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Devices & Desires
The Lyons Pride: Book 1
by Pamela Sherwood
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The Lion in Winter meets Downton Abbey in Book One of The Lyons Pride, my new historical family saga!
A Little Less than Kin…
From childhood, Lady Margaret Carlisle’s life has been entwined with the rich, powerful, and contentious Lyons family, until her intended’s untimely death five years ago. Now a widow, she finds herself drawn into their intrigues once more…
and unexpectedly tempted by a brilliant, lonely man, whose friendship she has long taken for granted.
And More than Kind…
They call him the Clockwork Solicitor, the perfect lawyerly device. But the icy demeanor of Lord Gervase Lyons conceals a vulnerable heart–and an undying passion for the one woman he can never have: his dead brother’s fiancée. Summoned to his family’s Christmas gathering, where old wounds will be reopened, old quarrels revisited, and old secrets revealed, Gervase receives the chance to win her love at last.
I really enjoyed this book of Gervase and Margaret’s story. I had read for review a novella in this series prior to reading this book so some of the characters were not new to me.I, however loved getting better acquainted with these two in particular.
I can’t see how future books in the series could possibly get much better as this one has a wonderfully written storyline and the characterization is superb.
I would give this book 4.5 of 5 stars for character development and storyline and 4 of 5 flames for heat. I look forward to reading more books in this series.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion.
The Lure of a Rake
The Heart of a Duke Book 9
by Christi Caldwell
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A Lady Dreaming of Love
Lady Genevieve Farendale has a scandalous past. Jilted at the altar years earlier and exiled by her family, she’s now returned to London to prove she can be a proper lady. Even though she’s not given up on the hope of marrying for love, she’s wary of trusting again. Then she meets Cedric Falcot, the Marquess of St. Albans whose seductive ways set her heart aflutter. But with her sordid history, Genevieve knows a rake can also easily destroy her.
An Unlikely Pairing
What begins as a chance encounter between Cedric and Genevieve, becomes something more. As they continue to meet, passions stir. But with Genevieve’s hope for true love, she fears Cedric will be unable to give up his wayward lifestyle. After all, Cedric has spent years protecting his heart, and keeping everyone out. Slowly, she chips away at all the walls he’s built, but when he falters, Genevieve can’t offer him redemption. Now, it’s up to Cedric to prove to Genevieve that the love of a man is far more powerful than the lure of a rake.
Length: Full-Length Novel (105,000 words)
***All books in “The Heart of a Duke” series can be read as standalone novels.***
THE HEART OF A DUKE
For Love of the Duke
More Than a Duke
The Love of a Rogue (USA Today bestselling novella)
Loved by a Duke
To Love a Lord
The Heart of a Scoundrel
To Wed His Christmas Lady (novella)
To Trust a Rogue
The Lure of a Rake
A Sweet & Clean Historical Romance
Regency Chase Brides Book 1
by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal
“Alexandra” is the SWEET & CLEAN ROMANCE edition of
“Lost In Temptation” by Lauren Royal.
From a New York Times bestselling author and her daughter!
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Lady Alexandra Chase has always liked being the perfect daughter, thank you very much. Why would she bother chafing against society’s restrictions when instead she could be basking in the warm glow of its approval? But when her brother’s best friend—and secret obsession—returns from a long spell abroad, she begins losing interest in the suitable young lord she’s expected to marry. Suddenly, family duty and a flawless reputation seem less important than the chance, however slight, that her girlhood crush might notice her now that she’s all grown up…
Tristan Nesbitt has done some growing up himself over the last few years, what with moving across oceans, inheriting a title, and facing a devastating scandal. But through it all, he’s never forgotten the Chases, the closest thing he had to a family back in his school days. When his old friend Griffin Chase requests a favor, he’s happy to oblige, as long as he can maintain enough distance from the family that his infamous past won’t tarnish their good name. Unfortunately, one Chase seems intent on getting much closer to him than she should…
This book is the SWEET & CLEAN version of “Lost in Temptation” by Lauren Royal. If you’d prefer to read the original book, which includes steamy love scenes and stronger language, look for “Lost in Temptation.”
A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!
Series: Regency Chase Brides, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 100,000 words (about 400 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
PG-rated Content: Kisses only, no love scenes!
While ALEXANDRA can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren & Devon’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:
The Chase Brides
1666 – THE EARL’S LONDON BRIDE (Colin & Amy)
1667 – THE MARQUESS’S SCOTTISH BRIDE (Jason & Caithren)
1667 – THE LAIRD’S ENGLISH BRIDE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 – THE DUKE’S RELUCTANT BRIDE (Trick & Kendra)
1673 – THE VISCOUNT’S WALLFLOWER BRIDE (Ford & Violet)
1677 – THE BARON’S HEIRESS BRIDE (Rand & Lily)
1677 – THE GENTLEMAN’S SCANDALOUS BRIDE (Kit & Rose, coming soon)
Regency Chase Brides
1815 – ALEXANDRA (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 – JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 – CORINNA (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)
Themes: sweet and clean & wholesome love stories, teen and young adult coming of age novels, lords and ladies, wealthy and rich nobility, castles, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, sisters and brothers, family life, brother’s best friend, friends to lovers, second chance romance, marriage of convenience, wedding, matchmaking, romantic comedy, humor, scandal and intrigue, suspense, murder and mystery, piano music, wine, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking, recipes, animals and pets, mastiff dog
And Never Let Her Go
A Town of Destiny Novel
by Nancy Glynn
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Eight years ago, Erin Donahue had it all–her own city apartment, a career in photography, and a man who’d do anything for her. But things change. Fate steps in. Now, living in the small town of Destiny, IL, Erin embraces her new life, free of hurting anyone else. She’s all alone, and she likes it like that. Independent, strong…and broken. Until a handsome, divorced rancher drives up her lane and drags her back into a past she wants to forget.
A forbidden crush born long ago…
In Afghanistan, Slade Callahan tucks Erin into his dreams and his heart. Guilt plagues him for wanting her when she isn’t his to want. She belongs to his older brother. But when Erin breaks his brother’s heart, she never realizes she’s breaking two. Honor keeps him from going after her. Discharged from the Marines, Slade moves on with his life and lets her go. Until tragedy strikes. His brother is dead.Found in his car with two letters…one to his wife–and one to Erin.
A letter full of hope and secrets…
Erin and Slade come together, fighting a love that won’t let go. Tormented by guilt, shame, anger, and the need to forgive, walls slowly crumble. Setting off a firestorm of buried passions, they embrace the truth in the stars. But their journey is only beginning when the letter is read. Decisions must be made. Is Erin strong enough to accept herself and trust in this beautiful love, or will she repeat history with another Callahan man?