MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Importance of Being Scandalous
by Kimberly Bell
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
$5.99 in Digital Format
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A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society…
None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé.
The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal. The Wakefields are the height of propriety, and Nicholas’s parents have made it clear a wife from the neighboring Bishop family would be unacceptable…
But Nicholas would give up his family and his fortune if Amelia would ever see him as more than just a childhood friend. He’ll go along with her scheme, even if it means ruining them both, because he’s got a plan that will change her mind about him being merely the boy next door.
This is the first book I have read by this author but it will not be the last. I fell in love with the writing style and characters almost from the start.
This friends to lovers historical romance is wonderfully written and an enjoyable read.
Amelia Bishop is not an adventurous sort of young lady, but she is strong-willed. She is currently stuck with a stuffy fiancé not at all to her liking. She will do almost anything to get rid of the cad. These things have included a horse race in trousers on Rotten Row, going to a gaming hall in a dress that would make her sainted mother faint and sneaking an invitation to a scandalous ball Nothing she has done so far has scared off the unwanted fiancé who seems more determined than ever to wed her.
Nicholas Wakefield was her closest childhood friend. He has been secretly in love with Amelia for a very long time. He wrote his feelings in letters to her that he never sent. His family is the height of propriety and his parents have stressed to him that a wife from the neighboring Bishops would not be acceptable… Will he participate in Amelia’s scheme of a truly engagement-ending scandal?
Will he defy his parent’s edict and marry the woman he loves?
I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5 flames.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About The Author:
2015 RWA Golden Heart Finalist and 2014 Maggie Award Winner Kimberly Bell writes misfit love stories from her home in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. When she isn’t wrangling characters or making a nuisance of herself on twitter, she is mediocre dog wrangler, chasing her shepherd-mix coyote and great dane around the lake.
NEW RELEASE NOVELLA
Publication Date: July 26, 2017
Amelia and the Viscount
Bluestocking Brides Book 1
Approximately 98 pages
by Samantha Holt
“No eligible bachelor wants to marry a bluestocking…especially not those frightful Chadwick girls.” – Lady Jersey, Almacks Patroness.
Amelia’s writing was often prone to getting her into trouble. Hence why she eventually took on a penname. But it seems, once again, her unthinking need to spill out everything onto paper will land her in hot water.
After her sisters persuade her the only way to get over her love for Lord Nicholas Wentworth is to write about him, Amelia devotes hours and hours of ink to the subject. However, she never expects for Nicholas to end up in possession of this information. How could she admit her affection for him when she knows full well he is still in love with her now married sister?
To save herself embarrassment—and more importantly to keep her penname hidden—Amelia must find a way to intercept these letters, and if she cannot, she must persuade Nicholas it was all some awful jest and that she is certainly not A. Hardwick—purveyor of stories so scandalous that it would mean utter ruination for all the Chadwick girls should the truth come out.
Publication Date: August 9, 2017
Julia and the Duke
Bluestocking Brides Book 2
by Samantha Holt
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“One of them might now be a viscountess but it does not clear the taint of scandal from those frightful Chadwick girls. Why we must deign to entertain them, I will never know!” Lady Bromsley, Countess of Marlbury.
A new duke moving into their sleepy village doesn’t interest Julia, especially when she hears all about his scandalous behavior in London. Rumors of gambling debts, illicit liaisons, and pub brawls surround the far-too-handsome Duke of Weston.
The far-too-handsome duke who happens to want to build a mill on her favorite nature spot, meaning Julia’s beloved otters will be homeless.
No matter what she says, the stubborn man will not back down, but this bluestocking will not give up easily. With the help of her sisters, she must find a way to persuade him to make money another way.
If only the far-too-handsome duke did not seem to enjoy riling her so much. If only he would not insist on getting under her skin and pretending to be interested in her. All this talk of liking redheads and freckles will not make her forget those animals in need.
If you love fun, sensual Regency romance with memorable characters, you can’t miss out on this new Samantha Holt series.
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Kissed at Christmas
Christmas at Castle Keyvnor Book 3
by Christina McKnight, Ava Stone and Michelle Willingham
Publication Date: September 26, 2017
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