Book Review Time! I am clearly on a historical/regency romance kick guys!
A Regrettable Proposal by Jennie Goutet:
Orphaned at a young age, Eleanor wants nothing more than to settle in a home of her own. Stratford, having met once with betrayal, desires a woman who will be true. When a complicated inheritance forces them together, they little expect this to be the answer to their innermost desires.
I loved the way this book started out with Lord Stratford totally putting his foot in his mouth . I like how his and Eleanor’s relationship slowly built throughout the book, it made it believable. The treason side story was a fun addition too. Overall a great mix of characters and plotlines to make a fun regency novel! I’d definitely recommend!
A Foolish Heart by Martha Keyes:
Mercy Marcotte doesn't deserve a second chance at love. At least, that's what she's believed since jilting Solomon Kennett, the man she loved, when his fortunes took a turn for the worse. But Solomon is back from the West Indies, rich, aloof, and about to offer for Mercy's best friend.
This was a fun remake of a midsummers night dream. Love the way the main characters get themselves into a love pickle by their stubbornness. I think the side characters, especially Viola, are my favorite though. Their ridiculousness make the story so fun. A great, regency novel!
Rescuing Lord Inglewood by Sally Britton
All he wants is someone he can trust. All she wants is to belong. But when compromising circumstances force them together, do they have a chance at finding love?
This is the first of Sally Britton’s book I’ve read and I really enjoyed it! The premise is that after a few unplanned mishaps, the two main characters are forced into an engagement/marriage.
I loved the idea of two lonely people coming together for support, and how Esther overcame her fear of not being wanted. I probably would’ve liked a little more romance, by the end I wasn’t sure and I really believed that they fell in love with each other. But other than that it was a fun read with a little bit of everything in it!
A Diamond in the Rough by Jen Turano
To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due.
This was such a fun, witty historical fiction! Poppy is klutzy and completely unpredictable as she makes her debut into New York society. I love the friendships formed as well as the transformation between her and her grandma. And of course, the unexpected love story between her and Reginald. Overall a hilarious, light romance book. I definitely recommend if you need a good laugh!
The Accidental Beauty Queen by Teri Wilson
"Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time."
I really enjoyed this book! It had a Miss Congeniality vibe that I really loved, and the connection between the sisters was totally relatable. It had the perfect amount of fun, laugh-out-loud moments while still maintaining an engaging story line. Cute, fast romantic comedy!
Catching Coy by Ranee S. Clark
"From the moment Coy Jones lays eyes on Bellamy Hansen, he knows he’s falling in love. Despite the sparks flying between the two, there’s one problem: Bellamy is not one of the eight women competing for Coy’s heart on the popular dating reality show, The Catch. She’s the manager of the trendy Ranch House bed and breakfast where the show is set this season in the small town of Little River."
This was such a fun read! It was basically a book version of the reality show The Bachelor and I loved it. The connection between Bellamy and Coy was realistic and I liked how their relationship started out as a friendship. Definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a fun, clean romance!