About the Book:
Title: The Social Tutor
Series: Devoted Hearts #1
Author: Sally Britton
Release Date: March 1st, 2023
Genre: Historical Romance
Her social graces are lacking, his finances are in ruin, but together they can solve both their problems. As long as they don’t fall in love.
After years of escaping etiquette lessons in favor of the stables, Christine Devon’s grand debut in London is only weeks away. However, her deportment lacks the sophisticated polish she needs to achieve her father’s demands for a lofty marriage. Desperate to take her place in society, she needs someone to instruct her in proper behavior.
Thomas Gilbert, newly returned from Italy, has long dreamed of founding a horse farm. But during his time away, his estate’s finances have dwindled to almost nothing. Unless he finds a way to save his family from ruin, he will be forced to sell his horses and give up his dreams entirely.
A chance meeting between them may solve both their problems. Christine gains a tutor in the finer arts of polite behavior, while Thomas is given access to the finest equine bloodlines in England. But as time passes, the arrangement is less about their mutual need, and more about love. Will they see it in time, or will Christine leave Thomas behind for the splendor of London’s ballrooms?
The Social Tutor is the first novel in a sweet Regency romance series. Each novel is a stand-alone romance but, read in order, they are immensely satisfying.
I was so excited to read the re-release of this series! The now named Devoted Hearts series, was the first by Sally Britton that I read and the series that made me an avid reader of hers. The Social Tutor is the first in the series and even better the second read! This is an adorable start to the series and so bingable!
Christine Devon is determined to make a success of her Season. Her father has made it clear his expectations of a lofty marriage, but her lack of sophisticated polish makes her unprepared. Thomas Gilbert has just returned from Italy where he worked toward his dream of founding a horse farm. Now home to England, he finds his estate’s finances down to almost nothing. He has to find a way to save his family or sell his horses and give up his dream. A chance meeting may solve both their problems, as Christine gains a tutor for polite behavior and Thomas receivers access to the finest equine bloodlines in England. As time passes the arrangement begins to move from solving their problems to love. Will they see it in time?
Okay, this was even better than I remembered! I haven’t read this in a while and it was lovely! Christine was so sweet. She was a bit naive and really wanted her father’s approval. It was sweet to watch her relationship with Thomas grow. He helped her see how her future could be and what she really wanted for her life. I remember being a little anxious for her in my first read, but in this second read, I just found myself caught up in her narrative. Thomas was so sweet! He was such a gentleman. I loved his family and how they support one another.
This was a really easy read for me, I just flew through it. Christine and Thomas were so sweet and I was rooting for them from the beginning. Their growing relationship didn’t feel rushed at all. It was the perfect pick-me-up for the dreary winter weather. All of Ms. Britton’s books are comfort reads for me! I loved seeing all the characters being introduced and how the start of their arcs are developed. I am even more excited for the release of the upcoming books! This is a sweet historical romance with only kisses!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.