MY PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
A Reluctant Betrothal
by Amanda Weaver
Pub Date 26 Sep 2016
From the seaside villas of France to the sumptuous drawing rooms of London’s Victorian aristocracy comes a tale of star-crossed lovers desperate to escape their irresistible—and terribly inconvenient—passion
When Grace Godwyn is introduced to her soon-to-be fiancé’s closest friend, she can hardly keep from fainting. The man whose angry gaze confronts her is none other than the handsome stranger who came to her aid in a dark French alleyway. The stranger with whom she’d shared a moment of reckless passion. And now, with a single word, he could destroy her one chance for security.
Julian St. John, Lord Knighton, owes his friend too much to allow him to fall into the clutches of a craven fortune hunter. He knows all he needs to know of Grace Godwyn: that she’s the orphaned and penniless daughter of a disgraced viscount; that her lips taste incomparably sweet. There is no way he is going to allow this marriage to take place.
Yet the more time Julian and Grace are forced to spend in each other’s company, the more irresistible their desire grows—and the more devastating the potential consequences.
Book three of the Grantham Girls series
Although this is book #3 of this series, it is the first that I have read. The book is well written and can easily be read as a standalone title. I was totally engaged almost from the start. There is an easy flow to the storyline and the characters are unforgettable.
This reader may have found this book even more engaging had I read the other two books in the series, but since I had not it was still an outstandingly written book on it’s own.
I would give this book a 4.5 star rating and highly recommend the read.
I received a digital ARC of this book courtesy of the author and publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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About The Author:
Amanda has loved romance since she read that very first Kathleen E. Woodiwiss novel at fifteen. After a long detour into a career as a costume designer in theatre, she’s found her way back to romance, this time as a writer.
A native Floridian, Amanda transplanted to New York City many years ago and now considers Brooklyn home, along with her husband, daughter, two cats, and nowhere near enough space.
Wicked and Wonderful
by Valerie King
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READER ALERT: This is a sweet regency romance.
Her heart may long for more…
Judith Lovington escaped a vile man years ago and found sanctuary in a traveling troupe of actors. Fending off the unwanted attentions of rakish gentlemen has become second nature to her. But when Lord Kelthorne begins his assault, never has temptation been stronger. How will she withstand his heated kisses when he represents all that she lost so many years ago and all that she desires now?
But his wicked intentions drive her into his arms…
Kelthorne meant only to have a little fun when he first caught and kissed Judith in his apple orchard. Though intent on mending his ways and marrying a proper young miss, he can’t forget the lovely songstress and sets about to break down her every reserve. As he takes his stolen kisses, however, his clever seductions set to work on his own heart. But will he surrender to love at long last?
The Breathless Series Complete Trilogy
Consumed ~ Taken ~ Released
by Melissa Toppen
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Addison Grant thought she had life all figured out. Attend college, land the job of her dreams, and marry her high school sweetheart. Everything seemed to be falling into place, or at least that’s what she thought.
Having moved from Vermont to Las Vegas with her boyfriend Grayson, the last thing Addison expected was to come home one day to find all of her belongings packed up in boxes and her eight year relationship over.
Heartbroken and lost, Addison finds herself, for the first time, unsure of what the future holds. But a chance meeting with a gorgeous bartender sets her on a path she never expected.
Liam Mason isn’t just your average bartender. There is something about him that doesn’t quite fit but Addison can’t put her finger on it, nor can she deny the sparks that fly between them. As much as she tries to fight her quickly forming feelings for Liam, his constant pursuit of her makes it impossible to resist his charms.
When Addison lands a major project at work, she unknowingly sets herself up to discover that Liam is not who he says he is. When Addison learns the truth will she be able to forgive the lies or will she be forced to walk away from the one man who has consumed her entire existence?
The Breathless Series is intended for mature audiences and is meant for readers who enjoy Contemporary, New Adult and Erotic Romance.
The Beauty of Love
American Wilderness Series Romance Book 6
by Dorothy Wiley
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Publication Date: Apr 26, 2016
4.9 out of 5 stars
Brought together after tragedy, Edward Wyllie and Dora Tudor find the true beauty of love in this poignant and thrilling historical romance set in 1800 Boston and New Hampshire. In an unlikely place for new beginnings, a cemetery, Edward and Dora meet for the first time. But in that forlorn place, the beauty of love blossoms. Edward is still struggling with guilt over the death of his family more than a year ago—a guilt so great he’s unable to even look at his childrens’ gravestones. As their friendship grows, Dora forces Edward to confront the truth—their deaths were not his fault. And Edward gives Dora, a young Boston widow, a chance to seize love and learn the meaning of passion.
But first, they must put their whirlwind courtship on hold as Edward and Dora become embroiled in a shocking family crisis. Edward’s brother Captain Sam Wyllie and his wife Catherine, a friend of Dora’s since childhood, have come from their home in Kentucky to Boston to confront Catherine’s wealthy father Remington Forbes. When Sam and Catherine arrive, both of Catherine’s upper-crust parents reject her rugged frontier husband Sam and, heartlessly, their beautiful infant grandson Rory. A powerful businessman, obsessed with wealth, Forbes is desperate to gain control of Sam’s property, Wyllie Mountain in New Hampshire. The mountain’s abundant and newly discovered gold offers Forbes a chance to escape his insurmountable financial debt. Forbes will stop at nothing and is willing to have Sam murdered to get the gold. By killing Sam, he’ll also regain control of the fortune his daughter inherited from her grandfather.
Dora resolves to try to help Catherine. She challenges Mr. and Mrs. Forbes to measure themselves not by their wealth and social status, but by how much love they are willing to give others. As hostilities mount, Edward is determined to keep Sam safe from Forbes and his unscrupulous men. But danger awaits on Wyllie Mountain and events quickly spin out of Edward’s control. What do you do when the enemy is a family member who will do anything to get what he wants?
This extraordinary historical romance, teeming with intrigue and cliff-edge tension, is the story of a love that was meant to be. And the book’s timeless messages of family and loyalty are both raw and honest. As in Wiley’s other novels, the author’s complex characters come alive and are joined by a memorable ensemble of friends and family. As Wiley skillfully unravels this compelling tale, she includes rich historical elements to create The Beauty of Love’s vivid colonial world. But in a slight variation of style for this popular author, Wiley blends the feel of a modern mystery thriller with the romance of a moving love story to create a highly engaging page-turner.
Inspired by history, Wiley’s books may all be read independently, including her highly-acclaimed debut novel WILDERNESS TRAIL OF LOVE, the first in her American Wilderness Series. The novels of this Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winning author are enjoyed worldwide by readers of historical romance, westerns, and classic American adventures.