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Tuesday 15 March 2016

☀☄ Her One True Love: Victorian Romances [4] - Rachel Brimble

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Her One True Love, a Victorian Romance by (, Lyrical Press, 234 pages).

This is the fourth book in the Victorian Romances series - each book is a standalone novel.

Don't miss our interview with author Rachel Brimble.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis, trailer and excerpt below, as well as details of the other titles in the series. Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Rachel Brimble will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.  

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Synopsis | Trailer | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


She Can't Forget Him….

Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words… and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps behind…

He Can't Let Her Go…

Until now, Matthew Cleaves has endeavored to meet the responsibilities of his position with dignity and good spirits--including his dutiful marriage. But when his wife leaves him for another man, Matthew is at last free to pursue his one true love. Only one vital question remains: will the captivating, stubborn, beautiful Jane allow him the challenge, and the pleasure, of winning her back?

Teaser: Excerpt

     Matthew turned and faced Jane. “When are you leaving for the city?”
     She took another step back, her gaze darting over his face. “The day after tomorrow. Why?”
     “Because I will escort you. We can travel together in my carriage.”
     “No, I do not need your––”
     “I will be going anyway. I planned to visit some contacts in the city in the hope of securing guaranteed trade for Biddestone in the coming year. It seems unnecessary for us to make the trip separately when I have a carriage plenty big enough for us both.”
     “There is absolutely no need. Jeannie will be coming with me.”
     “My offer still stands.”
     She glared. “It’s my intention to start on the path of independence, of finding out what the world has to offer me on my own merit. I will hardly be carving out my own path when at the first step from my home, I lean on you.”
     “You are being stubborn.”
     She pulled back her shoulders. “And you are not?”
     The longer he looked at her, the more Matthew saw the quiet beauty he’d desperately tried to ignore. He took a steadying breath. “Please, Jane. Let me escort you to Bath.”
     The seconds passed, but Matthew held his tongue. It was imperative she spoke next, that she understood he didn’t mean to bully her but wanted to ensure her safety to a city ravaged by danger, as much as opportunity.
     She sighed. “Fine. On one condition.”
     He held her gaze. “Which is?”
     Her eyes softened, slowly lighting with mischief. “You smile. Now. You smile at me like you did before she left.”
     Heat rose to his face. “You want me to smile?”
     “Yes. Smile for me, Matthew.”
     Empathy and passion swirled in eyes, but they also bore a deep, painful awareness that scratched hard over his heart. The longer he stared, the more he wanted to make her happy.
     He smiled, his gaze on hers…and was surprised to find the trade no effort at all.

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The Series: Victorian Romances

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Each book is a standalone novel.

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The Seduction of Emily [1]

Seduction is a wicked game, and no one plays it better than the devilish Will Samson in Rachel Brimble's captivating new novel. . .

Since girlhood, Emily Darson has accepted that she will marry Nicholas, the son of her father's trusted business partner. The marriage contract safeguards her family legacy, Emily's fortune, and everything she values--except her independence. Only when a sinfully handsome scoundrel enters her life does Emily realize quite how much a loveless match will cost her.

Will Samson has advanced from expert pickpocket to confidence trickster of the highest caliber. Now he has come to Bath to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his mother--the man Emily will soon marry. But from his first glimpse of the enemy's bewitching, spirited fiancée, Will's plan changes. Amid the ballrooms and salons of elegant society, heated glances explode into scandalous kisses. Revenge is sweet, but surrender will be irresistible. . .

[Published 4 April 2013, 226 pages]

The Temptation of Laura [2]

Laura Robinson has always been dazzled by the glamour of the stage. But perhaps acting and selling one's favors are not so different—for Laura must feign pleasure with the men she beds to survive. Now, with her only friend at death's door and a ruthless pimp at her heels, escaping her occupation seems impossible. Hoping to attract a gentleman, she attends the theater. Yet the man Laura captivates is no customer, but a rising star and playwright. . .

Adam Lacey has been driven to distraction since the moment he saw Laura. She is his ideal leading lady come to irresistible life—and so much more. Certain they can make the perfect team on and off stage, he is determined to win her heart—and discover her story. But that is precisely what Laura fears. And she has no idea that Adam harbors shameful secrets of his own. Will the truth free them to love—or destroy all their dreams. . .?

[Published 20 February 2014, 246 pages]

What a Woman Desires [3]

From country girl to actress of the stage, one woman dares to live her dreams—but is she brave enough to open her heart. . .?

Monica Danes always wanted more than the village of Biddlestone had to offer. After a failed courtship to a man of her parents' choosing, she fled for the city of Bath and never looked back. Today, Monica is the undisputed queen of the theater—a wealthy, independent woman. But when she is called home in the wake of tragedy, Monica returns—intending to leave again as soon as possible.

Thomas Ashby has been a groom at the Danes estate since he was a boy—and has been enamored with Monica for almost as long. He knows he isn't a suitable match for his master's daughter, despite the special bond he and Monica have always shared—and their undeniable attraction. But now that she's returned, Thomas has one last chance to prove himself worthy—and to show Monica a life, and a love, she won't want to give up. . .

[Published 5 January 2015, 220 pages]

About the Author

Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. Since 2013, she has had five books published by Harlequin Superromance (Templeton Cove Stories) and three Victorian romances by eKensington/Lyrical.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest.

When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!

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Rachel Brimble said...

Good morning! Thanks for having me here today - looking forward to chatting with your visitors :D

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an awesome series. I enjoyed watching the trailer and reading the teaser - thanks for sharing :)

MomJane said...

Really great excerpt.

Rachel Brimble said...

Thank you all for stopping by!! I have been crazy busy with my release party - if you want to visit, all the contests are open until tomorrow!!

Nikolina said...

Really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Where is your favorite place to read?

Rachel Brimble said...

Hi Nikolina! Glad you enjoy it - thanks for stopping by :)

Rachel Brimble said...

Ooh, so many! I love to read in a hot bubble bath with a glass of wine, in bed when it's cold and raining outside and on my garden decking in the summer...bliss!