Never Borrow a Baronet

Never Borrow a Baronet

by Regina Scott

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BN ID: 2940162072553
Publisher: Regina Scott
Publication date: 06/13/2018
Series: Fortune's Brides , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 36,825
File size: 300 KB

About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first Regency romance was published in 1998, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott is a decent fencer; owns a historical costume collection that takes up over a third of her large closet; and is an active member of the Church of the Nazarene.

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Never Borrow a Baronet 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Heidi_Reads 9 months ago
This lovely series continues with Miss Thorn helping another lady of reduced circumstances find a new position and ultimately, the opportunity to fall in love. There is a great cast of vibrant characters that made this book such fun to read- Patience, with her up-for-anything attitude; Harry, with his hands full of spies, smugglers, and suspicious guests; Miss Thorn, trying to avoid her childhood sweetheart who is staying in the same house; Augusta, creating concoctions that terrify her guests; Lydia, all too eager to help Augusta and stir things up a bit; Yvette, a French spy with nothing to lose. The fake engagement and other secrets create quite a bit of tension, especially as Patience and Harry begin to grow closer. The weather traps everyone on the property and they have to wait for the water to subside before the guests from the house party can depart, which made the pace drag a bit after the middle of the book. It picks up again with some action and the climax at the end, and leaves the door open for Miss Thorn to reconcile with her long-lost love. I'm especially looking forward to reading the next books since we were introduced to both characters who will be featured in them, Yvette and Lydia. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
Anonymous 11 months ago
There are some inaccuracies and implaussibilities (ex: it would have made more sense to rip the hero's sleeve to tend his gunshot rather than have him remove his shirt), with the hand of an American author evident in the text. However, these errors are sufficiently small for me to overlook, especially as I enjoy the author's stories. The leads were not always intelligent, though I quite liked the heroine's ploy at the end. A simple, fun story with clean romance.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
Great writing, Great book Regina never fails to impress me with her writing. This is a nice story about not wanting to fall in love, a little espionage, and mystery. I don't think you'll be disappointed with this good, clean, book. Oh yes, I think it would be best to read the series in order to get the full enjoyment of this one.
Phyllis_H More than 1 year ago
Never Borrow a Baronet by Regina Scott My rating is 4.5 Stars Augusta, aka Gussie, was a riot! She was so determined to come up with the latest and greatest skin concoction that would take England by storm. However, she didn’t want to be trite and use tried and true ingredients like rose petals. No. Instead, she tried things like burned chicken feathers and ground pearls! The results of some of her experiments were less than stellar! I loved how her laboratory and nasty creations played such an important role. Patience was so adaptable. She had been in so many uncomfortable circumstances since her parents died, she really didn’t think twice about it. Working with Gussie was a step up from the persnickety Lady that she had been a companion to that she positively thrived. She was resourceful and knew how to take charge when necessary. But she was an abominable spy. . . I enjoyed Sir Harry’s dedication to his cause and to helping Yvette that he was willing to perpetuate the myth that he was as much a rogue as his father and grandfather. There were some secondary characters in the story, the unwanted houseguests, Beau and his sister, Lydia. Beau was determined to marry his sister off to Harry and had other nefarious purposes. They added such richness and mystery. I sincerely hope that Lydia will get her own story. I didn’t think I would like her much, but ended up just loving her! Meredith Thorn finally ended up face to face with Julian, though their tale is far from being resolved. Never Doubt a Duke began their story. Despite this, you could read this book and not feel like you were at sea from not having read that first book, yet, the books do build on each other and my recommendation is to read them all. And don’t worry about having to wait long for the conclusion, because Never Envy an Earl is already available for pre-order and will be releasing on July 13, 2018. This review was originally posted on AmongTheReads.net. Get a preview of Never Borrow a Baronet at amongTheReads.net I would like to thank Regina Scott for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Never Borrow a Baron by Regina Scott Fortune's Brides Series Book Two Patience Ramsey had been a companion to a very difficult woman. And treated badly by the daughter. During her visits with her employer's friend, she met Jane who suggested Patience go see Mrs. Thorn to find a new job. She finally did. Suddenly she finds herself working for a unique woman. A woman who announces her as her nephew's fiancè. Sir Harold Orwell “Harry” is working to have his title respectable. His forefathers hadn't done a very good job of it. He is already playing a part in his work for England, so why not add having a bride-to-be in his act. Another great series by Regina Scott. Humor, romance, and suspense. So many unique characters that add to the story line. Including Fortune—a cat who has the final meow on who is acceptable—and who isn't.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Never Borrow a Baronet is a sweet and fun addition to the Fortune’s Brides series. Although this story could probably be enjoyed as a stand alone novel, I think that readers will understand the roles of Miss Thorn and Fortune better if they have also read Never Doubt a Duke. Patience, the heroine of this novel, also appears in book one, so it is fun to see what her life was like prior to this story. The twists, turns, and intrigue played out among quite the cast of characters! I really liked Patience and Harry a lot. I also enjoyed watching the interaction between Meredith and Julian. The Regency era is such an interesting setting for books and it is always refreshing to find clean fiction set in this time period. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
eLynda More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely loving Regina Scott's return to the Regency era with this new series, Fortune's Brides. Although the books are loosely connected, each one can be read as a standalone and Patience and Harry won my heart in this installment. The combination of great characters, sweet romance, and a wonderful, unique plot make this my new favorite book by the author! These characters quickly drew me in. Patience has experienced much loss and struggles with knowing her value. Harry is a rake by reputation; few take the time to discover the true man. Together, these two help each other see themselves with new eyes and begin to hope for something bigger than they ever dreamed of before. This novel has several twists and much that was unexpected. Perhaps my greatest surprise came in the secondary characters in this novel, each one a strong woman who somehow defied society's expectations for women at the time. Scott keeps things historically accurate, however, and I never felt that the women were too progressive or modern to be realistic, which I appreciate when I read historical fiction. A fun, mostly-lighthearted read set in Regency England with a bit of suspense and many surprises, I highly recommend this novel for fans of the Regency genre and those who enjoy historical fiction with humorous elements. I look forward to reading the next book, which cannot release soon enough for me! I received a review copy of this book from the author but was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts expressed are both honest and my own.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm More than 1 year ago
'Once trust is lost, it is impossible to regain.' Patience Ramsey has been forced out of her previous employment as a companion when Miss Thorn of the Fortune Employment Agency secured a position for her as an assistant to Gussie Orwell, who fancies herself an apothecary. Patience agreed and the first night at her new home heard her employer say that Patience is betrothed to Gussie's nephew, Did Harry. Actually this situation can help Harry because he is just spying on the French for the English. The house is full of guests for the Easter weekend and the weather has made leaving difficult. Things quickly heat up, not the least of which are Patience and Harry's feelings for each other. Regina Scott knows how to write a superior Regency very well. I read this in one day! She creates characters the reader can 'know' from the ferry beginning. I look forward to more in this series. *My thanks to the author for a copy of this book. The opinion stated here is completely my own.