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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The Danger of Desire

Pub Date 22 Nov 2016

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by Sabrina Jeffries

Publisher’s Description:

The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.

To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.

Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?

My Thoughts:

As expected by this reader Sabrina Jeffries has written another winning story. There is just enough humor and mystery to grab and keep your interest.
The heroine is playing a particularly dangerous game while trying to find the man who subjected her family to ruin and caused her brother to take his life rather than face the consequences of having gambled away a large sum of money.
I was drawn in to Warren and Delia’s story. It is well written with compelling characters but the resolution of the mystery seemed abrupt to this reader. There was no conflict between the accusing and guilty parties after the fact. It just ends.
I therefore would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars for storyline and characterization.
It has decidedly heated moments so it gets 3 of 5 flames for heat.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalleyto read for review. This in no way affected my opinion.



The Bride and the Brute

by Laurel O’Donnell

Digital List Price: $0.99

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PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION:

511-5-frfel__sy346_Jayce Cullen has been fighting her fear of thunder and lightning ever since she was a child, but nothing could have prepared her for the fury of her new husband. Feeling deceived and betrayed into a loveless marriage, Lord Reese Harrington wants nothing to do with his new wife. Trapped in a marriage with no escape, the beautiful young bride must battle the demons of her husband’s past and hope that she can weather the storm his brutish behavior unleashes.

The Bride and the Brute is a medieval romance novella.  

Please note this ebook also contains several multi-chapter previews of medieval romance novels written by Laurel O’Donnell.



Lords Seldom Play Fair

by Tarah Scott,  Allie Mackay, Barbara Devlin,

Cheryl Bolen & Brenda Jernigan

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PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION:

From New York Times, USA Today and Bestselling Authors, five full length historical romances.

CLAIMED by Tarah Scott
Talbot expects to find a hostile woman in the Scottish heiress Edward commands him to marry. Instead, he discovers a Highland beauty worthy of a man’s respect…and love. Talbot will do anything to win her acceptance–except the one thing she demands: betray his king and embrace his Scottish heritage.

HIGHLANDER IN HER DREAMS by Allie Mackay
Live the ancient magic of Scotland. HIGHLANDER IN HER DREAMS!

After stepping through a magical gateway, Kira Bedwell finds herself in fourteenth century Scotland, face-to-face with Aidan MacDonald, the irresistible Highlander who has visited her in dreams. Now that their romance transcends dreams to reality, they find themselves under attack by Aidan’s enemies. It will take all of their courage and will for their love to survive beyond time itself…

DEMETRIUS by Barbara Devlin
Demetrius de Blackbourne is a Nautionnier Knight, a pious man, and a virgin who, much like his bride, has vowed to devote himself to divine endeavors, and his plans do not include a wife. When he is tasked with settling a troublesome region, and installing the King’s new garrison, he neglects the most important charge of all–his lady. But the gentle spirit and quiet strength of Athelyna manifest a temptation he can neither ignore nor deny, and Demetrius finds himself fighting for the one thing he never thought he would want–her heart.

HIS LORDSHIP’S VOW by Cheryl Bolen
Bereft of beauty as well as fortune, the exceedingly plain Miss Jane Featherstone has failed to attract any suitor during her three Seasons. Rather than be a burden to her brother and his obnoxious wife, Miss Featherstone vows to accept the first man who asks–even though she’s always worshipped a lord who’s far above her touch. . .

Lord Slade must marry an heiress in order to honor the deathbed vow he made to his father, and he needs Miss Featherstone’s help in wooing her beautiful cousin. After her initial anger, Miss Featherstone agrees to his scheme, telling him she’s doing so because she admires his Parliamentary record of humanitarian legislation and his reverence for truth. But the more he’s with the two cousins, the more attracted he becomes to Miss Featherstone. What’s a man

CHRISTMAS IN CAMELOT by Brenda Jernigan
The Greatest Gifts . . . Are Always Unexpected …

Sir Nicholas the Dragon’s orders are clear. He is to fend off the enemy besieging Noelle Mallory’s castle and bring the lady safely back to Camelot for her wedding day to Sir Gavin. But spending time with the proud beauty awakens an irresistible hunger in Nicholas. Now, as desire does battle with duty, Nicholas has only two choices — to surrender the woman he loves to another man or fight to the end to make her his own.

According to the authors, this book contains descriptive writing about sexual acts between consenting adults and profanity.

The authors have indicated that this book is appropriate for adults of legal age, 18 and up, only.



Enterprising Ladies Regency Boxed Set

by Kasey Michaels

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There is a serious side to this romantic farce; two people who think they know who they are, what they want … and then get smacked in the face with the realization life doesn’t always fit into neat little boxes. (Plus! Readers and reviewers agree: Indiscreet has one of the funniest Prologues in fiction.)

ESCAPADE:
Caledonia Johnston, ready to exact justice in the name of her absent brother, mistakenly lands in a coach owned by Simon Roxbury, one who shares the same enemy as Callie. An unholy alliance is struck, and the two conspirators battle each other, a matchmaking mama, two interested and not above interfering friends, and a poor soul (who doesn’t look his best in pink) in this delicious tale of revenge gone wrong and romance definitely gone right!

A MASQUERADE IN THE MOONLIGHT:
A brash American, Thomas Joseph Donovan, arrives in London just in timeto meet debutante Marquerite Balfour, young, beautiful, and very much in Donovan’s way. It would appear she has some mischief afoot, mischiefthat could ruin Donovan’s mission to arrange some “deliveries” to hiscountry, hoping to avoid yet another war with England. Bring on a battle of wills, a battle of wits… and an attraction that can’t be denied.



NEW RELEASE as a SINGLE TITLE

Nov. 28th, 2016

Previously Published in the Anthology

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Twelve Kisses to Midnight

A Novella

The Oxenburg Princes

by Karen Hawkins

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Travel through the rolling hills of Scotland in this winter-themed love story from the bestselling author of the Oxenburg Princes series.

In the snowy Scottish countryside, New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s rakish duke has an unforgettable holiday encounter in this delightful Regency novella. When the alluring lady he surprises under the mistletoe is not who he expected—but a long-lost love with a score to settle—it’s clear that this will be a Christmas he won’t soon forget!

 

 

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