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Quickie Romance Review-Loved By The Lyon by Collette Cameron

I received this book for free from Dragonblade Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Quickie Romance Review-Loved By The Lyon by Collette CameronLoved By The Lyon by Collette Cameron
Published by Dragonblade Publishing on November 18 2020
Genres: Historical Romance, Regency Era
Pages: 126
Format: eARC
Source: Dragonblade Publishing
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Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made… unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON’S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives… and loves.

It’s amazing how quickly a marriage of convenience can become so very complicated…

Kingston Barclay cannot inherit the dukedom soon enough. With siblings to support and a nearly bankrupt estate, an opportune marriage is his last hope. But his best-laid plans are upended when he discovers his best friend’s lovely sister sneaking around the Lyon’s Den. His immediate attraction to her would make her a most inconvenient bride, given his circumstances. Convincing his heart of that, however, is another matter entirely…

The last thing Vanessa Becket needs is another man in her life. Between her conniving stepbrother, a parade of fortune hunters, and the investigator who failed to reclaim her stolen jewels, she’s had enough. But when she finds herself in a notorious gaming hell, she discovers something far more valuable than missing gems. A temporary arranged marriage to Kingston could solve all her problems. If she manages to not fall for him in the process, that is…

It was supposed to be a simple arrangement. But given their histories—and the secrets Kingston is keeping—the road to happily ever after will surely be anything but simple.

Loved By The Lyon is the first that I have read from this author and as this book was novella length (which I didn’t know when I started reading it) this review will probably be slightly shortly than I normally put out on this site. I was drawn to this one when I saw it on Netgalley, because quite frankly anything with “marriage” in a trope I will be gravitated towards. And I have been really curious about this author for quite some time and I just wanted to be able to focus on this book because the blurb just sounded so fascinating. And once upon reading this one, I was captivated by this story. I really wish the length had been longer because I fell hard for this pairing and their story. The set up of the story was interesting in that we see the hero seeking marriage with a heiress to take care of his siblings and the heroine is the sister of his best friend who was killed in the war. Great chemistry and build up. Of course, it was way shorter in length so one does need to take that into account here. But such a charming and delightful regency romance and is also part of the KU if you are looking for that. 🙂

About Collette Cameron

Bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron, has a BS in Liberal Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. Author of the Castle Brides Series, Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, and Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper series, Collette writes Regency and Scottish historicals and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and five mini-dachshunds. Mother to three and a self-proclaimed Cadbury Chocolate chocoholic, Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, trivia, and all things shabby chic.

You’ll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, or too many flowers. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list. Collette’s a member of RWA, The Beau Monde, Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Faith, Hope and Love, Inc., GSRW, and Rose City Romance Writers.





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