My Rating: 4 stars
Genre: Historical Paranormal Romance
Type of romance:
A stoat shifter heiress is sent to London in the hopes of catching a suitor.
Miss Harriet Ermington knows that as an untitled heiress, being presented to the Shifter Queen is an opportunity she can’t let pass, even if it means living under the control of her aunt.
With his family almost in financial ruin, Mr Frederick Stoaly knows he is expected to find a wealthy wife, even if his heart would rather find a lady whose company he enjoys.
The two of them find themselves drawn to one another despite believing there can be nothing more between them, but what happens when they discover how wrong they are?
The Stoat and the Debutante is a paranormal Regency romance with stoat shifters, a future viscount in search of a wife, and a young lady desperate for escape. 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!
I received a free copy from the author through Booksprout and voluntarily reviewed it.
I am really enjoying this series and immediately started this book as soon as I got it. The Stoat and the Debutante follows two stoat shifters. When they meet they quickly form a connection, but they think nothing can come for it, but there is a nice twist when they realize they are a great match in every sense. I had a fun time reading this book and was so excited to see Frederick gets his own happy ending, after meeting him in book 5 as a good friends of that couple.
I liked how Harriet and Frederick meet and how Frederick helps Harriet out by speaking the dance steps aloud. They keep meeting at events and dancing together and enjoying each other’s company. Harriet’s aunt wants her to marry someone with a title, where Frederick’s parents want him to marry an heiress. I liked how Harriet and Frederick didn’t realize at first the other fulfills the wishes of their family and they fall in love because they like each other.
This was such a fun and romantic story. I liked reading about Harriet and Frederick. Seeing them grow closer and then finding out who exactly the other is was fun. I also liked how they talked things through when some news comes to light they didn’t know yet. They trust each other and hear the other out. I also liked how Harriet’s mother actually wanted her to be happy and not just marry someone with a title like her aunts wants. There’s also two fun scenes with one of the characters in their stoat form. And there are some fun cameo appearances of characters form previous books as well as a nice set-up for the next one.
To summarize: This was another great book in this series. It was sweet and romantic. I liked reading about Harriet and Frederick. They were sweet together and I liked how they fell in love with each other because they liked spending time together before they find out the other is a perfect match for their families expectations as well. I really enjoyed this story and seeing everything play out. I also liked how they communicate well and talk things through. There is a nice set-up for the next book too and I look forward to that one!