The Legendary Lord

Valerie Bowman

Bowman, Valerie; Legendary Lord
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication date: 1-Nov-2016
Date Finished: 24-Sept-2016
Format: paperback
Pages: 320
Series: Playful Brides (#6)
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency
ISBN: 9781250072597
Source: Netgalley
Rating:5 star
4 flames


When Christian Bancroft, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride…

As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the luckless lord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart? Goodreads


Valerie Bowman has done it yet again! This is the sixth book in her Playful Brides series and each book keeps getting better than the last. I have adored Christian Berkeley since his part in the Unexpected Duchess and I was extremely happy for him to finally find his match. Sarah, the former belle of the season, is such a lovely, dutiful daughter who finally reached her limit. I see a bit of myself in her, I also tend to do as I’m told and I have reached that limit where I just can’t anymore. The incident that draws these two together is beautiful and civil and cute, and also, surprisingly for a romance novel, well-paced. I feel as if this is one of the only romance novels that did not rush the romance, nor was it unbearably slow. It was just perfect. I also enjoyed that the intimate scenes were well done in a way that reflected the characters’ personalities, that is not too often accomplished.

I would definitely recommend this book, and the entire series, to those who enjoy a wonderful regency romance.


This book was given to me by the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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