So I was trolling one of my favorite author's blog's, Tammy Blackwell, and she was listing some of her favorite reads of 2012 and I came across Tessa Dare. I had never read anything by this author before and tried it out. I AM HOOKED! She is so funny. I am reading, A Night to Surrender (this is a link to amazon for the e-book which costs only $2.99!), book 1 in the Spindle Cove series.
Here is one passage that made me chuckle. Susanna came over a hill after hearing an explosion. Bram tackles Susanna to keep her out of the path of the explosion. Oh, I forgot to mention, the men were using blanks in order to scare a bunch of sheep that were in their way (men!) so Susanna has just asked him what he was doing:
"Isn't it obvious?" His tone was grave. "We're bombing the sheep."
So Susanna has decided he must be addled from the war and responds:
"Don't be frightened," she said in a calm, even tone. "All is well. You're going to be just fine." She cupped his cheek and met his gaze directly. "The sheep can't hurt you here."