Title: What A Woman Desires

Released:  5th January 2015

Genre: Historical Romance

My Review

If you want a book that keeps you guessing till the end with – will they or won’t they?, then this is it. Rachel kept my attention with her wonderful writing skills all the way through this book, it is a definite 5 star read and I did not want it to end.

Monica and Thomas, are the two main characters and they have had feelings for each other from when they were young but with Thomas being the family groom, a romance between them was just not allowed – she was above his station.

So Monica after a failed relationship to a man that was abusive to her, with no support from her family, told her parents that she was moving to Bath, her father called her a disgrace and she left and joined the theatre there, she became a successful star of the stage. Five years pass and Monica receives a letter from her sister saying that her father had died and that she needed her to return home, as her mother was ill too and she could not manage the large estate.

Thomas is a country lad and hates the city, in the last 5 years he has been the masters right hand man and is a valued and trusted employee for the Danes and he tries not to think of Monica’s return and what it could mean for him, the rest of the family and the tenants if she is left the estate because she hates it there and feels trapped.  Thomas never really stopped loving her even though he thinks her spoilt and selfish for leaving,

Monica did not want to return because she loves the city and hates it at the family home and she is not sure of the reception she is going to get from her mother, however when she see’s Thomas again, it is obvious that their attraction for one another is still strong and as the days pass they find it hard to suppress their passion for each other.

The story evolves around how they try to get by living so close to each other without touching. There are twist and turns to this story that just keep you turning the pages, it is one of my MUST READS. Well Done Rachel Brimble on this fabulous tale.


From country girl to actress of the stage, one woman dares to live her dreams—but is she brave enough to open her heart…?

Monica Danes always wanted more than the village of Biddestone had to offer. After a failed courtship to a man of her parents’ choosing, she fled for the city of Bath and never looked back. Today, Monica is the undisputed queen of the theater—a wealthy, independent woman. But when she is called home in the wake of tragedy, Monica returns—intending to leave again as soon as possible.

Thomas Ashby has been a groom at the Danes estate since he was a boy—and has been enamored with Monica for almost as long. He knows he isn’t a suitable match for his master’s daughter, despite the special bond he and Monica have always shared—and their undeniable attraction. But now that she’s returned, Thomas has one last chance to prove himself worthy—and to show Monica a life, and a love, she won’t want to give up…


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Me - Ashford Aug 2014

Rachel lives with her husband and two teenage daughters in a small town near Bath in the UK. After having several novels published by small US presses, she secured agent representation in 2011. In 2012, she sold two books to Harlequin Superromance and a further three in 2013. She also writes Victorian romance for Kensington–her debut was released in April 2013, followed by a second in January 2014 and the third is released Jan 2015.

Rachel is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America, and was selected to mentor the Superromance finalist of So You Think You Can Write 2014 contest. When she isn’t writing, you’ll find Rachel with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family and beloved black Lab, Max. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in South West England.

She likes nothing more than connecting and chatting with her readers and fellow romance writers. Rachel would love to hear from you!






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