Today, I’m launching a new addition to my blog called Red Pump Romance Reviews.
YAY! I’m so excited and crossing my fingers that I do justice to my first book.
Woo’d in Haste (The Taming Series)by Sabrina Darcy
Our heroine, Bianca Mansfield, is an avid reader. One of the things I love about her is the way she compares Mr. Dore (aka Lucian Dorlingsley, Viscount Asquith) to her favorite novel heroes, like Mr. Darcy, Sir Clement Wetherby, Mr. Elliot, and Captain Wentworth. She’s not afraid to get her hands dirty and her feet wet while fishing with her younger brother, whom she adores. She follows propriety while eating dinner with the family, but ignores the need for a chaperone while taking long walks on the family estate. She’s full of wit, has a soft heart, while exuding strength at the same time.
Mr. Dore has traveled abroad, studied at Harrow and Cambridge, and is the heir to the Earl of Finleigh. Yet he suffers from acute shyness. So when he confesses to his best friend, Reggie, that he’s been struck by love at first sight, but wasn’t able to approach the woman of his dreams, he quickly finds himself in disguise as a tutor for the young Thomas Mansfield. What better way to get to know Bianca than to live under the same roof?
I’m not a spoiler, so I won’t be telling you what happens. But I highly recommend you buy a copy and read this wonderful novella for yourself. Ms. Darby has a very unique way of telling a story, her descriptions are beautifully portrayed, and her characters full of life. The banter between Bianca and Luc is wonderful paced. I found myself turning the pages faster and faster as I laughed through the timid actions of our hero and listened to our heroine’s internal debates.
Woo’d in Haste gets 5 Red Pumps!
And I can’t wait to read Wed at Leisure, on-sale 5/27.
In all of Sussex—scratch that—in all of England, there is no one prettier than Kate Mansfield, and Peter Colburn, heir to the Duke of Orland, has known that since the age of 15. But since her vivacious nature comes with a temper to match, Peter has always masked his hunger for her behind ruthless teasing. As far as Kate is concerned, there is no one as annoying or as incredibly handsome as Peter. So when he surprises her with a sudden and romantic courtship, Kate is sure this must be his idea of a sick joke.
After all, he’s the one man who knows how flawed she really is. And the only man to whom she has ever been so attracted. It’s only after she rejects him that she realizes he might actually have been serious. And she just might be regretting her hasty decision. As Kate’s determination wars with her traitorous heart, it may be too late. Now she’s putting everything, including her reputation, on the line to give this accidental tragedy a happy ending.
About the Author
Sabrina Darby has been reading romance since the age of seven and learned her best vocabulary (dulcet, diaphanous, and turgid) from them. Her debut book with Avon Red, On These Silken Sheets, was a Favourite Erotic Romance finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Awards and a Best First Book finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards. Her new Regency novella, The Short and Fascinating Tale of Angelina Whitcombe, released July 31st from Avon Impulse and her first contemporary romance, Entry-Level Mistress, released February 2013.
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*I was provided a temporary copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. After reading it, I purchased a copy of my own.