Gemma Ridley’s first encounter with Squire Kenrik proves nothing short of alarming. So much so, she considers fleeing back to the city, despite the fact only poverty and scandal await her there. Could those challenges be worse than staying as governess on a haunted estate and working for a dangerously handsome eccentric?
Little does Gemma realize what dark secrets and wondrous enchantments will transform her life at Rook Hall. Squire Kenrik is more than he seems—more than any man she has known. He may be the source of her undoing, or he may hold the key to her deepest desires. Only time and the guidance of her heart will tell.
Warlocks, fae… so much more magic happening in Miss Ridley and the Warlock. I loved every word, paragraph, page, and chapter. The story is perfectly put together, the words flow together seamlessly, and the characters are exactly as they should be. There is romance, danger, secrets, magic, and so much more going on.
The characters are perfect. Even the “bad guy” is not a hated character, he is a guy who fell in love with a woman in love with someone else and he can’t manage to give up on her. The Squire is truly wonderful. He has secrets, who doesn’t, but he cares and loves for those important to them. His love and protection for his children is second to none. His care for the governess is slow and steady. The treatment of his staff is with total respect. The governess, Miss Ridley, is smart, tough, lovable, understanding, and the perfect person to teach the children. I cannot say a bad word about any of the characters.
Diana Green has the start of a wonderful series. I cannot wait for more of this series.
***Stories from the Secret Realms are historically-inspired fantasy romance. They share a setting reminiscent of England in the mid-19th century, but their world is rich with magic.
Each book stands alone, and they can be read in any order.
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Since her childhood, growing up in New Zealand, Diana has been an avid storyteller. For years she enjoyed teaching art and special education, while writing as a hobby. After she developed an autoimmune disorder, a career change was necessary, but happily this led her to become an award winning, Amazon bestselling author.
Diana’s books are mostly fantasy, with strong elements of romance. She placed first in the 2016 EPIC Awards – Fantasy/Paranormal Romance Category, first in the 2015 Paranormal Awards – Romance Category, second in the Heart of Excellence Readers’ Choice Awards, and fourth in the International Digital Awards. She has also been a finalist for the CRW Award of Excellence, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the Chatelaine Awards, and the Aspen Gold Published Novel Contest.
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