Thursday 2 November 2023

The Runaway Heiress - Emma Orchard

London, 1815. Cassandra Hazeldon is on the run.

Under duress to marry a repellent friend of her uncle, Cassandra has made her escape, but now she is very much alone. With luck and quick thinking, she finds a refuge in a grand mansion in Mayfair, and a protector in Lord Irlam, or Hal to his friends.

Posing as a friend of Hal’s sister, Cassandra is swept up into the social whirl of a Brighton summer. But the attraction between her and Hal is starting to scorch, and when jealousy is added to the mix, things are set to reach boiling point.

Dear Reader, this wonderfully romantic story has passionate and steamy scenes, enjoy …

What did I think?

Regency romance books are very popular at the moment but I have never felt inclined to read one until now.  With a fiery redhead on the front, the cover of The Runaway Heiress is very striking and I just had to find out what lay in store for her.  It may not be one of my usual genres, but I absolutely loved it.

Cassandra Hazeldon is such a wonderful character.  1815 may be an age when women are seen but not heard, however, Cassandra knows her own mind and she's not going to do anything she doesn't want to do.  That includes marrying a friend of her uncle and losing her fortune to an odious old man.

Of course Cassandra is rescued by a dashing young man who melts her insides and proves to be a swoonworthy love interest.  Hal is lovely and puts his family commitments above his own happiness, but Cassandra is weakening his resolve and he's proving powerless to resist.  What I like about Hal is his insecurities and it's nice to see this from a male viewpoint for a change.  

Well I do declare, Ms Orchard, I am blushing like a schoolgirl.  Never has the touch of a palm felt so erotic and caused me to exclaim: 'Is it me or is it hot in here?'.  Read this one with a fan handy; it's a real scorcher and may cause uncontrollable blushing.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

My rating:

Buy it from:

No comments:

Post a Comment