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Series: Playful Brides #6
Title: The Legendary Lord by Valerie Bowman
Author: Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Published: November 1st, 2016
I have been lucky enough to read several stories in this series and enjoyed every one. This was a great opportunity to catch up on the main characters from earlier books but I don’t think you would necessarily have to have read those books to enjoy this one.
This novel focusses on Christian Bancroft, Viscount Berkeley, who escapes from the pressures of the season in London to return to his hunting lodge in Scotland. As the inclement weather threatens, he discovers Lady Sarah Highgate, dressed as a maid, ensconced in his bedroom with Fergus, the dog! It seems that she got lost running away and trying to reach her father’s hunting lodge, as more details are revealed the two get closer but she’s been betrothed by her parents to an eminent bachelor – one she doesn’t really like at all! As the two make a bargain with him helping her to return to London without scandal and her helping him to find a wife, life is going to turn things around for both of them.
There are some great laugh out loud incidents as the Viscount’s friends set out to help Sarah return safely and then try to get the two to admit their attraction to each other. I really enjoyed this historical romance and hope to read more from this talented author in future.
I was gifted an ARC of this novel via NetGalley. This is my honest opinion.
THE MAKING OF A LEGEND…
When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride…
As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the luckless lord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart?
The Legendary Lord is the sixth installment of Valerie Bowman’s Regency-set Playful Brides series.
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Valerie Bowman is an award-winning historical romance author who writes racy Regency romps! Her debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.
Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.
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