Books by Vanessa Kelly

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Three Weeks with a Princess

The fact that King George III’s sons were promiscuous and known to have fathered numerous illegitimate children comes in handy when you want to write a series of historical romances featuring a group of protagonists with royal connections.  Following on the heels of her Royal Renegades, featuring ...

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My Fair Princess

Vanessa Kelly has been having some fun expanding the family trees of the House of Hanover.  The promiscuous reputations of the Prince Regent and his brothers inspired her series The Renegade Royals, introducing men who were the illegitimate offspring of the royal princes and dukes.  Using this sam ...

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Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard

Secrets for Seducing a Royal Bodyguard is the first full-length novel in Ms Kelly’s new Renegade Royals Series, in which the heroes are the illegitimate – and fictitious - sons of English princes. I suppose the best way to describe the book overall is that it’s a Regency romp with a dash of sk ...

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His Mistletoe Bride

His Mistletoe Bride is not really a bad book. So I had to ask myself why, then, it took me the better part of a month to read it. I concluded that despite a fun Christmas theme and an intriguing Quaker heroine, the book couldn’t quite overcome its lackluster hero.         Phoebe Li ...

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My Favorite Countess

I really don’t like mean heroines. (I don’t like mean heroes, either, but that’s for another review.) And for much of the book, the heroine of My Favorite Countess was, well, sort of a bitch. She eventually redeemed herself, but I never really warmed to her. Our countess, Bathsheba Compton, i ...

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Sex and the Single Earl

Sex and the Single Earl features a heroine who has had a crush on the hero since forever but is not about to let him ride roughshod all over her because of it. The single earl, hero and beneficiary of all Sophie Stanton’s unrequited love, is Simon St James, Earl of Trask. He wants to get married t ...

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Mastering the Marquess

Mastering the Marquess is Vanessa Kelly's first book and it's a decent, although not exceptional debut. The story is pleasant and the characters are too, but the book was not one to linger in my mind. Meredith Burnley and her half sister Annabel are in a very uncomfortable situation ...