MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
Ready Set Rogue
A Studies in Scandal Novel
by Manda Collins
WHO WILL WRITE THE BOOK OF LOVE?
When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she’s one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste’s nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another…
Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings—no matter how lovely they are to look at—is a travesty, and Quill simply won’t have it. But Lady Celeste’s death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed…and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he’ll need Ivy’s help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he’s finally met his match—but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?
Don’t miss Ready Set Rogue, the first in Manda Collins’ new series set in Regency England!
I did enjoy the premise of mystery in this book but the underlying romance was like a secondary part of this story instead of the main topic. To me in a romance novel the mystery should be secondary. I did however like the book even though the onset of a physical relationship occurred a little too quickly in the story for my taste. The characters at that point had barely met and their attraction for each other should have had more time to progress.
OK so even though I do like the love at first sight thing in some cases, I don’t think it fit in very well here.
The mystery involved was the heart of this book and drew me in and kept my interest.
The characters were well developed and the mystery storyline is a good one.
I would give the storyline and characterization 4 of 5 stars and the underlying romance 3 of 5 flames for heat.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion.
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The Meddling Duke Collection
by Christi Caldwell
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In “The Meddling Duke”, His Grace, the Duke of Danby is up to his holiday matchmaking meddling with his two unwed granddaughters!
***These two novellas are previously published Danby novellas.
Winning a Lady’s Heart was previously published in “A Summons From The Castle”.
Winning a Lady’s Heart
For Lady Alexandra, being the source of a cold, calculated wager is bad enough…but when it is waged by Nathaniel Michael Winters, 5th Earl of Pembroke, the man she’s in love with, it results in a broken heart, the scandal of the season, and a summons from her grandfather–the Duke of Danby.
To escape Society’s gossip, she hurries to her meeting with the duke, determined to put memories of the earl far behind. Except the duke has other plans for Alexandra…plans which include the 5th Earl of Pembroke!
A Season of Hope
Five years ago when her love, Marcus Wheatley, failed to return from fighting Napoleon’s forces, Lady Olivia Foster buried her heart. Unable to betray Marcus’s memory, Olivia has gone out of her way to run off prospective suitors. At three and twenty she considers herself firmly on the shelf. Her father, however, disagrees and accepts an offer for Olivia’s hand in marriage. Yet it’s Christmas, when anything can happen…
Olivia receives a well-timed summons from her grandfather, the Duke of Danby, and eagerly embraces the reprieve from her betrothal.
Only, when Olivia arrives at Danby Castle, she realizes the Christmas season is a time of hope, second chances, and even miracles.
A Vampire Blood Courtesans Romance
by Lisa Carlisle & Michelle Fox
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It was only meant to be three nights…
After watching my mother die, becoming a Blood Courtesan is key to my future in medicine. With loans racking up, all I have to do is pretend I want the money for tuition, and I’m hired. No one can know the real reason for wanting this job.
But it isn’t as easy as it first seems. On my first night as a courtesan at a ball in Salem, I meet vampires for the first time–and flee.
Vampires are not easily dissuaded. And one in particular, Renato, offers me a proposal I find difficult to resist. He has a dark, smoldering appeal that lures me in. Plus, I might gain the insight I seek.
I’m supposed to provide a service and will be paid well for it. But my feelings complicate our arrangement–and endanger my life.
It was only meant to be three nights, but can I walk away now?
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by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Allie Mackay (AKA Sue-Ellen Welfonder)
& Brenda Jernigan
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by Tanya Anne Crosby
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Highlander romance at its best; rich with historyand lore, HIGHLAND FIRE reunites you with favorite characters from THE HIGHLANDBRIDES and introduces you to new ones.
The year is 1123. Scotland’s King David seeks analliance with the fierce mountain Scot, Aidan dun Scoti. But only one womanwill tempt Aidan–the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan …
Offered in marriage by David of Scotland as aguise for peace and cursed by Aidan’s people for the sins of her father, LìleasMacLaren is the one woman Aidan believes he is immune to. Alas, she is also the onewoman who might bring the fierce chieftain to his knees.
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“Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories.” -New York Times bestselling author, Lisa Kleypas
Tanya Anne Crosby is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-five novels. She has been featured in magazines, such as People, Romantic Times and Publisher’s Weekly, and her books have been translated into eight languages. Her first novel was published in 1992 by Avon Books, where Tanya was hailed as “one of Avon’s fastest rising stars.” Her fourth book was chosen to launch the company’s Avon Romantic Treasure imprint.
Known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters Tanya is an award-winning author, journalist, and editor, and her novels have garnered reader praise and glowing critical reviews. In 2013, she penned her first romantic suspense novel, Speak No Evil, which appeared on the USA Today list.
The Girl Who Stayed brings her full circle to work with Lou Aronica, President and Publisher of The Story Plant, who first published Tanya at Avon Books.
Tanya and her writer husband split their time between Charleston, SC, where she was raised, and northern Michigan, where the couple make their home.
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