Friday, February 3, 2023

Blog Tour: Review of Yours and Mine by A.E. Bennett

Yours and Mine
A.E. Bennett
Publication date: December 21st 2021
Genres: Adult, Historical, Historical Romance, Romance

She told a lie. He confirmed it. Now they’re secretly betrothed against their families’ wishes…

Lady Octavia Dorchester is the most desired young lady in the Realm. Now that she has twenty years behind her, society has deemed her ready to marry. Although she’s not enthusiastic, she promises to act like a proper lady and look for a good husband—just like her powerful father Lord Roman Dorchester wants.

Lord Gerald Verte has been painfully shy his entire life. He’s never been comfortable in society and lives in the shadow of his older brother, the imposing Lord Tristian Verte. Despite his desires to remain indoors and away from people, he promises his older brother that he won’t shame the family name, no matter how much his anxiety threatens to overwhelm him.

After sharing a dance at a ball held in Octavia’s honor, both she and Gerald know what no one else believes—it’s love at first sight.

When their respective family members object to the match, Octavia lies about their betrothal and Gerald corroborates her story. Raising the ire of both Lords Dorchester and Verte, Octavia and Gerald are torn apart and kept from one another until tragedy strikes.

This high-heat romance with a guaranteed HEA is a prequel to Gathering of the Four: Book One of the Serrulata Saga but can be read as a standalone.

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My thoughts:

Yours and Mine is a romance novella that takes place in a time that seems to be hundreds of years from now.  Octavia has reached her majority and must find a husband.  Unfortunately, she has no say in who that may be.  Gerald is a second born son who deals with crippling social anxiety.  This causes those around him to think he is a simpleton.  When they meet at a dance, sparks fly.

I thought this was a sweet yet spicy romance.  Octavia and Gerald were a perfect match for each other.  She calmed him and he encouraged her to be true to her nature.  I enjoyed their story.  My only issue is that is was too short.  I know it's supposed to be a prequel to the first book in the Serrulata Saga, but I felt like I was missing a lot of context.  Probably context that is revealed in the first book, Gathering of the Four.  I wasn't really too sure how this world worked and why things as seemed to have regressed from our modern times in terms of technology and way of living.  Even a small recap would have been nice. Despite that, I do recommend this one.

Author Bio:

A.E. Bennett (she/her) lives in Washington, D.C. She is originally from North Carolina.

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1 comment:

Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! :)