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The First Earl I See Tonight

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A Debutante Diaries Novel

The Debutante Diaries, Book 1

by Anna Bennett

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Publisher’s Description:

Once upon a time three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons…and to fill in the gaps of their finishing school educations.

Thus began The Debutante Diaries—and London will never be the same…

An heiress with a daring proposal. An earl who’s determined to resist her.

And a love that just might be written in the stars, in First Earl I See Tonight by Anna Bennett.

Recently jilted by his fiancée, David Gray, Earl of Ravenport is not in the market for a wife. Even if Gray didn’t have his hands full renovating his crumbling country house, it would take more than a bold marriage proposal from a headstrong young beauty to thaw his frozen heart. Gray is confident that spending a week at his ramshackle estate will change her mind about marriage, but every passionate moment he spends with her tempts him to change his…

A talented artist, Miss Fiona Hartley desperately needs her dowry money to pay off a blackmailer set on ruining her sister. The handsome earl seems a sensible choice for a husband…if only she can convince him that romance will play no part. But marrying in name only may prove difficult for Fiona. Gray can’t help but be dazzled by her genuine warmth. Yet as their feelings deepen, Fiona’s deadline looms. Will her secrets destroy them, or is true love their final destiny?

“Fans of Regency romance authors Eloisa James, Tessa Dare, and Mary Jo Putney will go wild.”—Booklist

My Thoughts:

I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed them, but this beginning to a new series just didn’t draw me in completely like previous books have. It seemed a little forced to me.

Even the intimate scenes were not what I have come to expect from this author. They were steamy but also seemed a bit stilted.
Although I thought the book was somewhat mediocre it was a readable contribution.

I gave this book 3.75 of 5.0 stars (rounded up to 4 stars) for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. The intimacy though it didn’t seem to flow is steamy.

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 title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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A Duke’s Revenge

A Duke's Revenge

by Karen Sommers

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Print Length: 80 pages

Publication Date: February 28, 2018

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“A Duke’s Revenge” is author Karen Sommers’ premier Victorian Romance

A woman scorned

After Hugh Quinn, Duke of Bellington, broke her heart, Emma swore she’d never see him again. When desperate circumstances force her back into his arms, she finds her resolve crumbling. How can she steel her heart when his nearness ignites all the passions she thought she’d left behind?

A grudge he can’t let go of

Hugh can’t believe his luck when Lady Emma, the woman who stole his heart then humiliated him, comes crawling back to the social scene. This is his chance to get back the prize he lost and make her regret her actions. He soon finds, however, that trying to teach Emma a lesson without losing his heart again is much more difficult than he expected.

“A Duke’s Revenge” is a work of Victorian romance fiction. It is a standalone romance set in Victorian era London. A guaranteed HEA with no cliffhangers.



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Gina Danna, Arietta Richmond, Sandy Raven,

Victoria Oliveri, Jacki Delecki, & Tracy Edingfield

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Print Length: 822 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1925165191

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Publisher: Dreamstone Publishing

Publication Date: October 29, 2018; 1st edition

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00002]The Duke of Abington returns to England after 20 years, and finds himself at a house party in the presence of the woman who broke their engagement, and his heart. Noelle Fenwick, now a widow, has never stopped resenting the man who left her pregnant, then abandoned her, 20 years ago. They meet again, and it is clear that their attraction still exists. When a decades-old secret of deceit and betrayal is revealed, can they forgive the past and rekindle the flame of their love?


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A Merry Wicked Christmas by Gina Danna

51jHaU0vkwL__SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Lady Marina Lockhart’s dreams died when her father arranged a marriage for her. A Christmas house party is her last hope of meeting a man who will save her. Reclusive Phineas Carrollton, the Marquis of Huntington, previously betrayed, faces a conflict of passion and honour when a snowstorm traps him with Marina at a hidden cottage. Can he forget the past in time to save Marina? Or is their love doomed?


The Gift of a Christmas Scandal by Arietta Richmond

A Duke who has no wish to marry the woman he was promised to from childhood, a Lady who has no wish to do as her father requires, a Christmas House Party. When they meet, there is an intense instant attraction – but both are promised elsewhere. There seems only one solution – the gift of a Christmas scandal.


The Christmas Gift by Sandy Raven

A Lady who hopes for more children, a Viscount who returns to his wife, injured in service to the crown, and despairing of ever being whole again. Can enduring love overcome the obstacles they face, and allow them to fulfil each other’s desires? Will Christmas bring joy, or misery?


Yours by Yuletide by Victoria Oliveri

Lady Beatrice Cunningham, jilted lover of the villainous Lord Greyson, escaped to the peace of Scotland and has kept her past a secret for nine long years. Now, a mysterious Duke has come into her life setting her heart to racing. Can she allow herself to love again, risking her past coming to haunt her, or should she run as she did so long ago? One fateful night at a holiday party will change everything.


A Holiday Code for Love by Jacki Delecki

6c005b8a2d3108b7e805c391241c235dbd04e037A Christmas house party becomes a covert operation to trap a French spy. Can the Honorable John Bonnington protect his wife from their guest’s murderous intentions? Can Abbie Bonnington protect her husband from his spy/ex-mistress’ intent to seduce him into revealing Crown secrets? Can Abbie and Jack continue the charade of hosting the perfect party as danger, treachery, and treason swirl in the ballroom?


Doubt Not by Tracy Edingfield

A Viscount, a schoolteacher, a carriage accident, an injury, a charade of marriage, an undeniable attraction. Can Edward, Viscount Chevers, escape the clutches of his previous fiancée, and follow his heart? Can Ruthanne Rutherford ever go back to her life as a teacher, after days pretending to be Lady Chevers? Will Christmas bring love and happiness? Or will society drive them apart?

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Seduced Under the Mistletoe

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Yuletide Yielding – by Ashe Barker

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A Christmas Masquerade – by Vanessa Brooks

Peril with a Prince – by Emily Murdoch

Her Mistletoe Promise – by Jaye Peaches

Mistletoe Mistress – by Nicola Davidson

The Gentleman’s Seduction – by Lauren Smith

Bastian’s Surrender – by Carole Mortimer

My Lady of Misrule – by Amy Rose Bennett

A Wicked Christmas Wish – by Em Brown

A Bluestocking for Christmas – by Viola Morne

The Marriage Game – by Gracie Malling

Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night – by Stacy Reid

The Night Before Scandal – by Scarlett Scott

Master of the Moor – by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

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