09 April 2014

To Bed or To Wed by Sandra Sookoo - Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

To Bed or To Wed
A Darrington Family Novel
By: Sandra Sookoo
When an impromptu kiss captures the imagination, either a spark will ignite or family interference will snuff the match.

Charlotte Darrington adores being adored by the men in her circle. She’s in London at the request of her mother, and though her parent wants her to find an eligible gentleman and start a family, Charlotte delays. In her heart of hearts, she wants a man who can hold his own and won’t be cowed.

Nathan Brigham, Marquess of Ravenhurst, is annoyed with the interfering redhead leading his nephew into the evergreen maze. When he would have delivered a dressing down, she stops his words with a kiss. No matter that he finds her attractive and a welcome distraction from his darkly brooding life, he refuses to succumb to Charlotte’s charms. Above everything, he won’t become the savage man his father was.

Once they return to London from a house party at his country estate, the two can’t avoid each other. Stolen kisses and heated glances in shadowy halls as well as a questionable visit to White’s draw them closer. He can’t forget the demons from his past while her persistence to hear a declaration begs the question: to bed or to wed?
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Charlotte Darrington is thirty-three, unmarried, with a mother who constantly reminds her of it. It’s quite an entertainment watching them banter about her future, and her choices. This girl was something else, and I really adored her. She has a very strong personality, never really care if she grow old alone, and wasn’t really looking for love. She found men in love quite – boring. She wanted a man who knows what he wants and is not afraid to show it. She didn’t want someone who will follow her around like a puppy. I love this girl for following her dreams, and going after the man she wants. It wasn't an easy task, considering the rules of this era, but she did it, and she got her HEA!

Nathan Brigham falls into this category – if only she knew why this man prefers solitude and is often cranky. The Marquess of Ravenhurst is annoyed with the girl who led his nephew into the maze. He thought of her a gold digger at first – then she kissed him, and despite the fact that she brings the light into his dark world, he couldn’t afford the distraction and opted to succumb into Charlotte’s charms. He was afraid of being like his father. He was afraid of losing his temper, losing his control.

But his manipulative, emotional blackmailing sister didn’t want Charlotte to be with Nathan. She device a plan to have this two separated, until they once again returned to London and found that avoiding each other would be a hard task. Flirting, stolen kisses, and glances – will Charlotte be enough for him to forget the demons of his past?

You will love some characters and loathe for some. I hated his sister with all my heart, all their problems arises from her manipulations and selfishness. He might have cause her pain, but until when would he pay for a thing he wasn’t responsible? He had suffer enough already, and I was waiting for either her or Charlotte to put this lady in her place. When it did, I was quite disappointed, she deserved WORSE than what Nathan did!

Felix (from book 1), the total opposite of his sister, supports Charlotte whole heartedly. As long as she was happy, he was there ready to give her advice and of course, his help. He just wanted her happy and wants her to find what he & Clarice did – true, unadulterated love. A love that is strong enough to withstand anything, even boredom.

I think I enjoyed this series more because I laughed a lot, and well, got my eyes a little watery as well. This series keeps on getting better and better. I had so much fun in reading this sequel, and I think, this goes into my favorite list of regency romance novels to date.

✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪

Sandra is a writer of romantic fiction. Her portfolio includes historical, contemporary, sci-fi, and paranormal romances in full-length books as well as shorts and novellas. No matter if the heat level is spicy or sweet, she loves to blend genres and oftentimes will add humor to the mix.

When not immersed in creating new worlds and engaging characters, Sandra likes to read, bake, taste new teas, watch The Big Bang Theory, and Psych as well as Finding Bigfoot and travel. Her favorite place to spend vacation hours is Walt Disney World: it’s where dreams come true and the soul can play. When she’s not writing, she’s keeping things interesting at her Believing is Seeing blog or spending time with her husband, who patiently answers questions she has about men, sci-fi-related subjects, and the odd “what if”.

Sandra loves to hear from her readers. You can write to her at sandrasookoo@yahoo.com, visit her website at www.sandrasookoo.com, or look her up on Facebook and Twitter. All links are provided on the front page of her website.

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