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How to Train Your Baron

(What Happens in the Ballroom #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  73 reviews
When Elsinore Cosgrove escapes a ballroom in search of adventure, she has no idea it will lead to a hasty marriage. The youngest daughter of a duke, all she wants is to make her own choices. Now she's engaged to an infuriating, handsome Scottish baron who doesn't even know her name! Using all her feminine wiles, along with advice gleaned from a training guide for hunting h ...more
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Published July 23rd 2018 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Amara)
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*Avonna
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BARON (What Happens in the Ballroom #1) by Diana Lloyd is a historical romance with a mystery of suspicious deaths in the hero’s family and a naïve heroine who seeks adventure, but ends up in hilarious situations. This entertaining story kept me reading to solve the mystery and laughing out loud at the heroine’s antics.

Elsinore Cosgrove, the youngest of six daughters of a duke, wishes only to seek out adventure an
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Maggie Whitworth
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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What a brilliant book .
Can’t say enough good things about this .
It’s witty and amusing , the banter between the characters is so wonderfully written and it was a pleasure to read .
It also has drama and adventure, a murder mystery of sorts .
Taking you from London and the Ton Ballrooms, to Edinburgh and the edge of the Scottish Highlands .
This book has everything and will keep you entertained for a good few hours .
Highly Recommend!
I received an advance copy of this book and chose to submit
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Lori D
An adventure almost from the first page when we find the heroine, Hippolyta, oops, I meant Elsinore Cosgrove caught in an unusual situation at a ball. Our hero, Quin Graham saves her, well yes, in more ways than one as fate would have it. The youngest daughter of a duke, Elsinore ends up marrying gorgeous Scot Graham and hopes to make him fall in love with her. Oh and from advice from a training guide for hunting hounds she hopes to mold him into the perfect husband! This story is full of humoro ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
How to Train Your Baron by Diana Lloyd is the First book in the What Happens in the Ballroom Series. This is the story of Elsinore Cosgrove and Quin Graham.
Elsinore is the youngest in her family and is treated as such...but Elsinore has a curious nature which leads her into trouble. Quin happens to save her but also ends up having to marry her...a women who he didn't even know her name. But Quin is in town on a serious matter that doesn't give him time for a wife much less one he can care about.
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Eve Pendle
This is a funny romp of a story for when you want something light hearted. It's a story that doesn't take itself seriously, but has drama and heat amongst the hilarious antics.
One to pick up when you want to forget about everything else and just enjoy the ride.
Janet
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars
When Elsinore Cosgrove escapes a ballroom in search of adventure, she has no idea it will lead to a hasty marriage. The youngest daughter of a duke, all she wants is to make her own choices. Now she's engaged to an infuriating, handsome Scottish baron who doesn't even know her name! Using all her feminine wiles, along with advice gleaned from a training guide for hunting hounds, Elsinore is determined to mould her baron into the husband she wants.
Quin Graham is a man with many secrets.
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Mandi Schreiner
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had a hard time with this one. I see it's mentioned in the blurb - but I didn't like the fact that the heroine uses a guide for training dogs to train her new husband she is forced to marry (compromising situation)

That didn't work for me. Add on her scheming to embarrass him...I wasn't a fan.
Omg.kacie.reads
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was great! I liked the authors writing style. I liked the drama she was able to put into a book and make you really feel for Elsinore and Quinn. Both in tough spots in their life. This book had me turning pages quicker than I could read. It was intense and funny and just really sweet. I will definitely be reading more from this author!
Brenda
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Publisher's Description:

When Elsinore Cosgrove escapes a ballroom in search of adventure, she has no idea it will lead to a hasty marriage. The youngest daughter of a duke, all she wants is to make her own choices. Now she's engaged to an infuriating, handsome Scottish baron who doesn't even know her name! Using all her feminine wiles, along with advice gleaned from a training guide for hunting hounds, Elsinore is determined to mold her baron into the husband she wants.

Quin Graham is a man with
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Ayekah
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shut The Front Door!! This is an insanely great read and although I'm new to the historical romance genre, this is a must read. I admit the blurb lured me in, but right from the very first page the story kept me turning those pages.
This book has it all love, suspense, an alpha hero and a tad nutty but absolutely perfect heroine. I loved Elsinore! She made the story perfect. Quin was the perfect alpha male reeling from the loss of his son and betrayed by his late wife he leaves Scotland to travel
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Cara Bristol
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How to Train Your Baron brought something fresh to the Regency Romance genre. I like Regency Romances, but they're all basically the same: woman of nobility caught in a compromising position is forced to marry. That's the trope. How to Train Your Baron follows that same trope, but then offers something different. Elsinore attempts to bring new husband to heel by following the instructions in a dog training manual. Meanwhile, Quin is embroiled in a mystery over the deaths of his late wife and son ...more
Helois
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This story was a fun and quick read, one that kept engaged from the first chapter right up to the happily ever after.. filled with adventure, murder, mayhem and romance.

I knew I was going to love the heroine, Elsinore ( I kept saying dang this chick could be me) we first meet her running across a ballroom because she wants to meet Lord Byron (the poet) and while she doesn't end up meeting him.. she does some how manage to get her hand caught in a working model of the guillotine which is how she
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Debra Martin
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Quin Graham has come to London to hire a runner to help solve the mystery of who keeps sending him threatening letters after the deaths of his wife and infant son. While at a ball, he unwittingly becomes entangled with Lady Elsinore Cosgrove when he tries to free her hand from a scaled-down guillotine prop. When he finally gets her free, they both end up on the floor with wine split all over them, just in time for the Duke to walk into the room. Quin has no choice, but to offer for Elsinore's ha ...more
April
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How to Train Your Baron by Diana Lloyd is a book 1 in a new and exciting series,”What Happens in the Ballroom”. “A Regency romp mash-up of Cinderella and Humpty-Dumpty.”
A fun, entertaining and intriguing story with a calamity of mishaps, adventure, humor, witty banter, suspense and intrigue, makes for some hilarious moments.
This is the story of Lord Quin Graham, a Scottish baron and Elsinore Cosgrove, the daughter of a duke, and their hasty marriage, after being found in a compromising position.
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Shakera
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elsinore Cosgrove got more than she bargained for when she left the ballroom in search of Lord Byron. Quin Graham didn’t exactly sign up for a bride when Elsinore got her hand stuck in a guillotine, but hey everything happens for a reason, right? How to Train Your Baron is a delightful story of a young woman in search of adventure before having to be forced into a marriage she wouldn’t want, while a young man, who has experienced more tragedy than one should have to bear, tries to find redemptio ...more
Lisa Jackson
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a unique, wonderful story! Lady Elsinore is the youngest of six children of an English Duke. While at a party one evening she finds herself in a bit of a pickle and enlists the aid of Quin, a Scottish Laird, to extricate herself from it. But, no good deed goes unpunished and the two are caught in a laughable, yet compromising position.
In order to escape social ruin for both of them, the two are set to marry. This begins a trail of intrigue and danger for both of them that follows them from
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Patrica Liebe
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and the publishers for an honest review.
This book was a delight to read and I thank you Diana Lloyd for a story that had me laughing out so loud my family thought I was having a fit. I have seen a few movies with this theme of training a husband with dog training techniques and loved them and this story of Elsinore Cosgrove and Quin Graham is a story I recommend to readers who love these type of stories. Elsinore is a wonderful character and her way o
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Loralee Lillibridge
Delightful debut Regency

A Regency romp that will make you smile at every cleverly written word. DIana Lloyd’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR BARON is filled with sparkling dialogue and two main characters who never give the reader a chance to catch a breath. In this first book of the series, Ms. Lloyd brings her wonderful characters to life with a unique style and voice. A well-paced, intriguing plot moves the story forward smoothly. Not just a simple romance, there is often humor in the twists and turns, se
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Cheryl
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How to train your baron 5*
This was a very entertaining book. I liked the character of Elsinore, although she was prone to getting herself into trouble. Quin Graham, was also a likeable character and between the two of them, they provided moments of amusement. They were a pair well matched. He had his secrets and Elsinore was determined to find out what they were. I loved that she used a manual for training hounds to try to manage Quin. This was a good paced read with interesting characters, myst
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Petula
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lady Elsinore Cosgrove is the youngest of a large family, and dislikes always being treated like a child. She longs for adventure and has a habit of getting into situations that her parents disapprove of. Curiosity might be more dangerous than she thought.
Baron Quin Graham has come to London to find someone without clan ties that can investigate the threats he has been receiving. The deaths of his family have left him unable to trust anyone. The last thing he is looking for is a new bride who c
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Eva
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who would have thought that a guillotine and a wet courtship could bring so much happiness to two aristocrats?

I really loved this book. It had just the right mix of fun, serious layers and adventure.
Elsinore and Quinn are perfect for each other. Elsinore's spirit, creativity and impulsive behavior helped Quinn solve his trust problem. - Sure, sometimes I could just have shaken him. Stupid man.
But he never tried to suppress Elsinore's spirit. Instead, he was mostly supportive by her side and le
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Suzette
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly funny story. Yummy hero. Delightful and witty heroine. A storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat and a smile on your face. The antics that Elsinore gets up to are unbelievable funny. The author has created the start of what I know will be an amazing series. The character development is flawless and beautiful. Well done!
Sandra R
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This Historical Romance is entertaining with the Historical details nicely researched re manners, travelling times etc. I'm assuming it's a debut novel and if it is, then it's an excellent job and I love reading books from new authors. Very well written with lots of wit meandering throughout the plot; which is partly light-hearted and partly drama. However, I felt that I got to know the heroine quite well, but not the hero quite as much. Thank goodness too, that the author has not abused the 'Sc ...more
Kat
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was certainly a delightful read! It was such a fun story that once I started it I didn't want to put it down. This book had one of the best first meetings of the hero and heroine ever. Quin discovers Elsinore with her hand trapped in a very real tabletop guillotine. Yes, you read that right. He tries to release her and a total farce ensues, requiring the two to wed. There I sat, reading and wearing a silly grin. The humor was throughout the entire book.

However, there was also some mystery a
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Kelly
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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An entertaining read I just felt could have used a little more polish

I hadn't previously read this author (it looks like this is probably a debut novel) but the blurb grabbed me so I decided to give it a chance and the story started off well. I found Elsinore and the situations she got herself into amusing, and I could certainly empathize with her wish to control her own life. I also empathized with Quin and was quickly pulled into the intrigue surrounding him.

I enjoyed the set-up which was a ni
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Amanda Richardson
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
How to Train Your Baron is a cute story that had a current of utter sadness running through it. Elsinore leaves ball to follow a man who she believes is Lord Byron. But she loses him and ends up needing a rescue from Quin. This rescue results in a hasty engagement and hasty marriage.
Quin resigned himself to marrying Elsinore to avoid any more scandal attached to his name or family. But he doesn't want a real marriage, maybe Elsinore will give him a child and then she can live her life how she p
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Christina
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
The youngest daughter of a duke Elsinore Cosgrove wants adventure not balls. Every time she tries to find it mishaps find her. Quin Graham has come to London to hire an investigator. He has lost his whole family in the matter of a year, both parents, his son and his conniving wife. Now he is receiving cryptic threats. An unexpected encounter leads to Quin and Elisnore engaged. Elisnore tries to drive Quin off but he will do his duty get an hire then ship his new wife off. But the more time he sp ...more
Phoenix77
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was a chore to finish. I didn’t care for either MC and all of the heroine’s little rebellions came across as childish.
Ann (Fanni Ann)
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is a new author for me and I am quite impressed, this story has it all, adventure, humour, suspense, a curious heroine and a deluded hero.
Fabulous

I received a copy from Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
Candy Briggs
Jul 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
This was a mysterious but humorous tale. I thought her name interesting Elsinore Anne Mary Charlotte Cosgrove Graham, it was as unusual as she was. She was the last of five sisters and one son, they had all married but her. There are several moments where you can't help but laugh. Elsinore was always finding herself in fixes and Lord Graham had a few secrets he did not want to divulge. He was Scottish and his estate was there.. Needless to say, he had to offer her marriage because of the Guillot ...more
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Diana Lloyd, mother of gingers, first of her name, is a stay-at-home wife, a hockey mom, and writer of stories with kissing in them. Diana defends her writing time like a rabid goalie while simultaneously volunteering for things she doesn’t really have time for. Diana is a member of Hearts Through History chapter of Romance Writers of America and was a 2017 RWA Golden Heart Finalist. Her Regency r ...more