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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Married by Moonlight

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Distinguished Rogues Book 9

by Heather Boyd

File Size: 2595 KB

Print Length: 276 pages

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Publisher: Heather Boyd (May 8, 2018)

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B079NJJ1ZN

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Publisher’s Description:

Nearly twenty, Anna Beasley despairs of ever finding a husband. Eligible bachelors seem to avoid the stuttering, blushing debutante in favor of her bolder, more adventurous friends. Much to the delight of her father, who’s determined to marry her off to his godson, Lord Carmichael, despite Anna’s refusal. Her lifelong nemesis, Carmichael has kissed half the young women in London.

Surely Carmichael’s friend, Lord Sorenson, newly arrived in Town, is cut from the same cloth. Anna decides to stay away from him…despite his wicked smile that makes her quiver.

Gilbert Bowen, Earl of Sorenson, had planned to live out his days as a country vicar. But when his old friend Carmichael sends a desperate plea for help, he can’t say no. There’s a murderer among the ton—and every death leads back to Carmichael. Catching a killer during the social season is difficult enough…and then Anna catches his eye. The shy beauty is a distraction he can ill afford but scarcely resist. 

When the pair are caught in a compromising position, Sorenson needs little convincing to claim her, especially if it keeps Anna out of harm’s way. But with as many twists and turns as there are suspects, this case may find no one safe—especially when the killer is closer to home than they ever dreamed.


My Thoughts:

This book is filled with mystery, intrigue with a dash of love for good measure.
This well written regency title is much more of a murder mystery than a love story but the author has managed to weave a love story into this sometimes humorous book.
Why does the trail of the murderer seem to lead back to Anna’s very good friend and nemesis, Carmichael? Is he actually the murderer or is the fiend someone connected to him?
Gilbert Bowen knows in his soul that Carmichael isn’t capable of these fiendish murders. While carrying out his investigation he falls for Anna, but she is certain he is just like Carmichael, a rogue to his very core.
Will a scandal be the trigger that tumbled this unlikely couple into a lasting love? After all Gilbert has compromised Anna. Will their witnesses keep their secret or will they be forced into a marriage neither seems at first to want.
I adored this sometimes humorous and baffling murder mystery and couldn’t put it down. Although part of a series it stands on it’s own and can easily be read as a standalone. It does, however leave you wanting more. There are certainly characters that deserve their own story.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. I felt the intimacy necessary but it left much more to be desired.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


Chills

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The Distinguished Rogues Book 1

by Heather Boyd

File Size: 2751 KB

Print Length: 302 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0987261932

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Publisher: Heather Boyd

Publication Date: May 2, 2011

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B004YWQSF6

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Publisher’s Description:

Introducing Chills, the first installment of the Distinguished Rogues series. Bestselling regency romance author, Heather Boyd, brings readers a lively tale of reckless spending, fraudulent correspondence, and the humorous twists and turns of falling for the right rogue…

London, 1813

Jack, Marquess of Ettington, is at his wits’ end dealing with his twin sister’s distress.

Under her name, he’s summoned Constance Grange, his vexing former ward, to London to act as his sister’s companion for the season. Although Pixie’s debt-ridden state comes as a complete surprise, what disturbs him more is his sister’s plan to find her a wealthy husband to pay off her overwhelming debts. And–despite his availability, wealth and title–he’s shocked to be overlooked for the position of Pixie’s husband.

With a nickname like Pixie, Constance Grange should be used to disasters, but debt collectors pounding on the Marquess of Ettington’s door demanding payment is beyond mortifying. Given the precarious state of her finances and the previously unknown loss of her family estate, her choices are either incarceration in debtors’ prison or turning fortune hunter to secure a wealthy husband. Yet the man who comes to her rescue more times than she cares to think about is unavailable, betrothed, and her former guardian Jack–the cold-hearted marquess.  


Distinguished Rogues Series

  • Book 1: Chills (Jack and Constance)
  • Book 2: Broken (Giles and Lillian)
  • Book 3: Charity (Oscar and Agatha)
  • Book 4: An Accidental Affair (Merrick and Arabella)
  • Book 5: Keepsake (Kit and Miranda)
  • Book 6: An Improper Proposal (Martin and Iris)
  • Book 7: Reason to Wed (Richard and Esme)
  • Book 8: The Trouble with Love (Everett and Whitney)
  • Book 9: Married by Moonlight (Gilbert and Anna)

About The Author:

Determined to escape the Aussie sun on a scorching camping holiday, Heather picked up

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a pen and notebook from a corner store and started writing her very first novel—Chills. Eight years later, she is the author of over thirty romances and publisher of several anthologies too. Addicted to all things tech (never again will Heather write a novel longhand) and fascinated by English society of the early 1800’s, Heather spends her days getting her characters in and out of trouble and into bed together (if they make it that far). She lives on the edge of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia with her trio of mischievous rogues (husband and two sons) along with one rescued cat whose only interest in her career is that it provides him with food on demand.

Heather is a member of the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA),

and the Indie Author Support Network.

You can join her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

For new book alerts and special book deal offers, follow her on Bookbub, Amazon, or sign up to recieve her monthly newsletter.



To Love a Highland Rogue

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Heart of a Scot Book 1

by Collette Cameron

File Size: 1459 KB

Print Length: 226 pages

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Publisher: Blue Rose Romance (August 28, 2017)

Publication Date: August 28, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B0744MPB73

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Publisher’s Description:

She’s determined to end her betrothal, but he must make her his at all cost.

A Scottish lass determined to end her betrothal.

As an infant, Mayra Findlay’s hand was pledged in marriage. So closely has her virtue been guarded, she’s never been permitted a beau—has never even flirted with a man. However, after a chance encounter with a dashing rogue who sets her pulse and imagination cavorting, Mayra initiates a scheme that’s sure to force her affianced to call off their union.

The laird who must make her his at all cost.

Until Logan Rutherford, Laird of Lockelieth Keep, inherited a near bankrupt estate, he had no intention of wedding the lass he was betrothed to as a wee lad. Now he needs Mayra’s remaining dowry to save his beloved Lockelieth. However, before they exchange vows, he’s determined to know just what type of woman he’s reluctantly taking to wife. So he assumes his cousin’s identity; a decision that soon has him snared in a tangled web of deceit.

Caution: This historical romance contains one rakish fiery-haired Scot accustomed to getting his own way, a lass who’s fed-up with men dictating her life, and stubborn gelding with a superior attitude.

Buy this first installment in the Heart of a Scot series for a Highland adventure you won’t want to put down.

USA Today Bestselling author Collette Cameron’s Heart of a Scot historical Highlander romances are page-turning, emotional, and entertaining adventures her readers can’t put down!

“A lively writing style and detailed story lines are the mark of this truly excellent writer.” ~Kathryn LeVeque, USA Today Bestselling Author



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