Taming a Savage Gentleman by Tammy Andresen
Taming the Heart Series
May 16, 2017
Tom Maddox would never marry. He’s the second son, the spare, and he prides himself on living his life without the confines of society. Baroness Segrave needs a husband for society’s sake but she’d prefer he have no opinion at all. Which is why the Earl of Loudoun seems the ideal choice. With no fortune and a drinking habit, he should allow her to keep running her estate while living off the allowance she’d give him. But Loudoun proves to be both drunk and foolish. Suddenly a husband who is strong, capable, and appreciative of her gifts gains merit in her eyes. A man like Tom Maddox. But how can she convince Tom that he should consider marriage and give up his carefree bachelorhood? Because no matter what anyone else believes, she’d rather the love of a gentleman than a lord.
Did she want a man who stayed out of her way or one who had real strength?
The latest in the Taming the Heart series, Taming A Savage Gentleman takes place aboard a ship from England to Scotland. The plot was fast paced and intriguing as it takes us through a storm, mutinies, and an annoying drunk earl (who I secretly love and happy his story is next). Wonderful characters and descriptions. This is one of my favorite of the series; a story of an unconventional courtship with fabulous banter, action, suspense, and sexy desire. Well written.
Taming A Savage Gentleman is part of the Taming the Heart Series but can be read as a standalone.
Received ARC via the author and voluntarily reviewing it.
“You. You irritated me and I forgot all about…” Her voice trailed off but he chuckled low.
“Are you asking me to intentionally anger you?”
“Perhaps.” She grinned as she spoke.
“I must admit, you are the first woman who has requested insults.” His chuckle deepened. “But I am never a man to disappoint a lady.”
A little thrill passed through her at those words. She had to admit, little about him was disappointing. “I’m ready.”
“That dress is the most ridiculous shade of pink I’ve ever encountered.” He whispered so no one else could hear.
“That was a terrible attempt.” Her smile widened and her stomach eased further. “When I saw it in the shop it made me think of a sunset I once saw while on holiday in Bristol.”
“Bloody bullocks,” he mumbled. “I thought that too.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tammy Andresen lives with her husband and three children just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up on the Seacoast of Maine, where she spent countless days dreaming up stories in blueberry fields and among the scrub pines that line the coast. Her mother loved to spin a yarn and Tammy filled many hours listening to her mother retell the classics. It was inevitable that at the age of 18, she headed off to Simmons College, where she studied English literature and education. She never left Massachusetts but some of her heart still resides in Maine and her family visits often.