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My New Release Review of

Lavinia and the Laird


Bluestocking Brides Book 0

by Samantha Holt

File Size: 3163 KB

Print Length: 104 pages

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Publisher: Helstone Press

Publication Date: August 29, 2018

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Language: English


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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 Langbury2121176615

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?

My Thoughts:

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. Now we get to see exactly what goes on with the “Only marriageable”according to her mother Chadwick sister.

Not only does her attraction to the Scotsman surprise everyone but it is in defiance of her mother’s dictates.

This is another enjoyable short read in this series and as I said it backtracks to give us Lavinia’s story.

I gave this quick read 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This entire series can be considered sweet/clean romance and they are short novellas that can be completed in an hour or two.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the author via Booksprout.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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The Hunter Brothers Book 1

Author: Lola StVil

Genre: Contemporary Romance,

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File Size: 3997 KB

Print Length: 253 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publication Date: November 14, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B0773Y61NH

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Winter, I know your ex hurt you, but I’m not him. I can love you; let me…

Winter Bennett is on the worst date of her life, so she decides to bail and go home to her true loves: take out and Netflix. On her way out of the door, she spots her ex-boyfriend with his hot, new girl. Horrified at the thought of being seen, Winter does what any sane woman would do; she bolts into the bathroom and out the back window. 

Falling smack-dab in the middle of a sting operation wasn’t part of the plan, but that’s exactly what happened. And now, bullets are flying overhead. Thankfully, a sexy NYPD homicide detective by the name of Wyatt Hunter saves her. He is furious with her for ruining his operation but he’s even more upset when he can’t get her off his mind. Soon he falls for her–hard. Unfortunately, Winter’s heart has been broken and she’s too afraid to let anyone in. Does Wyatt have what it takes to get Winter to give love one more try? 

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The Marquess of Evermont

A Regency Romance Short Story

Gentlemen of Regency Romance Book 10

by Isabella Thorne

File Size: 2734 KB

Print Length: 63 pages

Publisher: Mikita Associates

Publication Date: November 25, 2016

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A Young Marquess…In Love With an Actress…575df58d6ade300a445562d28abd523f78b86d32
A murderer on the loose…How will they catch the culprit and live to find love?

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Frederic, The young Marquess of Evermont is just the sort of Lord the rest of the London Peerage scorn. He and his rakish friend The Duke of Pemberton have made a reputation for drinking and gambling away their nights. Disregarding any sandal they leave in their wake. That is until Frederic meets the beautiful Miss Adele Bouchard. 

Adele is an actress who loves the stage more than any man. She knows that the Peerage consider an actress a woman of loose morals and she refuses to be what they say. Adele has no love of nobility herself, but she finds herself wanting to trust the earnest young Marquess. 

But Frederic’s mistakes catch up with him, and another actress is found dead. Now no one is safe, especially the beautiful Miss Bouchard. 

Frederic swears he loves her and Adele vows to live long enough to see if the gentleman means what he says…even if she has to catch a murderer herself!

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Sweet and Clean Regency Romance

His Majesty’s Hounds Book 14

by Isabella Thorne

File Size: 5107 KB

Print Length: 152 pages

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Publisher: Dreamstone Publishing

Publication Date: August 15, 2018; 1st edition

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1748155390A Viscount who gambles, a wealthy merchant’s daughter, an Earl in need of funds, an unhappy stepmother, betrayals and deceptions, a love that overcomes all. 

Gervaise Belmont, Viscount Woodridge, has sworn to no longer gamble – but giving it up is proving far harder than he had expected. He despairs of achieving his aims, especially as the reputation he created, two years earlier, persists, destroying his opportunities for change. Until a chance meeting with a young lady gives him a reason to hope.

Miss Clarisse Weston is disconsolate. Her father has, after many, many years, married again – and her relationship with her stepmother is strained, to say the least. When she is encouraged to look for a husband, she feels trapped. Whilst her father has introduced her to a charming Earl, she finds herself uncertain – especially as the Viscount she met by accident wishes to court her too.

But all is not as it seems, and a tangle of lies, deceptions and betrayals soon traps Clarisse.

Is the Earl all that he seems? Is the Viscount truly a rake and a gambler beyond redemption? Is her stepmother as concerned for Clarisse’s wellbeing as she professes to be? And can Clarisse find her way through the web of deceit, to be with the man she loves, or will greed and manipulation steal her chance at happiness forever?

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