Coming November 1st, 2016
Book #6 of Valerie Bowman’s
Playful Brides Series
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a Giveaway and My Pre-Release Review of this book.
The Legendary Lord
THE MAKING OF A LEGEND…
When Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley, flees the stuffy ballrooms of London for his Scottish hunting lodge, the last thing he expects to find ensconced before his fire is an incredibly beautiful woman. But the plight of lovely young Sarah Highgate, who has run away from an unwanted betrothal, inspires an eminently practical exchange. He’ll safeguard her reputation with the ton while she advises him how to best attract a proper bride…
As the undisputed belle of the season, Sarah has enchanted plenty of suitors. Still, she isn’t interested in marriage, especially not to the pompous bore her father has chosen for her. But her hasty escape seems reckless now that she’s estranged from her family and has no one to count on besides Christian. Turning the luckless lord into such a catch has another unplanned consequence for Sarah: Has he run away with her heart?
The Legendary Lord is the sixth installment of Valerie Bowman’s Regency-Set Playful Brides series.
MY PREVIOUS REVIEW of
The Untamed Earl
(PLAYFUL BRIDES #5)
Pub. Date: MAY 3, 2016
Reviewed Pre-Release on 02 Mar 2016
AN INDECENT PROPOSAL
Lady Alexandra Hobbs, the daughter of the Duke of Huntley, has intended to marry Lord Owen Monroe since she first glimpsed him from the window of her bedchamber, back when she was just a girl. But the duke has already chosen Alex’s infamously spoiled elder sister, Lavinia, for Owen. And now there’s no turning back.
Owen has spent most of his bachelor years drinking, gambling, and skirt-chasing. He won’t see another pound from his parents, however, until he’s engaged to Lavinia. Desperate, he accepts an offer from her innocent and spirited—and absolutely beautiful—sister Alex: She will turn him into a perfectly tamed suitor, and show him how to woo the shrew. But when Alex’s true motives come to light, will their bargain lead to recriminations—or to a romance that defies everyone’s expectations?
Award-winning author Valerie Bowman delivers the romance and wit in “The Untamed Earl”, once again. She always amazes me with her witty, touching and well thought out romances. Her “Playful Brides Series” to date has been absolutely amazing. I can’t get enough of these characters. Even though I read this one in a less than ideal format (a 2 page spread pdf.), I couldn’t put it down. I immediately fell in love with Alexandra (or Al as her brother Thomas called her). I equally detested the older sister, Lavinia with her tantrums and spoiled ways.
Our hero, Owen with his secret charitable donations to an orphanage is totally misunderstood by his parents and most people of his acquaintance. He is the GOOD GUY, but not thought to be by most of the ton, but Alex sees right through his bad boy act.
This one, as all of this series to date, is not to be missed. Make sure to pick up your copy as soon as it is made available.
I gave this book 5 stars for content and a 4 for heat.
I read a digital ARC of this book by invitation from the publisher. This in no way influenced my review.
by Amanda Mariel, Lynne Barron, Dawn Brower,
Tammy Andresen, Sue London & Aileen Fish
Pub. Date: Oct 1, 2016
$0.99 at Amazon in Kindle Format
Rakes, Rogues, and Scoundrels, oh my!
Six tantalizing stories that will leave you breathless for more…
Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel: Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?
Portrait of Passion by Lynne Barron: For nearly a decade, Miss Beatrice Morgan has dreamed of reclaiming Idyllwild. Will she sacrifice her virtue, her honor, and Viscount Easton’s heart to do so?
A Treasured Lily by Dawn Brower: Lilliana needs one thing–freedom. Randall’s willing to assist her, for a fee. One kiss and he’ll help her obtain her wish. As they set sail sparks fly, both questioning their true desires.
Taming a Duke’s Reckless Heart by Tammy Andresen: Piper Baker desperately needs to marry but the only man she wants, Barrett Maddox, Duke of Manchester, is a sworn bachelor. Can she Tame a Duke’s Reckless Heart?
His Lovely Rogue by Sue London: Hans Von Rosen has not adjusted well to retirement, but the wars are over. Now Krystyna Rokiczana, sister of a former colleague, needs assistance. What he doesn’t expect is to become so enchanted by her. (Previously published as Sweet Tannenbaum).
Her Impetuous Rakehell by Aileen Fish: When Laurence Pierce inherits a baronetcy and a very young ward, he turns to the only lady friend he’s never seduced–his best friend’s sister–in a plea for help
Miss Amelia Lands a Duke
The Caversham Chronicles Book 0
by Sandy Raven
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Spinster Amelia accepts a position as a companion to her social-climbing aunt who is planning her next wedding before she is even out of mourning for her second husband. And the man her aunt is stalking is none other than the wealthy widower, the Duke of Caversham.
At a house party attended by both the duke and her aunt, Amelia is horrified at her aunt’s behavior and decides to hide away in their host’s library and gardens for the duration of their visit. On an evening walk through the maze she meets an older gentleman who intrigues and arouses her. She flees without learning his name, only to stumble across that same handsome gentleman in the library days later, where to Amelia’s astonishment, he kisses her. And she kisses him back!
Amelia and the duke are caught in their passionate embrace by her aunt. Embarrassed at her own wanton behavior, Amelia flees the room believing he’s used her to avoid her aunt. After confronting her aunt, the duke does what he believes is the honorable thing and makes plans to marry Amelia.
Only he never asks her.
The Spinster and The Earl
Gentlemen of Honor Book 1
by Beverly Adam
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She was known as The Spinster of Brightwood Manor, and that suited Lady Beatrice O’Brien just fine.
She was happy being a spinster; happy running her father’s estates while amassing a fortune of her own; happy tending to the needs of her community; and most of all, she was happy not having a man around to tell her what to do.
But when Beatrice accidentally shoots her new neighbor, the Earl of Drennan, her life turns upside-down. Suddenly, this very arrogant gentleman, who also happens to be charming and attractive, makes himself at home at Brightwood Manor, and proceeds to court her!
Beatrice knows one thing for certain. Marriage will complicate her life. But falling in love? That’s an entirely different matter.
The Lady and The Captain
Gentlemen of Honor Book 2
by Beverly Adam
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Sarah Duncan had the kind of beauty suited for the ballrooms of London, not the back alleys of Ireland. But she was a healer, not a debutante. Her life was devoted to helping others, not dressing up and attending fancy balls.
And then one stormy night she met him. He was a young, English naval officer, who arrived on her doorstep with his deathly ill friend. Her life would be forever changed.
Lieutenant Robert Smythe, acting Captain of The Brunswick, was determined to find the killer who’d poisoned his commander and friend. With Sarah’s knowledge of plants and herbs, he would investigate this devious crime. Posing as his fiancée, she would be off limits to a crew of randy men at sea.
Sarah’s beauty was captivating, but her strength and courage drew him like a talisman.He was determined to catch the killer and keep her safe. Indeed, he would protect her with his very life.