New Release Friday Reviews Featuring Some of This Week’s New Books

My Review of

To Lure a Proper Lady

by Ashlyn Macnamara

Release Date March 29th, 2016

Buy Links:  AmazonBarnes and NobleiBooks



In this steamy novel from Ashlyn Macnamara—“a born storyteller” (Jennifer McQuiston) who “brings all the elegance and romance of the Regency to life” (Tessa Dare)—a dutiful young lady tries to resist the charms of a rogue from the legendary Bow Street Runners.

When Lady Elizabeth Wilde and her sisters are summoned once again to their chronically anxious father’s deathbed, she’s shocked to find that his worries are at last justified. He’s terribly ill, and Lizzie suspects poison. But when she seeks help from the Bow Street Runners, her request is answered by a rough-hewn rogue known only as Dysart. Though his irreverent charm by turns shocks and captivates her, a man of Dysart’s background is an altogether inappropriate choice for a duke’s daughter—isn’t he?
Although Dysart has his reasons to disdain polite society, the promise of supplemental income from a noble’s coffers is too tempting to deny. But if Dysart means to apprehend the culprit who poisoned the duke, he’ll need to avoid any and all distractions—like the delicious swish of Lady Elizabeth’s hips. Yet as the investigation begins to unearth secrets he’d rather remain hidden, Dysart must decide at a moment’s notice whether to hold Elizabeth at arm’s length . . . or pull her dangerously close.
Praise for the novels of Ashlyn Macnamara
“Ashlyn Macnamara weaves tales rich in angst, humor, and history as she treats readers to the steamier side of Regency. Her inventive prose has secured her a place on my auto-buy list, and her memorable characters have secured a place in my heart. Don’t forget to set your morning alarm, though. You’ll be reading long past your bedtime!”New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston
“A witty, sexy historical romance . . . Pain, scandal, forgiveness, honor, intrigue, passion, clever banter, romance and love all play a part in this delightful tale, which will keep readers turning the pages.”Romance Junkies, on What a Lady Craves
“An intriguing, dramatic, and sexually charged novel that is recommended for most historical romance lovers.”Library Journal, on What a Lady Demands
“A wonderful tale depicting an intelligent heroine who speaks her mind, and a misguided hero who is struggling with his past.”Fresh Fiction, on What a Lady Requires
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


My Thoughts:

Ashlyn Macnamara has created a very engaging story. Her characters are believable and the storyline keeps you interested.

Lizzy can not accept that her father is so ill. She grows suspicious. So before this house party is to begin, she decides to run to Bow street and find someone to investigate matters. There she meets a runner named Dysart. He seems pretty rough, but he can adapt, so he says, to fit in as whomever is needed to investigate her father’s illness. 

Who is Dysart, really?  He seems to be able to play the part of a gentlemen very easily, almost too easily. This is just one of the mysteries in this story. 

This is book one of  Ashlyn Macnamara’s new series and in this readers opinion is not to be missed.

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


My Review of

Magic in the Stars:

Unexpected Magic Book #1

by Patricia Rice

Release Date March 29th, 2016

Buy at Amazon


“Patricia Rice weaves magical love stories” – Mary Jo Putney, NY Times Bestselling Author

“Rice takes her readers on an amorous adventure in this magical tale.” – RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 star Top Pick)

“There is never a dull moment.” – Nightowl Reviews

The long-awaited sequel to New York Times bestselling author Patricia Rice’s Magic series of historical romances is finally here!


He’s a scientist who studies the stars. She’s an astrologer who predicts the future. Can a lonely witch save a handsome unbeliever from his own doom?

The Lonely Witch

While creating zodiac charts for her eccentric and mysterious Malcolm relations, Lady Azenor Dougall — a talented astrologer — realizes the alignment of the stars poses a fatal threat to her beloved siblings. To protect those she loves, she flees her Scots home… and searches for an answer.

The Handsome Scientist

Lord Theophilus Ives, heir presumptive to the Marquess of Ashford, is a renowned astronomer who has perfected a telescope capable of seeing beyond Saturn’s moons. If only the women his all-male family attracted were as predictable as the laws of science. Nonetheless, Theo is undaunted by the tumult of his life — until the day the luscious Lady Azenor arrives to warn them that his brother, the Marquess, is in terrible danger. 

The Question

Can Lady Azenor Dougall convince a laughing disbeliever of peril? And can she escape the fate her stars predict if she lingers too long in Lord Theo’s enthralling company? 

If you enjoy the humor of Eloisa James, the history of Jo Beverley, or the emotion of Mary Jo Putney, don’t miss this exciting new chapter in Patricia Rice’s acclaimed historical romance series!

My Thoughts:

This is a delightful romp with some mystery, an emerging love story, some marvelously implausible characters and an intriguing premise. It is set in England in the early industrial revolution time period. I loved this story with dogs, cats, farm animals and unpredictable male characters. Our hero is an astronomer. Our heroine is an astrologer.
This is a story that will make you laugh out loud. The characters are well developed with unique personalities that make you want to see more and more of them. We can only hope that the stories of each and every one will follow this one.
I would give this a 4.25 star rating!
I received a Digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.




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