Two For Tuesday Recent Release Reviews, Bargains & Freebies

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RECENT RELEASE REVIEW

Released June 28th, 2016

Once a Soldier

(Rogues Redeemed)

by Mary Jo Putney

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Putney’s endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight.” –Sabrina Jeffries

Rogues Redeemed

Synopsis:

As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her.

Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match.

Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel’s enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they’d dared imagine. . .

My Thoughts:
This first book in a new series by Award Winning Author Mary Jo Putney may be a sleeper. It has the potential of being great, but just doesn’t clear the bar from being really good to great. I have read this author in the past, so her works are not new to me. I would have preferred this book to be more fast paced. I had no problem putting it down and coming back to it later. I didn’t actually get the ARC until after the publication date so I didn’t take a long time to finish it but longer than I would have liked.
I thought the characters were endearing. It is a book with multiple storylines in that more than one couple falls in love and ends up marrying so that it ends up being a story within a story. Athena and Will are the main hero and heroine and you’re never too certain they will end up together.
I hope subsequent books in the series will live up to the standards I have come to expect from this author.
I gave this book a 3.75 star rating.

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



Surrender the Heart

(Surrender to Destiny Book 1)

by MaryLu Tyndall

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370 pages: Contains real page numbers based on the print edition (ISBN 1602601658).

51oQkInadNL__SX327_BO1,204,203,200_Relive the rich history of the War of 1812 through the eyes of Marianne Denton and Noah Brenin, who both long to please their families but neither one wishes to marry the other. Noah is determined to get his cargo to England before war breaks out, and Marianne is equally determined to have a wedding so that her inheritance can be unlocked and her destitute family saved. When their stubborn games get them captured by a British warship, can they escape and bring liberty to their country—and growing love?

 

 

 



The Reluctant Duke

(A Seabrook Family Saga Book 1)

by Christine Donovan

Digital List Price: $2.99

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334 pages based on the print edition (ISBN 1481097946).

Although this is part of a series, this book can stand alone.

Thomas Seabrook, the penniless Duke of Wentworth, walks into White’s for night cap. He leaves no 51jNzKWfHZL__SX345_BO1,204,203,200_longer in need of coin. In fact, he has become a wealthy man and owner of Hamilton Whaling Industries of New Bedford, Massachusetts and guardian of a seventeen-year-old girl. Thomas travels to Boston intent of bring his ward back and marrying her off to the first eligible gentleman who requests her hand. Except the first gentleman to ask for her, is his own brother Sebastian. Thomas refuses, because bloody hell, he wants her for himself.

Emma Hamilton is not happy with her new situation. Her papa brought her up to be independent and assertive. How dare this stranger, this moody noble, dictate what she can do and not do? When she finds herself thrown into a London season, being introduced from one gentleman to another, looking for a husband, she realizes only the Duke will do. Can Emma break through the Duke’s dark, hard exterior and find the loving, caring gentleman she knows he hides from the world?



NEW RELEASE REVIEW

July 5th, 2016

A License to Wed

Rebellious Brides

by Diana Quincy

 

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