Thursday, October 19, 2017

Review of The Highlander's Princess Bride by Vanessa Kelly

This is book three in The Improper Princesses Series but can be read as a stand-alone story that will delight and enchant you.  I am a big fan of Vanessa's books and have all of her Historical Romances.  Another great bonus of her books are they are full-length novels, this one is 423 pages long.

Victoria Knight is the illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent and an Innkeeper.  She is determined to earn her own way and make a life for herself.  As a Governess, she can indulge her love of teaching. When she accidentally kills her employer's son while defending herself from his sexual advances she must make herself scarce, so that her cousin and his friends can ensure that she will not be charged with murder.   Now she is on her way to Scottish Highlands to teach a pack of young wild highlander males.
When she arrives and sees what she will have to deal with she will not be just a governess but will be trying to teach manners and etiquette to the aforementioned men.  The only saving grace of the job is that she will be mentoring a 14yr old prodigy in music.  Oh, and she will have to fight her attraction to the head of the family, Nick the Earl of Arnprior, a big beautiful Highlander.

Nick, the Earl of Arnprior can't believe his eyes, this beautiful young lady will never last a week in this house with his family.  He needs someone who can whip his brothers into shape and also teach his sensitive younger brother.  His household has been in a state of chaos for so long.

They both have secrets they want to keep and Nick is still grieving for the son he lost.  There is a banished brother and a grandfather who wants nothing to do with Sassenachs.  Nick cannot seem to help himself, she is an amazing woman and he wants her with a passion that he has never experienced before.   Can they overcome all the problems and obstacles that will try to pull them apart?

I enjoyed this book immensely. I love the originality and intelligence that makes Vanessa's stories a must read.  I love her characters too.  They are not perfect but they complete each other.  You also have lots of adventures and a really bad villain. I highly recommend this book and cannot wait for the next one in the series.

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