Historical Romance

Feature Post – An Introduction to Elisabeth Hobbes and Her Rogue Knight

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Elisabeth grew up in York where she spent most of her teenage years wandering around the city looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep her off her feet. Sadly it never happened but Elisabeth developed a love of the past and went on to read History and Art History at university before venturing into the world of teaching.

These days Elisabeth hold’s down jobs as a teacher and mum and she has strong views on SPaG and the National Curriculum.

Elisabeth lives in Cheshire with her husband, two young children and two cats with ridiculous names because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left.

Elisabeth has a love of historical fiction and has a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. When she’s not writing, she spends a lot of her spare time reading and has become something of a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book!

Elisabeth fondness of ginger mojitos and Thai hot and sour soup, though not at the same time.

You can find Elisabeth hanging around The Unlaced Book Club on Facebook along with other Harlequin Historical authors.

Elisabeth loves hearing from her readers so why not check out the links below.

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The spy who sought refuge…

When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learnt the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgement, she gives him refuge.

Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he’s never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn’t come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and touch his closely guarded heart…

The Review Sister Thought’s

Amy’s Thoughts

I confess I didn’t think this knight was redeemable – boy was I wrong. I went from completely loathing him to cooing and swooning all over him
Roger and Lucy’s story is tender whilst being passionate.
A story of finding true love in the most unexpected place and being stronger because of that love. The writing is clever and witty! Redeeming the Rogue Knight has truly confirmed that medieval romance rocks – read it, you won’t be disappointed!
5/5 stars from me!
Alison’s Thoughts
This is the first medieval romance that I have read and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I have to say that I really did enjoy it!
Roger is a Knight on a mission from the King when he gets ambushed and injured. Lucy is a single mother running an Inn and trying desperately to make ends meet. When Thomas her brother arrives with Roger and leaves him in his sister’s care. Lucy does not like Roger on sight and certainly does not trust him! But after spending time with him are her feelings changing towards him and is Roger becoming a better person around Lucy than he has done in the past?
Can they both put their past mistakes behind them and create a future together? Very well written with a great storyline.
Would definitely recommend!
Frankie’s Thoughts
I read it as a stand alone, the story does very much revolve around Roger and Lucy so it’s an easy and highly enjoyable read. This is glorious, the detail of everything about the era is breath-taking, Hobbes has created this superb and compelling story and she has backed it up with intricately detailed historic fact.
This is what I really like about Hobbes, her writing is raw and real. It is the language in particular that the characters use that I really like, it is very normal and of the age. There isn’t any dithering about with polite small talk, it’s always straight to the point and like Roger himself hugely blunt, and I absolutely love it.
It is sharp and precise, from the language right down to details of the joust. It’s an highly charged tale of finding love in the most unexpected places, it is thrilling and emotional.

Another great read that I cannot recommend enough

Gwessie’s Thoughts

Knowing some of my friends had recommended this book to me, I was delighted to be offered the honour of reading it, I can honestly say that I have not read a huge number of medieval romances but the ones I have read, including this I absolutely adore, I will most definitely be collecting more of Elisabeth’s books this is the first of Elisabeth’s books I’ve read it certainly won’t be the last.

As always I will not give spoilers as its not fair to the author or possible new readers that is what blurbs are for. I can tell you I am most definitely addicted to medieval as well, just haven’t had the chance to read alot of them this I believe is my 5th possibly 6th medieval romance. I will definitely be collecting more especially this lovely author. Elisabeth can write a full roller coaster of emotions beautifully,which can have you weeping one minute with one character, to giggling the next with another, I was able to connect with the story and characters very much so.

Definitely highly recommend this book.

Shell’s Thoughts

This is the second book that I have read of Elisabeth’s, and she promised me that I would like this book more than the The Saxon’s Outlaw Revenge, for a introduction to Medieval romances it was a bit gory. Well not only do I like this book I love it, and can’t wait to read more.

The characters are wonderful, Lucy is strong well she has to be being a single mother to a little boy, and Roger who has his own troubles but finds he likes being with Lucy and her son. They have their own conflicts with each other, and at the end have there own happy ending.

I will give this book 5/5 stars and I can highly recommend this book. Also Elisabeth you have given me such joy in reading this book.

You can purchase Redeeming the Rogue Knight via the links below.

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Feature Post – An Introduction To Author Janice Preston and The Beauchamp’s.

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About Janice Preston

Janice grew up in Wembley, North London, with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, she moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When her children left home for university, she discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began to write seriously for the first time since her teens.

Real life then got in the way and Janice didn’t write again until 2009. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2012 and her first Regency romance was accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon in late 2013.

Janice now lives in the West Midlands with her second husband and two cats and continues to write Regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon.

Cinderella and the Duke;  Beauchamp Betrothal’s 1

Falling for a duke in disguise! 

Never welcomed into society circles, Rosalind Allen gave up her marriage prospects long ago–life has taught her she’ll only get hurt. So she’s shocked when an encounter with a mysterious stranger makes her long to reconsider…

Little does Rosalind know that her mystery man is Leo Beauchamp, Duke of Cheriton, traveling in disguise to evade the ladies of the ton! Impoverished Rosalind is the first woman to captivate Leo–but can he persuade this wary Cinderella to trust him with her heart? 

Read the Review Sisters Thoughts.

Amy’s Thoughts

Our hero Leo Beauchamp, Duke of Cheriton, is a mature and deliciously moreish hero. I found it really refreshing to have a mature hero; seasoned in the ways of the world but, none the less, just as delicious as a twenty or thirty something hero.

This romance screams that it’s never too late to find true love and that love can be found in the most unusual and unexpected of circumstances.

Rosalind and Leo’s journey to find their happily-ever-after is full of obstacles, but as they face each one, you will be willing them to overcome them. A romance centered around the unconditional love for family and that love can conquer all.

Alison’s Thoughts

Oh what a beautiful love story!!

Leo is a Duke and Rosalind a spinster who has spent her life looking after her siblings. They meet quite by accident both under false identities and from that very first moment sparks fly between them, but can they learn to overcome their fears and learn to trust each other and trust in their feelings even though both have been terribly hurt in the past. And can they also put aside their different stations in life and come together through their obvious love for each other.

The real hero of the story however is Hector but you will need to read this wonderful book to find out just who or what Hector is!!

A fabulous story that I truly loved every minute of. The author is a very talented storyteller who you know can deliver a magical read every time!

Frankie’s Thoughts

I really like this, even though the title is “Cinderella and the Duke” the fairy-tale isn’t pushed into you face, it is very subtle. You get the Cinderella undertones with a young woman having to do all the chores while the step parent does what he wants, and yes she does meet her own prince charming, but there is just so much more to this.

This isn’t just a sweet and tender Historical Romance about love after loss, there is a real dark undertone to this that makes it intriguing especially when we get into both their individual stories The dark twists in the story do revolve around Lascelle’s who is Leo’s cousin.

This is a sweet story of two people who seem to think that they are both not destined for happiness but in amongst a turbulent time they find a kindred spirit. This is book one in the new Beauchamp Betrothal Series and judging by this one, this is going to be a delicious series and I can’t wait to read more of this especially if it is going to feature Leo’s brother and all round cheeky chappy; Vernon.

Gwessie’s Thoughts

This book I one of the first I have read by the lovely Janice Preston and most definitely will not be the last, I utterly adored every aspect of this wonderful story and was completely hooked on every page.

As always I will not give spoilers ever however I will Say this wonderfully written story grabs hold of you in your mind and heart. It is impossible not to feel every emotion that is happening along with each twist and turn until we reach the end which I must admit had me weeping with a huge smile on my face which is always what I need at the end of the books I read, so I can most definitely highly recommend this book to all who love historical romance,

Thank you Lady Janice for writing it.

Shell’s Thoughts

This is the first book that I have read by Janice and it definitely won’t be the last. I loved this book so much that I didn’t want it to end.

I won’t go into to much detail from here, but lets just say Leo pushes and challenges Ros, especially when Leo and Ros help a little girl named Susie and there is a difference in how Leo and Ros want to bring up Susie, that’s mainly because Ros feels that she is loosing her family and she doesn’t has a purpose and she fights Leo right up until the end.

There is also Leo’s cousin Mr Anthony Lascelles, who is not a very nice man. Leo and his brother Vernon and Richard Lord Stanton are staying at Anthony estate, because Richard is looking for ponies for his wife Felicity. For reasons that become apparent Leo and Anthony don’t get on, and that really shows further on in the book.

As I’ve said before I loved this book and it also made me cry, especially the end when Leo does something for Ros. I’m not telling you what that is you will just have to read the book.

This book is a absolute must read and comes highly recommended.

Cinderella and the Duke is out now and can be found at Amazon.

Scandal and Miss Markham; The Beauchamp Betrothal’s Book 2

A scandalous journey…

Glassmaker’s daughter Thea Markham is devastated when her brother Daniel goes missing. Then a mysterious lord turns up asking questions about Daniel and offers to find him. Unsure she can trust the handsome peer, Thea dresses up as a boy and follows him!

Lord Vernon Beauchamp feels his life lacks direction. Meeting Thea gives him a renewed purpose. And when they are thrown together on their scandalous adventure, friendship soon gives way to desire…

Review’s coming soon.

Scandal and Miss Markham is released on 1st October and can be pre-orded at Amazon

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The Last Gamble by Anabelle Bryant

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As one of the owners of London’s most infamous and scandalous gambling hall, The Underworld, Luke Reese looks like a man who has it all. But underneath his swagger lies a pain which no amount of liquor, women or card games can ease. Because, nine months ago, Luke’s son was stolen by his half-brother, Lord Dursley.

Luke knows the agony of growing up without a family, and he will not allow his son to suffer the same fate. So when evidence leads him to Coventry and a mysterious governess named Georgina, Luke doesn’t hesitate in tracking her down.

But nothing is ever as simple as it seems in the London ton. And soon, Luke is facing his most dangerous gamble yet. Dare he risk losing his heart to find his son?

Frankie’s View

This is the third instalment of “The Bastards of London Series” and I do think this is the best one yet. I have been really looking forward to reading this one, after meeting the dark and shadowy Luke Reece in the previous book’s he intrigued me. I wanted to know his story, his past and what in the hell his happening with his lost son and Bryant doesn’t disappoint.

Luke is the third owner of the Scandalous and powerful gaming hell; The Underworld. Along with his brother owners Cole and Max, he was born on the wrong side of the blanket. Which in all doesn’t bother him, just because he’s a bastard and has lived his life on the fringes of so-called “better society” doesn’t mean he isn’t a good, intelligent and charming man. Far beyond it, he is the sexiest man who you will come across with the brains to match.

One day while at work his then four-year-old son; Nathanial was kidnapped by non-other than his half-brother, Lord Dursley for some unknown reason. Luke has tried and failed for a year now to find out where his son has been taken, but time and time again he gets doors closed in his face and the trail grows cold. He knows that, even though he is Nate’s father he hasn’t got a chance with the authorities, as being who and what he is; a by blow won’t stand up in court next to his charming aristocratic brother. Because of his parentage and his occupation, he is never taken seriously and he knows too well that the courts will always side with own of their own, his half-brother.

So he is left to find his son by his own means, but after a year Luke doesn’t know in which direction to look next, his only clue resides in Dursley’s journal which Luke stole and that is a name. Georgina Smith, governess. He sets out to Coventry to speak to this governess for himself and hopefully find either where his son or the clue that he desperately needs. But what he finds instead turns his life upside down.

He finds an exceedingly beautiful, too smart for her own good and kind young woman who, yes did look after Nate for a time and she could be the answer to all his prayers. She could be the means to end his year of agony and finally find his son. The only problem is she point-blank refuses to go to London with him, she is hiding something and she is as scared as hell of something. He knows that she is hiding from something, but what? But more importantly can he gain her trust to help him find Nate before he loses himself in her kind, blue eyes?……..

Full Review over at Chick’s Rogue’s and Scandal’s Blog

His Mistletoe Wager by Virginia Heath

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“Five berries equal the five separate kisses I challenge you to steal.”

Notorious rake Henry “Hal” Stuart, Earl of Redbridge, is certain he’ll win his Christmas bet— until he learns he’ll be stealing Lady Elizabeth Wilding’s kisses. A woman who refuses to be charmed! Once jilted, Lizzie must guard her heart, because the ton is unaware of her scandalous secret— her son!

Despite their increasing attraction, she can’t risk the persistent Hal bringing down her defenses. But when her former fiancé returns, Lizzie realizes that perhaps Hal’s the one man she can trust— with her heart and her son…

Frankie’s View

This is my first Christmas book of the year and it is a doozy, and it can’t be kept just for Christmas “His Mistletoe Wager” should be read now and then again and again and then at Christmas and then again…

Five years earlier Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wilding is waiting in the church for the love of her life, only to be horrible jilted by only to be told by a note hastely scribbled. She is broken this man was suppose to be her happy ever after, she had given him everything even her innocence only for him to jilt her. Leaving her facing scandal and censor, not only that but leaving her pregnant.

Now she is five years older she has sworn off men for the rest of her life, she has built a wall around her heart and no man will ever broach it again, the only man she wants in her life is her son; George. She has decided that now her son is getting older she is to leave her aristocratic life and move to Yorkshire in peace where her and her cute as button son, George can live without all the cloak and dagger, creeping around as what happens now. She has planned to live her life as a widow, which is entirely proper and also she knows that as a widow her son will be accepted. But unfortunately for lizzie her father has yet again decided that she needs to get herself back on the marriage market and it would be in her best interest to find a gent and get married.

To not only complicate things and make matters worse for her, she has caught the attention of the rakish and womanizing Henry Stuart, the new Earl of Redbridge, for whatever reason he has suddenly decided that she is exactly what he needs to get through this Christmas. He makes her a bargain that she cannot possibly pass up, but in dealing with the devil himself will she be able to fulfil her dream of living independently? Or will she succumb to his charms?

The initial meeting between her and Hal is really very funny, he forces himself in to her little bubble and she is just so irritated by him. She literally think of him as a pesky wasp that first needs swatting with a good old fashioned barbed, tongue lashing. When that doesn’t work she decided that the only way to make the wasp go away is to ignore it, which is highly amusing.

Hal has got to the point in his life where he is bored of the rakish behaviour, he want’s something more to fill his days. Not just a quick tryst with a willing widow, he finds that since gaining the title he has found an whole new love of books and politics and how things are run.

He has spent his life going against the grain and flaunting his rakish ways for all and sundry to see but now that he has taken his rightful place in parliament he finds that he enjoys the debates. He is growing into the Earl we know deep down he is and, we as readers can see what he’s missing in his life and why he isn’t as bothered with bed hopping as he used to be. But as ever with our heroes it does take them a while to get to the conclusion that; Yes, he needs a woman! A good, strong woman who can put him in his place…….

do love a Christmas story and this is such a sweet, festive tale that can be read at any time. For me Lizzie’s personal struggle and trials that she has to face and what she has gone through is the centre stone of the book, and that’s what Heath is particularly very good at. She brings the character’s alive and as always Heath transports you to another time and place with her charming and enigmatic writing, which is as ever spot on.

Full Review can be found at Chick’s Rogue’s and Scandal’s Blog

Mad For The Marquess by Jess Russell

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James Drake, Marquess of Devlin, had everything—until he was found covered in blood, standing over a dead girl. Now locked away in a madhouse, he has one short year to recover his memories and prove his sanity, or be condemned for life. But the demons inside Devlin’s head are far easier to battle than the evil surrounding him at Ballencrieff Asylum.

Anne Winton hardly expects to find her calling—or love—while working in a lunatic asylum. But despite all warnings, the “Mad Marquess” proves dangerously fascinating to innocent Anne. She vows to save him not only from his adversaries, but from himself.

Initially, Anne is only a pawn in Devlin’s bid to gain his freedom, until he begins to see her not just as a means to an end, but as a beautifully passionate woman. He must choose: compromise the woman he loves, or languish forever in hell.

Review by Frankie

I had read an awfully lot of good things about this book, so I did go into reading it with a very high expectations of what it would be like, but what I thought it would be like was completely different to what I actually thought and felt about this book.

It is seriously good in every sense of the word, I do say this a lot but this is simply stunning, it is a heart wrenching and at times very disturbing but I couldn’t get enough of it.

James Drake, Lord Devlin after being discovered by the murdered body of a young girl was locked up n a lunatic asylum, where he has steadily got worse, his illness has got to stage where he is addicted to laudanum. He must prove his innocence or he will be forced to languish in the hell that he is in for the rest of his days, but how on earth can he do that when most of the time he doesn’t quite know who he is?

Anne has secrets of her own too which is why she is at the asylum working as a maid come assistant come dogs body, she doesn’t want anyone to know her past or anything about her life. She is a highly private person she does come across as a bit of a naive little girl at times, but she is strong, good woman who knows to get on with the job. She understand the concept of hard work and of loyalty and of respect to the resident’s. Which is why I think James is so drawn to her, he sees something in her that he hasn’t seen in anyone else. She doesn’t see a lunatic but a vulnerable, highly sexy man who has got a real gift, he is a real artist.

I have never read anything like this before the whole concept of the plot is surprising and brilliant. The detailing of James illness and his so-called treatment is harrowing and so brutally honest, and it is those details that get to me eve time.

Russell had created characters that you fall in love with and you urge them on through their own personal battles and tribulations. The two lead characters you genuinely care about, you go through so much with them as they go along their own paths.

I really, really like this it is so different to the regular Historical Romance it is new and fresh and at times difficult but it’s cleverly written and Russell has treated the characters who are suffering from various mental illness with the utmost respect and dignity.

This is a terrific book and I cannot recommend enough. But I do warn you that you may need tissues because there is some high-octane emotion going on here.

Full Review can be found over at Chick’s Rogue’s and Scandal’s

Review – Wicked Surrender by Carole Mortimer

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Eight gentlemen known far and wide as The Sinners. Also agents for the Crown, they are each tasked with discovering which of eight ladies in Society has been acting as a spy for Napoleon. By fair means or foul.

Dante St Just, the Duke of Huntley, is less than pleased when he is asked to investigate the beautiful widow, Lady Isabella Aston. The two knew each other seven years ago, and parted badly. But neither can Dante bear the thought of passing Bella’s name on to one of his friends. If anyone is to seduce Bella into revealing whether or not she is a spy, then it will be him or no one.

Bella is surprised, and then suspicious, when Dante St Just calls unexpectedly at her home. She becomes alarmed when, that very evening, he carries her off in his carriage.

Alone with Dante, with not even a servant to act as chaperone, how is Bella to resist the helpless attraction she has always felt toward him?

Dante’s intention was to quickly confirm or disprove Bella’s innocence, after which he would either return her to London and the spymaster wishing to speak with her, or he would continue to keep her as his prisoner and the two of them would spend time together becoming reacquainted. Intimately.

But he had not fully taken into account his wild and uncontrollable response to Bella’s sensual beauty, or how it would affect his judgement where she is concerned.

Frankie’s View 

This is the first book I have read by this author after I had her recommend to me by Shell and I really enjoyed it. It’s saucier than I usually read but not smutty and I did really like it.

Dante St Just, Duke of Huntley has been given the task of investigating beautiful widow Lady Isabella Aston, whose name was on the list of those eight woman who are thought to be the traitor.

Being a good agent and one to never shirk his duty he does what his superiors tell him to do and find the truth about Bella. But there is just one flaw in the plan and that is that ever since he was a young man he had always held a torch for her, she infuriates him and antagonizes him but yet he is drawn to her like a moth to a flame. He can’t get enough of her, especially once he sees her again after all these years……

Dante as much as I do like him – and don’t get me wrong he is a cunning, suave and enigmatic man, who can charm the birds from the tree’s. But I can’t get on with his domineering personality he, is manipulative, dangerous and not one to take no for an answer and that doesn’t sit well with me the way he treat’s Bella, he can be harsh and brutal but on the other hand he can be a deeply emotional and loving man, when he lets himself.

Bella is half French and half Spanish when she was a child her father died and her mother married an Englishman, her step father and mother sadly passed away she sent to live with her step aunt the Duchess of Huntley. The Duchess hated her and made Bella’s hell while she was the Duchesses ward.

She had fallen in love with the young Dante, she thought that if she tells him how she really feels about him, he would save her from her hell. But he cruelly put her in her place which forced her hand and for her to take drastic action, to get away from the St Just’s she married a friend……

I love the chemistry between then and I personally think they are at their finest when they are at loggerhead’s, the bickering and snipping at each other is highly amusing. Dante cannot stand the fact that with him being a Duke he is being spoken to in a way by her, and she just can’t stand him – His is manipulative, arrogant and demanding and they do make a terrific couple.

This was a complimentary copy from the author in return of an honest review.

Full Review over at Chick’s Rogue’s and Scandal’s

Feature Post by The Review Sisters – An Introduction to Author Virginia Heath and Her Wild Warriners

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All About Virgina Heath

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling.  As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down.

Fortunately, Harlequin Mills and Boon saw some potential in her stories and decided they would publish them. So far, she has been commissioned to write ten books for their Harlequin Historical series. Her first Regency Romance, That Despicable Rogue, was published in May 2016, and since then there are another five somewhere in the publishers pipeline for 2016 and 2017. Her 3rd book, The Discerning Gentleman’s Guide was shortlisted for a RONA (Romantic Novel of the Year Award).

She is currently working on her first series for Harlequin Historical- The Wild Warriners- which will hit the shelves in 2017 and a stand alone Christmas story as well.

She would love to hear from you on either Facebook or Twitter, especially if you love history as much as she does, and promises to try to remember to Blog about something interesting every month.

A former history teacher and enthusiastic tea drinker, Virginia lives near London with her wonderful husband and two teenagers. When she is not making up stories of her own, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things she doesn’t need and read other peoples’ stories.

Despite all of that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

A Warriner to Protect Her Book 1 in the #WildWarriners Series by Virginia Heath

The Blurb

An heiress in distress and an earl in disgrace… 

When heiress Violet Dunston escapes from an abduction, she finds an unlikely protector in Jack Warriner–a member of one of England’s most infamous families. Ensconced with mysterious Jack behind his manor’s walls, soon escape is the last thing on Letty’s mind! 

Jack may be an earl, but his father’s exploits have left him with nothing to offer except a tarnished name. He’s turned his back on the ton, but with Letty tempting him day and night, he finds himself contemplating the unthinkable–a society marriage!

The Review Sisters’s Thoughts

Amy’s Thoughts

I would have happily stayed in… what’s the opposite of a man cave? Delightful den! Until this tale was over but I’ve carried this book around with me for days and now I’m devastated that it’s over!

Jack Warriner, is the eldest of four brothers protects what is his fiercely and without reservation. His past shaping him into a man I’d take out to dinner anytime.

Jack wanted to “slay Dragons” for Letty. Theoretical Dragons, but Dragons nevertheless! All to protect his damsel in distress, Letty…

Not only have I fallen in love with one brother Jack, I have fallen in love with four, Jack, Jamie, Joe and Jacob, ‘The Wild Warriners.’

Amy Ella. Read the full review over on the Mills & Boon Book Reviews and Chat Blog. 

Frankie’s Thoughts 

This is just fabulous! It is thoroughly enjoyable and I think it is singularly the best book I have read this year. Ms Heath better pull her socks up because this is going to take some beating, I am fairly certain that she I’ll do it. Especially when we get to Jamie’s story, I was warned I would love him and I am very much looking forward to his outing. He reminds me of Gaelen Foley’s; Damien knight. Anyone who knows me will know how high a praise that is.I cannot say enough good thing’s about it.

The story is fast paced and keeps you gripped from that first page, it keeps you teetering on the edge of your seat as you read wondering where earth this is going to take you next. It really does have all the ingredients for a classic a love story with fabulously complicated characters which is all wrapped up with that wonderful Heath wit that we have come to know and love. I can see this being read and loved for years to come. I must warn you though you will never look at a sheep farmer in the same way again ..

Frankie Reviews. Read the full review over on the Chicks, Rogues and Scandals Blog.

Shell’s Thoughts 

‘If you ask me there are not enough feathers in the food. They are wasted in pillows.’

‘Only a fool would develop such a powerful emotion for a man who largely behaved as if she didn’t exist.’

These are my two favourites quotes from the book. If you liked the film Seven Brides For Seven Brothers then you will love this book, but even if you have never seen the film then I highly recommend that you read this book, Virginia you did a wonderful job and a different take on the film I loved it this book from start to finish.

Shell Cunliffe. Read the full review over on Shell’s blog – Boonies123

Alison’s Thoughts

I absolutely loved every minute of it. On the one hand not being able to put it down and on the other not wanting it to end!

The story had me riveted from the very first paragraph. The writing flowed and the characters were very engaging.

I cannot wait to read the next book in the series about these four brothers.
This author has quickly become one of my favourites and I will be purchasing her future novels and also her back catalogue.

Very highly recommended to all lovers of historical romances!!

Alison Pearson. Read the full review on Mills and Boon Book Reviews Blog.

Gwessie’s Thoughts

I had the privilege and honour to read this wonderful story, and beginning of what I am sure will be an amazing series. Utterly brilliant adored this book very much, ticks all of the boxes for me definitely romance, action, adventure cheekiness truly adore it. Thank you Virginia xxx

Gwessie Tee. Read her full review over on Goodreads.

Purchase here –  A Warriner to Protect Her Out Now! 

A Warriner to Rescue Her Book 2 in the #WildWarriners Series by Virginia Heath

The Blurb 

Tempted by the damsel in distress! 

Captain James Warriner is startled to find a curvaceous beauty caught up a tree in his orchard! Despite his shattered leg, he rescues Miss Cassandra Reeves, then is determined to have nothing more to do with the enticing vicar’s daughter. 

Except when Cassie seeks Jamie out to apologize, they find themselves persuaded to work together on her storybook. Secret liaisons with the dashing soldier make Cassie wish Jamie would rescue her once more…by making her his wife!

The Review Sisters’s Thoughts

Alison’s Thoughts 

My Oh My Oh My!!! What a beautiful love story this was. I thought I had fallen in love with Jack Warriner from the first book of the series but I fell just as hard for Jamie Warriner in this second book.

The story was just so enchanting that I really didn’t want it to end, you just knew from the very beginning that Jamie and Cassie absolutely belonged together.

I cannot wait to fall in love with the next Warriner brother in the third book of this series. Highly recommended read, this lady has become one of my favorite authors.

Alison Pearson.  Read the full review over on the Mills and Boon Book Reviews Blog.

Amy’s Thoughts

Jamie and Cassie are kindred spirits, souls destined to meet each other in this life or the next. Jamie rescues Cassie only for her to rescue him straight back and they thoroughly deserved their happily-ever-after!

This love story is breath-takingly written. A love story that had me spell-bound from the get-go and continued to weave it’s magic until the final page.

A romance that is devilishly funny but just as emotionally charged as a love scene in the rain. A highly, highly recommended read.

Amy Ella. Read the Full review over on the Mills & Boon Book Reviews and Chat Blog.

Frankie’s Thoughts

Move over Heathcliffe there is a new gruff, monosyllabic, tormented hero in town in the form of Captain Jamie Warriner. Oh my word! I was warned I would love him and he has more than lived up to the hype, he really is something special. He is a proud man who after serving his country with courage facing down more horrors than any man should face he is back and he is in pain, not just physically but he is trying adjust to civilian life but like a lot of soldiers today poor Jamie is struggling. I was drawn to him the moment I met him in the previous book “A Warriner to protect her” there is just something about this gruff but hugely sensitive man, that draws you in. Yes, he may be as stubborn as an OX – as well as built like one – but he has a good and kind heart, who needs a little love.

Frankie Reviews. Read the full review over on the Chicks, Rogues and Scandals Blog.

Shell’s Thoughts

If he’d had any breath left in his lungs, he probably would have screamed in agony. All that came out instead was a weird hiss.’

‘Jamie thanks to his ancestors and over a decade of growing, he was now an ox of a man. An ox of a man with a useless left leg.’

Two of my favourite quotes! This is book 2 in Virginia’s Warriner Series. Well were do I start I loved it as I knew I would from start to finish, it made me laugh and also made me cry, I love the way Virginia writes she makes you engage with the characters.

Shell Cunliffe. Read the full review over on Shell’s blog – Boonies123

Gwessie’s Thoughts

I literally could not put this awesome book down, was completely drawn in to the story and emotions of the characters as they unfolded having read #1 which I loved I knew what I may expect but it still blew me out of the water and I so very much enjoyed it, definitely cant wait to read #3 in the near future as the characters unfold more definitely adore this series and the author who wrote them cannot fault a single word any who love Historical Romance will love this it has everything from humour to tears in every setting truly wonderful read I must admit I did weep myself along with the characters but gladly come the end was weeping I joy.

Gwessie Tee. Read the full review over on Gwessie’s GoodReads profile.

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