Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Good Match For The Major. I would like to thank Rachel @rararesources for inviting me to be a part of this blog tour and for sending me a free e-copy of the book to review.
Beautiful young widow, Lady Eliza Wyndham, is determined never to remarry after a disastrous first marriage. The undeniable attraction that fizzes between her and Major Nathaniel Overton terrifies her. She rejects his advances.
With his pride badly dented, Nat vows to forget Eliza until he finds her in danger from an old adversary of his army days. His protective instincts are stirred and he steps back into her life, but will Eliza be prepared to accept his help?
Sparks fly when Eliza meets Nat for the first time, and I must admit to falling for them both. Eliza has been hurt, badly and is determined to spend the rest of her life as a single woman. She is surrounded by a loving family and believes that this is enough. She believes herself to be happy. When she meets Major Nathaniel, she is resolved to remain impervious to his charms, however difficult that may be. Nat is hardworking and has defied convention to become a wealthy, successful gentleman. He is kind and caring with a little bit of a tough exterior... oh and did I mention that he is dashingly handsome?! When Eliza rejects him he is hurt and resolves to forget her, to move on. That is until she is in danger, even if she doesn't love him, he wants her to be safe and happy.
One thing I really loved about this book is that the author makes us care about her characters, not only Eliza and Nat but for their families and friends too. And Josie Bonham can really write a villain! Nat's nemesis makes your skin crawl and your blood boil. He is the antithesis of everything that our protagonist is and stands for and you will be vehemently demanding his downfall.
A Good Match For the Major is a regency romance that definitely delivers!
A dashing hero - check
A damsel who despite being in distress is by no means helpless ( can you tell how much I love Eliza?) - check
A dastardly villain who tries to destroy their happiness - check
Moments that make your heart flutter as our protagonists fall for each other - check
Passionate embraces - check
Incredible fashion - check
Happy ending - Now THAT would be telling!!
A charming romance that will make you smile, set your heart racing and keep you hooked until the very last moment. I love this book and will undoubtedly be reading the next books in the Reluctant Brides series.
Josie lives in the English midlands, surrounded by towns full of history such as Evesham, Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwick and Worcester. Which is perhaps why her favourite reads are historical. Out of all the periods to choose from the Regency Era stirs her imagination the most. The true Regency lasted from 1811 until 1820 but dates as wide as 1789 to 1837 have been included in the extended Regency period. For Josie the true flavour of this period emerges after the iniquitous hair powder tax of 1795, unsurprisingly, scuppered the fashion for hair powder almost overnight.
Josie has always dabbled in stories but it took the combined efforts of her sister and eldest niece to set her on the path to writing novels. Her Regency romances, with a dash of adventure and intrigue, are the result.