For every historical I read, I toss probably two (or three) onto the TBR stack - there are only so many hours in a day and I have two toddlers to chase after. Of course I can’t in any way make the decision to not read a book, especially if that book is draped in sumptuous red or blue or green fabric, or a man in a kilt, or a – god forbid! – carriage.


So I have a lot of books saved for later and that collection is constantly growing. My goal for March, though, is to actually read the books I want to read. This is made difficult by the tremendous amount of irresistible new releases on my desk - but not impossible.



Lord Leam Blackwood has spent the last five years as an agent for the ultra secret Falcon Club; a fraternity of spies operating under the guise of a gentleman’s club. Leam is from Scotland and he plays the part: scruffy beard, thick brogue, trusty hounds following his each step. But behind this façade is a sharp, well-educated, complicated man, one with a past full of sadness and a wish to leave everything behind him and begin life anew at his ancestral estate.


He’s performing one last task for the Falcon Club when a blizzard strands him at a country inn in Shropshire. A spy never wants to be a sitting duck. Especially when it seems that an enemy has been following him. And most definitely when that spy is trapped with a sharp-tongued, steely-spined miss.


Kitty Savege knows Leam Blackwood; they locked eyes across a ballroom once and it changed the course of her life. Kitty appears to be a typical twenty-something British woman of quality, but she has secrets, and agendas, and a broken heart that makes it hard for her to accept the emotions she feels whenever Leam is nearby.


Which he is at all times, because they are caught together in a roadside home in a massive snowstorm. You just know that these two crazy kids will be forced to give in to their longings, no? How I love a we’re-stuck-together setting!


I enjoyed this book so much that I raided my shelf of unread romances and moved several Ashes onto my nightstand. I won’t let this keep me from my goal of getting to all those March goodies though; I’ll be posting about them all month long at Romantic Reads.


Until next week, happy reading!


What new-to-you author are you determined to read this month?


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