The Shameless Flirt by M.A. Nichols

February 6, 2019 | 1 Comment
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The Shameless Flirt by M.A. NicholsThe Shameless Flirt
Author: M.A. Nichols
Series: Regency Love #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 260
Date: February 5, 2019
Publisher: Indie

A rogue with a silver tongue. A spinster with an iron heart.

Ambrose Ashbrook has spent his life hiding. Even his family see nothing but the roguish facade he has carefully crafted to conceal the secret burdening his heart. But when he finds an abandoned infant, all his pretenses are upended with one look at her dimpled smile. Knowing his sister is far better equipped to deal with the babe, Ambrose strikes out for the country, determined to give her a better future than the foundling homes have to offer.

It is only a day’s journey. An easy distance. Caring for an infant cannot be that difficult…

Mary Hayward cannot abide empty compliments and false flattery. Such things turned her head once and landed her with a shattered heart, and she would never allow that to happen again. So being trapped in a public coach with a gentleman who has an overabundance of both is the last thing Mary wants. But the gentleman is so clearly incapable of caring for his young charge that she had no choice but to step in and lend a hand.

If only the gentleman would stop spouting his flirtatious nonsense! No charming and handsome gentleman could sincerely flatter a plain spinster like herself…Or could he?


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About M.A. Nichols

M.A. Nichols

M.A. Nichols is a lifelong Alaskan. As a child she despised reading but through her mother’s persistence was taught the error of her way. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in landscape management from Brigham Young University and a master’s in landscape architecture from Utah State University, neither of which has anything to do with why she became a writer, but is a fun little tidbit nonetheless.

One response to “The Shameless Flirt by M.A. Nichols

  1. Maria

    Nichols is a new to me author and I must say that I loved this book and hope to read more. I know I’m weird but usually a kissing scene is my least favorite part of a romance. I’m more interested in what goes on to get them to that point in their relationship but I felt positively swoony over this one. I loved Ambrose and his persistence to break through Mary’s prickly wall of protection. I loved Mary’s instant love of Dottie. And I loved Dottie. I missed her when we stopped seeing much of her after their travels.

    Mary is something of the Cinderella of the family. She is treated more like a servant than a daughter and really the kindest thing her family ever said to her was that they were grateful to have her so they could rely on her to care for them in their old age. She was continually abused emotionally in such a way that she believed she was incapable of anything but being their caretaker. It wasn’t that her parents were mean so much as that they were incredibly selfish marrying one daughter off to the highest bidder and determining the other to be a spinster for their use.

    I loved the advice Ambrose received from his sister and her husband that helped him navigate winning Mary over. Mina was able to see Ambrose as no one else in the family seemed to. Ambrose and Mary could see into each other’s souls as well. I think a relationship is good when each person thinks they are getting the best end of the deal.

    I think the book was well written and the story line was great. Very different from anything else I’ve read in regency romance. Unfortunately, the book could have used another round of editing but the story was so good that it was easy to overlook that. And that was the only complaint I had.

    Sex: no
    Language: no
    Violence: a little
    *I won this book in a giveaway and voluntarily chose to review it.

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