Monday, July 28, 2014

Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore Tour/REVIEW/Giveaway

Becoming Lady Lockwood Tour 

Becoming Lady LockwoodBecoming Lady Lockwood
Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry . . . William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous Lady to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation . . . Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?

Praise for Becoming Lady Lockwood
"Moore does a lovely job of showcasing sizzle in this must-read for fans of regency and historical romance." ~ Foreword Reviews

My Review
There's something very fun about a romance aboard a ship. The typical Regency romance takes place in England and it was refreshing to read about another place during this time period.

William is convinced that Amelia is a gold digger and isn't happy to have to retrieve her from her plantation in Jamaica to return her to England. He has an idea of what she's like and she proves him wrong at every turn. Amelia's marriage to William's brother is on paper and by proxy only. She has her plantation and doesn't want or need more.

Basically forced to leave her home, Amelia shows that she is willing to make the best of things. She is more than willing to help out aboard the ship--sewing sails, caring for the sick and injured, showing the cook new recipes, etc. She is completely unselfish and such a sweet character. I love the way Amelia is able to find common ground with those around her. She becomes dear friends with so many of the crew and is very personable. I love her strength and grit, especially in tough times.

I enjoyed watching William soften up. He's so used to ordering a crew around and being tough, yet kind and having a woman on board is a whole new experience. I loved watching the romance slowly blossom.

I experienced a lot of different emotions throughout the story and was engaged throughout. I thought it was a great story, especially for a debut novel!

Content: no language; some war-type violence/fighting with mild descriptions of death, blood, and injuries; mild kissing. I would consider it clean for an adult.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt #2
He finally stopped and pulled his chair closer to her, raising her chin. “Amelia. I cannot begin to thank you for what you did. It was brave and brilliant, and it terrifies me to think that you put your life at risk for—”
“For my shipmates, Captain.” She kept her eyes lowered.
“I would never have forgiven myself if anything had happened to you.” He wiped the tears from her cheeks with his thumb.
“I would never have forgiven myself if I had not tried. These men, this ship, it has become . . . I care for them, William, for all of you.”
He raised her chin even higher, so that she was forced to lift her gaze his face. He stared at her for a moment. Then his eyes dropped to her lips, and Amelia’s pulse began to race. Would he kiss her again? They sat, frozen for a heartbeat, and then William stood, stealing with him all of the warmth in the room.

Jenny MooreAuthor Jennifer Moore Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at The author's first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.

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