Monday, July 21, 2014

Blog Tour ~ "Becoming Lady Lockwood" by Jennifer Moore + giveaway

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Becoming Lady LockwoodBecoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Regency Romance

Book Description:  Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry . . . William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous Lady to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation . . . Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?

My thoughts: This book is set in the Regency Era. It is one of my favorite time periods for romance. There is something about gentlemen actually acting like gentlemen and the history in the pages of the book.

This book is set in the Regency Era, but mostly on a ship. Amelia Beckett is unwillingly on her way to London. She signed papers to marry by proxy, but never met her husband before he died. His younger brother became the Earl at his brother's passing and thinks the marriage is a sham, He undertakes legal proceedings to prove his point.

The nice thing about having the bulk of the story on a ship is that Amelia doesn't follow propriety. She is a strong willed person who does not want to be waited on, she wants to help. She endears herself to the crew and becomes their friend.

The attraction between Amelia and William is undeniable. He is her brother-in-law. Soon he realizes that he misjudged her character. Now he must dissolve the marriage so that she is not considered his sister, giving him the opportunity to pursue a relationship with her.

The story is paced well. I didn't find anytime where I was skipping words or skimming to get to the interesting part. The story alternates between the point of view of Amelia and William. I loved knowing what each was thinking. As a reader, I knew more about their feelings than other characters did. It was fun to be in on the secret. I knew that William loved Amelia, but she was left guessing at times.

This is a clean romance book. The ship at one point is in French waters and attacked. At that point there is violence.

Read an Excerpt

He finally stopped and pulled his chair closer to her, raising her chin. “Amelia. I cannot begin to thank you for what you did. It was brave and brilliant, and it terrifies me to think that you put your life at risk for—”
“For my shipmates, Captain.” She kept her eyes lowered.
“I would never have forgiven myself if anything had happened to you.” He wiped the tears from her cheeks with his thumb.
“I would never have forgiven myself if I had not tried. These men, this ship, it has become . . . I care for them, William, for all of you.”
He raised her chin even higher, so that she was forced to lift her gaze his face. He stared at her for a moment. Then his eyes dropped to her lips, and Amelia’s pulse began to race. Would he kiss her again? They sat, frozen for a heartbeat, and then William stood, stealing with him all of the warmth in the room.


Praise for Becoming Lady Lockwood
"Moore does a lovely job of showcasing sizzle in this must-read for fans of regency and historical romance." ~ Foreword Reviews

Jenny MooreAuthor Jennifer Moore Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at The author's first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.
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