Third Son's a Charm (The Survivors, #1) by Shana Galen

Third Son's a Charm (The Survivors, #1)

Ewan Mostyn thinks a job as a duke's daughter's bodyguard will be easy―but Lady Lorraine has a few tricks up her sleeve that spark an undeniable passion...Fiercely loyal to his friends and comrades, Ewan Mostyn is the toughest in a group of younger sons of nobility who met as soldiers and are now trying desperately to settle back into peaceful Society. Ewan trusts his brawn more than his brains, but when he's offered a job watching the Duke of ...

Details Third Son's a Charm (The Survivors, #1)

TitleThird Son's a Charm (The Survivors, #1)
Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherSourcebooks Casablanca
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews Third Son's a Charm (The Survivors, #1)

  • Jacknsusan knight
    I loved THIRD SON'S A CHARM by Shana Galen! Our hero is Mr. Ewan Mostyn who is the third son of a...(the Earl of Pembroke). Our heroine is Lady Lorraine Caldwell who is the daughter of a Duke. Ewan and Lorrie are as opposite as night and day. She is an adorable, love starved chatterbox. He is a battle weary ex soldier who is a man of few words. Ewan is hired by Lorrie's father as a bodyguard. She thinks she is madly in love with her "perfect Fran...
  • Robin Brock
    Stayed up late (or early rather) to finish this ARC. I must say this is one of the best historical romances that I've read in awhile! A gruff, gentle giant of a hero who doesn't say much meets his match as he serves as bodyguard to a passionate, headstrong duke's daughter who won't STOP talking. 😂A bit of role reversal as SHE pursues him. Funny, sweet and definitely worth a read. Beautiful cover! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I received an ARC in excha...
  • Kathy Bunbury
    I really enjoyed this book. The characters feel real, with real foibles and real issues. It's great reading about a hero with a learning disability that is able to function well without being able to read. The heroine is a real woman with realistic needs and passions. The secondary love story with the Duke and Duchess is a delight. I would have loved just a little more with an epilogue, but hope as this is the first in a series that I will get to...
  • Molly
    I was so excited when Shana Galen decided to write a new series. I love all of her books. The Story is about Ewan Mostyn is in a group of younger sons of nobility who met when they were soldiers. Now he is offered a job watching the Duke of Ridlington's daughter.Lady Lorraine wants to be out of her fathers control. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
  • Susan
    Great new series from Shana Galen! I always love reading about a strong heroine becoming that strong heroine. Since the heroes are some really tough guys, I'm sure there will be lots of action and adventure in these novels. I liked the bond between the men and the side story within the story made me happy. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series!
  • Lisa Hutson
    The first story of a new series. Wonderful story. Ewan and Lorrie are great characters. Not typical or shallow But full of secrets and heart. The story is full of surprises. I enjoyed it very much and now I cant wait for the next one.
  • Caz
    Review to follow at AAR.
  • Kelly The Sassy Book Lover
    *I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.An amazing start to a new series! I was hooked from the moment Ewan threw the man out and then once they met I knew it was going to exciting and different with them. I loved how they were together from the start with trying to outsmart each other. I did not expect the trouble she found herself in or how desperate the person was to do that. I actually held my breath when her fath...
  • Kristy K
    One of the best historical fiction romances I've read in a while! Perfect escapism.The hero is silent and broody but also a bit broken. He has dyslexia which isn't something I've seen in historical romance before, but it works well here and makes you fall for Ewan even more. Lorrie is a spitfire girl, albeit naive and innocent and she's the perfect compliment to Ewan. He's her bodyguard but of course it turns into more.Not only did I love our two...
  • Jultri
    What a charming book this one was. Likeable hero - large, muscly, taciturn, and sensitive. The third son of an earl, Ewan Mostyn was emotionally,verbally and physically abused by his father who dismissed his learning difficulties as stupidity and unworthiness. His past was heartbreaking as he fought cruel taunts and bullying especially from his cousin, who was favoured by his father in his stead. Ewan was deemed hero following his many great deed...
  • Tellulah Darling
    Darlings, you know that historical romance is my happy place, but this book isn’t my usual jam. It wasn’t quippy and witty (though there is definitely humour.) But the pairing of the loquacious Lorrie and silent Ewan just worked. I loved the bodyguard angle and most especially, enjoyed having an alpha hero who struggled with dyslexia. Understandably, it really fuelled Ewan’s sense of himself and his confidence levels. Lorrie was a great cou...
  • Megan
    Honestly.. Kind of boring. I was excited because Ewan was a big brute of a man. He was a soldier and he didn't speak. That's one of my favorite HR heroes! And I did like Ewan for the most part but lord Lorraine was a flipping idiot. I mean she was seriously TSTL. I don't understand how she made it as far as she did in life. It was so unbearably obvious that Francis was after her money and she wouldn't listen to anyone about him. Oh and she fell i...
  • Nellie Rivera
    Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I normally enjoy Shana Galen's books, and this one was one of them. This was a different concept, a new series she is starting about survivors and I think you will enjoy. Our hero Ewan, is that is a little rough, but the guy is a survivor you have to give him due. Then we have our heroine Lorrie, who is an innocent, but sassy at the same time, and enjoyable, and it was fun to read about them. I ca...
  • Joanna
    I enjoyed this romance, and its strength was the primary romance and main characters involved in it. It was well-paced and kept my attention through the end. There was a secondary romance also in the form of the heroine's parents, which did not take up much page space, but it was relevant to heroine's story and was a nice addition.The heroine, Lorraine, is the only daughter of a Duke and youngest child. She is in her second season and is very rea...
  • Monique Daoust
    Lady Lorraine Caldwell is too headstrong for her own good, which prompted her father, the duke of Ridlington, to find a way to eliminate unwanted fortune hunters. When he witnesses Ewan Mostyn take care of brawlers in a club, the duke requests a meeting with the former soldier. Ewan doesn’t want to act as chaperone, but when he learns the name of the man Lorraine has set her sights on, he accepts. Lorraine is trouble; she is attracted to danger...
  • Karen
    This story is about a duke''s youngest, a daughter, and her quest for real love. Lady Lorraine had grown up as many in the ton—nannies and Toyota- but not much of her mother and father's genuine time and affection. She is starved for genuine affection. As such, she becomes prey to an unscrupulous man who wants her very large dowry- and nothing else. A foiled elopement with this man makes her father realize that he needs to have her guarded, clo...
  • Coral
    As the 1st book of the series, it features a different type of hero than the usual regency romance; a strong, silent type. Ewan being ridiculed for his learning difficulties at young, grew up to be a man of few words. However, that makes him being mistaken as only brawn but no brains which is far from the truth.There's not much to recommend the heroine, Lorri. I find her naively stupid. This only thing I like about her is her patience especially ...
  • Donna
    review coming
  • Meesh
    Really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it if you're looking for a historical romance in the regency period. This takes place after the war against Napoleon. Ewan a third son and one of Draven's Dozen, a group of men who was part of a special unit during the war that managed to survive together, each with their own special set of skills. For Ewan, he was known as the Protector of the group for his brute strength. When the Duke of ...
  • Shayla McBride
    A good Regency romance read with an unusual malady involved. Galen is adept at integrating the characters' shortcomings and problems into the story line. I liked Ewan's portrayal. Secondary characters are clearly drawn. Heroine nicely feisty. Marvelously slimy bad guy. In a genre often full of predictability, Galen does a fine, original job.
  • Susan Gorman
    Third Sons A Charm is the first book in the Survivor series and it is an excellent read. The series features soldiers from Draven’s dozen, an elite group of military men who fought in the Peninsular War. These men were viewed as expendable as they were second and third sons of the nobility, so they were given the most dangerous assignments.Ewan Mostyn is known by his friends as The Protector. A man of few words; Ewan is best known for his stren...
  • Melanie
    When you read this author's body of work for as long as I have, you know exactly what's awaiting you between those pages, yet each time she manages to surprise you.In this heartwarming tale of opposites attract, I found the main characters to be compelling, fun and utterly adorable. The chemistry and romance between Lorrie and Ewan was so well written that it jumped from the pages. Both had vulnerabilities that made them relatable and likable.Thi...
  • Amanda Richardson
    I LOVED "Third Son's a Charm!" Best book I have read for a while. Lorraine wants to marry against her parents' wishes, she is in love and she has already tried to elope once with this most unsuitable man. Her fiancee wants to wait and have her father's blessing before they marry - or so Lorraine believes.Her parents know the truth, this blackguard wants her dowry and will only marry her if he can get his hands on it. Lorraine's father hires Ewan ...
  • Jo (Mixed Book Bag)
    Ewan Mostyn is anything but charming. However, as Lady Lorraine learns he is honorable, honest and loyal which turns out to be much better than charming. As it turns out she also learns that he does have charm, he just does not realize it. There are things that Ewan wants to keep secret, like the fact that he has trouble reading. He is the third son and of no value to his family. A nice romance between two people look to be opposites but find val...
  • Debra Martin
    Ewan Mostyn, a war hero of the Napoleonic Wars, accepts a job as bodyguard for the Duke of Ridlington's feisty daughter, Lady Lorraine. The Duke tasks Ewan with keeping his daughter from eloping with Francis Mostyn, Ewan's cousin. Ewan is determined to keep Lorraine from his hated cousin, but along the way, he must now fend off the charms of the lady herself. Ms. Galen has written a wonderfully charming story with our hero, a man of few words, an...
  • Angela
    A man of few words meets a woman of many words. Ewan is big and burly and does not care what others think. Lorraine is quite the hoyden. She does not mind saying what she thinks and gives Ewan a run for his money. You might say “why in the world can she not see through Francis?” Why believe one person over another? The dialog is fantastic and the characters are likeable. Ewan’s learning disability and PTSD (and his friends) are very well po...
  • Nicole
    I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!This novel was a delightful read and I had a few laughs. I enjoyed the characters and the flow of the story. I liked how the author showed that even younger sons can be successful and better than those who feel a sense of entitlement. Lady Lorraine, the Duke of Ridlington's daughter, is extremely stubborn and independent. She knows what she wants. She is somewhat naive, but as ...
  • Norah Gibbons
    I read an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. When I found out that I was approved to read this book I did a little happy dance because I love Shana Galen's books and this one did not disappoint. It's a delightfully fun romp of a romance novel that has everything you need to keep you reading past your bedtime. The hero is big and strong, handsome, steadfast, honourable and leans towards the silent type. One of the flaws...
  • Sarah
    Shana Galen is one of my very favorite authors and this book is one of the reasons why. I loved Lorrie and Ewen. Their story was a nice slow burn romance. I loved Ewen, a gentle giant with a crappy family, who doesn't say much and Lorrie who doesn't stop talking. They were the perfect compliment for each other. I also loved the secondary characters. The Duke and Duchess had a sad story but he was willing to fight for her. And Ewen friends were gr...
  • Brittany
    I received this from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This is book one in a new series by Shana Galen. This series looks like it is going to focus on a group of 12 men that survived the war and now are readjusting to civilian life. In this first book we meet a brute of a man that is rough around the edges but meets the right woman to soften him up just a little bit. Now Lorraine on the other hand got on my nerves. She kind of came acro...