Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Damsel in Distress? by Kristina O'Grady

What They Say:

A chance meeting that could scandalise the ton!
19th century England. Harriet is running for her life, chased by three men on horseback through Hyde Park. Knocked unconscious, everything goes black…

Philip, Baron Eaglestone, has never seen such a beautiful damsel in distress. And he’s even more intrigued when she opens her eyes, and begins to speak. Because this irresistible woman can only remember her first name, and has no knowledge as to who was trying to kill her… or where she is!

As Philip cares for Harriet, their attraction burns… and neither can shake the feeling that their chance meeting was truly a moment out of time. But if her memory returns, Harriet will be faced with a question. Will she return home or could it be that family is where her heart is – with a Regency rake!

What I Say:

I would like to thank Leah @GirlsLoveToRead for organising this tour and sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

When I first started this book I didn’t realise it was the second book in the Time-Travel to Regency England .   When we first meet Harriet she is being chased by three men across Hyde Park, Kristina doesn’t tell you why this and leaves you guessing through the whole book.  Harriet or ‘the princess’ as the three men like to call her has a lucky escape when they manage to catch her and shoot her horse.  

At this time notorious rake Philip, Baron Eaglestone is crossing Hyde Park having spent the night with his mistress.  Instantly he regrets being with his mistress, but it turns out he is at the right place and time to save Harriet’s life.  Philip gets to Harriet and she manages to tell him her first name but no other details before lapsing in to unconsciousness.

Harriet awakes a couple of weeks later and doesn’t know anything other than the name she told Philip before becoming unconscious.  Harriet is a great character more feisty than possibly any other ladies of the Regency period would be, this makes for a great story.  I love the interactions between Philip and Harriet.  

Phillip is a known rake and I could tell this from how Kristina writes about him but once Kristina filled in his background, everything became clear.  This quite a fast paced but enjoyable read and Kristina, tied everything up very well.  I have read some reviews that don’t like the ending but I really did think it was good.

As I said previously this is the second book in a series but can be read as a standalone, I will be heading off to read book 1 now and looking out for future books.

About The Author

Kristina O'Grady has always loved telling a good story. She took up writing at a young age and spent many hours (when she should have been doing her math homework) writing romance stories in a book she hid in her sock drawer. She still remembers the first romance book she ever read. She was without anything to read (oh no) while on vacation with her family and bought a book in the small shop in the hotel lobby. It involved an Earl, a horse and very bad fever and of course, a Lady. Since then she has been hooked on the Regency era.

Kristina grew up on a cattle ranch in Western Canada and although has been told many times she should be writing about cowboys, she can't seem to leave the fantasy of Dukes and Earls alone. She worked in the Oil and Gas Industry for several years first as a laborer, machine operator, crew foreman, technician and eventually as an environmental consultant. She loves getting out in the fresh air and enjoying the peace of nature. In mid 2000 Kristina met her own knight in shining armor/cowboy who swept her off her feet and across the world to New Zealand, where she now lives on a sheep and beef farm with her amazingly supportive husband, three gorgeous young kids, seven working dogs and one very needy cat.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds really good, I can't wait to read the book!