Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.
I have received a free e-copy of the book A Snowstorm Serenade for Lady Sarah by Katherine Ann Madison and Maggie Dallen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
Stranded with a rake…
Lady Sarah Maxwell is in a whole heap of trouble. Which is odd considering, as the bluestocking of her family, she normally spends her time ensconced in books, not adventures. But when a snowstorm traps her in the village, the only person she is able to rely on is her brother’s best friend, known rake, and general ne’er-do-well, the Viscount of Spalding. He also happens to be her least favorite person in all of England. Perhaps the world. And yet, the more time they spend together, the more she wonders if Lord Spalding is what he appears or if there is a good man underneath all his bad behavior…
Stuck with a bluestocking…
The Viscount Spalding has better things to do than babysit a bluestocking. He’s got a business to start, a fortune to make, and a broken heart to mend. And most importantly, he’s got several pints of ale to drink because that’s the only thing that seems to help these days. If he were going to be trapped by a storm in an inn, couldn’t the lady at least have been a potential bride and not his friend’s surly sister? She can barely stand the sight of him and they fight like school children whenever they occupy the same room.
That is until their forced time together starts to be fun and Jake realizes that Sarah is beautiful underneath those wire-rimmed spectacles. And when they find themselves under the mistletoe…well. How can he resist a single kiss? And what’s a man to do when all he can think about is collecting another?
This is the second title in the Seasons of Love series. The story follows on from the first book A Snowflake Kiss for Lady Sophie, for which you may see my review here, with both being set at the same winter houseparty. Lady Sarah and Lady Sophie are 2 of 4 sisters. However it also works fine as a stand-alone read.
The story begins with some of the guests taking a carriage trip to the nearest village. Sarah goes along as she wants to buy a new accounting book but she isn’t too pleased to find that she ends up sitting next to Viscount Spalding in the carriage, her brother’s odious best friend, as the opposite seat is already occupied by Lord and Lady Archibald.
Spalding is planning to see his solicitor but pops into the village inn to fortify himself first whilst Sarah browses the bookshop. But she loses track of time and when she comes out more snow has fallen and the carriages are gone.
Oh no. Freezing cold, does she dare enter the inn alone. But she is not the only one to have missed the carriage back. A drunk Lord Spalding is there too. Well they will have to make the best of a bad situation.
Whatever next? Is Sarah’s reputation ruined? When will they get back?
A Snowstorm Serenade for Lady Sarah is available on Amazon in Kindle format. A lovely light romantic read from Katherine Ann Madison and Maggie Dallen.