Another B.R.A.G. Medallion!

Huzzah for Rockliffe’s own story as THE MESALLIANCE earns a Book Readers’ Appreciation Group Medallion.

Reluctantly, the Duke of Rockliffe is in the market for a wife. His requirements are simple; a lady who will occupy her position with well-bred grace and chaperone his sister, Nell – but who will not bore him to distraction. He is acquainted with a number of ladies who could fulfil the first two but none who can achieve the last.

Then, whilst accompanying Nell to what he speedily comes to regard as the house-party from hell, he meets Adeline Kendrick – acid-tongued and by no means beautiful, yet somehow alluring; a combination that Rockliffe finds infuriatingly provocative. Worse still, her relatives are quite deplorable – from Cousin Diana, a spoiled and ill-natured beauty, to manipulative and devious Uncle Richard.

As a prospective bride, Adeline is out of the question. Until, that is, a bizarre turn of events cause the Duke to change his mind and make what his world will call a mésalliance.

Available in ebook and print from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Apple. Also in audio narrated by Alex Wyndham from Audible.

Author: Stella Riley


18 thoughts on “Another B.R.A.G. Medallion!”

  1. I cant believe that this book wasn’t awarded sooner! It is hard to identify favourites from your books since I haven’t read one that I didn’t love. BUT there is something about Rockcliffe that stays with you and always prompts a re-read. Such an interesting heroine too – it was quite understandable that he found her irresistible. I love your work, Stella, so please keep writing!!

    1. Thank you, Shar. The Mesalliance has always had a mixed response – which I understand but don’t agree with. I wrote the book with a very definite end in view and it’s exactly what I intended it to be. A deconstruction, if you like, of the ultra smooth and ultra cool alpha hero.

  2. Congratulations on receiving another BRAG Medallion. “The Mésalliance” is a joy to read from beginning to end. Rockliffe is one of the most swoon-worthy characters ever to grace the pages of a book. To have him find his happily ever after is something special.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I’m working on Leo’s story right now but it’s still early days so it’s hard to say which Rockliffe characters may be making a guest appearance this time.

  3. Congratulations,lovely that so many people are discovering the joy that is Stella Riley.

  4. I’ve recently re-read this and so fully agree with this award. The whole series is brilliant!

    1. Thank you, Susan. Mesalliance is the last of the 6 Rockliffe books to get this award. Only Midwinter Magic left now – and, of course, that’s just a novella.

      1. Oh I loved Midwinter magic too. I was sorry not to see Aristide and Genevieve there but I understood. It was so lovely to revisit the characters we already knew and I loved Bernard and Sylvie’s story too. The baby goat miracle was just absolutely brilliant – well done! It should get an award too!

        1. Thanks again, Susan. The difficulty with writing a novella I quickly discovered is that you can’t include too many characters or some of them will be merely names in the background and no real place in the story. This is why some of the couples ‘sent their excuses’ for the Sarre house-party. As for the goat … well, Ellie likes pets and I like goats. Enough said?

  5. It is such a wonderful read, I return to it often and have a special Georgian/Regency box for the glorious Stella Riley. An acerbic Cinderella, who knew. And as for Rockcliffe, sigh…..

    1. Hello, Marina – it’s been a long time! How are you? Safe and well, I hope. Glad you’re still enjoying my work. Have you read Under A Dark Moon by any chance? Stay in touch – by email if you prefer.

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