These early regencies by Loretta Chase do not have the witty brilliance of her more recent novels, but they are still a whole lot of fun!
This is two books in one. The first one is Isabella and the second is The English Witch. Both are fun to read regency period novels.
Isabella Latham has seen one too many Seasons to be considered marriageable. But when she comes to London to chaperone a come-out, it is Isabella who is sought - by more than a few eligible bachelors, including handsome but wicked Basil Tevelyan and roguish Lord Hartleigh. Little does the savvy belle know, however, of the impending scandal that will shake up the ton - and land her the perfect husband.
THE ENGLISH WITCH
Her father's prodigal ways have forced lovely Alexandra Ashmore into an engagement with a stranger, a man blind to her charms - and to her bewtiching effect on other men. And when she's kidnapped in a foreign land, Alexandra thinks she's doomed. But her troubles have only begun - for her rakishly charming rescuer is determined to make her his own.
Review: I'd give them both 4.5 stars. Very good. I have been holding this book on my keepers shelf but I'm letting it go in an effort to cut down on the Regencies I keep.