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 Found: Bare with a Baron by Tammy Andresen to review.
Here is the book blurb.
The Baron Brightmore is the exact sort of rake a debutante should stay far away from…
Not that Miss Alexi Starlit need worry about rogues. She’s too busy blending into the wall to catch the eye of a man like that. That is until this wallflower stumbles across a derelict and drunk baron having a tryst in the garden with an unknown lady. And when that woman escapes into the dark, Alexi is left alone with the worst sort of lord. She can’t imagine the situation could get any worse until her hosts happen upon them and mistake her for the tryster. And then the entire affair gets published in the paper. And, of course, her father insists she weds Baron Brightmore.
Luck is not on her side.
But Alexi is determined to prove her innocence and change her fate. With the baron’s help, can they track down the mysterious woman who was breaking all the rules? And why is she tempted, every time she looks at Brightmore, to break them too?
They are only investigating together to escape a marriage, not become further embroiled.
Still, Alexi can’t deny, rakes are nothing if not tempting. When might she have an opportunity like this again?
And is there truth to the saying that rakes make the best husbands? Perhaps, she should find out…
This is the third book in the Calling All Rakes series and here are the links to my reviews of the previous titles.
Wanted: An Earl For Hire
Needed: A Dishonorable Duke
Besides the heroines all being friends, the common theme to this romantic series is that they all incorporate a mystery, which is a new style for Tammy, but blends perfectly with her delightful romances.
The story starts with Alexi upset at overhearing others jesting about her poor dancing, escaping out into the garden, where she inadvertantly interrupts a tryst. The lady speedily vanishes and Alexi founds herself briefly alone with a drunken man, Baron Brightmore. But only for a few short minutes, as soon they are discovered by the hosts, Lord and Lady Pankhurst.
To avoid a scandal and clear her name, Alexi must find the mysterious lady tryster. Otherwise it could be spinsterhood, or her father may force the baron to marry her. But who can she be? Worse still, there is an article in the press. Alexi ropes in her friend Charlotte, (heroine of Wanted: An Earl for Hire) to help. They start by visiting the baron to see what he remembers, which is very little, before dragging him along to comb the Pankhursts’ garden for clues.
What will they find? And what does Dillon, the Baron think about all this? Will they find the lady? Will everything work out?
Found: Bare with a Baron is available on Amazon in both Kindle format and paperback. Another nice short romantic story with a puzzle to solve from Tammy Andresen. Romance and mystery make a great combination. And this tale works fine as a stand-alone read.
About the author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.