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MY NEW RELEASE REVIEW of

Collector of Hearts

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by Cassandra Samuels

 Fiction & related items / Historical romance

File Size: 635 KB

Print Length: 318 pages

ISBN: 9781489259745

ISBN 10: 1489259740

Sold by HarperCollins Australia

Imprint: Escape Publishing

Paperback On Sale: 12/06/2018

Publisher: Escape Publishing

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English

ASIN: B079VGRQ77

Digital List Price: $4.99

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Publisher’s Description:

A heart worth collecting just might be a heart worth keeping.

Thanks to a wastrel father and a laudanum-addicted mother, Arabella Fleming and her twin sister have one – and only one – season in London in which to find suitable husbands.

Robert Mallory, Marquis of Shelton, is not suitable. Known as the Collector of Hearts, Shelton is a master of seduction, and he never fails when he sets his sight on a new target. And this season, he wants Arabella.

Arabella is too clever to be swept up in Shelton’s wicked amusements, but she finds herself unable to resist the temptation of his company. And when she tastes his kiss, she discovers there’s more to him than a mysterious past and an infamous reputation. Arabella soon realizes that, in order to protect her own heart, she has to collect that of another – the heart of the most notorious rake in London.

My Thoughts:

This is my first time reading anything by this author. In researching her books I only found two more.

This book has an interesting twist to the regular Lord and Lady stories.

Robert most certainly has a death wish. After he caused the death of his friend over an undeserving lady he carries on as if duels and hopefully his own death is the only way towards forgiveness. After all he can’t forgive himself for being duped. He didn’t kill his friend on the field of honor but he died as the result of the wound.

Now after meeting Arabella will the tables turn on the collector of hearts? After meeting this enticing pair of twins both Robert and his longtime friend and rescuer each have a lady to pursue and love.

Will this impetuous beauty be the one to change the course of Robert’s life?

I gave this romantic tale with an unusual twist 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. This pair actually stay away from anything more than heavy petting in their premarital relationship.

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.


About Cassandra Samuels:

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Cassandra Samuel’s mother always said she should have been born in the 1800s. However, she was born in the 1970s instead. But she was not discouraged by all the corduroy and dodgy hair do’s. She decided if she couldn’t live in the Regency period she would write about it instead. 

Cassandra cut her romance reading teeth on Jane Austen when she read Pride and Prejudice in high school. It was the beginning of a love affair with the Georgian and Regency eras that continues today. She has wanted to be a romance writer since she was a teen and was encouraged to study a diploma in journalism, but fiction writing was where her heart belonged. 

She is the eldest of three children and grew up living on the outskirts of of the Royal National Park which gave her a love and appreciation for the Australian bush. Cassandra lives with her fabulously supportive husband and three wonderful children on the NSW South Coast along with a three-legged staffy cross, a cheeky terrier and a cat called Angus. Cassandra enjoys music, the theatre, reading, and watching romantic comedies.

She is also a proud member of Romance Writers Australia.

Count The Roses

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by Jackie Weger

File Size: 1438 KB

Print Length: 369 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: May 26, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01G973L3K

Digital List Price: $3.99

Currently On Sales For $0.99

Deal Ends: June 20th, 2018

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Publisher’s Description:

Betrayed and jilted, Jennifer Dewitt finds solace in New Orleans–that humid, high-stepping city of music and magic on the Mississippi River. A new job. New experiences. Men and marriage are not on her radar. Adrien Merrill’s divorce leaves him bitter and jaded. In Cajun custom, pride rules. Yet Adrien aches for a woman to fill his days with laughter, his nights with passion, and his house with children. He sets his sights on Jennifer and runs right into stubborn, smart and independent. He soon discovers the line between pride and love is as whisper thin as a fine silk thread.



The Runner’s Enticement

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Men of Circumstance Book 2

by Addie Jo Ryleigh

File Size: 1501 KB

Print Length: 312 pages

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing LLC

Publication Date: May 18, 2016

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Language: English

ASIN: B01EJVLGJY

Digital List Price: $3.99

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A Duke. A Runner. An Earl.
Three men, each born into different circumstances.
Each fighting to overcome their own adversity.
All striving to change their past.

As much as Nathaniel Frederickson, bastard brother to the Duke of Wesbrook, loathes the status and consequence of his lowly birth, he has reinvented himself by becoming London’s leading Bow Street Runner. But no matter his success or his charm, he never seems to be good enough.

Lady Annabel Baines, self-professed bluestocking, has one goal in life. To create a legacy for her deceased mother by ensuring the success of her school for young ladies. Even if it means being beholden to a man intent on ruining her life, forcing her to make impossible, heartrending choices.

Assigned to recovering stolen artifacts, Nate is thrust into Anna’s privileged world. To make matters worse, he is forced to protect her from a mysterious threat she refuses to acknowledge. While fighting Anna’s stubbornness—and his unwanted fascination with the spoiled chit—Nate becomes the renewed target of a blackmailer thought to be destroyed . . . while a killer sets his sights on Anna.

Will the well-born bluestocking ultimately save the bastard Runner?



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