My Review of Two New/Recent Releases From Kensington Books!!

“Lady Beresford’s Lover”

by Ella Quinn

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Synopsis:

Ella Quinn’s bachelors are quite sure of what they want in life—and love—until the right woman opens their eyes…

After a painful heartbreak, Rupert, the handsome young Earl of Stanstead, has decided that when it comes to love, avoidance is best. Until he meets a woman who makes him forget his plan—and remember his longing for a wife and family. Yet he senses that she too has been hurt, though she attempts to hide her feelings—and more—in the most baffling and alluring way. Intrigued, Rupert is willing to play along, if winning her is the prize…

Crushed by her late husband’s scorn, Vivian, Countess of Beresford, believes she is monstrously undesirable. Sadly childless, she has moved to London resigned to a solitary life. Still, when she encounters Rupert at a masquerade ball, her disguise as Cleopatra emboldens her. Convinced he doesn’t recognize her, she begins an after-hours affair with him, always in costume—while allowing him to innocently court the real her by day. But when Rupert makes a shocking choice, will Vivian be able to handle the truth?…

When I received this book, I was a little concerned to find out it was book 7 of a series- I always read these things in proper order and had not read all of the previous books. I didn’t need to worry because while it wasn’t strictly a stand-alone, enough information was given about characters from previous books to make sense when we meet them in this book.

My Thoughts:

I felt that the dialog was well written in a very natural style. The Hero was wonderful. He was very mature in spite of his youth, and knew what he wanted in his life and he wanted our heroine as soon as he met her. He wasn’t afraid of love or marriage. This was simply refreshing. Our poor heroine however, has a real aversion to marriage, and very low self-esteem. Her first husband, because he was in love with another woman, verbally and emotionally abused her throughout their marriage, telling her that she is “deformed” and undesirable. The author skillfully portrays the heroine’s gradual blossoming under the Hero’s gentle care and respect. There are no murders, kidnappings, woman in jeopardy, or dark villainy. This is just a warm hearted feel-good story.

 I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Buy links can be found at Ella Quinn’s website



“An Oath Broken” (The Oath Trilogy Book 2)

by Diana Cosby

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Synopsis:

An arranged marriage to a Scot? Unacceptable!

Lady Sarra Bellacote would sooner marry a boar than a countryman of the bloodthirsty brutes who killed her parents. And yet, despite—or perhaps because of—her valuable holdings, she is being dragged to Scotland to be wed against her will. To complicate the desperate situation, the knight hired to do the dragging is dark, wild, irresistible. And he, too, is intolerably Scottish.

Giric Armstrong, Earl of Terrick, takes no pleasure in escorting a feisty English lass to her betrothed. But he needs the coin to rebuild his castle, and his tenants need to eat. Yet the trip will not be the simple matter he imagined. For Lady Sarra isn’t the only one determined to see her engagement fail. Men with darker motives want to stop the wedding—even if they must kill the bride in the process.

Now, in close quarters with this beautiful English heiress, Terrick must fight his mounting desire, and somehow keep Sarra alive long enough to lose her forever to another man…

“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” —Cathy Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author

I had not read book one of this relatively new series, so wasn’t certain if I would be lost,
but this book can be read as a Stand-Alone.

My Thoughts:

Diana Cosby has done it again. This is another winner and a pleasing addition to the Medieval Scottish Romance Genre. I have been reading Diana Cosby books for quite some time now and she never fails to please me. If I could give this book 4.5 stars I would, but since this only allows for whole numbers I’m giving it a 4. I found our heroine a little perplexing at times and just wanted to shake her. Our hero was the typical Highlander with that sort of mentality and he followed the expected script.

 I received this book free from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Buy links can be found at Diana Cosby’s website

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