Debut Author Gets into the "Groove" with Brand New Regency from Avon Impulse

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When Emily Rutherford’s heart is broken, she can’t let it get her down for too long, in this delightful and sexy historical romance from debut author Sophie Barnes.

Debut author Sophie Barnes has lived all across the world, speaks five different languages, and graduated from Parson’s School of Design. These facts, however impressive, are not the most usual about her. She has been married—to the same man—three times, in three different countries, and in three different dresses. This is a woman who knows about true love and romance.

Now Barnes has taken her knowledge and transferred it to the page—or the screen, rather—in her first full-length e-original, HOW MISS RUTHERFORD GOT HER GROOVE BACK, on sale January 31 from Avon Impulse; 9780062190321; $3.99. This delightful and sexy historical romance follows Miss Emily Rutherford from a broken heart to a brand new lease on life—and true love.

Library Journal says HOW MISS RUTHERFORD GOT HER GROOVE BACK “…is Regency romance with satisfying steamy bits.”

Emily Rutherford is having a very bad day. Of course, having Adrian Fairchild, the man she’s always loved, announce he’s engaged to her (now very former) best friend will do that.

Emily’s convinced nothing good will come of this horrid situation. But she reluctantly lets her sisters and Adrian’s cousin, Francis Riley, the Earl of Dunhurst, convince her a season in London will be just the thing.

Now Emily has a choice: sulk in a corner while her sisters enjoy the glitter of the ton. Or become the belle of the ball, dazzling everyone on an earl’s arm. But as Francis helps Emily get back on her feet, she quickly realizes that the childhood crush she was so obsessed with is nothing compared to the chance she now has of finding true love.

Francis is eager to help the childhood friend from whom he had to distance himself many years ago because of a potentially devastating secret. Now that Emily has grown into a woman, though, Francis cannot only see her as a friend. He will do anything to make her his own, including confronting the demons in his past. Those demons, though, just might put Emily in danger.

About the Author
Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes has spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She’s lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish and Romanian. She has studied design in Paris and New York and has a bachelor’s degree from Parson’s School of design.

While living in Africa, Barnes turned to her lifelong passion - writing. When she’s not busy, dreaming up her next romance novel, Barnes enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading. She currently lives on the East Coast.


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