Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s novel:
- Title: Hyacinth (Bellamy Sisters #2)
- Author: Minerva Spencer
- Series or Standalone: Series
- Page Length: 422 pages
- Expected Publication Date: February 28, 2023
Meet the Bellamy sisters, five young women who will do anything to save their siblings and keep the wolf from the door….
Shy, awkward, and plain, Lady Hyacinth Bellamy long ago accepted that marriage and family—and especially romantic love—was not for a woman like her.
But that’s just fine with Hy because she has dreams of a better life, one in which she will be independent and free from fear and shame. Hy’s not just dreaming, she’s been working toward her new life for years and it’s almost within her grasp.
Unfortunately, before she can embrace her future, she has to break one final shackle to her past. Thanks to her father’s reckless gambling, her beloved siblings are facing homelessness. Luckily, there is one thing Hy excels at and that’s playing cards and winning money. Lots of money.
Hy’s precious nest egg–which she has scrimped and saved for years to accumulate–is almost enough to keep the roof over her family’s head for another year. All Hy needs to do is earn enough to pay the rest of the loan and then she will be free to start her new life.
Everything is going smoothly and according to plan.
Until the meddling Duke of Chatham gets in her way…
Sylvester Derrick, the seventh Duke of Chatham, is bored. He’s bored being sought after by women who don’t even like him and bored socializing with the same vapid–and boring–cricle of elites day after day. He’s even become bored with debauchery and gambling.
And then one night a bespectacled, ginger-headed young man wanders into Sylvester’s favorite gambling hell and commences to coolly turn his boredom into curiosity, admiration, and uneasy fascination.
Imagine Sylvester’s surprise when he discovers the cardsharp who has been systematically fleecing the men of the ton of all their money is actually a female in men’s clothing.
Clearly there is only one solution to the situation…
Hy can’t believe the Duke of Chatham is threatening to expose her masquerade unless she allows him to accompany her on her midnight gambling jaunts!
But what bothers Hy more than the duke’s arrogant demand is the fact that she actually enjoys the blasted man’s company.
As Hy gets closer to earning the money she needs and the Season draws to a close, the lovers begin to realize that their time together is almost over.
Or is it…?
Is happily ever after even possible for a man who has been broken by love once before and a woman who doesn’t even believe that love exists?
This sensual, steamy love story will give you all the feels and melt your Kindle along with your heart.
Happily ever after guaranteed!
Hyacinth is the wickedly witty and sensually steamy second book of a five-book series. Each story in The Bellamy Sisters stands alone.
Find It On: Goodreads / Amazon
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I enjoyed Minerva Spencer’s other series, Rebels of the Ton, as a whole and each of the three novels, Notorious, Outrageous, and Infamous. As I liked her style with historical romances, I am excited to see what this novel has to offer. Since I have not read the first novel for the Bellamy sisters, I also cannot wait to read it, too!
Are you excited to read this novel? What other novels are you excited for? Happy Reading!