REVIEW OF: LORD BROOKTON, The Four Lords’ Saga – Book 4,
a Historical Romance Novella by Gianna Thomas
Lovers of Regency romance will find all the requisite attributes of the genre in Gianna Thomas’ fourth book of The Four Lords’ Saga. Handsome bachelors, disinclined toward marriage; single young ladies who are never what they seem at first glance; London society and lavish Country house parties; repartee and reluctant romancers.
The saga began with Lord Windmere, followed by Lord Weirlane in book two, and Lord Foxdown in book three. Also available is the title Matt and Janie, described as “a backstory to Lord Windmere.” The premise is a wager among four bachelor friends, that results in a competition of sorts regarding which of the four will enter into matrimony in the coming year.
In this fourth book of the saga, Jules Lagrant, Lord Brookton, has seen two of his three best friends either engaged or married off, and he is “bored stiff” without his usual complement of bachelors for companionable entertainments. In the beginning, Jules and his one remaining single buddy, Lord Foxdown, are trying to amuse themselves by wagering on a horse race — and the winning rider turns out to be a very unusual and unexpected young lady.
To say more would spoil the story’s many surprises for readers, but a happy ending may be relied upon, although the circumstances might not have been predicted.
This is a quick and pleasant read, with polite vocabulary and, while there is love and romance aplenty, no “mature” sexually explicit encounters. A few technical errors were noted in passing, but those are few in number and will not spoil the fun for Regency romance readers.
Reviewed by Iris Chacon, April 6, 2016.
Disclosure: The writer received a free digital copy of the novel in exchange for an objective, honest review.