The Highlander’s Princess Bride

The Highlander’s Princess BrideThe Improper Princesses Book Three
Kensington Books
November 2017

In Vanessa Kelly’s enchanting series, three young women descended from royalty overcome their scandalous beginnings to win the hearts of the ton’s most eligible men . . .

The illegitimate daughter of the Prince Regent might be expected to pursue various dubious professions. Actress, perhaps, or artist’s model. Even courtesan. Victoria Knight, however, has become a governess—a respectable choice, until she travels to Scotland to meet her new charges. The younger brothers of Nicholas Kendrick, Earl of Arnprior, aren’t children at all. They’re brawny, wild Highland men. As for the Earl, he’s handsome, guarded, and far too compelling . . . especially for a woman hiding a dark secret.

Nick needs a proper teacher to transform his unmarriageable brothers—and a sensible, straight-laced wife for himself. Miss Knight seems to fit the bill on both counts. But he soon discovers there is more to Victoria than he thought. It’s not just her notorious origins, or the danger that’s followed her all the way to Scotland. It’s the fiery loyalty beneath that sedate façade. This, the real Victoria, is the woman Nick is starting to desire so desperately. And what an earl wants, he’ll use every seductive means to get . . .

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“The latest book in the Improper Princesses series promises another wonderful romance sparkling with humor, passion, touching emotions and a cast of characters readers will cherish. Kelly is in top form as her band of Kendrick brothers charm with their antics and loyalty, presenting just the kind of Highland heroes we adore. This enchanting read will have you cheering for more.” ~RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“A thoroughly satisfying Regency romance…Kelly has infused this perfectly paced, detailed sequel with several juicy secrets, a lot of riffraff, and some danger, making it a well-balanced addition to the series.” ~Publishers Weekly

“There’s something about a guy with an accent that makes him swoon worthy.  Add in the brooding attitude, scandalous behavior and a wildfire in the making and you get a hotblooded romance that wickedly entertains.” ~5 stars, I Love Romance

“I enjoyed this book immensely. I love the originality and intelligence that makes Vanessa’s stories a must read…highly recommend this book and cannot wait for the next one in the series.” ~The Reading Wench

“There was never a single moment in THE HIGHLANDER’S PRINCESS BRIDE where I was not totally immersed in the happenings of this outstanding story…I never wanted this story to end because of how much I enjoyed every aspect.” ~5 stars,

“A great addition to a really great series.” ~5 stars, Romance Book Review For You

“Ms. Kelly is one of my favorite historical romance authors and this book does not disappoint…my favorite book of the series.” ~5 stars, Two Ends of the Pen

“The angst and drama are well balanced with moments of laughter and love. As a reader, I want to be invested in the lives of characters and feel their emotions. I want to be able to imagine myself in the various settings and at the end be sad to let them go. It is a rare talent to achieve this but Ms Kelly’s writing surpasses those in her field.” ~Wonderfully Weird Book Reviews

“Vanessa Kelly continues to get better and better with each book she writes. If you enjoy humor, heart, adventure, and romance set within a family of Highlander brothers in need of taming, I highly recommend The Highlander’s Princess Bride.” ~The Romance Dish

“This was a great story; it is well written and flows wonderfully. The story is chock full of emotion and humor, as well as steamy loves scenes and tense life or death moments. This story takes off at a gallop and doesn’t slow down until the very last page.” ~5 stars, Flippin’ Pages Book Reviews

“This couple has some incredible dialogue that had me giggling, shaking my head, agreeing, and fuming at the turn of each page. The concept of inappropriate princesses through no fault of their own is just fun.” ~4 stars, Books a Plenty Reviews

“I absolutely loved this book…a very strong historical romance.” ~5 stars, The Reading Cafe

“Ms. Kelly has delivered an exceptional must read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was powerful; the romance wonderful…and the ending had me cheering for this couple’s happy ever after.” 5 star Recommended Read, Book Magic.