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If the Duke Demands
by Anna Harrington
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Available February 28, 2017
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A LESSON IN SEDUCTION . . .
Miranda Hodgkins has only ever wanted one thing: to marry Robert Carlisle. And she simply can’t wait a moment longer. During the Carlisle family masquerade ball, Miranda boldly sneaks into his bedchamber with seduction on her mind. Soon she’s swept into rock-hard arms for the most breathtaking kiss of her life. But when the masks come off, she’s horrified to find herself face-to-face with Sebastian, the Duke of Trent-Robert’s formidable older brother.
Shocked to find Miranda in his bed, Sebastian quickly offers her a deal to avoid scandal: He’ll help her win his brother’s heart if she’ll find him the perfect wife. But what begins as a simple negotiation soon spirals out of control. For the longer this reformed rake tries to make a match for Miranda, the more he wants to keep her all to himself.
Anna Harrington is a new to me author being previously unfamiliar with her books.
I admit to being skeptical with the start of this story but it grew more enjoyable by the chapter.
Our heroine had been a childhood friend and companion to our hero and his siblings. She was more of an age with the younger family members so was intimidated by the eldest.
Our hero had a reputation for holding company with unsuitable females. After his father’s sudden death he has lived a different life and is no longer thought of as a rake and a man who kept company with other men’s wives and otherwise unsuitable women.
After a mistaken attempt at the seduction by Miranda of the middle son, Robert turns into an embarrassing encounter with Sebastian, the eldest brother, she strikes a deal with Sebastian and gets an invitation to go to London for a season she would otherwise not have.
I fell head over heels in love with the characters in this book, both primary and secondary. I look forward to the continuation of this series and will check out the shelves for additional titles by this author.
I gave this story 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. The sensual rating deserves 4.5 of 5 flames. The sensuality is very compelling and somewhat sweetly written in this very well written and characterized book.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I voluntarily reviewed.
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The Second Time Around
The Worthingtons Book 2.5
by Ella Quinn
Publication Date: February 28, 2017
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Can a beautiful Worthington widow find love again? Depends on who’s asking . . .
Before he died, Patience was the Earl of Worthington’s second wife. So why shouldn’t Patience be allowed a second chance at marriage, too? Of course, finding a new husband was not something the mother of four had ever planned on. But a surprise encounter with her first love has suddenly made the impossible seem possible all over again . . .
It seems like a lifetime ago that Richard, Viscount Wolverton, was halfway around the world, looking for adventure . . . while Patience, at her coming-out, was left with no choice but to take old Worthington’s hand. Richard never forgot the woman whose heart he yearned for—and now that he’s back, he’s not going to let her slip away again . . .
This delightful novella length continuation of the Worthington series tells us of the love of Richard and Patience. Before she married the old Earl of Worthington Patience had been in love with her childhood friend and companion Richard. Having decided to go abroad and promising to return before Patience’s first season Richard left only to have his return delayed.
Now twenty years later he is back again and has come to claim his love.
Can Patience and Richard find love again in this second time around?
Again we find ourselves totally drawn into this madcap household with a combined group of ten children who belong to various family members and a young Great Dane all living and reeking havoc under the same roof.
This sometimes comical regency romance was a delight to read. The storyline is as well developed as a novella can be and since we have met most of the characters in the previous installments we continue to grow to love This is much better if read in series order rather than as a standalone but it is good enough to stand on it’s own.
I gave this title 4.25 of 5 stars for characterization and story development. There is a very sensual background crammed into this short novella getting 4 of 5 flames. I received a complimentary digital copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion or review of this title.
Her Fateful Debut
A Regency Romance
Three Gentlemen of London Book 1
by G.G. Vandagriff
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Classic Regency romance with a dash of suspense . . .
Beautiful Miss Penelope Swinton wants to live out her life as a spinster in her beloved Northamptonshire, but with an ailing father and an entailed estate, she must come to London and enter the Marriage Mart. And if she must marry, she is determined to marry for love. In a brief respite from the social whirl of the season, she retreats from the restrictions of the ton to sketch in the park and stumbles over a French spy. When Penelope finds her life in danger, Viscount Beau Wellingham steps up to protect her, however he has secrets of his own. Wellingham leads a clandestine life as an agent for the Foreign Office trapping spies. In defending her life, he unwittingly puts her reputation at risk. In order to save Penelope from society’s scorn, Beau presses for a betrothal. Though she resists, he insists. Soon Beau is unable to deny the attraction he feels towards her. Before he can act on his feelings, danger rises again. This time, his life is on the line. With a desperate spy closing in, Penelope must choose the safety of what she has always known or a chance for love. But will she be too late?
Hero in the Highlands
A No Ordinary Hero Novel Book #1
By Suzanne Enoch
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WILD AT HEART
He’s ferocious and rugged to the bone, an English soldier more at home on the battlefield than in any Society drawing room. And when Major Gabriel Forrester learns that he’s inherited the massive Scottish Highlands title and estate of a distant relation, the last thing he wants to do is give up the intensity of the battlefield for the too-soft indulgences of noble life. But Gabriel Forrester does not shirk his responsibilities, and when he meets striking, raven-eyed lass Fiona Blackstock, his new circumstances abruptly become more intriguing.
Like any good Highlander, Fiona despises the English—and the new Duke of Lattimer is no exception. Firstly, he is far too attractive for Fiona’s peace of mind. Secondly, his right to “her” castle is a travesty, since it’s been clan Maxwell property for ages. As the two enter a heated battle of wills, an unexpected passion blazes into a love as fierce as the Highlands themselves. Is Fiona strong enough to resist her enemy’s advances—or is Gabriel actually her hero in disguise?
Reviewed at NetGalley October 04, 2016
I found this new title by one of my favorite author’s to be comical at time and endearing.
I fell in love with the characters. The hero and heroine are what makes this story one for my keeper shelf.
The storyline is well developed and all of the characters, even the villainous ones are memorable.
I would give this book a 4.5 of 5 star rating. The sensual rating gets 3.5 of 5 flames.
I received a digital ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion or review of this title
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My One True Highlander
Expected Release Date: April 04, 2017
Belle of the Ball
Three Graces Trilogy, Book 1
by Pam McCutcheon
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Beauty, Charm, and Grace—something the nouveau-riche Sullivan sisters of Colorado Springs lack. But a wish at a magical rock formation is about to change all that, in a most a-MUSE-ing way. . . .
The three Sullivan sisters, named for the Three Graces of Greek legend who embody beauty, charm and grace, don’t live up to their names. Belle is no beauty. Charisma lacks charm. And Grace is somewhat less than graceful. But this doesn’t deter their ambitious mother from bribing three bachelors to escort them to Colorado Springs’ beautiful Garden of the Gods.
When the girls overhear their escorts mocking how little they resemble their names, each girl makes a wish at the magical Three Graces rock formation. Belle wishes aloud for beauty, but only so she can use it as a weapon to punish the cads who hurt her sisters. Her true wish is for revenge.
Handsome viscount Kit Stanhope regrets his rude remarks and apologizes to Belle. He’s surprised when she tells him that’s not enough. If he truly regrets his behavior, he has to make her beautiful in time for the Founders’ Day Ball. Kit isn’t sure he’s up to the task. But, intrigued by the spirited Belle, he agrees to assist her transformation from an ugly duckling into a swan with the help of a mysterious Greek dressmaker with muse-like qualities.
Unfortunately, Belle makes a rather awkward swan. Still, after a few embarrassing escapades, she masters the flirtatious language of the fan and takes the town known as Little London by storm. Belle soon finds herself falling for the viscount and his sinful mouth. It seems he returns her regard, but she can’t renege on her promise to humiliate him . . . can she?
Will her secret muse grant the wish she voiced . . . or the one she holds in her heart?
Note to readers: This title was originally published in 2003 by Zebra Ballad.