Ana María and the Fox (The Luna Sisters, #1) by Liana De la Rosa

Ana María and the Fox (The Luna Sisters, #1) by Liana De la Rosa

Title:  Ana María and the Fox
Series:  The Luna Sisters, #1
Author: Liana De la Rosa
Publisher:  Berkley 
Genre:  Historical Fiction, Romance
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  352
Date of US Publication: 4 April, 2023
My Rating:  4 Stars

My Thoughts 

That gorgeous cover and synopsis and I was ready for this!

We first meet Ana María, the eldest of the three Luna - Valdes sisters, when she and her sisters have been sent to London from their home in Mexico during war. She and her sisters have never been close, due to their manipulative and controlling father. I loved how Ms. De la Rosa brought the sisters closer together over the course of this novel.

Let us not forget to mention Mr. Gideon “not a gentleman in the bedroom” Fox. Fox is serious, often described as dour, and has made his work for the government his only life. When he first catches sight of Ana, he is bowled over and, despite his massive trepidation, always enjoys meeting her at social events. Slooooow burn ensues. 

This goes on for much of the novel. However, the story itself is enjoyable; you’re reading this for more than the romance as it’s only in the final quarter that Fox and Ana get together, after which point the words ‘my wife’, ‘his wife’ and ‘his bride’ are often read.

There was at least one sex scene that I found a little awkward, but that’s me. 

As the first of the series, there’s a lot of set up for the next titles, so in some ways it’s like the first pancake - it’s good and you know that the next ones will be even better. 

I loved the growing closeness of the three sisters into true friends. I loved the feminist sensibilities of many of the characters. I loved reading about some things in history that I was not previously familiar with. I loved the secondary characters here and look forward to reading more of them in the next books of this highly enjoyable new historical fiction series. 

All in all, I found this a strong series start and I am definitely looking forward to the next two books! 

Thank you to Berkley and NetGalley for the DRC!

Novel Excerpt - Google Docs


A forbidden love between a Mexican heiress and a shrewd British politician makes for a tantalizing Victorian season.
Ana María Luna Valdés has strived to be the perfect daughter, the perfect niece, and the perfect representative of the powerful Luna family. So when Ana María is secretly sent to London with her sisters to seek refuge from the French occupation of Mexico, she experiences her first taste of freedom far from the judgmental eyes of her domineering father. If only she could ignore the piercing looks she receives across ballroom floors from the austere Mr. Fox.
Gideon Fox elevated himself from the London gutters by chasing his burning desire for more: more opportunities, more choices. For everyone. Now, as a member of Parliament, Gideon is on the cusp of securing the votes he needs to put forth a measure to abolish the Atlantic slave trade once and for all—a cause that is close to his heart as the grandson of a formerly enslaved woman. The charmingly vexing Ana María is a distraction he must ignore.
But when Ana María finds herself in the crosshairs of a nefarious nobleman with his own political agenda, Gideon knows he must offer his hand as protection . . . but will this Mexican heiress win his heart as well?


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