A devoted history buff finds the re-enactment of a pre-Victorian ball in London a bit boring...until a mysterious artifact sweeps her back in time to the real event, and into the arms of a compelling British lord.
Isabelle Rochon can't believe it when she finds herself in the reality of 1830's London high society. She's thrilled to witness events and people she's studied. But she may also have to survive without modern tools or career-unless she can find a way to return to her time. And then there's Viscount Lord Montagu,a man whose embrace curls her toes, but who has a dangerous agenda of his own.
Lord Phineas Montagu is on a mission to avenge his sister, and he'll stop at nothing, including convincing an alluring stranger to pose as his respectable fiancé. He's happy to repay her by helping her search for her stolen calling card case that brought her back in time. But he doesn't bargain for the lady being his intellectual match-or for the irresistible attraction that flames between them.
They're both certain they know what they want, but as passion flares, Phineas must keep both himself and Isabella safe from unseen opponents, and she must choose when and where her heart belongs. Can they ever be together for good?
Don't miss the time travel romance USA Today called "a delicious twist on historical drama and romance."
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This is book 1 in the Must Love series. In the middle of a Victorian themed ball put on by her work, Isabelle Rochon finds herself wishing that she was at a real Victorian era ball. The next thing she knows, she is feeling dizzy and can't find a single one of her co-workers. She soon realizes that she has some how been transported back in time where she meets Lady Ada Byron and Lord Phineas Montagu. Isabelle soon figures out that the card case she was holding is what transported her back in time. Unfortunately, someone stole it as she left the ball. Having no where to go, Ada takes her back to the place she is staying. Isabelle talks Phineas into helping her find the missing card case and she agrees to be his fake fiance for a project he is working on. As Isabelle and Phineas spend more time with each other, their attraction toward each other gets stronger. Isabelle must make a decision, if she finds a way back to the future will she choose to stay in the past for a love of a lifetime. I am a huge fan of time travel stories. I just love to see how the modern person will act without all their modern conveniences. I'm a little torn on how to rate this book as I loved the storyline and the chemistry between the H/H was red hot, but there were times that the writing was just awful. I felt like I was reading the script of some awful B movie. I did get better toward the end of the novel, but there were moments at the beginning that I was just cringing. If you can get past the first part of the book, it was really an enjoyable read. The next book in the series is about Isabelle's friend that goes back in time to Scotland. I will probably pick it up just because I like this type of story and hope that the writing has gotten better... Storyline: 5 stars, Writing: 3 stars.....4 star book Thanks go to Season Publishing via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
DD/ Reviewer for The Killion Group, Inc. / Hot Damn Designs My review for Must Love Breeches / Angela Quarles 5 Hearts Heat Level: Hot Pepper Must Love Breeches by Angela Quarles brings together contemporary sexiness and nineteenth century innocence. The result is a sensual romance that you can’t put down! The story begins when Isabelle Rochon faints during a reenactment ball, and awakens in 1834 London, in the midst of a true ball. With no money, no friends and absolutely no idea how this has happened to her, Isabelle faces an unbelievable reality. She has traveled back in time! Isabelle soon realizes that a capable, independent, modern day woman has no place in London’s society. Lucky for her she meets Miss Ada Byron, a woman who has the open mind and intelligence to accept Isabelle’s time traveling story as truth. With Ada’s help, Isabelle is able to safeguard her secret and blend in while she searches for her way back home. Lord Montagu knows his cousin Ada’s new mysterious friend is a complication he doesn’t need. He is a man focused on revenge, and tries his best to ignore the curiosity and desire Isabelle stirs in him. However, once he sees his carefully constructed plan is not working in his favor, he realizes Isabelle might be just what he needs to finally have vengeance. After accepting the gorgeous Lord Montagu’s unusual proposal to act as his fiancé, it proves no easy task for Isabelle. She must protect her true time traveler identity, while aiding him on his secretive project. Most importantly, she must resist the growing passion that continues to threaten the fact that she must leave. She needs to return to her life, her job, her time - but every tender kiss and stolen moment of passion is tearing Isabelle apart. Isabelle must decide... Is this love? Is this worth staying for? You won’t want to miss this love story that defies time! I should warn you though... it will leave you wanting a little more romance in your life!