The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews

Q: Have you ever ridden a horse?

I used to take lessons as a kid but haven’t ridden since a trip to Louisville 10 years ago.
The Siren of Sussex
by Mimi Matthews
Pub Date – 1/11/22
I love this cover, it’s so pleasing to the eye and I love the colors.

Usually when you read a historical romance that is multicultural the titled gentleman falls in love and no one questions him. But what happens to the female who falls in love with the half British half Indian dressmaker whose family has already weathered one scandal with another sister. Hmmm sounds like trouble or can they make a go of it without falling into disgrace in society.

I just never understand the strictures of society and how they don’t allow certain types of people. I would not be welcome for sure lol. I’m too loud, opinionated and definitely a bluestocking. I would be banished to the countryside as long as there is a library in the estate, sign me up.

Evelyn Maltravers has traveled from Sussex to London for her season to help bring her sisters into society if she’s successful. She seeks the help of the habit designer who designed the habits of the popular Horse Breakers of Hyde Park and that is where she meets Ahmad Malik. He helps her gain popularity with his designs and she helps boost his business. Her popularity grows but she’s become more interested in the man who is making her look more desirable than the old gentleman that are around.

I really liked Ahmad all the ladies seemed drawn to him. But he didn’t feel accepted in England or Britain but was trying to make a name for himself with his talent.

Thank you @berkleyromance and @netgalley for my honest and voluntary review.

✨Scooted with my ladies to the park yesterday and sat under my favorite tree. Thought the colors went well with this cover.

Today was super busy today! Not sure where the day went!


Victorian high society’s most daring equestrienne finds love and an unexpected ally in her fight for independence in the strong arms of London’s most sought after and devastatingly handsome half-Indian tailor.

Evelyn Maltravers understands exactly how little she’s worth on the marriage mart. As an incurable bluestocking from a family tumbling swiftly toward ruin, she knows she’ll never make a match in a ballroom. Her only hope is to distinguish herself by making the biggest splash in the one sphere she excels: on horseback. In haute couture. But to truly capture London’s attention she’ll need a habit-maker who’s not afraid to take risks with his designs—and with his heart.

Half-Indian tailor Ahmad Malik has always had a talent for making women beautiful, inching his way toward recognition by designing riding habits for Rotten Row’s infamous Pretty Horsebreakers—but no one compares to Evelyn. Her unbridled spirit enchants him, awakening a depth of feeling he never thought possible.

But pushing boundaries comes at a cost and not everyone is pleased to welcome Evelyn and Ahmad into fashionable society. With obstacles spanning between them, the indomitable pair must decide which hurdles they can jump and what matters most: making their mark or following their hearts?


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