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From France With Love

From France, With Love

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(League of Unweddable Gentlemen #1)

by Tamara Gill 

File Size: 2899 KB

Print Length: 264 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Tamara Gill

Publication Date: August 20, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07SJ8PLNT

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Synopsis:

She was banished from England…and she banished him from her heart.

Upon her return to England following her father’s death, Miss Ava Knight becomes the owner of one of the largest racehorse estates in the country. There’s only one problem: the future of the estate requires a strong breeding program with the services of a stallion named, Titan. A shame that the horse is owned by a man she swore to never see again.

The Duke of Whitstone, Tate Wells, was heartbroken when Ava abandoned him on the night of their elopement, and he vowed to never lay eyes on Ava again. Despite Tate’s unwillingness to forgive Ava, she comes to his aid during a deliberately lit fire at his estate. Someone is determined to destroy them. Now, the two are forced to work together to ensure the safety of their horses and their homes. Will their previous feelings for each other rekindle their love, or will their feelings stall out at the starting gates?

My Thoughts:

She was banished from England…and she banished him from her heart.

Ava is under the impression that Tate deceived her all those years ago when they were to elope to gretna green.

Tate is under a similar impression as both received notes saying they had made a mistake.

Upon her return to England following her father’s death, Miss Ava Knight becomes the owner of one of the largest racehorse estates in the country. There’s only one problem: the future of the estate requires a strong breeding program with the services of a stallion named, Titan. A shame that the horse is owned by a man she swore to never see again.

The Duke of Whitstone, Tate Wells, was heartbroken when Ava abandoned him on the night of their elopement, and he vowed to never lay eyes on Ava again. Despite Tate’s unwillingness to forgive Ava, she comes to his aid during a deliberately lit fire at his estate.

Now they discover there was a ruse perpetrated by their parents. Only one of those who deceived them still lives, the dowager duchess, Tate’s mother but will she admit to the truth?
Still Tate is determined to get the only woman he has ever loved back.

I read this book in one sitting. I do admit to loving this author’s writing style but this seemed like a warmed over trope. I did breeze through the book but could only give it 4 of 5 stars because of this being a much used scenario.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to read but had also pre-ordered the title.

This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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The Duke of Ruin

The Duke of Ruin

(The Untouchables Book 8)

by Darcy Burke

File Size: 4279 KB

Print Length: 306 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Darcy Burke Publishing

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B078NQG277

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Publisher’s Description:

With her betrothal to a duke in tatters and scandal imminent, Diana Kingman has two choices: live in certain ignominy or flee into obscurity. Diana wants solitude. She never wished to wed in the first place. However, her father will stop at nothing to betroth her to one of the finest titles in the realm…no matter how loathsome the bearer. Escape is Diana’s only option, and she’ll pay any price to achieve freedom.

Universally blamed for the death of his wife and unborn child, Simon Hastings doesn’t dispute his guilt over an accident he cannot even remember. He hasn’t had a drink since, nor a moment’s peace. Determined to be a better man, Simon rescues a young woman in need—only to be accused of kidnapping. They must marry to save him from prison. But how can a man haunted by the love he lost and a woman afraid to get too close find happiness together?

My Thoughts:

Reviewed March 27, 2018

I loved this book and most of the others in this series.
Although the author recently sent me an updated version, I had already read the original one and have yet to read the new version.
My review therefore is for the original ARC.

Diana really wants no part of marriage, but her parents have groomed her to be a Duchess and a Duchess she will be if her father has his say.
She has been betrothed to a Duke but that man wishes to cry off because he is in love with another and wants nothing more than to make that woman his Duchess. He sends Simon Hastings to break the news to Diana and what ensues is a wonderfully written regency romp.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development even though there were some historical facts that were in error. This is a fictional work therefore I tend to overlook them. I look forward to reading this reworked version of this book.

The sensual rating I gave this book is 3.75 of 5.0 flames.
Our hero works up to his seduction of his bride to try to make it both memorable and emotionally acceptable for the untouched young lady.

I received a complimentary digital ARC copy of this book to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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How about some $0.99 reads for the next week only?

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Hired Heart ~$0.99

My Christmas Soldier ~ $0.99

Winter’s Flame ~ $0.99

Publisher’s Description:

Winter's FlamePassion ignites and the sparks fly when a border lord and a noblewoman skilled at the forge are brought together under unusual circumstances.

Lady Winter has always been curious since childhood and even though she is a noblewoman, she has learned from the best blacksmith to be skilled at the forge. While at her sister’s wedding in Ravenscar, she decides to stay and help the blacksmith who trained her. His eyesight is failing and although he was once the best blacksmith in all England, now he is doomed without Winter’s help. The late lord Ravenscar made a deal with Sir Martin de Grey of Northumberland. The blacksmith is to forge a sword from the finest Damascus steel, but to insure that Lord de Grey gets it, he’s taken the man’s son in exchange.

Sir Martin de Grey arrives in Ravenscar to collect his sword. He needs it to go up against his enemy – Clan Dunbar in an age-old feud. Martin’s brother is imprisoned and he will do anything to save him. But when he discovers his sword is not ready and the man he made the deal with is dead, he takes drastic measures. He brings the blacksmith and his daughter to Castle Heaton to finish forging the sword. While there, he finds himself immensely attracted to the beautiful commoner’s daughter.

Winter finds herself in a predicament. Sir Martin de Grey has mistaken her for the blacksmith’s daughter since she was working in the forge. Now, to tell him the truth would risk her friend never seeing his son again.

Sparks will fly when the truth is revealed and circumstances turn lovers against each other. But with passion hotter than the fires of the forge between Winter and Martin, can something that started as lust turn into an undying love between them?

My Thoughts:

This is the final book in this series.
It is not in this reader’s opinion the best one, though it is good.

Winter enjoys helping out the blacksmith who is loosing his eyesight.
When she discovers his problem she decides she will craft the sword that is the price asked by Sir Martin de Grey for the return of the smithy’s son.

Sir Martin de Grey wants this sword to vanquish his enemy and bring his brother back from captivity by the neighbouring Scot.

Mistaken for the daughter of the blacksmith because she is helping in the forge Winter finds herself traveling to Sir Martin’s castle along with the blacksmith.

Due to the man’s eyesight she must find a way to craft the sword herself without Martin’s knowledge.

How will this convoluted story end? Will Winter continue to fool Martin with her deception?

I gave this book 3.75 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization and a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames. The intimacy is very hot and equally well written although I found the characters somewhat lacking in this particular book.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author to read for review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book or the series which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


Destiny’s Kiss ~ $0.99

Silent Knight ~ $0.99


Mistletoe and Chain Mail ~ $0.99

Publisher’s Description:

Mistletoe and Chainmail CoverSir Adam de Ware is on a mission as a spy for King Edward III. He is sent to Cavendish Castle to investigate some odd behavior from the earl. If he succeeds to get answers for the king, he will be rewarded when the mission is completed. Wanting to get close to the earl’s daughter, the cold-hearted Lady Eva to find out more, Adam decides to seduce her. But the only way to seduce a woman like this is to appeal to what she most desires, and that is sumptuous food! Adam uses his unique skill of being able to cook delectable holiday dishes to lure the woman closer.

Lady Eva Cavendish will do anything to protect her father’s secret, even forging missives to the king in her father’s name. But when Sir Adam shows up at her doorstep on Christmas Eve with a roasted goose and all the fixings to offer, she finds that she can’t turn him away. Since the death of her mother, the kitchen servants haven’t been able to serve an edible dish and she longs for properly prepared food for the Christmastide season.

When the Lord of Misrule proclaims that Sir Adam will be cooking in the castle’s kitchen during the twelve days of Christmas, Lady Eva cannot go against the custom of the twisted holiday tradition. And when Sir Adam starts to seduce her with everything from Partridge with Pears, to French Hens, to Collie Bird Pie, she finds his talents alluring and starts to fall for him.

Amidst the deceit, how long will the romance keep cooking? And will someone get burned in the end?

My Thoughts:

Experience a medieval Christmas in authentic detail in this first book of the Holiday Knights Series.

Sir Adam de Ware is on a mission as a spy for King Edward III. He is sent to Cavendish Castle to investigate some odd behavior from the earl. If he succeeds to get answers for the king, he will be rewarded when the mission is completed.

Lady Eva Cavendish will do anything to protect her father’s secret, even forging missives to the king in her father’s name. But when Sir Adam shows up at her doorstep on Christmas Eve with a roasted goose and all the fixings to offer, she finds that she can’t turn him away.

This is a delightfully humorous holiday novella by Elizabeth Rose.

The angst and attraction between our hero and heroine make it an interesting and well written read.
This not to be missed novella by fans of this author is a quick read.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization. It is a sweet/clean read with no sexual interaction. It is like a fairy tale in that sense and could be shared with your teen or even pre-teen.

I received a free copy of this book from the author, thoughts and opinions are my own.


Heart of Ice: Snow Queen ~ $0.99

The Gift – included in Behind the Chain Mail ~ $0.99



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