Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Review + Release Blitz ~ Falling For Mr. Townsbridge - The Townsbridge's by Sophie Barnes

The Townsbridges, Book 3
Historical Regency Romance
Date Published: July 21, 2020

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He knows he ought to forget her…
When William Townsbridge returns from Portugal and meets Eloise Lamont, the
new cook his mother has hired, he’s instantly smitten. The only
problem of course is that she’s a servant – completely off
limits for a gentleman with an ounce of honor. But as they become better
acquainted, William starts to realize he must make Eloise his. The only
question is how.
Eloise loves her new position. But William Townsbridge’s arrival
threatens everything, from her principles to her very heart. Falling for her
employer’s son would be monumentally stupid. All it can lead to is
ruin, not only for the present, but for her entire future. So then the
simplest solution would be to walk away. But can she?
Other Books in The Townsbridges Historical Romance Series:
When Love Leads To Scandal
The Townsbridges, Book 1
Release Date: February 2019

Two people fated to be together...
Recently engaged to the Earl of Langdon, Lady Bethany is content with the
knowledge that she's made a wonderful match for herself. Until a chance
encounter with a handsome stranger makes her wish she was still unattached -
a sentiment that grows even stronger when circumstance causes her to spend
more time in this gentleman's company.
And the duty that threatens to come between them...
Charles Townsbridge is not prepared to learn that the mystery woman he met
in the park, the very same woman he cannot get out of his head, is in fact
his best friend's fiancée. Determined to do the right thing, he tasks
himself with quashing the attraction, only to discover that the heart cannot
be so easily controlled.

Lady Abigail's Perfect Match
The Townsbridges, Book 2
Release Date: October 2019
A kiss can cure any ailment…
Lady Abigail has been infatuated with Mr. James Townsbridge for three
years. But when she is finally introduced to him, she finds him arrogant and
rude. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop her heart from racing or her
stomach from flip-flopping while in his presence. In fact, being near him
makes her feel somewhat ill. Which complicates matters when they are
suddenly forced to marry.
James doesn’t like the aloof young lady to whom he has recently been
introduced. And since he has a blistering headache, he doesn’t have
the patience for someone who clearly doesn’t want to be in his
company. But when she lands in his lap and he accidentally rips her gown,
his duty is clear. Now James must try to get along with his awful
fiancée, or risk living unhappily ever after. But is that

A spark of awareness flared to life in his eyes, prompting her to drop her
gaze quickly. She finished preparing his plate and handed it to him. His
thumb brushed hers and her heart leapt. This was wrong, this response she
was having toward him. Nothing about it made sense when only moments ago
she’d been ready to hit him.

Avoiding further eye contact, she busied herself with putting the tin away.
“I have an early morning so I must be off now.”

“Won’t you keep me company while I eat?”

Eloise swallowed. “Non.” She closed the cupboard and forced her
feet to move toward the door. Reaching it, she paused to say, “It was
interesting to meet you, Mr. Townsbridge. I hope you enjoy your

She turned away.

“I trust your husband is also in my parents’

“No. I’m not…” Too late, she realized what
she’d revealed. Cooks were always referred to as Mrs., no matter their
marital status, and keeping Mr. Townsbridge in the dark about hers would
have served as a useful line of defense. If she’d been wise enough to
leave him wondering, that was, or even better if she’d lied.

“Duly noted.”

The comment chased her out of the kitchen and into the servants’
stairwell, all the way up to her room on the top floor of the house. She
didn’t pause for breath until she was safely inside with the door
shut. Good heavens. The way he’d said that, with seductive promise,
was enough to set her ablaze.

She patted her cheeks and expelled a deep breath.


She absolutely could not allow herself to be alone with that man ever
again. Not only because of the threat he posed to her job but because of
what she feared he might want. And judging by how quickly he’d
replaced her indignation with amusement, she worried he had the skill to
acquire whatever he might desire.

Which meant she would have to avoid him at all cost.

The newest in the Townsbridge's by Sophie Barnes is sure to keep you up most of the day! I give Falling for Mr. Townsbridge a full steeping 4 teacups! Mr. William Townsbridge has recently returned home from his travels and he sits down to a most delicious meal with his family, his mouth can't believe what wonders fill it and then the delicious pastry to follow just takes him away. He learns his parents have a new cook, Mrs. Lamont. At dinner, his sister Athena suggests he meet Mr. Lamont and he shrugs it off until that evening after everyone has retired. He heads to the kitchen expecting to find an older lady and some delicious pastries, instead, he finds the most attractive young woman and takes his breath away. Mrs. Lamont or Eloise is absolutely shocked to find the youngest Towsbridge man standing before her, she knew had arrived home but was not expecting him to appear in her kitchen or at least she laid claim on it but it was, in fact, his kitchen. The two are both attracted to one another but Eloise knows she can't ever hope to marry a nobleman. She pus the idea out of her head and tries to go about her days... but she can't help thinking about him nor can she seem to not bump into him.

William is also very taken by Eloise and despite his brother's advice to stay away from her, he can't seem to help himself. When Mrs. Lamont's grandfather becomes deathly ill, he helps her gain a carriage and head home but in that time he purchases a house with the help of his parents and his intent is to help Mrs. Lamont reach her dream and open her culinary school. But he also asks something else of her and this causes her world to turn upside down and her heart to shatter...

Can these two defy society and make a life for themselves? Or must they go on only dreaming of the one they truly love for the rest of their lives?

This is such a lovely read, I really enjoyed Williams' arc, he grew a lot from the beginning of the tale and Eloise is such a strong, courageous young woman and she isn't going to use what is at her hands to use in order to gain a place and society and a spot in a man's bed. No, instead she holds strong and is quite happy with her state in life. Barnes did a phenomenal job with this story, the plot keeps one turning the pages and rooting for the romance blossoming. The only thing I would say is the romance went too fast, I felt William fell for Eloise a tad too quick and also there wasn't enough tension between the two. I love that there is a class difference between the two, I think it's great seeing more authors writing about this because I'm sure these romances and ultimately marriages did occur, yes at a cost, but they most likely did occur and it's wonderful to see more books written about these romances and the struggles they must overcome. This is definitely a book you will want to add to your summer TBR!

About the Author

Born in Denmark, USA TODAY bestselling author Sophie Barnes spent her youth
traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's
lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks
Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian with various degrees of
fluency. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man
three times—in three different countries and in three different
When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys
spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching
romantic comedies and, of course, reading.

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