Series Review: The Wanton Dairymaid by Tessa Dare

Series Review: Is this series worth your time? Does it get better as the novels progress? Or does it get worse? Find out below:


Synopsis for Goddess of the Hunt (from Goodreads):
In this lush and seductive novel, exciting new author Tessa Dare takes desire to brazen heights.
Ever the bold adventuress, Lucy Waltham has decided to go hunting for a husband. But first she needs some target practice. So she turns to her brother’s best friend, Jeremy Trescott, the Earl of Kendall, to hone her seductive wiles on him before setting her sights on another man. But her practice kisses spark a smoldering passion-one that could send all her plans up in smoke.
Jeremy has an influential title, a vast fortune, and a painful past full of long-buried secrets. He keeps a safe distance from his own emotions, but to distract Lucy from her reckless scheming, he must give his passions free rein. Their sensual battle of wills is as maddening as it is delicious, but the longer he succeeds in managing the headstrong temptress, the closer Jeremy comes to losing control. When scandal breaks, can he bring himself to abandon Lucy to her ruin? Or will he risk his heart and claim her for his own?


SERIESous’ Top Book Series: Favourite Author
Series: The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy
Author: Tessa Dare
# of Books: 3 (Goddess of the Hunt, Surrender of a Siren, A Lady of Persuasion)
Book Order: Connected but Chronological
Complete?: Yes
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency, Adult Fiction
Heat Rating: hot
Point of View: Third Person, Alternating


I actually read these books years ago but realized I didn’t write a review for them until I was updating Tessa Dare’s latest series, Castles Ever After, on my blog. So my review may be a little on the short side but I do remember loving every minute of these books!

During my Regency phase, I stumbled upon Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove Series and when I was waiting for the rest of those books to publish, I wanted to read more from her and found this series.

This series is everything you expect from Tessa. It has its charmingly funny moments which I find so refreshing in this genre. You also have great heroines who are independent and just plain fun to read about! The romances are great as they focus more on an actual emotional connection and not just physical lust towards the significant other. Make sure you set significant time aside because you will want to read anything by Tessa Dare in a day.

What I particularly liked about this series is that it felt like a modern contemporary romance but set in regency times. The classic situation of asking someone you know to help you seduce someone else, only to fall in love with the student/teacher is a very modern concept to me. It’s also one of my favourite scenarios to read about because they are often a lot of fun and super sweet. The rest of the books in the series are no exception. They also reminded me of The Marriage to a Billionaire Series by Jennifer Probst as that series also has a “magical book” that seems to bring romantic situations to the characters once it is in their possession.

Although you can definitely read each book as a standalone in any order, I really recommend that you read them in the order of the trilogy. The events of the last book are due to the results of the first two books so I feel like you would miss out on knowing why things are the way they are.

My Rating: 4/5


Fans of Tessa Dare will love this series and if you aren’t a fan of hers, I think these books will make you one! If you want a regency read that is more fun than cheesy and a dash more modern than not, this is a great series for you to grab!

Read if You Like: fun regency reads, humour
Avoid if You: less sexual situations, regency



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