Sweet Bea: A Sir Arthur’s Legacy Series Novel by Sarah Hegger with Excerpt and Giveaway

Sweet Bea: A Sir Arthur’s Legacy Series Novel by Sarah Hegger with Excerpt and Giveaway

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Book Review:

Sarah Heggers has taken a character mired in ill intent, and if not making him lovable, redeeming him to the point that the heroine’s fascination with and feelings for him are understood.

Beatrice is the youngest of Sir Arthur’s daughters, a bit spoiled and headstrong in her wanting to do more for others, her naiveté can land her in some horrible situations. She feels ‘unremarkable’ in her family, but her good heart shines through any of the missteps she may make.

She learns of a situation that can bring ruin to her family, she decides she needs to head to London to warn them, and prevent the worst happening. Being a young woman of quality, and very much of her time, she cannot travel alone, and chooses Garret to help her achieve her goal.

Garret starts out deceptive and duplicitous, and it was such a contrast to the sweetness of Bea, with her kind and trusting heart, and a bit of a crush on him. He is solely bent on revenge:: Bea’s father holds Garret’s enmity for his mother’s dire life circumstances, turning to whoring to support her children. His revenge will be to ruin Bea’s reputation and life, forcing her into a life of prostitution using her own attraction to him as an easy starting point.

While Bea is completely unaware of Garret’s agenda, he is not expecting his own feelings for her to grow and develop in the presence of the sweet and gentle soul. While much of Garret’s own issues are rooted in venom and anger, Bea sees the man behind that anger, and chooses to speak to that man, and I will admit that Garret’s growth and gradual release of his anger was noticeable, even if I couldn’t completely revise my opinion of him.

Hegger has done what an author should: given me characters to care about that caused me to feel for them and eventually see that their transformation was more than enough for the love to bloom. A sweet and enjoyable historic romance.


Sweet Bea: A Sir Arthur’s Legacy Series Novel by Sarah Hegger with Excerpt and Giveaway

Title: Sweet Bea
Author: Sarah Hegger
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 173
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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Is anything sweeter than revenge? 

In a family of remarkable people, ordinary Beatrice strives to prove herself worthy. When her family is threatened with losing everything, she rushes to London to save them. Unfortunately, she chooses as her savior the very man who will see her family brought low.

Garrett has sworn vengeance on Sir Arthur of Anglesea for destroying his life when he was a boy and forcing his mother into prostitution for them to survive. He has chosen as his instrument Sir Arthur's youngest daughter, Beatrice.

Can Beatrice’s goodness teach Garrett that love, not vengeance, is the greatest reward of all?

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

Tasty Excerpt

Looking for all the world as if he owned the ground beneath them, he jerked his head, motioning her to join him.How presumptuous. Beatrice clicked her tongue, but moved toward him anyway. She’d tell him so as soon as she caught her breath again.

“Were you waiting for someone?” The breeze ruffled his hair. It was too long, but so thick and lustrous, like purest sable.

“Nay.” Her cheeks heated at the lie. His mocking laughter irked her, but not enough to stop her willful feet from moving beneath the canopy of trees.

“What a pity.” Dark and rich as treacle, his eyes filled with deliciously wicked intent. He took her basket and dropped it to the ground. “I hoped you might be waiting for me.”

“And why would I do such a thing?” Her voice sounded breathy and eager. It would never do. He was already too sure of her. But how to dissemble when just being in his company was enough to make her limp as a pudding.

Garrett drew her out of sight of the path and the castle.

Excitement tripped along her spine.

“I could not say. I could only hope.” A bump marred the straight blade of hisnose, as if it had been broken.

Her legs trembled. She longed to know the secret behind that tiny imperfection.

All his secrets.

“I hoped you enjoyed my kisses and wanted more.” He traced the line of hercheek. He was so terribly, delightfully, and wonderfully bad when he spoke thus to her.

“Nay.” She shivered. Gentle maids didn’t allow such things to be said to them.

“Nay? Mayhap I am not doing it right then?” Jaw firm, mouth full, he had astrong, beautiful face. He brushed her mouth with his thumb.

Her lips tingled. Oh, please, please, please kiss me. Her mind shouted what wouldbe too brazen to utter.

“Shall I try again?” His voice sounded rough, like the coarse fabric of his tunic beneath her fingers.

Wordlessly imploring him to fulfill his teasing promise, she tilted her chin upward.




About Sarah Hegger

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe-trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.

She currently lives in Colorado with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

Sarah is the recipient of the 2015 EPIC Award for Historical Romance.



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