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Rose Warren and Simon Trumbull may have been betrothed since birth, but that doesn’t mean they have to like each other. Rose is sure the notorious playboy Simon will never willingly settle down, and Simon, well…he agrees. Never one to be forced into anything, he’d rather drink and gamble with his mates than spend time with the bookish, bespectacled Rose.
When the two are thrown together to investigate a potential poisoning mystery, neither expects the sparks that fly. Simon discovers that Rose is, in fact, a brilliant sleuth and—even better—hides a delectable body beneath her flowing skirts. Suddenly, falling into bed may be the best idea either has heard, but can Simon convince Rose his romancing is forever?
"All-in-all a wonderful historical romance with a mystery to solve added in for extra spice." ~ A Voracious Reader
A great addition to a wonderful series, Romancing His English Rose was a lovely historical romance. With thrilling mystery and steamy romance, this book was definitely a great read. Loved it!
Rose was a wonderful heroine. She was so thoroughly likable. She was just a genuinely kind, clever, strong... ...more
*Book source ~ Many thanks to Entangled for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Ever since Rose Warren could talk she called Simon ‘Mine.’ At age 10 Simon thinks five-year-old Rose is an irritant, but when he finds out she’s actually correct in her statement that h... ...more
Learning at a young age that he was betrothed to a young girl, Simon Trumbell did his best to act the part of holy terror and rake as he grew up. Not wanting to be attached to a woman he felt nothing for, did not sit well with Simon even as they grew up.
Rose Warren is an enigma, Simon thinks she... ...more
Simon is engaged to Rose; he just doesn’t know it yet. In fact, everyone but the ten-year old boy seems to know it, including little five-year old Rose. As you can imagine, Simon is not pleased. Fast-forward sixteen years and Simon is still displeased with the situation. But then he starts notici... ...more
I received an ARC through NetGalley.
Romancing His English Rose was so cute! It has the right balance of sweet and steamy romance and compelling mystery. Lady Rose is a geek. Or at least as much of a geek as you can be in Regency London. She has an eidetic memory and is constantly stuck in a book... ...more
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Early today I finished reading Romancing His English Rose by Catherine Hemmerling. Of course, I would start with book two of a series. Heaven forbid I would actually start with book one. In my defense, I didn't realize that this was a book two of a series. However, I man... ...more
I love Regency romances and when they are combined with a little bit of mystery, I like them even better. Mystery and romance are what Catherine Hemmerline brings to the table with her Lady Lancaster Garden Society series.
Yes, it is a series, but these books can be read as stand alone novels, as... ...more
Romancing His English Rose by Catherine Hemmerling is the second book in the Lady Lancaster Garden Society series. While it can stand alone and the romance in it is not dependent on the first book, it is better to have read the first in the series as quite a number of allusions to it are made. Th... ...more
OMFG honestly didn't think I would like this book for the fact that I thought it would have a silly vapid lead female character and a sleezy in love male lead but it certainly surprised me!!
Rose is the lead female character and unlike most 19th century novels she isn't a vapid swooning twit!! She... ...more
I enjoyed this book, it was a nice light read. There was no big misunderstandings, no love triangles, no unrequited love. It was just a nice book about two people who have known each other and been betrothed since they were children, finally seeing each other and falling in love.
Rose and Simon we... ...more
“Romancing His English Rose” by Catherine Hemmerling is a title in ‘A Lady Lancaster Garden Society Mystery’ series which features a select group of young women who have joined together to help solve “mysteries, intrigues and villanous plots throughout London”. Simon Trumbull has been linked with... ...more
I was given a copy of this book from the publisher and author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.
If you’re something of an amateur sleuth you may be impressed with Rose’s skills. You will be surprised at how quickly the pages go by as you read. You will forget abou... ...more
What an amazing historical mystery romance! Rose and Simon were betrothed since Rose was born. Simon knew he would have marry her one day but not anytime soon.
Rose belonged to the Young Ladies' Garden Society, which was a front for ladies that liked to solve mysteries and was run by Lady Lancast... ...more
I love regency romances with intrigue (usually they are spies or work for the war department, etc) but this one is a little different. The women belong to a "Garden Society" headed by a strong woman who worked with her late husband while he was at the war department. This is the second book in th... ...more
This was such an enjoyable read I begrudged setting it down to feed my family! I really enjoyed reading the "forensic aspect" of Lady Lancaster's Garden Society and the inclusion of Dr. Orfila and his specific knowledge and help (CSI eat your heart out!)in recognizing the poisons used and his tot... ...more
An intriguing romance with a great mix of heart and suspense, Romancing His English Rose is a fun choice for those who are looking for a little edge to their love story. - Full review available at http://romanticreadsandsuch.wordpress... ...more
AWWWWWW! This book was so sweet! I was hooked from the prologue on. Some of the language was rather modern for my tastes, but otherwise, well done.
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...more