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MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

The Crown Spire

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by Catherine Curzon and Willow Winsham

Publisher’s Description:

Scotland, 1795

When the coach carrying Alice Ingram and her niece, Beth, to Edinburgh is attacked, they’re grateful for the intervention of two mysterious highwaymen who ride to their rescue.

Beth is thrilled by the romance of it all, but Alice, fleeing her brutish husband, has had more than enough drama in her life.

As the women find sanctuary in a tavern on the Great North Road, Beth is thrilled to meet Edward Hogan, the roguish publican.

Despite the difference in ages and backgrounds, the couple have instant chemistry and when Ed invites Beth to visit his Edinburgh tavern, she resolves to get to know him even better.

Yet Beth is also taken with the highwayman who rescued her; after all, there’s something irresistible about a rogue.

Shaken from the attack, Alice grudgingly allows herself to be seen by Doctor James Dillingham, Ed’s best friend. Though Dillingham sees the telltale signs of physical abuse on Alice, she refuses to speak of it.

Dillingham is dour and Alice frosty, and the two take an instant dislike to each other, so why does their shared coach journey to Edinburgh the following day seem to sizzle?

Once in Edinburgh, Beth secretly starts spending time with Ed, who she begins to think might know more about those mysterious highwaymen than he is letting on.

By day, Alice sorts Dillingham’s paperwork at the charity hospital he runs yet by night she sneaks off to meet her own highwayman, travelling the backroads of the city with the masked figure.

Slowly, Alice is coming back to life. But will the husband she is fleeing catch up with her? And if so, will her highwayman come to her rescue again?

Set during the heady days of the Georgian era when bodysnatching and highwaymen were never too far away, The Crown Spire is a thrilling romantic adventure rich with excitement and packed with historical detail.

My Thoughts:

This book was one I found difficult to read at points but ended up liking. I found the story hard to follow with the switching back and forth between the main characters.  Since there were two underlying stories and not just one it became confusing at times. The resolution and ending of the book were good though.
I would give this book a 3.75 of 5 star rating for storyline and characterization and 3 of 5 flames for heat. Although the sexual content was mild you know it is there.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book.



Seducing the Bride

Brides of Mayfair Series Book 1

by Michelle McMaster

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Publisher’s Description:

After a night of gambling at London’s most famous gaming hell, Lord Beckett Thornby and his friend, Lord Alfred Weston, make a shocking discovery. They come across a beautiful young woman—clad only in a nightdress—laying unconscious in a rubbish heap. Worried for her safety and famous for his habit of taking in strays, Beckett takes the mysterious girl home and puts her to bed, intent on calling a doctor the next day. But his good intentions go awry when his mother and solicitor make an unplanned visit the next morning, and all hell breaks loose.

When the impoverished viscount learns he is now heir to a wealthy earldom, Beckett must quickly take a bride. Having been jilted by his former fiancée, he no longer believes in love… but Beckett does believe in the heated desire this “mysterious angel” stirs within him. He vows to make the voluptuous beauty his wife.

Isobel Hampton is on the run from a villainous nobleman who will stop at nothing until he possesses both her and her family estate. The strong-minded miss makes a break for freedom and disappears into the night, but Sir Harry Lennox vows to find her.

When she awakens in the bed of a handsome viscount, Isobel demands to know how she got there. But something in Lord Thornby’s eyes makes her want to trust the handsome lord. When he proposes a marriage of convenience, it could be the solution to all of Isobel’s problems… or just the beginning of them.

For though Beckett and Isobel have sworn to a marriage in name only, the flame of passion burns hot between them. As they engage in a dangerous dance of seduction, the last place they expect to find true love is in each other’s arms.

(Originally published under the title The Marriage Bargain in 2000 – Seducing The Bride is a newly revised and updated edition.)

“A fast-paced, sexy story!” — Margaret Moore, USA Today Best Selling Author

Other books in this series:
Seducing the Bride – Book One
Taming the Bride – Book Two


Summer Passions

Seasons of Love Book 1

by Michelle McMaster

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Publisher’s Description:

Three Delicious Regency Short Stories

“A lady should enjoy those hot summer nights…”

For three lovely ladies in Regency England, the long, hot summer holds the opportunity 51wqctczn3lfor decadent pleasures, wicked pursuits, and forbidden passion.

CUPID’S DART

The Marquess of St. Clair has long been a thorn in Daphne Summerville’s side. But when she is forced to act as his nursemaid after a bizarre accident, Daphne discovers that the Notorious Marquess has sensual talents she never knew existed.

LADY ASHTON TAKES A LOVER

Lady Ashton’s friends finally convince her to take a lover for the summer. At a wicked masquerade ball, she meets a mysterious man who fires her passions and turns her world completely upside down, threatening all she holds dear.

THE WEDDING PARTY

Jilted by her intended, Lady Althea Ramsay calls in a favor from her brother’s friend, the Duke of Wakefield. He will pose as her fiancé at a society wedding which the odious man will be attending. But Althea soon discovers that playing a part can set real desires burning in the human heart.

Also includes an excerpt from the Regency Historical Romance, SEDUCING THE BRIDE, by Michelle McMaster, COMING SOON to Amazon Kindlestore!

With a foreword by USA Today Bestselling Author JULIANNE MACLEAN



Rescued by a Highlander

Alex and Maddie

Clan Grant series Book 1

by Keira Montclair

Digital Price $0.99 at Amazon

Newly revised! New editor!
**WARNING** Mature content- Contains references to abuse and a previous rape that may be disturbing for some readers.

Publisher’s Description:
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Madeline MacDonald has been a victim of her stepbrother’s cruelty ever since her parents’ death in a fire two years ago. Forced into a betrothal to a man she hates, her only way out is to escape to a convent.
Laird Alexander Grant is honor bound to rescue Maddie after seeing the bruises on her face. What he doesn’t realize is that once he holds the beaten lass in his arms, his heart will never be the same. He vows revenge for the abuse she was forced to endure and yearns to make the sweet woman with an iron will his, but can he help her fight the demons in her mind left behind by her abusers’ horrid treatment?

This is a stand-alone novel-no cliffhangers. It is first in a series of eight novels.

THE CLAN GRANT SERIES

#1- RESCUED BY A HIGHLANDER-Alex and Maddie
#2- HEALING A HIGHLANDER’S HEART-Brenna and Quade
#3- LOVE LETTERS FROM LARGS- Brodie and Celestina
#4-JOURNEY TO THE HIGHLANDS-Robbie and Caralyn
#5-HIGHLAND SPARKS-Logan and Gwyneth
#6-MY DESPERATE HIGHLANDER-Micheil and Diana
#7-THE BRIGHTEST STAR IN THE HIGHLANDS-Jennie and Aedan
#8- HIGHLAND HARMONY-Avelina and Drew



The Skilled Seduction

Scandalous Secrets, Book 3

by Tracy Goodwin

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Narrated by Susan Duerden

Publisher’s Description:

Tristan MacAlistair hides behind a façade of well-bred manners and charm yet, hidden beneath 51opka-qbelthe surface, lie treacherous secrets he will go to extremes to protect. However, he meets his match in Lady Victoria Montgomery, a woman determined to compel Tristan to notice her at all costs. Having loved Tristan from afar for years, Victoria plans an elaborate ruse in an attempt to make him desire her. Her efforts are successful but Victoria soon learns that Tristan isn’t the man she once believed him to be.

In spite of Tristan’s valiant attempts to stave off his attraction to Victoria, he experiences an overwhelming urge to possess her in body and soul. When she refuses his offer of marriage, Tristan resorts to drastic measures, determined to get what he wants regardless of the consequences.

Together, Tristan and Victoria must brave dangerous phantoms of his past fueled by vicious gossip and a formidable foe who places their family in grave peril. What happens after the skilled seduction, when a man staunchly opposed to commitment discovers that he is desperately in love with his wife but fears that he has lost her affection forever?

Will Tristan and Victoria discover that their love is the greatest miracle of all before it is too late? 

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