Tuesday 22 March 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - A Gentleman's Surrender by Mariel Grey

Historical Romance
Date Published: January 1, 2016

Blurb :

Call her a romantic—or a fool, Lady Monique Cathdon is determined to marry for love. After watching her parents tolerate an arranged betrothal, life seems too short to be wasted on keeping up appearances.

After all, what’s the point of having a heart if one refuses to follow it?

With a smile the devil himself might be proud of, James Stanton is not what her mother would call “a matrimonial prospect”. Still, there’s something about the young man that sends Lady Monique’s heart thumping around her chest, and silences her voice of reason.

Unfortunately for Lady Monique, the stakes are high, and young ladies of the ton make for very poor gamblers. Especially when James Stanton is on the hunt for revenge, and won’t let an innocent woman—or his own passionate desires—get in the way of righting past wrongs.

My Musings : 

I received a free copy for an honest and unbiased review.

I have always loved Regency romances. So I was eager to try out a new author when I signed up for this blog tour.

The characters were realistic and they were very apt in their setting. I loved Monique with her strength and passion. James wasn't upto my liking at the start but he kind of grew on me. The period setting was very well done. The author had done a very good job of integrating the right period authenticity into the story.

The romance aspect wasn't steamy and it went well with the plot. The plot was well thought out and I never lost interest in the tale at any point. I am looking forward to reading her other works too.

My rating : 4.5/5

Meet the Author :

From the moment she could put pen to paper, Mariel Grey knew she wanted to be a writer. Like all good adventures however, it didn’t happen overnight; it was after several decades of working in litigation that the desire to create dramatic worlds and characters became too great to ignore. Her first foray into historical romance, Surrender of Trust, explored the grime and glamour of regency horse racing, following the determined but impoverished Lucy Goodwin and upright Lord Chalifour. Her second novel, A Gentleman’s Surrender, released January 1, 2016 introduces the innocent Lady Monique and tortured Mr. Stanton, both struggling to find love in a world filled with deceit.

Though entirely at home in the ballrooms and street alleys of London past, Mariel Grey’s is currently working on a contemporary story set in Florida, a landscape dear to the author’s heart. When she isn’t conjuring words on her computer screen, Grey can be found on the water fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying the incredible natural beauty of her home.

Mariel has a wonderful husband (the hero of her own romantic story) as well as a mischievous cat (who seems happy to play the role of villain). In addition to being a dutiful wife and animal wrangler, Mariel is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Ancient City Romance Authors chapter.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog today, and taking the time to read my work. I am delighted you liked it, and yes, I genuinely try to make the period seem real and vivid, so thank you for your comments. I am happy answer any questions you or any of your readers may have.