Welcome Jessica Jefferson with the exciting new installment in The Regency Blooms series, Chasing The Other Tisdale.
She’s the other sister…
Overshadowed by the beauty of her older sister, Lillian is better known as the other Tisdale; unremarkable and unsure how she will ever deliver on the promise of her family's name.
He’s a rake in need of reforming…
Will Colton leads a frivolous existence, embracing notoriety instead of managing his family’s fortune. Determined to forget his financial burden and his father’s growing resentment, he maintains a lifestyle to pleasure and self-indulgence.
When Will is invited to the Tisdale estate for an extended holiday, he never expects to become friends with the forgettable Lillian. But when a family secret comes to light, he must choose between leaving London and protecting the honor of one woman or staying and risking the reputation of another.
Upon his return, Will finds the girl he left behind has come out of the shadows and into her own. Lillian’s finally the center of attention, and not all of it good. With his own reputation in tatters, can a reformed rake lure her out of the hands of London's bachelors and back into his own arms? Can he escape his past and reclaim her heart, or has he lost her forever?
When Lillian Tisdale dreamt of that magical moment when she would fall in love, she never imagined that it would be so sudden, so complete, or so…
Lilly, as she was more commonly known, sat cradled in between a large branch and the massive trunk of the hundred year old willow tree near the pond at Brightly, her family’s ancestral estate. She set her sketch book and charcoal pencil down on the branch and took a moment to appreciate the scenery before her. Brightly was noted for its lush gardens and rolling green hills, and she found it impossible to imagine any other property in England being as lovely.
This was her favorite tree, had been for years, and one of the only places she could disappear to when she felt the need for a respite from her three sisters and older brother. She relished the quiet of her hiding place, the silence disturbed only by the soft wind skimming the pond, the rustling of the leaves in the oak groves, and the occasional coo of a nesting bird.
“You naughty minx!”
Lilly startled, the unexpected sound of a man’s voice coming from out of nowhere. She steadied herself against the branch in front of her, knocking her sketchbook onto the ground in the process. She sighed, doubting the book would survive the fall intact. She’d spent the last of her pin money on that sketchbook and wouldn’t be able to afford a new one for at least a month. Her parents, for all their wealth, were sticklers when it came to their children’s allowances.
“You’re a wicked, wicked man, Mr. Colton!”
This time, the voice was distinctly female and the name she mentioned sounded familiar...
I want to preface this review by letting you know I love historical romance, but shy away from the Regency time period. I’m not sure exactly what it is I dislike about it, but I don’t normally read from that era.
With that being said, I read the first in the series Compromising Miss Tisdale as a favor to Miss Jefferson who asked me to read it for an honest review. I loved it, and have since read the other two in the series, and can’t wait to read whatever Ms. Jefferson puts in front of my face.
I can’t pinpoint what I love about the Tisdale sisters, their lives, and their rakes, but suffice to say…I’m hooked on the series.
After reading the newest, the 3rd in the series, Chasing The Other Tisdale, I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I think I’m leaning toward this, Lillie’s story. I love the chemistry between Lillian Tisdale and Will Colton, but I especially love how Ms. Jefferson has taken Lilly, who lives in the shadows of her perfectly beautiful sisters, and made her into a less than “ideal” person. She’s a little on the plump side, has “spots”, and doesn’t always do the proper thing. I fell in love with her personality right off the bat, and it only grew as the story progressed and Lilly grew into a lovely woman inside and out.
Will Colton…ahhh, what can I say about this devilishly handsome man who has a backstory to explain his rakish ways? Sigh! Who doesn’t love a man who falls for a less than perfect woman…even if he denies it to himself?
I’m not going to give anything away, but just know this…pick up these books…you won’t be disappointed, and if it’s not usually your cup of tea? Give them a try as I did, and you’ll find yourself equally hooked, I’m sure.
5 Triskelions for Chasing The Other Tisdale
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, nine and three year old girls, guinea pigs, and English bulldog Pete. When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.
Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist, infused with humor. She always tries to create endearingly flawed heroes and one of a kind heroines that you'll want to continue knowing long after you read the last page.
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Chasing the Other Tisdale, Compromising Miss Tisdale and Taming Miss Tisdale from Soul Mate Publishing, available now on Amazon!
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