Monday, January 16, 2023

NEVER BEGUILE A BODYGUARD by Regina Scott , Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

(Fortune's Brides: Guarding Her Heart Book 1)

Cute matchmaking story.

Lady Meredith has an unusual pass time to keep her busy while her husband Lord Julian is away on important Royal business. She finds positions for worthy, upstanding gentry. Among those is Abigail whose past is problematic due to her deceased unscrupulous father. Another group of clients are four of the Royal Guardsmen of Batavaria who chose to stay in England when their King returned home.

Meredith has tasked Fin Huber to guard Abigail when someone comes looking for her. Along with her pet, Fortune, the matchmaking feline, Meredith also credits herself with bringing couple together. Fortune is an excellent judge of character.

This was a fun foray into Regency drawing rooms and customs, with a bit of humor, a dash of romance and more than a whiff of danger, this is a clean read that takes you away to a different era.
*I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*
5 stars and a clean read

BackCover Blurb:
Ordered to guard, forbidden to love

When elite soldier Finn Huber was released from his duties to his king and crown prince to start a new life in Regency England, he never dreamed his first position would be bodyguard to a governess whose sweet nature calls to him. He fell for a lady he was guarding years ago, with devastating consequences. He learned the hard way that bodyguards must be vigilant, valiant, and in control, always. Loving who they guard is strictly forbidden.

Governess Abigail Winchester beguiles her charges with warm smiles and gentle words, but her composure is hard won. Someone knows about her connection to a family scandal and is bent on destroying her. How kind of her benefactress, Lady Belfort, to hire Finn to keep her safe as she hides at the lady’s country estate. He is everything a lady might admire, but she cannot give in to her growing feelings for him. Finn’s honor and her past can never be reconciled.

But Lady Belfort and her cat, Fortune, are renowned for making matches—in employment and in romance. With their help, Finn and Abigail must uncover who is threatening her and stop the villain before it’s too late. In the end, will honor or love prevail?

If you like warm, witty historical romances, with a touch of mystery, then you’ll love this historical romance by an award-winning, bestselling author.

“Readers who love Regency and historical romances need to pick up stories by Regina Scott. The author has never disappointed me. I am very happy to recommend any of her novels.” The Huntress Reviews

Fall in love with this new series, today.

Available in digital ebook and paperback at Amazon starting January 16, 2023


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