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A Bitter Creek Novel
by Joan Johnston
Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
A rogue nobleman, a rescued lady, and revenge undone by romance all play a part in New York Times bestselling author Joan Johnston’s irresistible novel of best-laid plots, delicious deception, and unexpected passion.
Two years have passed since Josie Wentworth was bought from the Sioux for a gold watch and whisked back to England by Marcus Wharton, the Duke of Blackthorne. When Marcus breaks his promise to return Josie to America, she ends up as a maid in the home of his charming but neglected nephews. Once Josie’s long-lost family finds her, however, the suddenly wealthy heiress sets out to save the two boys from their indifferent uncle—and teach the duke a lesson in honor.
Learning that Marcus is seeking a rich American bride to save his estate, Josie plots to catch his eye—certain he’ll never recognize the beauty she’s become as the ragged captive he rescued. But Josie doesn’t wager on her marital charade taking a tender turn, as the nobleman she’s despised for years proves to be a very different man than she’s imagined. And there’s no denying his passionate caresses, as she falls deeper under the spell of a husband determined to claim her heart.
I had not previously read any books by this author.
This book is what has been described as the final book in the series.
Maybe having not read any of them prior to this one is what made me not totally enthralled by this book, but I found it’s style not to my liking. It is also an American Indian/Western and I don’t care for this setting. I used to read a great deal of American Indian Romance by authors like Janelle Taylor, Madeline Baker and Constance O’Banyon, however I haven’t found the newer ones to my liking.
The story however is passable and maybe if you like this author and her writing style you would love this book.
I gave this book 3.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
The Wedding Duel
The Dueling Pistols Series Book 1
by Katy Madison
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A charming Regency-era tale of a duel, a dilemma, and undeniable desire…
A Holt Medallion nominee for Best First Book
First published by Kensington Publishing Corp.
THE WEDDING DUEL
It was meant to be a duel like any other—defend a lady’s reputation, teach a scamp a lesson in honor, and win the day. But from the first moment Keene Davies raises the cursed pistol things go awry. The shot goes astray, he wounds his best friend, and his displeased father threatens to disinherit him—unless he marries a scandalous little hoyden named Sophie.
Unbeknownst to Keene, Sophie Farthing has grown into a lovely young woman, albeit one still inclined to fall into scrapes. Her high spirits and tendency to ride hell bent for leather lead her into more than one disaster, but she’s bound to make the most of this unexpected marriage to Keene. She’s determined to teach her husband that honor begins with the heart, not the handle of a pistol, and that passion should go hand in glove with love…
The League of Rogues Book 1
by Lauren Smith
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Fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton Series and Johanna Lindsey’s Malory Series will love the passionate romances and gripping adventures of the League of Rogues.
The League of Rogues takes what they want—but have they taken on too much?
For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple—find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.
It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes.
Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex, spends countless nights at the club with his four best friends, and relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue make him desperate for the one thing he swears he never wanted: love.
Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks in Godric’s shadowed past, waiting for him to drop his guard—and rob him of the woman he can’t live without.
Warning: This novel includes a lady who refuses to stay kidnapped, a devilish duke with a dark past, and an assortment of charming rogues who have no idea what they’ve gotten themselves into.
*Includes Exclusive Illustrated Scenes throughout the book!
This book was previously published by Samhain Publishing and is now re-released