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One Moonlit Night ePUB ç One Moonlit  PDF/EPUB ² What a lovely first entry into a new series by one of my favorite historical romance authors.One Moonlit Night is the prequel novella that introduces us to the inhabitants of Moonlight Square.Trinny,the eldest of six daughters and Lord Roland ,heir to an earldom meet that fateful night and life as Trinny knows it,is about to be changed on the advice she has been given by Lord Roland.This was pure romance ,very little in the way of angst ,no mystery or revenge plot,just pure,simple romance.I enjo What a lovely first entry into a new series by one of my favorite historical romance authors.One Moonlit Night is the prequel novella that introduces us to the inhabitants of Moonlight Square.Trinny,the eldest of six daughters and Lord Roland ,heir to an earldom meet that fateful night and life as Trinny knows it,is about to be changed on the advice she has been given by Lord Roland.This was pure romance ,very little in the way of angst ,no mystery or revenge plot,just pure,simple romance.I enjoyed this very much and looking forward to the next book in this series as the Duke and Felicity really intrigued me.I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and in no way affected my thoughts upon review 3 5 cautious and confused stars My first forray into reading Gaelen Foley, always an author I wanted to try So I started with a novella to see how I like the writing style, and I am intrigued enough to read some of the other books that appeal to me Fair warning there are enough spoilers here.As for the story the plot goes something like this Katrina has just been jilted by a man she asssumed was courting her, and now he s engaged to someone else Her sister s are furious no, not with the 3 5 cautious and confused stars My first forray into reading Gaelen Foley, always an author I wanted to try So I started with a novella to see how I like the writing style, and I am intrigued enough to read some of the other books that appeal to me Fair warning there are enough spoilers here.As for the story the plot goes something like this Katrina has just been jilted by a man she asssumed was courting her, and now he s engaged to someone else Her sister s are furious no, not with the cad that jilted their eldest sister, but with her because without her marrying they ll never be allowed to marry and will forever remain spinsters First of all, I ve never up until this book read that without the eldest marrying, the younger sister s can t But okay, plot device it is then What takes some time getting used to is the simple cruelty Katrina s sisters show, almost begging their father to marry her off to an old, boring man who s she clearly terrified of being married to I don t know if this done for comic relief, but it didn t have that effect on me for sure All I thought was that this poor girls deserved better sisters Getting back to the plot, Katrina finds a gazeebo of sorts to cry her heart out, and you really do feel for her She s struck with the questionWhat did I do wrongwhen she learns that she had been kept aside in favor of another woman All you really hope at that point is that the hero will show her how special she is Well he does, in a way I suppose Our hero, Gable is on his way to the same gazeebo to find the earring a married woman he had been fornicating with earlier that day lost during well thefornicating, and comes across the watering pot that Katrina has become They have a charming encounter for sure, and you instantly see that despite his rakish behaviour, he s a very kind and friendly person, he doesn t scoff at Katrina s odd behaviour but instead finds it charming The author does a wonderful job of setting up their meet cute, and you root for the pair instantly Katrina plans to become a spinster, and Gable plans to live his life of debauchery, drinking and gambling His father throws a curveball and suddenly Gable needs to marry Katrina is his first choice But for all the wrong reasons This is one of the times in the book where I definitely did not like the hero, but thankfully it seems neither did the heroine because Katrina gave him a resounding no You see, he assumed since him and Katrina were such good friends and seemed to share a good rapport, emotional and physical, she d make him a perfect wife But he intended to continue his life the same way gambling, drinking and dallying with pretty widows and willing wives of other menNo thanks I ll not be made a laughingstock over a cheating husband, she saidShe rejects him because she realizes that if she allowed herself to, she could love him but he wouldn t be faithful I ll tell you now this entire plotline was slightly angsty also unneccessay but I don t really know if it hit the mark To be honest, I can t for the life of me decide if I like the way the whole I m going to continue to bang women after I marry thing was dealt with well or terribly I ll just list down what my thoughts were lol 1 On one hand I hate that he even made an offer knowing full well he ll continue the way he always had But on the other hand I like that he never lied to her about anything, and never meant to flatter and win her now, only to deceive her later As is, they d only known each other long enough to have an affinity for the other not long enough for love or even close to it 2 He retracts his offer of marraige as soon as she tells him that he could break her heart if she married him I liked that But barely a little while later he found himself determined to have her as his wife because he couldn t stop thinking about her 3 However, at no point did it occur to him that perhaps he needs to court her properly, and set aside his decision to continue his whoring ways But, at the same time I appreciate that he wouldn t let himself make any false promises to her His inner monologues show you that he d never do anything that would hurt her Ugh this was so confusing 4 The entire confrontation between them was once again over his ways and how she wouldn t be seduced by him but it felt like it had something lacking The topic of their fight, the topic of the entire angst in this book is extremely serious, and extremelyemotional but it s handled with kid gloves throughout 5 On one hand I appreciate that because of that it isn t super angsty, and that they have mature, reasonable reactions and discussions But at the same time it feels lacking the magic to make you fall for the couple Or I m insane IDK Katrina as a character is solid through and through Gable, apart from the way he first proposes to her, doesn t do a single bad thing throughout the book He isn t going to top any charts for best hero, but Foley managed to make him a thorough rake without making him despicable I loved their dialogues and even the fight they have though again kid gloves but it had an impact on me for sure I like how the ending was done however I loved watching Gable come to terms with his feelings and how me moved ahead with getting Katrina back Butso, with how he made her feel secure enough to agree to marry him I think overall, I ve realized I would absolutely love this book purely based on the wonderful writing, the chemistry between the MC s if only the whole unfaithful husband thing wasn t hanging over the romance the whole time It s evendecidedly a bad decision because the poor guy doesn t evenoncedo or think anything to make us not like him Ugh I m so confused.And I just realized I ve written a damn long review Sigh I apologize to anyone reading this mess I absolutely loved this novella There are no dangers threatening the hero and heroine and no great hidden secrets, just a heart warming story of two people falling in love.This prequel novella forms a charming introduction to Gaelen Foley s new series, which centres around the wealthy, aristocratic residents of Moonlight Square, an elegant London garden square.The scene where Katrina Trinny and Gable first meet in the garden square is one of my favourites I enjoyed their light hearted banter I absolutely loved this novella There are no dangers threatening the hero and heroine and no great hidden secrets, just a heart warming story of two people falling in love.This prequel novella forms a charming introduction to Gaelen Foley s new series, which centres around the wealthy, aristocratic residents of Moonlight Square, an elegant London garden square.The scene where Katrina Trinny and Gable first meet in the garden square is one of my favourites I enjoyed their light hearted banter in the course of which they strike up an unlikely friendship true friends who are refreshingly open and honest with each other.Gable is a dedicated rake but he won me over with the kindness and understanding he shows towards Trinny He proves to her that she is a beautiful and desirable woman and encourages her to embrace spinsterhood and become an independent woman.I adore heroines who don t conform to Society s definition of how a proper lady should act Trinny s frankness and odd topics of conversation have sent her suitors fleeing in the opposite direction So when she decides to take Gable s advice and grab her freedom with both hands, I cheered her all the way as she tells her parentsThe important thing is, my dear esteemed parents, I wish to be an independent lady, free of husbands I do not fear this fate I do not scorn it I embrace it happily The romance is sweet, heart warming and funny One of my favourite scenes takes place in the pantry, when a delightfully tipsy Trinny succumbs to some feverish kisses from GableHey she protested as he lifted her wineglass out of her hand, setting it aside I was enjoying that You ll enjoy this, too Trust me, he said in a husky voice, leaning down before her chair With a gentle pressure of his fingertips under her chin, he raised her head and kissed her a soft, satin caress of his mouth on hers.Another is where Gable, having been threatened with penury by his father unless he marries, arrogantly believes that Trinny will accept his marriage proposal, only to have the wind knocked out of his sails I enjoyed seeing how each of them grows and changes in the course of the story, particularly Gable His realisation that he will lose Trinny forces him take a long hard look at himself and instils in him a desire to turn his life around It was also satisfying to see him realise that he has misjudged his father Their reconciliation scene is so heart warming.Talking about fathers, I loved Trinny s always so understanding and kind Papa was sitting with his feet up, having a smoke in his study at the front of the house She paused at the threshold and turned to her lifelong champion Did he say something to you, Papa I ll be here if you need me, was all he said, and sent her a wink.I love the names the Grendon sisters have thought up for the eligible bachelors of Moonlight Square Gable is Lord Sweet Cheeks which has nothing to do with his strikingly handsome face I was so intrigued by the obvious tension between Gable s friend, the scandalous Duke of Netherford and the very prim and proper Miss Felicity Carvel that I immediately bought DUKE OF SCANDAL.MY VERDICT This is an excellent introduction to what promises be a delightful and entertaining series.REVIEW RATING 5 5 STARS Moonlight Square series to date please click on book cover for further detailsThis review is also posted on my Rakes and Rascals Blog One Moonlit Night was a novella that I thoroughly enjoyed It was charming, romantic, and very sweet It really sparked my interest in the upcoming Moonlight Square Series The characters of Gable, Viscount Roland, and Tinny, Lady Katrina Glendon, were both great They were likable from the beginning, and I thoroughly enjoyed their interactions with one another I loved the ease that was between them almost from their first meeting, and the friendship that developed between them The storyline w One Moonlit Night was a novella that I thoroughly enjoyed It was charming, romantic, and very sweet It really sparked my interest in the upcoming Moonlight Square Series The characters of Gable, Viscount Roland, and Tinny, Lady Katrina Glendon, were both great They were likable from the beginning, and I thoroughly enjoyed their interactions with one another I loved the ease that was between them almost from their first meeting, and the friendship that developed between them The storyline was one that I truly enjoyed, and it kept me captivated throughout the novella.The eldest of six sisters, Lady Katrina Glendon has had several seasons and still hasn t landed a husband Her younger sisters are ready for their turn, and want to see her married off to any man who will have her When the latest suitor proposes to someone else, it brings chaos to the family, and Katrina despairs of ever finding a husband.What she finds instead is an unlikely friend in Gable Winston McCray, Viscount Roland A rake, and proud of it, Gable immediately develops a tender spot for his new friend Tinny As his rakish ways catch up with him, he has to face some major changes that leave him thinking of Tinny in a different way.In One Moonlit Night, wonderful main characters, an interesting story, and a picturesque regency setting all come together to create a delightful novella Although a short story, I didn t feel like this one lacked anything The story and characters were very well developed There were also very interesting minor characters that I will be glad to see become prominent in the series Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review This book was really cute The relationship between Gable and Trinny starts off as a friendship after Gable gives her some advice about leaving behind the tired game of finding a husband She decides she won t get married and will live her life unmarried and free Of course everything gets super complicated when she Gable asks for her hand after his father gives him the ultimatum of either getting married or being cut off He decides the best candidate is Trinny as they get along well but when s This book was really cute The relationship between Gable and Trinny starts off as a friendship after Gable gives her some advice about leaving behind the tired game of finding a husband She decides she won t get married and will live her life unmarried and free Of course everything gets super complicated when she Gable asks for her hand after his father gives him the ultimatum of either getting married or being cut off He decides the best candidate is Trinny as they get along well but when she refuses him everything changes for them I really like how they became friends first then lovers much later Their love is very sweet and romantic I also love the little appearances of Jason and Felicity even though they aren t together yet Overall a great romance Definitely recommend 4.5 The Bluestocking Lord Sweet Cheeks Stars If you re looking for a short and fun historical romance, then One Moonlit Night may just be the book you ve been looking for I loved the depth of the characters and entertaining banter between the hero and the heroine Moreover, the book pokes fun at the double standard prevalent between men and women in the Regency era without coming across as too political By pitting two characters together, each who have sworn off marriage for vastly diffe 4.5 The Bluestocking Lord Sweet Cheeks Stars If you re looking for a short and fun historical romance, then One Moonlit Night may just be the book you ve been looking for I loved the depth of the characters and entertaining banter between the hero and the heroine Moreover, the book pokes fun at the double standard prevalent between men and women in the Regency era without coming across as too political By pitting two characters together, each who have sworn off marriage for vastly different reasons , Ms Foley brings together two characters who are perfectly matched without all the distractions of courtship that were so tedious in the day The premise and execution were excellent and I highly enjoyed this little treasure.After numerous failed courtship attempts, Lady Katrina Glendon, the oldest of a brood of sisters, has finally given up her quest for marriage and has decided to wholeheartedly embrace the spinster life Of course this news comes much to the elation of the gaggle of sisters who had been waiting for her, as the oldest, to marry first before they could tie their knot Katrina too seems happy with her decision until a certain well known rake, Gable Winston McCray, a Viscount and heir to an Earl, and who she has coined Lord Sweet Cheeks, takes her into his confidence and proclaims his desire to be friends As the two start depending on each otherandas their friendship blossoms, each begins to see the brighter side of marriage But can two people who have sworn off marriage, ever consider changing their destiny What a treat One Moonlit Night is the novella prequel to the Moonlight Square Series, a new historical romance Regency series which will tell the romantic stories of the residents of the exclusive, upper crust Moonlit Square With the very promising start of One Moonlight Night, which has introduced a number of secondary characters who will no doubt form the basis for further entertaining romantic reads, I m now looking forward to readingof this series Source Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review Presenting the wildly romantic new Regency series from New York Times bestselling author, Gaelen Foley WELCOME TO MOONLIGHT SQUARE REGENCY LONDON S MOST EXCLUSIVE ADDRESS 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 fianc 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 Series Moonlight Square 0.5Publication Date 9 11 15This novella is a delightfully warm and sweet introduction to the Moonlight Square series The characters are all great not a clunker in the bunch especially Trinny s father and the story flows quickly and smoothly One thing I really loved is that the two main characters were open and honest with each other, there were no huge, ugly secrets hanging over their heads and they actually talked Wow How different is that I loved the conversat Series Moonlight Square 0.5Publication Date 9 11 15This novella is a delightfully warm and sweet introduction to the Moonlight Square series The characters are all great not a clunker in the bunch especially Trinny s father and the story flows quickly and smoothly One thing I really loved is that the two main characters were open and honest with each other, there were no huge, ugly secrets hanging over their heads and they actually talked Wow How different is that I loved the conversations and witty repartee between Gable and Trinny They are both bright and funny and totally relatable people Their internal dialogue is as entertaining as their verbal dialogue.Gable Winston McCray, Viscount Roland, is basically a man ho I m not normally a fan of that trope, but it was handled really well in this book Gable is living the high life, he s heir to an earl, he s handsome, he s charming, and he has it all The ladies pursue him, he doesn t have to pursue them He thinks he is the happiest of men until he has his grand epiphany You were right about me, Trinny I see that now But you were wrong about one thing A leopard can change his spots So, while he was a womanizing rake, he won me over when he was so kind to Trinna.Lady Katrina Trinny Glendon is the oldest of six sisters and at two and twenty she is having absolutely no luck on the marriage mart She is just an odd duck everyone thinks so especially her sisters Her latest prospect for a husband has just gotten engaged to someone else and her sisters are blaming her for ruining their chances Because she is the oldest, the younger sisters cannot marry until she does and that doesn t appear to be happening and the sisters are fiercely angry After a particularly hateful argument with her sisters she flees the house and runs into the park across from their home she just needs a good cry.Trinny cries her heart out deep, wrenching sobs What can she do Her sisters expect her to marry, but she just can t seem to attract any serious suitors What is wrong with her Why is she such an odd duck Then, she hears Ahem She looked up with swollen eyes and red nose to see a tall, broad shouldered figure standing in the moonlight.Their meeting in the gazebo in the park was one of my very favorite scenes He was so sweet and caring and they were so honest with each other I loved that the Glendon girls had given all of the bachelors in the neighborhood nicknames so they could keep them all straight Gable s nickname was Lord Sweet Cheeks and that was her first thought when she recognized him.I loved the ending and it very nicely sets up the next book.Please check out my reviews at Blog Page I requested and received this e book at no cost to me and volunteered to read it my review is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher Gaelen Foley s prequel novella for her new self published Regency series, Moonlight Square Her Knights Miscellany series is one of my favourites so I was looking forward to this one Well, I liked it but didn t love it I m not sure if that was because being a novella it was too short to develop the characters fully or because the trope of the rake and the bluestocking isn t one of my favourites Although in Tessa Dare s A Week to be Wicked it is done brilliantly Nevertheless, she has set u Gaelen Foley s prequel novella for her new self published Regency series, Moonlight Square Her Knights Miscellany series is one of my favourites so I was looking forward to this one Well, I liked it but didn t love it I m not sure if that was because being a novella it was too short to develop the characters fully or because the trope of the rake and the bluestocking isn t one of my favourites Although in Tessa Dare s A Week to be Wicked it is done brilliantly Nevertheless, she has set up the scenario quite nicely for the full length novel so I will reserve my judgement till then 3.5 stars I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.I love Ms Foley I think I ve read everything she s written This is a great start to a new series I loved Gable and his crew of BFFs They are going to make for great heroes Katrina is a quiz First time I ve heard someone called that Very sweet epilogue with a nice lead in to the next book My only disappointment was the lack of steamy scenes that Ms Foley has done so well in previous books.

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