Lost in a Royal Kiss

Lost in a Royal KissThe Renegade Royals, 0.5
Kensington Books
November 26, 2013
ISBN: 978-1420131307


In this thrilling introduction to her Renegade Royals series, Vanessa Kelly transports readers to the court of King George III—where a London street urchin unwittingly plays Cupid, ushering in a new era—and ultimately a new kind of royal…

With her widowed mother working long hours as governess to the royal children, Linnet St. Clare must look after her siblings and run the household. Now she must add to her worries the fate of Dominic, a poor orphan who has inspired the wrath of the king himself. Clearly Linnet has no time to consider her own desires—much less notice the attentions of a certain handsome, powerful magistrate…

Sir Anthony Tait is at a loss for how to capture Linnet’s interest. If only she would be still long enough for courting. Outright seduction seems the only answer. But will his kisses be enough to persuade her—or might Anthony have something to learn from young Dominic about matters of the heart? And in saving the boy’s future, might Anthony and Linnet at last create their own?…

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“I absolutely loved this book, and I simply can’t wait to dive into the next book, Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard. Romance fans seeking a sweet and sexy romance with heart and just enough spice should look no further. This book will definitely fit the bill.” ~Top Pick, Night Owl Reviews

“A historical romance with two wonderful protagonists and a little twist to the template-y historical romance plot of boy-meet-girl-they-fall-in-love.  Cute, sweet and just long enough to satisfy yet make the reader interested for what might happen next.” ~ The Book Gourmet

Lost in a Royal Kiss was a brilliant historical romance novella. I absolutely loved it! It had sweet and steamy romance, royal drama and I enjoyed every bit of it.” ~ 5 out of 5 Roses, Imagine A World

“A good prequel should give the reader an engaging story on its own merits and whet the reader’s appetite for the larger story. Lost in a Royal Kiss succeeds on both counts. I give the novella high marks, and I eagerly await the Regency-set historicals Secrets of a Royal Bodyguard and Confessions of a Royal Bridegroom.” Just Janga

“I highly recommend reading LOST IN A ROYAL KISS by Vanessa Kelly. A lovely, fast-paced novella that gives us a wonderful opening for further adventures with the Renegade Royals. This how a man chases a woman until she finally captures him themed story is set in Georgian London and keeps us wonderfully entertained while it whets our reading appetite for those tales yet to come.” Unwrapping Romance

“Vanessa Kelly has constructed an extremely original premise for her Renegade Royals series, and LOST IN A ROYAL KISS cleverly introduces its background history…there are touching moments plus ones filled with some amusement, and each scene is depicted with much realism. No matter what is being discussed, reactions are genuine and any comments are honestly expressed. LOST IN A ROYAL KISS is often dramatically emotional and always engaging.” ~ 4.5 stars, Single Title Reviews

“Ms. Kelly is a wonderful author who writes from the heart and with finesse. With engaging characters and an interesting storyline, what’s not to enjoy? You never can tell where Cupid’s arrow will land.  A must read!” 4.5 out of 5, My Book Addiction & More

“I LOVE the concept of this series — the illegitmate offspring of royals fighting for position and place in a world where their familial inheritance is denied them by virtue of the circumstances of their birth. Kelly’s writing sparkles with wit, excitement, and emotional intensity, and this is a promising introduction to her new series.” Booktalk & More