ARC Review: The Lady in Red by Kelly Bowen

Posted December 6, 2017 by Suzanne in Reviews / 4 Comments

ARC Review: The Lady in Red by Kelly Bowen

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: The Lady in Red by Kelly Bowen
The Lady in Red
by Kelly Bowen

3.5 Stars

Released: December 5 2017
Series: Season for Scandal #3.5
Published by Forever Yours
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eARC

” It’s heart warming stuff. ”
~ Under the Covers

I was a little bit, aka a lot, deceived by the cover into thinking I had gotten my hands on a historical romance Christmas book. Now the former part of that is correct, however the latter, the ‘Christmas’ part is not. Ignore the cheerfully lit Christmas tree in the background it’s telling porkies. But, in retrospect I can’t be too angry about it, I enjoyed the book too much. It’s all about wallflower Lady Charlotte Beaumont is used to being ignored by everyone, servants and family alike,so has used this to her advantage by becoming an exceptional artist. Only now she wants to break out of the restrictions placed upon her and use this skill. Enlisting the help of a very dangerous man, she manages to find a position…as Mr Charlie Beaumont a young aspiring artist. What could go wrong? Apart from an attractive fellow artist Flynn Rutledge finding out her secret identity…

Although, as I have pointed out already, this isn’t a Christmas book, it does have all the hallmarks of an uplifting Christmas tale. We have a heroine who striving to improve herself and live her dreams; we have a grumpy hero coming to terms with a sordid past all bound together with the power of their friendship, and then eventual romance, to make each character become more than they could have alone. It’s heart warming stuff.

What I liked most about this novella, is that Bowen managed to pack such a powerful romance in such a small package. Charlotte and Flynn were friends first and had formed a mutual liking and respect for one another without the complication of a romantic relationship. This solid foundation led a strong connection between them both when the truth was eventually revealed.

This is a great novella and can be read as a standalone, I haven’t read previous books in this series but I didn’t need to, and is definitely worth a look at this winter season.

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About Kelly Bowen

Kelly Bowen grew up in Manitoba, Canada. She worked her way through her teenage years as a back country trail guide and ranch hand. She attended the University of Manitoba and earned a Master of Science degree in veterinary physiology and endocrinology.

But it was Kelly's infatuation with history and a weakness for a good love story that led her down the path of historical romance. When she is not writing, she seizes every opportunity to explore ruins and battlefields.

Currently, Kelly lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two boys, all of whom are wonderfully patient with the writing process. Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.


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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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