"Katy Regnery is a fresh new voice. I eagerly await every Katy book and I tell everyone I know to read them!" --Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author
Note: Marrying Mr. English is a STANDALONE PREQUEL to the English Brothers series and can be read before or after the other six books.
Trust fund playboy, Tom English, was supposed to find a "good woman" and marry her by midnight on his 32nd birthday. If he didn't, his grandfather promised to disinherit him. Unfortunately for Tom, three days before he was set to get married in Vail, his fiance elopes with her skiing instructor leaving Tom high and dry. With only a week before his birthday, it looks like Tom will forfeit his millions.
When Eleanora Watters, a smart, sassy - totally broke - waitress, spies down-on-his-luck Tom English in the breakfast-all-day diner where she works, she doesn't think much of him. He's at least ten years older than she is and he looks like another trust fund jerk with a silver spoon shoved up his...a-hem. But Tom surprises her. Set up on a blind date by Eleanora's cousin, the two bond over books, and after spending just a few hours together, Eleanora offers to marry Tom in order to help him secure his fortune.
After a whirlwind marriage in Las Vegas, Tom and Eleanora begin to realize that they're not as unlikely a match as they once seemed, and their feelings for each other deepen. But when Tom's grandfather sees through their scheme and threatens to cut them off, Tom will have to decide if he wants the money more than the Colorado waitress who seems to be something between "a dream and a miracle."
This full-length, standalone prequel can be read before OR after the six English Brothers novels!
Meet the families of Blueberry Lane!!
THE ENGLISH BROTHERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #1-7)
Marrying Mr. English
Breaking Up with Barrett
Falling for Fitz
Anyone but Alex
Seduced by Stratton
Wild about Weston
Kiss Me Kate
THE WINSLOW BROTHERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #8-11)
Bidding on Brooks
Proposing to Preston
Crazy about Cameron
Campaigning for Christopher
(Blueberry Lane Books #12-14)
Jonquils for Jax
Marry Me Mad
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis
THE STORY SISTERS
(Blueberry Lane Books #15-17)
The Bohemian and the Businessman
The Director and Don Juan
Countdown to Midnight
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract, and Katy's first novel was published in September 2013.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other stand-alone novels and novellas, including the critically acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
Katy's first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy's boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy's Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, became a New York Times e-book bestseller.
Katy's books are available in English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish. Her books soon will be available in German and Hebrew.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese cat create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Beautiful The beginning. This is a wonderful story about how the English brothers came to be. It's always great to know the back story about the parents. Tom & Eleanora may have come from two different kinds of lives. But love reigned even in the hard times.
The characters were likeable but the plot was predictable. I skimmed through the book very quickly as it didn’t hold my interest.
A very sweet, romantic, beautiful, story. Loved every word.
Would have given a higher rating but I didn't care for the "language". Probably won't read anymore of her books due to it.
Great little story! Enjoyed very much...
Did not read; filthy language, f-word
I loved this book, saved to be read again and most likely again. A beautifully written story of true love.
The story, characters and setting.....well done. I believed they were in love, and longed for that beautiful bond Well done!
What an amazing love story! I think the way the author set up the story was brilliant. Eleanora and Tom were inspiring and envious. Van and Evie where a huge surprise! I certainly didn't expect their outcome. This is one of those books that when you turn the last page all you can do is sigh with a smile on your face. This is definitely a MUST read. Thank you Kate Regnery for another sigh-worthy story. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
Favorite Quotes: “And Tom, who’d known his wife for less than a week, realized that love – a word he’d been reluctant to use before now – didn’t ask for permission. Sometimes it just arrived. Fully formed. And all you could do was hold on to it for dear life." My Review: I have said it before and I can almost guarantee I will state it many more times - I adore Katy Regnery. The hardest task I face in reviewing her superbly written work is deciding on which favorite quotes to include, as I always have several pages of them earmarked. Her books typically contain the magic formula with all the ingredients that I highly desire… a HEA - check, sweet and steamy love story – check, interesting and likable characters – check, wit and humor – check, clever dialogue and banter – check, a well written story and interesting plot line – check and check. And she makes it seem oh so easy. I am hopelessly addicted and already eagerly awaiting her next offering. I fall in love with her all over again with each new book. I enjoyed the back and forth timeline and learning how it all started, as well as the hidden tease of where the English brother’s names had originated – very clever Ms. Regnery!
Well now I know where the English brothers get their charm! I was gifted an ARC for my honest review of this book. Tom English is a dream! When he sees sassy Eleanora from across the room she is a breath of fresh air! Unlike the socialites he's used to! Ellie is a strong willed and driven woman who knows what she wants and is determined to achieve her dreams! When Tom brings his new bride home his grandfather is outraged and demands Tom divorce her immediately or lose his inheritance. After two days of marriage Tom chooses his wife over his family and his inheritance. As Tom & Eleanora begin married life on meager funds their love grows strong. Tom learns how to rely on his own merit and hard work and Eleanora learns to lean on Tom and trust him. Their love story is one for the ages and reaffirms that true love does conquer all!
Marrying Mr. English by Katy Regnery My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eleanora Watters is hard working, passionate and down on her luck. She has a good heart but has issues trusting it. Her outlook is failure only makes a person more determined to succeed. The perfect attitude for the future matriach of a rambunctious brood of testosterone. Thomas English is determined but his focus is fueled not only by success. He knows there is more to life and wants to prove that he can have have it all. Katy Regnery sprinkles some holiday magic. As a fan of the English family I loved meeting Tom and Eleanora. Seeing the events that started it all and the people who had a hand in creating it was spectacular. It's true, miracles happen when you least expect. After reading this novella, I know that I have to read this entire series. Wild about Weston and Kiss Me Kate here I come. Ms. Regnery ability to draw the reader in is why I enjoy her stories. I received an ARC of Marrying Mr. English in exchange for an honest review.