The Baron Next Door: A Prelude to a Kiss NovelTHE BARON NEXT DOOR


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Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: A Prelude to a Kiss novel #1

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher


  • Series: A Prelude to a Kiss Novel (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Signet (June 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451466780
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451466785




Charity Effington learned two valuable lessons from her first betrothal:
1) When one loses the attention of an earl, one gains the attention of every gossip in London.
2) Despite the lingering scandal, she’s not prepared to marry for anything less than love.

After an exhausting Season, Bath’s first annual music festival offers Charity the perfect escape. Between her newly formed trio and her music-loving grandmother, Charity is free to play the pianoforte to her heart’s content. That is, until their insufferably rude, though undeniably handsome, neighbor tells her to keep the “infernal racket” to a minimum.

Hugh Danby, Baron Cadgwith, may think he’s put an end to the noise, but he has no idea what he’s begun. Though the waters of Bath provide relief from the suffering of his war injuries, he finds his new neighbor bothersome, vexing, and…inexplicably enchanting. Before long, Hugh suspects that even if his body heals, it’s his heart that might end up broken.





Barnes & Nobles:


THE BARON NEXT DOOR by Erin Knightley is an exciting Regency Historical Romance. “A Prelude to a Kiss” novel #1. What a beginning!

Meet, Charity Effington and High Danby, Baron Cadgwith! A fun, witty,  and entertaining tale of romance, struggles, and finding love.

You will not find fault with Ms. Knightley’s “The Baron Next Door”. Well written, with engaging, and fun characters. The romance is sweet, not over the top. The storyline is charming, and endearing. A tender love story with a few twists and turns. Oh, did I mention, music? Well, let me tell you, we have lots of music, involved, in fact, a trio of music-lovers! And one, not so music lover!

Hugh, has an affliction to noise, you see, it gives him terrible headaches. Enter….Charity, who plays the piano, beautifully.

Oh, trouble!….your middle name is Charity!

Charity, is determined to overcome the scandal that brought her to Bath, for a music festival, in the first place. She refuses to marry for anything but love, pure and simple! Rather gentry or commoner, she cares not, but love she MUST have.

A fun and charming tale that will have you smiling. Received for an honest review.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More