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Cad’s Wish + Giveaway!

Cad’s Wish (Book One)

Publication Date: August 16, 2021

New York Times bestselling author, Cheryl Holt, delivers her new and dazzling ‘CADS’ trilogy, three lush novels filled with drama, heartache, and love forevermore…

Hunter Stone is London’s most notorious cad. He’s lived a life of debauchery and vice, and he’s the most dedicated bachelor in the kingdom. He’s renowned for his wicked ways, and he always has a beautiful woman on his arm to keep him company. But when his father suddenly inherits the family’s earldom—an elevation that was completely unexpected—Hunter is next in line to be earl. He has to marry quickly to secure the title and inheritance. What’s a cad supposed to do?

Hannah Graves is a modern, independent young woman. She thinks men are fools and idiots, and she’s decided to avoid the path to matrimony that most females are forced to walk. When her father died and left her a small inheritance, she fled her rural life in the country and used the money to open a bookshop in London. She’s proud of herself and delighted with the strong choices she’d made, but it’s not easy to be a female proprietor in a man’s world, and she constantly dances on the edge of fiscal ruin.

When Hannah meets Hunter, sparks fly and passion ignites. But Hunter’s corrupt reputation precedes him, and he represents everything she detests in a male. But he’s a handsome, wealthy scoundrel who always gets exactly what he wants. When he sets his eye on Hannah, how can she resist?

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Okay. OKAY. I see you, Cheryl Holt. Point made and received, check and mate. I am officially a fan of historical romance.

As well as Hunter Stone. (Sorry, Husband.) (Give me just a sec to compose myself, Friends…)

I had the absolute most fun with this novel! The story begins with Neville, a father with a penchant for being a bit of a rogue, having a sit-down with his son, Hunter. Neville explains to Hunter that carrying on the family title now falls to Hunter, and that it is time to marry. Neville feels that he has found someone who will be good match for Hunter, and that Hunter is duty-bound to marry this woman. Hunter, who has himself a new mistress (or three) each week, is less than thrilled at this announcement, and waits in dread to meet the church-mouse that his father has selected for him.

Far from his expectations however, is Hannah; an independent, spirited woman, who manages her own business and thinks men are less-than-intelligent. Or loyal. Or worth her time. Needless to say, Hannah is not happy about being thrown into a marriage with a reputed, and self-confessed, cad.

While neither are excited about their new situation, both of them are interested. Or at least curious, much to their surprise. I greatly enjoyed getting to know Hannah. I am a sucker for a strong, female lead, and Hannah did not disappoint. I loved her heart and her grit. She was impossible not to cheer for, and even more impossible not to relate to. And Hunter! I quite honestly expected myself to spend the entire book with maybe only a grudging respect for the man. What I didn’t expect was how very much that I would like him. Beyond the reputation, the rough exterior and the jaded outlook on life was a wonderfully strong, gentle, loyal man. And I loved his relationship with Hannah instantly. The secondary cast was awesome as well, adding their own contributions to the story.

Bottom Line: Let me introduce you to the fast-paced, thrilling, impeccably written love-child of Downton Abbey and Bridgerton.


About the Author

Cheryl Holt is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top 100” bestselling author who has published over fifty novels.

She’s also a lawyer and mom, and at age forty, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She’d hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn’t sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance where she was stunned to discover that she has a knack for writing some of the world’s greatest love stories.

Her books have been released to wide acclaim, and she has won or been nominated for many national awards. She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre. For many years, she was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance”, and she’s also revered as “The International Queen of Villains.” She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

She lives and writes in Hollywood, California, and she loves to hear from fans.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, August 6
Review at Booking With Janelle (Book 1)
Review at Across the Sky in Stars (Book 1)

Saturday, August 7
Excerpt at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Monday, August 9
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews (Book 1)

Tuesday, August 10
Feature at The Cozy Book Blog

Wednesday, August 11
Review at Booking With Janelle (Book 2)

Thursday, August 12
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Book 1)

Friday, August 13
Review & Excerpt at Elodie’s Reading Corner (trilogy)

Sunday, August 15
Review at Booking With Janelle (Book 3)

Monday, August 16
Review at The Enchanted Shelf (trilogy)

Tuesday, August 17
Excerpt at Passages to the Past

Wednesday, August 18
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews (Book 2)

Thursday, August 19
Feature at Reading is My Remedy

Friday, August 20
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Book 2)

Monday, August 23
Review at Chasing Leslie (trilogy)

Wednesday, August 25
Excerpt at Coffee and Ink

Thursday, August 26
Review at Rajiv’s Reviews (Book 2)

Friday, August 27
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Book 3)


9 winners will receive a copy of Cad’s Wish and 1 grand prize winner will win all three books! To enter, please leave a comment below with your email address. Please note, your email address will be added to the author’s newsletter mailing list.

The giveaway is open to US addresses only and ends on August 27th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

9 thoughts on “Cad’s Wish + Giveaway!

  1. HI everyone. Thank you for taking a minute to read more about my new CADS trilogy. And thank you, Stacie, for the lovely review. I had so much fun writing these novels, and I can’t wait for everyone to have a chance to read them. They’re jam-packed with all my best stuff: macho men, strong women, drama, heartache, wicked villains, plenty of action and drama, and always, always, always a great happily ever after. Coming Monday, August 16, and they’re a hoot!


  2. This series has been long time coming. I see sleepless nights in my best future. Thank you so much for adding joy into my life.


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