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Lord Alan Gresham was icily, intolerably, dangerously bored.
Chapter One, The Bargain by Jane Ashford
So remember when I was lamenting about how Historical Romances are all the same these days?
WELL THIS ONE ISN’T.
AND I’M SO BLOODY HAPPY.
I picked it up, fully expecting to throw it back into the bookshelf with defeat but it completely took me by surprise! First, the hero isn’t a duke or a viscount or idk what other rank exists. He’s the sixth son of a duke so he’s still an aristocrat but it was a breath of fresh air after reading so many duke and rake stories. Which reminds me, Alan isn’t a rake!!!!! CAN SOMEONE THROW A PARTY?????
I’M ARIGHT I’M ALRIGHT
ALSO ARIEL IS SO CUTE AND ADORABLE AND STRONG AND KICKASS AND YEAH
IF YOU LIKE HISTORICAL ROMANCES PLS PICK THIS ONE UP