The Sport of Baronets (Romance of the Turf) - Theresa Romain

Romance Bingo - Regency square

 

A fun way to spend an afternoon. The plot was a bit predictable, but the author made the characters and dialogue shine. This was my first time reading a Theresa Romain book, but it certainly won't be my last. The setting of Newmarket and the horse race craziness rang really true for me, as I live near Newmarket and visit every so often. And you can't beat a Regency that does not have balls, marriage mart mayhem, or much in the way of titled society (the ranks of both families were recently bestowed and were lowly baronets); yet it still felt historical. The one sticking point for me was that out-of-the-blue sex scene that didn't make any sense in the storyline at the time - it felt very much thrown in at the last minute and I took half a star off my rating.

 

 

I read an excerpt of book one and liked it enough to pick it up when it goes on sale.