A Bachelor’s Pledge by Penny Hampson

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The woman who haunts his dreams

Secret agent Phil Cullen is upset when he discovers that the young woman he rescued from Mrs Newbody’s establishment has absconded from his housekeeper’s care without a word. Thinking he has been deceived, he resolves to forget about her… something easier said than done. 

The man she wants to forget

Sophia Turner is horrified when she is duped into entering a notorious house of ill-repute. Then a handsome stranger comes to her aid. Desperate that no one learns of this scandalous episode, Sophia flees to the one friend she knows she can trust. With luck, she will never see her mysterious rescuer again.

But fate has other plans…

 Months later, Phil is on the trail of an elusive French agent and Sophia is a respectable lady’s companion when fate again intervenes, taking their lives on a collision course. 

Traitors, spies, and shameful family secrets – will these bring Sophia and Phil together… or drive them apart?


A book with so much drama that it kept me on my toes! It’s going to be so hard to write this review without any spoilers but I will do my best
I will admit that I struggled with the first few chapters of this book but once I got into it properly I was totally hooked and read most of it on the train home in one go!
I loved Sophia, she is a very smart and resourceful character who had a difficult backstory which was more explained the further through the book I was which worked so much better than it being all at once. She is also very conscious of those around her and how what has happened to her appears given the rules of society 
I found Phil a fascinating character, his line of work made him interesting and showed me a world I didn’t really know existed, but also worked so well for him. He is aware of how he feels much earlier than Sophia and has a sense of honour that demands that he keep her safe from harm 
Phil is determined that he knows best, which at times I did find annoying, but Sophia doesn’t always agree which leads to sparks flying when they clash and in my opinion some of the best lines in the book. I have a perfect example but it would be a spoiler and is therefore something that I will let you read for yourself 
Set primarily in Falmouth, it gives a look at the ships and the navy around the time of the Napoleonic wars and it also challenges the gender stereotypes of the period and asks what are women capable of and what surprises will they bring
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance full of drama with lots of twists and turns that will keep you on your feet 
AM 🐾 x

Purchase Link – mybook.to/ABachelorsPledge

Author Bio

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Some time ago Penny Hampson decided to follow her passion for history by studying with the Open University. She graduated with honours and went on to complete a post-graduate degree.

Penny then landed her dream role, working in an environment where she was surrounded by rare books and historical manuscripts. Flash forward nineteen years, and the opportunity came along to indulge her other main passion – writing. Penny joined the New Writers’ Scheme of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and  three years later published her debut novel, A Gentleman’s Promise, a historical mystery/romance and the first in The Gentlemen Series. An Officer’s Vow soon followed and the latest in the series is A Bachelor’s Pledge.

But never happy in a rut, Penny also writes contemporary suspense with paranormal and romantic elements. Her first book in this genre is The Unquiet Spirit, published by Darkstroke.

Penny lives with her family in Oxfordshire, and when she is not writing, she enjoys reading, walking, swimming, and the odd gin and tonic (not all at the same time).

For more on Penny’s writing, visit her blog: https://pennyhampson.co.uk/blog/

Twitter: @penny_hampson

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pennyhampsonauthor

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