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Lost in a Royal Kiss by Vanessa Kelly

Lost in a Royal Kiss - Vanessa Kelly

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

This was a cute little novella that serves as introduction into the author's Renegade Royals series that will feature four (?) bastard sons of the princes of England...And the person that will connect the four books together, spymaster Dominic Hunter.

Dominic is only a fourteen-year-old in this novella and doesn't get much 'screen-time', and though the series will apparently deal with spy-stuff, there was no intrigue, no suspense, no murder, no traitors in this little introduction. Just your 'usual' historical romance.

A historical romance with two wonderful protagonists and a little twist to the template-y historical romance plot of boy-meet-girl-they-fall-in-love.

Cute, sweet and just long enough to satisfy yet make the reader interested for what might happen next. And the blurbs for the next two books are there at the end, oh-so helpful. ;)

P.S. I had a little problem with the title, though. Yes, we are talking about the Renegade Royals series and the future books will feature illegitimate sons of said royals...But the protagonists of this novella weren't of royal blood (pure or diluted). So what's with the title?