Hanover Square Spare is the first book in The Rakes Of Rotten Row series by Annabelle Anders. Annabelle Anders is an instant-read author for me. I discovered this author with the Regency Cocky Gents series and fell in love! After that, I eagerly awaited each book in Miss Primm’s Secret School For Budding Bluestockings. The Rakes Of Rotten Row has filled the void of missing those books for me!
This is a short, easy-to-read, entertaining romance. The story introduces Reed, the new, unexpected Earl of Standish, and Lady Marigold Hathaway, the second overlooked sister in a Duke’s family. Reed and Marigold find themselves in a unique, urgent situation where Marigold can assist the man she secretly harbors feelings for if she is brave enough. Reed and Marigold both share insecurities and doubts. I love how the couple finds their place and voice from the passionate bond they share.
I couldn’t put this book down! It introduces a group of intriguing men whose stories I can’t wait to read! Annabelle Anders’ superpower is in the delivery of her romances; they always catch my eye on page one, and the vivid intensity of the emotional storyline does not let go until well after I finish the epilogue. This is yet another fantastic start to a promising series.
Publication Date: April 21, 2023