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MY RECENT RELEASE REVIEW of

SCANDAL IN SPADES

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Lords of Chance #1

by Wendy LaCapra

File Size: 1279 KB

Print Length: 220 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: April 9, 2018

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

Series: Lords of Chance

ASIN: B07BK7Z3SK

Paperback: 270 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1986680908

ISBN-13: 978-1986680905

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Publisher’s Description:

The Marquess of Bromton has just learned that he’s a bastard. Feeling his honor is at stake, he attempts to bestow his estate upon a rightful heir by manipulating a high-stakes card game. But the winner demands more than Bromton bargained for—a marriage…to his spinster sister. Lady Katherine may be the least marriageable lady in all of England, but a child of their union would be a rightful heir…
Scandal has hardened Lady Katherine and narrowed her world to duty and family. There’s nothing to be trusted in the Society she left behind…especially not the imperious marquess with his single-minded pursuit. Or his knee-weakening kisses. Except, the more their connection deepens, the more Bromton surprises Katherine. But the truth about their courtship could destroy everything…  

“Lusciously romantic and sparkling with wit, Scandal in Spades will captivate you until the very last page.” –Anna Campbell, bestselling author of the Dashing Widows series

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My Thoughts:

This book is a good mixture of humor and unusual circumstances.
It is my first time reading a book by this author though I had previously heard of her.
We have a Marquess that discovers he isn’t really the rightful heir so he proceeds to try to divest himself of the estate and title by losing it in a high stakes card game to the next man in line for the title. However that man doesn’t seem to want what he has won. He asks instead that Bromton marry his sister who has been dubbed the most unmarriageable lady in England.
Bromton may not desire the title but if he marries Lady Katherine a child of theirs would be a rightful heir.

Katherine thinks herself firmly on the shelf and ruined by scandal so she knows something must be up when her brother brings the Marquess home with him.

Can this unlikely pair of opposites turn an obvious attraction into a lasting love?

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. The intimacy between this pair is pretty descriptive without being overt.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


MY REVIEW of

Wendy LaCapra’s 

2018 RITA® Awards Finalist

Novella Category!

Her Duke at Daybreak

Her Duke at Daybreak

Mythic Dukes Book 1

by Wendy LaCapra

A 2018 Romance Writers of America®

RITA® Awards Finalist, Novella Category!

File Size: 5106 KB

Print Length: 180 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0999425315

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: November 30, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B077W3RRQJ

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 Publisher’s Description:

Infamous for his pedigree of madness and murder, the reclusive Duke of Ashbey believes he cannot feel until a mysterious woman unlocks a world of sensation in a single, shattering moment of connection. Ash casts a desperate bid for more.

Recent widow Alicia Stone has long been reviled as the chief impediment to a love affair that captured the nation’s imagination. Publicly, she settled for respectability’s cold comfort, but, secretly, she longs to experience what she never found with her famous husband—uninhibited passion.

When Ashbey proposes a discreet three-night assignation, Alicia shocks herself by accepting. But will their explosive union cost them both far more than they bargained?

My Thoughts:

This somewhat sad, steamy and convoluted tale is one for the keeper shelf.

Ash and Alicia’s story is one of both first and second chances at love.
Because of his father’s madness Ash is also thought to be mad.

Alicia who is recently widowed by a husband who never loved her, but openly loved his mistress and the child she gave him is left pretty much destitute. He has left everything to his mistress and their daughter.

Ash and Alicia’s steamy three day encounter leaves us wondering if that is all that will occur between this unlikely couple.

After our flawed hero lets our heroine leave will they still have a chance together or will this be the end of a promising relationship?

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 5 of 5 flames. The three days our hero and heroine spent in each other’s arms contain some highly erotic scenes.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



About The Author:

Wendy LaCapraWendy writes Historical Romance with a touch of intrigue & suspense. Her debut series, a trilogy about three Ladies who refuse to play by society’s rules, was released by Entangled Scandalous in 2015.

Her first indie, Her Duke at Daybreak, finaled in Romance Writers of America®’s RITA® contest.

Wendy was born a Jersey Girl, though most of her extended family lives in Maine. Trekking up and down the Northeast coast in the backseat of a car gave her plenty of opportunity not only to fight with her sister, but to read, to listen to her dad tell stories from history, and to dream up stories of her own.

She lives in NYC with her husband. Things she loves besides writing and reading and being an aunt to seven nieces and nephews include travel (50 states and all 7 continents), old things, pine trees, wine and pasta.

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Awards

  • Her Duke at Daybreak finalist in the Novella category of Romance Writers of America®’s 2018 RITA® contest.
  • Lady Vice (also titled A Dangerous Desire) took first place in the 2013 Laurie and finaled in the 2013 Marlene and 2013 Royal Ascot. An earlier version took first place in the OK RWA Finally a Bride Contest and finalist in the Great Beginnings Contest.
  • Scandal in Spades finalist in RWA’s 2012 Golden Heart® & the 2012 Emily Contest.
  • Devil’s Heartache finalist in the Toronto Chapter’s 2010 Toronto Golden Opportunity Contest and took first place in the Northwest Houston Chapter’s 2010 Lone Star Writing Contest.


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Highland Bodyguards, Book 8

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File Size: 1882 KB

Print Length: 408 pages

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Publication Date: May 10, 2018

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Language: English

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A Damsel for the Daring Duke

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by Bridget Barton

File Size: 2296 KB

Print Length: 527 pages

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Publication Date: May 6, 2018

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Language: English

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When James Harrington, heir to the Duchy of Sandford, goes to see an old friend in the east of the county, it is to do no more than escape his father’s constant interference in his life. The old Duke is determined that his son marry soon and marry a bride of his choosing. But when James meets the beautiful Miss Charlotte Cunningham, he knows that his few days away look set to complicate his life further still.

Charlotte Cunningham can hardly believe the audacity of the handsome man who stared at her so openly at Hanover Hall. And when she discovers he is the son of a Duke, she is no better impressed. But James Harrington is not a man to be put off, and he quickly sets about courting the bright young woman.

However, when the old Duke unearths a shocking secret, James knows that all his hope for happiness has gone. He is left with only one option – leave the woman he loves without explanation, or risk her discovering the truth and being ruined forever.

When the dust settles, and the years have passed, can James ever find a way back into the heart of the only woman he has ever loved? And can Charlotte ever forgive him and learn to trust him once again?

“A Damsel for the Daring Duke” is a historical romance novel of approximately 80,000 words. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed happily ever after.



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