New Release Review: One Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley

One Moonlit NightOne Moonlit Night by Gaelen Foley
Book #0.5 in Moonlight Square
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: September 11th, 2015
ARC provided by the author

Synopsis from Goodreads: At the ripe old age of two-and-twenty, Lady Katrina Glendon just can’t seem to snare a husband. Whether her frank tongue or slightly eccentric ways bear the blame, she faces a houseful of younger sisters clamoring for her, the eldest, to marry and move aside before they all end up as spinsters. When her latest suitor defects and proposes to another girl, Trinny throws up her hands in despair of ever finding a fiancé. But sometimes destiny waits just around the corner…and love lives right across the square!

Gable Winston-McCray, the charming, understated Viscount Roland saunters through life as a wealthy, sophisticated rakehell and man-about-town. Heir to an earldom, the handsome hedonist would rather dally with bored Society wives than acquire a bride of his own, much to his father’s dismay. Until, one moonlit night, fate strikes! Unsuspecting neighbors meet and become flirtatious allies. So when Gable receives his father’s ultimatum to wed or go penniless, he offers Trinny a marriage of convenience. Alas, the pretty redhead cannot possibly accept such an unfeeling proposal—even if her dear “Lord Sweet Cheeks” might be the man of her dreams…

Angie’s Review – 4 Skulls – B+

I first fell in love with Gaelen Foley’s writing years ago when I read her Knight Miscellany series, and with Lord of Fire and Devil Takes a Bride, she solidified her spot as one of my favorite historical romance authors. For some reason, I hadn’t read anything from in years, and I’m not sure why. I’m going to remedy that by diving into her backlist.

One Moonlit Night is the novella that kicks off the author’s brand new series, Moonlight Square. Trinny Glendon knows just how brutal the ton can be. After all, her own sisters are in such a hurry to marry her off that they’re willing to foist her off on a most undesirable bachelor just so the next sister in line can be married off. But after a chance encounter in Moonlight Square, Trinny’s life changes dramatically when she takes matters into her own hands and dives headfirst into spinsterhood. Trinny, however, doesn’t count on the charming Viscount Roland upsetting her plans. One of my favorite parts of this book was the camaraderie between Trinny and Gable. It was clear they desired each other, but neither let it overtake them. (Not right away, anyway.) Their feelings grew as their friendship grew; the connection between them was solid and very sweet. Trinny and Gable brought out the best in each other and challenged each other. I really enjoyed the pacing of this story; there are things that happen to speed things up (Gable being a little hot-headed was a real catalyst,) but it works here. I think Gable may have turned his rakehell ways around just a tad too abruptly, but this was a novella. You have to work with the word count, and it didn’t make me love the story any less. It just made me want more! I loved the steamy scenes in this one, so there was an eventual advantage to Gable and his roguish ways. This story had some intense moments, but it was broken up with bits of humor. I could help but giggle at the names Trinny and her sisters gave the gentlemen to keep them straight. (Gable was Lord Sweet Cheeks!)

One Moonlit Night was a wonderful start to a new series, and a perfect reintroduction to Gaelen Foley. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!

Rating: ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠ 

Series Reading Order
0.5. One Moonlight Night
1.0. Duke of Scandal (Expected Publication: October 13th, 2015)

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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