This is from Heather S, who agreed to let me publish her glowing praise of Erin Knightley's Ruined By a Rake:
Ruined by a Rake by Erin Knightley. This novella felt like a full-length novel – in the best ways possible. Eleanor Abbington is an awesome heroine — she's smart, spunky, and she fences (in secret, of course). What's not to love?
Eleanor's uncle, Robert Malcolm, is a villainous scumbag who demands that, at 24, Eleanor end her chosen life of spinsterhood and get married to one of the three men he's selected, or he'll force her 17-year-old sister to marry instead. Our hero Nicolas Norton is two years younger and her step-cousin. When he returns from the militia after two years away, sparks begin to fly. I honestly adored Nicolas – he was everything I love in a romance hero: smart, strong, caring, tender, and willing to figuratively throw himself under the bus to rescue the heroine. <3
This novella is pretty darn awesome – the dialogue is snappy, the characters smart and interesting, the chemistry real. Best of all? It's FREE. You heard me. Go get it.
Have you read this novella? Are you curious? (It's still free, cheesy bread, free!) Do you have a novella to recommend to everyone? (Authors: please note, this is not an invitation to pimp your own work – thank you!)