The Cowboy and the Princess (Jubilee, Texas Series #2)

The Cowboy and the Princess (Jubilee, Texas Series #2)

by Lori Wilde

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Welcome back to Jubilee, Texas, where New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde romantically pairs a beautifully princess with Texas royalty: a rugged, totally hot, real-live cowboy! Wilde’s Jubilee novels celebrate homespun, small-town love—a treat for readers of the contemporary romance fiction of Sherryl Woods, Susan Wiggs and Susan Mallery—and her sexy cowboy heroes are sure to make Linda Lael Miller fans swoon. Nobody can resist these handsome, muscular, outdoorsy American icons, especially not the royal runaway bride in The Cowboy and the Princess, who unexpectedly finds her heart’s true desire in blue jeans smack-dab in the middle of America’s Southwest. You won’t want to miss the fireworks when these two worlds romantically collide!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062047779
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Series: Jubilee, Texas Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 700,722
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Lori Wilde is the New York TimesUSA Today and Publishers’ Weekly bestselling author of 87 works of romantic fiction. She’s a three-time Romance Writers’ of America RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Readers’ Choice Award. She has won numerous other awards as well. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, with more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her breakout novel, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a TV movie.

Lori is a registered nurse with a BSN from Texas Christian University. She holds a certificate in forensics and is also a certified yoga instructor.

A fifth-generation Texan, Lori lives with her husband, Bill, in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World; where they run Epiphany Orchards, a writing/creativity retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul.

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The Cowboy and the Princess 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Cowboy and the Princess by Lori Wilde Brady Talmadge has rules for his life but he's tested them all out at one time or another. He picks up Annie Coste hitchhiking and buys her a meal as he tells her about his profession of being a horse whisperer of sorts and that he lives in his moveable trailer. She gets the wrong idea and thinks he's homeless. She has a small dog in her satchel on her big adventure. She is a princess with an arranged marriage but she's run away from her bodyguards to experience what normal life is. He protects her by kissing her when the bodyguards show up looking for her and then he saves her from the man dragging her away assuming she's a prostitute. She's led a very sheltered life and doesn't even speak the way others on the outside do. She'd be happy to just have a few hours living a normal life and thinks how fortunate if the time was longer. When she realizes she has more time she wants him to make love to her. Love the 'you know you're a princess' sayings at the beginning of the chapters, so funny some of them. He knows she's hiding from others but won't speak of that anymore and he knows she holds herself regal and she has no idea what some everyday phrases mean. So many mysteries about her. She meets his friends and gets a job with the wedding planner and even a cabin to stay at while she's there working. Love the slow stride of lovemaking scenes, quite hot and steamy, just the perfect blend for this book. Love reading about the rodeo and horses and what he has to go through in hopes of curing the sick one, Miracle. When a family emergency occurs he has the choice to step up to the plate and settle down or continue going where the work is... She also has a family emergency that leaves her with many choices ....
reedreader More than 1 year ago
Really sweet and funny...I love Lori Wilde and this one didn't dissappoint. Romance junkies will adore this couple!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy reading this author. This book was fantastic couldn't put it down.
dayzd89 More than 1 year ago
This is my first time reading a Lori Wilder book and I was pleasantly surprised by the story. There are funny moments here, but it is balanced by much more serious moments, too. I wasn't expecting to like the princess so much, either. I really like Annabella as a character and found myself laughing along with her. Brady is a good guy, even though he annoyed me sometimes with his dialogue early on, something which changed later on in the novel. I love when novels are detailed in setting and description so this made the story very enjoyable for me to read. Lori kept me kept me guessing on what was going to happen next, too. I kept having the feeling that she was going to get caught many times throughout the story! Also, I like the surprises toward the end of the novel that really threw some of the characters in for a loop. I was definitely not expecting those. Sometimes I can tell when something is going to happen in a book, but that wasn't the case with this one. Overall, a really cute story and a new twist on a fairy tale ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Great book for a fast read. Put a smile on my face :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steals your heart
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Review Blog The Princess and the Cowboy is the second book in the Jubilee, Texas series. However, it isn't necessary for you to have read the first book. These two books can stand alone. Brady Talmadge is a cowboy with a dark past contributing to his five unbreakable rules. At the age of fifteen, Brady ran away from an abusive home and ended up being taken in by Dutch Callahan of Jubilee, Texas. Dutch taught Brady how to take care of horses. Over the course of fourteen years, Brady became so good he became known as "The Horse Whisperer", for his ability to heal and rehabilitate injured horses. Princess Annabella (Annie) is a twenty four year old princess scheduled to be married off to Prince Theodore of Dubinstein, a man she does not love, but feels it is her royal duty to. Throughout Annie's entire life, she has lived a very quiet, extremely closed off, sheltered life behind the walls of Farrington Palace. With her marriage fast approaching, Annie and her friend, Echo, come up with a plan to get Annie her six week adventure of a lifetime, before she settles down. Every girl dreams of being a princess, when they're young. This story is what happens when the princess just wants to be an ordinary girl, loved and cared for simply because she is herself and NOT a princess. What would you do, if you were offered everything you didn't even know you wanted? Would your life still be a fairy tale come true? With The Cowboy and the Princess, you will find out. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, "Everyone is scared. Bravery is being scared and doing what you have to do anyway." This book is full of surprises. Just when you think you have things figured out, think again. The Cowboy and the Princess is funny and tear jerking at the same time. I will admit this review was hard for me to write, without giving away spoilers. I really enjoyed this book. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series A Cowboy for Christmas and going back to read the first book, The Cowboy Takes a Bride. I received this book from the author, with the hopes that I would read and post a review.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog Reviewed by JoAnne Review Copy Provided by Edelweiss I have liked other books by Lori Wilde and I was looking forward to reading this uncorrected proof. Although different from her Twilight, Texas series or her stand alone books I was not disappointed. I was immediately drawn in to the story and didn’t want to put it down. The premise was unexpected but believable. I loved the You might be a princess if… that was at the beginning of each new chapter. There was immediate chemistry between Brady and Annie although neither one wanted to acknowledge it. Their friendship grew in a realistic way but also had you rooting for them to feel more and mean more to each other throughout. There was romance – steamy at times, as well as adventures, action, tears, laughter, friendship, and love. There was the happily ever after that had unexpected twists and turns and kept you guessing. I felt there was closure to the storyline but was excited to see that this book is part of a series and we’ll be back to visit Jubilee, Texas in at least one more book. The characters were well fleshed out that you wanted to learn all you could about them. The Cowboy and the Princess is actually book 2 in the series and I look forward to reading book 1, The Cowboy Takes a Bride, so I can find out how we were introduced to the characters. If you haven’t read books by Wilde before, give her a try. You’ll be glad you did! Favorite Quote: The twirling and swirling was normal. Right? It was a swiveling car in a twisty haunted house. That was why she felt so topsy-turvy. No other reason. It had absolutely nothing to do with Brady’s quick, wicked tongue and the long, slow way he wielded it. His fingertips hooked under her chin. Annie parted her teeth. He took full advantage. A conqueror invading a new country. She surrendered. Running up the white flag without one sliver of resistance. Pathetic. She was completely pathetic.
BeachBabyAtHeart More than 1 year ago
Let me start out by stating that I usually like Lori Wilde's books. This one however, was way too silly. A Princess that is at a truck stop and the "white knight" cowboy just happens to stop there? Then she gets in the truck with him and goes wherever he is going?? stupid is she? Then everyone she meets is so nice and helpful. Again...really? I should have known from the title but I thought I would give it a try. My recommendation to others is don't!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This could have been a good story. But story was cheesey, empty and boring. Sooooo predictable. Dont bother!
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Joey44 More than 1 year ago
Annie is a princess of a very small country who wants to have an adventure before she has to marry a prince of another very small country.  That is happening in six weeks so she escapes while attending a wedding in the United States. Brady sees her hitchhiking in the rain so gives her a ride.  His plan is to take her to the nearest truck stop and drop her off. Instead he takes to with him to the small town of Jubilee where he has a job.  Annie gets a job there and a place to stay. Since Annie is really a princess she doesn't have any idea how regular people behave and has a difficult time looking after herself.  She has always had other people to do everything for her which is one of the reasons she wants this adventure. I loved the way the author showed Annie being prim and proper as she was trained to be but also had Annie try to fit in with the people in Texas. Annie had expected her adventure to be just like the one she watched in the movie Roman Holiday and was very surprised when she finally realized that her adventure was affecting all the people she was meeting. Brady has never wanted to settle down so he struggled with his feelings for Annie as they grew. There were a couple of wonderful surprises near the end that helped with the HEA. I recommend this well written, fun romance.
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havasudeb More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how quickly I got attached to the characters. Great read.
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This adventure is very unexpected but pleasant. It does have suspense. I have read other books by this author and wouldboatbon do so again.I would not recommend it for a book club discussion.
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
I love this series, having read 'The Cowboy Takes a Bride', and immediately searching for more from this author. The series is set in Jubilee, Texas, where the cowboys are hot and their romances even hotter! I love Brady and his 5 rules: 1)Never pick up a pretty hitchhiker. This rule...and the others...quickly fly out his pickup truck window when he picks up a beautiful hitchhiker! There's friction and sexual tension between the two, and you'll love reading how they unravel all the tangled webs of love and lies. Lori Wilde is definitely one of my favorite authors!
dpchapman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Slightly cheesy at the beginning, The Cowboy and the Princess is a book that grows on you until you can¿t put it down. This delightful mix of The Horse Whisperer and Roman Holiday make for a fun cowboy story.Princess Annabella of Monesta has 6 weeks until she weds a balding, playboy prince who she is betrothed to. She and her dog Lady Astor escape the life of luxury and are rescued by a cowboy named Brady Talmadge and his dog. He ends up buying her chili at a truck stop and then taking them with him to Jubilee, TX where he has a job to work with a horse that was injured. Annie (Princess Annabella) soon settles in and gets her own place and a job in town. She and Brady slowly fall for each other but the secret she is keeping comes in between them.This sweet, lighthearted read has a twist at the end that I was not expecting. The romance was a bit slow paced but I fell in love with characters and their dogs! The Cowboy and the Princess is the second in the Jubilee, Texas series. I have not read the first in the series but I never felt that I was missing anything. This is a great standalone book and I recommended it to anyone who loves a cowboy romance!
Cats57 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Cowboy and the Princess by Lori Wilde*ARC Supplied by Publisher*Take Audrey Hepburn¿s ¿Roman Holiday¿ and set it in modern times and then to really make it interesting add cowboys, a horse whisperer and red-hot lust. What really bothered me about this book is how I cried at the ending. I was literally sobbing during the scene when they are saying their good-byes. I mean how can we really expect a good resolution with a couple such as this? We are talking about a horse whisperer and the Princess of the second smallest country in the world! Moreover, she is engaged to marry the Prince of the smallest country in the world---one who happens to be much older than she is and then produce an heir! For the life of me, I could see no way this book could have had a resolution. As you can tell by now, this is a novel about a Princess that wants to experience what the world and life is like if she weren¿t a ¿well¿Princess. One rainy night as Brady Talmadge is fighting the elements towards his next job, a job that has him staying with very close friends, he notices someone hitchhiking. This someone is small, pale and soaked and against his better judgment and the rules he has set up for himself, he picks this person up. Soon he realizes that he has picked up more than he bargained for! And so the story begins.It is a slow paced but very interesting and well-written look at what cowboy life and the life in a small Texas town looks like to a sophisticated and quite naïve young lady. Iyt is also a story about what happens to a relationship when full disclosure isn¿t practiced on both of the couples part. It is wonderful seeing how the sparks fly, but that that Ms Wilde chooses to not allow the characters to get a head of themselves, as it were. Ms Wilde writes romance that is hot in the fact that the main characters don¿t always jump on each other before a relationship blossoms. So never fear, Ms Wilde does find a way to resolve the issue of the Princess and the Cowboy!Have the tissues ready and have yourself a good cry and a wonderful read.
Rhodes123 More than 1 year ago
The Cowboy and the Princess Author: Lori Wilde I'm a huge fan of Lori Wilde! I liked this book but not as much as the Cowboy Takes a Bride, Texas Series #1, because I found it a little slower in reading. Brady Talmadge is a cowboy, horse whisperer. He tows his home behind him and has a dog named Trampas. He comes upon a hitch-hiker, Annie Coste, who is really a real life princess, Annabella Farrington of Monesta. She just wants to live for the next 6 wks in America, soak up as much as she can and do what she can before she heads back home to her arranged marriage. She has a Yorkie, named Lady Astor. The story line of the attraction between these two are believeable. They have undeniable lust for each other but they with hold on hitting the sheets until they know each other better. They both have secrets and they all come out in the end which brings tears to the eyes. Love the story of the dogs, that was a tale in itself... I'm glad you didn't leave out the previous characters, their stories kept on going, and to me that was a bonus. Jack learns he's a father, he has a 3 month old daughter, Orchid. He wants custody, Annie helps with that. This part was very endearing. The ending was great! A tear jerker. End it were it started on a highway at night and include a truck stop. But don't stop there! Annie is home and learns she's really not a princess and her nursemaid is her real mother. She doesn't want to hurt her family and reveal secrets so she goes forth with the wedding. Her mother, has other ideas and comes to the rescue. Now, they ALL Live Happily Ever After! This is a good read. I'm still a fan and can't wait for the next one in the series. The excerpt of it rocked!
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