Published by Zebra on June 27th 2017
Genres: Historical, Romance
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In Vanessa Kelly's captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty--in the most improper way. But that doesn't stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . .
Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector . . . if he weren't too honorable to take her to bed.
It's bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton's greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can't deny. . .
Praise for Vanessa Kelly's Renegade Royals series"Will definitely resonate with fans of Mary Jo Putney and Joanne Bourne." --Booklist
"Kelly combines diverting dialogue, delightful surprises and finely tuned pacing to make this a winner." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Three Weeks With a Princess is the second book in Vanessa Kelly’s The Improper Princesses series. This series plays off her Royal Renegades series and is about the illegitimate daughters of titled men who are living their lives to the best of their abilities and fighting off the stigma of their birth.
Lia is the daughter of the Duke of York and comes from a long line of “notorious” women. She is raised by her grandmother who is a former mistress of a Marquess. Given her family’s reputation and her birth she doesn’t expect to have a fortuitous marriage so she doesn’t care what anyone thinks and won’t take advice or help from anyone.
Jack has a title he doesn’t want and that requires him to marry a woman with a substantial dowry. He wants to help Lia on her path to marriage and he wants to protect her, but he doesn’t consider her as a romantic option. They have been somewhat friends since childhood but Jack’s mother always made sure there was a distance created and kept. He doesn’t want to treat her like the other women in her family have been treated but she has little objection.
Gillian and Charles from book 1 are featured strongly in this book and I was glad to learn more about them. I loved their characters and Gillian could see what was happening and played a matchmaker of sorts. The banter between Lia and Jack was perfect and their arguments were humorous. I really enjoyed watching their relationship grow and change as well as Lia’s character development. I look forward to more in this series.