Thanks to the author for the complimentary book. All opinions provided are my own.
Well well well what do we have here—it’s one of my fave types of historical heroes: stunning, virile, self-made, cunning, secretly kind, & also a freaking fool for the heroine from day 1!!
Even if he is a bit of a dumb dumb about it for part of the book ;).
I’ve heard so many great things about Tracy Sumner’s books & decided to start with The Brazen Bluestocking.
Intriguing, not pulling any punches, steamy, & with a keen understanding of when to bring some drama, this book reminded me quite a lot of Kerrigan Byrne’s writing style—only less dark.
Speaking of the steam--The Brazen Bluestocking does it so well. They are long-ish physical scenes, even a kiss & grind against a door, & yet they don’t feel stale. The writing is vivid and varied, the talk is often dirty, both leads have the other tied up in lusty knots (not literally—alas ;) ), & I felt the heat.
There are some quick twists & turns with the relationship between the matchmaker & the Rogue King with architect aspirations & I think angst fans will be pleased—but the book never rests long & it’s pretty clear these two are enraptured.
Though it took me a minute to really get into, soon after I was invested in the romance between Hildy (Hildy Girl) & Tobias (Toby) & ultimately found it emotionally satisfying & delightfully horny.
4.25⭐️. Out now!
CWs: attempted murder, death, reference to abusive parent, reference to negligent parent. In one physical scene she says “stop” & he doesn’t—they have a small convo about it but I wish the consent were clearer.
Give me that HEA, please.
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