Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer House Party (Timeless Regency Collection) by Regina Scott, Donna Hatch, Sarah M. Eden

A ENGAGEMENT OF CONVENIENCE by Regina Scott: Kitty Chapworth is nearly a spinster, and an orphan living on the charity of her uncle, with nothing to recommend her for the marriage mart. Her primary purpose is relegated to acting chaperone for her cousins until she can see them successfully married. Kitty remains focused on her duty even though she knows her future is bleak. When Quentin Adair returns from a long ten years working in Jamaica and proposes a wild charade to Kitty, she agrees, although the plan might reawaken her old feelings for Quentin. Can a reformed rake convince the perfect chaperone to overlook propriety for love?

A PERFECT MATCH by Donna Hatch: Genevieve attends a summer house party hosted by her best friend who can't wait to introduce her to a gentleman she wants to marry, Christian Amesbury. After meeting him, Genevieve determines Christian is perfect . . . for her. Torn between loyalty to her best friend and the yearnings of her heart, Genevieve must first escape the attention of a powerful lord who's obsessed with her and who tries to rob her of any hope for a happily ever after.

THE PAUPERS’ HOUSE PARTY by Sarah M. Eden: It’s a rare event that Edward Downy and his brother are invited to a house party by a member of the ton. But when they arrive, Edward quickly realizes this house party is different than any other. All invited guests are quite destitute, fallen members of Society barely hanging onto their homes. The hosts of the house party, the Warricks, then make a stunning announcement—they intend to gift all their properties to one fortunate guest. As the guests race to impress the Warricks, Edward finds a fast friend in Agatha Holmwood, who shares his same aversion to the horrible expectations. But their growing fondness for each other only makes the game more painful.

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I am always on the lookout for new collections in this series.  I love regency romances- especially when my favorite authors are writing them!  The stories in this book all revolve somehow around a summer house party which is such a fun setting.  Each author has their own take and their own voice so each story is distinctly different and so good.

I love a good second chance at first love kind of story.  Regina Scott does a fabulous job of creating back story, character development and growth in a short amount of time.  This was an excellent story and I really enjoyed it!

Donna Hatch is one of my fave's and her story links in with a series she writes about the Amesbury brothers.  I love that series.  Yummy it is!  This one also has a bit of intrigue which adds to the flavor.

Sarah Eden is the best.  I will always, at any time, be in for reading anything by Sarah Eden.  I loved this novella because it was kind of a twist on a house party.  Instead of the rich and stuffy, we get a house party full of those in poverty.  It was a fun switcheroo and it made me smile.

If you love regency romance, you've got to give this one a try!  It was perfectly diverting.

Content:  Clean

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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