Friday, February 3, 2023

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Yours and Mine by A.E. Bennett @aebennettwrites @XpressoTours

Yours and Mine
A.E. Bennett
Publication date: December 21st 2021
Genres: Adult, Historical, Historical Romance, Romance

She told a lie. He confirmed it. Now they’re secretly betrothed against their families’ wishes…

Lady Octavia Dorchester is the most desired young lady in the Realm. Now that she has twenty years behind her, society has deemed her ready to marry. Although she’s not enthusiastic, she promises to act like a proper lady and look for a good husband—just like her powerful father Lord Roman Dorchester wants.

Lord Gerald Verte has been painfully shy his entire life. He’s never been comfortable in society and lives in the shadow of his older brother, the imposing Lord Tristian Verte. Despite his desires to remain indoors and away from people, he promises his older brother that he won’t shame the family name, no matter how much his anxiety threatens to overwhelm him.

After sharing a dance at a ball held in Octavia’s honor, both she and Gerald know what no one else believes—it’s love at first sight.

When their respective family members object to the match, Octavia lies about their betrothal and Gerald corroborates her story. Raising the ire of both Lords Dorchester and Verte, Octavia and Gerald are torn apart and kept from one another until tragedy strikes.

This high-heat romance with a guaranteed HEA is a prequel to Gathering of the Four: Book One of the Serrulata Saga but can be read as a standalone.

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My Review:

When I read the summary for Yours and Mine I thought I need to read this. It sounded like it would be a charming read and I must say it was that indeed and more. Yours and Mine grabbed my heart from the beginning and didn’t let go until I had read the last page.

Well, if I am perfectly honest I can’t say that exactly as I don’t think it has let go yet. No, Yours and Mine will stay with me long after the last page has been read. This is one book I will take with me long into the future.

Yours and Mine was a very warm and cozy read that filled me with warmth from the beginning with Lady Octavia Dorchester and Lord Gerald Verte’s love at first sight story. Their hearts melded the moment they peered into each other's eyes on the dance floor.

Lady Octavia Dorchester and Lord Gerald Verte both come from very prominent families in their world. Octavia is the most desired lady in the realm. Gerald likes to keep to the shadows as he is so shy and socially awkward. But Octavia sees Gerald for who he is. She sees straight into his heart. She understands him like no other. Their attraction for each other is instantaneous.

Yours and Mine is a short fast-paced steamy read as the sparks fly between Octavia and Gerald. Everyone tries to keep the two apart but they will never allow that to happen. On a whim, Octavia tells a lie that Gerald upholds the minute he hears it knowing it is a lie but one he backs whole heartily.

Yours and Mine is a prequel to Gathering of the Four: Book One of the Serrulata Saga and the first book by A.E. Bennett that I have read. But I sorely hope it won’t be the last as I have every intention of checking out the rest of the books in this series.

I would recommend Yours and Mine to all romantic fans! Grab your copy of Yours and Mine today!


Author Bio:

A.E. Bennett (she/her) lives in Washington, D.C. She is originally from North Carolina.

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Sherry said...

I love the cover and look forward to reading the book.

Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour! So happy you liked it! :)