One of my friends has a book coming out at the end of February! I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of it and let me tell you, it's so lovely. So, so lovely.
So much emotive smut. A roguish man with a heart of gold wanting to reform. (Or as Erin, the author says, a DILF in training LOLZ). A widowed mother displaying ALL THE QUIET STRENGTH while she does everything to keep custody of her children, because misogynistic laws threaten to tear them apart. With super supportive side characters (GAVINNNN, iykyk).
It's a slow burn Regency Romance. Engagement of convenience. Second chance pining (it's him, he's pining and he doesn't even realize it). Found family.
But the novel structure is captivating and urges you to read onward.
Here's the "official" synopsis of: Forever Your Rogue by Erin Langston.
He was her last chance. She was his first certainty.
Cora Dane's dreams of happily ever after faded with each day of her disappointing marriage. Now newly widowed, the young mother is determined to finally live on her own terms until a devastating betrayal shatters her hopes for the future. Faced with the prospect of losing her beloved children to overbearing relatives, Cora needs the help of the one thing she swore she'd never have again: a husband.
Nathaniel Travers hasn't a care-or responsibility-in the world. Content with his wayward lifestyle, the charismatic rogue has no interest in marriage or his duty as his brother's heir presumptive. That is, until the earl cuts off his bank accounts. No stranger to wild escapades, Nate is game for any scheme that keeps him afloat. Even a madcap ruse with a stubborn viscountess.
A fake engagement should be a straightforward solution to both of their dilemmas. But a summer of playacting at Cora's country estate tests the limits of their arrangement, and it isn't long before their simmering attraction escalates to a feverish crescendo. When they are forced to confront the real complications of their faux betrothal, Nate has to make the first worthy gamble of his life?if only Cora can risk her guarded heart.
It will be available on February 28th, so if this sounds like it would be up your alley and you're able to, preorder this sucker! It'll be available on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. *whispers* Pre-orders are VERY important for authors, particularly indie ones. And Erin is such a gem of a human. I couldn't be more happy for her!
And no, I am receiving no compensation for recommending this to you. All opinions are my own and are wrapped up in a lot of different, wonderful feelings I have about this story that I had the privilege of reading before its release.
Anyway, I hope you're all reading things that make your heart happy!