Title: How to Silence a Rogue
Series: The Forsaken Lords Series
Author: Kristin Vayden
Genre: Regency Romance
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
I can already tell that The Forsaken Lords Series is going to be one of my favorites. This is written as a stand alone, but if you read or have read The Greenford Waters Series, you'll recognize Lady Southridge and those associated with her. Mr. Sheppard and Miss Garten's story is not connected through family ties, but through both business and social relationships.
Miss Maria Garten has grown weary of her mother's negativity regarding her prospects of marriage and has thus solicited the help of her dear friend Mr. Sheppard to hopefully find a worthy match. She would be at peace should she never marry, except for her mother's meddling and constant criticism.
Mr. Curtis Sheppard is a confirmed bachelor and enjoys his friendship with Miss Garten - he always makes sure to save her a waltz and her constant chatter is a much needed relief from the awkward silence that often accompanies the stilted conversation with eligible young ladies of Society.
It comes as quite a shock when Mr. Sheppard realizes he has found the perfect companion in Maria, but winning her heart will be somewhat difficult considering he provided her a list of eligible bachelors and practically thrust her into the arms of another man.
I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Sheppard's wooing game - so fun and romantic. Miss Garten is an intelligent young woman who can accomplish anything once she sets her mind to it. The subplot involving Beatrix Lamont was a fun addition to the love story.
Ms Vayden's books are always a sweet and delightful escape from the humdrum of everyday life. Her Regency period stories always bring a smile to my face and a little bit of a sigh as I take the opportunity to spend a little time in yesteryear.
FYI ~ clean read
Honest disclosure ~ I received a review copy