Ruining Miss Wrotham

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Publisher Description

*A triple award-winning Regency romance*

"One of the most entertaining, heartfelt, and romantic books I have read in forever!"

~ Carla @ NetGalley

Eleanor Wrotham has sworn off overbearing men, but she needs help to find her missing sister—and the man who steps forward is as domineering as he is dangerous: the notorious Mordecai Black.

The illegitimate son of an earl, Mordecai is infamous for his skill with women. His affairs are legendary, but few people realize that Mordecai has rules, and one of them is: Never ruin a woman.

Can Mordecai help Miss Wrotham without ruining her?

"An outstanding story that I just could not put down! I finished this book in one sitting."

~ Shakera @ More Books Please Blog

Length: Full-length novel of 94,000 words

Sensuality level: A Regency romance with steamy love scenes

*Winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of Australia Long Romance of the Year Award*

*Winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of New Zealand Long Romance of the Year Award*

*Winner of the 2018 Romance Writers of New Zealand Best Overall Romance of the Year Award*

Q & A with the author

How would you describe this series?

It's Regency England with a dash of magic. I hope to take readers on a journey from the glittering ballrooms of the aristocracy to the dark underbelly of Regency England—with passion, danger, adventure, romance, and a little magic thrown into the mix.

I think the series could also be labelled Regency Noir, because it falls on the darker, grittier side of the romance fence, although each book contains humor, too. The stories are emotional, but not sweet (there’s sex, violence, and my heroes do swear at times!).

Why did you write this series?

I wanted to get my well-bred heroines out of the drawing rooms and put them in the way of adventure and romance. But I didn’t want to write a series where magic is common; I wanted to write a series where only a few characters have magic, and it’s a deep, dark secret, and no one else knows.

But … do magic and Regency England go together?

Definitely! Many, many years ago I read Sorcery and Cecelia (or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot) by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer, and totally loved it and ever since then I’ve thought that Regency England and magic go very well together.

What was the catalyst for this series?

A magazine article I read in which celebrities were asked what magic power they’d choose and why. That got me thinking! (I’d choose shapeshifting, by the way.)

How would you describe your writing?

Several reviewers have likened my writing to Georgette Heyer, which is the hugest compliment ever. I adore Georgette Heyer! She’s why I write historical romance, and I reread her books over and over. (If you’ve not read The Grand Sophy, please do so!) I’ve also had readers compare my writing to Courtney Milan and Mary Balogh, which are also massive compliments.

Who would like this series?

This series will appeal to readers who enjoy the historical backdrop of Georgette Heyer and Jane Austen, the dark and sensual ‘noir’ feel of Anna Campbell, the emotion of Mary Balogh or Courtney Milan, and the magic of Patricia Rice and Mary Robinette Kowal. Quite a broad range, really!

25 May
Emily Larkin
Emily Gee

Customer Reviews

marce39 ,

Ruining Miss Wrotham

Loved this book the funny parts and the sad even cried not to many Infact I've never cried about a book I must start read this Author more often Thank you Marcelle 💜💜💜💜

Blacksorrento ,

We all need a Mordecai in our lives

Truly loved the main characters in this book.
I usually only read the free ones, but the foreword blurb I read on this story, I decided to buy it, and I was so pleased I did.
Mordecai had empathy with those less fortunate than himself.
He did not have the best start in life, but it gave him a strong base for the man he was to become.
Nell has issues, and given her upbringing and social standing which the author touches on, history teaches us this is totally understandable and acceptable for the time. It is all about how one is perceived.
But bit by bit and piece by piece Mordecai overcomes them and proves Nells fears unfounded, in turn she discovers a wonderful man who tries to live a quiet life, letting people think what they may, with only those very close to him and his staff knowing the truth.
The Faerie side of the storyline is definitely different and portrayed in such way that even those who don’t have even a little bit of Irish in them, believe anyway......😊
If you like romantic history with a little bit of magic, then I thoroughly recommend the read, I don’t think you will disappointed......👍👍👍

Dyson2010 ,


What a beautiful, emotional story. I love historical romances and the added faerie threads in this book gave it an extra dimension. I read this as part of the #RubyReadAlong, as this is a finalist in the 2018 Ruby - the Romantic Book of the Year.

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