Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore

Becoming Lady Lockwood Tour

Becoming Lady LockwoodBecoming Lady Lockwood
by Jennifer Moore
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback199 Pages
July 1st 2014 by Covenant

Summary

Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry...

William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous "Lady" to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation...

Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?

Praise for Becoming Lady Lockwood

“Moore does a lovely job of showcasing sizzle in this must-read for fans of regency and historical romance.”                                                                                                       ~ Foreword Reviews
   


My Review

I really love good historical romances and I'm always looking for new authors to add to my favorites' list. I am pleased that Jennifer Moore's name will be added to that list as I thoroughly enjoyed Becoming Lady Lockwood!

These characters were fabulous! I loved Amelia! She was independent, strong, intelligent, beautiful, and kind. She also was not afraid to work hard and to fight for those she cares about. I also loved William, or Captain Drake! He had a specific notion of who Amelia was and then found her to be someone completely different. He was loyal to his men, a good captain, dependable, strong, and dashing. Just what a hero should be! I also loved his friend and first lieutenant, Sydney. He brought a lot of humor and charm to the story. There are a handful of other secondary characters as well among the ship's crew, household staff, and a few society acquaintances. 

I loved how the story opened and when Amelia and William first meet. The story continued to entertain me as they travel to England together and as they face the enemy, the French. There was a lot of time on the ship and I enjoyed seeing how the characters interacted and their struggles to fight their growing attraction. I wasn't quite sure how things would become resolved between Amelia and her father and the courts, which was the whole reason for the trip. The ending was superb! I could picture the ship scene in a movie where their is tunnel vision. That is all I can say about that. :)

Becoming Lady Lockwood had everything an historical romance should. It had a strong heroine, a dashing hero, a moving plot with some tension and a little danger, great chemistry between the two love interests, some humor, romance that extracted some sighs, and a happily-ever-after ending that had everything stacked against it. I also loved that it was sweet and clean. I'll be adding this one to my shelves and eagerly awaiting Moore's next book!


Content: Clean

Source: From the publisher for this tour, which did not affect my review in any way.


Excerpt

     William placed his right hand on the small of her back and pulled gently with his left hand, leading her in a simple series of steps, which she quickly mastered. She focused her eyes on the captain’s shoulder where her hand rested tentatively. He moved lightly, but her movements were stiff. She was afraid of relaxing when he was practically holding her in his arms.
     After a few turns around the room, Amelia felt her tension ease. The music was beautiful, and Captain Drake had a way of drawing her across the floor as if she was floating. When she finally braved a glance at his face, she met his eyes, and her nervousness returned.
     “And is your punishment so dreadful, Miss Becket?” he asked. “I have yet to see you smile.”
     Amelia allowed herself a small smile. “It is a very nice punishment indeed, sir. Is it one you utilize regularly?”
     “Perhaps I shall, if you believe it will keep the men in line.”
     Amelia laughed. “I do not know what they would think if you waltzed with each sailor who failed in his duty.”
     “I imagine it should be quite effective at discouraging rule breaking, don’t you?” William looked thoughtful, as if considering the idea.
     “Perhaps. Until some of the men develop a taste for waltzing. You might begin to worry when the same men continually require discipline.”
     William laughed. Amelia had only heard his laugh a very few times and found she quite liked it. Especially knowing she was the one who had inspired it. She also realized that the sound had caused her heart to trip ever so slightly, and to her dismay, she found that she quite liked that as well. She lowered her eyes, suddenly finding the gold buttons on the captain’s coat fascinating. She was extremely aware of the captain’s arm, the way it wrapped around her, and his hand resting on her lower back. The hand that held hers was strong, and she felt each movement of his fingers and the subtle tightening around her own hand. And had he always had such a pleasant smell?


Jenny MooreAbout the Author

Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at authorjmoore.com. The author’s first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.



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36 comments

  1. Janie McGaugh7/21/14, 8:35 AM

    I'd prefer to hide out in the mountains.

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  2. I guess along the beach somewhere but I've never really thought much about it.

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  3. Charlie Anderson7/21/14, 1:02 PM

    If you were under witness protection, where would you want to hide out? Would it be on a ranch, along the beach, up in the mountains, in the city?



    If I was in the witness protection program, I would want to hide out anywhere but the city. Beach towns seem to be too obvious, not a very good choice, but I love the beach. Most likely a ranch because I can actually fit in in the environment and not stick out like a sore thumb.

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  4. Galinda Barefoot7/22/14, 7:25 AM

    I think I would choose the beach.

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  5. Filia Oktarina7/22/14, 8:55 AM

    I prefer up in the mountains :)

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  6. It does sound, from what I've read, that I will like it. I'm hoping I will more than like it. :)

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  7. I'd have to agree with you there. :)

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  8. I think the mountains would be great too.

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  9. I think my pick would be the beach, since that is one of my favorite places.

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  10. I agree about definitely not a city!

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  11. That would be my second choice, I think.

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  12. I think a ranch but with a big lap pool on the property.
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  13. If I was in the witness protection program, I would want to hide out in the mountains of Colorado!

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  14. on the beach

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  15. Debbie Petch7/24/14, 2:22 PM

    Hard choices. Probably a city.

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  17. I would want to hide out in a large city .. I could lose myself in a city.

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  18. Lol! Sounds good to me. :)

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  19. Ooh! I LOVE Colorado! So gorgeous and great weather!

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  20. I think you're the only one to choose that, but it would be easy to hide with so many people.

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  21. I would hide in the Caribean

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  22. Well, if you really had to choose... ;)

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  23. mountains

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  24. Pluto....everone's forgotten it

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  25. Kimberly Krey7/28/14, 3:40 PM

    Thanks for the great review, Tressa. And for helping put together another awesome tour!

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  26. Lol! That is the best answer yet!!! :D

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  27. You're so welcome, Kimberly! It was so entertaining. Still makes me smile every time I think about it. :)

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  28. BlackAsphodel8/2/14, 1:22 PM

    I'd want to be on a deserted island and have the beach all to myself. :p

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  29. That would be my dream too, except I'd want my family with me, but then no one else. :)

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  30. I think I would want to hide in the city. In the mountains or the beach, there aren't as many people, so you stick out more. IN the city you can blend in and be more anonymous.

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  31. Rayshawn Shallow8/10/14, 6:57 AM

    I prefer in the city

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  32. Sherry Hoernig8/10/14, 5:19 PM

    Somewhere remote, most likely in the mountains.....

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