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Heart in Hiding


The Six Pearls of Baron Ridlington Book 6

by Sahara Kelly

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Publication Date: September 20, 2018

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“Attend me, sir. You are safe now. Warm and dry. You must rest, but not let go. Do you hear me? I shall not let you drift away from me…” Even as she spoke the words, she felt something unusual…a tremor passed from his skin to her palm. 
And in that moment, she knew.
He was the one.
Hecate Ridlington, Doireann Vale, late August 1816

The last Ridlington sibling is ready to strike out on her own. With her trusty companions Dal and Beelzebub, she finds herself called to a small estate not too far from her brother Richard’s, in Devon. It takes some repair work, but when done, she’s content to settle down to a quiet life and avoid the terrible weather beating across the country.
Until she takes a walk near the forest and hears a faint cry for help…
The man she rescues turns out to have more connections to Hecate than she could imagine, and together they embark on a voyage of discovery into his memories and her past. Given her strange talents and unfortunate history, she’s hesitant to risk her heart, but sometimes there is no choice. She will have to make a decision that might require the ultimate sacrifice – but where love has bloomed, miraculous things can happen. Hecate’s heart has been in hiding for far too long… 

*This is a stand-alone novel, but does include characters from the first five books in the series. Your reading experience might be enriched by a knowledge of those folks.

This Series:

  • The Landlocked Baron
  • St. Simon’s Sin
  • Word of a Lady
  • The Mistress Wager
  • Blackmail and the Bride
  • Heart in Hiding
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Letter From a Rake


The Duke of Strathmore, Book #1

by Sasha Cottman

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Millie Ashton thinks London society is full of empty headed, arrogant fools, but when she meets Alex Radley she falls desperately in love with him. Fearing humiliation and rejection, she decides the only sensible
thing to do is take her pride and go home to India. Men like Alex do not fall for girls like her, whereas every girl loses her heart to
Alexander the Great.
Alex Radley, Marquess of Brooke rules the ton like a god, but even gods are known to fall for mere mortals. With his wealth and title, wooing Millie should be an easy task. But when his passionate love letter to her goes astray, Alex’s life becomes more than a little complicated.
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Scottish Devil by Tammy Andresen

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Scottish Devil (Brethren of Stone Book 1)Scottish Devil by Tammy Andresen

Barbara’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: Brethren of the Stone #1
Publication Date: 8/30/18

The series premise is: After the death of their parents, six siblings unite around their eldest brother, Stone. They consider blood a binding oath and vow to protect one another. They all must face their own demons as they find love and their places in the world. I’m enjoyed meeting the brothers and sisters and learning more about them – but – I’m sorry that I read book .5 (Taming a Lady WolfeNOTE:  the title has changed since we published our review) first. That book may be the actual first book in the series, but it is the last book timewise, so while I’m ‘meeting’ them for the first time in this book, I already know their fates. The book is well plotted and well…

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A Brand New Trilogy

by Cheryl Holt

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Cheryl delivers another rousing, fast-paced, and fun trilogy.

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Josephine Bates only ever wanted to marry and have a home of her own. At age eighteen, when a handsome suitor swept her off her feet, she believed all her dreams were about to come true. But he was actually a cad who stole her dowry and jilted her at the altar. Since then, she’s been wary of men and their motives. She’s accepted the notion that she’ll never escape her dreary, quiet existence, and she’ll most likely live out her days as a spinster…

Peyton Prescott is a ship’s captain in the Royal Navy. He’s a man of action and adventure, and his years have been filled with danger and excitement. But his brother has died, so he’s inherited a title and earldom he never sought or wanted. He’s afraid his new position will force him to abandon the thrilling life he loves, and he’s loafing in England, feeling landlocked and desperate to return to the sea. He’d give anything for a diversion, and when pretty, lonely Josephine crosses his path, he’s fascinated and can’t resist…

But Peyton isn’t looking for a bride, and Josephine could never be interested in a handsome, dashing scoundrel. Yet as friendship blossoms and passion flares, can love be far behind?

Jilted By a Scoundrel


Jilted Brides Trilogy Book 2

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CHERYL HOLT continues to delight readers with the thrilling, dramatic second novel in her Jilted Brides trilogy…

Winifred Watson grew up as the only daughter of a decorated war hero. When he died suddenly, she was shocked to learn that he was bankrupt and she lost everything to pay his final debts. She’d hoped to wed her fiancé—a steady, handsome man who would have guided her through the tumult of her father’s death. But when her penury was revealed, her fickle betrothed jilted her at the altar. His treacherous conduct pitched her into a downward spiral that she can’t seem to halt…

John Dunn escaped his dreary home by joining the army when he was sixteen. He loved his years as a soldier and planned to dedicate the remainder of his life to King and country. But he was swept into a scandal and drummed out of the service. He’s returned to his family’s isolated, dreary castle on the Cornwall coast, but it’s the one spot on the globe he vowed to never visit again. He’s bitter, raging, and eager for a diversion from his pathetic situation…

When Winifred arrives, demanding shelter and assistance, John isn’t inclined to provide any help. But she’s pretty, intriguing, and in desperate need of a knight in shining armor. How can he resist?

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Publication Date: September 20, 2018; 1st edition

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CHERYL HOLT delivers the delightful, emotional, and stunning conclusion to her Jilted Brides trilogy…

Amelia Boyle has always viewed herself as an extremely modest and moral woman. But after suffering a string of personal catastrophes, she went a bit wild and made several reckless decisions. Her spurt of excess culminated in her becoming engaged to a man she barely knew. When he promptly jilted her at the altar, the cruel act yanked her to her senses. She’s been forced to admit she has frivolous tendencies, and she vows to never let them flare again.

James Hastings loves his life in the army, and he doesn’t plan to ever retire. He’s a confirmed bachelor who spends his days around active, tough men who are proud to serve King and country. He’s not interested in marriage or settling down, and he has no time for women and no patience for flirtation.

But when Amelia stumbles into his dull, boring world, she turns it upside down, and it gradually dawns on him that he might not be able to live without her. Amelia has sworn off romance though and has other plans that don’t include binding herself to a handsome, dashing soldier. Can James convince her that he might be precisely who and what she needs to be happy?

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cheryl-holt-braceletCheryl Holt is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top 100” bestselling author of forty-eight novels.

She’s also a lawyer and mom, and at age 40, 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 an incredible knack for writing some of the world’s greatest love stories.

She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre, and her emotional, dramatic, and riveting stories of passion and illicit love have captivated fans around the world. She has won or been nominated for many national awards. 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.

Cheryl lives and writes in Hollywood, California.

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The Marquess and the Maiden

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Lords of Vice, Book #2

by Robyn DeHart

File Size: 1365 KB

Print Length: 210 pages

Publisher: Entangled, Scandalous

Publication Date: September 10, 2018

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English


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Harriet Wheatley is the mastermind behind the Ladies of Virtue’s quest to rehabilitate the gentlemen of the ton. So when it comes to selecting her own target, she knows who to choose: Oliver Weeks, Marquess of Davenport—the most extravagant wastrel in all of London.

Known for his opulent lifestyle, Oliver isn’t surprised by Harriet’s confrontation. It’s obvious Harriet longs for any way to take him down a notch. She says she’ll help him find a bride, but he knows it’s only because it gives her the excuse to chastise his indulgent ways.

Oliver has good reason for his flagrant overspending, but Harriet will hear nothing of it. So he has no choice but to teach the lady a lesson, even if it means risking his heart to the hard-headed and fiery woman.

My Thoughts:

Oliver once refused to take Harriett as his bride. Now he needs to marry and although he now wants her she doesn’t want him or does she?

When he asks her to help him find a bride his intentions are to make her that woman.

Helping him find a bride is never her intention. Taking the known wastrel down a notch is only a small part of her plans.

This is a well written and delightful romance.

I gave this read 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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  1. The Scoundrel and the Lady
  2. The Marquess and the Maiden

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New Release from Lorelei Moone Plus a Giveaway!

The Soldier and the Siren

A Wolf Shifter Fantasy Romance

by Lorelei Moone

Shifters of Black Isle, #2

Publication Date: September 20, 2018

Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Shifters, Novella, Standalone





He’s the enemy. Our union is forbidden. That’s why I have to have him.
Liliwen has all she could wish for, yet her sheltered life as Princess under the Seas leaves her unfulfilled. She goes rogue and travels to the enemy’s territory. When she sees him, she knows he’s a rare specimen. A soldier with many a battle scar. She ought to flee… but the challenge is on. Can she chisel through his defenses and seduce the enemy? Even though she risks losing her heart, or even her life, in the process?

She’s the enemy. I ought to capture the spy and throw her in the dungeon.
Teaq, as General of Black Isle’s armies, has always led a life of all work and no play. Being passed over as his younger brother took the throne left him disgruntled and bitter. All this changes when he finds a mermaid in the waters surrounding his territory. Something about her enchants and awakens feelings in him which he never thought he’d have. A ray of hope lighting up the darkness in his heart.

Their meeting makes them rethink their allegiances. The war that has raged between their people, seems nothing more than a pointless squabble with neither beginning nor end in sight. But in a world so dangerous and fragile, beauty rarely lasts. If discovered, their love would spell the end for both of them.

The Soldier and the Siren is the second installment in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant. One-click now and find out what all the fuss is about!


© Lorelei Moone; September, 2018

He should have caught her. Of course he should have.

Teaq knew he’d made a mistake, technically. But then why had it felt so right to let her go?

Their little encounter had stayed with him throughout the evening. After she’d left, he made his way back to the longship and sailed back to Black Mountain and the castle he called home. Even knowing that there was no chance she’d lingered around all these hours, he still caught himself scanning the waters for any sign of her.

What a magical being. Such beauty and grace. And yet such naivety.

She’d come to see the birds.

Teaq, just like the rest of his people, had lived with a constant threat of war all his life. The Sea Folk were a fierce enemy who could strike at any moment.

They considered the seas to be their domain. And of course, the Black Isles were surrounded by vast amounts of water, which the Sea Folk sought to dominate.

And then this young woman had come along, and told him she’d arrived on their shores just to see the birds.

Had she never seen birds before? He’d never seen a Mermaid before, so perhaps not. Perhaps they didn’t travel like their male counterparts did.

Perhaps she’d run off from her own people to go on a little expedition of her own.

She’d seemed enterprising enough, as well as surprisingly fearless for an unarmed intruder. When she’d reached for him and grazed his arm with her fingers, Teaq had wondered for a moment if that was it. If she was hiding some secret weapon or spell that would turn him to dust at her touch.

But actually, she’d just been curious. How laughable. Laughable and in equal measures adorable as well.

He never thought he’d think this way about one of the enemy, but this Mermaid had seemed completely innocent. As if there was no war. And their people hadn’t murdered each other over these rocks in the sea for generations now.

But the inconvenient truth was that they had. And what had occurred earlier on the shores of the Eastern Isle while nobody had been watching was an act of treason on both their parts.

Of course, nobody needed to know that.

Teaq was a man of few words usually. Keeping a secret, even one this big, would not be a problem for him. Hopefully she’d be equally discreet and her people wouldn’t be on the warpath as a result of their interaction.

As soon as the ship arrived at the Harbor of Black Mountain, Teaq left the crew to their own devices and headed straight for his chambers in the castle. He didn’t even see Broc to announce their arrival, or the report on the outcome of the hunt.

All of that stuff suddenly did not seem important anymore.

Teaq, despite his serious, almost cynical nature, was caught in the Mermaid’s spell.

He simply could not forget their meeting, however short.

It wasn’t just a passing infatuation either. He knew that he would carry these thoughts with him for the foreseeable future. There would be only one remedy: he had to see her again.

Would he, though?

Would she ever come back?

He himself didn’t have any reason to return to the Eastern Isle any time soon, and it wasn’t even very far for him. She had travelled all the way from the Deep, where the Sea Folk had made their home.

Unusually, he was feeling optimistic. Something told him that indeed, she would make the effort again. And as long as he made sure he returned to that same spot regularly, and kept any nosy onlookers at bay, they would meet again.


Lorelei Moone is an author of paranormal / fantasy romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family.



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Amae Waters is a mermaid blending in with humankind.

Her mission? Prepare the oceans for the return of her people.

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Amae Waters will never live up to her father’s expectations–she’s not a leader and she’s not a soldier. Rather than live with his disappointment, she’s left his realm and built a life for herself in Seattle, a mermaid blending in with humankind. Her mission? To prepare the oceans for the return of her people. But she’s not sure she’s cut out to accomplish that either.

A new predator has entered the waters of the Puget Sound, ravaging orcas and leaving their carcasses to wash ashore for humans to find. Whatever is killing them is beyond human understanding and Amae must find it before it irrevocably damages the complex balance of the ocean ecosystems.

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I tasted blood in the water.

Changing course with a flick of my tail, I swam against the fast-moving ocean current toward the source. There were no vibrations in the water to indicate the thrashing of a living thing in distress and the seas were quieter than usual. Not surprising, with this much blood carried on the currents. Predators would be drawn to it and prey would be wise to leave the area or hide.

Curious, I’d come to investigate, thinking one of the killer whale pods had taken a baleen whale. It wasn’t unheard of, though it didn’t happen often. A big kill like that would draw plenty of ocean denizens, and I hadn’t tasted whale in a long time. I wouldn’t kill one, not when I couldn’t finish consuming it myself and not when so many whale species were endangered, but I wouldn’t let it go to waste, either.

When I didn’t find anything in open water, I’d pulled myself up onto the rocky outcropping between islands and found it. The body. But it wasn’t a humpback or gray whale, not a mink or fin whale, either. It was an orca, a killer whale, and that didn’t make any kind of sense.

Before I could take a closer look, the sound of a powerful motor cut through the morning calls of seabirds. Harbor seals lifted their heads and looked around from where they lay on another rock outcropping. A lone Steller sea lion grunted and scratched his head with a huge hind flipper. He turned to stare at me and I met his gaze, unconcerned. He was a prime specimen of a bull, the largest I’d ever encountered, but he posed no threat to me.

The waves slapped against the rocks around my tail fin in a changed cadence. A boat was approaching, and with it, humans. They were probably whale watching, which meant every one of them would be on the lookout for wildlife. Most of them would have binoculars. I couldn’t let them see me in this form.

I dove back into the water, darting through forests of kelp and berating myself for lingering past dawn. There was too much light and I had to dive deep to be sure nothing on the surface caught sight of even a tail flick from me.

As far as humans were concerned, I didn’t exist. I was a myth, a fairy tale.

If they saw me, they might not even believe what they’d seen. In their dreams or after too many drinks, they might whisper, “Mermaid.”

And they’d be right.

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Publication Date: September 19, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I knew it was the end. I warned you.
Nobody believed me.

With danger lurking around every corner
And his enemies still watching,
It was bound to come crashing down.
My past came back with a vengeance
To haunt me.
To hurt me.
To end us.

But he wouldn’t let it.
It wasn’t up to him, though.
It was up to me.
All me.

I’m Aurora James and this is our ending.

Aurora James

by Jessica Ingro

Publication Date: September 23, 2015

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I did what I had to do to save her.
I sold my soul to survive.
I fell in love with the devil himself.
I’m Aurora James, and this is my story.


He is darkness and danger; I am his light.
He is cold and ruthless; I am his warmth.
He is a heartless pimp; I am his whore.
And this is our beginning.

About Jessica Ingro

Jessica is the author of the Love Square & Concierge series. She grew up in Central New York, where currently lives with her husband, daughter and two dogs. Her days are spent as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world.

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Untouchables MC, Book 3

by Joanna Blake

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I’m meant to be alone. I haven’t so much as looked at a woman in years. But one minute alone with her and I’m a wild man.

I’m a former marine who rules The Untouchables’ MC with an iron fist. I never lose control. But when I see Kelly at the wedding of one of our own, I can’t get my mind off her. I’m no good for a nice girl like her, but that’s not going to stop me from hunting her down.

When her brother gets in the way, I don’t ease up. Not until a killer starts targeting my crew. Our women too. That’s when I make the hardest call I’ve ever made in my life.

I leave Kelly alone to protect her.

It kills me to do it. She’s so close, but just out of reach.

So I watch and I wait. I keep her safe and chase off any men who dare to get close. Only now, the killer is growing more brazen. There’s no keeping her safe unless she’s in my bed, for good.

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Joanna Blake loves good old fashioned romance, men who open doors and work with their hands. Hot Blooded Heroes is a series of sizzling stories about True Blue American men and the women who love them.

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A Rogue’s Flower


A Smithfield Market Regency Romance, Book 1

by Rose Pearson

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Publication Date: June 30, 2018

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Elsbeth Blakely: An orphan who craves independence
Viscount Andrew Radford: A notorious rogue used to getting what he wants
A clash of wills – who will win?

The world always ignored Elsbeth Blakely, given that she was just another young orphan at the Smithfield House for Girls. She was never a part of the bustling world of London Smithfield Market, cooped up inside the great house with no freedom of her own.

However, life suddenly takes a turn for the worse when Elsbeth meets Viscount Andrew Radford. A notorious carousing rogue, Lord Radford sets his sights on Elsbeth to be his latest object of affection, expecting that she will simply fall into his arms as every other lady has.

But Elsbeth is determined to have her independence. Despite being forced into working at the Radford estate, Elsbeth stands up to the young viscount, finding him determined to get what he wants from her.
But, underneath it all, is Lord Radford really the scoundrel that he seems?

When news of Elsbeth’s real family comes to light, Elsbeth finds her whole world turned upside down, with only Lord Radford able to help. One thing is for certain, however, Elsbeth Blakely is not who she seems either.

Welcome to the world of the Smithfield Market in Regency Era London, a new standalone series by Rose Pearson.





Books I thru VIII

by Tamara Leigh


12th century England: Two men vie for the throne: King Stephen the usurper and young Duke Henry the rightful heir. Amid civil and private wars, alliances are forged, loyalties are betrayed, families are divided, and marriages are made.


The Unveiling, the first book in the Age of Faith series, introduced readers to the formidable Wulfrith family during Duke Henry’s battle for England’s throne in 1153. Now, four years later, Henry wears the crown, but the Wulfriths are no less defiant—and no more amenable to forging alliances through king-decreed marriage.


The Unveiling and The Yielding, the first two books in the Age of Faith series, introduced readers to the formidable Wulfrith family during Duke Henry’s battle for England’s throne and his succession. Now that Henry wears the crown, he is more determined than ever to bring the Wulfriths to heel.



THE UNVEILING, THE YIELDING, and THE REDEEMING introduced readers to the formidable Wulfrith family during Duke Henry’s battle for the English throne and his succession. THE KINDLING, the fourth book in the Age of Faith series, is the story of Sir Abel, the youngest and, perhaps, most dangerous of the Wulfrith brothers.


In The Unveiling, The Yielding, The Redeeming, and The Kindling, the lives of the formidable Wulfrith family unfold during Duke Henry’s battle for the English throne and his succession. The fifth book in the series, The Longing, belongs to the last Wulfrith brother, the enigmatic Sir Everard, and the much maligned Lady Susanna de Balliol.                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Answering her father’s summons to return home, Lady Beata Fauvel must evade capture by noblemen who seek to wed a great heiress. But when she falls into the hands of Queen Eleanor of England, she discovers her sovereign has plans of her own for the lady known France over as The Vestal Widow. Now Beata must not only escape the knight entrusted with ensuring she does not wed without permission, but survive a storm-tossed sea and revelation of a long-buried secret that could destroy her family. And what of a heart that wants what it cannot have? Will it only ever beat for the queen’s man?


Even if she must sell herself in marriage to the highest bidder, Lady Laura Middleton is determined to provide her daughter a home and protector. But when Queen Eleanor presents her cousin with four suitors, among them is one who believes Laura betrayed him ten years past. Despite her attempts to discourage his pursuit, he is determined to have her for the dowry needed to save his lands. Should he prevail, how is she to shield her daughter from the enemy who lurks within his walls? And what of her heart? If she reveals the truth of her betrayal, might he love her again?


Sir Elias De Morville is no ordinary man of the sword, possessing both the heart of a warrior and a troubadour. When he sets out to rescue a boy who may be his son, more than ever he must prove worthy of the Wulfrith dagger that ranks him among the greatest of knights. And more difficult it becomes when not only must he protect the enigmatic woman who aids him, but guard against attraction to one forbidden him—she whose deceit could bring his family to its knees.


The Duke of Desire


The 1797 Club, Book #9

by Jess Michaels

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Publication Date: September 18, 2018

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1797ClubThe 9th Book in the bestselling 1797 Club series from USA Today Bestseller Jess Michaels

Robert Smithton, Duke of Roseford is known for his lusty appetites and his cold, cold heart. Still thanks to his title and his fortune, everyone wants him and he’s bored of it all. He wants something, but he cannot place what exactly that is. Until he meets Katherine, the Countess of Gainsworth.

Married for six months to an old man who died when they were making love, Katherine is just returning to Society. Although scandal follows her, so does interest, as the men of Society wonder about her prowess if it could kill a man. When Robert begins to pursue her, she is horrified. After all, she blames him for the circumstances that sent her into her loveless marriage in the first place.

When Katherine ignores him, Robert only pushes harder and ultimately she begins to wonder if revenge is a dish best served through desire. What she finds when she touches him at last is pleasure unlike any she’s ever known, and a connection she does not wish to feel. Now she must decide if she wants revenge or happiness and Robert must determine if love is worth fighting for.

My Thoughts:

I am going to miss this series with only one more book to come after this one. It has been seriously a long time since I found a series so compelling that I could hardly wait for the next book. Jess Michaels has totally entranced me with this one.

With a past between Robert and Katherine that our Duke does not recall and the animosity felt by Katherine toward Robert for that unfortunate time in her life, it would seem that our Hero and Heroine have either much or nothing to gain.

Katherine can not help but to hold Robert responsible for her marriage to a much older man whom she never loved. He was after all the reason her pious father forced her to marry a man who was even older than himself.
She has finally returned to society to find herself the subject of gossip and speculation.
Robert is immediately attracted to Katherine but his intentions are far from honorable….at least to begin with.

This second from final book in this wonderfully written series is not to be missed. Although they are much better read in the order in which they were released each book including this one can very well stand on it’s own.
I loved Robert the Rake’s story. If anyone could tame this misbegotten rake it is surely Katherine.

I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development. We had met Robert previously in other books in the series but our heroine is new to us.
The obvious attraction and heat between our couple ranks 4 of 5 flames. Katherine may not like the man to begin with but she most definitely desires him.

Length: Full-length novel

Heat Level: Seduction, scandal and lots of sin!

This book is part of a series (The 1797 Club),

but can be read as a standalone book.

  1. The Daring Duke
  2. Her Favorite Duke
  3. The Broken Duke
  4. The Silent Duke
  5. The Duke of Nothing
  6. The Undercover Duke
  7. The Duke of Hearts
  8. The Duke Who Lied
  9. The Duke of Desire
  10. The Last Duke  (Coming November 13, 2018)


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Review : Christmas Revels V : Four Regency Novella’s by Hannah Meredith, Anna D Allen, Louisa Cornell & Kate Parker

Christmas is only three months away and I can hardly wait to read these Christmas tales.

Chicks,Rogues and Scandals

Christmas with the Regency Lords and Ladies is Always Unexpected—So Let the Revels Begin

Mr. Hunt’s Christmas Caller – After his anticipated betrothal falls apart, Matthias Hunt wants nothing to do with Christmas festivities. Yet, when quiet, demure Constance Blackwell unexpectedly gives him a piece of her mind, he wonders why he never considered her. Delivering gifts for her aunt, Constance dreads facing Mr. Hunt in the wake of her hasty words. After years of secretly loving her neighbor, she can hardly expect a Christmas miracle… until the weather changes.

The Christmas Gamble – In exchange for her guardian’s gambling debts, Lizzie Hancock is pledged to marry the Earl of Stonebrook, a man she’s never met. When she arrives for the Christmas wedding, the bridegroom is missing, the servants are secretive, and a prodigal brother has returned. Could Lizzie gain everything she desires—if she’s willing to gamble on love?


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ARC Review: Mrs. Brodie’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies by Shana Galen and Theresa Romain

I can’t believe I missed this Shana Galen book.

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Mrs. Brodie’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies by Shana Galen and Theresa Romain


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Mrs. Brodie’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies appears exclusive and respectable, a place for daughters of the gentry to glean the accomplishments that will win them suitable husbands.

But the academy is not what it seems. It’s more.

Alongside every lesson in French or dancing or mathematics, the students learn the skills they’ll need to survive in a man’s world. They forge; they fight; they change their accents to blend into a world apart. And the staff…

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Two For Tuesday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

His Golden Ring


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Hell’s Belle


by Annabelle Anders

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Print Length: 328 pages

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Publication Date: September 17, 2018

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My New Release Review of this book!


56010885There comes a time in a lady’s life when she needs to take matters into her own hands…

A Scheming Minx

Emily Goodnight, a curiously smart bluestocking – who cannot see a thing without her blasted spectacles – is raising the art of meddling to new heights. Why leave her future in the hands of fate when she’s perfectly capable of managing it herself?

An Apathetic Rake

The Earl of Blakely, London’s most unattainable bachelor, finds Miss Goodnight’s schemes nearly as intriguing as the curves hidden beneath her frumpy gowns. Secure in his independence, he’s focussed on one thing only: evading this father’s manipulating ways. In doing so, ironically, he fails to evade the mischief of Emily’s managing ploys.

Hell’s Bell Indeed

What with all the cheating at parlor games, trysts in dark closets, and nighttime flights to Gretna Green, complications arise. Because fate has limits. And when it comes to love and the secrets of the past, there’s only so much twisting one English Miss can get away with…

My Thoughts:

I have read this entire series and in my opinion this is the best of the three books.
It is totally absorbing and leaves you both laughing and crying.

Our heroine has a mother who is determined to marry her off or send her to live with an aunt. This just won’t do.

Our hero has an equally manipulative father. In trying to evade his father’s schemes he falls right into the trap that is Emily.

I loved this book. I didn’t think this series could get any better but it did. 
This book is one for my keeper shelf.

Each book can easily be read as a standalone title.

I gave it 4.9 of 5.0 stars for storyline, plot and character development.
This is a sexy and angsty tale that is not to be missed.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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His Golden Ring

His Golden Ring

2016 HOLT Medallion Winner

Best Historical

Brazen Brides, Book #2

by Cheryl Bolen

File Size: 2086 KB

Print Length: 354 pages

Publisher: Harper & Appleton

Publication Date: December 15, 2015

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Lady Fiona Hollingsworth has never done a brazen thing in her life. Desperate to obtain a huge ransom to save her brother from bandits, the lovely lady boldly offers herself to the richest man in the kingdom. In exchange for the money, she will marry a man not of the Ton. He may not be of her circle and she may have only met him once, but she’s unable to dispel the handsome Cit from her thoughts.

Nicholas Birmingham, the pillar the London Stock Exchange, is accustomed to having women fall at his feet, but the beautiful Lady Fiona Hollingsworth? He flatly turns her down. He’s always vowed to marry for love, and he’s clearly aware that Lady Fiona is not in love with him. But once she’s out of his reach and he knows she’ll offer herself to another, he relents. He goes to her, apologizes, and asks for her hand–and her compliant body–in his marriage bed.

Neither of them are prepared for the passion that ignites between them, nor is either prepared to admit their powerful love.

Holt Medallion Winner

“Not just a warm, toasty holiday tale, this novel is an emotionally touching romance.” 4 Stars – Romantic Times

“This has got to be the most PERFECT Regency Romance that I have read this year.” 5 STARS – Huntress Reviews
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Re-Cap of My December 2017 Review of

The Lord Meets His Lady

The Lord Meets His Lady

Midnight Meetings, Book #3

by Gina Conkle

File Size: 2107 KB

Print Length: 450 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492651907

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

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The-Lord-Meets-His-Lady-for-website2Lord Marcus Bowles has stained his family’s reputation for the last time. Only after spending a scandal-free year restoring some far-flung property can this second son return in good graces. But Marcus isn’t one to abandon a lone damsel on a dark country lane.

One stolen kiss and Genevieve Turner’s handsome midnight savior disappears. Typical. No matter, Gen is finally on the way to her new post, and hopefully to finding her grandmother as well. Instead she finds her mischievous hero is her new employer. Surely a few more kisses won’t hurt…

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My Thoughts:

Reviewed at Amazon, December 5th, 2017

This is the third book in this series of adult retellings of fairy tales.
I own the first two books but had not read them prior to reading this book.
It really doesn’t matter which order you read them in because each one can be read as a standalone title.

Lord Marcus has a habit of causing his family to be knee deep in scandal, but this time is the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back.
He has been banished to a family property in the middle of nowhere. There he is supposed to spend the next year restoring this rundown property. Only then will this second son be able to return to London. When he sees a woman in a red cape in desperate straits he can’t leave her to her own devices.

Genevieve Turner is on the run from a man who tricked her into signing an indentured servant agreement that she had no way of understanding. She after all couldn’t read well enough to understand what she had signed until it was too late.

This adult tale loosely based on red riding hood is a delightful read. I did run into parts of the story where it bogged down, but the pace picked back up quickly enough so that I wasn’t tempted to jump ahead or skim through.

I gave this title a solid 4.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy is hot and not to be missed.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publicist to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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