Were you obsessed with Julia Quinn’s The Bridgerton series?? And are now lost after finishing it?? I have three words for you: Feminist Regency Romance. Edie Cay delivers with her novel The Boxer and The Blacksmith.
The Boxer and The Blacksmith
Bess Abbott is a female boxer based off of real life badass Elizabeth Wilkinson. Our leading man, Os, is a blacksmith who has come to London to find his mother after being separated from her in Barbados as a child.
The research that must have gone into this book is extraordinary. I felt transported to Regency London. The setting is so well described. Same with Cay’s characters. They have depth and great storylines. I only wished that Bess had more boxing scenes and that she wasn’t so unattractive. I like a little bit of beauty in my romance heroines. Overall, it was well done and I will be reading the other books in the When the Blood is Up series, A Lady’s Revenge (already out).
You can find The Boxer and The Blacksmith on Amazon when it’s released on February 1st.