USA Today bestselling author Jade Lee has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. An author of more than 30 romance novels and winner of dozens of industry awards, she finally gets to play in the best girl-heaven place of all: a Bridal Salon! In her new series, four women find love as they dress the most beautiful brides in England. Lee lives in Champaign, Illinois.
Winning a Bride: A Novellaby Jade Lee
Due to his aristocratic family's downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes
An original novella introducing Jade Lee's hot new Regency bride series.
Due to his aristocratic family's downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes engaged to a man he knows to be a wastrel and a fool, Will puts all his passion into restoring his family's honor and winning the woman he loves. It's going to be a hot summer on the estate.
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Good for a novella, likable characters, ok chemistry, decent storyline, fits right into the series.
WINNING A BRIDE by Jade Lee is an exciting novella Regency Historical Romance. #2.5 "Bridal Favors" series. A quick fast paced novella. Filled with passion and a yearning for more. The tale of two brothers,William and Grant Benton. A tale of love against all odds. Well written with engaging, and charismatic characters and an intriguing plot. A must read! It is fast moving from beginning to end. I can hardly wait to read "What the Bride Wore" which is next in the tale of two brothers. Loved it! Received for an honest review from the publisher and Net Galley. RATING: 4.5 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, Review courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
This was a charming, sexy delight of a novella! Jade Lee has penned a romance that was heartfelt and fun to read. William Benton has become the steward to his families land after it was lost due to his fathers mistakes and it is hard for Will, at times, to let the past go. He wants his families land back but knows his elder brother has no means to purchase it back so he comes up with a new idea...wed the new owners daughter, Josephine. A woman whom he thinks to be a bit haughty and out of his reach. Yet during some nightly interludes he comes to find that Jo is kind, generous and a lady worth fighting for. A lady worth more than some land. He just needs to convince her and her father of this fact. Jo is the perfect woman to help him realize that there is more to life than titles and land and find his true worth. She is a bit wild and unpredictable and finds herself going a bit mad from the pressure of her life, from the man he father has arranged to marry her to finding the calm she needs to have in Will. Filled with heat, banter, emotion and an interesting look at some history of the canals and how they are built, this romance is sure to make you grab more by Jade Lee. 4 stars *review copy*
Synopsis: Due to his aristocratic family’s downfall, William Benton serves as steward on the land his brother should have inherited. His one weakness is for the daughter of the new owner. Josephine Lawton is beautiful, charming, and enamored of titles and all things aristocratic. So when she becomes engaged to a man he knows to be a wastrel and a fool, Will puts all his passion into restoring his family’s honor and winning the woman he loves. It’s going to be a hot summer on the estate. Review: I really enjoyed this novel. I liked that during a time when women had few freedoms, Jo did what she wanted anyway (sneaking out to the lake). Jo and Will both had feelings for each other but because of their stations in life, they hid it by acting like they hated each other. I liked Will's rival Alastair and hope to see him in a future novel.
I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed reading this book! Although it’s a novella I wasn’t expecting for it to be so long (or at least to reach pass 200 pages!). But didn’t I always want more from short novellas I come across? Well of course, so I got what I wanted, right? So we here we have the hero, William Benton, who is the second son of a Lord. He’s smart, handsome, hands on, responsible, and well….the turned steward of his former home. Why? you ask. Well, his brother or father apparently lost sold away their land in a drunken game of chance uproar. Now he’s determined to get his family’s land back and to do that he has decided to win the hand of his employee’s daughter; even if he has to resort to a seduction to get her there. Josephine Lawton, the beautiful elder daughter of Lord Lawton is wild, lack propriety, interesting, and is a spinster! Too wild and different from her fairer sex, she finds it difficult fitting into London society and now, also in the country. But she has always fancy the handsome steward in the country from a close distance until one festival night where her dreams were dashed. But now her father is eager to wed her off even calling one in from Scotland to whisk her away. What for her to do? So she plans to tame her wild soul if she wants to get married to the Scot and learn to be a proper lady. But at least the steward and her are on speaking terms again, but he seems determined on something, but what is it? The characters are loveable! Even the man Josephine is supposed to be engaged too, the Scot! That was highly uncalled for! I actually wanted him, Mr. Alastair Montgomery, to be with the heroine or at least with the nanny or Megan, Jo’s younger sister. I really loved his frankness and honesty with Jo and how they speak openly about their opinions and thoughts on things, and how they are most definitely on the same page of things. He’s smart honest and sincere, and well, I like him a lot! I would most definitely love to see a book dedicated to him, no doubt! The story was super sweet and fast paced. These two characters has known each other for about five years and has smothered their feelings as best they can. And of course there would be obstacles in the way and it’s highly understandable to the reasons why there would be difficulty between a steward and a Miss, let alone someone trying to get his family land back. Will is just adorable! I love everything he has done though some weren’t liked but highly understandable do to some circumstances. I love that he’s honor bond and even as the second son tried to take charge and do the best he could for the village and its residents, going as far as to defend Lord Lawton and his family, against his dismay at the lost family land. I guess I Loved everything about it this book because I don’t remember what I didn’t like, though at one point I did lose interest, somewhere, but over all everything was Fantastic! I most definitely love their conversations! Between Jo and Will and between Jo and Alastair! These conversations were what made me love them~ But of course the next book is about the missing Benton Heir and brother so I can not wait for it! And of course Jade, you should write a book for Alastair! I bet I’m not the only one asking for it :D Original review on doingsomereading.wordpress.com This eARC was provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca Publisher via NetGallery.