She's No Princess (Guilty Series)
|Rating||:||4.11 (756 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||384 Pages|
About the AuthorLaura Lee Guhrke spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Laura has penned more than twenty historical romances. She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave.. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction's highest honor: the Romance Writer
And Sir Ian Moore, Britain's most proper diplomat, is the perfect man to choose her a groom. Exasperated, her royal father decides that his exquisite hellion of a daughter must be married immediately. Could it be that he has already found Lucia the perfect husbandand it is Ian himself?. Diplomacy, not matchmaker, is Ian's forte, but he vows to get Lucia married off as soon as possible so that he may return to his real duties. But that hasn't stopped her from causing one scandal after another. And the more time Ian spends with the infuriating beauty, the more reluctant he is to marry her off. A Royal Pain The illegitimate daughter of a prince and a notorious courtesan, Lucia has been confined to schools and convents for most of her life. Yet, despite an abundance of very eager, worthwhile candidates, none is a match for Lucia's spirit and fire
She lives in the Northwest with her husband (or, as she calls him, her very own romance hero), along with two diva cats and a Golden Retriever happy to be their slave.. Laura Lee Guhrke spent seven years in advertising, had a successful catering business, and managed a construction company before she decided writing novels was more fun. Her books have received many award nominations, and she is the recipient of romance fiction's highest honor: the Romance Writers of A
"A Midlist Guhrke -- Not her best nor her worst" according to D. Summerfield. Laura Lee Gurkhe's writing is erratic, and this is an example of a middling effort by an author who can scale the romantic heights, as with And Then He Kissed Her, or fall to smarmy depths, as with the "blackmail as romantic gesture" novel, The Marriage Bed (Avon Romantic Treasure). This novel falls somewhere in between her best and worst.The plot is promising -- the headstrong, love-starved illegitimate child of a king is being forced to marry by her father. His majesty chooses a diplomatic aide to screen potential husbands and get the annoying kid off of daddy's hands. Of course, the staid diploma. She's No Princess Lucia, the illegitimate daughter of an Italian prince, thrives on astonishing and irritating her father. The last straw is when she sneaks out of her father's palace with her legitimate younger sister for a secret night at a carnival. Guards from the palace find them and Lucia is banished from the palace to live with obscure cousins. Not liking that, she escapes and goes to London to live with her courtesan mother. Lucia's father hears of this and in order to keep his younger daughter's engagement to an upstanding family intact, Lucia must be married off and quickly without scandal. Trusting very fe. Suzanne in GA said A Good Romance. I read this book several months after "His Every Kiss", a novel I was disappointed in. However I was immediately intrigued when I recognized several outlying characters-really enjoyed the Duke of Tremore and his story. I enjoyed this book, because it did have a different take than most. I liked stuffy Ian, loved to read of him loosing control. Lucia was interesting, and albeit gorgeous, had flaws. Please don't give me a perfect character such as Grace from "Kiss" and expect me to care what happens to her.This book was a keeper for me.