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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Review: How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy by Vanessa Kelly

How to Plan a Wedding for a Royal Spy (The Renegade Royals, #3)Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 1420131265
Pages: 400 pages
Genre:  Romance/Historical
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Whether as spies or lovers, the Renegade Royals—illegitimate sons of England’s Royal Princes—are bold, skillful, and a force to be reckoned with… 
A war hero returned from Waterloo should be able to indulge in a bit of bad behavior. Instead, Captain William Endicott is summoned by his father, the Duke of York, to investigate an assassination plot. The unlikely suspect: William’s former sweetheart. Will can’t believe that innocent Evie Whitney could be mixed up in anything so nefarious. Then again, almost everything about Evie has changed—except for his body’s instinctive response to hers…

Just as Evie’s life is finally coming together, Will saunters back into it. Should she slap him—or seduce him? Even as she tries to decide, scandal pushes her toward marriage with a man she can neither trust nor resist—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy…

My Review:

Intro: I have started this year out with a Mary Balogh reading marathon. Not her newer stuff but her older regency romances. The ones with the heroes who test my patience. So, it was nice to take a break from that and read a new book and this one was the perfect choice.


Heroine: Evie-I completely fell in love with Evie from the beginning of the book. She was a quiet and shy girl but she definitely had some spunk. I loved watching her come into her own.

Hero: William-I liked him quite a bit. I felt a bit angry at him in solidarity with Evie but I did end up really enjoying his character. He was very kind and honorable and I was very happy that I was able to separate Evie’s feelings about him from my own because that would have made this read a bit difficult.

Chemistry: William and Evie have a bit of a difficult history together. Especially on Evie’s part. But that history only added to their chemistry. There was a bit of angst and a lot of banter—which I love. I did love watching William and Evie’s rediscovery of each other.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: This series has not had one miss for me. I loved this one. Evie and William were the perfect mix of angst and sweetness.  I did find myself wavering in interest a bit with the spy subplot. I was just so interested in Evie and Will’s story that I didn’t have much attention to spare. 

Overall Rating

Author Info
Vanessa Kelly is an award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.”  Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance.  Her current series, The Renegade Royals is a national bestseller.  Vanessa also writes USA Today bestselling contemporary romance with her husband, under the pen name of VK Sykes.

Author Links: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes its good to read a angsty story...always makes the ending even more satisfying. Great review and thanks for sharing.



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