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Amelia and the Viscount

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Bluestocking Brides Book 1

by Samantha Holt

File Size: 3360 KB

Print Length: 92 pages

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Publisher: Helstone Press

Publication Date: July 26, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B073G7D92H

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ameliaandtheviscountsmall-655x1024“No eligible bachelor wants to marry a bluestocking…especially not those frightful Chadwick girls.” – Lady Jersey, Almacks Patroness.

Amelia’s writing was often prone to getting her into trouble. Hence why she eventually took on a penname. But it seems, once again, her unthinking need to spill out everything onto paper will land her in hot water.

After her sisters persuade her the only way to get over her love for Lord Nicholas Wentworth is to write about him, Amelia devotes hours and hours of ink to the subject. However, she never expects for Nicholas to end up in possession of this information. How could she admit her affection for him when she knows full well he is still in love with her now married sister?

To save herself embarrassment—and more importantly to keep her penname hidden—Amelia must find a way to intercept these letters, and if she cannot, she must persuade Nicholas it was all some awful jest and that she is certainly not A. Hardwick—purveyor of stories so scandalous that it would mean utter ruination for all the Chadwick girls should the truth come out.

My Thoughts:

Review left at Amazon & Goodreads; July 29, 2017

I liked this story of friends to lovers. Amelia has loved Nicholas almost all her life. Nicholas, however thought himself in love with her sister, Lavina until she instead married a Scot.
He never even dreamed that Amelia was the woman for him.
Amelia is the anonymous author of stories that are considered scandalous by the ton. She has based those stories on her dreams of herself and Nicholas and has written letters as therapy to help with her stories and to also help her get over her infatuation with Nicholas.
Will these two unlikely lovers come together in the end or will he marry another?
I gave this novella a 4.25 of 5.0 star rating for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.0 of 5.0 flames.
There are a couple of scenes with heated kisses and one rather hot sexual encounter which is quite a lot for this short read.
I read this book through the kindle unlimited program. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I voluntarily reviewed.


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Lavinia and the Laird

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Bluestocking Brides Book 0

by Samantha Holt

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Print Length: 104 pages

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Publisher: Helstone Press

Publication Date: August 29, 2018

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“I’m not certain any man could ever tame those appalling Chadwick girls. Even if that one daughter does marry, it would take a brave man to suffer the rest of the family.” – Lady Worthington, Marchioness of Langburypro_pbid_4209874

Miss Lavinia Chadwick–the only non-bluestocking in her family–is destined to marry well.

At least according to her mother.

She will definitely not marry a Scotsman.

According to her mother.

With the season around the corner, Mama is determined that Lavinia shall finally find her duke. Or her earl. Even a marquess would do.

But, first, Lavinia must do her duty and help entertain a famous author visiting their sleepy village. With the help of her sisters, she’s been tasked with ensuring his stay goes perfectly. Unfortunately, her sisters are more of a hindrance than a help. So is her attraction to the braw laird who has come specially to see his favorite author.

However, her sisters are certain that this rough Scot is good for her and set about ensuring their clandestine budding relationship thrives. Of course, with sisters like her, she could just as easily end up ruined and disappointing her whole family. Can Lavinia find the courage to fight for what she really wants and survive her sisters’ meddling?

This is Lavinia’s Story!

She had already married at the beginning of this series so it is in fact backtracking a bit to tell her story now over a year after the release of the first Book.

I am currently reading this story.

Look for my review to come soon.

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My Review of

Julia and the Duke

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Bluestocking Brides Book 2

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Print Length: 116 pages

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Publication Date: August 9, 2017

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I Loved this comical and sexy novella

 

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Juliaandtheduke2One of them might now be a viscountess but it does not clear the taint of scandal from those frightful Chadwick girls. Why we must deign to entertain them, I will never know!” – Lady Bromsley, Countess of Marlbury.

A new duke moving into their sleepy village doesn’t interest Julia, especially when she hears all about his scandalous behavior in London. Rumors of gambling debts, illicit liaisons, and pub brawls surround the far-too-handsome Duke of Weston.

The far-too-handsome duke who happens to want to build a mill on her favorite nature spot, meaning Julia’s beloved otters will be homeless. 

No matter what she says, the stubborn man will not back down, but this bluestocking will not give up easily. With the help of her sisters, she must find a way to persuade him to make money another way. 

If only the far-too-handsome duke did not seem to enjoy riling her so much. If only he would not insist on getting under her skin and pretending to be interested in her. All this talk of liking redheads and freckles will not make her forget those animals in need.

Will it?

My Thoughts:

Reviewed at Amazon & Goodreads; August 10, 2018

Julia and the Duke is a comical and sensual Regency novella that I couldn’t put down.
Julia is most certainly the most serious sister of the Chadwick girls, but that seriousness leads to some very comical moments that will have the reader laughing out loud.
I found this second book of the new series completely absorbing with a well developed storyline with memorable characters that make you yearn for more.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. Although this book is not truly sexual in nature it has an underlying sensuality that is felt from the first chapter.

The addition of a sausage loving and stealing big mutt of a dog and the otters that Julia is spending time observing is sheer genius making this an unforgettable story.


Gentlemen Prefer Spinsters

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Spinsters Club Book 1

by Samantha Holt

File Size: 3043 KB

Print Length: 184 pages

Publisher: Helstone Press

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

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  • 1604109310The first rule of the Spinsters Club is: You do not talk about the Spinsters Club.
  • The second rule of the Spinsters Club is: You do not talk about the Spinsters Club.
  • The third rule…Well, Merry understands the rules of the Spinsters Club fully, considering it was her idea in the first place.

When one of her good friends loses her heart to an utter rogue and is ruined forever, she’s determined that the life of a spinster is for her. Thankfully, she’s not alone. Her three dearest friends have had their share of heartbreak and resolve to join her. No matter what the demanding mamas and papas of the world say, they will not give up their spinsterhood.

Particularly not to the handsome Lord Harcourt Easton, the Earl of Langley. Merry has always liked Harcourt-after all he is her brother’s best friend-but she cannot fathom his sudden interest in her. After all, he was well known to be quite the rogue at times and she’s hardly the sort to attract the attention of a rake. But Harcourt has loved Merry for some time now. And he’s determined to make her see that. If only he could get past this stubborn determination that she should never marry and convince her he’s the man for her.

The death of her father and some strange incidents that put Merry in danger might not be ideal circumstances to woo a woman, but Harcourt is willing to make the best of a dire situation-especially while Merry needs a shoulder to cry on.

Harcourt could well be the most amazing man she knows, and Merry cannot help but be grateful for his support, but she cannot very well turn her back on the Spinsters Club so soon…can she?


The Rake Who Rescued Me

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by Samantha Holt

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Print Length: 222 pages

Publisher: Helstone Press

Publication Date: June 11, 2018

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1002263957Dashing 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:

Review left at Amazon & Goodreads; June 26, 2018

This latest offering by Samantha Holt has a fairytale like storyline.
This author continues to amaze me with her differing scenarios.
Orelia 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 decide
S he needs Leslie’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.

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