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The Legend of the Earl

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Heirs of High Society

A Regency Romance Book

by Eleanor Meyers

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Print Length: 383 pages

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Publisher: ShermanBrooks Publishers; 1st edition

Publication Date: February 19, 2018

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Publisher’s Description:

Alexandra Smith always knew her place in life.

As a forgotten child who’d grown up in one of London’s better orphanages, Alex knew exactly what the future held for her:
Hard work and the company of friends who’d become her only family.

When London discovers that she’s the daughter of peer, the scandal has the power to change:
1- not only her future
2- but the fabric of Society itself.

Justin Padmore holds a darkness.

This had kept him chained to the shadows for years.
When he hears of the latest scandal, he knows he has an opportunity to step out into the light.

He’s ready to return to Society’s good graces and what better way to do so than to offer his charitable assistance to Alex?

But unearthing the mystery of Alexandra’s birth seems to unleash its own dangers…
Will they survive?
Or will Alex once again find herself right back where she began?

My Thoughts:

This is a well written regency romance. I enjoyed the read and couldn’t put it down once I got started.

Alexandra was born on the wrong side of the blanket. When society discovers that she is the illegitimate daughter of a peer of the realm suddenly her life is in danger.

Who wants her dead and why?

Justin Padmore holds a dark secret of his own. He lived his childhood as an abused child. His mother despised the fact that he was male and a product of rape. She tried to kill her own child numerous times. How ironic that her own death was caused by the fact that she wouldn’t let him touch her or his sisters.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.0 of 5.0 flames. This is a sweet romance with lack of any real intimacy.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

Eleanor Meyers is a hopeless romantic who believes that one should breathe and live on love. She is especially intrigued by the love tales of the Regency era due to the juxtaposition of tradition and love in a very stylistic fashion.

At a young age, she is inspired by the works of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer. There is a strong romantic appeal about that era and it is Eleanor’s desire that readers will take time to come away with her through her writings and immerse oneself in that time when love was so pure and intense.

In Eleanor’s writings, there is a pragmatic display of human’s imperfections; hence characters who may be flawed in certain ways. In the midst of dealing with one’s imperfections, a couple found love, found hope in each other and in God.

Eleanor incorporated messages of redemption, forgiveness and sometimes inner deliverances from the bondages that so held a character for so long. It is her belief that no matter how seemingly hopeless one’s situation might be, there will always be hope. They key is to wait and to believe and to hold on.

So come away with her and be enthralled in the beautiful Regency era!



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A Love Story For All Seasons

by Laurie Lewis

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Print Length: 218 pages

Publisher: Willowsport Press

Publication Date: November 26, 2017

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Matthew Grayken is young, successful, and dying, which is why he’s about to propose to a total stranger. He isn’t interested in love. He needs a caregiver, a companion, and someone to be his legal voice when he can no longer speak for himself.

Lonely, compassionate nurse Mikaela Compton is intrigued by Matt Grayken’s tender request, but when their friendly marriage turns into love, she rejects the inevitability of Matt’s death and prays for a miracle instead.

Mikaela succeeds in reigniting Matt’s will to fight, but his body is losing the battle and he is suffering. She recognizes that her urgent need to save Matt has caused her to betray the fundamental promise she made him–to help him die peaceably.

Matt needs a miracle, and Mikaela believes one is attainable, but she will need to leave him at the hour of his greatest need. She’s about to learn that while love sometimes draws you close, it sometimes requires you to go out on a limb.



Once Upon a Rake

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by Samantha Holt

Paperback: 222 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

January 12, 2015

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1506159605

ISBN-13: 978-1506159607

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Print Length: 224 pages

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Publication Date: November 22, 2014

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Once upon a time, Little Ellie Browning swiftly discovered happily ever afters did not exist and rakes were simply rakes. When the man she had adored for years kissed her and left her heartbroken and she was forced to marry an elderly earl to save her reputation, she resolved to put any dreams of fairy tales aside.

Seven years later, the now widowed Eleanor, Countess of Hawthorne, has returned to England after years of travelling and is now part-owner of a cotton mill left to her by her late husband.

But the owner of the mill, and the very same handsome rake who hurt her years earlier, has no desire to let a woman interfere with his business, let alone little Ellie Browning–no matter how fascinating he finds her since her transformation from coltish scarecrow to almost graceful countess.

Lucian is still recovering from the after-effects of one of his mills succumbing to fire, and now he’s fighting to save the other in a tough economic climate. He doesn’t need this new distraction, especially when, after a series of accidents, it becomes clear someone wishes the mill to close and he has to find the culprit–fast.

With things heating up between Ellie and Lucian, it’s apparent that not only is the mill in peril–they are both at risk of getting burned…



Stealing a Lady’s Heart

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A Regency Fairy Tale

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by Tammy Andresen

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Locksmith by trade, Graham Fairfield needs a miracle to save his father’s barony. Instead, disaster comes calling in the form of Lady Charlotte Beaumont, cousin to the prince regent. Fleeing the dastardly attentions of a Scottish lord, Charlotte finds a safe haven with the tradesmen in the crumbling old manor and she breathes new life into their lives. It is almost as though fate has brought her to their door. When danger catches up with her and steals her away, it will be up to Graham and his clever brothers to rescue her. Will he be too late to save the lady and the love blooming between them?

 



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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Devil in Tartan

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The Highland Grooms

Series: Highland Grooms, Book 4

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Genre: Historical Romance

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

ISBN:978-1335629401

File Size: 3071 KB

Print Length: 384 pages

Publisher: HQN Books (March 1, 2018)

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.

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Peril and passion on enemy seas…

Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival’s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command.

Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control—of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He’ll lose her forever, unless he’s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable…

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read in this series. Since it is book #4 I wonder about the other three books in the series and if I should have read them before delving into this one. I wasn’t exactly lost but maybe a glimpse of the characters would have been provided in the other ones.

To me the most enjoyable character really had nothing to do with the meat of the story. Drustan is so childlike that you have to love him.

From other reviewers I know that Aulay has been a character in other books in this series, so if you have read them you at least had a glimpse of him and knew something of his character. But since I have not read any of these books before this one he was a mystery to me and I didn’t see enough of his character development in this book to really know him.

I’m sorry to say you probably shouldn’t read this book as a standalone. I did enjoy much of this tale though. With all the high jinks and mayhem on the sea and in port it does hold one’s interest. Lottie seems to be another mystery. Why does she hold herself accountable for what happens and how everything plays out?

I gave this book 4.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. The lack of character development in this book in general is what brought my rating down. It appears these characters were already developed in the previous novels in this series.

I gave this book a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. The intimacy in this book is about the only hint of romance.

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

This Series:

  1. Wild Wicked Scot
  2. Sinful Scottish Laird
  3. Hard-Hearted Highlander
  4. Devil in Tartan
  5. Tempting The Laird (Coming June 26, 2018)

About The Author:

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of more than MG_8252a8x10-Lthirty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular  Cabot Sisters historical series, including The Trouble with Honor, The Devil Takes a Bride, and The Scoundrel and the Debutante. She is also the author of several contemporary romances, including Homecoming Ranch, Return to Homecoming Ranch and The Perfect Homecoming.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a six-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction.

She lives in Austin, Texas.

Visit Julia on the web:

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The Blood Rose Series Box Set

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by Caris Roane

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Publication Date: August 5, 2015

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New York Times bestselling author Caris Roane presents BLOOD ROSE BOX SET: BOOKS 1-2-3, a set that combines the first three books of the Blood Rose Series. Each book is a standalone with no cliffhangers.

Darkly sensual Mastyr Vampires battle an ancient foe while beautiful human, fae and shifter women are caught unwillingly by the Blood Rose phenomenon. Can love invade their lives while a nightmare rages?

Book 1 – EMBRACE THE DARK: Buy Individually for $2.99
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Enter a world of blood-starved mastyr vampires and the rare women who can satisfy their deepest needs… Gerrod, mastyr vampire of Merhaine Realm, never thought to have his blood-needs satisfied by a mere human. But Abigail is no ordinary woman. She stuns him with her telepathy as well as the richness of her blood. However, her human DNA makes her an unacceptable mate. Yet how can Gerrod turn her away when she alone has satisfied his blood-starvation for the first time in a hundred-and-fifty-years?


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When a blood rose enters Mastyr Ethan’s world, will he succumb to his wildest needs or lose her forever to an enemy intent on possessing her at all costs? Ethan, mastyr vampire of Bergisson Realm, never thought to find his blood rose, the one woman who could ease the blood-starvation he’s endured for decades. But Samantha carries a surprising level of power as her newly discovered fae heritage emerges. As desire rises, and Ethan finds himself drawn into the web of his driving, relentless need for Samantha, will he be able to embrace his blood rose or will his guilt over the past prevent him from living life to the fullest?


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Mastyr Quinlan pursues the artist, Batya, with only one thing in mind, yet discovers that his desire for her is just the beginning of an earth-shattering affair… Quinlan must keep Grochaire Realm safe from the enemy at all costs. As ruler of his realm, a woman has no permanent place in his day-to-day existence. But when his lust takes him to Batya’s bedroom, he soon discovers he’s deep into a powerful experience that threatens to blow his life apart. And as an ancient fae attacks Batya’s gallery, he launches into protector mode and quickly finds himself embroiled — body, soul, and fangs — with a woman he’d only meant to bed a couple of times.

The Blood Rose Series has passionate, hot, paranormal romances, featuring vampires, werewolves and fae set in the world of the Blood Rose.

Caris Roane is the author of eighty-one published works, thirty-one of which are paranormal romances featuring tortured warrior vampires in desperate need of worthy women.



Recently Released Boxed Set

Arch Through Time Box Set #1

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Scottish Time Travel Romances

by Katy Baker

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Print Length: 565 pages

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Discover adventure, danger, love and passion in sixteenth-century Scotland in these three enthralling time-travel romances.
The first three full-length instalments of the Arch Through Time Series featuring sexy highland warriors and the feisty women who capture their hearts.

How far would you go for true love?


Dreams of a Highlander (Book 1)

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Darcy Greenway has no time for love. As a dedicated veterinarian her career and her patients come first. But since the death of her parents she’s been running, searching. She just doesn’t know what for.

On a much-needed vacation to Scotland she walks under a natural archway on the shore of a loch and finds herself catapulted into the sixteenth century…and right into the middle of a clan war.

Stranded in a world of danger and passion, Darcy finds herself drawn to Quinn MacFarlane, the brave Scottish warrior who swears to protect her. But Quinn has secrets of his own. Haunted by his failure to save his brother, his vow might be the very thing that keeps them apart. Because he’ll protect her from everyone – even himself.

With enemies closing in, Darcy must make a choice. Should she return home or should she risk her heart on her dream of a Highlander?


Touch of a Highlander (Book 2)

511j19xrodL__SY346_Gretchen Matthews is a woman on a mission. Haunted by the disappearance of her friend, Gretchen is determined to discover the truth. So when a strange old woman gives her a cryptic clue to her friend’s whereabouts, Gretchen packs her bags and heads to Scotland.

But things aren’t as simple as she’d hoped. When she steps through a stone archway on a wind-swept hillside she realizes that to find her friend she must travel not only thousands of miles but hundreds of years into the past – and avert a clan war in the process.

Lost in a world of passion and peril, Gretchen is rescued by Ewan Murray, a brave Scottish warrior. He just might hold the key to everything: finding her friend, averting a war – and unlocking Gretchen’s heart.

But Ewan Murray has demons of his own. Returning to his clan after years of exile, he is eager to build a new life for himself. But with enemies all around, Ewan isn’t sure who to trust – including Gretchen. Does the dark-haired beauty hold the key to his future? Or the destruction of his clan?

And can they figure it out in time to avert a war that will destroy all they hold dear?


Echoes of a Highlander (Book 3)

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But she soon learns to be careful what she wishes for. When she falls through a stone archway in a ruined Scottish castle she finds herself thrown back in time five hundred years —and right into the path of Andrew Harris, a brooding highland laird.

Adrift in a world of intrigue and danger, Lucy finds herself drawn to the enigmatic warrior. He just might hold the answers she seeks: to solving a riddle, saving a life— and healing Lucy’s heart.

But Andrew Harris is broken. Plagued by guilt following the death of his family, he struggles to trust anyone. Lucy Jennings might just change that—if he dares to take the risk.

Can Lucy and Andrew heal each other? And will they realize what they truly desire before it’s too late?

Buy this time-travel highlander romance boxed set collection for spell-binding adventures you won’t want to put down!



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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

A Dream of Redemption

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A Disgraced Lords Novel

The Disgraced Lords Book 8

by Bronwen Evans

File Size: 1690 KB

Print Length: 219 pages

Publisher: Loveswept

Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Sold by: Random House LLC

Language: English

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A forbidden love and a chilling mystery tease the senses in this sensuous historical romance from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Love to Remember.

Bookish and independent Lady Helen Hawkestone is expected to marry well. But, having grown up with warring parents, the institution holds little appeal. The trick, she realizes, is to marry for love—a task that’s easier said than done. Only while Helen is raising funds for her do-gooder sister’s orphanage does she meet a man who arouses her curiosity. Lowborn and yet so dignified that Helen can’t help but try to elicit a response, Clary Homeward is an enigma—a heart-stopping, body-stirring, forget-her-social-upbringing enigma.

A single offense against a noblewoman such as Lady Helen would ruin a man like Clary. Her sister, Marisa, rescued him from hellish poverty and employs him with her charity work. Try as he might to push her away, Helen tempts him to want things he could never have. But when girls from the orphanage start disappearing, destined for a grim fate Clary knows all too well, Helen insists on helping. And soon Clary wonders whether something more were not just possible but inevitable—even right.

My Thoughts:

Bronwen Evans has written another winner in this series.
This is book #8 in the Disgraced Lords series.
I have read several of them and they become more enjoyable with each addition.
I look forward to each new book.

Clary is so far below Helen in birth it seems inconceivable that they would be attracted to each other, but that is what has happened. Clary may be attracted to Helen but he must push her away because Helen’s mutual attraction to him could be his ruin.

When girls start disappearing from the orphanage Clary is helping with Helen wants to help. This isn’t a place for a lady like Helen. Clary can’t let her continue to be involved.

How will these mysterious disappearances of young girls end and will it throw Clary and Helen together?

I gave this mixture of love and mystery 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. Our hero and heroine have a palpable attraction.

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

This Series:

  1. A Kiss of Lies
  2. A Promise of More
  3. A Touch of Passion
  4. A Whisper of Desire
  5. A Taste of Seduction
  6. A Night of Forever
  7. A Love to Remember
  8. A Dream of Redemption

 

About The Author:

bronwen-evansUSA Today Bestselling author, Bronwen Evans (Bron), loves story-telling – gobbling up movies, reading books and attending the theater. Her head is always filled with characters and stories, particularly lovers in angst. Is it any wonder she’s a proud romance writer.Bronwen attended Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand earning a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Administration, majoring in Marketing and Accounting. She was all set on building herself a business career (which she did along the way).

But life never turns out exactly as one thinks. After working for a few years in marketing roles within New Zealand financial institutions, she left for a 6 month overseas experience in London, England. She loved England. She spent several years living in London, using it as a base to be able to work and travel from. She visited all four corners of the world. Her most interesting trips were a camel safari in the Sahara, a trip through Russia, a safari through Africa with her mother, and three months in the Mediterranean.

It was while living and working in London she discovered the offices of Mills & Boon and the germ of an idea to embark on a romance writing career was born.

Almost eight years later, on her return to New Zealand, encouraged by a close friend battling a life-threatening illness, Bronwen finally started down the path to publication by joining RWA, The Beau Monde, RWAustralia, and RWNZ.

Bronwen’s first manuscript, INVITATION TO RUIN, was completed late 2009, and was sold to Kensington Publishing early 2010, in a two book deal. Her debut novel, INVITATION TO RUIN, received a 4.5 star rating from RT Book Reviews and was nominated in the RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards – Best First Historical. Invitation to Ruin  also won the RomCon Readers Crown Best Historical 2012.

Bron’s since gone on to win the RomCon Readers Crown three times. Her first book in her Disgraced Lords series hit the USA Today bestsellers list and she has hit it several times since.

She lives in New Zealand in sunny Hawkes Bay with her two Cavoodles named Brandy and Duke.



The Highland Secret Agent

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A Medieval Scottish Romance Story

by Emilia Ferguson

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Print Length: 463 pages

Publisher: MountainSky House Publishing Co.

Publication Date: February 16, 2018

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A quick-witted, funny Highland lass…a clever Englishman with a dangerous secret…and a cold-blooded assassin hoping to end their romance before it even begins.

A Handsome Man With a Terrible Secret…

A man used to hiding things and sneaking around, Captain Henry Quinn may just be in over his head this time. He’s on the run, hiding from a deadly assassin, and the most unexpected thing imaginable happens: he falls in love. He is now faced with an impossible decision: He can tell her everything and risk her life along with his, or he can leave her behind like she never existed…knowing that his heart will be forever shattered.

A Noblewoman Promised to Another…

Beautiful Amice MacConnoway is no stranger to dangerous turns of events, and her family seems predisposed to crazy romantic stories. So when she meets the handsome stranger, she is not shocked to discover her heart is immediately drawn to him. However, knowing that she’s promised to a dull man she’s known her whole life is a big problem, and she can’t imagine announcing to her family that she’s broken their arrangement for marriage to a foreigner.

Now They’re on the Run…Together!

Henry is used to life on the run, but when the inn they’re both visiting burns, he quickly finds himself running for his life with a beautiful woman by his side. To be caught would be death for them both, but to stay hidden could mean the death of another nature: her reputation would be in tatters. It would mean the end of romance for the Highland beauty, and if he can’t have her, he would wish nothing but happiness and love for her future.

Now the spy has some terrible options before him, and either could mean disaster for their future. Risk it all for the sake of love? Or throw it away and live to see another day?

Should the headstrong lass allow her feelings for the handsome foreigner to cloud her judgment, and does he truly love her enough to risk separation from her family for their happiness and possible death if she’s captured with him?



From the Highland Mist

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by Amy Jarecki

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Publication Date: January 4, 2018

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Four sweeping Scottish historical romances from bestselling author Amy Jarecki:

The Fearless Highlander

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Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William’s hell. Aye, this braw warrior has endured horrors that should have seen him dead, though now it appears it’s the bloody flux that will send him to Satan’s fire.

Optimistic, competent, and captivating, Charlotte Hill takes pity on the fevered prisoner sprawled atop a cot in the fort’s surgery. When finally the Highlander opens his eyes, he seizes her heart with a pained stare. Truly, this is no commoner—but in 1692, a warrior loyal to the Jacobite cause and the daughter of a government colonel may as well be worlds apart.

After his escape, Hugh snatches his chance to woo the lass, until disaster strikes. While war and lust for vengeance force Charlotte further from Hugh’s arms, the couple’s romance seems aimlessly adrift on the open sea. Before they sail too far apart, can the tender love of an English lady coax a determined Highlander from his path of revenge?


Knight in Highland Armor

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Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son whilst penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love—the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.

Feisty, quick tongued and smart, Margaret Robinson is delighted when her father receives a messenger from the king…until she discovers what news he brings. In a sennight, she will wed the notorious Black Knight—her life is about to end.

Tension builds during the wedding and deteriorates from there…until an accident draws them together. Just when their love begins to blossom, a dire request arrives from the Pope. Colin must join the Crusades at once.

Their fragile love is forced to withstand the seductions of hell—Margaret tempted by a scoundrel laird—Colin courted by Satan himself. Aye, the war for Christendom could very well ruin their dreams forever.


Rise of a Legend

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Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives—the weapon that murdered her husband—morph into great swords and dirks.

Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman’s sword, she’s hurled into the midst of a bloody thirteenth century battle. Just when certain death is imminent, brutal arms surround the lass, dragging her deeper into unknown terror.

When Eva realizes she’s been hauled to the hideout of rebel William Wallace, a revelation dawns—she’s landed the story of a lifetime—*if* she can stay alive and find a way home to tell her tale.

What she doesn’t count on is her mounting chemistry with the greatest legend Scotland has ever known…or the absolute love swelling in her heart.


Captured by the Pirate Laird

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Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?



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MY FAIR PRINCESS

Publication1Improper Princesses Series, Book #1

by Vanessa Kelly

Series: The Improper Princesses (Book 1)

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Zebra (August 30, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1420141090

ISBN-13: 978-1420141092

File Size: 907 KB

Print Length: 352 pages

Publisher: Zebra (August 30, 2016)

Publication Date: August 30, 2016

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First, Vanessa Kelly brought readers The Renegade Royals. Now, in a delightfully witty new series, she introduces The Improper Princesses—three young women descended from royalty, each bound for her own thrilling adventure . . .

Despite being the illegitimate daughter of a prince, Gillian Dryden is happily ignorant of all social graces. After growing up wild in Italy, Gillian has been ordered home to England to find a suitable husband. And Charles Valentine Penley, the excessively proper, distractingly handsome Duke of Leverton, has agreed to help transform her from a willful tomboy to a blushing debutante.

Powerful and sophisticated, Charles can make or break reputations with a well-placed word. But his new protégée, with her habit of hunting bandits and punching earls, is a walking scandal. The ton is aghast . . . but Charles is thoroughly intrigued. Tasked with taking the hoyden in hand, he longs to take her in his arms instead. Can such an outrageous attraction possibly lead to a fairytale ending?

Praise for Vanessa Kelly’s Renegade Royals series

“Will definitely resonate with fans of Mary Jo Putney and Joanne Bourne.” —Booklist

“Kelly combines diverting dialogue, delightful surprises and finely tuned pacing to make this a winner.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

My Thoughts:

This is another very good book by Vanessa Kelly. The first book in a new series, The Improper Princesses, I found it utterly delightful. Our Heroine is most assuredly not the usual royal or lady of the ton and her antics turn a very stuffy Duke on his heels.
The characters are very well developed and the storyline keeps you engaged. There is never a dull moment.
I would give this book a 4.25 of 5.0 star rating for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. I look forward to subsequent books in this delightful new series by one of my favorite authors.

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


Editorial Reviews

Nielsen BookScan Romance Bestseller

A Goodreads Best Romance of the Month (August)

#1 Amazon Bestseller in Historical Romance

#1 iBooks Bestseller in Historical Romance

#1 Nook Bestseller in Regency Historical Romance


This Series:

  1. My Fair Princess
  2. Three Weeks With a Princess
  3. The Highlander’s Princess Bride

 

About Vanessa:

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Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.”  Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance.

Vanessa’s previous series, The Renegade Royals, was a national bestseller. She is currently writing a new spin-off series called The Improper Princesses. My Fair Princess, book 1, was named a Goodreads Romance of the Month and is a USA Today and BookScan bestseller.

Vanessa spends most of the year in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband, but she’s lucky enough to spend some of the winter in Florida.  When she’s not dreaming of plots for her next Regency novel, she’s writing USA Today Bestselling books with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes. She’s also a member of  The Glass Slipper Sisters, a group of authors who write royalty-themed and fairytale romance.



Embracing the Knight

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by Jenn Langston

Paperback: 242 pages

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (December 1, 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1682912884

ISBN-13: 978-1682912881

File Size: 797 KB

Print Length: 215 pages

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (October 12, 2016)

Publication Date: October 12, 2016

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Miss Claire Ashford knows exactly what she wants out of life — to marry for love. When she finds herself alone in the woods with none other than notorious rake Ian Michael Caldwell, Viscount Knightly, her chances of a proper match are ruined. He is willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of her reputation, but she is determined not to marry anyone out of obligation.

For years, Ian has wanted nothing more than to, one day, marry Miss Claire Ashford. When fate forces them into a compromising situation, he vows to do just that. In spite of every effort, she refuses his suit. Not one to easily give up, Ian drafts assistance from an unlikely source.

As her first season continues, Claire finds it increasingly difficult to keep her distance from Ian. His charm, and ability to stir feelings inside of her she didn’t know existed, makes it hard to remember why she refused him in the first place. With his relentless pursuit and her weakening resolve, she desperately wants to give in to him. However, after seeing he hasn’t changed his rakish ways, how can she trust him not to break her heart, again?



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Tempting Miss Allender

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by Wendy Vella

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Print Length: 207 pages

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Publisher: Vella Ink (August 22, 2015)

Publication Date: August 22, 2015

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A second chance with Patience

Seven years after her disastrous debut, Miss Patience Allender has reluctantly returned to society to chaperone her sister. No longer the meek, mild Miss, she will never again allow a man to humiliate her. However, Patience’s resolve is severely tested when she comes face-to-face, with the very man who shattered her heart. Desperate for help when her family is thrust into danger, he is the only one she can turn to – but can she do so and keep her heart whole or will he destroy her once again?

But will she believe him redeemable?

Lord Mathew Belmont is stunned at the changes in his childhood friend. The once awkward young girl is now exquisitely beautiful, outspoken and intelligent, and no longer wants anything to do with him. Aware of his past sins, Mathew now regrets them deeply, and is determined to make amends – if prickly Patience would just let him close enough to try. As passion flares between them, Mathew is faced with the most crucial challenge of his life – putting the ghosts of the past to rest, in order to build his future.

Tempting Miss Allender a standalone story in the popular Regency Rakes series.

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The titles in this series are:

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  2. Rescued By A Viscount 
  3. Tempting Miss Allender

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The Prequel

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by Sandy Raven

File Size: 3108 KB

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Publisher: Sandy Raven LLC; 1 edition (January 15, 2018)

Publication Date: January 15, 2018

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Lady Caroline and her husband have been trying to conceive a child since the day they married. Raised an only child, she always wanted to one day have a large family. Trey agreed to give her as many children as she desired, knowing it might be impossible.

Captain Reginald “Trey” Wilson had a devastating secret he has been keeping from his wife. He married her knowing he is unlikely to ever sire children because of his injury in the war. When his good friend, Viscount Huddleston, comes to him with the name of a doctor, and researcher, with a new piece of equipment that allows the man to see living cells, Trey knew he had to see that physician immediately.

In Edinburgh to visit this man, Trey learns that it is unlikely he would ever sire a child. Later that night he comes upon a fellow officer, Corporal Graham, from his time in the army. They spoke of old times renewing their friendship, and after a few drinks Trey confides the profound sadness he will be forced to bring to his wife. Graham said his sister was the administrator of an orphanage, and upon Graham’s invitation, Trey agrees to meet with the woman.

That one meeting changes Trey and Caroline’s lives forever as they adopt seven abandoned sisters.


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Prequel Novella

by Sandy Raven

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Sandy Raven LLC (October 2, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1939359112

ISBN-13: 978-1939359117

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Publisher: Sandy Raven LLC

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Print Length: 145 pages

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This title was originally published in the anthology A Gentleman for All Seasons

The line between love and hate …

Belinda Leonard prefers things done a certain way, and has her life – and the entire village of Hemshawe – arranged to her liking. The only thorn in her side is the maddening presence of Adam Sturridge, who has delighted in disrupting Belinda’s perfectly ordered existence ever since they were children. But even though they are long past the age of pulling pigtails, Belinda and Adam cannot help but spark against each other every chance they get.

…is about to get blurry.

But when those sparks get noticed by a would-be matchmaker, things get turned on their head for Belinda and Adam. A few well-placed words have the pair questioning how they truly feel… and how long they have felt that way. But can these two stop squabbling long enough to overcome a lifetime of animosity and misunderstandings, and find their way to love?



MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

Duke du Jour

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by Petie McCarty

Paperback: 462 pages

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (Tea Rose)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1509218106

ISBN-13: 978-1509218103

File Size: 2113 KB

Print Length: 337 pages

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Publisher: The Wild Rose Press. Inc 

Publication Date: January 15, 2018

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Jared Langley, present-day Duke of Reston, tumbles into an abandoned fountain on his ducal estate and travels back in time to the year 1816. There, Reston servants and local villagers think him a dead ringer for his namesake and rakehell ancestor—the seventh Duke of Reston, gone missing at the Battle of Waterloo. Unfortunately, Seven got mixed up with French spies out to assassinate the Duke of Wellington, and an unwary Jared ends up in their crosshairs.

Lady Ariana Hart has loved Jared Langley, the seventh Duke of Reston, since she was twelve years old, until the night the rogue broke her heart. Given up for dead, her rakish neighbor makes a miraculous return from Waterloo—only Jared shows up a changed man and reignites all the feelings Ariana had long ago buried.

Jared is in a race against time. He must waylay the suspicions of his quirky servants and neighbors, get to Wellington before the French spies do, fix his fountain—before Seven shows up—so Jared has a way home, and definitely not fall in love with the irresistible Lady Ariana.

My Thoughts:

This well written, suspenseful, and delightfully humorous at times book is a great find. I had never read anything by this author before but will look for more.

This new to me author has written a winner in one of my favorite genres. I love a good time travel and it is a must to have segments that keep it light.

Jared is a Duke from the twenty first century with woman problems. His fiancé is quickly making her way through other eligible men but not necessarily men who out rank him.. she lays the blame for her infidelity squarely on Jared’s shoulders claiming he doesn’t spend enough time with her.

He has just given her an ultimatum; take a settlement from him or get nothing.

Jared goes for a walk to clear his head when he takes a tumble into a fountain and ends up in the 1800’s mistaken for an ancestor that he more than greatly resembles.

Meeting the women in said ancestor’s life is a great surprise. Why could he have not met someone like Lady Ariana Hart in his own time?

Will our hero be able to stay in the past with the undeniable love of his life or will he meet the same demise as the man he has been mistaken for?

Love, mayhem and attempted murder ensue. Will Jared and Ari make this impossible situation work?

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. The hero and heroine are simply delightful and their mutual love of Jared’s large dog just adds to the humor and more.

The secondary characters are well developed and essential to the plot of this book.

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



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3.75 stars

Publisher’s Description:

This is a new edition, completely re-written for much richer in characterization, conflict and tension. 

THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK OF A THREE BOOK SAGA.

An independent young lady meets a bold merchant captain pursued by a band of pirates…what could possibly go wrong?

Fiercely independent and equally impetuous Keelan Grey acts the dutiful daughter on the outside, but inside, she’s determined to avoid marriage even if it means taking the most desperate measures. Everything changes when a deathbed confession from a loved one plunges her into a dark plot of deception and revenge, and an assassin targets members of her family. Desperate for help, Keelan finds an unlikely ally in the antagonistic, but irresistible sea captain, Landon Hart.

Rakishly handsome and equally exasperating Landon Hart is a Freedom Runner-part of a network of people moving runaways to a new life up North. He’s in Charleston to smuggle a recently escaped group aboard his ship, and uncover the purpose of a clandestine meeting between his late business partner and a British plantation owner. When he meets a sword-wielding, fiery-haired temptress on the way, he isn’t prepared for the impact she has on his tightly guarded heart…nor the trouble she manages to attract.

My Thoughts:

Although badly edited I did mostly like this story. I had to struggle through unusual and unnecessary punctuation. Copyright symbols and other characters that were placed in places where they weren’t needed. Apparently this was due to a formatting problem.

I didn’t like the ending. This story ended in a cliffhanger.

Instead of a story of it’s own you have to wait for the next book to find out what eventually happens to our hero and heroine.

Because of the formatting issue I gave this poignant story 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5.0 flames.

I would have rated it higher if not for the formatting issue taking away from the story.

The intimate scene between our hero and heroine is only a heavy petting one therefore the low sensual rating.

I hope the re-write of the next book is soon ready so we will know our couple’s fate.

I received an uncorrected digital ARC of this book to read for review from the author/publisher. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

Note To The Reader:

After this review was originally posted I received an email from the author asking what format I had downloaded. As stated above the apparent extra symbols and characters were a formatting issue that the author was not aware of as they didn’t show up on her end.


Hart’s Passion (Book 2)

Keelan Grey is running away from an arranged marriage and Captain Landon Hart doesn’t know it yet, but she’s just been hired as the new cook’s helper on his ship.
When pirates kidnap her first, the fiery vixen ends up neck-deep in trouble. To make matters worse, if certain people find out what Landon’s smuggling in the walls of his hold, all hell will break loose.
Keelan is forced to act a charade and soon her life depends on her playing the part. With the mystery of her true identity yet to be solved, and enemies closing in, she must rely both on her wits and skill with a blade to survive.
One thing is certain; the pirates suspect she’s hidden aboard Landon’s ship, and it’s not long before their schooner is spotted on the horizon.


Hart’s Reward (Book 3)

An accident robs Landon of the last five years of his life, turning his new wife, Keelan into a stranger aboard his ship. 
Worse, a series of events putting members of the Freedom Runners in jeopardy has Landon accusing Keelan of conspiracy and betrayal. When each explanation sounds more outlandish than the last, her hope for Landon to fall in love with her again becomes more and more futile. Bounty hunters close in, setting a trap for Landon. To save him, Keelan must persuade him to trust her. Her fight for Landon’s love soon turns into a fight for his life.

Pirates & Petticoats novels take the reader on a high seas journey, starting in the American south and sweeping across the ocean to Jamaica In Pirate Heiress (novel 4) and New Orleans (Redeeming the Pirate-novel 5). If you enjoy American literature, women’s action and adventure, family sagas, romantic action adventure, historical romance, action and adventure fiction, action and adventure romance fiction, or saga fiction in the kindle store, you’ll love this series!



Highland Hearts

509823385by Hannah Howell

Paperback: 284 pages

Publisher: Open Road Media

Publication Date: July 15, 2014

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1497644682

ISBN-13: 978-1497644687

File Size: 2351 KB

Print Length: 284 pages

Publisher: Open Road Media Romance

Digital Publication Date: April 29, 2014

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From New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell comes the thrilling tale of a beautiful noblewoman embroiled in treachery and treason in the Scottish highlands–and the royal knight who would give his very life to protect her. . .

On the run from a treacherous enemy, a knight and a noblewoman find a passionate destiny in the Scottish highlands.

A villainous rogue abducts Contessa Tess from her uncle’s castle in the Scottish highlands, and when he reveals her uncle’s terrifying plans, she follows him into a whirlwind of adventure and realizes that there is a hero beneath his criminal facade. 

Contessa Tess Delgado suspects her Scottish uncle of supporting those who would overthrow King James II. But it is not until she frees Sir Revan Halyard from her guardian’s dungeon that she realizes the extent of the plot–and the deadly lengths to which he’ll go to silence her and claim her considerable inheritance. When Revan abducts Tess in the course of his escape, she becomes his wary ally as well as his captive. For though Tess is loath to trust him and resistant to the desire he stirs in her soul, she cannot deny the destiny they share. Now, as they race against the traitors who seek to destroy them and betray the throne, Tess and Revan will risk everything for love of king, country–and one another. . ..

“Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell.” — Publishers Weekly



A Jewel in the Vaults

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by Lily Baldwin

Series: Flights of Love Series (Book 1)

Paperback: 166 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: May 13, 2015

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1512197254

ISBN-13: 978-1512197259

File Size: 13762 KB

Print Length: 168 pages

Publication Date: May 13, 2015

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She has never met a man like him before. Then again, he has never met a lad like her.

In 1802, Edinburgh’s poverty-ridden Old Town is rife with danger, but it is the only home Robbie MacKenzie has ever known. To safeguard herself against the worst villains of the street, Robbie conceals her femininity behind her shorn hair, dirt-smeared face, and tattered breeches. To all the world she is a lad, but beneath the ruse is a woman aching to break free. 

Leaving his beloved Highlands behind in pursuit of his prodigal brother, Conall MacKay journeys to Edinburgh. There, he solicits the aid of a young street lad named Robbie. But Conall soon realizes that there is more to both Robbie and Edinburgh’s Old Town than meets the eye.

In a world where wickedness governs and darkness reigns, a savage struggle for dignity, survival, and love begins. 



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Never Dare A Wicked Earl by Renee Ann Miller

I read and reviewed an ARC of this book. I absolutely LOVED it.

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Welcome to the Infamous Lords Series where every scoundrel has his secrets. The series is about three noblemen whose lives have been derailed by events from their pasts. In the first book, Never Dare a Wicked Earl, you’ll meet Lord Hayden Westfield, a man unable to move beyond the mistakes he has made, and Sophia Camden, who wishes to change the law that excludes women from becoming physicians. They meet after Hayden is shot by an ex-mistress, and Sophia is hired to care for him.

Immediately they clash, and Hayden fires her. So, Sophia dares him to allow her ten days to prove her competency. Hayden turns the tables on her and adds a bet to the dare. If she lasts the ten days, he’ll pay her a sizable wage, but if she resigns, she’ll owe him a forfeit.

Positive she can handle whatever nonsense his lordship…

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Valentine Bride

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A Sweet Romance Novella

Holiday Brides Book 1

by Shana Hatfield

Series: Holiday Brides (Book 1)

Paperback: 154 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: February 11, 2016

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1523604174

ISBN-13: 978-1523604173

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Two unlikely matchmakers

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Fynlee Dale returns to Holiday to take care of her wacky grandmother. Although it means giving up her dreams of a career and husband, she needs to be there for Grams.

Carson Ford vows to take care of his elderly aunt after buying her ranch. Comfortable with all aspects of his life, his world turns upside down when he meets a woman who’s impossible to forget.

They find themselves in the midst of a plot by two scheming old women determined to make them fall in love.

Valentine Bride is a funny, sweet romance novella given a liberal dose of humor through a cast of colorful characters intertwined around a heartwarming love story.



Highland Pursuits

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by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

Paperback: 204 pages

Publisher: Independently published

Publication Date: January 27, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1520474385

ISBN-13: 978-1520474380

File Size: 7204 KB

Print Length: 169 pages

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A wickedly naughty 1920s romance, for fans of Downton Abbey.

Banished to her grandmother’s castle in the Highlands of Scotland for refusing to marry her mother’s choice of suitor, defiant debutante Lady Ophelia soon falls in love with the wildly unsuitable Hamish!

To Ophelia’s annoyance, he’s already spoken for, and glamorous French coquette Felicité has no intention of letting the ruggedly attractive estate manager slip from the service of her bed.

Intrigue abounds, as Ophelia discovers that there’s more to her rival than meets the eye, and that the Castle is a hotbed of illicit cavorting.

 



Heart of the Hunter

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Dragon Chalice Book 1

by Lara Adrian

Series: Dragon Chalice

Paperback: 382 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3rd edition

Publication Date: April 6, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511586435

ISBN-13: 978-1511586436

File Size: 1594 KB

Print Length: 386 pages

Publisher: Lara Adrian, LLC

Publication Date: November 10, 2013

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“Passion, danger and a bit of mysticism all come together brilliantly in the bewitching Dragon Chalice medieval paranormal series.” –BOOKLIST

Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur – “the Hunter” – a dark knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and forbidding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal–but Braedon’s touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.

HEART OF THE HUNTER is the first book in the award-winning Dragon Chalice historical paranormal romance series from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian.

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  • HEART OF THE FLAME
  • HEART OF THE DOVE
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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The Taste of Temptation

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The Matchmaker of Edinburgh Series Book 2

by Julia Kelly

File Size: 3590 KB

Print Length: 241 pages

Publisher: Pocket Star

Publication Date: February 5, 2018

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Travel back in time to Scotland with bestselling author Julia Kelly for this delightful second installment in her latest historical romance series, The Matchmaker of Edinburgh series. Accomplished matchmaker Moira Sullivan knows that sometimes, the most unlikely pair can be the most entertaining.

Only desperation could have driven Caroline Burkett to her brother’s home in Scotland, but desperate is exactly what she is. After suing her former fiancé for breaking their engagement and causing a scandal in the papers, her only hope of starting over is to enlist the help of Edinburgh’s famous matchmaker, Moira Sullivan.

Born to a butler and maid, Jonathan Moray fought hard to find his place in Edinburgh society. Now a powerful newspaperman, he can make or break a person’s reputation with his headlines, but Jonathan knows his success isn’t guaranteed. He needs salacious stories to keep his readers enthralled, and Caroline’s story is just the sort to sell papers in droves.

When Moira introduces Jonathan and Caroline at a salon, Caroline knows the editor is exactly the wrong man to associate with if she wants to find a husband and restore her reputation, but even as another, more suitable suitor begins to court her, she can’t deny the power of her attraction to Jonathan. Now she must ask herself if she’s strong enough to choose between the man who can give her a secure, quiet life, or the one who promises her a passion she’s never known.

My Thoughts:

I try not to miss a book by Julia Kelly.
This second book in the matchmaker’s series is an exceptional read.
Caroline Burnett is on the run from a scandal which was not of her own making. At the urgings of her now deceased mother she sued and won that suit, her fiance who jilted her. Now due to that very suit she finds herself almost penniless and in need of a husband and a new start. She heads for Edinburgh and her brother’s home as a nearly last resort. There she seeks the help of a matchmaker.

Johnathan Moray is the last man on earth that Caroline should find herself attracted to. He is a newspaperman who makes his living off of scandals such as the one that sent her running to Edinburgh. He is not without secrets of his own though.
Will their mutual attraction prove to be their undoing or will it survive another scandal of their own making?
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a high sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames.
There is passion abounded in this well written novel.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book via NetGalley from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

About The Author:

12Dec2015-3Julia Kelly is the award-winning author of books about ordinary women and their extraordinary stories. In addition to writing, she’s been an Emmy-nominated producer, journalist, marketing professional, and (for one summer) a tea waitress. Julia called Los Angeles, Iowa, and New York City home before settling in London. She also writes contemporary romance novels as Julia Blake. Readers can visit JuliaKellyWrites.com to learn more about all of her books and sign up for her newsletter so they never miss a new release.

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How to Ensnare a Highlander

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by Michelle McLean

Series: The MacGregor Lairds

Paperback: 210 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: February 1, 2018

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1984381946

ISBN-13: 978-1984381941

File Size: 1318 KB

Print Length: 168 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: February 12, 2018

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When Lady Elizabet Harding’s family is targeted by the notorious Highland Highwayman, she finds herself wounded and an unwelcome guest of the charming outlaw who’d ruined her reputation earlier that day. Elizabet only wants to get even for her family’s downfall, but the more time she spends with the scoundrel, the more complicated her feelings become.

By day, Laird John MacGregor graces the court of Charles II. By night, he exacts revenge on his enemies – one of whom is betrothed to the fiery heiress who has, quite literally, fallen into his arms. The daughter of one enemy and promised to another, Elizabet should be the last person John wants. Yet even as she exasperates him, she is all he has ever desired for himself. When her life is put in danger, he will do anything necessary to protect the women he never expected to love…even if it means they cannot be together.

My Thoughts:

This well written and somewhat tragic tale is a page turner. You must continue to read just in case tragedy turns on it heels to a happily ever after.

Elizabet’s family is the target of a highwayman. She needs to get away from the mess that her family is facing and while out riding quite literally falls into the arms of that very scoundrel.

John MacGregor is by day a member of King Charles II court and by night a Robinhood. He feels he must exact revenge on his brother’s murderer. One of the men responsible is Elizabeth’s father. The other is her betrothed. Will their attraction to each other turn to tragedy or an everlasting love?

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. Intimacy is not what makes this story a good one. The tragic nature of this tale is the necessary element in this page turning tale.

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

This Series:

  • How to Loose a Highlander
  • How to Ensnare a Highlander

About The Author:

71by+wTzpML__UX250_Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and a wide variety of eclectic tastes and interests. She also laughs at inappropriate moments, cries over Hallmark commercials and anything else remotely touching, and will always look for the silver lining in any situation.

When Michelle’s not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely spoiled dog, and three equally insane and spoiled cats. She also writes contemporary romance as Kira Archer. For more info on Michelle and her work, visit her website at michellemcleanbooks.com.                



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by Faith Johnson, Ruth Bawell and Katherine Shelton

File Size: 3127 KB

Print Length: 809 pages

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Publisher: Clean Romance Publishing

Publication Date: November 15, 2017

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by Terri Grace

Series: Brides For All Season Vol.3 (Book 2)

Paperback: 70 pages

Publisher: Independently published

Publication Date: November 6, 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1973137593

ISBN-13: 978-1973137597

File Size: 4388 KB

Print Length: 70 pages

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Publication Date: November 5, 2017

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Strangers on a train end up falling in love, but only one thing stops them. Orpah Lint already has a fiancé waiting for her in Charlottesville, Nebraska. Jonathan Graver is tempted to give in to love and woo her for himself, but his conscience won’t let him. He has to do the right thing and deliver Orpah to the man she is promised to.

Can they stay away from each other in order to do the right thing when they’re so much in love?

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by Stacy Reid

Series: Rebellious Desires (Book 1)

Paperback: 270 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: November 5, 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1979375151

ISBN-13: 978-1979375153

File Size: 1162 KB

Print Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: November 13, 2017

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Georgiana Rutherford, the Duchess of Hardcastle, seemingly has it all—wealth, pedigree, and the admiration of the ton, except her heart hungers for a passionate affair. She meets the enigmatic and ruthless Mr. Rhys Tremayne, a man known to low and high society as the Broker. The attraction between them is impossible to deny, but she cannot be feeling it for this man.

Rhys Tremayne has built his wealth and empire by dealing secrets on the black market of the London underworld. He is determined to take his sisters away from the depraved world they’ve known their entire lives, and the duchess is the perfect woman to help sponsor his sisters into society. The only problem is that he wants more from Georgiana, even if the social divide between them ensures she can only ever be his lover in secret.

My Thoughts:

We have another winner from an author who has quickly become one of my favorites.
Oh what a tangled web…. Georgiana is a young, widowed Duchess who has a young son, the current Duke. When his nursemaid disappears she looks for help from the authorities but finds none there. Her brother engages the help of Rhys Tremayne, known for his ability to come up with answers when no one else can. Rhys quickly solves the issue of the missing nursemaid not realizing that it will lead to something more sinister in the long run.
This tangle of mystery leads to an affair between Georgiana and Rhys, but will it become more?
I enjoyed this book and read it in one sitting.
I gave it 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a high sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames.
The intimacy between hero and heroine is scorching.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



My Recent Release Review of

A Convenient Darcy Marriage

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A Pride & Prejudice Regency Variation

by Rebecca Preston

Paperback: 348 pages

Publisher: Independently published

Publication Date: January 9, 2018

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1976853656

ISBN-13: 978-1976853654

File Size: 1454 KB

Print Length: 225 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: January 8, 2018

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Elizabeth Bennet finds out that she will have to marry Mr. Collins. But Elizabeth doesn’t want to be forced to marry someone she does not love.

Luck would have it that she met Darcy at the Netherfield Ball. Elizabeth brought up her wishes not to enter a forced marriage with Mr. Collins. Darcy then tells her his idea of how he can help by marrying her instead, due to being put under pressure by his own family to get married soon.

Elizabeth doesn’t know which one would be better — a forced marriage with Mr. Collins or a marriage of convenience with Darcy. If she marries Darcy, will she ever fall in love with him? Will Darcy ever love her?

My Thoughts:

This book is Jane Austin relived. It is a very sweet, traditional regency with none of the fire contained in a more modern regency romance novel. There is only a hint of anything sensual. Dreams of kisses and hopes of future children the only hints contained.
I prefer a bit more spice but it is a nice quick read and suitable for a younger teen audience much like Jane Austin’s story.

I gave this retold Pride and Prejudice novel 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 1 of 5 flames.

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Her Scandalous Wish

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by Collette Cameron

Series: A Waltz with a Rogue (Book 3)

Paperback: 198 pages

Publisher: Windtree Press

Publication Date: January 12, 2016

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1943601143

ISBN-13: 978-1943601141

File Size: 1439 KB

Print Length: 200 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Blue Rose Romance

Publication Date: February 22, 2016

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A marriage offer obligated by duty–an acceptance compelled by desperation.

Scarred from a fire, at two-and-twenty, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood. But to ease her dying brother’s fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

Newly titled, Bradford, Viscount Kingsley, returns to England after a three-year absence. When he stumbles upon Philomena hiding in a secluded arbor during a ball, believing she died in a fire he doesn’t recognize his first love. Yet something about her enthralls him, and he steals a moonlit kiss. Caught in the act by Philomena’s brother, Bradford is issued an ultimatum—a duel or marry Philomena.

Bradford offers marriage, but Philomena rejects his half-hearted proposal, convinced he’d grow to despise her. Then her brother collapses, and she’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already.

Caution:

This Regency historical romance contains a jaded lord whom the ladies adore, a scarred spinster, willing to sacrifice everything for her dying brother, a feisty, portly cat, and an audacious aunt who say precisely what she thinks.

Buy this 3rd installment in the Waltz with a Rogue Historical Regency romances series for a rousing, emotional, and romantic adventure you can’t put down.

A WALTZ WITH A ROGUE SERIES:

  1. A Kiss for Miss Kingsley (Book 1)
  2. Bride of Falcon (Book 2)
  3. Her Scandalous Wish Book 3)
  4. To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart (Book 4)
  5. The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager (Book 5) Be sure to check out TRIUMPH AND TREASURE (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series) the book that inspired the A Waltz with a Rogue Series.

Heart of a Highlander

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by Collette Cameron

Paperback: 90 pages

Publisher: Windtree Press

Publication Date: November 5, 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1947983059

ISBN-13: 978-1947983052

File Size: 1277 KB

Print Length: 92 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Blue Rose Romance

Publication Date: May 26, 2015

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Prequel to Highlander’s Hope, Castle Brides Book 2

How can she love the man responsible for her husband’s death?

When Giselle McTavish left France as the wife of a Scottish laird, she never expected to be widowed two years later and left with a toddler to raise. Filled with animosity toward Highlander, Hugh Ferguson—the man she holds responsible for her husband’s drowning, and a man she must see every day because he, too, lives at Craiglocky Keep—she’s determined her son, the next laird, will be raised in Scotland, nonetheless. Her struggles to overcome loneliness and homesickness are compounded as it becomes more difficult to fight the warm feelings Hugh now stirs in her.

Hugh has loved Giselle almost from the moment he laid eyes on the petite Frenchwoman. But as the wife, and then the widow of his dearest friend, he has refused to act on his feelings. He blames himself for his friend’s death. Guilt as well as the belief Giselle hates him, keeps Hugh’s lips firmly closed and his heart sealed. That all changes one providential Valentine’s Day when he risks everything by using Scottish folklore and legend to at last proclaims his love.



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