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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

The Marquess’ Angel

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Hart and Arrow

A Debut Novel

by Julia Sinclair

File Size: 2276 KB

Print Length: 458 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: May 27, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07DC4VNW5

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Publisher’s Description:

Classical romance with a twist – The story starts off as something akin to Romeo and Juliet but the characters’ strengths and points of view put a refreshing and exciting spin to the story. “

Everyone knows that good missionary girls are plain and dull. And that’s just the way Blythe likes it! .
Lady Blythe Dennings has craved adventure her entire life, but due to her relation to the powerful Carrow family, there was no way she was going to get it.

So… she became a missionary.
Blythe’s prim missionary act gives her plenty of freedom to go to the cruelest parts of London to have her own adventure quests.
But her plans are thrown into chaos when her uncle dies …

This leaves her as one of the richest heiresses London has ever seen! . Suddenly, everyone’s looking at her. Including a dangerous enemy.

But … the person looking the hardest is Thomas “Demon Tom” Martin, Marquess of Amory, the eldest son of the Martin family–the Carrows’ sworn enemies.

Thomas loves gambling, he loves trouble,
and maybe, he loves this supposedly prim little missionary as well!

Too bad Blythe belongs to the Carrows. .Can Blythe survive the darkness and danger around her?
And will their love be enough to quell an ancient feud between the two families?

My Thoughts:

This new author has amazed me with this debut romance with a sort of Romeo and Juliet feel to the background story
Blythe although a member of the illustrious Carrow family if only distantly is an adventurous young woman who makes it her mission to provide help to young women who find themselves caught up into becoming a mistress or prostitution. She constantly puts herself in danger going into unsavoury parts of London to save these soiled doves.

Thomas is part of the Martin family, sworn enemies to the Carrows.
He lives to gamble and has the devil’s own luck when he does so.
Unfortunately he has found himself in trouble when he leaves a gambling hell and is attacked by two thugs intent on robbery and bodily harm. Blythe who is close by on a rescue mission comes to his aide.
Later he returns the favor.
This unlikely couple find themselves thrown together and hopelessly attracted to each other.
With their families feud this is a love that can not be.
How will this convoluted tale of hatred and love end?

I gave this debut novel 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.75 of 5.0 flames. This story has more danger and mystery than intimacy which is only inferred.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



Lost in Temptation

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Regency Chase Family Series, Book 1

by Lauren Royal

File Size: 1272 KB

Print Length: 415 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1634690265

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Publisher: Novelty Books

Publication Date: August 12, 2012

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Language: English

ASIN: B008XOFO3S

Digital List Price: $4.99

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Publisher’s Description:

A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

England, 1815:

The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she’s loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite suddenly finds herself hoping the fine lord her brother has picked for her won’t propose. She decides that if he does, she’ll quite improperly turn him down—that is, until the man of her hopes and dreams informs her he has no intention of marrying her.

The last time Tristan Nesbitt saw Alexandra, he was a common man with no hope of ever wedding the daughter of a marquess. Seven years later, he’s now Lord Hawkridge, which should make him eminently suitable for the woman who long ago captured his heart. But a dreadful scandal has tarnished his name in England—a scandal so horrid that marrying Alexandra would ruin not only her flawless reputation but her whole family. For Alexandra’s own good, he must fight his relentless desires and stay far away…

PLEASE NOTE:

This book contains steamy love scenes. If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses-only) version of this story, look for “Alexandra” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 1
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 103,000 words (about 415 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!

This new edition is a significantly revised version of the original novel released by Penguin Putnam. Some old reviews may not be relevant to the current book.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play!
• Finalist for the Holt Medallion, Golden Quill, Book Buyers’ Best, Award of Excellence, and Beacon Awards!

CONNECTING BOOKS

While LOST IN TEMPTATION can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

 


Tempting Juliana

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Regency Chase Family Series, Book 2

by Lauren Royal

File Size: 1197 KB

Print Length: 424 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1634690273

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Novelty Books

Publication Date: October 11, 2012

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B009PFZ59C

Digital List Price: $4.99

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Publisher’s Description:

A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!

London, 1816:

Lady Juliana Chase wants nothing more than to see everyone around her happy. That’s why she takes such pleasure in playing matchmaker. Her latest efforts involve Dr. James Trevor, the Earl of Stafford, and her good friend Amanda, who are absolutely perfect for each other. So why on earth is the handsome physician ignoring Juliana’s good intentions and ruining her carefully laid plans?

After losing his wife, James buried himself in his work, opening a clinic to vaccinate London’s poor against smallpox. The last thing he wants is to fall for another woman. So when Juliana meddles with his love life, he’s surprised to find himself smitten—but not with Amanda. Now he must turn the tables and beat Juliana at her own game, or risk losing the determined beauty who has reawakened his desires and captured his heart…

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone story—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Regency, Book 2
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 106,000 words (about 424 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!*

* If you’d prefer to read a Sweet & Clean (kisses-only) version of this story, look for “Juliana” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.

AWARDS

• Top 10 Bestseller on Kindle, Nook, and iBooks!
• Winner of the Book Buyers Best Award (judged by the head merchandise buyer for Borders Books), the Booksellers’ Best Award, and the Beacon Award!
• Nominated for the Reviewer’s Choice Award and finalist for the Golden Quill Award!

CONNECTING BOOKS

While TEMPTING JULIANA can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in chronological order, this is the sequence:

Chase Family Series: The Jewels
1666 – AMETHYST (Colin & Amy)
1667 – EMERALD (Jason & Caithren)
1667 – FOREVERMORE (Cameron & Clarice)
1668 – AMBER (Trick & Kendra)

Chase Family Series: The Flowers
1673 – VIOLET (Ford & Violet)
1677 – LILY (Rand & Lily)
1677 – ROSE (Kit & Rose)
1651 – A SECRET CHRISTMAS (Joseph & Chrystabel)

Chase Family Series: The Regency
1815 – LOST IN TEMPTATION (Tristan & Alexandra)
1816 – TEMPTING JULIANA (James & Juliana)
1817 – THE ART OF TEMPTATION (Sean & Corinna + Griffin & Rachael)

Specially Priced Boxed Sets
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE JEWELS COLLECTION
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE FLOWERS COLLECTION
CHASE FAMILY SERIES: THE REGENCY COLLECTION

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Themes:

Steamy love stories, lords and ladies, noblemen and aristocrats, castles and stately homes, England and English history, 19th century and 1800s, Jane Austen era, brothers and sisters, family life, weddings and marriage, matchmakers and matchmaking, romantic comedy, scandal and intrigue, the London season, debutantes, doctors and public health, orphans and foundling children, sweets and desserts, baking and cooking recipes

About the Author:

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I decided to become a writer at the age of eight, after winning a “Why My Mother is the Greatest” essay contest and having my entry published in a major newspaper. Seeing my words in print was a thrill! But everyone told me it’s too hard for novelists to get published, so after college I spent fourteen years as the CEO of my own jewelry store chain before writing my first book. A mistake? Maybe…but my first heroine, Amethyst, was a jeweler, so at least I took advantage of that wise old saying, “Write what you know.” And I learned a good lesson: Don’t let other people tell you what you can or can’t do!

I write humorous historical romance mostly set in England and Scotland in the 17th and 19th centuries (Restoration and Regency periods). I’ve been oh-so-lucky to see my books hit bestseller lists all over the world, including the New York Times and USA Today lists, making this second career a real dream come true. I live in Southern California with my family and a constantly shedding cat, and I still think my mother is the greatest!

Visit my website at LaurenRoyal.com, where you can learn about the real people and real places in my books, enter a contest, sign up for my newsletter, and see the ever-growing branches of the Chase Family Tree.
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