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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lori Wilde Narrator: C. J. Critt Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jubilee, Texas Series Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9780062269041
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Brady Talmadge was a cowboy with five unbreakable rules:
1) Never pick up a pretty hitchhiker
2) Avoid damsels in distress
3) Never order chili at a truck stop
4) Always trust your gut
5) Never tell a lie . . .

This is what happened when he broke all his rules . . . and got into a whole lot of trouble!

On the run from an arranged marriage, Princess Annabella of Monesta dons the guise of a hitchhiking cowgirl. But when she finds herself drenched, alone, and hungry, she has no choice but to trust the tall Texas horse whisperer who offers her a ride. He's like no one she's ever known—a strong sexy man who says just what he thinks. And when one wild kiss leaves her breathless, she quickly realizes she'll give up everything to spend a lifetime of night times in his arms. But how can there be happily-ever-after with palace guards hot on her trail?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Once again Wilde creates a delightful romance, this time with a cowboy hero and a princess heroine. Add in a zany cast of dogs, horses, friends, and kids, as well as a mild mystery, and you have a story that is a joy to read.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Colby | 2/10/2014

    " another fantastic book by Lori Wilde "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ☼sunny☼ | 2/7/2014

    " I enjoyed the story as a fairy tale that it was. Roaming horse whisperer meets and falls in love with Princess running away from her life of responsibilty. It was contrived, sweet, the characters likeable but just not a knock your socks off kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/11/2014

    " Most romance novels cannot be accused of excessive realism, and Lori Wilde's The Cowboy and the Princess is no exception; as a matter of fact is is more unrealistic than most. He is a loner, but a man with lots of friends who love him. He doesn't want to settle down and doesn't think he is worthy of being loved. However, he has a way with horses. She's a princess from some small European country. She is supposed to marry the prince of another small European country in six weeks. It is a political match, not a love one, and she wants just one chance to be "normal" before her wedding. Her chance comes when the daughter of the ex-President of the US gets married. She goes to the compound to attend the wedding, and, with the help of the President's daughter, slips away from her bodyguards. She is on the highway hitchhiking when he picks her up. He takes her to a small town in Texas and she settles in for six weeks, taking a job in the store of a friend of his--oh, and he and she decide to have a fling. Each tells the other that s/he doesn't want anything more than a short fling, but along the way.... In the end they get their happily ever after but the ending is even more far-fetched than the beginning. Despite the far-fetched beginning and ending the middle is a really good story with strong characters. Anne has spent her whole life wanting to do what other kids do--get dirty, go to carnivals, eat concession stand food, but she was a princess and had to act like one, all the time. It must have been fun for Brady to see the wonder in her eyes as she experience all these new things in Texas. He was obviously curious about where she came from but he gave her the space she needed. It takes them a while, but eventually they are intimate before marriage, and while this is not the most explicit book I've ever read, I'd by no means put it in the "clean" romance category. I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via Edelweiss. I was not obligated to write a positive review. Grade: B "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 12/28/2013

    " I loved this one up to the very end, but there was just something about the ending that left me feeling let down. Brady and Annie were just delightful and I was charmed by their romance. The "princess from a fictional country with an arranged marriage" bit was quite a stretch but I was ok with that. I'm not sure what it was about the ending that was a disappointment, but it might be that it just had too much activity/information crammed into it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 12/26/2013

    " I thought that this was a very fun, flirty read. Annie was such a cute character and I loved getting to see her experience so many things for the first time. Brady was just right for her and helped her ease into a more normal life, even though he didn't know he was doing that at the time. I also liked that Joe and Mariah were also back in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky | 12/21/2013

    " Second in the Jubilee, Texas series, The Cowboy and the Princess is a story I could relate to. The princess didn't feel like she belonged until she landed in Jubilee, Texas and welcomed with open arms. The characters are there to support, protect and aid each other in time of need. Well-written and beautiful description of cowboy country. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyssa | 12/17/2013

    " As much as I enjoyed the jubilee universe, I absolutely was annoyed out of my mind by Annie in this book and figured out the plot about 10 pages in. I liked Brady and the rest of jubilee enough to keep reading and have it save the book, but the stilted way Annie was written drove me crazy. I know it was supposed to be purposeful because she was a princess and out of place but it just missed the mark and came off annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea Larson | 12/14/2013

    " This was not in the typical book category for me but it was good. It did have a little mystery to it which I liked and of course the romance was good. But like I said not my typical book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 The Year of Reading Scandalously | 12/3/2013

    " 2/2.5 stars: For me, this wasn't as engaging as the first book in the series. But that happens. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn T | 11/26/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. My only complaint is that the conflict is resolved in essentially one chapter. Other than that I found this book an entertaining diversion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jami | 11/21/2013

    " This is one of my most favorite Lori books. I loved the characters and the unique plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia Gould | 11/19/2013

    " first book of Lori's I've read and I enjoyed it and will be on the look out for more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Waterman | 10/29/2013

    " Cute storyline and great quick read. Loved it and recommend "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Moey17 | 5/28/2013

    " started slow, but i ended up really enjoying this one, just a cute simple love story. Brady was a great hero, the princess on the run plot device was silly and convenient at times, still it was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara Ellison | 4/13/2013

    " Cute, silly, forgettable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 2/6/2013

    " This book was really slow to move. I finished it, but felt link skipping to the end. "

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About the Author
Author Lori Wilde

Lori Wilde is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over seventy works of romantic fiction. She is a three-time RITA Award nominee and four-time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee, and she has won numerous other awards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and holds a certificate in nursing forensics. An animal lover, Lori is owned by several pets and lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.

About the Narrator

C. J. Critt is a veteran of Broadway, regional theater, poetry slams, and solo shows. Hailed “Spoken Word Queen” by the Dallas Observer, Critt is a produced writer-director, an Audie nominee, and a CableACE Award winner.