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by Eugenia Riley
Pub Date 09 Mar 2016
Digital List Price: $2.99 at Amazon
What’s a princess to do when Prince Charming shows up too soon?
Tracy O’Brien feels as if she’s just escaped from prison. The gorgeous twenty-four-year old has managed to leave small town life, earn a college degree, and now she has landed her first job in glamorous Houston. Having gained her cherished independence at last, Tracy is ready to play, to spread her wings and soar into the exciting skies of romance.
But Anthony Matteo has other ideas . . .
From the moment the drop-dead gorgeous bachelor spots Tracy standing in line at the grocery store, he is enchanted by her. His Cinderella may be dressed in skimpy moving day rags, but this Prince Charming knows how to spot a diamond in the rough. Tracy is equally entranced by her first glimpse of the sexy stud muffin. From the instant she engages him in flirty conversation, sparks fly between them and the attraction is hot. But can love win out when he’s searching for a mate and she’s looking for a fling? Tracy may be ready to play, but oh-so-sexy Anthony is playing for keeps!
Stubborn Cinderella is a fun and sexy contemporary romance of approximately 55,000 words. Eugenia Riley is the acclaimed, bestselling author of numerous historical, contemporary and time travel romances, including A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin, and Dorchester.
This is the first contemporary romance I have read by Eugenia Riley. I have previously read her historical and time travel books but they can not outshine this touching contemporary story.
I was totally amazed at the quality of this very touching contemporary romance by one of my favorite authors of historical and time travel romance. The characters are both memorable and well developed. The storyline took several interesting turns so that it kept this reader’s interest.
Although I read mostly historical titles I did enjoy this story with it’s rather bumpy road to a very touching ending.
I would give this book 4.25 of 5 stars for characterization and storyline and 3 of 5 flames for heat. It is a mostly touching rather than hot, sexy story but when it gets hot it is very hot.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion.
The Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries Boxed Set
The Good Knight/The Uninvited Guest/The Bard’s Daughter &
The Fourth Horseman
Digital List Price: $9.99
Gwen, the daughter of the court bard, joins forces with Gareth, the prince’s trusted companion, in a quest to unravel a conspiracy with shattering consequences … An epic romance bursting with intrigue and suspense.
This bundle contains the first four installments (three novels and a prequel novella) in the Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries:
The Good Knight (novel):
The year is 1143 and King Owain seeks to unite his daughter in marriage with an allied king. But when the groom is murdered on the way to his wedding, the bride’s brother tasks his two best detectives with bringing the killer to justice.
And once blame for the murder falls on Gareth himself, Gwen must continue her search for the truth alone, finding unlikely allies in foreign lands, and ultimately uncovering a conspiracy that will shake the political foundations of Wales.
The Uninvited Guest (novel):
It is the winter of 1143 and all is not well in the court of Owain, King of north Wales. His future in-laws are untrustworthy, the Norman lords on his eastern border are restless, and among his wedding guests lurks a cold-blooded killer. Gareth and Gwen have marriage plans of their own, but their love will have to wait while the pair race to separate truth from lies, friends from foes, and unravel the mystery before King Owain–and his new bride–fall victim to their uninvited guest.
The Bard’s Daughter (novella):
As a bard’s daughter, Gwen has spent her life traveling from castle to castle and village to village with her family, following the music. In the winter of 1141, Gwen’s family is contracted to provide the entertainment for the coming-of-age celebration of a lord’s son. But before the celebration can begin, Gwen’s father is found over the body of his friend, with a harp string as the murder weapon and blood on his hands.
With the lord of the castle uninterested in finding the true killer, it is up to Gwen to clear her father’s name before her father’s music is silenced … forever.
The Fourth Horseman (novel):
Newly wedded, Gareth and Gwen travel across the border into England on a diplomatic mission with Prince Hywel of Wales. Within moments of their arrival, however, the mission goes awry and a murder case drops (literally) at their feet. Hindered at every turn by a climate of civil war and constantly shifting political alliances, Gareth and Gwen race to solve the murder and expose a plot that threatens not only their lives, but the life of the future King of England himself.
Murder, intrigue, and treachery take center stage in The Fourth Horseman, the third Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mystery.
The Last Earl
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What is the price of true love?
An heiress who knows her own mind. A mysterious nobleman who is the last of his name. A passion that will not conform to the rules of a restrictive society...
Willful, rich and clever, Lady Catherine Lytton believes she is in full control of her destiny after she inherits a large fortune.
However, the return of Lord Adrian Stowe to England will turn her world on its head.
He is the last Earl of Halford, and has been missing for years after the gruesome murder of his family; he is also different than any man she has ever met. She does not expect to feel such a strong attraction to him, or to finally lose head and heart to a man with grim secrets.
When he leaves for Constantinople in a mysterious quest she must follow, embarking on a journey of growth and change that will lead her to understand the meaning of true love.
If you enjoy tales of true love conquering all obstacles, mystery and suspense in exotic settings and strong, larger than life characters, you’ll enjoy the passionate story of Catherine and Adrian.
Some sex scenes, not graphic