Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for A Good Match for the Major by Josie Bonham as part of the tour today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and to the author for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Pride meets prejudice – can love blossom? Beautiful young widow, Lady Eliza Wyndham, is determined never to remarry after a disastrous first marriage. The undeniable attraction that fizzes between her and Major Nathaniel Overton terrifies her. She rejects his advances.With his pride badly dented, Nat vows to forget Eliza until he finds her in danger from an old adversary of his army days. His protective instincts are stirred and he steps back into her life, but will Eliza be prepared to accept his help?
It’s safe to say that I’m a fan of historical romance as I’m sure regular readers of my blog are aware. So I was very happy to review A Good Match for the Major by Josie Bonham. In this book we meet Eliza and Nathaniel (Nat) who have both been burned by past experiences. You can see their chemistry bubbling away right from the beginning but trust is definitely an issue for this pair. I would describe this story as more of a slow burn but I thought that this was a good way to get a better understanding of the characters personalities. Especially when I learnt of their pasts. It helps fit in with Nat and Eliza’s wariness around each other which in turn allowed their connection to build more naturally.
There is romance within the story but there is also a hint of danger too. Just lurking in the background steadily building as the story progresses. The interactions between Nat and Eliza were a highlight for me in this book. From misunderstandings that cause more mistrust to a chemistry that builds the more time they spend together. I enjoyed the fact that the minor characters often helped to create lighter moments. Leaving me smiling as they attempted to give Nat and Eliza a nudge in the right direction. However when you pair a feisty heroine and a charming hero together with their own ideas nothing could be quite that simple. A Good Match for the Major is a lovely debut!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Josie lives in the English midlands, surrounded by towns full of history such as Evesham, Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwick and Worcester. Which is perhaps why her favourite reads are historical. Out of all the periods to choose from the Regency Era stirs her imagination the most. The true Regency lasted from 1811 until 1820 but dates as wide as 1789 to 1837 have been included in the extended Regency period. For Josie the true flavour of this period emerges after the iniquitous hair powder tax of 1795, unsurprisingly, scuppered the fashion for hair powder almost overnight. Josie has always dabbled in stories but it took the combined efforts of her sister and eldest niece to set her on the path to writing novels. Her Regency romances, with a dash of adventure and intrigue, are the result. There is more information on her website at http://www.josiebonhamauthor.com/