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The Duke I Tempted

Secrets of Charlotte Street, Book #1

by Scarlett Peckham

File Size: 1432 KB

Print Length: 318 pages

Publisher: NYLA (July 31, 2018)

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07CW2DVNQ

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SYNOPSIS:

He’s controlled. Meticulous. Immaculate. No one would expect the proper Duke of The Duke I Tempted CoverWestmead to be a member of London’s most illicit secret club. Least of all: his future wife.

Having overcome financial ruin and redeemed his family name to become the most legendary investor in London, the Duke of Westmead needs to secure his holdings by producing an heir. Which means he must find a wife who won’t discover his secret craving to spend his nights on his knees – or make demands on his long scarred-over heart.

Poppy Cavendish is not that type of woman. An ambitious self-taught botanist designing the garden ballroom in which Westmead plans to woo a bride, Poppy has struggled against convention all her life to secure her hard-won independence. She wants the capital to expand her exotic nursery business – not a husband.

But there is something so compelling about Westmead, with his starchy bearing and impossibly kind eyes — that when an accidental scandal makes marriage to the duke the only means to save her nursery, Poppy worries she wants more than the title he is offering. The arrangement is meant to be just business. A greenhouse for an heir. But Poppy yearns to unravel her husband’s secrets – and to tempt the duke to risk his heart.

Fair readers, a note on content: This book contains a LOT of angst and touches things like grief over the loss of loved ones, unconventional marital arrangements and BDSM. No spoilers here but if that sounds iffy check out the reviews.

MY THOUGHTS;

This new to me author has produced a tale with so many twists and turns that there is a new discovery around every corner.
Our heroine prefers to make her own way and never intends to marry, but along comes the proper Duke of Westmead with his secret proclivity for bondage. He doesn’t just want to be dominated but owns part of the club that allows him to practice this secret.
Poppy prefers her plants to most everything else and is very surprised to find herself falling in love with this secretive and seemingly controlled man.
Will their mutual need to keep the truth away from each other be the end to their marriage of convenience?
Will the discovery of those truths be what ends it all?
I gave this well written book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy between our pair is surprising to all concerned. If it contained more of the bondage factor I can honestly say I would not have finished this book but as it was a very discreet factor in this story I couldn’t put it down once I started it.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


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The Earl I Ruined

Secrets of Charlotte Street, Book #2

by Scarlett Peckham

File Size: 1702 KB

Print Length: 314 pages

Publisher: NYLA

Publication Date: December 11, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07H9D4HNP

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SYNOPSIS:

 

The Earl I RuinedShe’s beautiful, rich, and reckless…

When Lady Constance Stonewell accidentally ruins the Earl of Apthorp’s entire future with her gossip column, she does what any honorable young lady must: offer her hand in marriage. Or, at the very least, stage a whirlwind fake engagement to repair his reputation. Never mind that it means spending a month with the dullest man in England. Or the fact that he disapproves of everything she holds dear.

He’s supposedly the most boring politician in the House of Lords…

Julian Haywood, the Earl of Apthorp, is on the cusp of finally proving himself to be the man he’s always wanted to be when his future is destroyed in a single afternoon. When the woman he’s secretly in love with confesses she’s at fault, it isn’t just his life that is shattered: it’s his heart.

They have a month to clear his name and convince society they are madly in love…

But when Constance discovers her faux-intended is decidedly more than meets the eye—not to mention adept at shocking forms of wickedness—she finds herself falling for him.

There’s only one problem: he can’t forgive her for breaking his heart.

 

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MY THOUGHTS:

 

I laughed until I cried, particularly in the first half of this delightful book. I read the first book but came away unimpressed. I am so thankful that I gave this author a second chance because this one was close to being a masterpiece.
Constance simply can’t keep her nose out of things better left alone and Julian is once again the target.
If these two have unresolved feelings for one another you would never know it. Particularly if their treatments for each other were the indicators.
This second book in this series far surpasses book one in both depth and entertainment value.
I gave it 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a medium heat sensual rating.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book by invitation from the publisher.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed volun
tarily.

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The Lord I Left

Secrets of Charlotte Street, Book Three

by Scarlett Peckham

Publisher: NYLA

Publication Date: January 27, 2020

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07YBKL6VC

LordILeft680x453He’s a minister to whores… She’s a fallen woman…

Lord Lieutenant Henry Evesham is an evangelical reformer charged with investigating the flesh trade in London. His visits to bawdy houses leave him with a burning desire to help sinners who’ve lost their innocence to vice—even if the temptations of their world test his vow not to lose his moral compass…again.

As apprentice to London’s most notorious whipping governess, Alice Hull is on the cusp of abandoning her quiet, rural roots for the city’s swirl of provocative ideas and pleasures—until a family tragedy upends her dreams and leaves her desperate to get home. When the handsome, pious Lord Lieutenant offers her a ride despite the coming blizzard, she knows he is her best chance to reach her ailing mother—even if she doesn’t trust him.

He has the power to destroy her… She has the power to undo him…

As they struggle to travel the snow-swept countryside, they find their suspicion of each other thawing into a longing that leaves them both shaken. Alice stirs Henry’s deepest fantasies, and he awakens parts of her she thought she’d foresworn years ago. But Henry is considering new regulations that threaten the people Alice holds dear, and association with a woman like Alice would threaten Henry’s reputation if he allowed himself to get too close.

Is falling for the wrong person a test of faith …or a chance at unimagined grace?

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A note on content. This book contains explicit sex; portrayals of kink and prostitution; themes of parental mortality; depiction of religious faith and alienation; allusions to disordered eating; and quite a lot of cursing. It is brooding, wintry and gothic in mood.



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UNMASKING THE EARL 

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Devastated by the disappearance of his sister, the Earl of Stranraer has gone to extraordinary lengths to find the notorious rake responsible, and enters his household incognito to wreak his vengeance. But his enemy has an unexpected protector—the innocent but headstrong Miss Cassandra Blythe.

Cassie is determined to learn the art of seduction. But she is blindsided by her body’s thrilling response to the wrong man—a mysterious servant who shows up at the most inauspicious moments to spoil her lessons in love with warnings of her imminent ruin. When she learns the handsome servant’s identity and the reason for his deception, she resolves to help Stranraer, but only if he abandons his vow to destroy his enemy.

The earl is sorely tempted give the meddlesome beauty a lesson in seduction she’ll never forget. But she turns the tables, and he gets his own lesson in forgiveness…and love.

 

My Thoughts:


Having only recently discovered this author I must say that I found this second book of the Wayward in Wessex series even better than book one.

The characters are very well thought out and the storyline captures and keeps your attention.

Cassie is certain that her future lies with her childhood friend. She has after all been in love with him for years, so she enlists the aid of a notorious rake to teach her the ins and outs of attracting the attention of the man she has loved since she was thirteen.

Edmund, Earl of Stranraer is undercover as a servant in the household of the man he is certain has everything to do with his sister’s disappearance.
His attempt to become Cassie’s protector turns into something quite different.
Will Cassie’s penchant for helping those who have befriended and attempted to help her turn into love or hate between herself and the earl?

This well written tale scores 4.75 of 5 stars from me for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.

I look forward to additional titles in this series.

Although this is book #2 in the series, I believe it reads well as a standalone title.

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

A TREACHEROUS ENGAGEMENT

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She has to marry one of them, but she can’t trust either.
Miss Phoebe Duvall needs money to avoid the destruction of her family home. Her father’s gone missing, her aunt is ill, and she can’t claim a generous trust fund unless she can find a husband in a hurry.
Her villainous new employer, Charles Addyman, uncovers her secret and forces her into an engagement. Phoebe’s only hope lies with her dashingly attractive but eccentric neighbour, Mr Goodrich. Problem is, how can she trust a man who’s always in disguise?
When the villainous Addyman claims he can rescue her father, she’s faced with a desperate decision. Does she renounce all hope of a happy marriage and protect a traitor?
Or accept Goodrich’s offer, and risk her father’s life?

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