Monday, March 11, 2013

Chapter One Excerpt of No Gentleman Is He

No Gentleman Is He by Carley Bauer and Lynette Willow
Released on Kindle and SmashWords on March 7.
Look for it soon on iTunes, Nook, OmniLit, Sony and Bookstrand!

Young, adventurous and widowed in a new land, Cassandra Courtney Brooks finds her dream of raising a superior breed of saddle horse slipping away with the death of her husband. Left with four horses, living in a tavern attic, and her scant savings depleting, she resolves to see her vision through to fruition by accepting the scandalous position of steward at Varina Farms.

Born in the image of his native ancestry, Colton Rolfe’s savage blood runs through his veins. Scorned by his father, Colt grew into a man of ill temperament whose only interest is the wild equine beasts on his plantation. His desire to breed his horses with the superior Thoroughbreds of the newly widowed Cassandra Brooks leads him to abandon societal rules. Colt’s growing resentment toward the Crown and his assistance to Sons of Liberty missions is complicated by the discovery that Cassandra’s father is a titled English nobleman.

Cassandra is soon forced to question the wisdom of her decision when she finds herself enamored with her employer. As fiery passion grows between them, Cassandra realizes her own spirit of independence, love of the land, and the savage man who is so much a part of it.

As the threat of war comes ever closer, wills are tested through gunfire, treachery, danger, and kidnapping. Does Colt dare trust Cassandra with Sons of Liberty secrets? More importantly, can he trust her with his heart? And will Colt ever trust Cassandra enough to love her as she longs to be loved?

I'm thrilled to share the first Amazon review of No Gentleman Is He by Carley Bauer and Lynette Willows with everyone!

Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down. This is a great, historical romance. Colton is a bit of a Rhett Butler, he's dark and misunderstood by society. Cassandra, on the other hand, is no Scarlett and I mean that in a good way. She is a strong, smart, independent woman who is not afraid to take care of herself. I admire the way she refuses to run to a man to save her. Colton's respect and admiration for her strength add depth to his character. I also really enjoyed the interactions between Cassandra's parents at the end of the novel. Perhaps there could be a prequel down the road about their relationship?

I absolutely loved this book. I don't usually read revolutionary era books. But it looked intriguing so I read it. This was such a terrific story with strong characters and an accurate story line. I felt as if I was there living in those exciting, yet hard times, when this country began its journey to independence. It really retells the american history. It had everything you want and more. A beautiful love story and an exciting book, you really feel for these people in those times. I can't wait to read the next one!!

Excerpt from Chapter 1

Cassandra rolled up her sleeves and tied the skirts of her workday dress high on her thighs before stepping into the chilly spring waters. She mulled over her options while she washed. It was far more than an arranged marriage to Thaddeus that kept her from turning tail and running back to England. Despite the lavish, comfortable lifestyle her father’s title offered, it lacked the challenge or freedom she tasted and had grown to love in the colonies. A place where tradesmen were respected, women worked as hard as men, and King George’s rule was cast aside in indignation. With or without Seth, Virginia was home.

Determined to survive and keep her horses, Cassandra bit her lip, going over the figures in her head. The unexpected expense of Seth’s burial had depleted most of her savings. She might be able to make the feed last until the new foal was old enough to be sold. Then she could pay Dom Clements his percentage for allowing her to use his land. One bright spot that might help her pull through was the extra hours she put in during the secret meetings held in a back room. When she brought ale and food to the Sons of Liberty, she earned extra wages. Trusted by the men who gathered, they compensated her well to keep to herself what she overheard.

Bauer, Carley; Willows, Lynette (2013-03-05). No Gentleman Is He (Sons of Liberty) (Kindle Locations 92-97). Tirgearr Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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