(Originally Reviewed on June 6th, 2016 at Netgalley)
Posted Aug. 11th, 2016 on my WordPress Blog
My Review of Duke of Sin
by Elizabeth Hoyt
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
ISBN Print: 9781455586363
ISBN ebook: 9781455539079
Pub Date 31 May 2016
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A MAN OF SIN
Devastatingly handsome. Vain. Unscrupulous. Valentine Napier, the Duke of Montgomery, is the man London whispers about in boudoirs and back alleys. A notorious rake and blackmailer, Montgomery has returned from exile, intent on seeking revenge on those who have wronged him. But what he finds in his own bedroom may lay waste to all his plans.
A WOMAN OF HONOR
Born a bastard, housekeeper Bridget Crumb is clever, bold, and fiercely loyal. When her aristocratic mother becomes the target of extortion, Bridget joins the Duke of Montgomery’s household to search for the incriminating evidence-and uncovers something far more dangerous.
A SECRET THAT THREATENS TO DESTROY THEM BOTH
Astonished by the deceptively prim-and surprisingly witty-domestic spy in his chambers, Montgomery is intrigued. And try as she might, Bridget can’t resist the slyly charming duke. Now as the two begin their treacherous game of cat and mouse, they soon realize that they both have secrets-and neither may be as nefarious-or as innocent-as they appear . . .
Although this book’s language is a little graphic for my tastes it is very well written and keeps the reader totally engaged. I found myself feeling quite sorry for the bad boy hero as it was not ultimately his fault he was the way he was. You must read it for yourself to decide if you feel this way too. Our heroine is the bastard daughter of a lady and a footman who was raised by a farmer and his wife. Is she an innocent in this? I’m not one to give away the whole story, so read it. It is well worth your time.
I gave this book a 4.5 star rating in spite of the graphic nature.
I received a digital ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The next book in this series “Duke of Pleasure” is due to release in late November. I had requested to review it also, but my request was denied.
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Scottish Time Travel Romances
by Bethany Claire
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Nearly 400 years ago, the Conall clan and their people were murdered in a surprise attack, their castle burned to the ground. In centuries following, archaeologists searched the ruins looking for any evidence of who had caused the untimely demise of the powerful Scottish clan. Efforts were fruitless until a spell put in place by an ancient Conall ancestor finally began to work its magic…
When Bri accompanies her archaeologist mother on a dig in Scotland, they discover a spell room below the castle ruins, and Bri is transported back in time and suddenly married to the castle’s ill-fated Laird. She must work to change the fate of his people, all while trying to find a way to return to her century. With each new day, Bri finds herself falling in love with her new husband. If she finds a spell to bring her home, will she use it? If she stays, will it ultimately mean her own death as well?
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It all started with a spell.
Arran Conall lives with the consequences of his foolishness daily, his mistakes guiding him into darkness. He had no way to know that his beloved would fall prey to ancient magic. Now, the only woman to ever give pause to his philandering ways lives centuries ahead of him while still holding on to his heart. Now, he must try to live without her and marries another.
His love for Blaire haunts him. With every breath, he prays that she will be able to feel his love across time…
Born in the seventeenth century, Blaire MacChristy lives each day adjusting to the challenges of modern life. Magic brought her here, but heartbreak keeps her from using the magic to travel back to her home. When visitors from her past arrive asking her to return to the life she’d known before, Blaire takes a chance on love. Will fate find a way to mend their broken hearts by bringing them together once again? Even if it does, will they be able to stop the darkness that is coming for them both?
A Conall Christmas: A Novella (Book 2.5):
Christmas is approaching, and Adelle is determined to make it the best one Conall Castle has ever seen, but loneliness haunts her. Love for her daughter sent her into the past, but she’d not expected the isolation she would feel. She finds that her current age seems much older in the seventeenth century than it did in the twenty-first and resigns herself to the fact that she will remain single for the rest of her days. At least until an unexpected visitor arrives.
Hew Moray has spent the last twenty years all alone, only leaving his home once a year to pay homage to the wife he lost long ago. When a storm causes him to seek shelter at Conall Castle, he meets the first lass since his beloved Mae to make his heart flutter in his chest once again. Can he release himself from his past grief to allow another love to enter his life? If he does, will his love be returned?
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Mitsy is in serious need of a distraction. With the ink still drying on her divorce papers, she flies to Scotland to forget about her own problems by helping her best friend re-enter reality. She knows Bri’s claims that she is able to travel back in time and is currently living in the year 1647 are a lie but, Mitsy falls prey to the same magic and is forced to believe the impossible.
She finds few who understand her fiery personality in the seventeenth century, but she finds her match in Baodan, laird of McMillan Castle. The more time she spends with him, the harder she falls, but a dark secret from Baodan’s past holds him back. Mitsy works to uncover the truth in the hopes that resolution will free him. But the truth is darker than she expects, and it threatens to destroy them both.
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Bethany Claire is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Scottish time travel romance novels in Morna’s Legacy Series.
Bethany’s love of storytelling has been a lifelong passion but, convinced it would serve her best to follow a “conventional” career path, she tucked that passion away and went off to college.
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So one day in the middle of a summer education course, she got up in the middle of class and walked to the registrar’s office and withdrew from the university on the spot. Since then, she has devoted herself to writing full time and is following her dreams.
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by Sue London
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In 1805 three little girls decided to create a “boys club” because boys have more fun. Their childhood was filled with sword fighting, horse racing, and archery. Now in 1815 they are all grown up and expected to join Society. Who will marry such independent and deadly misses?
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An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.
Jacqueline “Jack” Walters loves archery and Greek military history. In her third season she has failed to inspire so much as one marriage proposal and is planning to settle into the quiet life of a spinster.
Gideon Wolfe, Earl of Harrington, has been avoiding marriage but a case of mistaken identity in the library has left him saddled with an argumentative and unwilling fiancée.
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The Duke of Beloin mistakes a Viscount’s daughter for a fallen woman, an error he can hardly afford while trying to divine which of his enemies is blackmailing him.
Sabrina “Sabre” Bittlesworth has practiced the sword since she was eight years old so when a mysterious visitor in her brother’s house offers to make her his mistress she challenges him to a duel, even after she finds out he’s a duke.
Quincy Telford, Duke of Beloin, has hated Viscount Bittlesworth as long as he can remember. Now the man’s daughter is constantly in his path. Can he escape her temptation and avoid peril in the increasingly dangerous game of cat and mouse he is playing with his blackmailer?
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