My Pre-Release Review of
The Earl’s Return
Book 7 in the Marriage Mart Mayhem series
by Callie Hutton
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pub Date 22 Aug 2016
London, 1819. Four years ago, Darius, the Earl of Redgrave fled London two weeks before his wedding to Lady Mary’s sister and married another woman. Now a widower, he has returned to seek a new wife.
One woman catches his eye . . .
At first, Lady Mary doesn’t recognize the handsome lord as the cad who ran out on her sister. After giving him the cut direct in a London ballroom, she finds herself running into him everywhere she goes, and fighting a forbidden attraction. Not only has Mary sworn off men, Redgrave is so very wrong for her. But she cannot stop thinking of his kisses. Redgrave means to stay away from Mary but it is impossible. Passion between two people who can never be together is a dangerous game.
This book was hard to put down. I completed it in just over 24 hours.
It was well written and the characters were engaging. I had previously read only one other title by this author but can not recall it being nearly as absorbing as this one.
As this book is part of a series I feel I probably should have read the other books prior to this one in order to get a full understanding of all of the characters, but it does work as a standalone.
I would give this book a 4.25 star rating and look forward to reading other books in this series.
I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
CAPTURED BY A LAIRD
THE DOUGLAS LEGACY Book 1
by Margaret Mallory
THE DOUGLAS LEGACY
The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family’s bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone.
CAPTURED BY A LAIRD
Haunted by his father’s violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father’s weakness is dead and beyond David’s vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees.
Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart?
With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other…for only love can save them.
The Earl’s London Bride
A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance
The Chase Brides Book 1
by Lauren Royal and Devon Royal
“The Earl’s London Bride” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of
“Amethyst” by Lauren Royal.
Digital List Price: $4.99
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From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!
London, 1666: Amethyst Goldsmith makes dazzling jewelry, but her future isn’t nearly as bright as the pieces she creates. Though custom dictates she wed her father’s apprentice, her heart rebels against the match. In mere days Amy will be condemned to a stifling, loveless marriage, and she sees no way out—until the devastating fire of 1666 sweeps through London, and tragedy lands her in the arms of a dashing young earl who knows a diamond in the rough when he sees it…
Colin Chase, the Earl of Greystone, has his future all figured out. He’s restoring his crumbling castle and estate to its former glory, and the key to its completion is his rich bride-to-be. But the Great Fire lays waste to his plans, saddling him with trouble—in the form of a penniless shopkeeper’s daughter with whom he’s most inconveniently falling in love…
PLEASE NOTE: This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Amethyst” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Amethyst.”
• Humorous historical romance
• Book One of Lauren & Devon Royal’s sweet romance The Chase Brides series
• A full-length novel (equal to about 450 printed book pages)
• PG-rated: Kisses only, no love scenes!
This e-book includes Bonus Material: an Author’s Note, a preview of Lauren and Devon’s next book, and a link to an online contest where you can enter to win a piece of jewelry.
While THE EARL’S LONDON BRIDE can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
The Chase Brides
1666 – THE EARL’S LONDON BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 – THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 – THE LAIRD’S ENGLISH BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 – THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 – THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet, coming soon)
1677 – THE BARON’S HEIRESS BRIDE (Rand & Lily, coming soon)
1677 – THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose, coming soon)
Regency Chase Brides
1815 – ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 – JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 – CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
Renaissance Chase Family Series
1549 – ALICE BETROTHED (Adam & Alice, coming late 2016)
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
LAUREN ROYAL decided to become a writer in the third grade, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest. Now she’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of humorous historical romance novels. Lauren lives in Southern California with her family and their constantly shedding cat. She still thinks her mother is the greatest.
DEVON ROYAL is the daughter of romance novelist Lauren Royal. After attending film school, she wrote an award-winning TV comedy pilot and spent several years working in digital video production before turning her focus to fiction writing. Devon lives in Southern California with her fiancé. She also thinks her mother is the greatest.
Marquess of Fortune
A Lords of Fate Novel
by K.J. Jackson
A sheltered existence ripped away.
Coddled her whole life by her father and older sister, Lily Silverton finds herself the sole standing member of her family—her father dead, her sister barely holding onto life after a gruesome attack. Desperate to save her sister from death, Lily finds a beacon of hope in the rogue man that stumbles upon her in the middle of the night.
A chance meeting deep in barren woods.
Garek Harrison has things to do—responsibilities he needs to attend to. Responsibilities that include the need for a good deal of coin. Responsibilities that have nothing to do with the odd woman he meets in the middle of the night, swinging a hammer. But those responsibilities don’t stop him from approaching her. Nor from becoming entangled in the world that threatens to harm her at every turn.
Thrust together by fate, neither Garek or Lily can deny their mounting attraction. But when forces combine to tear them apart, fate intervenes once more and Lily and Garek must find the courage to fight their way back to each other.
The Lords of Fate series continues. Historical romance with strong women, undeniable men, and hold your breath adventure. Each is a stand-alone story, and can be read individually in any order.