A sweet Regency romance... Never Hire a Hero by Regina Scott (Review & #Giveaway) #newbooks #booktwitter #regency #romancebooks #cleanreads #historicalromance @justreadtours

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Never Hire a Hero
(Fortune's Brides: Guarding Her Heart #3)
By Regina Scott
Sweet Regency Romance
Paperback & eBook, 242 Pages
December 11, 2023 by Edwards and Williams


Three children and a marriage of convenience may be his biggest challenge yet

A former elite soldier, Stephen Roth was trained to be ruthless as he served as bodyguard for kings and princes. So why would his English patroness, Lady Belfort, and her cat, Fortune, arrange for him to take a position as the tutor to the heir of Alldene Castle and the boy’s siblings? And why does the children’s mother, Lady Alldene, look at him with shining eyes, as if he could be some sort of hero? This was not the sort of challenge he bargained for!

A peer in her own right, Thea, Countess of Alldene, was raised in Alldene Castle and taught how to rule over it. But nothing prepared her for the death of her husband and the villainy of the man he appointed as guardian for her children. If a tutor with a razor-sharp gaze will prevent that man from taking her sons away from her, she’s willing to put up with Roth’s rough-shod ways.

But the castle holds a secret that may prove Thea’s undoing. When danger threatens, she turns to the one man who might be able to keep them all safe. Could a marriage of convenience over Christmas prove that heroes can turn up in the least likely places?

If you like warm, witty historical romances, with a touch of mystery, then you’ll love this historical romance by an award-winning, bestselling author.

“All readers who love Regency and historical romances need to pick up stories by Regina Scott. The author has never disappointed me. I am very happy to recommend any of her novels.” – Huntress Reviews

Hire yourself a hero, today.

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My Review

NEVER HIRE A HERO is a sweet story about a retired soldier who is trying to find his place and a woman who is trying to fully step into her role as the head of her castle and household after her husband's death. There is a mischievous cat and three delightful children who enhance the story, a slightly villainous cousin to add some tension, and of course plenty of romance. Sweet romance readers should enjoy this one! 

I honestly enjoyed these characters and found them delightful. The kids especially added so much to the story and constantly made me smile and laugh with their dialogue and antics. I also found Thea very relatable as she tried to be the mother she hoped to be and struggled with knowing if her decisions are the right ones. She was trying to figure things out and find her way as she was managing the estate and her family on her own. Roth was somewhat lost at the start of this story as well. He had been a soldier for so long and then becomes a tutor for Thea's boys. He had to fight his attraction to her that only grows the more he got to know her. The romance slowly builds from attraction and admiration to love, with a bit of danger and adventure thrown in.

I would have liked some more development in the story. There were places with some fairly trite phrases and others that were overly sweet. I would have liked more depth in the characters and for things to feel more genuine overall.

In the end, was it what I wished for? This was an enjoyable story and sweet from beginning to end. This would be an ideal read for those who are looking for something light and romantic to relax to.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy through JustRead Publicity Tours, which did not require a positive review. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author

Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first novel until she had learned a bit more about writing. Since her first novel was published, her stories have traveled the globe, with translations in many languages including Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese. She now has now published more than 65 works of warm, witty romance and more than 1 million copies of her books are in reader hands. She and her husband of 30 years reside in Washington State on the way to Mt. Rainier. Regina Scott has learned to fence, dressed as a Regency dandy, driven four in hand, and sailed on a tall ship, all in the name of research, of course.

Connect with Regina by visiting reginascott.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Tour Schedule

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Tour-Wide Giveaway

(3) winners will win ebook copies of all 14 books in the Fortune's Brides series!

Full tour schedule linked above. The giveaway begins at midnight December 13, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 20, 2023. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Books will be delivered via BookFunnel. No country restrictions. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Are you fan of sweet Regency romances or this author? Will you be reading this one?

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