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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 AdventureDespite 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 DebutantePowerful And Sophisticated, Charles Can Make Or Break Reputations With A Well Placed Word But His New Prot G E, 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


10 thoughts on “My Fair Princess (The Improper Princesses #1)

  1. says:

    Charles let out a disbelieving snort At some point, he would be very angry with her, but right now all he felt was relief and a degree of awe Gillian Dryden was the most extraordinary person he had ever met. What is it about a relationship that starts off with two people hating each and then falling madly in love with one another I mean its not as if it s a new tropie, its been done and recycled many times but you can t help but treat it as if its something completely new and foreign when it s done perfectly I absolutely loved My Fair Princess, with its stubborn and feisty heroine and stern and aloof hero They were a bang up match and the writing was literally a dream.Due to her unfortunate circumstances of birth ie being born out of wedlock, and being the by blow of a man who is basically royalty, Gillian hasn t had the easiest of lives But she s never let other people s opinions of her drag her down Being an outcast has allowed her to live freely, so she isn t your regular kind of heroine After hunting and killing the bandits responsible for the murder of her step papa and the subsequent danger as a result, Gillian s grand mother enlists the help of the Duke of Leverton to reform and mould Gillian into the perfect English young lady What no one ever could have fortold, is these two characters who start of detesting each other falling in love with each other He glanced down down at her with some amusement I understood that you were quite fond of history I am It s just that anything less than four hundred years old doesn t seem worth the trouble After all, I grew up with Roman ruins in the bottom of our garden She waved an airy hand If you wish to impress me, Your Grace, you ll have to do better than a paltry two or three hundred years I got the feeling that this was a spin off on a previous series Especially with Griffin who is Gillian s half brother and the talk of him and his wifes courtship but it definitely didn t leave me confused just intrigued Like I said Gillian isn t your typical kind of heroine She wears breeches, she can shoot, she carries a pistol and a blade For all intents and purposes the girl can take of herself She s innocent but definitely not naive, and her innocence isn t defined by whether or not she s virginal.Charles is most certainly going in my book boyfriend vault He may be stern and aloof but he was also loyal and a really great brother I really loved his relationship with his sister But what I obviously loved the most was how devoted he was to Gillian I love angst but I do appreciate it when the hero has such obvious respect and confidence in the woman he loves So yes I d highly recommend you read this funny and entertaining historical romance Leverton, what are you doing I m taking advantage of you, as should be obvious by now He swooped hown to slip his tongue into her mouth for a brief, delicious taste And I don t give a damn whether you mind or not She blinked up at him, looking rather surprised Oh Well then, carry on ARC kindly provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    What an absolutely engaging story with a wonderful set of characters, albeit the heroine, Gillian, is definitely the jeweled centerpiece Having been a long time fan of Vanessa Kelly s books, I am so pleased that she has penned another hit, made all the wonderful by consistent and good plot pacing It is always such a joy when your favorite authors improve upon their crafts I enjoyed this story so much and read it overnight, as it was too interesting to put down Gillian is a character I absolutely adore, a young woman who is strong for the sake of loved ones, who is courageous and endearing to the point that you can t really fault her for not being a perfect society lady, because she has greater priorities in mind She has a grand heart, since she never blamed anyone for her being an illegitimate child of royalty with all the gossip and crude insinuations that come with such circumstances but rather embraces closer the people whose opinions do matter Put her in the way of a perfect, proper, and stuffy duke, and you see great changes to how he views the world After all, one s reputation means one thing, but getting rid of bandits, smugglers, and thieves for the greater good of the countywell, that s a much nobler goal to have Bravo for Gillian for keeping to her ideals and thinking even in the face of adversity that she would rather bring thieves to justice than eschew her principles and be with the man she loves in a glittering facade and it s fantastic when Charles finally recognizes that, too Heroines of Gillian s caliber are rare in Regency romance, quite honestly, as they lean either towards being impetuousness and recklessness, or lose their spine for the sake of the hero s love Here is a rare heroine who is neither reckless but rather filled with a strong sense of purpose and the intelligence to carry it out and strategize and who won t compromise on the important things in life over comfort She does make every attempt to compromise on the little things to make Charles happy, which makes her very real and appealing I ve droned on about Gillian as this is very much her book However, Charles is quite a fun hero when we see his journey from Perfect Penley to guy smelling like a bird bath fighting bandits Initially, Gillian was scandalizing Charles with her behavior, but by the end the tables have turned and the duke is behaving scandalously This is a book I highly recommend.


  3. says:

    3.3 stars


  4. says:

    I really enjoyed the start of this book, and when I found myself watching things unfold in London, I was slightly wary that things would go downhill, but luckily, they didn t Gillian is independent, strong willed and no simpering Miss After being shot getting vengeance justice for the murder of her beloved step father in Italy, her grandmother and mother knew it was best that they travel to England, before Gillian was killed by the bandits, who would sooner or later come for her as revenge for the men bandits she had killed In London, Gillian s grandmother turns to Charles Valentine Penley, for help to turn Gillian from a hoyden who lacks social graces to someone the Ton would partly accept and who would gain a nobleman as a husband As an illegitimate child, Gillian finds herself unjustly judged by the aristocracy Ton, but she refuses to bend and toe the line something I really liked about her.Gillian and Charles as a couple complement one another, their differences mean they work well together That being said the sexual tension between Charles and Gillian was not rippling of the page as I would have liked, far was needed here Nevertheless, I enjoyed both main characters I do wish we had seen the villains in the tale get their comeuppance, I would have liked to see it happen rather than simply be told they had gotten what they deserved Gillian s half brother Griffin was a gem of a secondary character, I really liked him and I hope there is a book where he stars as the main character waiting to be found by me.Overall, an enjoyable light HR book, which I can see myself re reading at some point, and I will be looking at books by the author 90p on 30th May 2019


  5. says:

    I was lucky to be given a ARC copy to give a cover quote for Ms Kelly I LOVED this book because of the scintillating characters, snappy dialogue, and a hero and heroine so perfect for each other sparks flewI think Gillian and Leverton are my two favorite characters of 2016 Thank you for allowing me to read the book.


  6. says:

    ARC by Netgalley for an honest review.3.5 Rating.Illegitimate daughter to a Royal Duke, Gillian Dryden has been mocked and shunned by the ton Gillian has lived most of her life in Sicily and has recently returned to England In Sicily Gillian lived with her Mother and Stepfather who spoiled Gillian and she pretty much ran wild But Gillian s stepfather was killed and Gillian was devastated and wanted revenge She went on a killing spree and exacting revenge She was sent to England for her safety.Gillian and her Mother are ridiculed by the ton and Gillian s cousin is determined she be accepted and make a good match in marriage And this is where the hero comes in, Charles is a highly respected Duke of Leverton and is asked to refine Gillian, turn her into a Lady and find her a match.This started out strong but the first chapter was a little over the top with Gillian and her pursuit of the killers with good characters and development of the story But midway I found that the story and it s premises took a turn that I found contradictory not going to give away any spoilers Also Gillian actions became irritating, her responses immature and juvenile Charles I found to be likeable, honorable and a gentleman.I ve read a few of this authors books and really liked them The last few books have been a disappointment and was hopeful for this one but sadly the book started off strong and then fizzled.


  7. says:

    My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly is book one in The Improper Princesses series This is the story of Gillian Dryden and Charles Valentine Penley the Duke of Leverton Just a note about Gillian she is the half sister of Griffin Steele who was the main character along with Justine Bright in the Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom The Renegade Royals 2 You don t have to have read that book at all to enjoy this one I just wanted to make note in case you have read that book and would like to catch up with Griffin and Justine.so just a FYI I must say I really enjoyed this bookit might be Ms Kelly s best one yet for me I could not put it down and I was quickly drawn into the characters and seeing what happened next Yes my emotions got to me so I might make this another lengthy review that I hate to do but here we go.Gillian is a illegitimate child and was raised by her mother and grandparents in Italy Her grandfather always held it against her that she was illegitimate and didn t treat her as he should have Her mother did remarry and Gillian loved her step father like a daughter When he was killed by bandits she swore to hunt them down..which she did until she was hurt That is when her Mother, Grandmother and even her step brother thought it was time she came to London and face the town and find her a husband Gillian Grandmother was friends with Charles and even once called her Aunt So Charles is called in to help to calm down Gillian and teach her to be lady like and to give his support through the town But Gillian and Charles are so different that they have a hard start to what they are trying to achieve Charles has been a stickler for not having any scandal and always does what it properso much so he has a nickname of such But Charles wasn t always that way as we learn about him Looking back it seemed they both did some changing to do what needed to be done for their love to grow I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.Please follow my reviews here


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    DNF at 41%I can t remember why I decided to read this, as it doesn t sound like the sort of book that would usually attract me I tend not to like brash heroines who do things like kill bandits and obstinately do not fit in with the ton But when I started this, I found Gillian pretty likable she was a believable mix of trying to fit in and still managing to shock people I m a sucker for those uptight, oh so proper heroes, so I was all set to like Charles too Griffin was a bonus I really liked him The problem I had was that almost all of the action happened off page Aside from the prologue, which features a bandit killing scene, each chapter would end at a pivotal moment, and the next chapter would pick up sometime later, filling us in with scant detail about what had happened.I like dialogue, but at times this seemed like too much dialogue I want to see the characters doing things I don t want them to tell me about doing things.Also, there was no sexual tension Charles keeps saying he s attracted to Gillian, but why All they do is talk like normal people If there were any instances of them sharing a sexually charged moment, those also happened off page How am I supposed to believe this attraction when their interactions are the same as with every other character So I was pretty bored Moving on.


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    I ve given this an A for narration and a B for content at AudioGals.My Fair Princess is the first book in Vanessa Kelly s new Improper Princesses series, which is a spin off of her previous one, Renegade Royals Just as the heroes of those books were all illegitimate sons of various Royal Dukes they were a promiscuous lot , the heroines of these are the illegitimate daughters of various Royal Dukes It should be noted that George III and Queen Charlotte had seven adult sons, most of whom liked to put it about than a bit, so this handful of wrong side of the blanket offspring is most certainly within the bounds of possibility The illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Cumberland, Gillian Dryden has lived for most of her life in Sicily with her mother and step father, to whom she became very close Gillian was heartbroken when he was murdered by bandits, and swore to hunt them down and kill them She is making good on her vow, but when her latest escapade doesn t go according to plan, there is no alternative but for Gillian and her mother to leave Sicily immediately, which they do with the help of her half brother another royal by blow Griffin Steele.You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.


  10. says:

    I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this one It was humorous, well written and well paced It was refreshingly different from the other HRs I ve read in a while.Gillian Dreyden was the illegitimate daughter of a prince She grew up in Sicily but her grandma brought her back to London to make a match from the ton To aid her with the husband hunt, her grandmother enlisted the help of Duke of Leverton, Charles Valentine Penley, to polish Gillian s rough edges And Gillian was my most definitely rough This book basically follows the prim and proper Charles school tomboy Gillian who was determined to shock the London ton.This book made me chuckle often The story was flowed well and both characters were likeable They were developed well and held my attention Perfect Penley and Gillian were a great match, they verbally spared like equals and respected each other Gillian was strong willed and Independent She gave The Duke all he could handle en route to becoming his duchess.I will definitely try book 2