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My New Release Review of

Kiss Me at Christmas

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Playful Brides, #10

by Valerie Bowman

My Thoughts:

We have another winner!
Valerie Bowman never disappoints this reader. This newest book in the wonderful Playful Brides series is full of mystery, action, romance and risks taken.
I love this hero and heroine.
Who is Daffin, the Bow Street Runner really? Will the truth be the end to Regina’s attraction to him when the secret is outed?
Regina and Daffin were meant for each other. We met them in a previous book in this series and now they get their own story.
Regina wants to have things her way and not so subtilty asks Daffin to be her lover for a night.
Daffin is so taken aback by this request that he immediately refuses. Fate has other ideas and throws the two of them together when Regina’s life is threatened. Together they must find where this threat is coming from.
This book is a page turner with cameo appearances by characters from previous books. This is book ten of eleven and although that sounds like a lot of books for one series none have been a disappointment.
I gave this book 4.9 of 5.0 stars (rounded up to 5) for story line and character development. The sensual rating gets 4.0 of 5.0 flames with sizzling intimacy that burns up the pages.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book by invitation from the publisher to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

Author’s Biography:

valerie_bowman_photo_hires-e1451430348198Valerie Bowman is an award-winning historical romance author who writes racy Regency romps! Her debut novel was published in 2012. Since then, her books have received starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and Kirkus. She’s been an RT Reviewers’ Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance and Best Historical Romance Love and Laughter. Two of her books have been nominated for the Kirkus Prize for fiction.

Valerie grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her two rascally dogs. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS.

Valerie’s next book is Mr. Hunt, I Presume and will be released on February 10, 2019.

Visit Valerie on the web at www.ValerieBowmanBooks.com
Twitter@ValerieGBowman
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ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS KISS

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ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS KISS released quietly in

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Step away from the Christmas rush this season and fall in love again with this amazing set of Historical Christmas tales by USA Today and bestselling authors!

This set includes :

One Knight Under the Mistletoe by CATHERINE KEAN –
Kissing Lord Renfred de Vornay under the mistletoe was the last thing Lady Liliana Thornleigh expected days before Christmas. When she learns Ren’s dangerous secrets, will her hatred of him intensify, or will she accept his love?

Mhàiri’s Yuletide Wish by CATHY MACRAE –
What Mhàiri and Michaell receive this Yuletide season could prove more than they had ever dreamed.

Unkissable Knight by ANNA MARKLAND –
Dervenn de Roure is a hero of the Battle of Hastings, the same conflict that left Victorine de Toeni orphaned and facing poverty. She must marry to survive. Dervenn’s scarred face bears testimony to his sacrifice, but the haughty Victorine cannot overlook the fact he is a Breton, not a Norman. It might take the scheming of an unlikely matchmaker like William the Conqueror to make her see Dervenn is the man she needs.

A Partridge in a Pear Tree by AMANDA MCCABE –
Spend the holidays in Regency England! Seeking an heir to her fortune, a widow challenges her family to a wild holiday scavenger hunt in the novella “A Partridge in a Pear Tree”–and two people find a lasting love seeking the Twelve Days of Christmas…

Christina, A Bride for Christmas by HILDIE MCQUEEN –
After being dispatched to Blanchard Creek, Wyoming by her mother as a mail order bride, Christina Mills tumbles from one mishap to another. A story of hurt, scars and the healing power of love.

Yuletide Nights, a Regency Novella Duet by BARBARA MONAJEM –
Book One, The Reluctant Seductress: Forced to work as a spy due to her mysterious seductive powers, Lettice Raleigh emerges from the war with her virginity intact and her reputation in tatters. She hasn’t a hope of marrying—but she doesn’t reckon with the very proper Lord Hadrian Oakenhurst, who has one besetting sin: curiosity.

Book Two, Love at First Dance: Sir Colwyn North’s uncanny skill as a lover made him an excellent spy—but it also gave him the worst of reputations. His only hope of winning the hand of the very proper Lady Jane Dew is to trick her into marriage. By way of seduction. While in disguise.

Mistletoe Magic by LAUREL O’DONNELL –
A confident knight arrives home to find his childhood friend grown into much more then he remembered. The lady of the castle keeps a dangerous secret that threatens all she holds dear. Will Mistletoe Magic save them?

Dancing Under the Mistletoe by LANA WILLIAMS –
A woman running from her past. A man unwilling to face the future. A stolen moment under the kissing bough. Can one kiss and the magic of Christmas unite two lonely souls?



 CHRISTMAS KNIGHTS

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This spectacular Christmas collection features brand new, never before published

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This set includes :

A Knight’s Redemption by CATHERINE KEAN –
Revisit beloved characters of Catherine’s Knight’s Series! Six Christmases ago, after refusing his kiss, Lady Mary Westbrook was locked in the dungeon by Lord Holden Kendall, a squire at Branton Keep. When an attempted child abduction days before Christmas brings Holden back to the castle, Mary must confront again what happened between them. Holden is a grown warrior now, and he resolves to not only make matters right with Mary, but finally win her kiss. Yet, as peril ensues, Mary must risk far more than a chance at true love.

The Holly Bears A Berry by ANNA MARKLAND –
Barr de Montbryce finds himself caught up in a race against time to prevent the assassination of a prominent archbishop.

Hollis de Moreville becomes an unwitting victim of her brother Hugh’s murderous intent.
Thrown together by tragic circumstances in the yuletide season of goodwill, will Barr and Hollis rediscover the power of love?

The Knight Before Christmas by LAUREL O’DONNELL –
Blamed by her father for her twin sister’s death on Christmas Eve, Lady Eve Chandos agrees to marry a man she does not love to please him and appease his years of wrath.

Betrayed by his brother at an early age, Sir Gabriel Bedford decides it is time to make amends and attends his brother’s marriage, but he is unprepared for the beauty Lady Eve has grown into and the attraction that quickly sparks between them.

As Christmas approaches, can Eve and Gabriel find the happiness they seek, or will the secrets of their past doom them to remain apart forever?

Silent Knight by ELIZABETH ROSE –
Alexander Masterson has lived his life as a mercenary, struggling with the fact he was born lame. On his father’s deathbed, Alex is told that he is really Peter Mowbray, the son of Lady Summer (from the book, Summer’s Reign) who was thought to have been a stillborn. His life turns upside-down when he travels to Framingham Castle to learn the truth and meets Lady Charlotte Ashworth. Charlotte is a beautiful noblewoman looking for a husband, but Alex is no knight. Will his disability and his tarnished past push away all hope for happiness or will the secret of his true identity earn him the chance to find true love after all?



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Ghost of the Thames

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by May McGoldrick /Jan Coffey

File Size: 3116 KB

Print Length: 298 pages

Publisher: MM Books

Publication Date: June 23, 2011; 2nd edition

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B0057XJMN6

Digital List Price: $3.99

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Synopsis:

Love knows no boundary…

A stranger – led back from the shadowy edges of death by a ghost—finds herself cold and bloody on the filthy banks of a river in a city she does not know…

From opium-drenched hovels and rat-infested warehouses of Limehouse to the glistening facades of West End mansions, a woman—known only as Sophy—searches for her identity. But the mist-shrouded alleys of Victorian England hold grave dangers for the friendless.
Captain Edward Seymour, the last of a long line of distinguished Royal Navy officers, is searching, as well. Returning from sea to find that his niece has disappeared, he begins combing every inn and hellhole of the city’s darkest corners, desperately hoping to find some trace of the girl.
No one knows the streets of London like Charles Dickens, a young novelist with a reformer’s soul, and Sophy and Edward turn to him for help. Flush with his early literary successes, he is working hard to use his knowledge of the city and his newfound fame to right some of the social ills that plague Victorian England.
But with each step they take toward the truth, Death draws ever closer…
May McGoldrick’s novels are

“Richly romantic.” –Nora Roberts

“Enchanting.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Excellent.” –Heather Graham


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