure and leaves with another beginning. It's your decision whether or not to continue. I'm going to continue until Flicka has come through the other side. To the life she has been looking for, with the man she has been waiting for. J
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like it. When is Flicka's next adventure coming out, and what title will you give it?
Iona Cabot More than 1 year ago
It took me 7 1/2 hours to read this one. I had to put it down alot and walk around. Then pick it up, re-group and plunge forward. Blair has such dedication to the soul, the idiosyncracies and nuances of Flicka and Dieter. The gritty facts aren't lingered over like dessert at a feast (very thankfully), like some authors have revelled in. Neither are the readers left to wonder how such events could be shucked aside, for life to continue as if normal again. I knew this book was not the end of the story, with improbably tied up plot lines(which Blair NEVER does). Yet, when I saw 80% read come and go on my Fire, my heart started pounding. So, then I'm at the end of this story and I groaned! Another Month ++ until book 3!! Then I cried. The note at the end, about the statistics representing too many women and children! I really cried, of course I know how likely those statistics occur in every woman's life or in her circle of friends. My Lan Ta!! Blair, you really knocked this book out of the park!! Flicka's evolution. Then finally, we get peeks into where Dieter has evolved from. So much time until book #3!
LadybugASA0519 More than 1 year ago
Flicka’s story continues In Shining Armor. This books is more from Dieter’s point of view and follows them as they escape from Switzerland and Flicka’s rat bastard of a husband. After he assaults her, Dieter comforts her, protects her, loves her and remembers their shared history. We get to know how they feel in love before and why he left her back the. The book ends with an extravagant gesture on Dieters part that is completely out of character for him. This gesture makes it easier for all the people looking for them - Wulf, Flicka’s brother, Pierre, Flicka’s terrible husband and Swiss bankers, Dieters long lost family - to find them. The story continues in A Faraway Land. Blair does it again with her amazing twisty turns HOT stories that will leaving you desperate for more.
ANA RITA CLEMENTE More than 1 year ago
I really need a break from so much stuff but I can't give up on books. I can't and that's a fact. I think that reading is what makes me sane and I can't stop even if I wanted to. Blair Babylon is one of the many responsibles for this addiction of mine and I make sure to thank her for that. Her writing is hot and wild, full of meaning and feelings with a touch of drama into the plot. Each book is special and I always want more. In Shining Armor is her latest release and it's the second book from the Runaway Princess Bride series and I need to tell you something. This book is not a standalone therefor you should read Once Upon a Time first and then go from there. This book continues to tell the stories of Flicka and Dieter. So, like you already know Flicka is trying to escape her cheating soon to be ex husband and with Dieter's help she hopes to achieve it. She's in great danger because no one can predict what that man can do. This book also focus on their pasts, how they meet and how they got together. But how can I say more about this book without spoil? I can't. I really can't. This book is way more intense than the first one. The danger is lurking in every corner and that made this reading even more exciting. The plot is amazing, very well written, super engaging and stunning. Each chapter made me more nervous than the latest and I was beyond happy. The level of suspense is through the roof and I almost got insane, almost. Oh Blair this series is getting better by the minute and I'm loving every second of it. It's a different writing from what you gave me in the past but it also amazing and I can't wait for book 3. Will it take to long to arrive? Please say no... Please. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First by train to Paris, then by car/van/car to meet a lawyer, and off to Las Vegas by plane, Dieter aids Flicka in escaping Pierre's minions as she seeks to sever ties with the abusive rat. Pretty melodramtic sounding put that way, but this second phase of their journey is filled with deeply touching and emotional moments as their past happier times and the rawness and angst of their separation is laid out. There are also secrets of Dieter's family and connections brought into play. I believe this is the best and most intricate storyline the author has written to date. I can not wait for the rest of this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, as I do all of the books that Blair Babylon writes. The plot of this book is beautifully complex, with well developed characters. Definitelwell worth the read.
janice1231 More than 1 year ago
A Review of In Shining Armor: Runaway Billionaires - Flicka, Book 2 by Blair Babylon Flicka's story continues - 5+++++ Stars I ABSO-freaking-LUTELY LOVE the cover for this book. I can't say enough about Blair Babylon and her writing style. I love everything I read by this author and I am totally engrossed in Flicka's story right now. There are sooooo many things I wish I could tell you, but I don't want to spoil it for others. But I am already looking forward to the next book in this story. I'm hoping to actually see more of Rae in that one. AND I love the fact that I think I know one of the deep secrets that Ms. Babylon has been keeping in regards to this story. This storyline holds a special place in my heart simply for the main situation that is dealt with and how it affects those involved. Make sure you pick this one up as soon as you can. It is definitely going on my top ten favorite books of this year. **Honest review voluntarily provided from a Complimentary Copy**
NancyWI More than 1 year ago
What do you find in the muck??? If you are Flicka, a Knight in Shining Armor! We’ve all made mistakes, done things that we regret, and wish we could do over. Flicka and Dieter are no different than the rest of us. They both have things that they regret, wishing that they could just turn back the clock, and make the “right” decisions. Flicka is trying to escape from Pierre, who is obsessed with keeping his place in the royal line, and will do anything it takes to try and make sure it happens. Dieter says that his life started when he joined the military. He has done things is the past he’s ashamed of so now, he is doing his best to be a better man. Dieter has been keeping her safe for years so when Flicka needs protection, Dieter is the person she turns to. The past and present collide and the sparks fly. We find out quite a lot about their earlier interactions, and how they ended up together. Many of the missing pieces of their story are answered in this book. The information helps, but also leaves you with more questions, and just wishing for more. This part of their story does have a cliffhanger, but the next book will be out soon. (Not soon enough, for Blair fans, but in a couple of weeks) I highly recommend this book. Blair’s stories never disappoint and the story just keeps getting better. I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review, but also purchased this book.
booknooknuts More than 1 year ago
The author picks up right where book one left us. Flicka is still on the run, and things are heating up in many ways literally. Dieter oh my Dieter has become my number one hero. Flicka has some hope for an annulment and then poof. Pierre' men are closing in and then bang. Oh, yea things are going down, and it's Dieter driving the train wreck that is bound to happen. Alas not in this story we have a cliffhanger, and I am so looking forward to what will happen. This book gives us much more backstory into Dieter who has always clung in the shadows although I still want to know so much more. And what is Wulf gonna do when he finds everything out? Well, we must wait till then, grab this book you don't want to miss a thing.
LilMsReadsALOT1 More than 1 year ago
This book was a first for me. Normally I get a book and I devour it, reading an entire book in one single sitting. When I first learned that Flicka and Dieter would be getting their stories-- not separately, but falling in love to each other- I was beyond thrilled! I could not imagine partners more perfectly suited for one another than these two. When "In Shining Armor", the second book in the series, was released I vowed that I, for once, would be a different reader. It took me 4 days to read a book that normally would have taken me a matter of hours. I thoroughly read every chapter savoring each individual word. Author Blair Babylon knows how to entice her readers with vivid detail, tales of sensual love making, intelligent yet at times witty conversation.... this book drew me in and forced me to slow down so that I could truly cherish reading Flicka and Dieter's story. Despite my attempts to drag out reading their story, I eventually came to the end of Book 2 leaving me impatient for the release of the next installment. I am horrible at delayed gratification. I sure hope that Book 3 gets released ASAP! I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Read Copy of this book, LOVED it so much, I bought a copy for myself.
Daisy_C More than 1 year ago
It picks up right where Once Upon A Time left off and continues with the fast paced read. I love their story and can't wait to see what the next book brings. Recommend this second part to their story.
Shadowplay4u More than 1 year ago
In Shining Armor is an exquisite, no holds barred fabulous sequel to Once Upon a Time. This story will lead you on a journey of epic proportions. You will find a soul deep courage that will help you crawl out of the blackest pit, reunite with the fiercest and purest love, and fight for brightest hope that you can ever imagine. No one can deny that this story will have ripple effects into the lives of many, and I hope that you hold onto the good, pure, and real things in this life. Those are the only things that make life worth living. Flicka has found herself in a dangerous and devastating situation. This was something she never saw coming and could never have imagined. Can she find a way to escape the hell she finds herself in, or will she walk into another heart breaking situation that will leave shattered and broken for life? Dieter is pulled back into a world that he thought he left behind. Unfortunately, fate sometimes sees fit to give us what we want, but in the most torturous of ways. Can Dieter keep Flicka safe from the one man who threatens to break and destroy his only true love? When push comes to shove, people find themselves doing things they never would ever considered under normal circumstances. Unfortunately keeping everyone guessing may the only thing that stays Flicka alive. Flicka and Dieter have been on my mind for the longest time, and now that I see their story unfolds before me, I am in heavenly awe. There is so much for these two need to work out, but if they listen with an open and loving heart, they might just find their perfect happily ever after. Watching Flicka grow into a gorgeous, determined, and feisty woman gave me a new respect for her, and likewise watching Dieter grow into a more mature man gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation of this complex man that I have fallen hard for. These two fit so perfectly together that it brought tears to my eyes a few times. Blair Babylon is really outdoing herself with this series. It is so different and yet still holds her trademark touch and huge heart. No one can write these stories better then Blair, and no one can make me feel so deeply and so thoroughly. Her books are truly the pinnacle of romantic suspense, and her talent is nothing less than a true and accomplished master. What a brilliant and spectacular masterpiece that you don’t want to miss!
ledLD More than 1 year ago
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!
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
Dieter! Swoon! 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. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***