The Sport of Baronets is a new novella, which kicks off a new series from Romain. It involves Bart and Hannah, whose families have been at odds since time immemorial and are both horse families. They get tangled together in some nefarious activities regarding a horse and eventually figured out that they’d rather be together than give in to the history of their families.
There’s some great banter and a healthy dash of female empowerment. Bart is initially skeptical of Hannah, because of that pesky fact of being a woman, but she wins him over because she’s damn good at her job. Additionally, Bart wins Hannah over once he shows he’s more than his family name, which is something most of us hope for.
Romain has been on my TBR list for a long time, but this was my first official encounter with her distinct style and I’m hooked. I will follow this series in particular, but am also looking forward to pilfering her back catalogue.
I’d absolutely recommend this one for any fans of Regency romance and certainly any fans of reading about people who are good at their jobs. If you love horses and are interested in the evolution of the racing business in the U.K., this is also a fun one to catch a glimpse of that world in the 19th century.
This one deserves a good cuppa tea and cozy blanket. Enjoy!
- Make sure to check out Romain’s page for this book, since she includes lots of her behind-the-scenes inspiration.
- History of Horse Racing in Great Britain – which is not messing around.
- Horse Racing fiction
I got a copy of this book from the publishers, via NetGalley. Thanks!