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When a Lady Dares
Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service #2
by Tara Kingston
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Historical Fiction , Romance
Publication Date: May 22, 2017
Digital List Price: $3.99
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Sophie Atherton knows a liar when she sees one. Perhaps because she’s so skilled at deception herself. Searching for clues to a string of mysterious deaths, the secret operative for the Crown has connived her way into a phony medium’s confidence. When a dashing archaeologist seeks out the charlatan’s services, Sophie suspects he’s after more than a long-lost heirloom. Their electric attraction storms her defenses, but loving the rakish scholar would threaten her investigation and the life she’s crafted.
Gavin Stanwyck is a man on a mission. Masquerading as a treasure hunter to trap the spiritualist, he’s drawn to the medium’s enigmatic assistant. As treacherous forces close in, passion awakens his hardened heart—he’ll protect Sophie at all costs, but he cannot give her his love. Uniting to survive a sinister plot, they must tear down their defenses and learn to trust their hearts.
I have now read an reviewed three titles by Tara Kingston, this newest being book #2 of Her Majesty’s Most Secret Service Series.
If you thought “When A Lady Deceives” was a good read, then “When a Lady Dares” is a must read!
Although some of the background characters in this book appeared in the first book of this series it still works well as a standalone read. So even if you have not read the first book you can still enjoy this one.
If you like your historical romance with some mystery, murder and mayhem then this is a must read for you.
Sophie Atherton is an agent for the crown posing as a medium to try and gather clues in the mysterious deaths of several people.
One of the dead is a lifelong friend of Gavin Stanwyck , so he is also trying to gather information to bring the killer to justice.
Gavin is immediately drawn to Sophie when they meet when they both are trying to gather information to bring the unknown culprit to justice.
How will this suspense filled romantic encounter end?
I could hardly put this one down. The storyline and character development was superb and kept me in stitches.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
The Highland Fae Chronicles
All three bestselling books now in one great boxset.
by Samantha Holt
Digital List Price: $7.99
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To Steal a Highlander’s Heart
Moray, Scotland, 1230
Alana sets eyes on Morgann for the first time in several years and what does he do? He captures her! But Alana refuses to go meekly with the sexy Highland warrior. Her kidnapping will reignite the rift that’s existed between the two clans since her father accused Morgann of theft and she doesn’t want to see her father harmed in the inevitable war that will ensue.
Unfortunately for Alana, the faeries seek to interfere with her plans to escape. The sidhe have a debt to repay and Tèile, the green faery, is determined to mend the rift between the clans for good. And that means ensuring Alana and Morgann marry.
Morgann has his own reasons for taking Alana and they are nothing to do with marriage or war. He wants to use her to reveal a secret from the past, the one that had him accused of theft. If only he didn’t find his childhood friend so attractive. When circumstances force them together, Alana’s life is threatened and war is imminent. Can Morgann reveal the truth without losing Alana? And will the faery’s meddling help or hinder his cause?
To Dream of a Highlander
Sent on a rescue mission, Finn Mac Chaluim is prepared to do his duty, hand over the lass and return home.
But fate has other ideas.
In the midst of a Norse invasion, Catriona barely escapes with her life. Masquerading as her sister, she finds herself in the hands of Finn who intends to hand her over to her sister’s betrothed, Laird Gillean. In the interests of bringing peace to her home, Catriona is determined to continue the ruse–even if it means going along with the marriage and denying her growing attraction to a man who keeps his hurts hidden behind a quick grin.
If the green faery, Tèile, has anything to do with it, Catriona and Finn will come together–but only at the right time. Thanks to her last attempt at matchmaking, many paths were changed and now it’s up to her to put it right. Can she help Finn– who learned the hard way that sharing your life with someone only leads to heartache–get past his doubts? And will the battle-scarred Catriona even accept him into her heart? When Laird Gillean’s attentions toward Catriona become dangerous, both Finn and Tèile will find they have an uphill battle on their hands.
To Avenge Her Highland Warrior
Lorna lost everything to war. Her home, her wealth… her lover. And now she wants revenge.
When her hasty plan throws her at the mercy of her enemy’s men, she holds little hope of returning to her kin and fears death is around the corner. But could her salvation lie in the arms of her dark captor?
Logan has little time to be dealing with a stubborn noble woman. His orders are to prepare for war. His laird–the man he owes his life to–intends to join forces with the Norse and bring a battle to Scotland that will see the fate of the country forever changed. Scarred, and with no memory of his past, Logan is determined to forge a new future for himself as well as prove his loyalty to the laird.
But the beautiful lass has him questioning his previous life and his goals. When she starts claiming he once loved her, he knows he’s being manipulated and she’s taking advantage of his memory loss. So why is it so hard to resist the idea of having once been her lover?
With the threat of impending war–a battle that promises to bring slaughter to her family–can Lorna persuade Logan to believe her, and is the bitter man he’s become even worth saving?
Whatever the outcome of the battle, a certain interfering faery is resolved to see fate back on its correct path. And that means forcing Lorna and Logan together–no matter their differences.
Gather the Stars
Culloden’s Fire Book 1
by Kimberly Cates
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An English Patriot…
British general’s daughter, Rachel de Lacy, is betrothed to Sir Dunstan Wells, the hero of Culloden Moor, a man determined to crush the highlanders forever. When she is kidnapped at an officer’s ball by her fiancé’s nemesis—a fierce raider known as the Glen Lyon—she discovers the outlaw is none other than the branded coward Gavin Carstares, Earl of Glenlyon.
A Rebel Lord…
Haunted by the savagery of war, Gavin intends to use Rachel de Lacy as a bargaining chip to gain freedom and passage to France for the widows and orphans he’s rescued from Sir Dunstan’s vengeful sword.
A Price too High…
As passion flames between captor and hostage, Rachel discovers a new meaning for the word courage, and Gavin is faced with an impossible choice. Can he return the woman he loves to his brutal enemy, even if that is the ransom he must pay to win his orphans their freedom?
Culloden’s Fire Book 5
by Kimberly Cates
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A headstrong runaway:
When practical spinster Hannah Gray rescues her nephew Pip from his cruel father, she has no choice but to flee Ireland. Once in England, fate hurls her onto the doorstep of notorious eccentric Austen Dante. Aware that the isolated manor is the perfect place to hide Pip, Hannah takes a desperate gamble, pretending that she can transcribe Dante’s musical compositions—even though she can’t understand a single note.
A man of secrets:
Mercurial inventor and composer Austen Dante knows why he is called the “mad master of Ravenscar”. Countless assistants have fled, unable to keep up with his frenetic work pace. Yet Dante will trust no one with the reason for his race against time—or the secret that has shaped his solitary life. When he plucks a ‘half-drowned Irish cat’ from a storm he never suspects that she will match his fire, but Hannah Gray is living a lie.
Can a love begun in deception survive when the truth is revealed in the harsh morning’s light?
The rest of the “Culloden’s Fire” series:
1. GATHER THE STARS (Gavin and Rachel)
2. ANGEL’S FALL (Adam and Juliet)
3. CROWN OF DREAMS (Myles and Devlin)
4. CROWN OF MIST (Creighton and Brianna) (Prequel)
While the Duke Was Sleeping
The Rogue Files Book #1
by Sophie Jordan
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Sometimes the man of your dreams . . .
Shop girl Poppy Fairchurch knows it’s pointless fantasizing about the Duke of Autenberry. Still, dreams can’t hurt anyone . . . unlike the carriage Poppy spies bearing down upon the unsuspecting duke. After she pulls him to safety, the duke lapses into a coma and Poppy is mistaken for his fiancée. But one person isn’t fooled: his arrogant and much too handsome half-brother, Struan Mackenzie. Soon Poppy isn’t sure what she wants more . . . the fantasy of her duke or the reality of one smoldering Scot who challenges her at every turn.
. . . is not who you think.
An illegitimate second son, Struan may have built an empire and established himself as one of the wealthiest men in Britain, but he knows he will always be an outsider among the ton. Just like he knows the infuriating Poppy is a liar. There’s no way the haughty Duke of Autenberry would deign to wed a working class girl. It doesn’t matter how charming she is. Or tempting. Or how much Struan wants her for himself.
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To Marry a Rogue Series Book Three
by Tamara Gill
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Select,
Regency Historical Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical
Date of Publication: May 22, 2017
Word Count: 77,000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill
Editor: Erin Molta
Lady Alice Worthingham never conforms to Society’s norms. Ever. She loves adventure, new experiences, and approaches life with a sassy attitude Society can take or leave. But even for her, robbery by a highwayman is a bit much.
Lord Arndel, Lady Alice’s neighbor, is playing a dangerous game—acting the proper viscount by day and the Surrey Bandit by night. And to brazenly steal from the woman who’s captured his attention is no mean feat, or the wisest of moves.
When Lady Alice learns the truth, the viscount finds that when a well-bred woman seeks revenge, she’ll make a gentleman thief pay for his crimes with everything…including his heart.
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