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Distracting the Duke

Originally Reviewed February 23, 2017



Wayward in Wessex Book 1

by Elizabeth Keysian

Paperback: 270 pages

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Publication Date: February 13, 2017

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1682814289

ISBN-13: 978-1682814284

File Size: 1336 KB

Print Length: 228 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: February 20, 2017

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B01NC095P0

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Publisher’s Description:

Devonshire, England, 1820

Determined to avoid the strife-filled marriage of his parents, Marcus, the Duke of Ulvercombe, wants an amenable, biddable wife, and has set his cap for a certain pretty miss. Unfortunately, her vastly opinionated, frustrating, and lamentably beautiful guardian, Lady Clara Tinniswood, keeps distracting him, tempting him to consider a far more tempestuous—and passionate—union.

Recently widowed Lady Clara Tinniswood wants only to organize a quiet new life for herself, beyond the control of any man. But one shockingly unguarded moment while confronted by Marcus’s gloriously naked body catapults her headlong into a forbidden passion and threatens to undermine all her well-laid plans.

Even if Marcus abandons his sweet ideal and surrenders to his growing desire for Clara, there’s one unalterable issue which could destroy their hopes forever…

My Thoughts:

New author Elizabeth Keysian has written a delightful debut novel. I both laughed out loud and cried at times while reading this story.

Lady Clara Tinniswood is recently widowed and does not desire to remarry. She finds the thought abhorrent as her husband was cruel and she feels most men are of the same nature.

Marcus, the Duke of Ulvercombe, is in search of a wife that is biddable and does everything expected of her, or at least that is what he thinks he wants. until he meets Clara while attempting to court her ward. Will our hero and heroine find their Happily Ever After or will the secrets that Clara refuses to share keep them apart?

This story is a very well written first published novel by an author that cut her teeth at the Wattpad website where both published authors and newbies try out their story ideas readers.
I was amazed at how well thought out the characters and storyline were in this book.

I gave the book 4.5 of 5 stars for character development and storyline. The sensual rating is high with 4.5 of 5 flames.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher, Entangled Publishing via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way influenced or affected in any way my opinion of this title.


About The Author:

I adore history and archaeology, and write romances that give the reader an experience 71r-pZdSI7L._UX250_of travelling back in time. 
I feel very British-despite my Viking ancestry-and love creating rich backdrops for my stories based on real places and actual experiences. Confession time- I used to be a re-enactor, so I’ve sampled the living conditions, clothing, and smells of the past!
My characters battle their problems with both tears and laughter, but I always guarantee them a Happily Ever After, no matter what I’ve put them through. 

Please connect with me via my newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cxe369

Facebook: https://facebook.com/elizabeth.keysian
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EKeysian 

Seduction, Scandal & Spies- heart-pounding, captivating historical romances from Elizabeth Keysian- there are more on the way!

Watch out for VANQUISHING THE VISCOUNT on April 9th 2018.



The Earl of Pembroke



The Wicked Earls’ Club

The League of Rogues Book 7

by Lauren Smith

File Size: 4655 KB

Print Length: 173 pages

Publication Date: March 13, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Publisher’s Description:

James, the Earl of Pembroke, falls for a mysterious lady and rescues her from a hell fire club…

Gillian, the illegitimate daughter of an earl, is hiding her true identity as a servant from James…

When thrown together at a house party, their passion can’t be denied, but will the truth of Gillian’s past destroy their happiness?

My Thoughts:

This is the second book I have read in this Multi-Author series.
I love Lauren Smith’s books, especially the Historical Romance and Dragon Shifter Romance.
This book is part of The Wicked Earl’s Club and crosses over to be part of Lauren’s series The League of Rogues.
James is an Earl and when he and his sister meet Gillian in a book shop he is immediately drawn to this lovely young woman.
Although Gillian is a daughter of an Earl she is illegitimate. Her mother was the Earl’s mistress after the death of his wife.
Sparks fly between this unlikely Hero and Heroine, but will their obvious attraction lead to marriage?
In the Regency Era that probably wouldn’t happen, but this is fiction so maybe it can.
I gave this novella 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. Although our hero treats Gillian like a lady passion finally wins out.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

 Earl of Grayson


Wicked Regency Romance

Wicked Earls’ Club

by Amanda Mariel

File Size: 2754 KB

Print Length: 71 pages

Publisher: Brook Ridge Press

Publication Date: February 27, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Publisher’s Description:

Damien Archer, Earl of Grayson and Lady Charlotte Lawson are opposite in every way. Where his coloring is dark, she has blond tresses and blue eyes. Charlotte’s alabaster skin tone is a stark contrast to Damien’s sun-kissed tan. He is tall at six feet three inches while she is short at barely over five feet tall. Furthermore, her cheerful disposition is in stark contrast to his brooding nature. But most bothersome of all is his tendency to flaunt society’s rules while she follows them without fail. 

Damien desires nothing more than to spend his time carousing, drinking, and gambling while Charlotte spends hers at afternoon teas, balls, and musicals. She is a true lady and he a determined rake. When their paths cross they have every reason to turn in the opposite direction, and yet they cannot seem to avoid one another. Passions flare, putting them both at risk. They stand not only to lose their reputations, but more importantly, their hearts.


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Wicked Earls’ Club

Bluestockings Defying Rogues Book 1

by Dawn Brower

File Size: 3271 KB

Print Length: 144 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B078MTF896

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Publisher’s Description:

Jonas Parker, the Earl of Harrington has no desire to marry. He rather enjoys being unencumbered and a wife would complicate things. The Wicked Earls’ Club is his haven and he isn’t ready to give it up for matrimony. His grandfather, the Duke of Southington wants nothing more than to see him wed and return to the fold. For that reason alone he’ll avoid proper ladies and wedding bells.

Lady Marian Lindsay rather likes being a spinster and embraces her bluestocking ways. She’s studying to be a physician and wants to be a proper doctor. She longs to be taken seriously in the medical field, but her efforts go unnoticed. After careful deliberation she devises a scheme that is foolproof, but she needs the help of one of her father’s friends to make it happen.

Harrington is appalled at Marian’s request and refuses outright; however, she somehow manages to charm him into saying yes. Before he realizes it, he’s escorting her to Kent and a house party made of his worst nightmares. Propriety must be met at all costs, because he will not be wed at the end of her expedition—or will he?


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