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Three Weeks with a Princess

(The Improper Princesses #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  497 ratings  ·  151 reviews
In Vanessa Kelly's captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty--in the most improper way. But that doesn't stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . .

Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hop
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Zebra
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Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B- at AAR, so that's 3.5 stars rounded up.

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 fictional illegitimate sons of different royal princes, Vanessa Kelly has turned her attention to the Improper Princesses , daughters bo
Nadwa @PainfullyFictional
[I received a free advance review copy in exchange for an honest review]
My first ever historical fiction book, and I'd say it went very well!!
Although I don't have previous books to compare it to, I actually found that this book makes me want to read more books from this genre. Regency, London, plays, dancing... It was all very overwhelming, and extremely fascinating, to say the least. Though I'd say that Lia was a little naive at times...
Gillian was my favorite, to be honest. Her tomboyish at
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lia Kincaid is the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York and an actress. She has been raised by her grandmother, a mistress to the former Marquess of Lendale. Her childhood friend, Jack Easton, is the new Marquess of Lendale. He has vowed to take care of Lia and her grandmother. Lia knows this, realistically, can't be, so she travels to London to join her mother and stepfather's theatrical company. Jack follows after her to return Lia to the Yorkshire estate. Jack can't picture his life with ...more
Jack has just become the Marquess of Lendale and Lia and her grandmother live on the premises. Her grandmother was the mistress of Jacks uncle, the previous Marquess, who left the estate in bad shape financially. Additionally, Jack's mother despises Lia and her grandmother, and wants them off the premises. Lia feels that, due to her illegitimate background and the scandalous mother and grandmother, she can only earn a living as an actress or a prostitute. She wants to be able to make her own way ...more
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher (Zebra) via NetGalley***

4.5 Stars

Lia and Jack grew up together. Well, sort of. He was the son of a nobleman, she the granddaughter and daughter of a courtesan and actress, so they were around one another, but there was always a separation, one that his mother definitely wanted to remain in place.

I liked the resolution of the situation with his mother, as I was worried this was going to be handled in a way I did not relate to...but no worries there, I believed the
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lia Kincaid comes from a long line of notorious women and has no hope of making a respectable marriage. Jack Easton is her childhood friend who is bound and determined to be her protector. Can it be that his feelings reflect more than he is willing to admit?

I absolutely loved this story! It had so many good elements in it - Suspense, humor, emotion, intrigue, some unexpected twists and (of course) romance! I was completely enthralled with the characters and the story. I was excited, amused and a
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019, netgalley
*3.5 stars

For the most part I enjoyed this story but I felt that it was missing something. I think my main issue was that the romance part felt lacking. I did feel love between Lia and Jack, but not of the romance variety, more of the love between a brother and sister/old friends. Which makes sense since Lia grew up thinking that Jack was her best friend, & more importantly, her only childhood friend. Lia grew up on Jack's uncle's country estate because his uncle kept his mistress in a cottage,
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Book two of the Improper Princess series a spin-off the the Renegade Royals series, this series focus' on the illegitimate girls of the Royal Dukes. Lia is the daughter to the Duke of York, her mother an actress and she was raised by her grandmother who was the mistress to the Marquess of Lendale. This was another great improper princess story, Vanessa Kelly is witty and entertaining always able to find ridiculous and hilarious situations for her characters to get into.

Upon the death
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve always been a fan of the friends to lovers trope. The stakes are higher in these romances. There’s more to lose. And there’s just something about watching the closeness that was already there develop into so much more. In Vanessa Kelly’s Three Weeks With a Princess, she delivers a fabulous friends to lovers story with witty dialogue, hilarious scenarios, and steamy romance in a regency setting. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Though a simple country girl, Lia Kincaid came from a long
Barbara Rogers
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Series: The Improper Princesses #2
Publication Date: June 27, 2017

This is a wonderfully witty and charming tale. Both Lia and Jack grab your heart from the very beginning and just won’t let you go. You’ll weep at their sorrows and laugh at their joys.

Lia has three strikes against her from the moment she is born. Her mother is an infamous actress, her grandmother is an infamous courtesan and she is the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York. Her grandmother is the mistress of the late Marquess
Three Weeks with a Princess had so much potential! Especially the prologue and first quarter of the book which reminded me a lot of one of my favorite films Gigi : cheeky heroine, who was raised by her former courtesan grandmother, adores a wealthy gentleman from afar who later begins to see her in a different light. WHY THE WHOLE BOOK DIDN’T END UP GOING IN THAT DIRECTION I DON’T KNOW.

Instead it felt as if Vanessa Kelly couldn’t quite make up her mind what plot(s) she wanted to use, so she j
Liked this one SO MUCH BETTER than the first book. The big obstacles at hand (Lia's infamous female relatives and Jack's need as a cash poor Marquess to marry wealth) are legitamate, actual problems that would destroy/make hard a possible Ton marriage. I liked Lia and the fact that she knew, in the eyes of the Ton, that sheltered or not she was ruined from the minute her mother gave birth to her and it wouldn't be fair to Jack (or his mom) to continue to bring down the family name. (Jack's late ...more
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The enjoyment in this read was watching Jack work so hard at trying to resist Lia. She was from a line of notorious women, but she did not have a complete skill set or understanding of what it would require or the ramification of the results. Lia alone could be a notorious woman in her own rights. She was hardheaded, quick tempered, for me not as intelligent or self-sufficient. She was just too needy but not willing to open her mind to the advice given. She wanted to do or seemed to want to do f ...more
Jessica Robbins
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
One would expect from a novel called Three weeks with a princess to read a story where the hero spends three weeks with a princess. He does spend some time with the princess, but I wouldn't say that the title matched the content of the story. It was rather misleading. To be fair they might have spent three weeks together, but it wasn't the focus of the story. This is the sum of the story I felt I was reading.

Lia has to support herself and asks Jack to teache her how to be a proper mistress. Whe
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this series, playing off the distaff wing of the Renegade Royals, Vanessa Kelly gives us illegitimate daughters of titled men, most who are fighting the stigma of their birth and living their lives in the best ways possible. This story is Lia’s, daughter of the Duke of York and one of a long line of notorious (think the tonne – and realize ‘notorious’ is code for anything from the wrong bank balance to murderous acts) women in her family. With her own parentage, and being raised by her gr ...more
Joana V.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've receive an eARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. Thank you.
Review in Portuguese:

Most of the requests I make on NetGalley get declined, and so I had stopped asking, but then I saw that this book, and I couldn’t resist. I had been seeing this cover for weeks now (on some of my favourites authors’ Facebook mostly) and, in all honesty, hadn’t yet taken the time to read its synopsis. When I did read it on NetGalley, I thought I had to
May 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This novel was a good read and the second book in the series. You do not need to read the first book but some of the characters in the first book appear in this book. This series is about illegitimate children from royalty that are trying to achieve respectability in society despite their upbringing.
Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, was raised on the Lendale estate since her grandmother was the lover of
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Basically Lia has a lot going against her in Three Weeks with a Princess, I mean she's an illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, and if that wasn't bad enough she's the daughter a courtesan/actress. However, she grew up in a very shelter life, thanks to her grandma and her lover. Even though she grew up shelter, there's no way of escaping the notoriety. By the time we start the story, her grandmother's lover left them in a pickle after he died. Now Lia needs to figu
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly 'Three Weeks with a Princess' by Vanessa Kelly is book Two in the "The Improper Princesses" series. I have read the previous book and feel this can be a standalone book. This is the story of Lia Kincaid and Jack Easton the Marquess of Lendale. Lia is the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York and her mother was a famous actress but was never acknowledged by the Duke. Lia was raised by her Grandmother, who was the mistress of the ol ...more
Maria Dariotis
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Three Weeks with a Princess
by Vanessa Kelly

Lia Kincaid the illegitimate daughter of a Duke and a notoriously famous courtesan is in a pickle. For as long as she can remember they have been living on the estate of the Marquees of Lendale out of sight but barely on the fringes of society. All she's ever wanted was Jack Easton. That could never be reality he's the new Marquees and he needs to marry a woman of respectability and money.
She has none of the qualifications, she's from a long line of no
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Vanessa has done it again!! A love story between two people of two different worlds. Lia Kincaid lives at Bluebell Cottage with her Grandmother and has the run of the estate Stonefell where she grew up. Lia knows that she is a walking scandal. She is one of the illegitimate offspring of a Royal Prince. Her mother and grandmother have been mistresses to powerful and wealthy men. She has no intention of following them into that profession. Then her grandmother's protector died and did not provide ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
This was the most enjoyable read by one of my favorite authors. MS Kelly has done it again with the stories of The Improper Princesses. This book had me at first page and didn't let go. I just loved the locale with characters that were a lot of fun. You get a sense of how prejudice people were for those who weren't in their class. But with the two main people that did not seem true.
Lia Kincaid and Jack Easton who is now the Marquess of Lendale have been friends since childhood. Even though Lia's
Lori Meehan
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
I love friends to lovers troupe and Vanessa Kelly has written a good one. The main characters were well suited and witty and fun banter. The story line was interesting and flowed well and as throughout the series the secondary characters were a joy to read.
Jack Easton and Lia Kincaid have been friends since the day they meet at his uncles estate Stonefell. Lia's grandmother was the former Lord Lendale's mistress who he set up in a cottage on the estate. Lia grow up on the estate, loved by the s
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is the first book I've read by Vanessa Kelly, but it will not be my last her writing style is amazing! I look forward to adding more of her stories to my TBR list. Vanessa adds so much to her characters, she keeps you interested and then reels you in as soon a you start.... Which means you can't put it down until you've finished it! The banter between Jack and Lia is fun, it's like you're right there with them in the
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a sweet story!

After reading My Fair Princess , I was anxious to find out Charles's BFF Jack's story--and I'm happy to say, seeing him as the star of his own story made me love him even more. (Though OMG, could he wait any longer to tell Lia those three magic words? Men! Fortunately he knows how to bring an excellent ending, which makes up for much.)

I enjoyed Lia too, though her idea of becoming a courtesan/seeking a protector--which on a certain level seems to make a teensy bit of sense
Tracy Emro
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I am voluntarily leaving a review for an eARC provided to me by NetGalley and the publisher*

Jack, the new Marquess of Lendale is Lia Kincaid's oldest and dearest friend. Lia is the granddaughter of the previous Marquess' mistress and the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York. She lives with her grandmother in Bluebell Cottage on Jack's estate, Stonefell.

Since the passing of his uncle, Jack has made some shocking discoveries, the main one being the ghastly state of the estates finances. He
1 star. A few things I liked about this book:

1) The childhood friends to lovers trope, though it wasn't as well done as I was expecting. (For one thing, there wasn't enough of Jack's existential What? I don't think of Lia as a childhood friend/sister anymore? Why am I having lurid dreams of someone whom I consider my sister? so it made the story and romance a little less believable).

Things I didn't like about this book:

1) I wanted to like Jack. Throughout the whole book he was overbearing and
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
Had some great moments but also not so great moments.
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Vanessa Kelly is the award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of The Improper Princesses series, the Clan Kendrick, The Renegade Royals, and The Stanton Family series, in addition to other historical romances. Named by Booklist as one of the “Stars of Historical Romance,” her books have been translated into eleven languages and published internationally. In graduate school, Vanessa specializ ...more

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