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Recent Release Review- The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride by Erica Ridley

Title:  The Brigadiers Runaway Bride

The Brigadiers Runaway Bride

Genre: Historical Romance/ Novella

Author: Erica Ridley

Publisher: Intrepid Reads, Sept. 1, 2015

Pages: 146

Source: Free for review from the publisher

Rating: 3

Sexy Rating: 5

Description from Amazon.com:         

Miss Sarah Fairfax is having a wretched year. Her intended perished at war. His child is in her belly. To secure her future, she resigns herself to a loveless marriage. Just as she’s about to say “I do,” her fiancée returns from the grave to crash the wedding… but he’s no longer the charming, carefree man she remembers. After being left for dead on the battlefield, Brigadier Edmund Blackpool is scarred inside and out. He fights his way home only to discover his intended before the altar with his best friend. He’ll be the one to marry her, no matter what she wants! But when his new bride disappears with his child, he must reopen his wounds to win the most important battle of his life.

Regency-set Historical Romance Novel (45,000 words / 200 pages)

The Dukes of War historical romance books in series order:

  1. The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation(free from Amazon Kindle)
  2. The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
  3. Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
  4. The Major’s Faux Fiancee
  5. The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride
  6. The Pirate’s Tempting Stowaway
  7. The Duke’s Accidental Wife


I read and reviewed the first book in this novella series and gave it 5 stars. This one did not live up to my expectations. I felt there was some wasted words on repetition when a more in depth look at the situation was needed. I was pleased with the author’s views concerning Sarah’s post-partum concerns and Edmund’s attempts at helping, even though I don’t believe a Regency aristocrat would change nappies. I will read this author again because she does write an interesting story but this one was just not for me.



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Review- The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley

Title: The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation (Duke’s of War, book #1)

Theviscounts Christmas temptation

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Erica Ridley

Publisher: Intrepid Reads, October 2014

Pages: 180

Source: purchase, Kindle Free

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: Passionate Kisses

Description from Amazon.com:         

Certain individuals might consider Lady Amelia Pembroke a managing sort of female, but truly, most people would be lost without her help. Why, the latest on-dit is that rakish Viscount Sheffield is canceling the fete of the year because he hasn’t time for silly soirees. He doesn’t need time—he needs her! When a flash of lightning destroys the venue for his family’s annual Christmas ball, Lord Benedict Sheffield intends to enjoy a relaxing holiday for once. But after twelve days of beguiling Lady Amelia’s guerrilla tactics, he’s up to his cravat with tinsel… and tumbling head over heels in love. Regency-set Historical Romance Novella The Dukes of War historical romance books in series order:

  • The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation
  • The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
  • The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
  • The Major’s Faux Fiancée


I confess!!! I got this book because it was Free on Amazon. Yes, I like free. But this one was so delightful that I am truly happy I “bought” another free book. (I’m not always delighted) This novella starts out like a totally ditsy farce like an Oscar Wilde play, then it settles down only a little and we get some romance. Like many novellas, I wanted more of both Benedict and Amelia but I will forgive everything because this was so well written and it left me grinning for hours after I finished. I will definitely be looking at the remainder of books in this series. Erica Ridley is a diamond of the first water.

Free on Amazon USA and UK and possibly others.

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