Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cross the Ocean by Holly Bush

Blake is the Duke of Westford and he's the epitome of lordly traditions and appropriate behavior.  He has done all he should to hold his title and expects his family to do the same.  So when his wife has the temerity to leave him for another man, his whole world is shaken...

Ms. Bush and Goddess Fish Blog allowed me to read an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  You can buy a copy now wherever ebooks are sold.

I've read several books by Ms. Bush and I've never been disappointed.  She writes a good romance story with enough other things going on to keep your interest.

In this book, the poor behest Duke can't stand to be seen by the ton with the embarrassment he's carrying, so he goes to visit his best friend, Anthony.  Unfortunately, he forgot they had an American visitor.  His first impression of her is that she's an Amazon; she's the largest woman he's ever seen, even if she's in great shape.

Blake finds himself fascinated with her even as he knows they can have no future and she's too forward and opinionated to fit into his life.  She thinks he's attractive, if stuck in a rut and not too smart about people and life.

The banter between them is fun.  Watching Blake be horrified by her activities initially is great fun.  He finds himself caring about her when he doesn't want to.  Then she goes home...

It might all have ended here, but William went home with her.  He stowed away on the ship.  Blake decides to go after his son and takes his butler with him.  As he gets to America and all his goods get stolen, he begins to learn a few things about life.  When he gets lost on the way to Gertrude he learns much more.  He even gets captured by Indians!  But there's much more before the end.  And all of it is a good read.  Two stubborn and proud people take a bit to settle things down.

I really enjoyed this read.  Why not settle in your chair and give it a read yourself?  You'll be pleased with the big scene at the end when the duke arrives at home in England; it made me smile!

The author is giving away a $50 gift card for Amazon or B & N to one random commenter during the tour.  Here is your link to enter:  Contest

Follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:  Blog tour

Happy reading.


Holly Bush said...

Good morning Jo Ann and thanks for having me back and for the terrific review. I'm glad to hear you've enjoyed all my books. I hope your followers have some questions today!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

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MomJane said...

What a fun regency snd with an added twist. Really sounds like something I will enjoy reading.

Unknown said...

I love it when they have a fun banter together, sounds like a great story

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a fun read. I've added it to my read list.


Anonymous said...

It sounds very engaging!


Holly Bush said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for all the kind comments. Hope you enjoy it!

Andra Lyn said...

Good Afternoon!

what an excellent review :) makes for a great story that i'm excited to read!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Kate said...

An excellent post and giveaway! Thanks :)

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Catherine Lee said...

I haven't read the book yet...only the postings on the tour, but Gert sounds a bit like my Great Aunt Catherine. She was also a tall, imposing woman--6 feet tall--who was nontraditional...driving from NJ to Mexico with a few of her girlfriends in the early 1940s.

I have a kindle so an Amazon card would be great.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for your thoughts.


ELF said...

Sounds like a very complex relationship with an atypical heroine and plenty of exciting action.

Karen H said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
kareninnc at gmail dot com

Sierra McBride said...

Thanks for hosting !
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