I was very fortunate to have one of my titles included among over a dozen written by outstanding and best selling historical romance authors last month. The least I can do as thanks is to buy, read, and review those books.
Here is my first, a review of Kate Bateman’s A Reckless Match:
I must shout about this novel because WELSHMEN!!! Oh yeah. You had me at “cariad.” A Reckless Match is the first in what will no doubt be one of my favorite historical romance series. It’s got everything: forbidden love, scoundrels, bloody-minded females, numbskull smugglers, a family feud, and, of course, a stollen pig! I love Kate’s writing, her characters stick with me long after I finish the book, and I am so looking forward to book two in her Ruthless Rivals series. I listened to the audio version and I truly enjoyed the narrator, Beverly Crick.
Here’s the Publisher’s Summary:
The first in a new regency romance series about two feuding families, and reunited childhood enemies whose hatred turns to love.
Maddie Montgomery’s family is in debt, and her hope rests on the rival Davies clan missing their yearly “pledge of goodwill”, ceding the land that separates their estates. With Maddie’s teenage nemesis, Gryffud “Gryff” Davies, Earl of Powys, away, hope is in reach. But then Gryff shows up on a horse and is stunned that the tomboy he once teased is now a woman. When Gryff and Maddie discover contraband on their land, they realize it can benefit both families. But they’ve also uncovered a dangerous plot, and they need to work together to get out alive. Soon their hatred for each other starts to feel more like attraction. Kate Bateman brings crackling banter, steamy romance, and a dash of adventure into the first book in the Ruthless Rivals series.