Review

Welcome to Moonlight Square! A fictional neighborhood in the heart of London where there is a Duke on every corner and the magical scent of romance in the air. This marvelous new series is the creation of New York Times Bestselling author, Gaelen Foley and the stories begin with a little gem of a novella ONE MOONLIT NIGHT.

We are introduced to the inhabitants of Moonlight Square through the story of soon-to-be on the shelf, Lady Katrina Glendon and a particularly charming rogue, Gable Wintson-McCray, Viscount Roland.

A chance meeting in Moonlight Square’s private garden sends this unlikely couple down the garden path of seduction and romance. With characters painted in the richest of colors, witty and racy dialogue and loads of possibilities amongst the supporting cast, this novella sets the perfect stage for what we can expect to encounter as the series continues.

And it does…

DUKE OF SCANDAL is the first full length novel in the Moonlight Square series and everything I hoped to find within the pages was there and then some!

Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford, made it clear to the young, lovesick Felicity Carvel long ago that nothing could ever happen between them. He has earned his reputation as the Duke of Scandal—and she’s his best friend’s little sister. He vows for honor’s sake to stay away from the lovely innocent. But six years of the wealthy libertine’s life have left Jason empty and jaded, while Felicity has blossomed into a strong, beautiful woman, ripe for love and marriage.

When a sudden windfall makes her one of the most sought-after heiresses in London, chased all over Town by fortune-hunters, Jason knows he must keep the rogues at bay until her brother returns from his dangerous mission abroad. But the scandalous attraction between them has only grown to a searing intensity. And deep down, Felicity still wants Jason for her own. After getting her heart broken by Naughty Netherford once before, does she dare attempt to play with fire again—and this time, can Jason resist?

After a hopelessly smitten, fifteen year old Felicity Carvel boldly throws herself on the man she loves—Jason Hawthorne, the Duke of Netherford—and is soundly rejected, she vows to never do anything so foolish again. Propriety is the key, even if means years of boredom and existing as a wallflower amongst the glimmering throng of society.

But when circumstances demand that Felicity seek out the appropriately titled Duke of Scandal for aid, the wheels of romance set in motion long ago begin to turn in the most unexpected ways.

Undoubtedly, the most entertaining one-two punch of romantic story telling that I have experienced in a very long time!

I adored the witty and sometimes naughty banter between Felicity and Jason that stemmed from a lifetime of knowing one another but also the long denied chemistry that simmered beneath the surface. The more Felicity comes out of her self-imposed shell and Jason struggles to shed the sins of his past, their roles at times become so wonderfully reversed that the pages literally fly by as your anticipation grows to see what will happen next.

Undoubtedly, the most entertaining one-two punch of romantic story telling that I have experienced in a very long time! Grab ONE MOONLIT NIGHT and DUKE OF SCANDAL today, but make sure your night is free of obligations because you won’t be able to put these stories down once you begin.

onemoonlitAt the ripe old age of two-and-twenty, Lady Katrina Glendon just can’t seem to snare a husband. Whether her frank tongue or slightly eccentric ways bear the blame, she faces a houseful of younger sisters clamoring for her, the eldest, to marry and move aside before they all end up as spinsters. When her latest suitor defects and proposes to another girl, Trinny throws up her hands in despair of ever finding a fiancé. But sometimes destiny waits just around the corner…and love lives right across the square!

Gable Winston-McCray, the charming, understated Viscount Roland saunters through life as a wealthy, sophisticated rakehell and man-about-town. Heir to an earldom, the handsome hedonist would rather dally with bored Society wives than acquire a bride of his own, much to his father’s dismay. Until, one moonlit night, fate strikes! Unsuspecting neighbors meet and become flirtatious allies. So when Gable receives his father’s ultimatum to wed or go penniless, he offers Trinny a marriage of convenience. Alas, the pretty redhead cannot possibly accept such an unfeeling proposal—even if her dear “Lord Sweet Cheeks” might be the man of her dreams…

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About the Reviewer

Teresa Spreckelmeyer

Teresa St. Mary – Teresa, is a wearer of many hats (figuratively) including, mother, wife, graphic designer, event planner, web developer and a self-admitted, avid reader of historical romance novels.

Although Teresa is a “small town girl” (again, figuratively) from Missouri, through her various workings with clients and events, in and out of the west coast entertainment industry, she laughingly refers to Los Angeles as her second home. Teresa has produced marketing design work for actors, directors, writers and film studios, among others and played a strong behind-the-scenes role in the creation of entertainment oriented, fundraising events in both Los Angeles and Las Vegas over the past nine years.



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