Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Historical #Regency #Romance: LOVING LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS, Brethren of the Coast Book 0 by Barbara Devlin

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Brethren of the Coast Book 0


Take a trip back in time, to 1785, when Horatio Nelson was a new captain. It is the Age of Sail, England is on the brink of war with France, and Royal Navy First Lieutenant Mark Douglas is not looking for a wife. As is so often the case, fate has other plans, and Mark sets his sights on a fiery society miss with a spirit to match his own. But can he redeem himself after inadvertently insulting his prospective bride?

Lady Amanda Gascoigne-Lake is at first smitten with and then disappointed by the impeccable naval man. After all, is it not a woman’s prerogative to change her mind? When a soldier disparages her reputation, Mark defends her honor and wins his lady. What happens when her father rejects Mark’s suit, and an ancient brooch with mystical powers portends doom?

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Fans of Devlin’s Brethren of the Coast series will love this action-packed novella. A stand alone within the series, the reader can bask in all of the beauty, grandeur and societal restrictions of a young woman of the ton. The swoon-worthy couple must overcome everything–from a duel to marauding pirates to the heroine’s overbearing father–to keep their love alive. A brisk page-turner, Devlin’s prose and descriptions enchant right from the opening scene. –Romantic Times Book Reviews

In Loving Lt. Douglas by Barbara Devlin, we discover the makings of the Admiral we know and love in The Brethren. If you are like me and have devoured all the books in The Brethren series then this is a must read and you won’t be disappointed. While it is just a brief encounter with the Admiral it is still super steamy and has all the funny banter that we love in the other books! This super sexy story is a wonderful early present to fans of The Brethren as we get to see the early years of the Naughty Knights.5-Stars -Books I Love A Latte

About Author Barbara Devlin…

A proud Latina, USA Today bestselling, Amazon All-Star author Barbara Devlin was born a storyteller, but it was a weeklong vacation to Bethany Beach, Delaware that forever changed her life. The little house her parents rented had a collection of books by Kathleen Woodiwiss, which exposed Barbara to the world of romance, and Shanna remains a personal favorite.

Barbara writes heartfelt historical romances that feature not so perfect heroes who may know how to seduce a woman but know nothing of marriage. And she prefers feisty but smart heroines who sometimes save the hero before they find their happily ever after.

Barbara is a disabled-in-the-line-of-duty retired police officer, and she earned an MA in English and continued a course of study for a Doctorate in Literature and Rhetoric. She happily considered herself an exceedingly eccentric English professor, until success in Indie publishing lured her into writing, full-time, featuring her fictional knighthood, the Brethren of the Coast.


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Special Giveaways: Barbara is giving away a $5 Amazon gift card & the 3 book box set of The Brethren of the Coast series books 1-3 to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

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Thanks, Barbara, for sharing your story with us!

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8 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Historical #Regency #Romance: LOVING LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS, Brethren of the Coast Book 0 by Barbara Devlin

  1. Glenda M says:

    This sound interesting! I really love the cover too!

  2. Samantha says:

    I love that time period. I haven’t seen these books, but they sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Eileen AW says:

    This series sounds intriguing!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  4. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Not only an interesting setup but a fascinating background of the author…..
    Thanks, Karen and Barbara….

  5. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Barbara, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. It’s been ages since I’ve read a book about the sea. I love the swashbuckling era of the sea captain. Can’t wait to read your book. Thanks for sharing it with us today!

  6. bn100 says:

    sounds interesting

  7. Teresa Warner says:

    Sounds good to me!

  8. Judy Tulloch says:

    This is a genre I haven’t tried yet! I liked what I read in the blurb. The book sounds quite interesting and worth reading! Needless to say, you are a new author to me! Thank you for sharing!

    Thank you Karen!

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