FF Friday: The Bluestocking Beds Her Bride (Must Love Scandal #4) by Fenna Edgewood

Once a week, our team will be branching out to share a queer read that isn't M/M, M/NB or M/X, one that is F/F, F/X, F/NB.  We start with Ms. Aimers recent read:

Ms Aimers was full of praise for the FF book, The Bluestocking Beds Her Bride, "O.M.G! The Bluestocking Beds Her Bride was virtually impossible to put down from the very beginning. I was captivated from the first pages. Fenna has a way of bringing characters to life and creating a world one can easily imagine."

From the blurb:

She’s out to avenge her family... but what she finds is an everlasting love.

Featuring some of your favorite tropes:

Age Gap
Single Mom
Mystery & Intrigue

Never weaken. Never trust. Never give away your heart.

Some call Fleur Warburton cold and hard-hearted. Even ruthless. Scarred by a traumatic past that destroyed her family, Fleur believes she has found the man ultimately responsible for her unhappy fate and is out for vengeance. But when the beautiful Lady Julia Pembroke gets in her way, Fleur is soon entangled in scandal of a different sort. With Julia by her side, Fleur enters a world of tempestuous desires and rebellious hearts.

A Carefully Constructed Life…

More than ten years ago, Lady Julia Pembroke was a haughty beauty with the ton at her fingertips. Now she’s an aging spinster who spends her days advocating for London’s less fortunate. To the beau monde, she seems to lead a precarious double-existence, half in and half out of good society, always plagued by those pesky rumors that she prefers women to men.

Julia stopped caring what others thought of her long ago. These days, her life is anything but dull. She has a charity society to run, a houseful of adopted children to care for, and an evil criminal organization to bring down.

Dashing Women and Dangerous Deeds

But when a reckless young spitfire with hair of fiery gold whose every touch is an exquisite torture, every glance an enticement arrives in London from the countryside, Julia’s life suddenly becomes much, much more complicated…and much more dangerous.

Ms Aimers Review:

The Bluestocking Beds Her Bride was the first sapphic romance I’ve read, but it won’t be the last. I’d love to read the stories of the rest of Julia’s friends who gathered at Venus Park. I have a feeling it could be another great series like a couple of the M/M series I’ve read. 

Julia and Fleur made me fall in love with both of them for different reasons. Lady Julia is so classy and polished, yet she’s so dedicated and passionate about her work. Fleur is scrappy and cranky because life has made her that way, but together they form an amazingly powerful couple. I was cheering for them from the start. This book has everything: action, comedy, drama, and humor. 

Medea the mastiff and Julia’s children are hidden gems. Medea stole my heart. It’s been my experience that some authors struggle with writing children and/or pets into historical romances, but Fenna handled the challenge with ease. I can’t wait to read David and Jasper’s story next year!

Rating: 5 Stars

The Bluestocking Beds Her Bride is currently available as an e-book and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription