Monday, April 5, 2021

Blog Tour Book Review: To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters

 



Title: To Love and To Loathe

Author: Martha Waters

Series: Book Two in the Regency Vows Series

Genre: Historical Romance

Published by: Simon & Schuster (April 6, 2021)

Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Book Description:

The widowed Diana, Lady Templeton and Jeremy, Marquess of Willingham are infamous among English high society as much for their sharp-tongued bickering as their flirtation. One evening, an argument at a ball turns into a serious wager: Jeremy will marry within the year or Diana will forfeit one hundred pounds. So shortly after, just before a fortnight-long house party at Elderwild, Jeremy’s country estate, Diana is shocked when Jeremy appears at her home with a very different kind of proposition.


After his latest mistress unfavorably criticized his skills in the bedroom, Jeremy is looking for reassurance, so he has gone to the only woman he trusts to be totally truthful. He suggests that they embark on a brief affair while at the house party—Jeremy can receive an honest critique of his bedroom skills and widowed Diana can use the gossip to signal to other gentlemen that she is interested in taking a lover.


Diana thinks taking him up on his counter-proposal can only help her win her wager. With her in the bedroom and Jeremy’s marriage-minded grandmother, the formidable Dowager Marchioness of Willingham, helping to find suitable matches among the eligible ladies at Elderwild, Diana is confident her victory is assured. But while they’re focused on winning wagers, they stand to lose their own hearts.




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About the Author:




Martha Waters is the author of To Have and to Hoax and To Love and to Loathe. She was born and raised in sunny South Florida and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By day, she works as a children's librarian, and loves sundresses, gin cocktails, and traveling. Sign up for her newsletter for periodic book news and reading & travel recs

http://tinyletter.com/marthawaters





This was the very first book that I have read from this author and I'm so glad that I took a chance on her and the series because this really was just so much fun.

The banter between these two was definitely tension filled in all the very best ways and the enemies to lovers trope has always been a favorite of mine. Through in some hijinks, things not always going as planned and some deep seeded passion and you had one heck of a read all set in a time of place that was magical.

Such a fun read that lets you get away for a few hours and be transported somewhere else, into a much simpler time and into a steamy romance that anyone is sure to love.





29 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds really good Kindlemom thanks for sharing your thoughts. It's been a while since I read a historical romance and proposing an affair between friends is always a good storyline.

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    1. The enemies to lovers and friends to lovers is always a fav and this had a bit of both!

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  2. Your enthusiasm for this one is evident. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I don't know if my comment went through. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I do love a good enemies to lovers.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. They really are the best and it's so good to see you!

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  4. This sounds like fun! And frankly a fortnite- long house party sounds pretty excellent! I love reading about those big country houses. :)

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  5. I am not really a historical romance reader, but I love fun book. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one

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  6. I love great banter between characters! Nice to hear your decision to take a chance on the author paid off. As I enjoy historical romance I'll have to check this one out. Great review! :)

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  7. It looks nice and I didn't know about it or the author

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  8. OMGGGG. You're backkkkk! So happy to see you post again. Anyway, I just borrowed the first book from the library and can't wait to see read it this weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much!! It's been a long few months. I hope you like the first book. I've debated reading it.

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  9. I'll admit it. Nothing more fun than lover's banter. hehehe

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  10. It's so lovely to have you back! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this one. I've had the first book sitting on my shelf now I need to read it! Great review!

    Simply Angela

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    1. I need to check out the first book now for sure and thank you!!

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  11. Enemies to lover's has always been a favorite of mine as well.

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  12. I'm glad to hear that you liked it. I haven't read this author before.

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    1. This was the first I had heard of them before as well. :D

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  13. It's always fun when things don't go as planned.

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  14. You're here! You posted! Hi! Hello! Missed you! I'm happy to see you liked this one since I have it coming up. :)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  15. Oh this sounds like a funny and nice book
    Thanks for sharing with us
    Good review

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