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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

TLC Book Tours presents... A MATTER OF TEMPTATION by Stacy Reid - REVIEW!

Hi there!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

I'm pleased as punch to bring you today's book of choice and blog tour guest via TLC Book Tours because I ADORED the book and I think you will too! No. Really! It's a Historical Regency Romance from author Stacy Reid, whose work I've featured a few times previously on my site, and if the wit and snark doesn't keep your attention, the blossoming romance will indeed! Ladies and gents, prepare for a new season (as this is the first in a planned series!) as we make our formal introductions to the ton...

Stacy Reid
Entangled Amara
Release Date:  06/28/22

About the book...
A sexy, sumptuous Victorian start to a new historical series from USA Today bestselling author Stacy Reid.

Miss Wilhelmina “Mina” Crawford is desperate. Having been ruined in the eyes of society years ago for one foolish, starry-eyed mistake, she spends her days secreted away at her family’s crumbling estate, helping her brother manage the land but not able to truly live life the way she’s always dreamed. When her brother admits to just how dire their finances have gotten, she takes it upon herself to procure employment…but the only one who will even consider the scandalous idea of a female secretary is the brilliant, ruthless, and infuriating Earl of Creswick.


Okay, so let me start again by saying that I ADORED THIS BOOK...
...but I will say, that synopsis does not do it justice!

It's not just a story of a woman ruined in the eyes of the ton seeking a way to make ends meet for herself and her brother, and discovering a chance to be a female secretary (which in that day, was unheard of) to the most aggravating earl of current times.  It's a story of a family made small by circumstance, trying to stay together, and provide for one another when times have gotten beyond rough.  It's a story about how one man's bravado (her brother) got the best of him due to his empty pocket and the gleam of quick money, creating a situation that would end rather unfortunately if it involved another duke.  It's a story of an intrepid young woman watching out for her family, taking a chance on a seemingly outlandish opportunity that comes her way, only to discover there was even more than meets the eye (which was already appealing enough!) to capture the heart AND mind of an ambitious woman ready to live life to its fullest, and not squander the gift of each day.

There is SO MUCH MORE than what that synopsis gives, I want to scream it from the rooftops!  You'll fall in love with the brother and sister duo, laugh at the assistance received for a bit of trickery, and hold your breath that the scheme to save them all ACTUALLY works.  You'll bluster at the Earl trying to set things to right in his own way, be unable to deny his appeal especially with his progressive ideas and desire to help the common man or woman, raise a brow at his attempt to fire Mina "for her own good", while gasping at the direction their interactions take.  It's a story with so many facets, it might as well be a diamond of the first water...and yet, while those may be flashy, they can also be more flash in the pan, and this story, this duo have staying power!

A great read this summer or any time of year with an intriguing story, wit, wisdom, laugher, love...and enough sparks to set the page afire!  Regency Romance fans take note, this one is most definitely not to be missed!


About the author...

Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves romance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love, Dusean Nelson.


Special thanks to TLC Book Tours for the chance to bring this title to you and to the Entangled Publishing team for the ebook/book for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the series, the author, or the publisher, 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!  Be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun...


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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I totally agree, the synopsis doesn't do it justice! I loved this one too, I'm looking forward to reading more from this author. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

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