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My Pre-Release Review of

Connected by a Kiss


Regency Holiday Collection

by Christina McKnight, Amanda Mariel & Dawn Brower

File Size: 7247 KB

Print Length: 332 pages

Publisher: La Loma Elite Publishing

Publication Date: September 18, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07DX8617N


This set was previously released as individual titles.

I read and reviewed each one

individually when they were released.

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A Kiss At Christmastide by Christina McKnight

51FaLpw9VmL._SY346_Lady Pippa Godfrey has suffered the most ruinous London Season. She escapes to her Somerset estate for a quiet Christmastide holiday with her family, away from society’s prying eyes. But before her parents can join her, a storm crashes down on Somerset to destroy any hope of Pippa’s white Christmas dream. The roads have flooded and travel is impossible, leaving her stranded and alone. But a muddied, angry and devilishly handsome lord appears at her door demanding shelter.

My Thoughts:

Who doesn’t believe in a little Christmas magic and this story depends on just that to make it possible.

This reader loves a good Christmas storyline and this is just that. The characters are well developed and the storyline is what we have come to expect from this author, an excellent HEA, with unforgettable characters that make you want more.

I would give this book a 4.25 star rating and look forward to the next installment in the series.

I received a digital ARC of this book compliments of the publisher and author in exchange for an honest review.

How To Kiss A Rogue by Amanda Mariel

51clTWDDP+LA misunderstanding that wounds the bonds of friendship leads a lady to find the love of her life.

My Thoughts:

I read an ARC of book one of this three novella, three author series through NetGalley and was intrigued by this concept so I purchased books #2 . Since they are all novellas I finished reading book #2 very quickly. I found it interesting since it is more or less an extension of book #1 although by entirely different authors You have to read book #2 to discover the reason for best friends for all their life seem to have a falling out.
It is a well written story and we already know most of the characters from the first novella.
I gave this story 3.75 of 5 stars for story line and characterization and 2 of 5 flames for heat.
Since most of the characters came from book #1 there was no need to develop them since the authors were working together on these 3 stories. It does have it’s heated moments but nothing overt.
You must read book #1 before reading this one though as it is most certainly not a stand alone.

A Wallflower’s Christmas Kiss by Dawn Brower

51EN2kw3EGLHave you ever dreamed of a Christmas wedding?

Spinsterhood has never looked so good, but unfortunately even that won’t save Lady Juliette Brooks. Her father’s arranged a betrothal for her to a brute of a man. She has one choice left—force the Duke of Kissinger to honor a long ago promise to save her.

My Thoughts:

This final of the trio of novellas by three different authors is in this reader’s opinion the best one.
I have read all three now and enjoyed them all but this one was my favorite. Unlike the first two this one did require the development of a new character, the lady Juliette.
Grayson Abbot, the Duke of Kissinger grew up with Juliette at his side until she was nine and he twelve. At that point Grayson went off to school and by the edict of his father was not allowed to return and resume his friendship which the Duke considered unacceptable because the friend was female.
I gave this story a 4.5 of 5 star rating for storyline and characterization.
The heat is subtle so it gets 2 out of 5 flames.
Dawn Brower has created a hit in my opinion.

Check back tomorrow and follow the release celebration for prizes

and excerpts from each story.


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A Time Travel Romance

Ravenhurst Series, Book 1

New & Lengthened 2018 Edition

by Lorraine Beaumont

File Size: 1450 KB

Print Length: 385 pages

Publisher: Lorraine Beaumont Books

Publication Date: March 8, 2018

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Language: English


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#1 Bestselling Time Travel Series “If you have ever wanted to take an adventure through time, this would be the one to take! Loved every single moment of these books and did not want them to end!” Bewitch Me Romance

A once forgotten legend…

Katherine Nicole Jamison never imagined when she took a job at a prestigious auction house for the summer, that one moment of impulsiveness could change her life forever. When she “borrows” an ancient amulet, she inadvertently sets in motion a series of events, which results in her waking up in 18th century England, betrothed to an arrogant, self-centered Earl.

Sebastian de Winter ~ The Earl of Ravenhurst, is a renowned womanizer who always prided himself as being a ladies man, until he is left standing at the altar. His betrothed Marguerite vanishes and as if by magic reappears months later. But is she his betrothed?

Ravenhurst ~ locked somewhere within the gloomy confines of this ancient edifice is the key that will unlock the door of time itself.
*This book is 646 pages long and is 113,309 words

Reading order of these books:

Ravenhurst Series
#1 Bestselling Time Travel Romance
Forgotten Time
Shadows of Yesterday
Time to Remember
Dreams of Tomorrow
Now and Forever
A Victorian Christmas
A Modern-Day Christmas

Ravenhurst Special Edition Trilogy
Ravenhurst, Vol I
Ravenhurst, Vol II
Ravenhurst, Vol III

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