Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she weaves sizzling English set love stories that push the boundaries of regency era propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Brimming with new ideas, she frequently wishes she could type as fast as she conjures new storylines. While writing full time north of Sydney, Australia, Heather collects dust bunnies in all corners of the house and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled family into submission. You can catch up with her at www.heather-boyd.com
Forsaking the Prizeby Heather Boyd
She was a faithful widow until... Abducted at fourteen and sent away to sea, rough and ready sailor Tobias Randall endured exile and cruelty only to have his plans for revenge crumble. He may have made a terrible first impression upon his return to Romsey Abbey, but he has a plan to reclaim his place-he'll marry quickly and marry a woman of wealth. Yet the perils of… See more details below
She was a faithful widow until... Abducted at fourteen and sent away to sea, rough and ready sailor Tobias Randall endured exile and cruelty only to have his plans for revenge crumble. He may have made a terrible first impression upon his return to Romsey Abbey, but he has a plan to reclaim his place-he'll marry quickly and marry a woman of wealth. Yet the perils of life at sea are nothing compared to the danger of attempting polite conversation with a proper lady. ... he reawakened her heart Blythe, Lady Venables, may be revered as a faithful, proper widow, but a cruel misunderstanding has placed her sanity in doubt. Determined to clear her name, she forms an uneasy truce with the wildest Randall of all, Tobias-a man shamelessly willing to seduce her-to uncover the mystery plaguing Romsey Abbey. With doubts and fears against them, Tobias and Blythe each venture into uncharted territory - love and scandal.
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Tobias Randall wanted nothing more than to return home~Harrowdale after ten years of hell. Tobias' brother Leopold wants to turn him into proper gentleman yet finds that kind of thing bores him to tears. The only notable bright spot is Lady Blythe Venables in attendance at Romsey Abbey. Blythe is widow that loved her husband and child very much. She grieves their loss to this day. Blythe's sister Mercy is engaged to Leopold and they share a son together. Strange accidents are occuring through out Romsey Abbey that leave Blythe very much the center of suspicion and outrageous lies. Leopold tasks Blythe with searching for his and Tobias' younger siblings Oliver and Rosemary in late Duke's journals. Will Tobias find a worthy treasure? Will Blythe admit she could love again? Who is behind strange accidents? Will either Oliver or Rosemary be found? Your answers await you in Forsaking The Prize. This was definitely fast paced historical romance. I found it to be an easy read that flowed really well. I simply adored Tobias and Blythe together such a perfect fit as couple. Tobias' roguish ways were charming and appealing in an alpha male way. Blythe being witty, smart, and observant of those around her. I have several favorite scenes but I'm afraid I'd spoil the story sharing them here. I will definitely read more of this author's work.
It is probably a good idea to read “Engaging the Enemy” first. This book picks up where the other ended. Not having read the first book, it took me a while to figure out the missing pieces. It might be a good idea if this book included some sort of introduction or prologue with background info for those who haven’t read “Engaging”. The story focuses on Tobias Randall and Blythe. Tobias had a hard life and he has inner and outer scars. He is a rascal and a pirate, both sweet and sexy. Blythe is a proper widow who also lost her son, and she blossoms thanks to Tobias. Despite their differences they unite to solve a family mystery, and of course they fall in love. I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read the first one, but once you get into the story it is a delightful read. The intricacies of the Randall family are very intriguing, and the characters are original. It seems this series will continue with two other siblings. Copy received by author for review.
After reading the first book in the Wild Randalls series I could not wait to read Forsaking the Prize. Heather Boyd did not let me down, this book was enthralling as the first. It was another book that I just could not bring myself to put down. I think I am becoming a fan of Heather Boyd's very quickly. In Forsaking the Prize we get to read more about Blythe, Lady Venables and Tobias Randall. Blythe has had such a rough life with losing her husband and her young son. She just has not been able to pull herself out of mourning. Her sister questions if she will ever be the fun loving sister she remembers so well. The only time Blythe is happy is when she is visiting with her nephew. That is until Tobias enters the picture. I totally felt a connection to Blythe and the misery she has endured. This is one strong, loving woman that I feel so deserves to find her happily ever after. Tobias Randall was sent away at a young age to basically fend for himself. He was separated from his siblings after the death of his parents. He did not have an easy life and has the scars to prove it both physically and emotionally. At first Blythe and Tobias do not hitch at all. They bicker a lot but find that sparks are involved even when they are bickering. These two are exactly what the other needs. They are able to come together and help each other heal from their wounds of the past. I loved watching these two together. They have such a spark and chemistry that I found so interesting. Blythe and Tobias have a special connection that helps when they are searching for the answers to find the still missing Randall siblings. They work really well together and their attraction grows as they get to know each other better. Once again Heather Boyd has taken me on a thrilling trip to Romsey Abbey that I truly enjoyed. We learn the answer to a few questions that were left unanswered in the previous book. There are so VERY unexpected twist in this story. I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what fabulous story Ms. Boyd has come up with next. I would highly recommend this wonderful story to any historical romance fan that enjoys a fascinating love story with some mystery thrown in.