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My Review of

The Scoundrel and The Lady

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Lords of Vice, Book #1

by Robyn DeHart

Reviewed at NetGalley & Goodreads

Sept. 15th, 2017

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File Size: 1398 KB

Print Length: 180 pages

Publisher: Entangled: Scandalous

Publication Date: September 25, 2017

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Language: English

ASIN: B075DCXHSH

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Publisher’s Description:

Iris Bennington is furious when she discovers her younger brother is following the instructions found in the acclaimed advice columns on How to be a Gentleman. The so-called “advice” is more likely to turn her brother into a scoundrel than a true gentleman. Iris decides to locate the author of the columns and confront him.

Merritt Steel, the Earl of Ashby, cannot help but be amused by the slip of a woman who comes calling. Unwilling to let such a delightful potential conquest go, he proposes a wager: bring him anyone off the street and he can pass them off as a gentleman. It’s a bargain she readily accepts—but with a twist.

Their bargain proves to be a greater challenge than either anticipated. Merritt finds it near impossible to keep his hands off Iris, and she begins to see the undeniable appeal of ungentlemanly behavior…

My Thoughts:

This was a very engrossing and enjoyable read. The length of this read may be the only distracting factor. It just wasn’t long enough.

Iris has discovered that her younger brother has been reading articles in a gossip paper to learn how to be a gentleman of the ton. He is gambling and carousing and if given the opportunity would likely have them in dire straights.
Iris will not have that so she decides to confront the man responsible for the articles.

Merritt was not born into the aristocracy but due to the untimely deaths of several relatives he has inherited an unwanted title. Despite his new circumstances he decides to continue his ownership of the newspaper. He also intends on continuing to write columns for said paper.
Imagine his surprise to find a slight young woman demanding that he cease writing his columns.

A wager between Iris and Merritt results in an astounding end with a scandal in the making. Since Merritt doesn’t believe in love and Iris refuses to marry without it what will become of these two unlikely lovers?

I gave this short read 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy between our couple is palpable and heated.

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



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Coming October 9th, 2018

Amy Jarecki’s first Regency Romance 

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The Duke’s Fallen Angel

Devilish Dukes, #1

Prelude to the Devilish Dukes Series

File Size: 1197 KB

Print Length: 327 pages

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07FF4KCH9

ISBN: 9781942442295

Author: Amy Jarecki

Series: Devilish Dukes

Genres: Georgian RomanceHistorical Romance

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The Duke of Ravenscar intended to debut the most acclaimed ballerina in the civilized world to open his London theater. But when the ship arrives with an understudy, Drake is convinced the fortune he has invested will be forfeit. Until he sees the woman dance.

Britannia LeClair arrives in London excited to be performing the lead in La Sylphide. A foundling, she has had to work harder and with more determination than anyone in the corps. At last, her debut in London proves her worth despite her lowly birth. Until she meets the smoldering gaze of the Duke of Ravenscar.

Determined not to become anyone’s mistress, Britannia keeps the duke at arms-length while she sets to uncovering the mystery of her parentage. With only a miniature painting and a monogrammed handkerchief, her inquiries lead to a series of escalating accidents and threats.

When Drake realizes Britannia is in danger, he will move heaven and hell to protect her…if the strong-headed ballerina will let him. As they traverse through the mire of skullduggery and hidden shame, events unravel to endanger them both. Will the truth prove worth uncovering, or will it sever the deep love that has come to bond their very souls?



Montana Mail Order Bride Box Set

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Westward Box Sets Book 3

Westward Series, Books 7 – 9

by Linda Bridey

File Size: 3521 KB

Print Length: 636 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Mail Order Bride Dept, Beldene Publishing

Publication Date: September 28, 2014

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Language: English

ASIN: B00O16IWXQ

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Books 7 – 9 in the series that critics describe as

“a wonderful blend of hope, humor, passion, romance, and forgiveness.” 

Synopsis:

Westward Dreams 
When Hannah Fairbanks answers an advertisement for a mail-order-bride, she thinks she’s found the man with whom she’ll spend the rest of her life. Instead she finds that her prospective husband, Clive Laramie, has lied to her about everything he told her in the letters they exchanged. 
Now stranded in Dawson, Hannah decides to make the best of her situation. Unexpectedly she meets Owl a local Lakota brave who instantly captivates Hannah with his dark exotic looks and kindness. Owl ignites a passion in Hannah that she didn’t know existed. 
Owl has never been attracted to a white woman before, but when he saves Hannah from a disastrous fall in the mud, all of that changes. It only takes one look in her beautiful amber eyes for a connection to be made between them. The proud Lakota brave can’t get Hannah out of his mind and begins wooing her. 
Amid racial bias and societal conflict, an unlikely romance develops between them. Their relationship is put to the test by a horrible event that creates a terrible divide in the citizens of Dawson. Owl makes a decision that will endanger any future the couple could have together. Can they rise above bigotry and heartache to catch the dream of love they desperately desire? 

Westward Holiday
Rebecca Walker has been plunged from the pinnacle of high society into a life of poverty and shame. Her reputation in Savannah, Georgia has been irreversibly tarnished. Forced into menial labor, she dreams of escaping the cruel fate that has befallen her. Rebecca never dreamed she’d answer a mail-order-bride advertisement, but it seems like her best option for creating a better life for herself. 

Jake Henderson owns the saloon in Dawson, Montana. Running the Watering Hole has been his life’s work, but it doesn’t keep him from being lonely. With no serious prospects for marriage available, Jake resorts to putting out an ad for a bride. Surely there has to be someone out there for him. 

Dawson isn’t what Rebecca had bargained for when she answered Jake’s ad. Neither is Jake or the Watering Hole. The handsome bar owner captivates her from the beginning, but Rebecca has a lot to learn about the way of life in Dawson. Jake isn’t sure that Rebecca is going to be able to adjust to the rowdy atmosphere of the Watering Hole, but her beauty and her gifted musical ability casts a spell on him. As Christmas nears, they’ll have to learn to compromise and listen to each other or be trapped in a loveless marriage. In the season of joy and good will, can they find it their hearts to let go of their pride and reach out to one another again? 

Westward Sunrise 
Abby Porter is energetic and vivacious. She dreams of finding the perfect man, but knows she won’t find him in Wabasha, Minnesota. Upon answering an ad for a mail order bride, she starts corresponding with a man she deems perfect for her.
Elliot Bradbury owns the general store in Dawson, Montana, and it captivated by Abby’s unique letters. He finds her charming, amusing, and impulsive. She’s just what he’s been looking for to help ease his loneliness.
When they meet they instantly form a strong connection full of passion and romance. Things are perfect until another man enters the picture and a major conflict within Dawson threatens to drive them apart. Can their perfect romance endure outside influence or will it be shattered and their love lost?



You and No Other

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A St. Briac Family Novel

Renaissance Rogues, Book 1

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Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Paperback Publication Date: July 12, 1984

File Size: 2312 KB

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books (October 5, 2011)

Publication Date: October 5, 2011

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B005T8NLWC

ISBN-10: 0345308077

ISBN-13: 978-0345308078

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 Synopsis:

France, 1526: 

Thomas Mardouet, seigneur de St. Briac, is a man with a perfect life – bold, witty, and splendid to behold, he is the King of France’s trusted knight.

But the day that captivating Aimée de Fleurance appears in the woods to interrupt a hunt, St. Briac’s life is turned on end. When she takes her sister’s place and joins the royal court to avoid an arranged marriage, St. Briac is drawn unwillingly into her impetuous scheme.

To save Aimée from the king’s bed, St. Briac shocks them both by declaring that they are betrothed. After all, marriage is the last thing he wants, especially to this infuriating maiden…

Journey back to the magical world of 16th century France and join Aimée and St. Briac for an adventure filled with enchantment, laughter, and sensuous passion!

What Others Think:

  • “YOU & NO OTHER positively sparkles with historical details, real-life characters, and an utterly unforgettable hero!”~ PAST ROMANCE, Historical Romance Blog
  • YOU AND NO OTHER is the Crown Jewel in Cynthia Wright’s illustrious writing career!” Bodice Rippers, Femme Fatales, and Fantasy Historical Romance Reviews
  • “I have read hundreds of historical romances and can truthfully say that I enjoy Cynthia Wright’s above all others.” ~ PAST ROMANCE, Historical Romance Reviews
  • “Cynthia Wright is a gem among authors!” ~ Literary Times

About Cynthia Wright:

cynthia-wright-author-1Cynthia Wright is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the two Rakes & Rebels series, 12 intertwining historical romances starring the irresistible Raveneau & Beauvisage families. She has also written beloved series set during the Renaissance and in the American West. Romantic Times Magazine hails Cynthia’s novels as “Romance the way it was meant to be.”

HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE, Cynthia’s  next to latest release, is the story of Mouette Raveneau and Justin St. Briac, her first “older” couple, who come to their tempestuous relationship with plenty of baggage, defenses, and hidden longings. Justin, the untamable brother of Gabriel St. Briac, also appeared in THE SECRET OF LOVE. Mouette is the adult daughter of André & Devon Raveneau, from SILVER STORM.

Cynthia newest work is a new novel set in 16th century Scotland!

ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR, published September 21, 2018. It reunites readers with the St. Briac family as Christophe de St. Briac travels to Scotland to serve as an architect to King James V…

Cynthia lives in northern California. She enjoys riding a tandem bike and taking road trips in an airstream trailer with her Colombian-born husband, Alvaro & their corgi, Watson. She is also devoted to her two adorable grandsons who live nearby.

You are invited to visit Cynthia’s website (where you can sign up for her newsletter and peruse the Books Page): http://cynthiawrightauthor.com/

You can “Like” Cynthia’s Facebook Author page here: https://www.facebook.com/cynthiawrightauthor/?fref=ts

View her “Behind the Books” boards on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cynthiawright77/

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family series:
1 – SILVER STORM (André & Devon)
2 – SMUGGLER’S MOON (Sebastian & Julia)
3 – THE SECRET OF LOVE (Gabriel & Isabella)
4 – SURRENDER THE STARS (Ryan & Lindsay)
5 – HIS MAKE-BELIEVE BRIDE (Justin & Mouette)
6 – HIS RECKLESS BARGAIN (Nathan & Adrienne)
7 – TEMPEST (Adam & Cathy)

Rakes & Rebels: The Raveneau Family intertwines with Rakes & Rebels: The Beauvisage Family series:
1 – HEART OF FRAGILE STARS: a prequel novella to CAROLINE (Jean-Philippe & Antonia)
2 – CAROLINE (Alec & Caro)
3 – TOUCH THE SUN (Lion & Meagan)
4 – SPRING FIRES (Nicholai & Lisette)
5 – HER DANGEROUS VISCOUNT (Grey & Natalya)

RENAISSANCE ROGUES (St. Briac Family)
1 – YOU & NO OTHER (Thomas & Aimee)
2 – OF ONE HEART (Andrew & Micheline)
3 – ABDUCTED AT THE ALTAR (Christophe & Fiona) – coming September, 2018

ROGUES GO WEST
1 – BRIGHTER THAN GOLD (Jack & Katie)
2 – IN A RENEGADE’S EMBRACE (Fox & Maddie)
3 – THE DUKE & THE COWGIRL (Geoff & Shelby)



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