Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren

March 3rd, 2016 kimbacaffeinate Review 46 Comments

3rd Mar
Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren
Happily Bedded Bliss
by Tracy Anne Warren
Series: Rakes of Cavendish Square #2
Published by: Penguin
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon | B&N
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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.

Drama historical hot ROMANCE

Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren is the second novel in her Regency series The Rakes of Cavendish Square. A damaged and dashing rake and an animal loving heroine are forced into marriage to save her reputation. It might just be the perfect match. Happily Bedded Bliss was a quick enjoyable read that delivered a sweet and believable romance.

Coffee Dates with Happily Bedded Bliss

  • First date: In the wood, He is naked. She has a sketchbook. A house party, improper sketches, a notorious rake, a Duke, and five angry brothers equal wedding bells. Oh, what fun this first date was and Esmé is simply delightful. She has a whole brood of animals, speaks her mind and does not conform. It was only a matter of time before this happened. Personally, I would not survive Regency London. I would be shackled within a week! Siblings, friends and distant family added humor, and interest.
  • Second date: The attraction is there and the game is a foot. Esmé makes me laugh and I settled right into the story. She is a nervous young bride, and Gabriel, Lord Northcote is turning out to be quite an interesting character. We soon learn about his past and meet his horrible Uncle. He really is quite smitten with Esmé; she amuses him, surprises him and challenges him. Moreover, Did I hear him utter mine? Do not use the L-O-V-E word around him he is liable to panic. He has poor Esmé all discombobulated. Their after marriage courtship is quite heated as these two begin to learn and explore their passion. We get a honeymoon of sorts, before one of Gabriel’s friends throws him for a loop.
  • Third Date:  Trouble is afoot. Esmé has a better temperament than I do making her the perfect match for our hero. I would have run him over with my buggy. The man is passionate one minute and a stranger the next. Poor Gabriel is miserable and trying to distance himself, all because of some convoluted opinion about L-O-V-E. He leaves Esmé at his estate and heads to his townhouse in London. The two go through some ups and downs but the conflict was not overdone and there was character growth. I needed a truffle or two as I rooted for this couple.

Happily Bedded Bliss explores the marriage trope, and while many aspects of the story were familiar and predictable, I enjoyed the characters and became swept up in finding their happy.

About Tracy Anne Warren

Tracy Anne Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Regency historical romance novels, including At The Duke’s Pleasure and The Husband Trap. Her books have appeared on the USA Today Bestsellers’ list and the Borders’ Group List of Bestselling Single Title Romance Paperbacks. She has won numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers’ of America’s prestigious RITA® Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Golden Quill, and others.

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46 Responses to “Happily Bedded Bliss by Tracy Anne Warren”

  1. Mary Kirkland

    I guess 5 angry brothers could make any guy of that time period marry their sister. lol Sounds like a good story.

  2. Kristin

    Now, did you mean to put HUMOR instead of DRAMA??? Hmmm, this sounds actually like a fun story, not heavy… like the tears Christy put me in minutes ago 😉

    I love your “dates”!!

  3. Nick

    This sounds like a lot of fun, Kim! Their first meeting especially makes me want to read this book and Esme and her love for animals of course. Sounds like the boy is a little hard-headed, but no doubt Esme shows him the right path! 🙂
    Great review, Kim!
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  4. Jenny

    Gabriel sounds like he can be a bit of an arse with the hot and cold routine, but if Esme handles it well, and it sounds like she does, I’ll be good to go. Plus she’s an animal lover, I need to meet her for that reason alone!
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  5. Lover Of Romance

    oh I am very eager to read this one!! I love everything she has written and even though its predictable I probably wouldn’t mind if its a fun romance to read. Which from your review sounds like it.

  6. Katherine

    Adding this to my TBR! I love the forced marriage trope in historicals as long as the both parties are decent human beings. It’s fun to watch the romance unfold after the marriage has occurred. I wouldn’t have survived in the Regency either!
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  7. Lorna

    This one sounds like a fun read to me. Regency period was weird-women could be ruined, but as soon as they are married or widowed they can do whatever they want-take a lover etc. Glad you enjoyed!