The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .
MY FAIR PRINCESS by Vanessa Kelly
Improper Princesses #1
Releasing Aug 30th, 2016 from Zebra
First, Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .
Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.
Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?
Gillian grew up in Italy with her mom and stepdad. They basically let her run wild and do whatever she pleased. When her stepdad is killed, Gillian is out for revenge and goes hunting bandits. To keep her out of harm’s way she is sent to England to find a suitable husband. Charles decides he is going to help turn Gillian into a debutante but his desire for her may be too much.
I really enjoyed this book. I love historical romances and I loved the how Gillian didn’t care that she was supposed to be a lady and went after the bandits. That’s not something you see too often in historical works. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for the next book in this series.
Rating: 4 stars
Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.” Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. Her current series, The Renegade Royals is a national bestseller. Vanessa also writes USA Today bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the pen name of VK Sykes.