Review: The Falcon and the Bluestocking by Laura Greenwood

Posted September 11, 2023 by Lola in Fantasy, Historical, Review, Romance / 2 Comments

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The Falcon and the BluestockingThe Falcon and the Bluestocking (The Shifter Season #6)
by Laura Greenwood

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance
Age Category: Adult
Type of romance: MF

A falcon shifter who prefers to look at the stars than dance at the ball, and the secret Duke falling for her must navigate the Shifter Season.

Miss Mary Falnor much prefers intellectual discussions to formal balls, especially as the last thing she expects to find at them is a husband.

When the Duke of Clawdon encounters a young lady willing to get to know him as Stephen instead of His Grace, he realises exactly what he’s been missing. But it soon becomes clear that Mary has no idea who he actually is.

Can Mary unravel the secrets of the falcon-shifting duke without losing her heart in the process?

The Falcon and the Bluestocking is a paranormal Regency romance with falcon shifters, a secret duke, and a heroine determined not to marry. It is part of the Shifter Season series and includes a sweet m/f romance.

If you love shifters combined with courtship, formal balls, witty courtships, and all the trappings of a Regency setting, you should start The Shifter Season series today!

My Review

I received a free copy from the author through Booksprout and voluntarily reviewed it.

The Falcon and the Bluestocking is the sixth book in this paranormal historical romance series. I’ve grown really fond of this series and got excited when I heard this newest book was available. It didn’t take me long to pick it up and start reading. This was another awesome read. I liked Mary and Stephen and they are just awesome together.

I really liked both characters in this book. Both like intellectual discussions and meet during an event where people who like that sort of discussions meet. They discuss star charts together at their first meeting and then spend more time together afterwards and grow closer. Mary doesn’t know who Stephen is as he only introduced himself with his first name. There is a bit of a secret about Stephen true identity and status in society, but I liked how it got resolved and cleared up without much drama. It was interesting to see how they got to know each other before Mary knew of his status and how they could talk on equal footing.

I really enjoyed spending time with these two characters and seeing their romance develop. There are so many great scenes with the two of them and I really liked their romance. It was also fun seeing previous side characters be part of the story too, especially Letty and Georgina from the previous two books. As well as some mentions of other characters.

I liked how the two main character were falcons and instead of a more organized group shifter event like the previous books, there’s a fun scene with the two of them in falcon form. As well as the event they visit has a place where they can arrive in their shifted form.

To summarize: this was another awesome read in this series. I really liked both Mary and Stephen and enjoyed reading about them. Their romance was great and I thought it was interesting how they met with Mary not knowing who he was. The secret of Stephen’s identity and status comes to light later on, but was resolved with minimal drama and I liked how the characters handled it. These two were so great to read about with plenty of fun scenes. I also liked seeing more of Letty and Georgina again from the previous 2 books. This is such a fun series and I like how the historical romance aspect gets combined with paranormal elements.

4 Stars


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