The Sport of Baronets

The Sport of Baronets

by Theresa Romain

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Overview

Hannah Chandler, raised at the heart of the Regency horse-racing world, knows two things for certain.



First, the rival Crosby family cannot be trusted. Ever.



And second, she's just bought the champion colt Golden Barb for a fortune-making stakes race.



But when Hannah tries to claim the colt from handsome young baronet Bart Crosby, Golden Barb's current owner, everything she believes falls apart. The prize colt is stolen—and with it go both families' dreams of rebuilding troubled reputations.



Is Bart to blame for the theft, or is he truly as honest and determined as he seems? As Hannah and Bart rush to solve the mystery before race day, they uncover scandalous family secrets—and learn that enemies might just make the best lovers...



(Originally published November 2015)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160813516
Publisher: Theresa Romain
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: Romance of the Turf
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,113
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Theresa Romain is the bestselling author of historical romances, including the Matchmaker trilogy, the Holiday Pleasures series, the Royal Rewards series, and the Romance of the Turf series. Praised as “one of the rising stars of Regency historical romance” (Booklist), she has received starred reviews from Booklist and was a 2016 RITA® finalist. Theresa is hard at work on her next book from her home in the Midwest.

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The Sport of Baronets 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the story of this novella, and the characters I loved. The only bad thing is this is to hard to read, half of the words I had to look the meaning up to understand. If you know about horse racing then this is the book for you. The writer went into so much detail on the subject I would have to read pages twice. I couldn't picture it in my head like other books. I did like the book I just wish I knew more about the sport. I will research it before I buy the next book. I recommend this book even tho I didn't know all about the subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There's nothing in this book that would induce one to imagine that it was set in early 1800. There's so much filler material about horses and stables that one's inclined to skim through it. Lastly, one sex scene is thrown in the midst for good measure. Historical romance this book is certainly not! What it is ; is a waste of time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good read with one little touch of a sex scene. I enjoyed it, but the next book in the series is a little rich for my blood at over $7. 104 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful beginning to a series! Cant wait.
LiveLaughandLoveBooks More than 1 year ago
The Sport of Baronets was entertaining, but even though I enjoyed it there just wasn't enough character build-up, which I like reading. BUT..this is a novella so I won’t hold it against the author! It just means that I will certainly be reading more from Theresa and I will probably fall in love with her full length novels! This reminded me very much of Romeo and Juliet, but I still thought it was a very sweet love story. I absolutely LOVE the banter between Hannah and Bart, it helped form a very awesome relationship. Such a great couple! Very easy read and very enjoyable! The short snippet of the next book wasn’t enough for me though and I can’t wait to read it!! *I received a complimentary copy of the book from Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
debwill74 More than 1 year ago
Are you looking for an historical romance starring witty characters and a charming plot? Then look no further than The Sport of Baronets by Theresa Romain. The Chandlers and Crosbys have been in a rivalry for years. Neither Bartlett nor Hannah knows exactly what had happened. But, they do both believe that they own the colt Golden Barb and before they can come to an agreement as to who the true owner is he is kidnapped. And they have to work together to find him. I received this copy of The Sport of Baronets by Theresa Romain from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
Historical_Romance_Lover More than 1 year ago
This is book 1 in the Romance of the Turf series. Sir Bartlett Crosby is determined to turn his family's finances around by winning races with his colt. But that is all about to change when Hannah Chandler claims to have purchased the horse from his mother. It gets even worse with the colt is stolen. Now Bartlett and Hannah must work together to find the horse, but can members of two families that have been rivals for years get past that history to the benefit of both? I did enjoy this novella, but it is definitely not my favorite of the stories I've read by Romain. I know it was short, but I feel like everything was rushed. There was not enough time for the H/H to get to know each other and therefore I didn't feel the chemistry between them like I did when reading the Matchmaker Trilogy by Romain. The next book in the series comes out in February. I'm hoping it will be more like the other books by Romain that I have read and loved. Thanks go out to Sourcebooks via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Marcy99 More than 1 year ago
This was a sweet Regency story set in the world of horse racing. It was a great beginning to the author's new 'Romance of the Turf' series.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
I love Bart and Hannah. Their families have been feuding for years, but they have a love of horses in common. The problem is that Bart owns a horse that Hannah says she bought. While they are arguing over the horse, it is stolen. They work together to discover what happened to the horse and they uncover some family secrets.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
THE SPORTS OF BARONETS is Theresa Romain at her absolute best! This book is a splendid introduction to the author’s new Romance of the Turf series, which promises to be most impressive. A week before the Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, Sir Bartlett “Bart” Crosby notices that something seems wrong with Golden Barb’s foreleg, the colt that will race. Bart desperately needs to win this race, his reputation and fortune depend on it. The family finances are in a dire state, and as if things couldn’t get any worse, Miss Hannah Chandler pays him a visit. Hannah, whom Bart hadn’t seen in years, is the bearer of bad news: it appears that Bart’s mother sold Golden Barb to Hannah’s father the day before. Unfortunately for Bart, the document appears in order; the Chandlers and the Crosbys have been racing rivals for decades, and this will not improve matters between the two families. A commotion interrupts Hannah and Bart’s heated argument: Golden Barb has vanished along with Bart’s groom, and two men have been injured. Hannah is as determined as Bart to win this race, and even though they don’t see eye to eye, they will search for the missing horse together. THE SPORTS OF BARONETS is an original concept, and while I have been a fan of Ms. Romain for a while, this book surpasses anything she has ever written, in my opinion. The book is meticulously researched, and I was totally captivated by the whole racing angle, whether the vivid descriptions of the stables, and the bookmakers’ shenanigans. The story is riveting, the plot twists are most unpredictable, the pacing is impeccable, and the prose absolutely exquisite. The dialogues are brilliant; Hannah and Bart begin by trading insults in the most creative manner, which turns to candid conversations after a while, and the flirting is sinfully delightful. THE SPORTS OF BARONETS is a novella that reads like a full-length novel; Romance of the Turf will be an extraordinary series, and I already cannot wait for the next instalment! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.