My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
'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 Brightmore ) 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 book...it 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 more 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 proper...so much so he has a nickname of such. But Charles wasn't always that way as we learn more 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.
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