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Tempted

The Wicked Woodleys

by Jess Michaels

Synopsis:

* * * A hot historical romance from USA Today Bestselling Romance

Author Jess Michaels * * * 

The youngest son of the Woodley clan, Gabriel has been obsessed with bringing his missing twin sister home since she disappeared over two years ago. His drive has forced him to block out all else, including any feelings he may have for the beautiful Juliet Gray. But when she is brought to London by Gabriel’s mother, avoiding the desire she inspires becomes impossible.

Juliet never wanted to come to London in the first place, especially since she knows she won’t be able to avoid Gabriel, who has been both confusing and drawing her from the moment they met. But to give her father a chance at happiness, she’ll stay in town. When Gabriel asks for her help in finding his sister, explosive secrets will be spilled and long suppressed longings will overflow. But will their search bring them love or expose them to a danger that could destroy all they’ve built? 

My Thoughts:

I have read and reviewed several Digital ARCs of Jess Michaels books. I must say I was totally entranced by this one. In my opinion it is the BEST ONE YET!
It is helpful to have read the other books in the series and the ones in the previous series, but not necessary. This book reads well as a Stand Alone title.
I would give this book 4.5 stars. It is completely engaging!

I received a digital ARC of this book through Netgally in exchange for an honest review.


Enchantment of a Highlander

by Madeline Martin

Diversion Books

Romance, History

Digital List Price: $4.99

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Synopsis:
Love is the most potent of remedies.

The sweeping historical romance that began with DECEPTION OF A HIGHLANDER, and continued with POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER, reaches its dazzling conclusion in this scorcher set on the Scottish plains.

Alec MacLean returns home after a decade to find his recently deceased father has let his inheritance fall to ruin. As the new laird, it’s Alec’s responsibility to rebuild the castle and restore the lands. He must also regain the people’s trust after having abandoned them so long ago, a feat not easily done when he fears he’s plagued with the same darkness as his father.

Celia escaped the North Berwick witch trials at a young age, surviving because of the sacrifice of her beloved caretaker. She’s made a life for herself in the wilds of Scotland where no laird rules, a life where she heals for coin, a life without love so she can never feel the hurt of loss again.

When the new laird comes back to claim his land, his determination to restore order threatens everything Celia has worked so hard to gain, especially with the undeniable attraction sizzling between them. Together, they will face all challenges, from the tangle of their own damaged pasts to the fire-fueled witch hunts sweeping the Isle of Mull. Together, they will find that the best way to overcome darkness and war is through the undeniable light of love.

My Thoughts:

I started reading Madeline Martin’s books when she published her Debut Novel, “Deception of a Highlander” last July. I have loved all 3 of the books in this series. They are typically a little longer than I would expect but very well written. This one was 41 chapters+ an epilogue. Because of the sheer number of chapters it seemed longer than the 300 approximate pages listed, but looking back the chapters themselves were not overly long.
Her characters are as usual very well developed. The story looks as though it will end on a tragic note but doesn’t.
I would advise reading all 3 books in the order published even though they all are very good as stand alones.
I would give this book 4.25 stars.
I received a digital ARC of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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