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A Rogue For Emily

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Lady Lancaster Garden Society Series, Book #5

by Catherine Hemmerling

Series: Lady Lancaster Garden Society

Paperback: 290 pages

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Language: English

ISBN-10: 172184094X

ISBN-13: 978-1721840946

Digital File Size: 1352 KB

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B07DTH6JT3

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Publisher’s Description:

Emily Moss cannot stand the roguish Alexander Bredon. As this season’s most desired debut, she could have any man she wants. Unfortunately, Lady Lancaster pairs her up with none other than the incorrigible man himself.

With mutual dislike and contempt, Alex would rather be doing anything other than escorting the high and mighty Emily, until a secret about her falls into his lap. Suddenly, he realizes there may be more to the lady than he originally thought.

Perhaps the only thing that can keep them from killing each other is falling for each other instead.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book from a new to me author. Perhaps the only thing that would have made it better is having read the previous books in this series. This one however, reads well as a standalone title. The characters are well thought out and part of the storyline is taken from an actual occurrence in history.

Can you imagine the likelihood of nearly drowning when vats of beer literally pour through the streets? Well that really did happen once upon a time in London and it was used very successfully in this story.
Emily and Alex had unfortunately taken an instant dislike for each other as grieving children one long ago day.

Now years have passed but their opinions of each other have not changed. Is there anything that can change their dislike into a lasting friendship or better yet love?

I loved my first taste of this author’s writing style and look forward to reading more.
I gave this sweet and poignant story 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.0 of 5.0 flames. This book is about changing opinions not about sexual acts. There is only a sweetly written intimate scene near the end of the book.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I have read and reviewed voluntarily and all thoughts are my own.

This Series:

  1. Taming Her Forbidden Earl
  2. Romancing His English Rose
  3. Tempting Her Reluctant Viscount
  4. Enticing Her Unexpected Bridegroom
  5. A Rogue For Emily

 


About Catherine Hemmerling:512XiZiidaL._US230_

I’m an ex-technical writer turned romance novelist. It has long been a dream of mine to publish more than Microsoft user manuals and T-Mobile help guides. Now I can honestly say that my dream has come true.
One book may be a fluke, but now I am up to four books published by an honest-to-goodness publisher.
It’s beyond exciting. I hope you all enjoy reading the world I have created in my series.
They are more than just romantic novels, they are set in the Regency period in England and they all have a bit of mystery, intrigue, and humor running throughout. Hopefully this series is just the beginning. Stay tuned, lovely readers!

 



Where the Heart Is

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Ribbon Ridge

by Darcy Burke

File Size: 1118 KB

Print Length: 124 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Intrepid Reads

Publication Date: November 29, 2013

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B00H0JJNZM

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Home is more than a place . . . 

Breaking free from her structured life, Chloe English quits her high-powered job and moves across the country to work as an art teacher. The simple life is all she hoped it would be until her house burns down, leaving her homeless. When a handsome firefighter swoops in to save the day, she can’t believe her luck. He’s laid-back and unassuming, everything she’s looking for in a man—or so he seems. It turns out he’s as ambitious as her ex, comes with a family who could be more stifling than hers, and harbors dark secrets he may never be able to share.

Orphaned as a teenager, Derek Sumner has found a place in his best friend’s family. However, the love and support of his surrogate parents and siblings can’t erase the grief and loss he struggles every Christmas to banish. But this year he meets the fun and sexy Chloe, whose optimism and sense of joy are incredibly contagious. Can she help him face his bleak past so they can forge a happy future?

Her Wicked Ways

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Secrets & Scandals Book 1

by Darcy Burke

File Size: 2614 KB

Print Length: 302 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615631347

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Intrepid Reads (May 4, 2012)

Publication Date: May 4, 2012

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0080RY0RE

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She was his savior
Banished from London for her reckless behavior, Lady Miranda Sinclair is robbed by a dashing highwayman en route to the country. By offering him a kiss in lieu of the jewels she had to leave behind, she commits the very type of act that caused her exile. When her dour guardians extend her punishment to performing charitable work at the local orphanage, she’s further tempted by the home’s owner, a provincial gentleman who stirs her passion in a most wicked way.

He was her downfall
Desperate to save his orphanage from financial catastrophe, Montgomery “Fox” Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. The arrival of wealthy, well-connected Miranda, whose kiss he can’t forget, presents a lawful opportunity to increase his coffers. His problems seem solved—until she rejects his suit. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.



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The Forbidden Duke from 

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Product Details:

Series: The Untouchables

Language: English

File Size: 4468 KB

Print Length: 246 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Darcy Burke

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01CN5G28I

ISBN-10: 1944576010

ISBN-13: 978-1944576011

 

Publisher’s Description:

Spinster Miss Eleanor Lockhart is suddenly homeless and employment is her only option. Ruined after succumbing to a scoundrel’s excessive charm nearly a decade ago, she’s lucky to obtain a position as a paid companion and committed to behaving with the utmost propriety. She definitely shouldn’t be in the arms of a man capable of utterly destroying what little remains of her reputation…

Titus St. John, Duke of Kendal, is known as the Forbidden Duke, a mysterious, intimidating figure who enters Society just once each year at his stepmother’s ball. A decade ago, he was a devil-may-care rake until his idle roguery brought about the ruin of Eleanor Lockhart—and his resulting self-imposed isolation. Now she’s back, and she needs his help. But by “saving” her, he may just ruin her life all over again.

This Series:

  1. The Forbidden Duke
  2. The Duke of Daring
  3. The Duke of Deception
  4. The Duke of Desire
  5. The Duke of Defiance
  6. The Duke of Danger
  7. The Duke of Ice
  8. The Duke of Ruin
  9. The Duke of Ice

 

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And Now My Review of 

The Duke of Deception

Originally Reviewed at NetGalley

December 05, 2016

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Book #3 of The Untouchables Series

Series: Untouchables (Book 3)

File Size: 1303 KB

Publisher: Darcy Burke

Print Length: 287 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1944576053

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1540304868

ISBN-13: 978-1540304865

Publication Date: November 15, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01KL6L0BA

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Publisher’s Description:

After five years on the Marriage Mart, Miss Aquilla Knox is ready for spinsterhood until a benefactress steps in to help her secure a husband. Only Aquilla doesn’t actually want to marry—her failure is entirely on purpose. When the earl she’s nicknamed the Duke of Deception sets his sights on her, she refuses to be drawn in by her attraction to him. If there’s one thing she knows it’s that a gentleman is never what he seems.

Edward Bishop, Earl of Sutton, has a reputation for courting young misses and dropping them without a second thought. This has earned him a reputation for deceit, a description he can’t refute because he does in fact, harbor secrets and will do anything—deceive anyone—to ensure they don’t come to light. As he comes to know the charming Miss Knox, his resolve is tested. However, trust comes at a price and Ned won’t pay with his heart.

My Thoughts:

I was glad to see Aquilla get her own story.

This has been a very interesting and enthralling series to date. This one contains a bit more mystery than the previous books.

The storyline is very well developed and the characters beloved. With the introduction of Edward Bishop, Earl of Sutton and his well hidden family secret of his insane older bother we have a story that doesn’t just cover love and marriage but also the problems that may arise from such family secrets.

I would give this book a very lofty rating of 4.5 of 5 stars and a heat rating of 4 of 5 flames.

I highly recommend the read. It can be read as a standalone but is more enjoyable if you have read the series in order.

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

About Darcy Burke:

Darcy-1-smallDarcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. 

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. 

Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com

follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/darcyburke

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