‘Royally Ever After’ by Loretta Chase

rea-lcSTORY: In Lord Lovedon’s Duel, Chloe Sharp is prepared to protect her family’s name, even to the death. When she hears the handsome Earl of Lovedon say her sister’s royal marriage is a match made in money, she challenges him to a duel—for love and honor.

When the Marquess of Rothwick learns his fiancée, Barbara Findley, has broken off their engagement in The Jilting of Lord Rothwick, he rides out of London immediately to seek her out… and to win her back.

*Now published together for the first time: Loretta Chase’s beloved novellas Lord Lovedon’s Duel from the Royal Bridesmaids anthology and The Jilting of Lord Rothwick from the Royal Weddings anthology…

REVIEW: In this book we have two novella’s previously published in two different anthologies and if you’ve never read Loretta Chase (OMG! Where have you been for the last two decades?! LOL! Just teasing!), I think you should definitely go for this book.

Both stories are well written and although predictable at times, I found them entertaining.

In Lord Lovedon’s Duel I loved the characters and their witty repartee. In The Jilting of Lord Rothwick I wasn’t so fond of the hero, but in the end I did find the romance cute and sweet.

I’m not sure what your take on anthologies is, but I like them. If they’re well put together they can be good and they are an awesome tool to introduce one to an author you’ve never read. There are times that no matter the great writing, if the plot is not feasible or the characters are weak, you’ll find yourself abandoning the read. In this case, I enjoyed these two short stories and hope you will to.

Melanie for b2b

Complimentary copy provided by the publisher

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