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Today, we're going for a two-fer with Rachel's Random Resources as we prepare to present you another FABULOUS tour with a FABULOUS title so worthy of your MUST READ list, you'll be bursting at the seams to go out and grab (or order online) your copy before the final close! Don't believe me? Hmm...how to convince you...well, if you're a fan of Historical Romance, LOVE characters that steal your heart, witty banter, and sarcasm that is perfectly appropriate for the often not exactly inappropriate but certainly awkward and or blatantly obvious situation, then BOOM...this one's for you! Ladies and gents, prepare yourselves for today's ebook of choice...
The Duke's Runaway Bride
Regency Belles of Bath, Book 3
Mills & Boon
About the book...
From shopkeeper… To Duke’s wife
When Beatrix, Duchess of Howden, writes to her estranged husband offering a divorce, she’s stunned when he arrives on her doorstep with a different proposition: a six-week marriage trial! Quinton Roxbury seems cold and inscrutable, but Beatrix gradually realizes his rough exterior hides a heavy burden. As their connection deepens, dare she trust him with her own scandalous past and risk the marriage she never knew she wanted?
All that I said about this one in the opening?
SO TRUE...and THEN some!
Seriously, when I found out it was the THIRD in the Regency Belles of Bath series, all I could think was....WHY haven't I heard of it before, WHERE was someone to recommend it to me, and GIVE ME MORE! Bea was a doll...though she was treated as anything but! She took her chance when she saw it (SO don't blame her!), made her way in the world (you go girl!), and yet wasn't so headstrong that she couldn't allow herself the chance to follow her heart when...or rather IF, the moment presented. Quin was a rather gallant gentleman, despite his family history, and I think his handling of his new bride's departure was MORE than elegant. Still...it took a hard conversation he didn't want to have to shake him out of his total emotional self control...and to what end? Ahh...wouldn't YOU like to know! Let's just say it's VERY hard to put a stopper back in a bottle, no matter what it may have contained.
In the end, I loved the premise, adored the story, cherished the characters (well, most of them...that Dowager though...ugh!)...and if pressed for a favorite, I wouldn't hesitate to say...HELEN! I know, you're wondering WHO in the world is that?! Well, she's Quin's darling little sister, and the moment she makes herself known, you'll be hard pressed to forget her. Do yourself a favor and make your acquaintance with Belles...because I know as far as I'm concerned, this may have been my first of the series, but it won't be my last! (No, seriously...like I just went over to the Harlequin site and ordered this book in print and the others! *yay me*)
About the author...
Jenni Fletcher was born in Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire where she writes historical romance novels ranging from the Roman to late Victorian eras. She studied English at Cambridge and Hull and has been nominated for 4 RoNA awards, winning for Short Romantic Fiction in 2020. She teaches Creative Writing at a university in the north of England and her favourite hobbies are baking and, of course, reading.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!