It’s the Publication Day Push for The Marquess Next Door by Virginia Heath.
About the Author
When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.
About the book
A dashing new neighbour… Temptation on her doorstep! To avoid an unwanted suitor at a ball, Hope Brookes asks another gentleman to rescue her. He obliges – with a surprisingly passionate kiss!
Revealed as her sinfully handsome new neighbour, Lucius, Marquess of Thundersley, they forge a friendship over their balconies. It’s refreshing that Lucius is more interested in her writer dreams than her looks, so why can’t she stop thinking about that kiss?
There aren’t enough sinfully handsome neighbours, who are genuinely invested in romance, raising heartbeats, and awakening passions. Luckily for Hope she has one willing to save her from suitors she would avoid.
The distraction – a passionate kiss – is an unexpected catalyst for a chemical reaction, also known as omg the two have the hots for each other. An undeniable attraction neither of them can deny. The two forge an invigorating friendship, which helps to destroy the walls Hope has built up around her.
I’d say it’s exactly the right time to ride the new wave of love for historical romance, especially Regency romance, following the success of Bridgerton. I embrace the new wave, because it is the perfect escapism in such dire times and it’s a sub-genre that has disappeared a little over the last few decades.
Having read quite a few of Heath’s books, she definitely has a flair for the passion, love and turmoil that readers love when it comes to a romance read. This is no different. It is entertaining and gives readers just the right level of cat and mouse, and more importantly the titillating romance.