Treasuring Theresa by Susana Ellis

by / Tuesday, 23 July 2013 / Published in Blog Tour, Contest, Excerpt, Review

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Treasuring Theresa



by Susana Ellis

Susana will be awarding six vintage traditional Regency books from her personal library to a randomly drawn commenter at each stop (US ONLY) and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Comment at all stops to increase your chance in winning.  You can follow the tour here at Goddess Fish.



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At the betrothal ball of the man she had expected to marry herself, Lady Theresa latches on to Damian Ashby, hoping to divert attention from her own humiliating situation. Of course, she’s not seriously interested because he’s a useless London fribble, in her opinion. He is not favorably impressed with her either.



Still, she’s the daughter of an earl, and he’s the heir to her father’s title and estate, so they are destined to spend more time in each other’s company…sooner rather than later. And who knew that the two of them would develop an unlikely attraction to one another?



But can a London swell and a country lady ever make their diverse lives and interests work together?



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Review:

This was a short sweet romance. The H/h were fully developed along with an interesting plot. I would have liked the story to be longer but it is stated as a quickie (a quick read, no sex involved).

The cover was the best part. The male/female images look authentic. I did feel all there were too many different fonts used.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Thanks for such a good read Susana.

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EXCERPTS:



An Excerpt From: TREASURING THERESA



Copyright © SUSANA ELLIS, 2013



All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.



The dancing had already begun when they arrived. Damian stayed close at Theresa’s side, his arm lightly around her so that his fingers pressed into the small of her back, while she introduced him to her friends and acquaintances. They shared a set of country dances, and when he returned to her side after fetching a glass of lemonade, she was chatting merrily with a cluster of her friends, so he danced a trio of sets with some of the other young ladies. He managed to get back to her in time for the supper dance, just ahead of a tall, fresh-faced youth in a poorly tied Mathematical and a waistcoat that went out of style years ago.



“When does the waltzing begin?” he whispered as they performed the elaborate steps of the country dance. “I must claim the first waltz.”



“We do not waltz here,” she whispered back. “It’s considered far too scandalous. Besides,” she added when they came back together, “we have already danced twice. A third would make us the talk of the shire.”



He chuckled. “Isn’t that what you were aiming for at the Sedgely ball? A juicy scandal to divert the gossips’ attention?”



She looked up at him in surprise. “You know,” she said, “I just realized I don’t care about that anymore. I’m glad Reese is happy with Eugenia.”



“Indeed,” he managed, wondering why he suddenly felt so relieved.



She did condescend to dance another set with him, and Damian hoped all of the old biddy gossips had noticed.



On the return trip, Mrs. Noble babbled on incessantly about gowns and stale cakes while Damian found his eyes lingering over the curvaceous form of the young lady on the seat across from him, the light of the moon being thankfully dim enough to conceal his bold appraisal.



She was silent, in a reflective mood, her head turned toward the window and the shadowed images of the scenery outside.



“Imagine that scamp Dickie Fielding enticing the Hampton chit to meet him in the garden!” Mrs. Noble exclaimed indignantly. “Why I thought her father would explode when they were discovered.” She lowered her voice. “I have it on good authority that they were embracing,” she revealed. “A dreadful scandal indeed should they not marry post-haste.”



Theresa’s head shot around to face him, and he knew she was recalling that night at the betrothal ball when she’d tried to lure him out to the terrace and he’d made a hasty escape. He rather thought now that he would enjoy a pleasant interlude alone in the moonlight with her. He would hold her against him, her head on his chest, while his hands swept over her curves. When he felt her pulse rising, he would draw her chin toward him and take her lips in a long kiss while his other hand would cup her breast, already pebbling with her desire.



Damian froze. What was he thinking? Cousin Theresa was no strumpet. The only way he could indulge in such carnal delights with her would include an obligatory wedding first. And that was out of the question.



Wasn’t it?



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AUTHOR Bio:



clip_image006A former teacher, Susana is finally living her dream of being a full-time writer. She loves all genres of romance, but historical—Regency in particular—is her favorite. There’s just something about dashing heroes and spunky heroines waltzing in ballrooms and driving through Hyde Park that appeals to her imagination.



In real life, Susana is a lifelong resident of northwest Ohio, although she has lived in Ecuador and studied in Spain, France and Mexico. More recently, she was able to travel around England and visit many of the places she’s read about for years, and it was awesome! She is a member of the Maumee Valley and Beau Monde chapters of Romance Writers of America.



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Buy Links:



Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/treasuring-theresa.html



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12 Responses to “Treasuring Theresa by Susana Ellis”

  1. Susana Ellis says :

    Update: The winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card is Karen H. Congrats to all the winners!

  2. Susana Ellis says :

    The winner of the books is Chelsea B. Congrats! All commenters will be entered in the drawing for the $25 gift card! Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

  3. Mary Preston says :

    Thank you for your review. Most helpful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  4. Karen H in NC says :

    Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  5. Chelsea B. says :

    Loved the short and sweet review. I also really love the cover!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  6. Diana Grace says :

    I love a good, short, romantic read! :)
    This sounds like a good book I’d want to cuddle with. Thanks for sharing with us!

    - Diana Grace
    http://chaoticreader.blogspot.com/

  7. Kate says :

    An excellent post and a wonderful author! Good luck with your book!

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

  8. Rita Wray says :

    I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  9. Andra says :

    I love the whole accidental lovers trope! It’s so fun and spontaneous. You just want everyone to realize that they really love each other…underneath the barbs and snark!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Thank you for hosting

  11. Susana Ellis says :

    Thank you for the review, Bunny. There is a free epilogue on my web site, if you’d like to see what happened when Theresa confronted London society with her new husband.

    Also, check out the History Lovers Grand Tour & Scavenger Hunt going on July 22-26. 24 Authors – 25 Prizes – All International.

    http://www.susanaellis.com/Susana_s_Blog_Tour_Page.html

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