Thirsty For Romance Thursday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews

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My Pre-Release Review of

Schooling the Viscount

The Cotswold Confidential Series, Book 1

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by Maggie Robinson

Publisher’s Description:

Welcome to Puddling‑on‑the‑Wold, where the sons and daughters of Victorian nobility come for a little rest, recuperation, and “rehab,” in this brand-new series of rebellious romance from Maggie Robinson.

After a harrowing tour of duty abroad, Captain Lord Henry Challoner fought to keep his memories at bay with two of his preferred vices: liquor and ladies. But the gin did more harm than good—as did Henry’s romantic entanglements, since he was supposed to be finding a suitable bride. Next stop: The tiny village of Gloucestershire, where Henry can finally sober up without distraction or temptation. Or so he thinks…

A simple country schoolteacher, Rachel Everett was never meant to cross paths with a gentleman such as Henry. What could such a worldly man ever see in her? As it turns out, everything. Beautiful, fiercely intelligent Rachel is Henry’s dream woman—and wife. Such a match would be scandalous for his family of course, and Rachel has no business meddling with a resident at the famed, rather draconian, Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation. All the better, for two lost souls with nothing to lose—and oh so very much to gain.

Read an Excerpt:

http://www.maggierobinson.net/books/schooling-the-viscount/#read-an-excerpt

My Thoughts:

I was pleasantly surprised with this book. My first impression from the cover art left me skeptical as to if this book would meet my expectations.
As it turned out I really liked this book and would recommend the read.
It is a delight rendition of love and laughter centered around the crazy mixed up world of Puddling‑on‑the‑Wold.  The characters are wonderfully developed and the storyline is truly delightful.

I found myself reading into the early morning hours to make certain not to miss one moment. I look forward to more by this author.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and 3of 5 flames for heat.

I just feel it needs better cover art to attract the attention it deserves.

About The Author:maggierobinson_color300dpi

Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adjectives and adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances. A two-time Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice nominee, her books have been translated into French, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Japanese, Thai, Dutch and Italian.


Look For Book #2 in this Delightful New Series

Seducing Mr. Sykes

Due to Publish: Jun 20, 2017

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Then Came You

A Small Town Sweet Historical Inspirational Romance

Second Chance Brides Book 2

by Wendy Lindstrom

 Digital List Price: $3.99

FREE For a Limited Time at:

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New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom brings us an emotional and heartwarming small town romance. Then Came You is the sweet edition of The Longing, book 2 in her award-winning and bestselling historical romance series.

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Publisher’s Description:

A Marriage Of Convenience—And Unexpected Romance

When her beloved father dies, Amelia Drake is forced to marry her father’s competitor, Kyle Grayson. The last thing Amelia wants is a marriage of convenience to the man who rejected her youthful flirtation—especially when she’s still smitten with him. But Kyle is her only option and she’s determined to make a real marriage with her handsome husband. Can she break through Kyle’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?

Read the rest of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Second Chance Brides series:

Book One: Meet Evelyn Tucker in RITA Award-winning TWICE LOVED (the SWEET edition of SHADES OF HONOR). She planned to marry her best friend—then his brother returned home and complicated everything.

Book Two: Continue the series with Amelia Drake in THEN CAME YOU—a Romantic Times 4 1/2 star Top Pick! A marriage of convenience…and unexpected romance. Can she break through her husband’s staunch business demeanor and show him that laughter and love are possible?

Book Three: Meet Claire Ashier in ONLY YOU. He was everything she didn’t want—but was everything she needed. Is the risk too high for Claire to trust a saloon owner and open her heart to love again?

Book Four: MY HEART’S DESIRE. Faith Wilkins is a woman in danger with a hidden past. Sheriff Grayson is the only man who can protect her—and the one who can hurt her the most.

Book Five: A CHRISTMAS PROMISE is a heartwarming novella about Adam Dearborn and Rebecca Grayson. A boy learns about love, the spirit of giving, and what it means to become a man of integrity. (Prequel to MY FOREVER LOVE)

Book Six: MY FOREVER LOVE. How could she have forgotten Adam Dearborn, the boy she has loved since her teens? After a tragic accident that steals her memory, Rebecca wonders if she can find her way back to the boy who promised her forever.

Book Seven: ALWAYS AND FOREVER is Hal and Nancy Grayson’s love story. Find out how the Grayson legacy began in this story of love, forgiveness and second chances.

Book Eight: CHANCES ARE Nancy Grayson has never stopped loving her deceased husband Hal. A chance encounter with the reclusive millionaire, Dawson Crane reawakens her spirit and her need for love. Can the heartbroken widow forget her past and embrace a second chance at love?

Praise For This Author’s Books:

“This author’s talent shines through on every page!” ~Detra Fitch

“An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story… impossible to put down.” ~Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub

“Deeply emotional, quietly captivating” ~John Charles, American Library Association.

This Victorian historical romance series is filled with emotional romance about brides and grooms, a marriage of convenience, a sheriff romance, stories about hidden identity, amnesia, beta heroes, love and laughter, moments that make you cry, and so much more. These popular romance novels (romance top sellers) make up a bestselling family saga romance series about heartfelt romance and second chances. One of the best historical romance novels is TWICE LOVED, book one of this Victorian romance kindle books series. If you’re looking for clean romance, inspirational romance, or sweet historical romance books for kindle, or you enjoy sweet western romance, read the New York Times bestselling Second Chance Brides series by RITA award-winning and NYT bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom.



Almost an Angel

The Regency Rags to Riches Series, Book 3

by Jade Lee

Digital List Price: $2.99

$0.99 For a Limited Time at:

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Publisher’s Description:

In the last ten years, Carolly Hanson has died six times. First in a car crash, then of TB. 51mb4inai-lBeaten, stoned, and shot in the back. The last time, she suffocated from pneumonia.

Now she’s awake, again, and in the arms of James Oscar Henry Northram, Earl of Traynern.

Carolly Hanson must be in training to be an angel. Why else would she keep dying and reappearing in different places and times? Clearly she is to help people, help them find true love, if she is to win her wings.

And the handsome Earl, clearly a stiff-backed, dark-brooding man of means, will be her next victim—er, beneficiary.

James Oscar Henry Northram is fascinated by Carolly’s odd sense of humor, and compelled by her strange forthright manner and complete lack of interest in trapping him into marriage.

He also thinks poor Carolly is a Bedlam escapee and isn’t the least bit interested in the women she keeps pushing in his direction.

Why must Carolly be forced to suffer death only to live again? Could the answer be as close as his embrace?

REVIEWS:
“A refreshingly unique “time travel” (loosely speaking) for fans who delight in something rather different.” ~Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com #1 reviewer

“Light, airy and sometimes deadly serious. An intriguing tale.” ~Rendezvous Reviews Online

REGENCY RAGS TO RICHES, in series order
No Place for a Lady
Devil’s Bargain
Almost an Angel
The Dragon Earl


The Groom’s Gamble

An E-Novella

by Jade Lee

FREE at The Following Retailers:

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Publisher’s Description:

An original novella linked to Jade Lee’s hot new Regency bride series, a prequel to What the Groom Wants.

Caroline Lyncott, great grandaughter of the Duke of Bucklynde, has a secret. Years ago she was attacked and still bears the terrible scars. To escape the scandal and the reminders, she left everything behind to become housekeeper to a Scottish brother and sister.

Gregory Murray, the Earl Of Hartfell, has a secret as well – he harbors a deep attraction to his housekeeper, Mrs. Lyncott. He knows she has a past, but doesn’t know how to fix the pain that still haunts her. His investigation leads him to the darkest London gaming hell and a villain too powerful to destroy.

Can his love overcome her desperate past? Can she risk her heart despite the evil that still haunts her nightmares?

MEET JADE LEE:

71fp1y6yngl__ux250_Jade Lee, a USA Today bestseller, has two passions (well, except for her family, but that’s a given). She loves dreaming up stories and playing racquetball, not always in that order. When her pro-racquetball career ended with a pair of very bad knees, she turned her attention to writing. An author of more than 30 romance novels, she’s decided that life can be full of joy without ever getting up from her chair.



Still in the Holiday Mood?

Love and Kisses Christmas Collection

by Debra Elizabeth

Currently $0.99 at

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Publisher’s Description:

3 clean and sweet Christmas stories that will make you believe in love.51jaavdphkl

Christmas Wedding Wishes
After being left at the altar, Callie Spencer needed a fresh start. She accepted a position as the Children’s Librarian in a small Vermont town. Single dad Tom Sullivan was too busy raising his 4-year-old daughter to look for love, but all that changed when he meets Callie. Can these two fragile souls find love and heal their broken hearts?

Second Chance Christmas
Megan Duffy needed to get away after a broken engagement and a few days at her family’s cabin could be just what she needed. She was looking forward to the peace and quiet, that is, until she meets hunky store owner Ryker McCabe. Can Ryker put the light back in her eyes and heal her broken heart?

Mistletoe Kisses
Petite Ellie Davison had the worst luck when it came to dating. Not wanting to endure any more bad first dates, she swore off dating, that is, until she met the impossibly handsome Jared at her friend’s wedding.

Corporate lawyer Jared Castian was not pleased when his Washington firm transferred him to Boston to oversee a complicated merger. He was on the fast-track to making partner and had no time to date. When a chance meeting at his friend’s wedding paired him with bridesmaid Ellie Davison, he found himself captivated by the pretty brunette. Was Ellie the one that would open his heart to love?

 

 

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