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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

My Lady Thief

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by Emily Larkin

Publication Date: April 20th, 2017

Now Available in Digital Format

$4.99 at Amazon

Originally published as

The Unmasking of a Lady

by Emily May

ISBN: 0263876144

Original Publisher – Harlequin, Mills & Boon Ltd 
Originally Published in 2010

Publisher’s Description:

Lady by day, Robin Hood by night…

Arabella Knightley is an earl’s granddaughter, but it’s common knowledge that she spent her early years in London’s gutters. What the ton doesn’t know is that while Arabella acts the perfect young lady by day, at night she plays Robin Hood, stealing from the wealthy to give to the poor.

Adam St Just is one of Society’s most sought after bachelors. He’s also the man responsible for Arabella Knightley’s nickname: Miss Smell o’ Gutters—a mistake he regrets, but can never erase.

Bored by polite society, Adam sets out to unmask the elusive thief … but he’s not prepared for what he discovers.

Originally published as The Unmasking of a Lady, by Emily May.

My Thoughts:

This book is not the first I have read by this author but it may be the best.
I found this funny, laugh a minute, poignant story to be well written and I just couldn’t put it down. I finished it in one sitting.
The characters and storyline are well developed. It is definitely one for the keeper shelf.
This book is one I am sorry was not made available in the US when first released by Harlequin. I most likely would still have a copy hanging out on my keeper shelf.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I have voluntarily reviewed.

Awards

Finalist in the Booksellers’ Best Award.

Finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Award.

Finalist in the Australian Romantic Book of the Year (R*BY) Award.

Excerpt



Schooling the Viscount

Schooling the Viscount

Cotswold Confidential Book One

by Maggie Robinson

 Digital List Price: $2.99

Currently $0.99 in Digital Format at:

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Deal Ends April 23rd, 2017

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.

Vanessa Kelly, USA Today bestselling author –

Schooling the Viscount is a charming, sexy romp through the English countryside. Readers will fall in love with the little town of Puddling-on-the-Wold. I did!” 

Praise for Maggie Robinson’s Lady Anne’s Lover

“Robinson never fails to provide plenty of brio, banter, and interpersonal heat…Fans of humorous historicals will enjoy this delightful romp.” —Publishers Weekly

“A charming, fun Regency romp that combines an innovative, compelling plot with characters that jump off the page and a hot, captivating romance that will tug at heartstrings.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Lively repartee and steamy sensuality, yet maintains the mystery to the very end.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Reviewed on January 05 , 2017

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 3 of 5 flames for heat.

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


The Next Comical Romp in This Series is Due Out

June 20th, 2017

Seducing Mr. Sykes

Cotswold Confidential Book Two

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Publisher’s Description:

In Maggie Robinson’s sparkling new series, the quaint village in Gloucestershire is where the wayward sons and daughters of Great Britain’s finest families come for some R&R—and good old-fashioned “rehab”. But sometimes they find much more . .


No one at Puddling-on-the-Wold ever expected to see Sarah Marchmain enter through its doors. But after the legendary Lady’s eleventh-hour rejection of the man she was slated to marry, she was sent here to restore her reputation . . . and change her mind. It amused Sadie that her father, a duke, would use the last of his funds to lock her up in this fancy facility—she couldn’t be happier to be away from her loathsome family and have some time to herself. The last thing she needs is more romantic distraction . . .

As a local baronet’s son, Tristan Sykes is all too familiar with the spoiled, socialite residents of the Puddling Rehabilitation Foundation—no matter how real their problems may be. But all that changes when he encounters Sadie, a brave and brazen beauty who wants nothing more than to escape the life that’s been prescribed for her. If only Tristan could find a way to convince the Puddling powers-that-be that Sadie is unfit for release, he’d have a chance to explore the intense attraction that simmers between them—and prove himself fit to make her his bride . . .

“A Maggie Robinson book is like the best kind of chocolate: delicious and totally addictive!” —Vanessa Kelly, USA Today bestselling author



Borderland Bride

The Borderland Legacy Book 1

by Samantha Holt

Digital List Price: $2.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon

BorderlandPublisher’s Description:

In the wilderness of 14th century Northumbria, Lady Isabel discovers just how dangerous the Borderlands can be. With the loss of her voice and her hearing, there is little hope left for her.

But when a brooding knight rescues her, she vows never to become a victim again and buries the secrets of her past in the hope that those hunting her will never find her in the Borderlands.

Jake is astonished to come across the beautiful Isabel, near to death, on his brother’s lands. Bringing her back to his brother’s home, he finds himself longing for something more from the courageous woman, something that he thought he would never want again.

Isabel works her way into his scarred heart and opens Jake up to loving once more. But will Isabel’s secrets destroy their bond? And with his charismatic brother Dominic charming her, does he even stand a chance?



Challenge to Honor

Masters At Arms Book 1

by Jennifer Blake

Digital List Price: $4.99

FREE For a Limited Time at Amazon 

Deal Ends: April 23rd, 2017

Or Read FREE Anytime With Kindle Unlimited

Don’t miss Book 2, DAWN ENCOUNTER, for only 99¢.

Also, save $2 on Book 3, ROGUE’S SALUTE. All three on sale for a very limited time.

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The notorious swordsmen of New Orleans–charming by day, dangerous at night…

Horrified at the thought of her brother facing the notorious swordsman, Rio de Silva, on the dueling field, Celina Vallier pays a clandestine visit to the maître d’armes. Surely she can appeal to his honor and sense of fair play? What advantage can there be for him in killing such an inexperienced opponent, after all?

Rio had no intention of dispatching the young whelp; a scratch or two would suffice to mend his manners. That changes as he moves closer to Celina. Not only is she lovely and spirited, but she’s the future bride of his sworn enemy, the Count de Lerida. What could be more satisfying than to deny him that prize? That’s if the lady can be persuaded to give up her innocence.

Agreeing to the infamous pact is the most daring thing Celina has ever done. It’s also the most dangerous as scandal and vengeance erupts around her. Caught in the tumult, she must decide who to trust: the man who offers wealth and security–or the one who sets her soul aflame?


Dawn Encounter

Masters At Arms Book 2

by Jennifer Blake

Digital List Price: $4.99

$0.99 For a Limited Time at Amazon 

Deal Ends: April 23rd, 2017

Or Read FREE Anytime With Kindle Unlimited

51IaF8uSc6LPublisher’s Description:

The notorious swordsmen of New Orleans–charming by day, dangerous at night…

Lisette Moisant is desperate. She had no love for the husband foisted upon her in an arranged marriage, but his death in a duel with famed fencing master Caid O’Neill has left her at the mercy of her rapacious father-in-law. As Caid is the only man in New Orleans he fears, as well as the cause of her misfortune, she requests the sword master’s protection.

Guilt, fairness and reluctant attraction to the valiant widow compel Caid’s agreement. He expects the arrangement to be short-lived, but that’s before the whispering campaign begins. Lisette is accused of being a wanton who persuaded Caid to trick her husband into a duel. Caid is labeled a murderer. Public sentiment rises against them along with the demand for punishment–and who better to mete it out than the dead husband’s father?

Caid and Lisette may overcome the sordid and deadly forces ranged against them–but how are they to fight the convention that forbids love between an heiress and a master at arms?
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Look for all the re-releases in the Masters At Arms series:
Book 1: CHALLENGE TO HONOR
Book 2: DAWN ENCOUNTER
Book 3: ROGUE’S SALUTE
Book 4: GUARDED HEART
Book 5: GALLANT MATCH
Book 6: TRIUMPH IN ARMS

Each book may be fully enjoyed as a standalone read.

The above reading order is simply recommended for the series chronology.

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