My Convenient Marriage ARC Review (Sweet Bay Brides #1)

How far would she go to become a mother?
Declan Chambers is a hard-nosed businessman with no time for love, marriage, or children. But when he discovers he has a daughter who’s being raised in an abusive home, he decides to fight for custody, even though he knows nothing about kids, especially shy, little girls who refuse to talk to men. 

Daycare teacher Abby is drawn to Callie, the new student who was taken away from the only parent she knows.  She doesn’t trust men any more than Callie does, but she feels compelled to help the man who’s struggling with instant fatherhood and protect the child who stole her heart. 

But can she protect her own heart when a marriage of convenience promises her the one thing she wants more than anything? 

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I’ve read a few novels with fake relationships or fake marriages, but never one told in this way. Abby and Declan had chemistry from the moment that they set eyes on one another, but they didn’t jump right into the “convenient” marriage part. They each had their own jobs, and they weren’t going to drop everything for feelings. They both had their own failures with love, so why would they risk everything to try again?

Declan was mess. He was a perfect businessman, but he didn’t know how to be close to people. He hadn’t had a successful relationship in a long time, so when he was told that he had a child, he knew that it could only be from one person. Declan could not take care of Callie on his own. I’m not even going to say that he tried his best, he did something, but Callie must have gone thorugh an awful first night experience when she was dropped off with Declan. Declan couldn’t even keep his temper under control and ended up yelling at Callie, an already abused child. Thank goodness Abby came into the picture on only the second day! Without her, Callie would have never survived living with Declan.

Abby was such a great female character. She knew that she wanted a child, and she didn’t even want to be married to have one. Working at the daycare was a dream job for her, and Callie instantly clung to her. Abby knew that she wanted to get closer to this broken child, and Declan gave her the opportunity to. He needed someone to help him raise this child, and she was more than willing to do that. Then he needs to fight for this little girl’s safety, and Abby is more than willing to do this.

My least favorite part of the book was probably the scenes at the beginning where Declan couldn’t take care of Callie. This wasn’t all of his fault, as wasn’t given enough information on Callie’s history. Not even her medical history! But it was definitely cringy, and I was just hoping that Callie would be saved soon. And then Callie was, and I was super happy again.

My favorite parts of the book were all of the cute family scenes that Cassie, Abby, and Declan have as they are bonding. I found myself reading and rereading those because of how adorable they were. I will definitely be rereading this book just because of how cute it was overall. The family-oriented style was a good look for this book.

Overall, this book was amazing, and I am definitely going to continue reading this series.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet family-oriented romance novel.

I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 books

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Stalking the Billionaire Celebrity Review

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Stalking the Billionaire Celebrity (Sweet Bay Billionaires #2)Beau Bennett has it all — a billion dollar bank account, movie star good looks, and the lead role in a new, hit movie. But none of it satisfies the ache he feels for something more.​

Fledgling reporter Cara doesn’t have the same infatuation with Beau as everyone else, but she is obsessed with getting her name under a headline, and getting back at Beau for ruining what was supposed to be her big break.

When Cara discovers Beau hiding from a media scandal at the Sweet Bay Resort, she knows fate has given her a second chance at the story of a lifetime. She poses as a housekeeper, hoping to catch the playboy billionaire in a compromising situation so she can write a scathing article, exposing his many indiscretions. If only Beau would cooperate.

Instead of trouble, Beau finds the meaning that he’s been looking for in small town life and the spunky housekeeper who turns up everywhere. And Cara finds herself falling for the kind, generous man who’s more hero than heartbreaker.

But when Cara’s true intentions are revealed, can she convince Beau to give her a second chance?

It’s been a while since I’ve ever read a “hate to love” romance, but this one really hit the spot.

Beau is not the typical “billionaire romance” love interest. I’ve never had such an interesting first scene of a book. He is hungover from partying the previous day, doesn’t want to get in a private jet because of his bad memories about his parents’ death in a plane, and has a panic attack in front of an airport. Then he goes to a drug dealer that he sees out of the corner of his eye to try to get something that would allow him to calm down and get on the plane. I guess I’ve never seen a vulnerable billionaire in a romance novel like this? It actually made me like him more. For once, the main character wasn’t being a complete jerk to the main female character before falling in love with her 30 pages later! This book was off to a good start.

Cara was the one who hated Beau at first. He was supposed to be her big break, but he never showed up. Now, she decides to pretend to be a maid to try to get some dirt on him. Is he actually a drug addict, or is it something else? When she enters the room and he is actually friendly to her instead of treating her like a maid, she immediately knows that something is up. Beau might not be the man that the media is making him out to be. I loved the scenes where the two of them would just hang out with each other all day, making small talk and having fun in the small beach town.

I constantly wanted the pair to work out in the end. They had chemistry from the very start of the book, and it only increased as the story went on. They were friends first, albeit for a short time, and then they became a romantic pair. I could see that they would be a good long-term couple.

One of my favorite parts of the book was when Cara was with her friends. None of them seemed toxic, they all just wanted to support each other and have fun. They never left anyone out of the group, even if she had children and couldn’t stay out as late as the other women. I want to have a group of friends as supportive as they were!

The last thing I want to talk about is how this book connects to the other book in the series. I won’t spoil anything about that book, but you will see how the couple fares in this novel, along with a few tidbits about their lives after the book ended. You will also see how the town reacted to the resort, if they accepted it or not. I hope that this continues to the next novel, so I can see what happens to all these characters. Maybe it will be someone else from the friend group who ends up marrying a billionaire!

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new adult romance novel. It’s also a clean romance novel!

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books

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Throne of Grace Review (Cliff Walk Courtships #1)

Throne of Grace (Cliff Walk Courtships, #1)Arthur Davenport has it all: looks, money, and a successful future planned by his parents. He knows that something is missing, but when he and Josie, his mother’s maid, develop a friendship that can only be based on Christian values, he realizes that his love for her is the key to his happiness. Can he convince her that he would gladly give up his life of luxury for a life of service with her?

Newport, Rhode Island in the last decades of the nineteenth century was a stunningly beautiful and glamorous playground for the rich during the summer months, and a perfect setting for a romance between a rich young man from New York City and a local girl who works for his family. The two couldn’t possibly expect to have anything in common, as he is expected to follow his father in a financial career and she is merely a maid with a mother who takes care of local children while their parents work. Arthur Davenport, spoiled and bored, unsure of his place in his family and in the eyes of God, truly meets his match in Josie Warren, who is often just a bit hard on herself for not being the perfect Christian in thought as well as deed. The two meet on the famous Cliff Walk, and neither of them can imagine where or how their instant attraction will take them as he struggles to make his parents understand that his calling is the same as hers, to help those less fortunate. He has no money of his own, and if they disinherit him out of disapproval, how can he help Josie, who has spent her life working hard to help support herself and her mother? More importantly, how can he convince her that he would gladly give up his life of luxury just to be with her?

This has been the first time in a while I have seen historical romance/fiction involve religion, and truly do it properly. I absolutely loved this couple and this story!

Josie works for Mrs. Davenport as a servant, and she is good at her job. She would never do anything to disappoint her and works hard at her job every day. She meets Arthur Davenport, and they start talking about their Christian beliefs as friends. They grow closer and feel safer talking to each other about deep spiritual matters that they wouldn’t trust anyone else with. Arthur confides in Josie about his plans to help the struggling “townie” community who rely on the rich summer vacationers for their year-round income, and she supports the idea. But then, her income is put in jeopardy as Mrs. Davenport does not condone Josie’s friendship with her son. Arthur must find a way to continue to prepare to reveal his project and financially support the woman he has begun to fall for.

Josie and Arthur’s entire relationship is based around their love of God and trust for each other. This is proven through their growth in this story. There isn’t a moment where they aren’t looking out for each other and having deep, meaningful conversations with one another. I could truly see how much they cared for one another, without them being outright romantic.

I just wish I could live in this world, where people fall for each other slowly, by being close confidants mentally and spiritually, before committing to each other for life. I just loved every scene that Arthur and Josie were together in!

Besides the romance, the regular storyline is so unique. Josie is a servant girl who wants to help her mother, and Arthur is a “spoiled” rich boy who has never had to work a day in his life. After going on an eye-opening trip, he wants to give back to the forgotten workers of the town. He is willing to do it even if he has to go through all of the rich summer vacationers that were his friends! Very inspiring.

The only issue I had with this book was that the ending felt a wee bit rushed, but as this is a series, I expect to see the future of these characters play out in the upcoming books.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new historical fiction romance!

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 books.

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The Wedding Quilt Bride ARC Review

The Wedding Quilt Bride (Brides of Lost Creek #2)Rebecca Mast has returned to the Amish community with her son LIge after her husband passed away in a tragic accident with a horse. She hopes to be able to start over, but she finds herself in dire financial straits and doesn’t know how she is going to find her way out of the red. She meets her old friend Daniel, and he is willing to help her out, but she doesn’t want to accept charity> When some strange quirks about her son are discovered, the truth about her former relationship comes out. Will she be able to open up to her friends, family, and Daniel to accept their help? Will Daniel be able to get over his fear of people leaving to help Rebecca and her son through their emotional troubles?

Even though this book was supposed to focus more on the romance, I felt myself focusing on the relationship between Rebecca and her neighbors more. It was really interesting to see the women in the quilting circle get together to help each other out, even though they might not have all seemed that welcoming at the very start of the novel. I wanted to see Rebecca let these women in to be her emotional support as she rebuilt her life from the ground up and started her own business.

I also don’t read that many Amish romance stories, so I was shocked, to say the least, when I saw the random German (I’m assuming) words thrown in throughout the story. This wasn’t a bad thing, and I eventually caught on to what each word meant. It just gave the book a bit more flavor and context. The setting itself was calm, in a simple farm town where people lived in houses without electricity. The Amish people did not completely cut themselves off from the outside world though, because the quilting club included both Amish and non-Amish women.

The character development is also immense. Rebecca doesn’t trust anyone after her last marriage, and so opening herself to Daniel took a long time. Also, Daniel had been hurt by family members in his life, so he didn’t know how to be open either. Both of them had a lot to learn, and not just about themselves. With some of the events that occurred in this book, they had to learn how to be open and help others around them in their own situations.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a new sweet and clean romance novel about adults finding themselves and learning about each other.

I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Earl’s Regret Review

The Earl's Regret: Regency Romance (Gentlemen and Brides)

Elizabeth is excited to finally meet her betrothed, but when she goes to a dance, she becomes interested in a handsome young man. To her surprise, this man is Lord Mallon, her betrothed. The two of them have a happy start to their relationship, but then a tragedy sends Lord Mallon back home to be with his family. He leaves a note for Elizabeth, but Elizabeth never receives it and thinks that he left her for no reason. Lord Mallon must find a way back to his betrothed and Elizabeth must trust him, before a lost letter and devious cousin tear them apart.

I love books about arranged marriages where the two characters start to fall for each other before they even know each other’s names, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Elizabeth and Luke/Lord Mallon are unique characters, and they are very connected with their families. Soon, their families are to become one, but someone doesn’t want that to happen.

This plot was smooth and I personally loved the storyline twists and turns, but I did feel that the action at the end was a little rushed. I won’t spoil anything, but if you read it yourself you will see. This didn’t take away from the overall story.

This story didn’t have that much descriptive worldbuilding as most of the novel focused on the romance, but the different places that Luke and Elizabeth visited did have some description. The main focus was the character development and description of the different characters added to the story. Elizabeth has a life of her own and has friends of her own, and all of them have unique stories and personalities. Her relationship with her mother is also touched upon. Luke is a bit more mysterious, but his relationship with his family is expanded upon during the tragedy arc of the story. His relationship with a specific family member is also important in the story, but I won’t spoil anything!

This book was short, but besides the ending, it didn’t feel too rushed. I didn’t even notice any editing errors even though I had an advance copy of the novel.  I enjoyed spending time in Luke and Elizabeth’s world, and I think that you will too!

I would recommend this book to lovers of clean historical romance novels.

I received an advance copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5

Brides and Promises Box Set Review

Brides and Promises: Mail Order Bride Romance Collection

Finding Hope

Grace never thought that she would find love because she was plain with a homely figure. A friend gives her a copy of the Mail Order Bride newspaper, and Grace things that she might be able to find a husband who really loves her for her personality. When a prospective husband asks for a picture, she thinks that the only way to get him to like her would be for her to paint her face, add padding, and wear a wig so that she seems like a beauty. When she arrives in Montana, he sees her true self at the train station and leaves her immediately. An older woman has pity on her and decides to give her a room on her farm, and she helps both her and her nephew by cooking meals for them. As she gets closer to the nephew, she wonders if he is going to be her second chance at happiness.

I love Ruby Hill’s mail-order bride romances, and this one does not disappoint. This time, the main character Grace is not comfortable in her own skin, and doesn’t believe that she is worthy of happiness because she is too plain. She has to learn to love herself and get over how her prospective husband hurt her before she can love someone else. This plot was different from the others I had read, and I loved how it focused on the fact that girls were insecure about themselves throughout history. Most of the other brides had other issues, not necessarily issues of body image.

The plot moved smoothly, and it was fast-paced as usual because it was a short story. Nevertheless, it was still a decent amount of character development. Unlike the other mail-order romances, this one actually focuses a lot on Grace’s relationship with the Aunt rather than Grace’s romance with the nephew. I felt that this gave me the chance to really understand what type of person she was. The only thing that I wished I had known was more of her story before she became a bride.

There was also quite a bit of worldbuilding in this novel. I loved the scene with the sunset. I won’t say too much about it, but I thought that it really embodied small town life where people can just sit down and relax.

There were no editing errors that I noticed, even though I was reading an advance copy of the novel.

I received an advance copy of this novel and this is my voluntary review.

Overall Rating: 5/5

 

The Bride’s Heart

Hazel thought that she was going to marry Christopher. He decides that he only wants to court her secretly, and when she doesn’t want to give him what he wants, he decides to take it. Hazel fights him off, running away, but before she knows it the entire town has heard and feels sorry for her. She knows that she doesn’t want this to be her entire life, living in the shadow of one event, and so she decides to be a Mail Order Bride. Most advertisements are simply people like Christopher, but one stands out to her. She decides to take a chance and move to a ranch with the owner Stephen.

Stephen likes to keep things in order and he expects Hazel to follow his few rules. Neither plan to be romantic with each other in the slightest, but soon, feelings start to emerge.

I have never read a Mail Order Bride novel, and so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I was very pleasantly surprised with this novel. Even though the historical elements weren’t necessarily the focus of the novel, they weren’t butchered or forgotten about. The romance seemed realistic, with people falling in love with each other’s personality rather than just insta-love. I also thought that this book would be a very short read, as most of the historical romance.

Hazel was also a character who was strong and did not need a husband to be happy. She fought off her attacker and wasn’t afraid to tell anyone, instead allowing the whole town to go after the boy. She married so that she could move away in life, but she still kept her head about her and wanted to be as independent as possible. She was truly a role model within this story.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a Historical Fiction Western Romance/Mail Order Bride Romance with a female character who values her independence and a realistic storyline.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Overall Rating: 5/5

 

Love’s Chance

Charlotte has grown up wealthy, never wanting for anything. She doesn’t know how to cook, clean, work on a farm, or do any of the typical housewife skills. Always thinking that she would marry a rich man, she never thought to learn any of these skills. Suddenly, her father loses the family’s fortune, and they are in danger of losing everything. Being married would solve the issue of having an extra person to take care of, but everyone in the town knows that she would not be a useful wife due to not having any skills. Charlotte decides to apply be a mail-order-bride in order to find a way to get married outside of her city. All she hopes is that she will be able to learn the skills she will need to be useful to her husband so that she won’t simply be sent back home in disgrace.

This is the second mail-order-bride romance that I remember reading, and this is definitely my favorite of the two. Charlotte had a really unique reason for wanting to be an anonymous bride, she had no house-wife skills! This made for an interesting story, as Charlotte tries to hide from her new husband that she can’t do any of the “normal” household chores.

The romantic growth in this story was slow, but as it was short it did not drag out. In fact, the plot was fast-paced, and I found myself flying through the book in almost one complete sitting. These short romance stories are perfect for just sitting down one afternoon and relaxing. They are all clean, and the characters are so unique.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet, clean historical fiction romance novel.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Love, Unexpected Blog Tour With Review Plus Giveaway

 

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Love, Unexpected

(Two Moon Bay #3)

By Virginia McCullough

Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Moving to a new place isn’t easy…

Until a neglected ship and its owner make her feel at home

After spying a boat in need of some TLC, single mom Andi Sterling strikes a deal with its owner, Zeke Donovan, who shares her passion for restoring old things. Uncovering the legendary ship’s secrets draws them closer. Is it too soon for Andi to open her heart to the chance to build new dreams?

My Review
I haven’t read a sweet romance novel in a while, and this was definitely a nice refreshing one. I read this book almost entirely in one sitting even though the book is almost 400 pages long, and was engaged for every single page. Andi was such a responsible mother who even had a good relationship with her ex-husband for the sake of her daughter. She lived on the boat instead of living in a hotel, but she was still determined to make the best of the situation. Her daughter struggled with the change, but instead of getting frustrated she helped her daughter to also see the best of the situation.
Zeke is taking care of his father who is suffering from cognitive problems years after he suffered concussions. He never feels sorry for himself, but also makes the best of a bad situation. It is really no wonder that the two connect. Positive people attract other positive people.
The plot of this story flows really well, and the world-building is incredible. It even brings in some historical fiction elements when it discusses the renovation of the yacht. The story was beautifully written! There was only thing that kept me from absolutely loving this book!
It was good all the way through, and then it got to the end. I just didn’t like the end of this story very much. I thought that it felt a little rushed. However, if this story continues in another book, then I would definitely love to continue it. This is the only thing that disappointed me in this novel, everything else was picture-perfect.
I would recommend this novel to anyone who loves sweet and clean romance novels, or who is looking for a quick, fun read.
I received a copy of this book and this is my voluntary review.
Overall Rating: 4/5
Other Books in the Series

 

Girl in the Spotlight
(Two Moon Bay #1)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The daughter they never knew
When Miles Jenkins sees the graceful young figure skater on TV, he can’t believe how much she resembles Lark McGee, the girl he dated briefly in college. Could this aspiring star be the child Lark gave up for adoption eighteen years ago? He has to find out.
Locating Lark ignites conflicting emotions in Miles—including regrets for what might have been and romantic feelings that take the two single parents by surprise. As they prepare to meet their daughter, this deeper connection between the two just might be the chance at love they never got.
 
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Something to Treasure
(Two Moon Bay #2)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
If anyone can save him, she’s the one
Jerrod Walters hopes relocating to the coastal town of Two Moon Bay can be the fresh start he and his young daughter need. But the single dad is caught off guard when a beautiful PR professional offers to promote his diving excursions to legendary shipwreck sites. There’s so much he admires about Dawn Larson, starting with the woman’s upbeat, can-do personality. Dawn’s boundless capacity for joy might be the only thing capable of bringing him back to life after his tragic loss…

 

 

About the Author

 

A writer all her adult life, Virginia McCullough has had the opportunity to write the stories of her heart in her novels, including Girl in the Spotlight, the first book in her Two Moon Bay series for Harlequin Heartwarming. (Book 2 is scheduled for release in January 2018). Her award-winning romance and women’s fiction titles include The Jacks of Her Heart, Amber Light, Greta’s Grace, The Chapels on the Hill, and Island Healing.
Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.
Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.
Tour Giveaway
 

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and the pictured Handfelted Wool Bowl and Gemstones (US only):

Description: A beautiful handfelted wool bowl filled with colorful gemstones to add a little beauty to your home. The bowl contains a small amethyst cluster from Uruguay which is generally used in rooms where people tend to congregate such as kitchens and family rooms. It is said to bring about peace and open communication. The bowl also includes a pink chunk of rose quartz from Brazil as a reminder of love and healing, a candle quartz crystal crystal from Madagascar said to make anyone who enters your home feel welcome, a pretty piece of blue lace agate from Southwest Africa to help create relaxing and accepting energy near your front door, a deep blue apatite heart from Sri Lanka to encourage the sharing of feelings and tangerine quartz from Brazil for information retention and perfect for your office, study or a student’s room.

 

Hearts and Ever Afters: Regency Romance Collection Box Set Review

Hearts and Ever Afters: Regency Romance Collection by [Alec, Joyce]

I read every single book within this box set, so I am going to write a short review for each and then average out the ratings for a box set rating.

An Earl’s Agreement

Lucy does not wish to marry Lord Hutton, a very old man. Instead, she betrothed herself to Lord Caldwell to escape the situation. Everything seems to be going well as Edward and Lucy start to fall for each other, but Lord Hutton is not willing to give up his prize so easily.

Lucy and Edward’s relationship was so sweet, even if they started out as not knowing each other and only getting engaged for convenience. I also thought that Lucy was one of the strongest women in this box set, which was a change from the usual “damsel in distress” regency romance girls.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Married to a Marquess

Alice married William, but after the wedding, she has not seen him for three years. She decides to disguise herself and find out what her husband has been up to. Hopefully, she will be able to finally be free from his control.

I have to say that this story was probably my least favorite in the box set? I know that this is supposed to be regency romance with happy endings. However, if Alice had been strong, she would have left William and gone on to make her own life. I think I would have enjoyed this book better if it had been William searching for his long-lost wife and accidentally falling in love with her. The way the plot went was not completely uninteresting though, and I didn’t absolutely hate reading it.

Overall Rating: 3/5

A Viscount’s Second Chance

Henry has lost Eleanor before, but he is determined not to lose her again. Another man is vying for her affections, but there is something fishy about him. Soon, a friend of Eleanor’s is blamed for a robbery, and Henry must assist Eleanor and her friend in getting out of the situation. Nevertheless, his reputation precedes him, and he must work twice as hard in order not to lose the woman he loves.

I enjoyed this story because it showed the fact that not everyone who is rich in these romances may actually be good people. There were liars in history as well, but sometimes they are forgotten in these novels. I also enjoyed that there was some sort of mystery within this novel to give the plot an extra push.

Overall Rating: 5/5

A Duke for Christmas

Charles and Isabella were friends growing up, even though Isabella was simply the daughter of Charles’ governess. Isabella has disappeared for many years and then she shows up one night at his doorstep, asking for help. Charles must consider his options, and worry about Isabella’s safety as his family members start to attack.

I also really enjoyed this story in the box set and thought of it as unique. Rarely do I see regency romance novels about a rich man marrying a regular woman, and I think that this is a topic that should be expanded upon. This story was also a bit longer, which gave the characters more depth.

Overall Rating: 5/5

Unexpected Earl

Linton and Catherine were friends in childhood, but now they have drifted apart. Linton has a reputation for cheating people, and Catherine does not even want to associate with him. However, when she starts to court another man, Linton suddenly comes back into her life to warn her about him.

I also didn’t like this book as much as the others. When I read the novel when we find out what is wrong with Catherine’s current lover, I thought that it wasn’t a good reason for them to break up. Also, I didn’t particularly like Linton. Even if he tries to change his ways, I still thought of him as a cheat. All in all, the writing was fine, but I just didn’t enjoy the story.

Overall Rating: 3/5

Overall Rating for the Box Set: 4.2/5

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.