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Happily Bedded Bliss

Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren

25684964DescriptionFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Bedding Proposal comes a seductive new novel about the most devilishly dangerous men in London…

When Lady Esme Byron happens upon a gorgeous naked man sleeping beside a secluded country lake, she can’t resist the impulse to sketch him. But when her highly improper drawing is mistakenly revealed at a party, she finds her once-pristine reputation in tatters.

Gabriel, Lord Northcote, may be a notorious rakehell, but he is still stunned to find himself accused of despoiling a duke’s sister—especially since he’s never set eyes on her. When Esme’s six irate brothers demand a hurried trip down the aisle, he has no choice but to comply. He thinks he can forget about his inconvenient bride but Esme Byron is no ordinary woman and Gabriel is about to learn just how unforgettable she can be.


It has been a while since I read a Tracy Anne Warren book and, to be honest, I wasn’t really impressed with the last few books in this series. However, for some reason, the youngest Bryon sister, Esme, has always stood out in my mind. So when her book was released, I put aside my disinterest in the series and decided to read it. I’m glad I did!

Esme is an artist and a bit of a rebel. That combination leads her into trouble when she decides to draw a naked man she spies on her neighbor’s property. This, of course, leads to a scandal when that picture is accidentally revealed at a house party. Thus, Esme and her model, Gabriel, while they have never meet, are forced to get married. I have a fondness for books where the couple have to get married and then are forced to figure out their relationship as they slowly start to fall in love. This book follows those plot points. Two strangers are forced to marry and figure out their lives together. I did like that Gabriel didn’t hold a grudge against Esme for causing their situation. It was clearly her fault and he could have easily blamed her. Instead, the conflicts in their relationship steam from his childhood scars. Esme starts the book as a young girl whose impulsive nature gets her forced into a marriage. However, as the book goes on, she starts to mature and temper her impulsiveness. She begins to settle into her life as a wife and mistress of the manor but does so while remaining true to herself. Gabriel, in turn, learns to work through the emotional trauma of his past and to rely on his wife. Overall, a very pleasant read.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list and everyone is welcome to join. This week’s theme is “Top Ten Books on My Fall TBR”. I took this to mean books released this fall that I want to read. I really enjoyed this list because now I have an idea for when the books I’m looking forward to are going to be released.

  1. Born of Betrayal by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Born of Betrayal (The League, #10)
    Release Date: November 3, 2015

  2. Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

    Cold-Hearted Rake
    Release Date: October 27, 2015

  3. Forever with You by Jennifer Armentrout

    Forever with You (Wait for You #5)
    Release Date: September 29, 2015

  4. Base Instincts by Larissa Ione

    Base Instincts (Demonica, #11.7) (Lords of Deliverance, #6.7)
    Release Date: September 14, 2015

  5. All I Want by Jill Shalvis

    All I Want (Animal Magnetism, #7)
    Release Date: October 6, 2015

  6. Falling Into Bed with a Duke by Lorraine Heath

    Falling Into Bed with a Duke (The Hellions of Havisham, #1)
    Release Date: October 27, 2015

  7. Mad About The Man by Tracy Anne Warren

    Mad About the Man (The Graysons, #3)
    Release Date: October 6, 2015

  8. The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean

    The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal and Scoundrel, #1)
    Release Date: December 29, 2015

  9. Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase

    Dukes Prefer Blondes (The Dressmakers, #4)
    Release Date: December 29, 2015

  10. The Striker by Monica McCarty

    The Striker (Highland Guard, #10)
    Release Date: November 24, 2015


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