Friday, July 25, 2014

Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore and a $25 Giveaway!

Becoming Lady Lockwood
Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry . . . William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous Lady to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation . . . Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?

I have to admit, this book was right in my sweet spot. It is the kind of book I just love to read and then wallow in for a little while after I’ve read it. It was so romantic. <sigh>

William and Amelia were the perfect characters. William may have come off a bit nasty at first, but that’s because he was judging without knowing based on the little information he had. Shame on him. He quickly realizes the error of his ways though and goes about redeeming himself. He is the captain of a ship and a respected one at that. He is noble, gentlemanly and may just have a bit of hero in him.

Amelia is independent and strong but very feminine and sweet as well. You cannot help but love her. I love the way she cares about people and shows them that through her words and her actions. Don’t underestimate the heroine qualities in Amelia. She just might surprise you!

The whole voyage on the ship was so enjoyable to read about. Amelia is so sick at first and one of her first interactions with Captain William ends up with the contents of Amelia’s stomach on William’s feet. Ha ha! This year I went on my first cruise and one night the boat started rocking and I spent the whole night hugging the toilet. Amelia recovered in a couple days but I’m pretty sure I would have been one of those people who would have been sick the whole time!!

The developing relationship between Amelia and William is endearing and sweet. And the ending is swoon worthy, for sure. Think hero man swooping in (maybe literally) to get his woman. It was the perfect ending to a fantastic romantic book. Yay! I just love a good, clean romance.

This is an author I will be watching. I hope her next book comes out soon!!

Enjoy the following excerpt.  I hope it leaves you wanting to read this book!

He finally stopped and pulled his chair closer to her, raising her chin. “Amelia. I cannot begin to thank you for what you did. It was brave and brilliant, and it terrifies me to think that you put your life at risk for—”
“For my shipmates, Captain.” She kept her eyes lowered.
“I would never have forgiven myself if anything had happened to you.” He wiped the tears from her cheeks with his thumb.
“I would never have forgiven myself if I had not tried. These men, this ship, it has become . . . I care for them, William, for all of you.”
He raised her chin even higher, so that she was forced to lift her gaze his face. He stared at her for a moment. Then his eyes dropped to her lips, and Amelia’s pulse began to race. Would he kiss her again? They sat, frozen for a heartbeat, and then William stood, stealing with him all of the warmth in the room.

Jenny Moore
Author Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at The author's first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.  

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