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A Gypsy’s Christmas Kiss

A Gypsys Christmas Kiss

Scandal Meets Love

Connected by a Kiss Book 6

File Size: 4361 KB

Print Length: 113 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Monarchal Glenn Press

Publication Date: December 4, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07H41C5KQ

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Lulia Vasile is the daughter of a Romany princess and an Earl’s second son. She grew up playing roles in a traveling theater, performing at county fairs, and has dabbled in fortune telling. She makes no apologies for who she is, and lives life as she pleases.

Finley Prescott, the Duke of Clare, doesn’t leave his townhouse unless it’s necessary. He has responsibilities and people who depend on him. All he wants is to disappear from the world. He doesn’t do well in large gatherings and lacks social graces.

Fin and Lulia have a history. One that neither one has forgotten. When they meet again they are drawn together. After that chance meeting they share a magical kiss. Along the way they discover that sometimes the one thing a person needs isn’t what they would expect.


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Lord of Chance

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Rogues to Riches Book 1 

by Erica Ridley

File Size: 5495 KB

Print Length: 267 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: WebMotion

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01N0ZTT1U

Digital List Price: $4.99

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From a New York Times bestselling author comes a high-spirited Regency romance. Disgraced Charlotte flees London for a fresh Scottish start, but a surprise turn leaves her married to rakish Anthony Fairfax!

Disguised as a country miss, Charlotte Devon flees London, desperate to leave her tattered reputation behind. In Scotland, her estranged father’s noble blood will finally make her a respectable debutante. Except she finds herself accidentally wed to a devil-may-care rogue with a sinful smile. He’s the last thing she needs…and everything her traitorous heart desires.

Charming rake Anthony Fairfax is on holiday to seek his fortune…and escape his creditors. When an irresistible Lady Luck wins him in a game of chance—and a slight mishap has them leg-shackled by dawn—the tables have finally turned in his favor. But when past demons catch up to them, holding on to new love will mean destroying their dreams forever.

Excerpt:

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Charlotte harrumphed to hide her amusement. “How are you at pressing wrinkles from gowns?”

“Let me assure you,” Mr. Fairfax informed her with utter seriousness, “that I have never worn a wrinkled gown in all my life.”

“Very gentlemanly.” She tried not to smile. “Let’s see your skill as maid-of-all-work, then. My gowns are in the wardrobe, as is my traveling iron. See what you can do.”

“At your service.” He bowed, then turned and marched to the wardrobe like a soldier off to war.

Now that he couldn’t see her, she let herself grin. The man was incorrigible… but she couldn’t help but find his frankness humanizing and his silliness refreshing. “You’re certain you know what you’re about with those gowns?”

“You will think my valet pressed them,” he called back in a tone filled with such portent that Charlotte half expected her muslins to be dotted with burns in the shape of smoothing irons.

It would almost be worth it, just to have this one night. This memory of a man above her station treating her as if she were above his. Of being an equal, rather than an object incapable of feelings or rights of her own. Of feeling… happy. She hugged herself in astonishment. When was the last time she’d felt safe enough and carefree enough to be happy?

She gazed wistfully at his strong back as he placed the iron in the fire. He smoothed out the first gown on the chaise longue before dampening the wrinkled material with water from the pitcher.

A man like this was even more dangerous than the sort who usually approached her, she realized in surprise. A man like this wouldn’t just take what he wanted. He’d make her want to give it to him of her own free will. Desire him. Long for his kisses. Plead for more.

She forced herself to look away.

No. She would not be like her mother. She had promised herself that the first time she’d seen her mother cry. Charlotte’s life would be different. She’d find a way to be respectable if it killed her.

Which meant keeping her distance from the tempting Mr. Fairfax. No matter what happened.

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My Thoughts:

Reviewed at NetGalley & Amazon April 12th, 2017

In this first book of her newest series Erica Ridley brings us a dissolute and charming rake who can not stay away from games of chance and any sort of gambling. He has lost repeatedly but still can’t resist the chance to win it all back.

Our heroine is the illegitimate daughter of a lady of the night and a nobleman. She has left London to find her estranged father. She needs money to help her along the way and joins the card game in which our hero is winning.

Can this pair thrown together by odd circumstances find love or will they part after living out this farce?

I enjoyed this book and even read it twice before leaving my review.
I look forward to subsequent additions to this new series.

I gave this book 4 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames. It is a mildly sensual read with almost no sexual interaction.

I was invited by the publisher to read this book and received a complimentary digital ARC via NetGalley.
This in no way affected my opinion and I have voluntarily left this review.



A Holiday Freebie!

A Secret Christmas

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Chase Family Series

The Flowers Book 4

by Lauren Royal

File Size: 1072 KB

Print Length: 218 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Novelty Books

Publication Date: October 10, 2017; 2nd edition

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B073YFVGBZ

Digital List Price: $0.99

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From a New York Times Bestselling Author…

England, 1651:

Christmas has been outlawed by the new Commonwealth government—but that won’t stop Lady Chrystabel Trevor from embracing the holiday spirit. When she finds herself snowed in with handsome and intriguing Joseph Ashcroft, the Viscount Tremayne, merrymaking leads to mayhem. In a time of fear and oppression, can the magic of Christmas bring two hearts together?

BOOK DETAILS

A complete, standalone novel—no cliffhangers!

Series: Chase Family Series: The Flowers, Book 4
Style: Humorous historical romance
Length: 50,000 words (about 200 standard pages)
Bonus Material: Author’s Note, preview of next book, link to giveaway
R-rated Content: Steamy love scenes!

REVIEWS

“A captivating historical romance. Fans of Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare will love Lauren Royal!”
—Glynnis Campbell, USA Today Bestselling Author

CONNECTING BOOKS

While A SECRET CHRISTMAS can be read as a stand-alone novel, many readers enjoy reading it as part of a series. All of Lauren’s books feature Chase family members. Should you wish to read them in series order, this is the sequence:

PLEASE NOTE:

This version of Chrystabel & Joseph’s romance contains steamy love scenes.

If you prefer Sweet & Clean (kisses only) romance, there is an alternate version titled

“The Cavalier’s Christmas Bride” by Lauren Royal & Devon Royal.



I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

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My New Release Review of

I’ll Always Love You

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by Ella Quinn

File Size: 791 KB

Publisher: Zebra 

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

Language: English

ASIN: B07B75Q9W9

When it comes to love, there’s never a dull moment in the Worthingtons’ extended family circle . . . 

Gerald, Earl Elliott, has finally decided to marry. Unfortunately, he seems only to fall for a lady once she is engaged to another. When his close friend, the Duke of Rothwell, asks him to look out for his sister, Lady Lucinda Hughlot, during her first London Season, Gerald is happy to oblige. After all, it will put him even more conveniently in the way of eligible ladies. Yet he’s completely oblivious to Lucinda’s growing attraction to him . . .

Lucinda is thrilled to finally be having her Season. Her mother would be thrilled as well except for the scandal the late duke caused before his death. To avoid gossip, the dowager duchess has decided an arranged match will cover her chaperoning duties. Lucinda, however, is far from pleased with her mother’s choice of the Marquis of Quorndon—especially with her heart set on Lord Elliott. There is only one solution: Lucinda will find a lady for Quorndon. Then she will convince Lord Elliott of their love—and together they will convince her mother. All it will require are good theatrical skills—and a very genuine kiss . . .

My Thoughts:

Ella Quinn has written another enjoyable romance in this latest novella in the Worthington’s series.
I’ll always love you is Lucinda’s brief journey to love. 
Determined to have the man of her own choosing Lucinda just can’t see herself tied to the man her mother wants for her for the rest of her life. Therefore after meeting the man she concocts a scheme to find someone else for him. Sooner than expected that very lady falls right into Lucinda’s lap.
Now with that little obstacle out of the way she can get down to the business of the man she really wants.
I read this lovely novella in one sitting. The language is very true to the times and although I would have liked the story to be more fleshed out, I found the characters to be delightful.
I gave this short read 4.45 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. This is a mostly sweet novella with limited intimacy as would be expected in the time frame of this book.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

I’ll Always Love You is a novella in the bestselling Worthingtons Series!



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