MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of
The Lady in Red
A Season for Scandal Novella
by Kelly Bowen
File Size: 3430 KB
Print Length: 115 pages
Publisher: Forever Yours (December 5, 2017)
Publication Date: December 5, 2017
Sold by: Hachette Book Group
Available December 5, 2017
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‘Tis the Season for Happy-Ever-Afters!
Just in time for the holidays, Kelly is thrilled to announce the release of her newest novella, The Lady in Red.
This novella contains one of Kelly’s favorite (and most mysterious) characters from her Season for Scandal books and introduces the brand new series coming in 2018, The Devils of Dover.
This is Charlotte & Flynn’s story, two people from different worlds who share a passion that turns into true love.
Lady Charlotte Beaumont has spent her whole life being ignored. By her parents, her brother, even the servants. So she was secretly able to develop her talent for painting well beyond the usual watercolors. Too bad no one will let her actually use it-women are rarely accepted into the Royal Academy. But when a connection at the Haverhall School for Young Ladies gets Charlotte her dream commission, she’ll do whatever it takes to make it work. Including disguising herself as “Charlie.”
Flynn Rutledge has something to prove. His lowly upbringing is not going to stop him from achieving his artistic dreams. This commission is the key to his future, and his partner, an unknown youth in oversized clothes who is barely old enough to shave, doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. But Charlie does inspire Flynn’s artistic passion-something he worried he might have lost forever. For all his street smarts, nothing can prepare Flynn for the shock of Charlie’s true identity. He doesn’t care that she’s a woman, but a lady of the ton is a different matter altogether . . .
I was in love with the character of the heroine immediately. I am an artist also and even in more modern times female artist often get pushed aside and replaced by their male counterparts.
Lady Charlotte Beaumont, Charlie, has an extraordinary artistic talent, but like most females of the era it is looked upon as something that she could perhaps teach to other genteel young ladies but not to be taken seriously.
Flynn Rutledge has also had much to overcome. First and foremost his own artistic talent has brought him to the attention of ladies who want for his body and not his mind.
Charlie is chosen along with Flynn to create two panels that will be displayed in a church. Disguised as a young lad, Charlie endeavors to do her best with her work and in the meantime to encourage the confidence of Flynn which is lacking after his breakup with his lady mistress.
Will this unusual pair carry their relationship to a higher degree or will the revelation that Charlie is actually a highborn lady be the end of things between them?
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. After Flynn discovers that Charlie is a woman sparks fly and the intimacy between them ensues.
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:
I was born and raised in Manitoba, Canada. I attended the University of Manitoba where I earned a graduate degree in veterinary physiology and spent many years happily working as a research scientist in the agriculture industry. None of which, of course, has anything to do with writing romance novels.
My writing stemmed from my lifelong obsession with history, a weakness for a good love story and after my first child was born, I sat down to do what I’d also wanted to do – write a novel. (The entire process being facilitated by the abundance of winter months that can be found in this particular province).
Currently, I live in Winnipeg with my husband and two boys who are wonderfully patient and supportive of the writing process. Except, that is, when they need a goalie for street hockey.
No Match for Love
by Lindzee Armstrong
File Size: 2812 KB
Print Length: 191 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Snowflake Press (October 28, 2016)
Publication Date: October 28, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Digital List Price: $2.99
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A kiss shouldn’t be this complicated.
Top 25 Bestseller in Holiday Fiction
When Michelle Collins accidentally walks into the men’s restroom at a holiday party, she doesn’t expect it to end with a toe-tingling kiss under the mistletoe. But the magic of the moment quickly dies when she realizes the mystery man is Austin O’Neal, the new marketing director of the pharmaceutical company she’s sworn to destroy. Michelle will do anything to protect animals from unfair lab testing—even go up against the first man to make her feel alive.
With the ink on his divorce papers barely dry, Austin is struggling to help his three children adjust to a new town as he tries to adjust to a new job—one that comes with a lot of baggage that Michelle helped create. Falling for the strong-willed animal rights activist who is ruining the company image is definitely not in the plans.
When Michelle’s dog is hit by a car and Austin is the unexpected hero, their perceptions of each other—and the causes they fight for—are challenged. Can one impulsive kiss be the foundation for a happily ever after?
Kick off the holidays with this delightful romance today!
The No Match for Love series follows the matchmakers and clients of Toujour on their journeys to love. Each story can be read as a stand-alone, so start with whichever book catches your interest the most!
Current books in the series:
Strike a Match
Meet Your Match
Not Your Match
Mix ‘N Match
Match Me If You Can (coming soon!)
Taming A Duke’s Reckless Heart
Taming the Duke’s Heart
Taming the Heart Book 1
by Tammy Andresen
File Size: 3189 KB
Print Length: 236 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1549852574
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Digital List price: $3.99
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With her mother gravely ill, Piper Baker’s situation grows desperate in a world unfriendly to women. Time and money dwindle to naught, and marriage is Piper’s lone option. Although potential suitors circle her skirts, none but Barrett Maddox, Duke of Manchester, captures her heart, after he saves her from a band of thieves. It is just her luck that the man Piper wants is the only one she cannot have.
For wealthy, titled bachelor Barrett Maddox, the first rule in life is to avoid marriageable virgins, at all costs, and he has been successful thus far. That is, until he rescues the delectable, auburn-haired Piper Baker. For some unfathomable reason, or in a temporary fit of insanity, he agrees to broker a match for the unfortunate lady, in the target rich New York society. While he easily thwarts inept suitors, can Barrett keep his hands to himself?
Entangled in a web they conspired to create, Piper and Barrett are left to wonder if there is anything more reckless than love.
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