Bookworm-turned-writer with the propensity to try anything. She has a true love of history and believes a good quote can fix most things. She lives in southern Utah with her husband and three kids. Her favorite things in life are flavored popcorn, her grandmother's purple blanket, and curling up to watch a movie.
Olivia Wilde has resigned herself to never finding a love match. Her father has insisted she marry a man with a title, if only to increase his own standing and reputation in society. But the men her father deems acceptable are, at best, boring and uninspiring, and at worse, are as brutish as her father, and are only looking to increase their own diminishing coffers. With her future looking dismal, Olivia decides to enjoy the last few months of freedom with her childhood friends, including the handsome Emerson Latham. His devilish smile and flirtatious teasing stirs up feelings she knows she cannot entertain.
Emerson is struggling to rise to his responsibilities after the death of his father. Though he might still be learning what he needs to do as the head of his household, one thing he knows for sure is that he wants Olivia Wilde to be his wife. Having grown up as childhood friends with Olivia, Emerson long ago had fallen in love with her quick wit, beauty, and passionate heart. However, without a title, he will never be permitted to court Olivia openly. But he has a plan that may give him a chance to court her in secret.
As the season kicks off, Emerson proposes a bit of fun with a playful game of tag. Olivia’s friends are delighted by the idea, though Olivia is more wary. After all, the game must be played in secret and they must be discreet when tagging each other at dinners and balls and the theater. As the romance builds between Olivia and Emerson, so does the risk of being discovered. Not only are their reputations at stake, so is their safety if they are caught by Olivia’s father, who has an explosive, and at times violent, temper.
Can their love find a happily ever after before the game ends?
I absolutely loved this book! I'm calling this the buddy movie of the Regency novel world-or the action adventure angle that Jane Austen didn't know she needed! The idea of playing tag throughout regency ballrooms is so fresh and totally works!
A CHRISTMAS ENGAGEMENT is a period piece set in England. A young man returns from war where he was missing for 2 years. He discovers at a dinner party that his oldest brother is engaged to his fiancé. He is angry, hurt, and at odds being the 2nd son. His best friend Sophie is the only one that held out hope for him and strives to help him adjust to the betrayal of his fiancé and his brother. He quickly comes to realize he has dodged a bullet. It is Sophie he wants but Sophie has other ideas. I really liked this story. It was entertaining and interesting.
Partly Cloudy With a Chance At Love: After a marriage of scandal he would rather forget, Ethan Kincaid the Earl of Densmore is misled into joining a house party by a matchmaking friend; but when a pretentious peacock brings a naively valiant beauty across his path, he must decide whether he wants to continue to guard himself or risk taking another chance at love.