Happy Wednesday! The work week is half way done and I’m excited to be taking part in Wishful Endings’ weekly meme Can’t Wait Wednesday. Each week bloggers will post about upcoming books that we are excited to be reading soon.
This week I’m excited to share with you Erin Satie’s upcoming release “Book of Love”.
Cordelia is busy, focused, worried about the future of her fledgling bookbinding business. When a handsome man stops her on the street to pester her with questions, she gives him the consideration he deserves: none.
That handsome man happens to be the Duke of Stroud, and he finds Cordelia’s hostility hilarious. He gives chase, if only for the pleasure of provoking her again.
Within days of meeting Cordelia, Stroud sets a marching band on a matchmaking mama, defaces a local monument, and ropes Cordelia into a round of his favorite game.
In that same time, Cordelia stitches together the complete works of Mary Wollstonecraft, enthusiastically devotes herself to a petition demanding expanded legal rights for married women, and beats Stroud at his own game.
Most people dismiss Stroud as a fool—himself included. When Cordelia sees past his lighthearted facade, he’s terrified and also… in love?
Stroud barges into Cordelia’s life, offering her all the material and sensual temptations she’s learned to do without. She usually has willpower to spare, but turning him down takes all of it, and then some. He’s oddly irresistible.
Or maybe they’re perfect for one another. (Goodreads, 2021)
Comments: I’ve always been a fan of period romance and this book sounds like it will be an entertaining and easy read. In fact, it reminds me a bit of “The Duke and I”, the Julie Quinn book the show Bridgerton is based on, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Hope this week is flying by for you as it is for me! Any books you are particularly excited to read soon?