My Review of Recent Reads


The Unforgettable Hero

A Playful Brides Story

by Valerie Bowman

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To escape a forced marriage to her loathsome, social-climbing cousin, Cecelia Harcourt banks on selling a romantic novel. But when she’s hit by a coach on the way home from meeting a potential publisher and loses her memory, the accident leads to an encounter with a fascinating man. . . who she’s convinced is the hero of her novel.

Due to his brother’s influence, Lieutenant Adam Hunt finds himself honorably discharged from the army. Adam intends to make his way in the world without the help of a war-hero duke, brother or no. He finds his plans for independence sidetracked by a chance encounter with a lady whose memory has gone. She believes he’s a hero. Can Adam become the man he was meant to be and fill that lofty role?


I always enjoy Valerie Bowman stories. This one is no exception. Novellas or full lenghth novels she has never disappointed this reader.

This one is a novella and still has enough depth that it is truly enjoyable. Be prepared to finish it in one sitting. The characters are as usual, well developed. It does help to have read at least part of the previous books in this series as there are repeat characters involved.

I give this sweet, sexy novella a 4.75 stars!!

I received a Digital ARC of this book by invitation from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.



Valerie Bowman’s debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received Official-Author-pic-239x298starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her rascally rescue dog, Roo, and mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

Valerie is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal-Lyon Literary Agency.

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