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My Review of

The Laird’s Christmas Kiss

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The Lairds Most Likely Book 2

by Anna Campbell

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Print Length: 170 pages

Publication Date: October 27, 2018

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Synopsis:

Deck the halls with mistletoe! 

For years, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. This Christmas, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend. Except it turns out that Brody isn’t singing from the same Christmas carol sheet—Elspeth decides she’s not interested in him anymore, just as he decides he’s very interested indeed. With interfering friends and a crate of imported mistletoe thrown into the mix, the stage is set for a house party rife with secrets, clandestine kisses, misunderstandings, heartache, scandal, and love triumphant.

Down with love!

Ever since she was fifteen, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined in vain for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan, Laird of Invermackie. But the rakish Highlander doesn’t even know she’s alive. Now she’s twenty, she realizes that she’ll never be happy until she stops loving her brother’s handsome friend. When family and friends gather at Achnasheen Castle for Christmas, she intends to show the world that’s she’s all grown up, and grown out of silly crushes on gorgeous Scotsmen. So take that, my gallant laddie! 

Girls just want to have fun…

Except it turns out that Brody isn’t singing from the same Christmas carol sheet. Elspeth decides she’s not interested in him anymore, just as he decides he’s very interested indeed. In fact, now he looks more closely, his friend Hamish’s sister is pretty and funny and forthright – and just the lassie to share his Highland estate. Convincing his little wren of his romantic intentions is difficult enough, even before she undergoes a makeover and becomes the belle of Achnasheen. For once in his life, dissolute Brody is burdened with honorable intentions, while the lady he pursues is set on flirtation with no strings attached.

Deck the halls with mistletoe!

With interfering friends and a crate of imported mistletoe thrown into the mix, the stage is set for a house party rife with secrets, clandestine kisses, misunderstandings, heartache, scandal, and love triumphant.

My Thoughts:

Since she was fifteen, shy wallflower Elspeth Douglas has pined in vain for the attentions of dashing Brody Girvan,her brother’s handsome friend. Now she decides she isn’t interested in her brother’s friend anymore.

As Brody looks more closely, his friend Hamish’s sister is pretty and funny and forthright – and just the lassie to share his Highland estate.
Convincing Elspeth of his romantic intentions is hard enough, but then Elspeth undergoes a makeover that turns her into the Belle of the ball.

Will love triumph over a house full of interfering friends, misunderstandings and kisses under the mistletoe?

I loved this delightfully funny Christmas novella.
Full of misunderstood best intentions with a crowd that interferes at every turn these star crossed lovers may never get together.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This novella is full of stolen kisses and gets 3 of 5 flames for intimacy.

Given that this is book #2 of this series and that I haven’t read book #1 I find no reason that you can’t enjoy each one as a standalone.
I have read other books by Anna Campbell and always enjoy what she creates.



A Match Made in Mistletoe

A Regency Novella

by Anna Campbell

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match in mistletoeA mistletoe wish…

All her life, Serena Talbot has been in love with the handsome boy next door, Sir Paul Garside. She always eagerly looks forward to Paul’s visit to her family over the Festive Season, even if he usually brings along his dark, sardonic friend Lord Hallam. This year, Serena is determined that Paul’s kiss under the mistletoe will lead to a proposal. Even if she has to enlist every ounce of Christmas magic she can get her hands on to make that happen. 

But the mistletoe gets it wrong! 

When Serena slips a sprig of mistletoe from the village kissing bough under her pillow, it’s not Paul who turns up in her dreams as the man she’s going to marry, but brooding, intense, annoying Giles Farraday, Marquess of Hallam. Still more annoying, once everyone arrives for the annual Christmas house party, she can’t stop watching Giles, and thinking about Giles. And kissing Giles, whether there’s mistletoe about or not. Now Paul wants to marry her, and Giles wants to seduce her–and Serena has a bone to pick with the old wives who came up with all this superstitious nonsense in the first place. 

A Christmas of confusion lies ahead! Will mistletoe magic lead the way to a happy ending?



A Grosvenor Square Christmas

A Grovesnor Square Christmas

Four breathtakingly romantic tales of a Regency Christmas

from four bestselling romance authors.

by Shana Galen, Vanessa Kelly, Anna Campbell & Kate Noble

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Down through the years, enchantment touches a tall gray house in Grosvenor Square. The legend of Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball promises true love and happiness to one lucky couple. Who will feel the magic this winter?

1803 – The Seduction of a Duchess by Shana Galen

Rowena Harcourt, the Duchess of Valère, never forgot the handsome footman who helped her escape the French Revolution. For fourteen years, Gabriel Lamarque has loved Rowena—now at Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball, has fate finally delivered a chance to win her hand?

1818 – One Kiss for Christmas by Vanessa Kelly

Nigel Dash is London’s most reliable gentleman, a reputation he never minded until he fell in love with beautiful Amelia Easton. Unfortunately, Amelia sees Nigel as a dependable friend, not a dashing suitor. At Lady Winterson’s famous Christmas ball, Nigel vows to change Amelia’s mind—by sweeping her off her feet.

1825 – His Christmas Cinderella by Anna Campbell 

At the season’s most glittering ball, a girl who has never dared to dream of forever after discovers a Christmas miracle.

1830 – The Last First Kiss by Kate Noble

Susannah Westforth has always loved Sebastian Beckett – but he’s only ever seen her as a friend. When Sebastian takes his Grand Tour, Susannah transforms herself into a woman he’ll notice. Now Sebastian is back, just in time for Lady Winterson’s Christmas ball – but the last thing he expects to see is his little Susie, all grown up…

You’re invited to join the whirling dance at Lady Winterson’s sparkling Christmas ball, where miracles happen and true love shines forever. How can you resist?

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to be sharing the very first and exclusive look at Chrissie Walsh’s up and coming book; The Child From The Ash Pits and I have to tell you that this cover is just so pretty, it not only looks amazing but sounds it too, and I can’t wait to share it with you all, so go on take a peek for yourself…

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In the aftermath of the General Strike, times are tough for coal miners and their families. Can little Cally break free from poverty, and forge a successful life for herself?

When Cally loses her beloved mum, she hopes her father will comfort and protect her. But instead she soon acquires a cruel and vengeful stepmother, and Cally begins to fear that she is on her own.

Through uncomfortable years in service, to a terrifying brush with the streets…

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A Highlander in a Pickup

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A Highland, Georgia Novel #2

by Laura Trentham

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: February 25, 2020

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Synopsis:

When a gorgeous new man—in a kilt—comes to town, life in Highland, Georgia will never be the same…

Iain Connors is the poster boy for the strong and silent type. Growing up a loner at Cairndow Castle in Scotland with only the cliffs and moors for company, it’s understood Iain will assume the mantle of Cairndow groundskeeper when his father is ready to relinquish it. But his stint in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces has opened up a whole new world—and now, rather than settle down, he accepts an invitation to travel to the States to take charge of the Highland Games. After all, he’s led men into battle, how hard can planning a party be?

Anna Maitland is ready to step up for her best friend Isabel Blackmoor, who can’t run the Games in their hometown this year. Surely Anna, a dance instructor with boundless energy, spirit, and charm, is up for the challenge? What she doesn’t anticipate is a man in a kilt who turns up claiming he’s the one in charge. What’s worse about this Iain? He’s so infuriatingly handsome that she can’t help but fantasize about him whispering sweet-nothings in her ear in his rumbly, sexy brogue. . .

“Trentham never misses the mark when she takes aim at the heart.”—Night Owl Reviews


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My Review of Book #1

A Highlander Walks Into a Bar

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(Highland, Georgia #1)

by Laura Trentham

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: July 30, 2019

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Synopsis:

A Highlander Walks into a BarIsabel Buchanan is fiery, funny, and never at a loss for words. But she is struck speechless when her mother returns from a trip to Scotland with a six-foot-tall, very handsome souvenir. Izzy’s mother is so infatuated by the fellow that Izzy has to plan their annual Highland Games all by herself. Well, not completely by herself. The Highlander’s strapping young nephew has come looking for his uncle…

Alasdair Blackmoor has never seen a place as friendly as this small Georgia town—or a girl as brilliant and beguiling as Izzy. Instead of saving his uncle, who seems to be having a lovely time, Alasdair decides he’d rather help Izzy with the Highland Games. Show her how to dance like a Highlander. Drink like a Highlander. And maybe, just maybe, fall in love with a Highlander. But when the games are over, where do they go from here?

My Thoughts:

I could not put this book down once I started reading. It is a laugh a minute and although not written in my preferred genre I truly love this book.
The characters are well drawn and the story line is believable. The location although fictional makes you feel right at home.
This is the best book I have read by this author and makes me yearn for more of Highland, Ga.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for story line, plot and characterization.
I am ready for the next installment in this new series.
I received a complimentary 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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Light Up the Night

Light Up The Night

A Cottonbloom Novel

by Laura Trentham

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When a police chief who craves stability meets a free-thinking, colorful college professor, neither anticipate the fireworks that light up the night…

After a mugging in grad school left her with an irrational fear of the night not even her PhD in psychology has helped overcome, Sadie Wren is sure she’s found an idyllic, safe place in Cottonbloom. When a break-in at her house shatters her sense of safety, gruff, protective Thaddeus Preston storms into her life. On the surface, they have little in common, but a loneliness she’s only too familiar with hides behind his infrequent smiles. But based on her knowledge of the human psyche, Sadie is convinced her infatuation with Thad will burn out as quickly as it flared.

As the Chief of Police of Cottonbloom, Mississippi, Thaddeus Preston maintains a strict control on everything in the small town—himself included. With an older brother serving time for a crime Thad committed when he was just a kid, he lives a life of penance, not allowing anyone to get close. When a reported lurker turns into a real threat, Thad is determined to restore order as quickly as possible and get back to his virtual jail.

But Thad’s brother gets out on probation just as Sadie and the town turns to him for protection. His tidy, barren life spins into chaos, and the only thing that makes sense is the one woman who shouldn’t.


A Historical Romance Bargain

by Laura Trentham

An Indecent Invitation

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Spies and Lovers Book 1

by Laura Trentham

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An Indecent Invitation CoverKeeping her safe is difficult, keeping a proper distance from her is downright impossible.

Lady Lily Drummond understands only too well the danger of spy work. Her father, a preeminent master spy, has been missing for months, and her brother barely survived his final mission for the Crown. Lily is still determined to help find her father, no matter how hard her brother and his best friend try to keep her in the dark. 

Busy trying to untangle the web of deceit surrounding the Earl of Windor’s disappearance, Crown spy Gray Masterson also has to ensure Lily Drummond, the gangly, awkward child who was his constant shadow growing up, doesn’t get herself ruined at her London debut. But the girl with scraped knees and elbows has evolved into a lush, sensual beauty surrounded by a bevy of suitors.

Realizing Lily is going to investigate on her own if he doesn’t let her join the hunt for her missing father, Gray assumes he can give Lily a few minor tasks to pacify her, but he quickly learns she is a valuable asset. Moreover, she fairly crackles with life and warmth—things he craves after his dark years in service.

Product Warnings : This book contains spies, scandals, naughty liaisons in houses of ill repute, men who think they know everything and women who know they do not.

About The Author:

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An award-winning author, Laura Trentham was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee. Although, she loved English and reading in high school, she was convinced an English degree equated to starvation. She chose the next most logical major–Chemical Engineering–and worked in a hard hat and steel toed boots for several years.

She writes sexy, small town contemporaries and smoking hot Regency historicals. KISS ME THAT WAY, Cottonbloom Book 1, won the Stiletto Contest for Best Long Contemporary and finaled in the National Readers Choice Award. THEN HE KISSED ME, Cottonbloom Book 2, was named an Amazon Best Romance of 2016 and was a finalist for the National Excellence for Romance Fiction. TILL I KISSED YOU, Cottonbloom Book 3, is a finalist in the Maggie contest. LEAVE THE NIGHT ON, the latest Cottonbloom book, was named an iBooks Best Book of the Month and a Recommended Read from NPR.

When not lost in a cozy Southern town or Regency England, she’s shuttling kids to soccer, helping with homework, and avoiding the Mt. Everest-sized pile of laundry that is almost as big as the to-be-read pile of books on her nightstand.

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More Books by Laura Trentham

Historical Books

Spies and Lovers Series – Regency Intrigue

Book 1 – An Indecent Invitation

Book 2 – A Brazen Bargain

Book 3 – A Reckless Redemption

Novella – A Winter Wedding (coming soon)

Book 4 – A Sinful Surrender (coming soon)

Book 5 – A Daring Deception (coming soon)

Contemporary Books

Sweet Home Alabama Series

Book 1 – Slow and Steady Rush

Book 2 – Caught Up in the Touch

Book 3 – Melting Into You

Cottonbloom Novels

Sometimes the right man comes from the wrong side of town…

Book 1 – Kiss Me That Way

Book 2 – Then He Kissed Me

Book 3 – Till I Kissed You

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge–life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Book 4 – Leave the Night On

Book 5 – When the Stars Come Out

Book 6 – Set the Night On Fire (Coming Soon)

Novellas

Candy Cane Christmas

Light Up the Night

Heart of a Hero Series

Book 1 – The Military Wife

Book 2 – An Everyday Hero

Highland, Georgia Series

Book 1 – A Highlander Walks Into a Bar

Book 2 – A Highlander in a Pickup

Book 3 – All I Want for Christmas is a Highlander



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First Kiss Friday with Charlotte Henry & a Giveaway

This is another author that is new to me. Since I read mostly historicals this is a surprise for me.

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Welcome to another First Kiss Friday. Today I’d like to introduce you to Charlotte Henry who is a fellow chapter member of my local Romance Writers of America group. I think you’re going to love this first kiss scene from The Rogue to Ruin, along with Charlotte’s giveaway opportunity. Happy reading, my lovelies, and enjoy!

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“No matter how long it has taken, you have surely ruined me for any other woman. And I would have it no other way.”

She made a tiny sound into the front of his coat.

“My dear … what have I said that was funny?”

She lifted her face, filled with joy, her eyes sparkling with laughter even as they swam with tears. “On our first anniversary, I will tell you.”

“Once again we are putting the cart before the horse,” he said, kissing her eyelids, her nose, her cheeks. “We must…

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Well, this is a bit amazing…

Congrats to Sonya Heaney for her debut novel “The Landowner’s Secret” appearing on this list.
I have just been approved to read an ARC of this title.

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I was just looking up some historical romance books on the US HarperCollins website, when this “you might also like” list of recommendations came up.

Since when do I get to appear alongside these authors?

HarperCollins Historical Romance Tessa Dare Caroline Linden Joanna Shupe Sarah Maclean Lorraine Heath Sonya Heaney 2019

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The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell

I used to love everything I read by this author. The last book I read didn’t impress me as much as her earlier works. Maybe that is why I didn’t request this one when it came up on NetGalley.

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The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away (Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen, #3)The Scotsman Who Swept Me Away by Hannah Howell

Tracy’s rating: 2.5/3 of 5 stars

Series: Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #3

Release Date: August 27, 2019

Geordie MacEnroy yearns to see the ocean and sets out with his brother Robbie and James, a family friend who is heading home to Maine. Geordie isn’t sure Robbie is up to the trip, he was beaten badly and has yet to fully recover, but he insisted on joining Geordie, so they are taking their time traveling.

On one leg of their journey they step in when they see a woman with a young girl being harassed and learn that the widow is heading back to Boston, they befriend her and her daughter Morgan and then part ways in Boston. Where they spend a few days resting and sightseeing before heading out on the last leg of their journey.

Mehitabel “Belle” Ampleford has…

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The Uncertain Scientist Cover Reveal With Pre-Order & Giveaway

The Uncertain Scientist

by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

Publication Date: September 9, 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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I had everything I ever wanted.
I was brilliant, successful, esteemed.
Alone.
But I didn’t mind. I liked being alone.

Until they stole me.

And I wake up, captive, pregnant with an alien baby—and still a virgin.

For a race of freaks nearing extinction, there seems to be far, far too many of them.

Everywhere I turn, one of the morts or their human mates wants to comfort me, make me feel welcome and safe. But I don’t want to feel welcome or safe. I want the life they stole from me.

None of them pay any heed to my angry tirades, least of all the father of the child I carry. There’s no doubt he wants the baby, but that isn’t all he wants.

In fact, I’m beginning to think if some of the morts had their way I’d never be alone again.

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The Mad Lieutenant

The Lost Planet Series, Book Three

by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Her voice brought me back from the darkness, but I don’t want the sweet relief she promises. Unlike the rest of the morts on my planet, I don’t want a mate. Especially not her.

She’s loud, boisterous, and doesn’t take no for an answer.

Unlike the rest of the alien females my brothers have woken from cryosleep, Molly doesn’t find my growls intimidating. The more I try to ignore her, the more she tries to befriend me.

I’d been taken captive once by the virus that nearly killed me. I bear its scars, not only on my body, but in my thoughts. No woman, not even one as beautiful as Molly, can heal me.

I don’t want her, but she needs me.


The Vanished Specialist

The Lost Planet Series, Book Two

by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

Publication Date: April 3, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

 

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My lilapetal is dying…and I can’t save her.
The woman who brought me back to life may not live long enough to see me truly happy.
All the tests, the experiments have failed me…and I have failed her.
If I don’t devise a cure to save my alien, I’ll spend the rest of my existence on Mortuus alone.

The others believe my mate isn’t strong enough to survive. That she can’t breed and should be put back into cryosleep until she’s healed.

But I won’t allow it.

I will defy the only family I’ve ever known to save her.
Even if it means vanishing into the unknown.

She is all that matters and no amount of her protests will keep me from doing what I must to keep her safe.


The Forgotten Commander

The Lost Planet Series, Book One

by K Webster & Nicole Blanchard

Publication Date: February 13, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Our planet, Mortuus, is lost and dying.
A desolate place where a few lone survivors dwell.
My men have lost hope. Our future is bleak.
Longevity is a luxury we can’t afford.
The most we can hope for is survival.
We’ve all but given up when an opportunity presents itself.

Five females—a chance at a future.
Procuring these women went against everything I’d been taught, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
They’re ours now.
Asleep and made ready for breeding.
We won’t die out—lost and forgotten.
It’s our destiny to grow and once again inhabit our lonely planet.

I am Breccan Aloisius, the forgotten commander.
My people will have the future they deserve.
I’ll make sure of it.

My mind is made up…until she wakes and nothing goes as planned.


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About K. Webster:

K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.


About Nicole Blanchard:

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Nicole Blanchard is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of gritty romantic suspense and heartwarming new adult romance. She and her family reside in the south along with their menagerie of animals.

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Vindicated by Misty Walker Release Blitz

Vindicated

by Misty Walker

Publication Date: August 22, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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HE WAS GUILTY
Dustin is a convicted murderer.
He’s mournful, bitter, drowning in a sea of self-pity with nothing left to lose.
The church has sent me to bring him into the fold.
Bound by my namesake, Saint Odilia,
I should be defending my spirituality and morality with my life.
It only took a few letters to change everything.
HE FOUND INNOCENCE
Odilia saved my life and gave me her heart.
But I’m still mournful, bitter and drowning in self-pity.
Only now I have something to lose… her.
Gaining my freedom was supposed to be the hard part, but it’s going to take much more for me
to be worthy of a saint.
LOVE WILL BE FREED

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About Misty Walker:

Misty Walker has been writing stories, articles, and poems since junior high. Preferring to stay behind the scenes until now, she has been an avid romance reader, a blogger, and an audiobook proofer for the last fifteen years. Growing up in a nomadic household, Misty has lived all up and down the western USA, but recently settled in Reno, Nevada. Misty is a mom to two kids who are slowly trying to kill her, but they are cute, so she will keep them. She just celebrated her sixteen-year anniversary with her computer geek husband and has two dogs, Dunkin and Dutch, that are her constant companions while she happily reads and writes her life away.

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Enjoy three amazing stories from the bestselling series, Taming the Duke’s Heart.

Taming a Rake into a Lord

Christopher Masters is a first class rake. Having retired as a spy, he thinks he may spend the next year or two gambling and drinking as a way to forget the horrors of his past. Quite suddenly, he is thrown into a new role entirely when he inherits the title and properties of the Earl of Winthrop. He has no desire for such a role but even more distressing is the ward that accompanies the estate.

Lady Elizabeth knows that her future is uncertain. But when a handsome new earl arrives and announces that the will requires her to marry within the year, all hope is lost. Having cared for her father these past months, she is less than a wallflower. At least those ladies attended the ball. But if she doesn’t marry, a new Earl might take Chris’ place, Bernard Sinclair. She can’t explain it, but his attention frightens her more than she can express.

As Chris attempts to help Lizzie find a suitable husband, his attraction for her cannot be denied. Will his past cripple his future or can Lizzie tame the rake into a lord?

Taming a Savage Gentleman

Tom Maddox would never marry. He’s the second son, the spare, and he prides himself on living his life without the confines of society. 

Baroness Segrave needs a husband for society’s sake but she’d prefer he have no opinion at all. Which is why the Earl of Loudoun seems the ideal choice. With no fortune and a drinking habit, he should allow her to keep running her estate while living off the allowance she’d give him. But Loudoun proves to be both drunk and foolish. Suddenly a husband who is strong, capable, and appreciative of her gifts gains merit in her eyes. A man like Tom Maddox.

But how can she convince Tom that he should consider marriage and give up his carefree bachelorhood? Because no matter what anyone else believes, she’d rather the love of a gentleman than a lord. 

Taming a Rogue Earl

Lord Lucius Loudoun is capable of success in only two endeavors… work and women. Bedding them, anyway. He’s given up trying to accomplish anymore. So why is he even tempted by an innocent like Miss May Stanley?

May has loved Loudoun since she was a child, but he looks straight through her, still treating her like she’s a girl of thirteen instead of a woman of twenty. How will she ever convince him to give her a chance?

As the two tangle, attraction ignites, but can that spark become a flame?



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Meet six of the most wickedly sinful earls in all of Regency England. Together they make up the Wicked Earls’ Club. A secret group, marked with a single golden W; it is a place where these deliciously devious earls can indulge in their darkest desires. Though fate may have something else planned for them entirely.

 

 



The Wicked Earls’ Club (prologue)

Meet twelve of the most wickedly sinful earls in all of Regency England. Together they make up the Wicked Earls’ Club. A secret group, marked with a single golden W; it is a place where these deliciously devious earls can indulge in their darkest desires. Though fate may have something else planned for them entirely.
Read twelve standalone novellas as each wicked earl finds love and redemption.
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The Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen
Wickedly sinful, the Earl of Sussex, is an unrepentant rake. The Wicked Earls’ Club is the perfect place for a man of his station to indulge. That is until his parents force a match that threatens to rob him of his freedom. Unwilling to be tamed, he travels to meet his bride and demand she put a stop to this farce. Except Lady Tabitha is nothing he expected, and everything he never knew he wanted. Too bad this fiery wallflower is equally bent on ending their engagement.

Earl of Westcliff by Meara Platt
When Tynan Brayden, the Earl of Westcliff, rescues Abigail Croft from ruffians one dark night outside the Wicked Earls’ Club, he never expects his carefree life to be upended by this girl with big, brandy-colored eyes and a stubborn determination to save her reckless brother. He doesn’t know why he feels the possessive need to help her. Perhaps it is because she doesn’t ask for his help or seem to want anything from him. But this Wicked Earl wants more from her… nothing less than her heart.

Earl of Wainthrope by Collette Cameron
Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe didn’t gamble on losing his heart when he won Bianca Salisbury at the gaming tables, but the shameful secret Bianca guards makes it impossible to love a rogue.


Earl of Sunderland by Aubrey Wynne

He inherits the title of rake… She hides behind her independence… Fate 
accepts the challenge…
Escaping his late brother’s memory, Lady Grace is a welcome 
distraction for Christopher Roker. But as the attraction grows, Kit 
wavers between his old military life and the lure of an exceptional 
but unwilling woman.

My Thoughts:

 

This is a sweet regency title with the underlying background of an abusive father and a rake of a husband who would not hurt any woman.
Now we get to the meat of this story after the rakehell husband dies and his title is to go to the next in line, a twin brother who really never wanted the title.
Christopher (Kit) returns from war to take the title he never wanted but was the one ultimately suited to. He is a man who wants no part of marriage and with the revelation from his sister in law that she is expecting he may only have the title until she produces a male heir. The title will still be his, however if the baby is a girl.
Grace is the cousin of the deceased Earl’s wife and had met the new Earl briefly when his twin had married her cousin. There was a bit of attraction between the two at that time over a year earlier.
Will their attraction grow to something more?
I enjoyed this sweet and sad tale. It is the first time I have read anything by this author.
The addition of a five year old little brother to Grace, a very precocious young man, really helped this storyline along. He is maybe the highlight of the story and a definite wonderfully wrought character. I immediately fell in love with this little boy.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5.0 flames. The only intimacy involved is a couple of kisses making this a sweet regency romance.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book via NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
 


Earl of Basingstoke by Aileen Fish

Lady Phoebe has created a fantasy version of her dream man, the Earl of Basingstoke, in her diary, and she ignores the gossip surrounding his wicked ways when he begins to pursue her. But when Basingstoke discovers Lady Phoebe’s diary, he blames her for creating the rumors and wants nothing more to do with her. Heartbroken, she goes in search of the real rumormonger. Can she prove her innocence and regain Basingstoke’s love? 


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Meet six of the most wickedly sinful earls in all of Regency England. Together they make up the Wicked Earls’ Club. A secret group, marked with a single golden W; it is a place where these deliciously devious earls can indulge in their darkest desires. Though fate may have something else planned for them entirely.

 



Earl of Weston by Anna St. Claire

Edward Hunter, confirmed bachelor, returns from an assignment with the Crown to find his brother killed and himself the new Earl of Weston—a position he never wanted. Hattie Longbottom is an aging, sheltered spinster who suddenly finds herself forced to leave her home with her beloved parrot, Archie, and travel to her brother’s home. Can a reluctant earl revenge his brother’s murder and save a spinster in the process?

Earl of Davenport by Maggie Dallen

The Devil of Davenport is in need of a bride. Everyone knows the wicked earl is looking to wed, but only his childhood friend Anne knows his secret. Despite what society believes, he’s not a devil—not really. Not at all. Of course, he’s no saint either. He’s all man. And while Anne’s less scandalous sister might be the logical choice for a wife, she’s not the one who makes his pulse race. To win his angel, this earl may just have to live up to his devilish title.

Earl of Grayson by Amanda Mariel

Charlotte is a true lady and Damien a determined rake. When their paths cross they have every reason to turn in the opposite direction, and yet they cannot seem to avoid one another. Passions flare, putting them both at risk. They stand not only to lose their reputations, but more importantly, their hearts.

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Earl of Benton by Madeline Martin

HIS ACTIONS COULD BE TREASON… 
Alistair Johnstone’s days of running whisky come to an abrupt halt when he inherits an earldom. After years of living in Scotland and denying his English heritage, he now must return despite his mother’s bitter contempt and his own lack of desire. When his mother’s attempt to run whisky goes awry, Alistair is forced to step in and save her by doing one last whisky run – however, if he’s caught, he will face a traitor’s death. 

Earl of Pembroke by Lauren Smith

Gillian Beaumont is no lady, as the bastard daughter of an earl and working as a lady’s maid, the last thing she needs is to fall in love with an earl. But when the sweetly seductive Earl of Pembroke mistakes her for her mistress, he falls head over heels for her in this upstairs-downstairs romance.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I have read in this Multi-Author series.
I love Lauren Smith’s books, especially the Historical Romance and Dragon Shifter Romance.
This book is part of The Wicked earl’s Club and crosses over to be part of Lauren’s series The League of Rogues.
James is an Earl and when he and his sister meet Gillian in a book shop he is immediately drawn to this lovely young woman.
Although Gillian is a daughter of an Earl she is illegitimate. Her mother was the Earl’s mistress after the death of his wife.
Sparks fly between this unlikely Hero and Heroine, but will their obvious attraction lead to marriage?
In the Regency Era that probably wouldn’t happen, but this is fiction so maybe it can.
I gave this novella 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. Although our hero treats Gillian like a lady passion finally wins out.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


Earl of St. Seville by Christina McKnight

After the untimely death of her bareknuckle boxing mother from injuries sustained in the ring, Lady Patience Lane thinks she’ll never return to that world. Until she meets the devilishly tempting Sinclair Chambers, the Earl of St. Seville. If he’s going to get the prize purse and save his people from starvation, he needs training before his next match. Together, Sin and Patience will fight not just to win the prize purse, but for the love of a lifetime.

My Thoughts:

This is the third book I have read in this multi-author series. There are a total of 12 with only three more that have not yet released.

So far this one is the cleanest/sweetest one I have read. 

Lady Patience name is deceiving. She is by no means patient with members of the ton who ignore her edicts and wishes to keep others from suffering like her mother did.

Sinclair Chambers, Earl of St. Seville came to London with one thought in mind… To earn enough money boxing to save his estate and his people. 

Patience’s father brings him home after finding him being beaten and calls for a doctor to tend his injuries.

Hearing noises that wake her Patience thinks her brothers have returned home but instead finds a half dressed man she doesn’t know occupying her brother’s bedchamber. rather than identify himself he climbs from the second story window to disappear into the night.

After this inauspicious beginning our couple become enamored with one another however they take no steps toward intimacy. Instead Patience takes over the training of Sin so he is more proficient at boxing.
Instead of a hot romp in the sheets this book includes a story of lies by omission and feelings of betrayal.

Will our couple get past the untruths or will Sinclair’s lies lead to the end between the couple? 

I gave this novella 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 1 of 5 flames. No intimacy ever develops between our couple.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. I also received a link to an ARC at Bookfunnel from the author.
This in no way affected my opinion of this novella which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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Fortune’s Final Folly

Fortunes of Fate Book 10

Christina McKnight

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Publication Date: August 6, 2019

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Synopsis:

A TWIST OF FATE…

Miss Katherina Elliott leads a simple life, teaching impoverished children, just as her parents did before her. Kate knows little of her family’s past: only that every three months, a mysterious benefactor sends her enough money to pay the school’s mounting bills. The envelope is brought by the solicitor across the street—a man Kate knows she shouldn’t want but can’t resist.

Lord Joshua Stuart, the second son of the Duke of Beaufort, has never fit in with the rest of his family. Though he has a practice on Bond Street, he’s always preferred working in Cheapside, where he can make a real difference. It has nothing to do with his attractive, sweet neighbor across the street, or so he tells himself. But when Kate’s school is threatened, Joshua knows he must help her.

As Joshua and Kate work to save the school, they grow closer, until their love for each other can no longer be denied. Their search brings them to the famed fortune teller, Madame Zeta, who holds the key to Kate’s past. But when Kate’s fate intertwines with Madame Zeta’s, nothing will ever be the same. Will her love for Joshua survive fortune’s twists, or will they end up as the final folly?

My Thoughts:

This is the 10th and final book in this multi-author series. I have read only the prequel and this one book but I do own a couple more from the series.

Although each book can be read and enjoyed as a standalone I feel you would like them much more read in order of publication.

There is a little bit of mystery that is hinted at in the beginning of the book.

We, unlike our heroine, know that her past is a lofty one even though she was brought up as a vicar’s daughter. The danger starts when the father she never knew decides that her death is the only way he will get what he feels is rightly his. Will he succeed in his quest to kill her and who is Madame Zeta to Katherina?

The answer to this last question is actually answered in the prologue but unless you are reading carefully you may miss this tidbit.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line, plot and characterization.

I received a complimentary 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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Duchess in his Bed(Review Post)

Another Lorraine Heath book that I find interesting!

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9780062676061_4213c“Heath is known for her beautiful, deeply emotional romances.”—Washington Post

For a duchess with practical desires, falling in love is an inconceivable part of her plan…

As owner of the Elysium Club which caters to women’s fantasies, Aiden Trewlove is accustomed to introducing adventurous ladies to sin and vice. But he is uncharacteristically intrigued by the mysterious beauty who visits his club one night, yearning to indulge in the forbidden—with him. Drawn to her indomitable spirit, he breaks his rule of never becoming personally involved with his clientele and is determined to fully awaken her desires.

A recent widow, Selena Sheffield, Duchess of Lushing, has never known passion, not until Aiden’s slow, sensual seduction leads her on a journey of discovery and incredible pleasure. But her reasons for visiting the notorious club are not all that they seem.

As Selena’s motives become complicated by love, she finds herself with…

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Kindle & Audible Review- Seeing Miss Heartstone by Nichole Van

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Seeing Miss Heartstone

Title: Seeing Miss Heartstone

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Nichole Van

Source: Purchase on Kindle & Audible

Publisher: Fiorenza, Nov. 2018

Pages: 315

Rating: 5

Sexy Rating: 3

Violence Rating:…
Narration: by Cat Gould, Rating: 4

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Miss Belle Heartstone—heiress and savvy businesswoman—needs a husband. Immediately. As in, yesterday would not have been soon enough. Her mother’s attempts at matchmaking have been disastrous. So Belle decides to solve the problem her way—survey the market and purchase the best groom available.

Colin Radcliffe, Marquess of Blake—debt-ridden and penniless—needs a large infusion of cash. Desperately. Preferably cash that does not come with a wife attached. It is no surprise, then, when he receives Miss Heartstone’s brazen proposal—her cash, his title, their marriage—that he politely declines.

But before he leaves her, Blake suggests something truly radical: Maybe before finding a husband, Belle should find herself.
His simple words send them both on…

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