Monday, April 7, 2014

To Bed or to Wed Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the To Bed or to Wed book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $10 gift card and a copy of Marriage Minded Lord. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

To Bed or To Wed (Darrington family, #2)
Release date: March 18, 2014
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

When an impromptu kiss captures the imagination, either a spark will ignite or family interference will snuff the match.

Charlotte Darrington adores being adored by the men in her circle. She’s in London at the request of her mother, and though her parent wants her to find an eligible gentleman and start a family, Charlotte delays. In her heart of hearts, she wants a man who can hold his own and won’t be cowed.

Nathan Brigham, Marquess of Ravenhurst, is annoyed with the interfering redhead leading his nephew into the evergreen maze. When he would have delivered a dressing down, she stops his words with a kiss. No matter that he finds her attractive and a welcome distraction from his darkly brooding life, he refuses to succumb to Charlotte’s charms. Above everything, he won’t become the savage man his father was.

Once they return to London from a house party at his country estate, the two can’t avoid each other. Stolen kisses and heated glances in shadowy halls as well as a questionable visit to White’s draw them closer. He can’t forget the demons from his past while her persistence to hear a declaration begs the question: to bed or to wed?

My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet, lovely, charmer of a romance, To Bed or to Wed was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was light, sweet, and an enjoyable read.

Charlotte was a good heroine. She strong and determined not to let other's expectations bring her down. I had one problem with her, though. For the most part, she wasn't the type to listen to rumors and didn't let them affect her opinion of people. But, then, suddenly, she did. She let rumors cause her doubts and override what she knew about the actual person. Not only was it annoying, but it was out of character. So, that bothered me. But, it was only one instance, and I liked her overall.

Nathan was wonderful. He was so sweet  and the type of man to feel deeply. He went through some true horrors that changed him, but his biggest fear was how those changes would affect the people he cared about. I wish we had gotten a deeper look into all of that, because his past was only explained, not really dived into. But, I still thought he was adorable.

The romance was very sweet. Charlotte and Nathan were a perfect match. Nathan needed someone that wouldn't be cowed by his tempter and Charlotte needed someone that couldn't be bossed around. And, they found that in each other. There was some spice with them, but this was a mostly sweet romance. I thought they were lovely together.

The plot was well paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. I enjoyed the story and the ending was lovely.

To Bed or to Wed was a wonderful historical romance. I really enjoyed reading this lovely book. Romance lovers, this is a book you'll want to check out.

*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author:

Sandra is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal romances in full-length books as well as shorts and novellas. No matter if the heat level is spicy or sweet, she loves to blend genres and oftentimes will add humor to the mix.

When not immersed in creating new worlds and engaging characters, Sandra likes to read, bake, taste new teas, watch The Big Bang Theory, and Psych as well as Finding Bigfoot and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World: it’s where dreams come true and the soul can play. When she’s not writing, she’s keeping things interesting at her Believing is Seeing blog or spending time with her husband, who patiently answers questions she has about men, sci-fi-related subjects, and the odd “what if”.

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  1. A Regency Historical Hero can be a totally problematic or a totally charming one. It depends on the situation to decide weather to love or not to love a Regency Historical Hero. Either way, they color the plot of every story, they bring the thrill and the expectation.

  2. Thank you for hosting today!

  3. Elise-Maria BartonApril 7, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    We love Regency romance heroes because most of the time they are totally inappropriate in reputation and behavior~ gotta love the bad boys of history lol.

  4. We love Regency heroes because they are gentlemen and know how to treat a lady.

  5. i love the regency heroes they are my favorite books to read i love teh cover of the book so pretty i love the way the world was then how proper and different life was back then denise smith

  6. We always love a historical heroes because that's what we were always taught a man should be.