"Sleeping Lord Beattie" was a bit of a slow burn for me. I wasn't the biggest fan of Emily in the beginning because seriously, what were you thinking, Em? But then Gideon bent all his considerable charisma to charming her and I fell in love with the both of them.
Gideon isn't the usual ne'er do well landowner and I appreciated seeing how much he cared about his people and how he tried to live up to his responsibilities. Emily's predilection for getting herself into scrapes and her many many questions turned out to be funny and I loved seeing her banter with Gideon, especially how they got along with each other in bed...and in a carriage...and probably many other places.
I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the Contrary Fairy Tales.
EM TAYLOR brings you an amazing new series of Regency stories based on the fairy tales you loved as a child.
Young ladies of good breeding do not kiss gentlemen in their bed chambers even if they have been asleep for three weeks. One would think Lady Emily would know that. One would think Lady Emily would not have entered Lord Beattie’s bed chamber alone. One would have thought that kissing the handsome viscount would have been the last thing she would have done.
But kiss him she did. And that was when the apothecary walked in. All of which meant she had to marry Lord Beattie.
Why the silly little chit had kissed him when he’d been out cold for three weeks, the Lord alone knew. And now Gideon, Viscount Beattie had to marry the outspoken little minx. But there was something a little charming about her. The problem was, her uncle was after his hide, the peasants were revolting – in the rioting sense, not in the disgusting sense – and he really needed to procure some grain from up north. He may as well kill two birds with one stone and elope with the interesting, frustrating, irritating and thoroughly delightful Lady Emily – soon to be Viscountess Beattie. It would be an interesting journey.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This book has no magic in it. While loosely based on a fairy tale, the story is gender swapped and there is no paranormal happenings.
This book has scenes of an adult nature and is intended for mature audiences aged 18+