Author: Vanessa Kelly
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: 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?
Review: In this book, Vanessa Kelly creates a bright, beautiful and audacious heroine who’s always in trouble–and then introduces her to her polar opposite, the deliciously intoxicating yet very proper hero. Filled with funny and intimate moments and packed with intrigue, this novel not only delivers excitement and humor but pathos as well.
Who wouldn’t feel for the illegitimate daughter of an infamous, royal rake and her mother–forced to flee society and live in Italy all these years?
But now they’re home in England, and they need some help reacclimating. Leaning on a faint familial relationship, they approach the Duke of Leverton for his support and patronage. Known as Perfect Penley, Charles Penley, sixth Duke of Leverton, is known for his elegance and good manners. Lady Marbury, Gillian’s grandmother, requests his assistance with preparing Gillian for society. Is it an impossible task to not only transform the illegitimate daughter of the brother of the Prince Regent but to tame her as well?
Most betting people would say no. She’s a beautiful, headstrong girl with a way of causing trouble wherever she goes. Will she submit to the Duke and the rest of society? Or will he succumb to her beauty and personality first? Read it and you be the judge! Funny, sexy and sweet, this historical is a winner. Thanks