Tuesday, June 12, 2018
BOOK REVIEW- THE HIGHLANDER'S PRINCESS BRIDE by Vanessa Kelly
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 . . .AMAZON 4 STARS
A good story with some good main characters. And some really wild Scots. I enjoyed it. The book blurb wasn't kidding about that. Also add in one wily, often unpleasant grandfather who has no time with Englishmen or women. Too bad, Victoria is one. But she may be slight in physical body she is but she is strong in determination. And she's willing to go toe to toe with Nick's grandfather. All the while still being the perfect lady, sort of.
The scrapes that the men of the family get into has Nick almost pulling his hair out. And the chaos is wearing him down. There is plenty of chaos and plenty of men to deal with. There is also plenty of emotion and some yelling going on. Also quite a bit of humor as well.
The romance between Nick and Victoria develops in a believable way. It happens over time as they begin to see the good things in each other. Of course Victoria is trying to stay on the sidelines because of her station in life and the secret that she has been told to keep. Yes, that will bite her in the butt and it does later..for a while at least.
There were plenty of interesting people in the book and that included, the 2 younger brothers of Nick's. There is also some looks into problems of several of the other brothers as well.
I will say that a time or two the story seemed to slow down a bit but it still kept me reading.
There is a surprise and twist at towards the end and a H.E.A. Epilogue. But of course there will be danger and a near miss before we get there.
I also want to say what an attractive eBook cover this is.