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Three Weeks with a Princess

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by Vanessa Kelly

WEEKS WITH A PRINCESS, book 2 in The Improper Princesses Series,

is out today, June 27th at the special price of only $4.99 in digital! 

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Publisher’s Description:

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 . 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.a respectable marriage

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. . .

My Thoughts:

This is book #2 of The Improper Princesses series, a spin-off of the Renegade Royals books. Book #1 “My Fair Princess” is an engaging title, but “Three weeks With a Princess” is even more so.

As usual, Vanessa Kelly has spun an entertaining and engaging tale of a young woman who is an illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, but has no notion of her connection to the royal family.

With a touch of mystery, an abduction to a brothel and a friendship that has grown to something much more, this is another delightful read from one of my favorite authors.

Lia has grown up happily in the country living with her grandmother who was the former mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale. Because of her connection to her actress mother and her courtesan grandmother she has little or no hope for a respectable marriage. She grew up with the young heir to the title as her one and only friend.

Jack is the grandson of the Marquess of Lendale and the heir to the title which he never wanted. As fate would have it  he inherits the title and the property which is in dire straits.

Now Lia has grown into a beautiful and desirable young woman and Jack’s thoughts of her are certainly not those of a friend, but of a potential lover.

Jack needs to marry and marry well to an heiress with coin to spare in order to save the property and title he has inherited. He instead desires Lia who is most assuredly not the proper choice.

Will these two friend’s attraction for each other turn into something more lasting than mere friendship?

I loved this book with its enchanting and well-developed characters. I gave it 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.
The chemistry and physical interaction between our hero and heroine combust in very heated encounters.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I have read and reviewed voluntarily.


SALE!!

Two of Vanessa’s Renegade Royals books

are on sale for only $1.99!

Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom

Renegade Royal Book 2

by Vanessa Kelly

     

Publisher’s Description:

cv-confessions-royalThey are the Renegade Royals, illegitimate sons of the Royal Princes, each finding his rightful place in society–and the woman destined to be his perfect match. . .Some men are born into scandal. Others pursue it with a passion. Griffin Steele, secret son of the Duke of Cumberland, is guilty on both counts. Yet somehow London’s most notorious scoundrel has been saddled with an abandoned baby boy–and with the unflappable, intriguing spinster summoned to nurse him. . .

Justine Brightmore may be a viscount’s niece, but she’s also a spy’s daughter, determined to safeguard the infant when his suspected royal parentage makes him a target. Yet how to protect herself from the rakish Griffin? Marriage might shield her reputation, but it can only imperil her heart, especially with a groom intent on delicious seduction. . .

“Has all the elements of my favorite novels–a bad boy hero, a spirited heroine, a dash of intrigue, and a sizzling romance. Put her on your auto-buy list;you won’t be disappointed.” –Shana Galen


How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy

Renegade Royal Book 3

by Vanessa Kelly

     

Publisher’s Description:

cv-plan-weddingWhether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with…

A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers…

Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it. Should she slap him—or seduce him? Even as she tries to decide, scandal pushes her toward marriage with a man she can neither trust nor resist—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy…

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)


About The Author:

Vanessa-KellyVanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestselling, 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.

Vanessa’s previous series, The Renegade Royals, was a national bestseller. She is currently writing a new spin-off series called The Improper Princesses. My Fair Princess, book 1, was named a Goodreads Romance of the Month and is a USA Today and BookScan bestseller.

Vanessa spends most of the year in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, but she’s lucky enough to spend some of the winter in Florida.  When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency novel, she’s writing USA Today Bestselling books with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes. She’s also a member of  The Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors who write royalty-themed and fairytale romance.



NEW RELEASE ANTHOLOGY!

June 27, 2017

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The Summer Star

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One Legend, Three Enchanting Novellas

Legends of Scotland Book 2

by Tanya Anne Crosby, Glynnis Campbell & Laurin Wittig

Available Now For

$4.99 in Digital Format at:

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Publisher Description:

Three best-selling, award-winning, authors, three heart-felt stories, the splendor of Scotland, and a legend passed down through generations. These are the romantic tales of The Summer Star… 

 

MAIDEN FROM THE MIST by Tanya Anne Crosby

Stricken blind by his grief, Caden MacSwein has sequestered himself like a beast in his castle by the sea. It is whispered he slew his own brother, and now is cursed by the Gods. When a maiden from Inverness arrives on his shores on the eve of the summer star, Caden convinces himself she alone holds the key to the return of his sight. But he must ken that his blindness comes from within… or he will never save the maiden from the mist from the danger that pursues her.

THE REIVER by Glynnis Campbell

Raised by her abusive uncle, Cristy Moffat will do anything to impress her brawny cousins, including reiving the neighbor’s cattle…until she steals the wrong cow and is caught in the act by the new laird. Brochan Macintosh has his hands full, repairing his tower house and raising his motherless twins. But when his plans to trade Cristy for his cattle go awry, he wonders if he wants to ransom her after all. Can he tame her wild ways and give her a family to love, and will Cristy be the one to heal his loneliness?

MACALPIN’S HEART by Laurin Wittig

Elspet MacAlpin needs a husband soon, but not just anyone will do. To protect the lore of the Guardians, her clan, and perhaps even Scotland, she must choose wisely…but she is also determined to marry for love. When Kenneth MacGregor arrives at Dunlairig Castle on a quest to find his lost brother, he is is drawn to the lively Elspet, but he will not allow himself to fall for her. His quest cannot be abandoned…and yet…Can duty be answered, as well as the destiny promised by the Summer Star?

 

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