MY PRE-RELEASE REVIEW of
A Gentleman Never Surrenders
Sins and Scandals
by Lauren Smith
Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Release date: September 12, 2017
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Love is worth a little scandal.
Owen Hadley needs a wife. Preferably a wealthy one. Alas, there aren’t a great number of heiresses willing to marry a rogue of no particular fortune—luckily, if there is ever a gentleman capable of melting a lady’s chilly heart, it’s Owen.
Milly has had enough of the marriage mart. If matrimony means giving up her freedom for a foppish husband, then society can take their idea of marital bliss and toss it. But when the ton’s most notorious rogue mistakenly makes his way into her bedchambers, Milly finds herself unexpectedly and unwillingly at the altar . . .
Yet the more time she spends with her new husband, the more Milly starts to wonder if the marriage she never wanted may be the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Now it’s up to Owen to convince Milly that what started as a mistake is anything but—and that every night with him will be more wonderfully scandalous than the last.
He ruined the wrong sister, or did he?
Owen needs a wealthy young lady to become his wife. His home is in a shambles and her money would help him to restore it to it’s original glory.
Milly wants no part of marriage. Her seasons, yes multiple ones, have been disastrous. All these foppish gentlemen seem to want is a rich bride that they can put on a shelf. She wants her independence and not to be some mans idea of the perfect wife.
When Owen accidentally stumbles into the wrong sister’s bedroom they become embroiled in a scandal that forces them to wed.
Owen gets his heiress, just the wrong one, or is she the better match for him.
This book’s time frame however is not the usual regency but situated in the early twentieth century. Our hero is not the usual lord but a roguish gentleman none the less.
Will the union of this unlikely pair lead to love?
This is another winning story by one of my favorite authors. Lauren Smith always entertains me.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. The heat between this pair is palpable.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this novella length book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About The Author:
Lauren Smith is an Oklahoma attorney by day, author by night who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She knew she was destined to be a romance writer when she attempted to re-write the entire Titanic movie just to save Jack from drowning. Connecting with readers by writing emotionally moving, realistic and sexy romances no matter what time period is her passion. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including: New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Greater Detroit BookSeller’s Best Awards, Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. To connect with Lauren, visit her at http://www.laurensmithbooks.com or twitter at @LSmithAuthor.
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Scandalous Sirens Book 1
by Tracy Cooper-Posey
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Vaughn wants revenge.
Elisa wants her son back.
Neither expected to want each other.
Elisa’s determined to have her son back at any cost, even if it means marry a vicious stoat of a man like Rufus Wardell, but her plans and her life are turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of Rufus’ grown and estranged son, Vaughn.
Lured by the contrast of Elisa’s sweet beauty with the wicked rumors of her wanton past, Vaughn embarks on a seduction as scorching as it is daring. What he finds is not at all what he sought: Elisa is an innocent, but with a sensuality so raw he cannot resist her…
…even though their passion is forbidden.
This book is part of the Scandalous Sirens Series:
Book 1: Forbidden
Book 2: Dangerous Beauty
Book 3: Perilous Princess
Captive of the Corsairs
Heart of the Corsairs Book 1
by Elizabeth Ellen Carter
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Bluestocking Sophia Green’s future is uncertain. Orphaned as a child and raised by the wealthy Cappleman family, she has become the companion to her attractive younger cousin, Laura, while harboring to her breast an unrequited love for Laura’s diffident brother.
Sea captain Kit Hardacre’s past is a mystery – even to him. Kidnapped by Barbary Coast pirates at the age of 10, he does not remember his parents or even his real name. All he recalls are things he would rather forget.
When Laura’s reputation is threatened by a scandal, Sophia suggests weathering the storm in Sicily with their elderly uncle, a prominent archaeologist.
Their passage to Palermo is aboard Hardacre’s ship, but the Calliope, like its captain, is not all it seems. Both have only one mission – to rid the world of the evil pirate slaver Kaddouri or die in the attempt.
Initially disdainful of the captain’s devil-may-care attitude, Sophia can’t deny a growing attraction. And Kit begins to see in her a woman who could help him forget the horrors of his past.
Sophia allows herself to be drawn into the shallows of Kit’s world, but when the naive misjudgment of her cousins sees Laura abducted, Sophia is dragged into dangerous depths that could cost her life or her sanity in a living hell.
Meet A Rogue At Midnight
Midnight Meetings Book 4
by Gina Conkle
Expected Publication Date: October 17, 2017
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A Saved Scoundrel…
Jonas Bacon Braithwaite wants to make peace with his grandfather before departing England. Once Nottinghamshire’s favorite trouble-maker, he’s since become an upstanding man of honor. But, the lushly curved thief hiding in his bedchamber makes him think twice about one last conquest.
A Stubborn Siren…
Livvy Halsey bristles at life’s rules. Always has. Sneaking into the Braithwaite house to reclaim a treasured family heirloom is one way she upends the conventional life that awaits her. Duty demands she marry. But what harm is there in having a little fun with her childhood friend before the Twelfth Night ends?
And Twilight Temptation…
Stolen kisses fan hot flames. Surprising passion intertwines with friendship…but will it be enough to last forever?
(NOTE: This book will be a full novella. Please ignore the page count that will be listed on Amazon.)