#NewRelease Rosie’s #Bookreview of #Histfic #Romance The Disgraceful Lord Gray by @VirginiaHeath_

The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The King's Elite #3)The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath

4 stars

The Disgraceful Lord Grey is an historical romance and part of the King’s Elite series. It takes place in Suffolk in 1820.

The King’s Elite are on the trail of The Boss, a notorious leader of a smuggling gang. Lord Graham Chadwick (Gray) and his superior Lord Fennimore have set themselves up as neighbours of Viscount Gislingham, who may just be the elusive Boss.

Whilst swimming in a stream, Gray meets Gisingham’s niece Thea. He uses the chance meeting to secure an introduction to her uncle, but the man he meets seems unlikely to fit the role of a gang leader. Instead the charming Gislingham encourages Gray to pursue his niece.

Romancing Thea might be easy for Gray because he likes her, but he has a scandalous past; one which left him penniless. However Thea is not an easy catch, and Gray finds that he must juggle his job as spy against Thea’s suspicious nature.

I would suggest reading all the books in this series to get the full benefit of the storylines. This book focused heavily on the romance between Gray and Thea more than the smuggling, although I didn’t guess the surprising denouement.

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A spy on a mission…

Until he meets this heiress!

Part of The King’s Elite. Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!

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Rosie’s #Bookreview of Regency #Romance The Uncompromising Lord Flint by @VirginiaHeath_ #TuesdayBookBlog

The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King's Elite #2)The Uncompromising Lord Flint by Virginia Heath

4.5 stars

The Uncompromising Lord Flint is a Regency romance and is part of The King’s Elite series. It features nineteenth century espionage and smuggling.

A dangerous and highly organised gang of smugglers are believed to be supporters of Napoleon. They are raising arms and funds to restore him to leadership. Lord Peter Flint and his associates have been on the trail of this notorious gang, hoping to break them, but they’ve had few leads.

Some recently decoded letters, written by Lady Jessamine Fane (Jess), have pointed to the Comte de Saint Aubin de Scellon, a rich and influential supporter of Napoleon. Flint believes Jess is the link between France and England, and swiftly moves to capture her.

He hopes that Jess’s arrest, and possible trial for high treason, will flush out other members of the English peerage. But he’s not prepared for his growing suspicions that Jess may be a victim, rather than the traitor they first thought. With Jess now in grave danger, Flint takes her to his family castle in Cornwall for protection.

This mini-series is a spin-off from the Wild Warriners books. Ideally I would recommend reading them all in order, but if the story appeals and you have limited time, then I suggest starting with book one of the King’s Elite tales – The Mysterious Lord Millcroft. I’m a fan of Ms Heath’s style, the narrative is always fresh which can be hard in a popular genre. I do recommend this for anyone who enjoys historical romance.

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Part of The King’s Elite. Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane’s under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. A task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only, it’s not long before Flint realizes tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?

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