Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble: A Winner Takes All Novel and a Giveaway!!

Whether you're blissfully happy with your partner, dating and having fun, or someone who prefers the quiet life...we all enjoy a good romance novel. I must confess it's been a little while since I ventured into the romance genre, but I certainly enjoyed reading the just published The Dare and the Doctor by Kate Noble.  It's the third in a series which centers around three friends:  The Earl of Ashby (The Game and the Governess),  John Turner (The Lie and the Lady), and Dr. Rhys Gray.  

Dr. Gray is a handsome doctor from a society family that has seen scandal and is just now coming back into society.  He's kept up a correspondence with Margaret Babcock, a young woman (and heir to her father's large estate) who prefers to spend her days experimenting with plants and flowers and creating new hybrids.  Both have met each other before, and their mutual love of research and tinkering in labs has fostered a firm friendship via letter. Ah, the days before Facebook and even phones!  

Thanks to Dr. Gray's influence, Margaret has a chance to travel to London and present her newest hybrid rose to a prestigious horticulture society. She's out of her element, but decides she has to take the chance--plus it will give her an opportunity to visit with her good friend Dr. Gray.

Of course Margaret and Dr. Gray are meant for each other, and it seems most everyone around them gets that, but these two science nerds are fairly oblivious to it for most of the novel.  There are the usual foils that appear to keep the two apart as they slowly (very slowly!) figure out they have the hots for each other. And who am I to blame them for taking so darn long to recognize their love for each other?  It's kind of refreshing to see two people take some time and slowly realize their attraction to each other.  In our fast paced world, and our rushes to say "I love you" before we even know a potential partner, it was actually fun to watch that unfold between Rhys and Margaret.  So if you've got the patience, and want to read a good old fashioned romance, this is the one for you.  It's not necessary to read the first two books in the series to enjoy the story of Margaret and Rhys, but hey--why not?  And I've got just the opportunity for you:  a giveaway of all three Winner Takes All books!  Yes, you can win all three and have a treat to read in the coming cold months.  Giveaway winner will be announced December 1st.  A big thank you to Simon and Schuster for review copies of this delightful trio of romances. 

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Here's what fans have been saying about the Winner Takes All books:

Praise for the Winner Takes All Series

With her usual witty writing and exquisite flair for characterization, Noble offers [The Lie and the Lady]. The effortless manner in which she wrote. The Lie and the Lady as a separate love story while at the same time gracefully connecting it to The Game and the Governess and cleverly hinting at what is to come in the series is nothing less than brilliant.”
Booklist (STARRED REVIEW, The Lie and the Lady)

“After a scandalous escapade with John, a commoner she thought was the Earl of Ashby. Letitia returns to England as the fiancĂ©e of a somewhat older, titled widower- only to find out that her new home is right in John’s backyard . . . heartwarming.”
Publishers Weekly (The Lie and the Lady)

“The Earl of Ashby trades places with his friend and secretary in order to prove he can win a woman without the benefit of his title in The Game and the Governess…It’s a delicious treat to watch Ned grow from earl to man, and see the stalwart Phoebe get everything she deserves.”
Bookpage (TOP PICK IN ROMANCE, The Game and the Governess)

“The subtle development of romance between the devil-may-care earl and the proper governess is the impetus behind this winning novel, complete with rich characters and a multi-dimensional plotline.”
—Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW, Best Summer Romance pick, The Game and the Governess)

To celebrate the third in the Winner Takes All series, The Dare and the Doctor, we are hosting a giveaway and the WINNER will TAKE ALL books in the series: The Game and the Governess, The Lie and the Lady and The Dare and the Doctor! Please note, you can enter at all participating blogs but you can only win once. U.S. only.

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  1. I just started reading romance novels and really like Meagan McKinney

  2. There are so many amazing authors to choose from and they all have lots of great books!