MY LIFE AS A MIXTAPE by LJ Evans! Review and Excerpt Tour


We are so excited that MY LIFE AS A MIXTAPE by LJ Evans is finally here.

As the last and final installment in her My Life As An Album series inspired by music and romance., we just know you’ll love Lonnie and Wynn’s story.

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Title:  My Life as a Mixtape

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Author: LJ Evans

Release Date: November 13, 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Series: My Life as an Album #4

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 410

Format: Print and Digital

Print ISBN: B07HLRFZ26 

Digital ISBN: 978-1723958847




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From award winning author, LJ Evans, comes the last story in the  MY LIFE AS AN ALBUM SERIES, inspired by music and romance.


I came to Tennessee to help a friend.

And now, I’m stuck.

By the Southern charm,

By the sweet tea and

By a tall, red-headed “Strawberry Shortcake.”

And when my world crumbles apart,

Wynn is there to help me pick up the pieces.

To show me the way.


My life was a huge disappointment.

My marriage,

My job,

Everything slipped away.

Coming home seemed like the final failure.

But then I meet him,

Lonnie Brennan, the sexy bass player,

Who adds laughter to my life.

And now, I realize that I can

Change my tune,

Sing a new song. 


Copyright © 2018 LJ Evans

“Okay. But being twenty-five,” she emphasized her age like I should have known it. “And already having a divorce under your belt doesn’t bode well for any future endeavors.”

I turned back to the sky because looking at her was harder than I could have ever expected.

 “One mistake doesn’t make you a failure,” I replied automatically but truthfully.

She didn’t respond, and we just laid there watching the stars wink into existence in a way I never got to see in L.A. Here in this part of Tennessee, they were out nightly. And here at the lake, they were stunning. Like her, glimmering…shiny…heart wrenching.

“Look at it this way,” I told her. “Now you get to have a whole bunch more firsts.”

“What?” she asked. I could feel her looking at me now, and I risked turning my head to meet her eyes. They were so pale that it was hard to see them in the darkness that had settled over us as the sun disappeared.

“You know. First time getting drunk…after the divorce. Well, hell, you already did that.” She smiled weakly, and I continued. “How about first date…after the divorce? First kiss…after the divorce. First time making love…after the divorce. It’s like you get a whole shitload of do-overs now but with more experience than you had when you did those things the first time. You can do them better than you did them as a kid.”

She held her breath at my words and stared at me.

Then she leaned slightly forward and kissed my cheek. Her lips hit my skin and filled me with a scent of berries and lake and I had to clench my fingers into my fist to prevent myself from pulling her all the way to me and devouring all of her, not just those sweet, full lips.

“Thank you,” she breathed out as she settled back on the dock and stared at the night.

“For what?”

“For trying to make me feel better. For reminding me that there’s more to life than this moment.”

But as soon as she said it, I was struck with a longing I don’t normally have. A longing to have this particular moment last forever. Because laying on the dock in the dusk with this beautiful creature might be something I could do three hundred and sixty-five days a year. And that was definitely not in any of my plans.

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About LJ Evans:

 LJ Evans author bwAward winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She’s been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. While she currently spends her days teaching 1st grade in a local public school, she spends her free time reading and writing, as well as binge watching original shows like The Crown, Victoria, and Stranger Things.

If you ask her the one thing she won’t do, it’s pretty much anything that involves dirt—sports, gardening, or otherwise. But she loves to write about all of those things, and her first published heroine was pretty much involved with dirt on a daily basis. Which is exactly what LJ loves about fiction novels—the characters can be everything you’re not and still make their way into your heart.


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In the Land of Gods and Monsters

by Carmen Jenner

Publication Date: November 20, 2018

Genres: Dark Romance

In the land of gods and monsters, she was a toy. A plaything. A pet.
His pet.
Taken, stolen, beaten, used.
Pet remembers nothing before his touch, and afterward she craves nothing more.
Sinful and merciless, Ares is her god now. He alone says when to beg, when to come, and when to kneel, but he never said anything about leaving.

Warning: In the Land of Gods and Monsters is a dark romance novel. It contains strong sexual themes, dubious consent, graphic violence, and may contain triggers for some readers.

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About Carmen Jenner

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict, cake fanatic, and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives in sunny Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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(The Pennington Family #3.5)

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Print Length: 137 pages

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Publisher: MM Books

Publication Date: November 13, 2018

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A Pennington Family Novella 

Lady Millie, youngest of the Pennington family, has always lived in the shadow of her talented and powerful siblings. She’s been the rock of stability and order for her sisters and brothers. Her future looks bright until fate deals her a tragic hand. 

Dermot McKendry is a former surgeon in the Royal Navy who has returned to his home in the Highlands to open a hospital. As disorganized as he is passionate, he is a man with wounds and a secret past he has worked a lifetime to hide. 

Providence brings them together, but their future may lie beyond redemption. 

Dearest Millie is a poignant tale of two lovers, life’s calamities, and the healing power of the human heart. 

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You will not want to miss this poignant story written by this husband and wife duo.
I read an ARC of this novella in the span of a couple of hours. It is so engrossing you will not want to put it down.
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Love in the Highlands

Love in the Highlands

A Collection of Steamy Scottish Romance

by Sue-Ellen Welfonder/Allie McKay

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514Koo2cAOLTHE LAIRD OF LYONGATE HALL ~ Passion flares between a hot Highlander hero and a daring young woman who lives to right wrongs – but never expected to fall in love.

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There are things more dangerous than an ancient curse… love, for one

Love is the greatest magic…

When Highland laird Lucian MacRae of Lyongate Hall leaves his home in northern Scotland to tend business in London, he never expects to meet the one woman who cannot just steal his heart, but might also help him break a centuries-old family curse.

Lady Melissa Tandy is not popular with English gentry – as a half-Scottish lass and a rebellious miss, at that – her wild ways and daring set her apart. Now someone is also trying to kill her. So when a dashing Highland lord insists on rescuing her, she has little reason not to run away with him to the Highlands, and every reason to fall in love.

only for a knightONLY FOR A KNIGHT ~ A powerfully emotional tale of star-crossed lovers against a world determined to rip them apart.

It was beyond her control to resist him…

After ten years of journeying about Scotland, fighting other men’s wars and battling a few demons of his own, roguish knight Sir Robert MacKenzie is finally heading back to Kintail, the vast Highland territory held by his warrior chieftain father, Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail. Their parting was fraught, clan scandal and tragedy having driven Robert from his home. But past heartaches and angers are now forgotten and Robert wants nothing more than to embrace kith and kin, at last assuming his rightful place as future clan laird. But almost as soon as he crosses onto Kintail land, his homecoming plans are upended by a damsel in great distress…

Lass of the glens Mariana Mackay was on a mission to repay an unpaid debt for her dying mother. Nothing else would have taken her so deep into the heart of Kintail, putting her right in the path of the homebound knight. More than that, an accident along the way lands her in Robert’s arms when he rushes to aid her. As often happens in life and death moments, their passions quickly ignite – but Robert has sworn to accept a bride from a rival clan. Now he must rip open the wounds of the past, risking a feud and perhaps forever alienating himself from his clan – or he can follow his heart and claim the love of a woman who carries dark secrets of her own. As desire consumes them, the star-crossed lovers know that their only chance at happiness could destroy everything else they love.

51Leg3+YJrLMUST LOVE KILTS ~ When a Scotland-loving American wins a trip to the Highlands, her dreams come true in the arms of a fierce Highland warrior, but can their love survive Vikings – and the greater threat of time?

From dream to reality…

Margo Menlove adores everything Scottish. But when she wins a Highland vacation, she’s disappointed by the whirlwind tourist trail she’s taken on. She wants to experience the Scotland of warriors such as legendary Magnus MacBride. When she explores on her own, she picks up a beautiful stone on the shore – and awakens to the sight of MacBride himself in the heat of battle.

Magnus MacBride has seen many things while fighting the Viking hordes, but when a soaking-wet naked woman appears out of the surf, he is truly stunned. Even more stirring is the passion he hasn’t allowed himself to feel in all the years he has lived only for vengeance. But giving in to his wild desire would place Margo in mortal danger – unless they stand together and fight for the love neither can endure without…

Master of the highlandsMASTER OF THE HIGHLANDS ~ A hot-blooded Highland warrior learns that even the boldest hero is no match for the searing passion of the one woman he cannot resist.

He was lord of nothing… 

No man is a worse candidate for penance than hot-tempered Iain MacLean. As a fierce Highland warrior and brother to a mighty, well-respected laird, he never dreamed he’d someday don a pilgrim’s robe and travel the land, bending his knee at holy sites rather than swinging his sword. But that is exactly what he must do after accidentally setting fire to his family’s chapel. He will lose everything unless he delivers his clan’s greatest treasure to a sacred shrine – the price for his wild and reckless ways.

Until he claimed her heart…

No lass is less suited for the convent than passionate Madeline Drummond. Neither should any maid see her family’s castle overrun, her people threatened, and worse. She couldn’t prevent tragedy, but she will take revenge on the murderous villain who destroyed her clan. Retribution will ruin her, leaving her no choice but to seek forgiveness in a nunnery. When the fiery Highlander and the lady meet, desire flames and their souls are scorched by a single kiss. Together, they journey across Scotland to regain Madeline’s ancestral home. And as wrongs are righted, she learns vengeance can be sweet – especially as the one true love of the Master of the Highlands. 

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Release Day Review- A Holiday By Gaslight by Mimi Matthews

I just finished this really good novella last night. It was my first time reading anything by this author. Look for my review to come.

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A Holiday by Gaslight A Victorian Christmas Novella

Title: A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian/Holiday
Author: Mimi Matthews
Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press, Nov. 13, 2018
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Pages: 147
Rating: 5+
Sexy Rating: 3
Violence Rating:…
Christmasy Feeling: 5
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Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things.

A Last Chance for Love

But severing ties with her taciturn suitor isn’t as straightforward as Sophie envisioned. Her parents are outraged. And then there’s Charles Darwin, Prince Albert, and that dratted gaslight. What’s a girl to do except invite Mr. Sharpe to Appersett…

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The Last Duke by Jess Michaels

I was granted an ARC of this book on the last possible day but in archived before I could download it. I have it pre-ordered so I guess I’ll see it today on my kindle.

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The Last Duke (The 1797 Club #10)The Last Duke by Jess Michaels

Barbara’s rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: The 1797 Club #10
Publication Date: 11/13/18

The Last Duke is perhaps the best Duke of all. It is a wonderful goodbye to the ten Dukes in the 1797 club and their wonderful wives and children. They are all featured and catching up with them is lovely. This book isn’t as fast-paced and exciting as some of the others, but, I think that is perfect because, well, goodbyes are sad. The writing is excellent, it is well-plotted, well-written and the characters are absolutely lovely.

It is the saddest of times. Christopher Collins, Kit, and all of his friends are gathered at his father’s country estate to say goodbye to the Duke of Kingsacre, Kit’s father. The Duke is loved and admired by all the members of the 1797 club because he was kind to them and helped…

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REJECTING THE ROGUE by Riley Cole – Release Day Blitz


Today we are celebrating the release of the first book in


This series includes REJECTING THE ROGUE (now live!)

and SEDUCING THE SCIENTIST (coming November 20).

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– Meet the Restitution League –

RestThey’re thieves. They’re rogues.

They’re well-armed for adventure.

The crew of the Restitution League fights injustice

while wrestling with love and desire

and the occasional throwing knife.

One blazing romance at a time…

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Thieves make the best rogues. And the worst heartbreakers.

Philomena Sweet, Victorian London’s finest safecracker, knows it better than most. The worst rogue of them all, dashing jewel thief Spencer Crane, smashed hers long ago.

And now he’s back, fleeing danger from their past. Danger he won’t survive without her help.

She’d love to refuse, but she can’t leave him for dead.

Spencer Crane would sooner steal costume jewelry than ask talented, wickedly bright Meena Sweet for help.

But revenge stalks them both. He needs her artistry. She needs his skills.

Neither needs the desire that sparks to life between them.

While they dodge criminals, carriages, and the occasional flying cabbage, who will protect these two notorious thieves from each other?






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A woman who disdains love collides with a man who lives for passion. Explosions ensue.

Ada Templeton believes in science. She believes in chemical reactions and experimentation and old-fashioned common sense. She’s far too clever to be seduced by a rake like Edison Sweet.

Con artist, liar, self-taught inventor, Edison Sweet, uses his hard won skills to help others. When he’s not saving unfortunates swindled by Victorian London’s criminal classes, he loves women. A great many woman.

Over Ada’s objections, Edison agrees to guard her latest invention from a mastermind willing to kill for it. He never expected to be intrigued by the lovely widow whose body he finds as exciting as her mind.

Their chemistry is impossible to ignore.

And impossible to trust.

Stalked by a brilliant killer, will they concoct a formula powerful enough to mend two broken hearts, or will love elude these two stubborn inventors?





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Riley has a long fascination with all things Victorian. She loves the peculiar mix of science, mysticism and innovation that collided in the Victorian Era.

To say nothing of bustles. Bustles and elaborate hats and parasols. Parasols for rain. Parasols for sun. And parasols that morph into swords…of course.

Sadly, Riley has little use for umbrellas in the dry foothills of the Eastern Sierra, but she consoles herself with forest hikes and dips in cool mountain lakes. Besides—no matter where one resides—a proper cuppa never comes amiss.

If you enjoy a little high adventure—and a lot of desire—with your historical romance, delve into Riley’s version of late Victorian London.

Thieves, rogues, and love await…

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Stranded in the Woods by Noelle Adams Release Day Celebration

SITW_BlitzA surprise snowstorm. A grumpy recluse. One very hot night.

When the snow finally melts will Penny Holiday and Kent Matheson find their

happy-ever-after or are they destined to remain friends?

Contemporary Romance fans will love this charming holiday romance from

New York Times Bestselling Author Noelle Adams!

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 Title: Stranded in the Woods

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Author: Noelle Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 13, 2018

Publisher: Noelle Adams

Series: Holiday Acres #3

Format: Digital eBook

Digital ISBN: 9781386276081

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A surprise snowstorm. A grumpy recluse. One very hot night.

When Penny Holiday gets stranded during a snowstorm, she has to seek refuge with Kent Matheson, a childhood friend who lives like a hermit and has never forgiven her family. Kent is everything she shouldn’t want, but feelings are awakened in his cabin in the woods that don’t disappear when the snow finally melts.

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 “Oh, Kent.” Her voice was gentle, almost tender. “You know that’s not true, right?”


“You can do relationships. You were friends with me for eighteen years, and you never let me down.”

For no good reason emotion caught in his throat at that. “Not eighteen years. We weren’t friends when you were in the cradle.”

“Pretty much. I remembered having that contest over who could draw the better dog when I was like four years old. We were friends for all those years. You can do relationships.”

“That’s only because I pulled away before I had a chance to mess our friendship up.”

“You can keep telling yourself that if you want, but I know it’s not true.”

She was so beautiful in the candlelight, with her eyes deep and her lashes thick and her lips curved sensuously that Kent had to fight a wave of arousal that almost matched the power of the clench in his heart.

“I think it is,” he said thickly.

“And I know it’s not. You’ve always been a good friend to me until you decided that you didn’t want to be.”

“I did want to be. I just didn’t want to mess it up. And don’t tell me I wouldn’t have eventually ruined it because I’m about to ruin whatever’s left between us right now.”

She blinked. “What do you mean?”

“I mean I’m about to kiss you, and what would that do to our friendship?”

He wished he was better at guarding his words, hiding his feelings, but he’d never been good at that like Scott and Phil were. He was almost as bad at it as Penny.

Penny’s voice was hoarse now. “You’re about to…”

“Kiss you.”

Her cheeks flushed in the flickering light, and she met his gaze in something like a challenge. “Then why don’t you?”

“Why don’t I what?”

“Kiss me. What the heck do you think we were talking about?”

“You want me to kiss you?”

“Why wouldn’t I?”

“Because we’re friends.”

“And that means I’ll never want to kiss you?”

He was breathless now for a different reason. Things were happening so fast he couldn’t keep up. “You want me to…”

“Kiss me.” She swallowed down the last of her hot chocolate. “If that’s what you want. If it’s no good, then we won’t do it again.”

He stared at her, breathing heavily until he couldn’t hold back anymore.

She was asking him to kiss her, and everything about her was kissable.

Kent was going to kiss her even if it was the worst thing he could do.

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Stranded on the Beach

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A forced vacation on the beach. The man who broke her heart. A second chance at love.

Rebecca Holiday’s sisters force her to take a two-week vacation on the beach for some much needed rest, but then she runs into the man who broke her heart, the only man she’s ever loved.

When they decide to spend time together, it’s only supposed to be closure, but what they might discover is a second chance at love.

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Stranded in the Snow

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An unexpected snowstorm. The man she hates the most. One very hot night.

Olivia Holiday does not expect to spend the weekend stranded in a romantic cottage during a snowstorm with the one man she resents the most. Scott Matheson is a player and holds a grudge against her family, and she really shouldn’t find him so hot. They share a deep history as well as an attraction, and it all comes out as they’re trapped together for one hot night.

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Stranded for Christmas

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A snowstorm. Her much older business partner. One very hot night.

Laura Holiday doesn’t believe in romance. Her life revolves around her work and her six-year-old son. The last thing she wants is a fling with her friend and business partner, Russ Matheson, who is emotionally unavailable and thirteen years older than her. But one night in a snowstorm changes their relationship forever.

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Noelle Adams PhotoNoelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

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Medieval Monday with guest Ruth Casie

This looks like a good book. I haven’t read this author before.

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It’s week two for Medieval Monday and today’s guest is my friend Ruth Casie who is sharing an excerpt from The Guardian’s Witch. Happy reading and enjoy!


He slapped Alex on the back and put his arm around him. At close look, there were heavy lines on his brother’s face and the laughter was gone from his voice. “What goes here? You gave us a fright. When we left, Mother and Father were in deep conversation with Edward.”

All his brothers now gathered around him. They stood behind him like an impenetrable wall. Just being with them gave him strength. “Jamie, these are my brothers Geoffrey, Bennett, Damian, Edwin, Fayne and Cameron.”

Alex waited while the Scotsman evaluated his brothers. He knew together the seven of them could be a bit intimidating. But nothing intimidated Jamie.

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As the only woman in King Robert the Bruce’s Bodyguard Corps, Mairin Mackenzie is eager to prove herself. When the King proposes a mission to sow the seeds of civil war in England, Mairin jumps at the chance, even though returning there means confronting the nightmarish trauma of her past. But to her frustration, the Bruce decides to send a second bodyguard with her—Niall, the only Englishman in the Corps. Although Niall kindles a surprising heat within her, Mairin has sworn to hate the English until the day she dies. When she is faced with a chance at personal vengeance, can she trust in her strength, even if it means ignoring what’s in her heart?

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A shadowed past…

To avoid questions about his shameful secret, Thorolf has carefully constructed a life as a roving shipbuilder. But when entrancing Pict thrall Bridget falls into Thorolf’s arms begging for help, Thorolf cannot resist the golden-haired beauty’s pleas. He risks his life to spirit her safely back to her homeland, despite vowing never to return to Pictland. Now he must choose between guarding the truth of his past or giving his heart to the brave woman who heals him with her merest touch.

A fated future…

After being shunned by her people for possessing the gift of Touch, Bridget resigns herself to a solitary life on the outskirts of her village. When Viking raiders capture her and deliver her to their cruel Jarl, she fears that this new nightmare may never end. Yet within Thorolf’s protective embrace, Bridget lets herself hope for not only the shelter his strong arms promise, but also the acceptance her own people denied her. But when the truth of both of their pasts comes to light, will fate rip them apart forever?


A Gentleman’s Vow

a gentleman's vow

Saints and Sinners Book 2

by Heather Boyd

File Size: 3207 KB

Print Length: 217 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Heather Boyd

Publication Date: November 8, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Return to the regency countryside for a summer fling that will melt your heart in the brand-new novel in Heather Boyd’s Saints and Sinners series.

Jaded by the experience of dodging fortune hunters during her first season, Lady Jessica Westfall returns home to the estate she loves expecting peace…until the biggest fortune hunter of all follows her from London. To keep Lord James at bay, Jessica enlists the aid of her neighbor, Gideon. As her lifelong friend, Giddy can be trusted to help thwart James’ pursuit, while also satisfying Jessica’s budding interest in things of an intimate nature…things like the kisses she’d missed out on during her season.

Gideon Whitfield’s quiet bachelorhood is interrupted by the arrival of a marriage-minded widow to the nearby village, with her sights set on him as her savior. But the greater threat to his peace proves to be his dear friend’s daughter, Lady Jessica Westfall. Gideon has always adored Jessica, and had expected the headstrong beauty to marry well in her first season. When she comes to him for help avoiding the unwanted advances of a fortune hunter, and also lessons in love—he may prove utterly incapable of helping her while guarding his own heart in the process.

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My Thoughts:

A lack of chemistry between hero and heroine.

I have read and enjoyed other books by this author including the first book of this series but this one frankly, disappointed me.
The age difference was not a problem. My own maternal grandparents were much more than a decade apart in age.
For some reason there was a lack of intimacy between our heroine and hero. I know most people of this era would not have engaged in pre-marital relations but a little bit of spice is expected in this type of book.
It seemed that Gideon found it difficult to even kiss Jessica. There was just no obvious chemistry with these two.
I gave this book 2.75 of 5.0 stars (rounded up to 3.0 stars) for storyline and character development and a low sensual rating of 2 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book by invitation to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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First Kiss Friday with guest Jude Knight

The more I look at this cover the more I want this book.

Sherry Ewing

It’s always a pleasure to have my dear friend Jude Knight as a guest author for First Kiss Friday. It’s even better when we get to help her celebrate a brand new release! Don’t you just love everything about this cover? This excerpt is from House of Thorns. Bear has asked Rosa to marry him, and she has requested time to consider. Happy reading!


In the early dawn, when she served him coffee and a plate loaded with food to fuel his morning’s work, he did not pester her for a decision, but he returned early for lunch, driven home by a heavy shower.

“Have you had enough time to think, Miss Neatham?” he asked, as he entered the kitchen door and interrupted her bread making.

“Yes, Mr. Gavenor.”

He stripped off his rainwear and advanced on her with hands outstretched. “Yes, you have had time to think?…

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