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An Affair With a Spare



The Survivors

by Shana Galen

File Size: 1902 KB

Print Length: 416 pages

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: July 3, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B079K47N3D

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Publisher’s Description:

He’s turned seduction into an art form…
Rafe Beaumont, fifth son of an earl, uses his irresistible charm with the ladies to glean dangerous war secrets. Now he’s putting those skills to the ultimate test: capturing an elusive assassin by seducing his daughter. The problem? She’s entirely immune to Rafe’s flattery.

Never before has Collette Fortier met a man as attractive as Rafe. But her father’s life is at stake, and succumbing to Rafe would be disastrous. But when Rafe turns the tables on her, offering support and friendship instead of a fleeting affair, Collette finds herself tempted in ways she never could have imagined…

My Thoughts:

I try to not miss a chance at reading a book by Shana Galen. She always seems to entertain with well developed plots, unforgettable characters and entertaining as well as intriguing storylines.

Rafe Beaumont is the fifth son of an earl and far enough down the line as to not likely to inherit. Most of the ton see him as a seducer of women and a wastrel. This is however an excellent cover for his duties to the crown as a spy.His current mission is to seduce information out of Collette Fortier.

Collette Fortier is the daughter of a French spy and assassin. She is trying desperately to find a way to save her father and succumbing to the charms of a rake like Rafe is definitely not in the plan. In order to save her father she has been tasked to find a way to break the code used by the English. She needs to get Rafe’s assistance not fall in love with the man. She struggles to resist him but for the most part succeeds.

This witty, sometimes humorous book is filled with intrigue. It is a real page turner and in this reader’s opinion, “Not To Be Missed”.

I gave this newest Shana Galen book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. This unusual plot includes our rakish spy with a conquest that he cannot seduce.

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

“An endearing love story that kept me up all hours reading…

Wonderful!” —SABRINA JEFFRIES, New York Times bestselling author, for Third Son’s a Charm

This Series:

  1. Third Sons a Charm
  2. No Earls Allowed
  3. An Affair With a Spare
  4. Unmask Me if You Can (Coming Nov. 6th, 2018)





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The Boleyn Inheritance


The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels Book 5

by Philippa Gregory

File Size: 14770 KB

Print Length: 531 pages

Publisher: Touchstone; Reprint edition

Publication Date: December 5, 2006

Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Language: English


Digital List Price: $12.99

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Publisher’s Description:

From “the queen of royal fiction” (USA TODAY) comes this New York Times bestseller featuring three very different women whose fates are each bound by a bloody curse: the legacy of the Boleyn family.

After the death of his third wife, Jane Seymour, King Henry VIII of England decides to take a new wife, but this time, not for love. The Boleyn Inheritance follows three women whose lives are forever changed because of the king’s decision, as they must balance precariously in an already shaky Tudor Court.

Anne of Cleves is to be married to Henry to form a political alliance, though the rocky relationship she has to the king does not bode well for her or for England.

Katherine Howard is the young, beautiful woman who captures Henry’s eye, even though he is set to marry Anne. Her spirit runs free and her passions run hot—though her affections may not be returned upon the King.

Jane Rochford was married to George Boleyn, and it was her testimony that sent her husband and infamous sister-in-law Anne to their deaths. Throughout the country, her name is known for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust.

The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about three women whose positions brought them wealth, admirations, and power, as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror.

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Love’s Timeless Hope


by Anne Meredith

File Size: 666 KB

Print Length: 332 pages

Publisher: Haunted Oaks Publishing

Publication Date: May 1, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Digital List price: $3.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Researching what she swears will be her last romance novel, Rebecca Reynolds travels to the charming old town of Jefferson, Texas. Why should she continue to write about the myth of romantic love, when she’s seen no evidence of it in her own life?

Still, she finds herself captivated by the tales of historic Jefferson and the beautiful woman murdered over a century ago for her diamonds. And is it true that anyone who sleeps in Garit’s room at the fabled Behringer Inn will wake up in love? 

No sooner does she check into the bed and breakfast than she finds herself swept away to old Jefferson during its 1876 heyday. And then … she meets Garit himself. And soon she’s caught up in a web of deceit, sabotage, and greed. How can she find her way back to her own time – and does she even want to live in a world without Garit?

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