Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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Passion & Propriety
Hearts of Honour - Book One

by Elise de Sallier

Available August 7th, 2014


There is absolutely nothing improper about Hannah Foster, the vicar of Hartley’s eldest and least prettiest daughter, nursing the badly wounded Viscount Blackthorn back to health—that’s if the returned officer can be saved. At twenty seven she is two years the man’s senior, a confirmed spinster, and far too sensible to develop feelings for her patient. The fact he was once her childhood friend, has grown into a fine specimen of a man—his terrible scars notwithstanding—has no bearing on the matter.

Even if the unthinkable were to happen and William was to see past her plain exterior and recognise the caring, intelligent, passionate woman beneath, he is determined to break the curse that has plagued his family for generations by letting his bloodline die out. Her best friend, Grace’s, warnings are moot. A man of Lord Blackthorn’s wealth and position would never be interested in a woman like Hannah . . . would he? 

Five Star reviews for Passion and Propriety -  

"This is the third book I've read by this author and I couldn't help falling in love with deSallier's characters once again. I was completely taken into the story not just by Hannah and William, but by the secondary characters at the same time... I really wish I could delve into some of my favorite parts, but I don't want to spoil anything for you. I will tell you, deSallier always promises a happily ever after and she delivers in spades for Hannah and William. If you enjoy Regency Romance, you will love Passion & Propriety."

"I really enjoyed this, and Elise de Sallier is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. I love a good bodice-ripper, and this reminded me very much of the series I enjoy by Courtney Milan, Tessa Dare and others. It’s well-written with interesting, fleshed-out characters the reader can feel for. There is UST in spades, and it's nicely done with lots of good showing rather than telling.

William is just lovely. The absence of love in his childhood made him prickly at the start, but Hannah's caring brought him around. His willingness to help his fellow soldiers showed he wasn’t such an uncaring brute even in the army. I love his arc, coming to accept the curse is broken. And he’s yummy.

I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. Now that there are a few ex-military men at the big house there’s bound to be one to catch a girl’s eye ;) Rawr!"
Andrea (Mrs Aubergine) Goodreads Review