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The Rake Who Rescued Me

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by Samantha Holt

File Size: 3659 KB

Print Length: 222 pages

Publisher: Helstone Press

Publication Date: June 11, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07DNZ6MMN

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Publisher’s Description:

Dashing and rakish by day, secretive and daring by night, Reed Valentine, Duke of Keswick’s uncanny ability to lie at a moment’s notice makes him an ideal candidate to spy for His Majesty’s Secret Service. But now that the war is over, and Napoleon is exiled to the island of St. Helena, he finds himself adrift. The life of a wealthy nobleman isn’t enough to satisfy him.
When the government tasks him with one last mission—to find out who is trying to kill Napoleon—Reed takes on the job with gusto. Disguising himself, he slips into the Romani world while convinced that one of them will know who was responsible for the attempt.
Orelia finds herself charmed by the stranger in their midst. When he comes to her rescue, however, that infatuation quickly comes to an end. As far as Orelia is concerned, the Romanis are being used as scapegoats—as usual. She’s determined to prove Reed wrong.
Together, they set out to find the truth. With their combined quick tongues and ability to slip in and out of society, it should be easy. But the more time spent together, the harder it becomes to understand—why can’t a duke and a poor gypsy girl be together? Will their wits be enough to carry them through their treacherous journey and bring them together, or will their differences and the danger force them apart?

My Thoughts:

This latest offering by Samantha Holt has a fairytale like storyline.
This author continues to amaze me with her differing scenarios.
Oreo is finds herself in need of being rescued. Her drunken fortune telling mother intends to sell her to a despicable man within their gypsy band.

Along comes Reed to the rescue. This duke turned spy is on the trail of a would be assassin. This culprit has been trying to kill England’s most famous prisoner, Napoleon Bonaparte. This most unlikely hero decides he needs Orelia’s help in tracking down his man. His most likely suspect is after all a gypsy too.
Will this unlikely pair come together despite their differences in origin?
I loved this book and finished it in one sitting.
I gave it 4.4 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual of 3 of 5 flames. You can depend on this author for a relatively clean read without overt sexual scenes.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.


When a Rogue Loves a Woman

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Rogues of Redmere Book 2

by Samantha Holt

File Size: 371 KB

Print Length: 190 pages

Publication Date: February 6, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B01MY4LKKL

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Notorious rogue, Lord Nathaniel Kingsley always tended to leap without thinking. Becoming a smuggler, adopting a sheep, getting engaged to Miss Patience Grey….

Patience has no need for a fiancé, or a husband. For once in her life, she wants to prove she’s just as good as a man and she does not need Nathaniel Kingsley getting in her way. With her brother injured, it is up to her to continue her family’s work…and that means tracking down a French spy and ensuring said spy will turn.
Unfortunately, no one believes she can do it alone. Which is where Nathaniel comes in.

Nate is happy to be of service. Why pass up the opportunity to repay an old friend, especially with a little intrigue along the way? Find the spy, play escort to Patience, return home to continue smuggling. Easy.
Or at least it would be if the stubborn Patience would let him do his job. The breeches-wearing woman is determined to do it all alone and, he has to admit, there’s something quite distracting about a woman in men’s clothes.

Can he keep his attention from her long enough to complete their mission and persuade Patience to let him do his job and protect her? A job he’s beginning to find he’s enjoying a lot more than he thought he would…



Today’s Christmas in July Offers!

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A Duchess for All Seasons Book 1

by Jillian Eaton

File Size: 1129 KB

Print Length: 181 pages

Publication Date: November 18, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B077LZXYN1

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Their wedding was the event of the season…

A shy wallflower, Caroline hasn’t the faintest idea why the Duke of Readington chose her to be his bride. She could ask, but that would mean speaking to him…and truth be told she’d rather have a conversation with the devil. Her new husband may be one of the most powerful men in all of England – not to mention the handsomest – but he’s also cruel, callous, and has a heart colder than ice.

But it was never meant to be a love match…

Eric married Caroline for one simple reason: he wasn’t in love with her. Having seen firsthand how love can bring a man to his knees, he’s determined not to make the same mistakes his father did. Which is why he’s going to spend just enough time with his new bride to assure himself of an heir before he leaves her and returns to London. At least that was the plan until a winter storm leaves them stranded. Now every time Eric turns around he finds himself stumbling over the wife he never wanted…but is slowly beginning to desire.

….or was it?

As cold winds howl outside the manor, inside of it a duke’s heart is finally starting to melt as he finds himself falling for the one woman he was never supposed to love…but can she love him in return?

“JILLIAN EATON FINDS THE PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN INTENSE EMOTIONS, SIZZLING CHEMISTRY, AND LIGHT-HEARTED HUMOR.” – Swept Away by Romance

The Winter Duchess is a Regency holiday novella of approximately 30k words.


The Secret Santa Wishing Well

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by Nikki Lynn Barrett

File Size: 1685 KB

Print Length: 238 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Nikki Lynn Barrett

Publication Date: November 16, 2012; 2nd edition

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Language: English

ASIN: B00A9FIHOC

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The magic of Christmas has been lost to Jacob Winston. At the suggestion of his ill sister, Jacob takes a job as a Secret Santa at the mall, hoping to restore his Christmas spirit. Even that doesn’t seem to work, until a special little boy ambles up to make a very special wish…

Cheyenne Jensen is struggling to raise her two kids without the help of her ex-husband who refuses to acknowledge his daughter’s existence and doesn’t provide for the son he does. This Christmas is shaping up to be as heartbreaking as the last, until her son Ben’s kind actions lead a stranger to them.

Ah, but it’s Christmas time and the magic has begun.

When Jacob and Cheyenne meet, neither can deny their immediate attraction to one another. As situations arise that require they spend more time together, their feelings grow stronger and stronger.

With Christmas fast approaching, the pair learn what matters most in life. Now, if only they could ditch the ghost of Christmases past.

Maybe this holiday will bring some wishes come true- for everyone after all.

*****This book has been edited and modified from the original version****

About The Author:

No matter where she goes, USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Lynn Barrett hears voices61da0GAe8uL__UX250_ in her head. Instead of calling her crazy and locking her up, her family realizes it’s just a product of being an author and allows her to write the stories so that the voices shut up.
But they don’t. And probably never will. There’s no need to lock her up, Nikki knows she’ll never escape the voices, not until each and every last story is written. And for every story she writes, about ten or more ideas pop up.

When she isn’t slaving away at her computer writing books that will probably make you cry and keep you in suspense, Nikki plots to take over the world one book at a time. What? It’s a sickness. One she can’t escape!

Books aren’t her only addiction, though. Nikki can be found making up parodies to drive her son crazy, and bantering back and forth with her husband, who somehow manages to steal her away from the fictional world she lives in all the time.

Nikki lives in Arizona with her husband and son, where she can be found using every creativity outlet she can find through music, photography, handcrafted things, and random interests that she may pick up from time to time.

If you want to learn more about the author who makes people cry for a living, check her out at www.nikkilynnbarrett.com

Places to find Nikki on the web:

FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLynnBarrettauthor

Facebook Chat group: Nikki’s Book Nook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NikkisBookNook/

Nikki’s Book Stormers:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NikkisBookStormers/

Twitter: @nikkilynnbarret

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6583655.Nikki_Lynn_Barrett
Email: nikkilynnbarrett@yahoo.com

I love to hear from readers!



Christmas in Abundance

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A Novella

The Abundance Series

by Sally Bayless

File Size: 1479 KB

Print Length: 145 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Kimberlin Belle Publishing

Publication Date: September 7, 2015

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0153L2AUS

ISBN: 978-0692517741

Published: September 8, 2015

Digital List Price: $2.99

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Deal starts: July 18, 2018

Deal ends: July 22, 2018

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Publisher’s Description:

An art teacher avoiding Christmas. A single dad planning a holiday light show extravaganza. A yuletide clash between neighbors that might spark a dazzling romance.

Lanie Phillips has a quiet holiday planned. So quiet, in fact, that the only sounds in the house where she’s staying should be the clicks of her computer keyboard and the occasional bark from a chocolate Labrador retriever. No joyous choirs of angels, no jolly laughs from Santa, and no jingle bells—nothing to distract her from her master’s thesis or bring up painful Christmas memories.

But for the single dad who’s her closest neighbor, simple holiday decorations just won’t do. Kyle Mattox is determined to give his five-year-old daughter the best Christmas ever—one that includes an outdoor display lit with fifty thousand lights, activated in time to music shared through four giant loudspeakers.

When Lanie comes to complain that she can’t write with the lights flashing and carols blasting, Kyle realizes that—unknown to her—their circuits have crossed in the past. If he wants his daughter happy, he needs to keep that information to himself, keep the show running, and keep his distance from Lanie.

Note: This companion novella fits well at any point in the series.  



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