My Fair Princess
The Improper Princesses #1
By: Vanessa Kelly
Releasing August 30, 2016.
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?
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28109694-my-fair-princess
Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/172996-the-improper-princesses
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My Musings :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
It isn't often a reader finds a historical romance with all the ingredients to make it an awesome read. This witty romance with the right amount of humour, sentiment and action is one such book.
All the characters are perfectly crafted to fit the book. Or I can say that the book fits the characters. Either way, everything is drawn together to form the perfect fit for a reader's enjoyment. The heroine, Gillian is a feisty, stubborn and loyal person who doesn't compromise on her values. Her strength is obviously seen as the perfect balance to her naive and innocent look into the matters of the heart which makes her the perfect pair to Charles.
The hero, Charles,otherwise known as the Perfect Penley, astounds me with his respect for Gillian. He might be stern, aloof and propriety-minded but he does know how to cherish his lady love. His love is seen clearly in the various scenes in spite of his stuffiness. It isn't often that we find such a pairing and this is rare enough to be enjoyed.
The other characters who pop up throughout the book are various and add different touches to the tale. The jewel of the book is Gillian herself, though, with her endearing character. I didn't realise that this series is an offshoot of another series until the book hinted at an earlier story based on Griffin.
The romance was lightly sensual and didn't add a heavy air to the tale. The pace of the story was fine and the scenes flowed well arriving at the almost predictable end. I for one look forward to the next book in the series.
My rating : 5/5
Meet the Author :
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.
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