It’s the 22 September here in New Zealand so it’s releases day of A LADY NEVER SURRENDERS! Book #1 in my Sisterhood of Scandal Regency romance series. My mum has been waiting a few years for this book to see the light of day and thankfully she loved it!
Shhh. Blue Stocking Miss Tiffany Deveraux has a secret. The poor orphan is not so poor. But she does not want that information to become common knowledge. Being a plain Jane, any hint of money would just bring fortune hunters to her door. No. In society’s eyes she will remain the poor orphaned ward of the Earl of Marlowe. Only then will she ensure the man who professes his love for her is genuine.
Slade Ware, the Marquess of Wolfarth also has a secret. He’s a renowned investment guru with everything he touches turning to gold. Or is he? Society may think so, but mostly his investments have been blind luck, and he’s pretty sure his luck is about to run out. Help comes in the form of his best friend’s ward. He’s learned Miss Tiffany Deveraux’s secret. She’s an investment guru who has accumulated a considerable sum. Marriage would seem a sensible option with so many dependents relying on him. But what’s a man to do when the one thing a woman wants isn’t his looks, title or money—it’s his heart and Wolfarth’s heart is shattered beyond repair.
I’ll share what Pat, one of my Bron’s Bold Belles thought of the story…
So many times, romance novels have the same story. Hero meets heroine, chase each other, get angry with each other, then marry and HEA. This story is so very refreshing in it’s originality, it is quite a ride. I loved how the heroine is a feisty wallflower who has a flair for making money, and doesn’t NEED a man, though there is one she would love to have. The hero is a conceited Lord who thinks he can have her groveling at his feet in minutes!
What I really loved was how the author rooted out the pride in both of them and showed how much they grew throughout the story. The delightful secondary characters, I’m sure will have their own story as the author leaves us hanging just a little bit with back stories that need to be told. This one is a KEEPER!. (I received a free copy of this book via Bron’s Bold Belles Review Team and am voluntarily leaving a review.)
To help celebrate the start of my new series I have a FREE Short story – A Lady Never Concedes.
Lord Julian Montague, the second son of the Marquess of Lorne has been Miss Serena Fancot’s best friend since childhood. When Julian starts talking about taking a wife, Serena is very aware they are no longer children.
Why does she suddenly notice just how lovely his dimples are and how tall and handsome he is? His clothes fit him like a tight glove and he has a body to rival Apollo. Suddenly, she can’t help but notice how the women in society’s ballrooms drool over him.
Worse still, he’s not once tried to kiss her, or hold her hand, or whispered words of love in her ear. Does he not see her as the love of his life? Has she left it too late to make Julian realize he is the only man she’d ever wish to marry? Has she left it too late to show him he’s the love of her life? That won’t do. But how do you make your best friend fall in love with you?