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MY REVIEW of

2018 Rone© Awards Nominee

Historical/Ancient Category

SUMMER’S REIGN

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Seasons of Fortitude, Book #2

by Elizabeth Rose

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Book 2 

At a young age, Summer has sacrificed herself for the sake of her family by marrying the evil and abusive Baron Mowbray of Suffolk. A few years after birthing him a son, the baron mysteriously dies, leaving her toddler heir to his estate. The king grants Summer one month to find and marry a man of her choice. But Summer would never consider marrying any relative of her late husband, especially not his domineering nephew. 

Sir Warren Mowbray returns from battle to find his uncle has died and with him went the man’s promise that Warren would inherit his holdings. Now, to add insult to injury, the king has assigned him as the widow’s guardian and advisor while the woman chooses a husband. Once he arrives at the castle, he discovers Summer is a beautiful, smart, determined woman but with a mind of her own. He plans to woo her, but she wants nothing to do with him. 

Can a strong, determined woman and a controlling warrior find love between them or will they destroy each other first? 

My Thoughts:

What starts out as a serious story of an abused bride turns into a delightful mixture of mystery and love with a decidedly comical nature.

Summer chose to marry the baron in the place of another. After all he only wanted a bride to give him sons. After three unsuccessful pregnancies, she has given birth to a stillborn son.

The cruel man states she is to report to his chambers the same night after giving birth to submit to him once again in an effort to again conceive. Summer falls asleep and fails to appear until the next morning. When she goes in search of her young son who had been taken from her by the baron after she gave birth to the stillborn babe she finds her husband dead. He is thought to have died in his sleep until the arrival of his nephew who suspects foul play.

Sir Warren is the baron’s nephew who has been assigned the duty of being Summer’s guardian by the king. He doesn’t immediately suspect that his uncle’s death is not just what it seems, but he soon begins to think otherwise.

Can Warren and Summer get past this inauspicious beginning and find love?

This story takes a comical turn when Warren begins to desire Summer and due to stress and a lack of sleep acts on his desire by sleepwalking.
Summer constantly finds him in her room and in her bed. Although nothing untoward happens she decides to make him think otherwise by planting a story of love making in the mind of Warren’s manservant.

This is a story filled with mystery and the search for a murderer but still has a comical nature.

I liked this book more than I did book #1, Spring’s story, Highland Spring.

Both are well written but to me this one was more compelling.

I gave this book 4.25 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 2.5 of 5 flames.

Most of the scenes that could have been really heated turned comical because of our hero’s habit of sleepwalking.

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



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by Elizabeth Rose

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Releases July 6th, 2018

The Lady Captive: 
Being a daughter of one of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown proves to be a blessing as well as a curse for Fia Douglas. Having both English and Scottish blood, she is being fostered in Northumberland per the late English king’s wishes. This puts her far from her beloved family and homeland of Scotland. 

When war breaks out between England and Scotland, Fia finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alone with a wounded Highland spy in the late queen’s secret garden, she ends up being kidnapped by the Scot and brought back to the Highlands where she is now a prisoner in her own land.

The Highland Laird: 
Laird Alastair MacPherson is wounded and left for dead after being ambushed on English soil. When he stumbles into a secret garden in the woods to find refuge, he discovers a red-haired beauty whose life he’s saved several years earlier. She is inclined to help him so she can pay back the favor. But when his life is threatened once again, he is backed into a corner and has no choice but to use her as a hostage to escape.

Can a rugged Highlander love a lass whose secrets threaten to ruin his one chance at redemption? And will a woman who has fallen in love with her captor, be able to betray him if necessary?



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Elizabeth would also like to invite you to join her on Thursday April 19th to celebrate the release of her book Forbidden: Claude (Second in Command Series Book 2).

The party starts at 5pm Central with a live video where Elizabeth will be answering your questions; there will also be guest authors stopping by and lots of giveaways and prizes and free books.

Just head over to the party page and click “Going” (and turn your notifications on) – and while you’re there, get entered in her pre-party giveaway by leaving a question in the comments on this post!


My Pre-Release Review of

FORBIDDEN
CLAUDE

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Publisher’s Description:

The heartbroken knight. The runaway bride.

A love between them that is Forbidden! 

The Heartbroken Knight: 
Frenchman Sir Claude Montague returns to England still in love with Lady Rose after she has broken his heart eight years ago. She is now married and wants him by her side in her husband’s absence, as she is about to give birth to her first baby. He would do anything for Rose, but can he let go of the thoughts that bind him to his past, making him wish he were her husband? 

The Runaway Bride: 
Lady Evelina Du Pont escapes France and travels to England in disguise, running from an unwanted betrothal to an evil lord. She wants time to find a husband on her own and is looking for a man who will be loyal, protect her, and treat her kindly. Evelina is looking for love! First posing as a nursemaid, she is accepted at Briarbeck Castle where she hunts for the perfect husband. But with the suspicious Sir Claude getting in her way, she cannot restrain herself from pointing out his flaws. 

With Claude’s attention taken by the boisterous but beautiful Evelina, he finds a new home for his misplaced love. However, Claude is a knight and she is naught but a servant. Falling in love with a woman of a different status is highly forbidden. 

Will a woman searching for a man to love, have her secret identity exposed by a knight who is living with a broken heart from the past? Or will the past and the future collide, causing both Claude and Evelina to change their ways before they realize the present isn’t always as it seems? 

Forbidden:

Claude, is the story of the son of the hero and heroine from The Baron’s Destiny – Book 3 of the Barons of the Cinque Ports Series. While it is recommended to read that book first so that no surprises will be ruined, it is a standalone book that can be read by itself without prior knowledge of any other series.

My Thoughts:

This book unlike most I have read by this Author has no magic involved.
This is a well written medieval tale of a young man who as a teen became infatuated with his friend. She was in love with another and married that man instead.
Now Rose and her husband have asked Claude to watch over her while her husband is away. Rose is imminently expecting a child and having lost two previously she is frightened and would like the company of her friend.
Evelina is a French lady hiding,disguised as a nursemaid from a cruel betrothed. She is attracted to Claude even though she fights it. And he is attracted to her even though he doesn’t trust her.

Will their attraction for each other then into love? Will Evelina reveal the truth to Claude?

I gave this short read 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. There is only one physically intimate passage in this book but it is rather sensual.

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

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Return of the Lycan King, Book 2: Lex and Elizabeth Blog Tour & Giveaway

ROTLK2_BadgeLex and Elizabeth can finally be together as mates. But the Lycan who killed her is back, and he’s threatening the King. Will they be able to bring down the threat to their future happiness, or will Elizabeth’s fears tear them apart? Find out in the newest edge of your seat title in Candace Blackburn’s Return of the Lycan King Trilogy!

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About Return of the Lycan King: Book 2: Lex and Elizabeth

Title

Return of the Lycan King:

Book 2 Lex and Elizabeth

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Author: Candace Blackburn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Publisher: Candace Blackburn
Series: Return of the Lycan King Trilogy
Format: Digital eBook
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Synopsis:

Lex thought he’d lost her, but Elizabeth is back and she is his mate. But between her getting used to life as a Lycan, threats from dangerous elements looming over their heads and very odd changes in the Lycan kingdom happening all around them, nothing will be easy. Lex and Elizabeth’s love has to be the strength to pull them through.

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Excerpt:

Copyright © 2018 Return of the Lycan King: Book 2 Lex and Elizabeth
Candace Blackburn

“Alexei, are you okay?”

“No. I’m not.” He turned, facing her now but still staying by the window. Keeping distance between them. “If those two… damnable women had not drugged my stew. If you hadn’t seen me with them. If you hadn’t been attacked. So many what ifs, and so many lost years. All this time, we could’ve been together. We could’ve had every night together. Met every morning in each other’s arms.” He slashed his arm through the air.

“No weeks or months spent wondering if I’d get to see you again. No missing you with every beat of my heart.” The tears steadily flowed. His canines had dropped, and his eyes held the unmistakable telltale yellow of a transitioned Lycan. Claws tipped his fingers. Wolf and man seemed to battle for control, and Lex was emotionally raw. “So many nights I wished you were there, so I could tell you I loved you. Every night, I prayed you were safe. And many nights, I asked God why you couldn’t be mine. But. You. Were. And the idiocy of three people cost us two thousand years of happiness.”

“You’re right,” she said as she rose off the bed. “I can’t understand why any of this happened. I’ve questioned the very same thing, and can find no answer. But we’re here together now. And isn’t that what counts?” He watched as she took slow steps toward him, and his expression slowly began to soften. “In a matter of speaking, you claimed me that night in Portugal, and we’ve been together since.”

His eyes momentarily widened in surprise. “Yes, but we spent so many nights apart. Nothing should have separated us. Nothing.” He was right. There was no sense trying to talk him down when she believed what Lex said just as strongly as he did. “You mentioned Portugal. Were you following me?”

Nodding slowly, she now stood in front of him. “Yes. Jules made sure I had control of my hungers, and taught me how to use my strengths. Once that was done, and I was confident in my abilities, I went in search of you. By that time, you were serving the King. And I followed you on your missions.”
“When I saw you, I damned near lost track of what I was doing.”

She smiled, remembering making eye contact with Lex for the first time. The sensation was electric, the pull of a Lycan mate bond weakened, but still present. “But you did your job, and then you came to me.”

His claws retracted, and a smile curling his full lips, he nodded. “And then I came to you.” He pulled her into his arms, and embraced her firmly. “I mourn all the moments we lost.”
“As do I, Alexei. But we have the future.”
His chest shook as he exhaled a ragged breath. “Yes we do. I can’t lose you again, Elizabeth.”
“I’m here now, and I’m not going anywhere.”

Other Books in the Return of the Lycan King Trilogy:

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Return of the Lycan King:

Book 1 Nicholas and Kristen

One life, one mate. Nicholas Konstantine has been waiting over a thousand years for his mate. But when he finds her, she’s completely unaware of her Lycan biology, and she’s battling her own personal demons.

Kristen O’Connor is a recovering addict, with some major trust issues. By not letting anyone get close, she won’t get hurt. Yet after one meetiing with Nicholas, her walls are crumbling, and she wants more with this man.

But Nicholas reveals his Lycan side, and hers as well. In addition, ghosts from both of their pasts come back to haunt them. Will they face everything together, or will Kristen’s fears be stronger than her love?

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About Candace Blackburn:

image1Candace makes her home in North Carolina with her high school sweetheart husband and their two sons. She’s an indie author who has published two previous romances (with a bit of fantasy in each), Tristan’s Redemption and Nate’s Forgiveness. Her current works are all paranormal romance (her favorite genre to read!) and are set in her home state. She loves coffee, cold weather, the Boston Red Sox, the Carolina Panthers, and hearing from fans.

 

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2018 RITA© AWARDS FINALISTS

The Scoundrel’s Honor

RITA© Award Finalist for Best Historical (long)

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Sinful Brides Book 2

by Christi Caldwell

Reviewed at NetGalley: Feb. 12th, 2017

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Print Length: 354 pages

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: February 14, 2017

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In the second installment of USA Today bestselling author Christi Caldwell’s Sinful Brides series, a noblewoman risks her reputation—and her heart—on London’s most notorious gaming proprietor.

 

Publisher’s Description:

London, 1822.

Thanks to her older siblings, Lady Penelope Tidemore is no stranger to scandal. In order for her to make a good match, her secret longings for intrigue and romance must be quelled. Yet it is through terrible mischance that Penelope is caught in a compromising position—however innocent—with the darkly enigmatic viscount Ryker Black.

Mr. Black is no gentleman. Raised from the streets and proprietor of the most notorious gaming hell in London, Black lives in a world filled with debauchery and danger. Taking a Society wife from the very ton he despises is not part of his plan, even if the innocent Penelope turns his blood hot with desire.

But Penelope isn’t afraid of Mr. Black, and she soon discovers that his reputation as a scoundrel may be designed to hide a surprising vulnerability. As this unlikely husband and wife grow closer, they learn that what started as chance could end up sealing their fates.

My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this tale by Christi Caldwell about two totally unsuited people.
Our hero is the bastard son of a Duke who grew up on the streets. Our heroine was born into the nobility with siblings that tend to cause scandal wherever they go.
Penelope vows to not repeat the errors of her family. However fate has a say in that end.
I fell in love with these characters and look forward to the younger sister, Poppy’s story. I’m certain Ms. Caldwell will continue to amaze us.
This is book #2 of the Sinful Brides Series and I have read both. This story makes the reader both laugh and cry, with its emotional rollercoaster.
I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization. This sensual story gets 3 of 5 flames for heat and sensuality.
I highly recommend this read. It is not necessary to read book one to enjoy this title. It reads quite well as a standalone book.



My Review of

Mad for the Marquess

RITA© Award Finalist for Best Historical (long)

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Reluctant Hearts Book 1

by Jess Russell

Reviewed at Netgalley: July 27th, 2017

File Size: 2709 KB

Print Length: 446 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1509215336

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Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Publication Date: July 14, 2017

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Language: English

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Publisher’s Description:

James Drake, Marquess of Devlin, had everything—until he was found covered in blood, standing over a dead girl. Now locked away in a madhouse, he has one short year to recover his memories and prove his sanity, or be condemned for life. But the demons inside Devlin’s head are far easier to battle than the evil surrounding him at Ballencrieff Asylum.

Anne Winton hardly expects to find her calling—or love—while working in a lunatic asylum. But despite all warnings, the “Mad Marquess” proves dangerously fascinating to innocent Anne. She vows to save him not only from his adversaries, but from himself.

Initially, Anne is only a pawn in Devlin’s bid to gain his freedom, until he begins to see her not just as a means to an end, but as a beautifully passionate woman. He must choose: compromise the woman he loves, or languish forever in hell.

My Thoughts:

This is the first time I have read this author’s work but hopefully not the last.
It is amazing at times how far society has come with their conception of mental illness. In the past people with mental instability were locked away and treated very badly. Their mistreatment often lead to their death or was detrimental to their health in general.
This heart rending tale of a man with only a slight affliction accused of a murder he has no memory of committing is an excellent example as to what society did to these unfortunate people.
I realize the author has toned down the “treatment” that people received in the past by using the mildest forms in this story but it does give the reader an excellent glimpse of the bias of society in those times.
James and Anne’s story is a very moving, sometimes funny but more often sad tale.
Will Anne’s passionate need to help this lord turn into an undying love or a tragic ending?
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4.5 of 5.0 flames. The underlying characters in this story are very interesting and essential to the plot. The sensual nature is very heated even though not so much physically, it has an undeniable sensuality.
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 book.



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Enjoy the first three books of the award-winning McCutcheon Family series in this special offering. The ten book western historical saga follows the McCutcheon family, as well as the characters of Y Knot, Montana Territory and Rio Wells, Texas from 1883 to 1887. 


Book 1: MONTANA DAWN

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When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family’s cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.Luke, third son of Montana’s wealthy McCutcheon family, is different from his brothers. As the offspring of a Cheyenne warrior, he carries a chip on his shoulder for all to see. His flashing eyes and handsome face make Faith feel she’s stepped into some long-ago tale where men cherish their women–and keep them safe. If only she could trust him! Faith is on the run, and although she’s pampered and protected by Luke and his family, she just can’t risk the consequences of sharing the details of her past–one that’s hunting to take her back to the nightmare she’s just escaped. Happy-ever-afters are for fairytales, she reminds herself sternly as her heart feels the warm pull of his. Still, she can’t help but dream of a loving family, a home to call her own, a beautiful and bright…Montana Dawn.

Book 2: TEXAS TWILIGHT
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Texas Badlands, 1886
Fresh out of medical school, John McCutcheon finds his stagecoach under attack by brutal outlaws. With the help of a feisty acquaintance, Lily Anthony, he manages to fend off the assault. Lily is attracted to the charming cowboy-doctor, with his chiseled good looks and teasing ways, then heartbroken to learn he’s engaged to be married.

Once settled in Rio Wells, Texas, John tries to ignore the fact that his cousin has taken a shine to Lily. When a bounty hunter shows up looking for a priceless jewel that Lily has found stashed away in her aunt’s belongings, Lily fears her dreams of owning her own shop–and of finding true love–are about to go up in flames…or, could that just be the glow of a beautiful … Texas Twilight?

Book 3: MAIL-ORDER BRIDES OF THE WEST: EVIE
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A mail order bride goes to Y Knot, Montana, 1886
Secretly answering a letter from the mail order bride agency she works for as a maid, Evie Davenport travels by stagecoach to Y Knot, Montana to marry Chance Holcomb, a young rancher who once worked for the powerful McCutcheon family. Evie’s never been out of St. Louis and rarely left the large Victorian where she was raised. The beauty and vastness of Montana steals her heart and soul, but will her fairytale marriage come to an end when Chance discovers the truth about her past and how his letter ended up in her care? Book three of the McCutcheon family series continues the saga…

Read the entire McCutcheon Family saga in order:

  1. Montana Dawn
  2. Texas Twilight
  3. Mail-Order Brides of the West: Evie
  4. Mail-Order Brides of the West: Heather
  5. Moon Over Montana
  6. Mail-Order Brides of the West: Kathryn
  7. Montana Snowfall
  8. Texas Lonesome
  9. Montana Courage
  10. Montana Promise


Pies & Peril

Culinary Competition Mysteries Book 1

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by Janel Gradowski

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Print Length: 199 pages

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Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

Publication Date: July 4, 2014

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From USA Today bestselling author Janel Gradowski, comes a mystery that will leave you hungry for more…

When Amy Ridley decided to compete in the Kellerton Summer Festival Pie Contest, the last thing she expected was to find the reigning pie queen, Mandy Jo, dead—a raspberry pie smashed on her face! Mandy Jo made fantastic pies, but she accumulated more enemies than baking trophies. But when Amy receives a note threatening her own life, she decides to do some investigating herself.

It seems that half the town has a reason to kill the mean pie queen, and Amy finds herself sifting through a list of suspects that’s longer than her list of recipes. Not to mention playing cupid for her love-shy best friend, fending off a baker intent on finding out her prize-winning culinary secrets, and ducking the deadly attentions of Mandy Jo’s killer. If Amy doesn’t find out who wanted the pie queen dead soon, her own goose may be cooked!

**Recipes Included**

Culinary Competition Mysteries:
Pies & Peril (book #1)
Chicken Soup & Homicide (book #2)
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage (short story)
Doughnuts & Deadly Schemes (book #3)
Barbecue & Bad Juju (short story in the “Killer Beach Reads” collection)
Fudge Brownies & Murder (book #4)
Banana Muffins & Mayhem (book #5)
Pancakes & Pandemonium (book #6)

What critics are saying about the Culinary Competition Mysteries:

“PIES & PERIL is the perfect cozy to curl up with in your favorite chair or at the beach while enjoying some sun. It’s teeming with a lot of charm and great characters along with many tidbits of delectable goodies perfect for any foodie. I was really looking forward to reading (Janel Gradowski’s) first full length novel and it didn’t disappoint! PIES & PERIL is sure to please any reader who loves their cozy mysteries!”
~ Peeking Between the Pages

“PIES & PERIL is a beautiful debut and I know I will be eagerly awaiting the second book in the series. (Amy Ridley) had me laughing and smiling, and the warm cozy feeling of reading a good mystery never left me.”
~ Cozy Reader

“PIES & PERIL is a fun read with, murder, arson, threats and romance in the plot! This is a very enjoyable story with a very satisfactory closure. There is also an added bonus of recipes at the end of the book. Amy’s many trial recipes made me hungry and inspired me to bake some goodies! Enjoy!”
~ Indy Girl



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Joanna’s Highlander

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Highland Protector Series Book 2

by Maeve Greyson

File Size: 1941 KB

Print Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Loveswept (April 10, 2018)

Publication Date: April 10, 2018

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Present-day North Carolina sings with the passions of the Scottish Highlands as a fiery, time-traveling Celtic warrior takes a stubborn tour guide for a wild ride.

Haunted by lost love, Grant MacDara still dreams of tenth-century Scotland. Nothing can soothe his aching heart—until a sharp-tongued, redheaded beauty leads a tour of senior citizens through his family’s North Carolina theme park, Highland Life and Legends. Though she’s the polar opposite of the lass he left behind, Joanna Martin is the most irresistible woman Grant has ever met. But when he decides that she’s worth the risk of loving again, he tries so hard to hold her close that she nearly slips through his fingers.

Forced out of her job as a pharmaceutical sales rep by a conniving ex, Joanna is trying to make the best of her quiet new life. But one glimpse of Grant—who wields an ancient hammer like it’s just another appendage of his chiseled body—convinces Joanna not to give up on love. The one thing she can’t do is outrun her past as a loser magnet. And although Grant seems to be the last honorable man left on earth, this mouthwatering stud needs a crash course in twenty-first-century women before Joanna can trust him with her heart.

My Thoughts:

Maeve Greyson has delighted me again with her witty can’t put down Time Travel Romance.

Joanna is in desperate straits. Force out of her very lucrative job as a pharmaceutical sales rep by a conniving ex, she is trying very hard to make the most of her new life and pay her bills, that is until she spies the total swoon worthy Scot who seems determined to make her his and control her. The one thing Joanna will not allow is being controlled.

Grant MacDara is haunted by all he left behind in 10th century Scotland. He may essentially have it much better here in 21st century North Carolina but he misses his home and all he left behind.

Imagine his surprising attraction to Joanna. She is after all a polar opposite to any woman he left behind but he finds himself determined to make her his.

I gave this newest book in Maeve Greyson’s Highland Protector Series 4.75 of 5.0 stars for a very imaginative storyline and character development. The hot intimate scenes score 4.75 of 5.0 flames.

Although this is the second book in this newest series it can easily be read as a standalone title.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher courtesy of NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


This Series:

  1. Sadie’s Highlander
  2. Joanna’s Highlander

About The Author:

Maeve and her hubby of over thirty-eight years traveled around the world while in the MAEVE2014U.S. Air Force before returning to their five-acre wood in rural Kentucky where she writes about her beloved Highlanders and the sassy women who tame them.

Her full-time day job at the steel mill is now a thing of the past so Maeve spends her time matching the sexy Highlanders in her head with women that are certain to drive them crazy. When she’s not plotting the perfect snare, she tinkers with new technology and computer programs where she knows just enough to be dangerous and never learns to stop saying, “I can do this without reading the directions.”aboutpic2

Her sweet friend and editor, Jasper the Mighty, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge a while ago but she knows in her heart he’s still watching over her as her four-legged guardian angel.



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TO LOVE A THIEF
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Former constable Lord Daniel Carlyle thinks he’s met the girl of his dreams until he catches her stealing from his mentor. Jocelyn Renwick vows to stop at nothing to recover her stolen treasures, but does that include risking a chance at love?

TO LURE A LOST DUKE
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Killian Graves, Duke of Strathmoor, doesn’t wish to be found. An unforgivable act in London and haunting memories of war have turned him into a recluse. Not even Octavia Fowler, the fetching lady detective Queen Victoria has set on his trail, can lure him back from seclusion. Though she may prove extremely dangerous to his heart.

SCANDALOUS INTENTIONS
by Amanda Mariel

Lady Sarah Roseington is determined to marry for love or not at all, and she will do anything to obtain the freedom granted to a man. A blackguard like Lord Luvington could destroy her hard-won reputation, but marriage to him also offers her the opportunities she cannot achieve on her own. What’s a lady to do?

THE MAD COUNTESS
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Bashful Teddy Lockwood, the Earl of Ashbrooke, has always loved his best friend. When they’re drawn together at a mysterious Gothic castle, he’ll have to break a wicked curse to win her heart.

THEODORA
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When Lady Theodora Montgomery is unmasked while competing in an archery tournament, she fears her reputation is ruined. To save face, she accepts a marriage of convenience with her friend’s older brother, Alistair Price—who soon shoots arrows to her heart with perfect aim.

THE ART OF SEDUCTION
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Reduced circumstances have taught spinster Elizabeth Bishop to be an independent woman. But when a chance meeting brings Michael Camden, Marquess of Langston, back into her life, will she give up her independence for love?



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Attending his mother’s wedding to their clan’s longtime ally is not Liam MacGregor’s notion of a grand occasion. Nor is her groom’s ridiculous pronouncement, naming Liam as his immediate successor. To worsen matters, Liam’s mother imparts a troubling secret she’s harbored for years which prompts Liam to question his very existence. To his chagrin, he finds himself thrust into a role not of his own choosing.

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Thrown together by circumstances out of their control, Liam and Nora forge a shaky alliance in the midst of treachery and murder plots as Liam learns to navigate his newfound responsibilities. During the course of events, the pair stumbles on to something else entirely. Something neither imagines possible—love.

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by Alexandra Ivy

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Publisher: eKensington 

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Dear Reader,

Long before I started writing paranormal romance, I wrote historical romance novels as Deborah Raleigh. Now I’m thrilled to share my favorites with a whole new readership, including this breathtaking tale of forbidden desire. . .

Publisher’s Description:

A successful businesswoman, Miss Jane Middleton goes to London in search of a husband—and finds herself virtually ignored by the ton. But she soon concocts a daring proposition: she will pay notorious rake “Hellion” Caulfield to strike up a flirtation with her, thus bringing her to the attention of Society’s eligible gentlemen. The last thing she expects is a deliciously skillful seduction. . .

The toast of the ton, charismatic Hellion has eluded marriage for years. But when Jane bursts into his life with her outrageous scheme, her provocative figure, and her captivating eyes, Hellion is stunned to realize that his jaded interest is piqued—and his pursuit of her feels all too real. Has the ultimate bachelor finally found his match—between the sheets and beyond?. . . 


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Hellion’s Den Book 3

by Alexandra Ivy

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Publisher: eKensington 

Publication Date: May 29, 2014

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A lowly gentleman farmer, Edward Sinclair has inherited the role of the Earl of Harrington. A more unlikely nobleman there has never been. For Edward’s stark masculinity and brute strength set him apart–and earn him the demeaning title of the Peasant Earl. . .

A spoiled heiress, Lady Bianca is known as the Ice Princess for toying with the affections of her suitors. But she has fallen for the one man her father won’t let her marry: a rogue with no fortune. When the Peasant Earl arrives in London with an even worse reputation, Bianca is ready to exact her revenge. But Edward sees through the beauty’s silly flirtations–straight into her heart. Soon, what begins as a game, becomes a contest of wills that demands complete surrender. . . 

I hope you enjoy reading these sensual, romantic tales as much as I enjoyed writing them! 

With love,
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The Marquess of Bromton has just learned that he’s a bastard. Feeling his honor is at stake, he attempts to bestow his estate upon a rightful heir by manipulating a high-stakes card game. But the winner demands more than Bromton bargained for—a marriage…to his spinster sister. Lady Katherine may be the least marriageable lady in all of England, but a child of their union would be a rightful heir…
Scandal has hardened Lady Katherine and narrowed her world to duty and family. There’s nothing to be trusted in the Society she left behind…especially not the imperious marquess with his single-minded pursuit. Or his knee-weakening kisses. Except, the more their connection deepens, the more Bromton surprises Katherine. But the truth about their courtship could destroy everything…  

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THE EARL IN MY BED

The Earl in my Bed

Rebellious Desires, Book 2

by Stacy Reid is out today!

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About the Book:

For years, Daphne Wentworth, Countess Carrington has loved her powerful, enigmatic husband, despite the fact that they married under less than ideal circumstances. But no more. Finally at her breaking point, Daphne intends to create a scandal so big, her austere husband will have no choice but to divorce her. Except everything goes awry when he surprises her with the last thing she expected.    Sylvester Wentworth, Earl of Carrington, has returned to London for one reason—to seduce his wife. After a near-death experience, he is in need of an heir and means to make his marriage a real one. To his shock, though, his wicked, beautiful countess wants the exact opposite, and he must now do everything possible to entice his countess to stay forever.

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Emma Hibbert will never again trust a good-looking man. They offer nothing but heartbreak and humiliation. But her conscience won’t let her abandon a sinfully handsome stranger needing help—even if he ignites an unwelcome passion in her. She soon realizes she should have left him in the mud where she found him, for he has the power to ruin everything… 
Viscount Tidworth is anything but grateful for being rescued after a tumble from his horse. His pretty savior may be well-meaning, but forcing him to delay his journey completely wrecks his engagement plans. And Tidworth cannot let that stand. But when he discovers Emma’s true identity, he must choose between his desire for revenge…and his baffling attraction to her.

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The friend zone just got a lot hotter…

Stacey Winters is in love with love, but so far, she’s only found Mr. Dud, Mr. Cheater, and Mr. Boring. Even though her best friend Grant isn’t an option, at least being around him offers her a window into the male psyche—and sets the bar high for her future Mr. Right.   But then she accidentally crosses the friend zone and kisses him, and it starts to feel a little too much like he might be what she’s been looking for…   Grant Phillips doesn’t do relationships. A casualty of the foster care system, he knows people are just looking for a reason to bolt. “No attachments” is his hard and fast rule. There’s only one exception: his best friend, Stacey. He refuses to jeopardize what they have.   But now that he knows how good it felt to kiss her, felt the addictive slide of her body against his, Stacey Winters is indelibly stamped onto Grant’s brain—and not just as his friend.



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To Save a Sinner

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He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip.

Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his contempt and loathing for the Society who turned its back on him proves to be far too enticing to resist.

He did not expect an intriguing lady to barge into his home desperate to save his wicked soul.

When the dishonourable Lucas Dempsey steps into the ballroom after a four-year absence, Helena Ecclestone is quick to label the gentleman a murderous rogue. That is until she stumbles upon a secret conversation and feels a moral obligation to see justice done. But while the ladies swoon over his handsome countenance, Helena is determined to look beyond such superficial features, intrigued to discover the true character of the gentleman he hides beneath his arrogant façade.

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An earl with a terrifying secret …
Alexander Cole was a man ruled by his voracious appetite for carnal pleasures until a golden-haired devil in the guise of a goddess lures him into an encounter that costs him his humanity. With nothing left but bitterness in his heart, he locks himself away in his dilapidated Elizabethan mansion and chains the gates to all intruders.

A lady hoping to prove love conquers all …
When her aunt suffers an injury in a carriage accident, Evelyn Bromwell rushes through the forest in search of help. Drawn to the mysterious old mansion, she is left aghast to find such a frosty reception. Yet despite the earl’s rude and brusque manner, Evelyn is eager to discover the reason behind his austere façade.

Once desire begins to burn, Alexander and Evelyn are unable to deny the soul-deep connection that exists between them. But Evelyn must make a choice —— marry the kind and affable Mr. Sutherby or risk everything in the hope of thawing an immortal’s frozen heart.

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“An exciting story about the redemptive and life-altering power of love, LOST TO THE NIGHT is a thoughtfully-written novel and a recommended read for anyone seeking to escape into an elegant and magical world of timeless passion” – The Romance Reviews

“The author took three of my favorite things, bundled them up, and made me an extremely happy person […] there is nothing I love more than coming across something fresh- a new twist I haven’t seen before. Loved this book.” – Goodreads

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My Review of

 2018 Romance Writers of America

RITA© Award Finalist for Best Historical (long)

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Between the Devil and the Duke

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A Season for Scandal, Book 3

by Kelly Bowen

2017 RITA award winning author!

Reviewed at NetGalley ~ Feb. 03, 2017

A Best Romance of February 2017 Selection – Amazon Books

Series: A Season for Scandal (Book 3)

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Forever (January 31, 2017)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1455563412

ISBN-13: 978-1455563418

File Size: 5050 KB

Print Length: 353 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1455563412

Publisher: Forever (January 31, 2017)

Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Sold by: Hachette Book Group

Language: English

ASIN: B01FD96IPS

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 Publisher’s Description:

Their love was always in the cards.
He should have thrown her out. But when club owner Alexander Lavoie catches a mysterious blonde counting cards at his vingt-et-un table, he’s more intrigued than angry. He has to see more of this beauty-in his club, in his office, in his bed. But first he’ll have to devise a proposition she can’t turn down.

Gossip said he was an assassin. Common sense told her to stay away. But Angelique Archer was desperate, and Lavoie’s club offered a surefire way to make quick money-until she got caught. Instead of throwing her out though, the devil offers her a deal: come work for him. Refusing him means facing starvation, but with a man so sinfully handsome and fiercely protective, keeping things professional might prove impossible . . .

My Thoughts:

Hang onto your hats ladies. This book is one for the ages.
I had never read a Kelly Bowen book before this one, but even though it is apparently book #3 in a series I have no problem recommending it as a standalone title.

I will be certain to look into other titles by this new to me author.

The characters are so very interesting and well thought out and the storyline keeps you on your toes. You just have to keep reading to discover what happens next.

The cover is a nice touch and drew me to requesting it as an ARC at NetGalley. The title of the book, however is a bit confusing because the only Dukes involved are really secondary characters in this wonderfully written tale.

I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and 4 of 5 stars for heat.

The underlying physical interest between our hero and heroine are necessary to complete this great book.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher through NetGalley to read and review.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book.



My Review of

 2018 Romance Writers of America

RITA© Award Finalist for Best Historical (long)

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The Scandalous Flirt

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Cinderella Sisterhood Series

by Olivia Drake

Reviewed at NetGalley ~ Oct.18, 2017

File Size: 2713 KB

Print Length: 349 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250060311

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B06Y5K6N52

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Scandal begins with just one kiss. . .

Aurora Paxton was once the belle of the ball, the most sought-after debutante of the season—until a scandalous mistake ruined her.Shunned by her family, Rory was banished to the country to live in disgrace. Now she’s been summoned back to London by her stepmother, who is being blackmailed by the least likely person Rory can imagine: Lucas Vale, Marquess of Dashell.

Lucas is someone Rory’s known for years—a man as devastatingly handsome as he is coldly disapproving of her. What in the world could he want from her or her family? Rory intends to find out as soon as she comes face to face with her old foe. What she never expects, however, is that the icy aristocrat has a soft spot for her—and a secret plan to redeem her status. Could it be that Lucas has been in love with Rory all along. . .and has finally found a way to win her heart?

My Thoughts:

This is the third book I have read in this series. I found it impossible to put down. It was an equal to His Wicked Wish and in this reader’s opinion better than Bella and the Beast.
The undeniable mystery and blackmail scheme caught my interest from the start.
Lucas is the first person that Rory’s stepmother suspects is her blackmailer. After all the missing letters were written by his now deceased father and he was present in her home when they disappeared.
Rory devises a plan to infiltrate Lucas’s household by becoming his mother’s companion.
This diversion works initially, but not for long.
This convoluted tale takes us on many twists and turns before finally leading us to the culprits. Yes there is more than one person responsible.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.5 of 5.0 flames. Having been burned before our heroine doesn’t immediately become intimate with our hero and he is too gentlemanly to force the issue.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



My Review of

 2018 Romance Writers of America

RITA© Award Finalist for Best Historical (Short)

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A Scottish Lord for Christmas

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Sins and Scandals

by Lauren Smith

Reviewed at Goodreads ~ November 15, 2017

File Size: 5850 KB

Publisher: Forever Yours

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

Sold by: Hachette Book Group

Language: English

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The best gifts come wrapped in a kilt…

Beautiful Lady Rowena Pepperwirth can have any man her heart desires. Unfortunately no gentleman has elicited even the slightest flutter—until she meets the brooding Lord Forres at a holiday house party. With just one look at the dashing Scottish lord, Rowena suddenly knows what she wants for Christmas.

Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres, is in need of a wife. When he meets the lovely Lady Rowena, he knows she’ll be a good mother to his daughter and a capable household manager. But Quinn doesn’t count on Rowena being the most tempting woman he’s ever met. He’s determined not to risk his heart, but Rowena’s just as determined to give him the greatest holiday gift of all—a chance at true love.

My Thoughts:

It’s Rowena’s first season. She is after all only eighteen years old. She has made her debut but no man has to this time caught her interest although she has caught the interest of most eligible men of the ton. When she meets Quinn MacCauley, Lord Forres things change.

Quinn is a widower of one year. He has a precocious daughter of three years who is need of a mother. He finds that woman in the guise of Rowena who is quite taken with his daughter when she saves the inquisitive child from falling into a fish pond.
Quinn has no need for love. He only needs a companion and a mother figure for Blair.

I loved this sweet and almost tragic Christmas based novella. Lauren Smith always entertains me with her stories no matter the genre. This one happens to be just my cup of tea though.

I gave this book 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 4.25 of 5.0 flames. The heat is palpable between our hero and heroine although the love seems to be one sided in most of this tale.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this title from the author as part of her private review group. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



My Review of

Christmas in Kilts

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A Highland Holiday Box Set!

Reviewed at NetGalley ~ Nov. 01, 2017

by Bronwen Evans, May McGoldrick, Lecia Cornwall,

Lavinia Kent, & Terri Brisbin

“Sweet Home Highlands”

A Pennington Family Story

2018 RITA© AWARD FINALIST

Best Novella Category

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File Size: 1656 KB

Print Length: 494 pages

Publisher: Swerve (October 31, 2017)

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

Sold by: Macmillan

Language: English

ASIN: B0746M7X9W

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Publisher’s Description:

Tis the season to fall in love! These five bestselling authors bring you great tiding of highlanders and romances this holiday season!

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
A village harlot who would never dream she could have a different life meets a Highlander who visits for the holidays and brings with him an offer and hope.

A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS WAGER by Lecia Cornwall
When a snowstorm forces a charming lass hiding a broken heart to take shelter in a castle with three fine Highland lairds just days before Christmas, there’s a game afoot—who will be the first to win a kiss and maybe her heart.

A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS by Bronwen Evans
She’s ready to embrace her life and future as a spinster, he’s trying to have one last hurrah before he gives into his family’s wishes and proposes marriage to his neighbor, but fate has other ideas when the lady and the Scot meet at a holiday house party in the wilds of Scotland.

LEFTOVER MISTLETOE by Lavinia Kent
What happens when a highlander finds himself stranded, maybe kidnapped, with an English lady around Christmas… maybe the mistletoe will help answer that question.

SWEET HOME HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by May McGoldrick
An encounter between an English officer and a desperate aunt trying to keep custody of her young niece leads to a little magic during the holidays.

My Thoughts:

A HIGHLANDER’S HOPE by Terri Brisbin
This was probably my least favorite as it was both unrealistic and somewhat predictable. I would give this novella a 3.25 of 5.0 star rating for storyline and characterization. I did like the ending though.

A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS WAGER by Lecia Cornwall
I am so used to Lecia’s fairytale like novels that this one was a bit of a disappointment.  The fact that the heroine already knew one of the men from her past did throw a bit of mystery into this story but it isn’t among my Lecia Cornwall favorites.
I gave this novella 3.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

A SCOT FOR CHRISTMAS by Bronwen Evans
I liked this story more than the first two. The hero isn’t really looking for love but he must marry to produce an heir. Our heroine is the sister of a friend and has loved him for a long time. She isn’t sure she can measure up to the memory of his dead wife though.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. It’s not the best this anthology has to offer though.

LEFTOVER MISTLETOE by Lavinia Kent
This novella was one of the best of this collection. Our hero is not looking to marry. He has set out on a journey to actually stop the wedding of his sister to a most unsuitable friend. Our heroine has been left almost penniless after the death of her father and the subsequent inheritance of the title to a cousin who turned her out. She is headed to the home of an uncle who has offered to take her in.
This unlikely pair find themselves stranded together and just maybe our heroine has been compromised and our hero finds himself maybe an unwilling bridegroom.
This story was well written and comical at times. I gave it 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

*SWEET HOME HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS by May McGoldrick
This is my favorite story with a desperate heroine who needs a way to keep custody of her precocious niece,

I gave this story 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization.

Will our hero be the answer to her prayers?

I always enjoy reading holiday romance. This is a good example.
I gave the collection as a whole 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storylines and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. Some of the stories had a more sensual storyline than others but none of them were overly explicit in nature.



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Meet the Author:

Stacy is an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. She especially loves Stacy Reidromance and adores writing about people falling in love. Stacy lives a lot in the worlds she creates and actively speaks to her characters (out loud). She has a warrior way, never give up on her dreams. When Stacy is not writing, she spends a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese anime and playing video games with her love.

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The Earl in my Bed
For years, Daphne Wentworth, Countess Carrington has loved her powerful, enigmatic husband, despite the fact that they married under less than ideal circumstances. But no more. Finally at her breaking point, Daphne intends to create a scandal so big, her austere husband will have no choice but to divorce her. Except everything goes awry when he surprises her with the last thing she expected.
 

Sylvester Wentworth, Earl of Carrington, has returned to London for one reason—to seduce his wife. After a near-death experience, he is in need of an heir and means to make his marriage a real one. To his shock, though, his wicked, beautiful countess wants the exact opposite, and he must now do everything possible to entice his countess to stay forever.


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It was unbearably tempting to press her mouth to his. If she allowed the intimacy of a kiss, wasn’t that the doorway to her undoing? She was already so very aware of him. That echoing emptiness crept from the corners of her heart and darted through her. Daphne knew the press of his lips, the scent of him, the comfort of touch, the thrill of passion would suppress the chasm.

She should be doing everything in her heart to resist whatever this was, for if she allowed him close enough, he would soon be in her bed, and that way led to disaster, she knew it with a certainty that defied logic. Her lips paused a whisper below his, and the fingers on her hips tensed. A rush of fierce anticipation flowed through her veins, yet the dratted man did not press his advantage at her evident willingness. Instead, he waited, an odd sort of tension riding the air.

He kissed her. She made a soft sound and parted her lips. He tasted of mint, spice, and Sylvester himself. His tongue lightly skimmed along her lower lip, and she softened more against him. Then it was over.

Her lids fluttered open, and she stared at him in bemusement.

“Thank you,” he said.

She suddenly knew with a shattering certainty that their marriage as it had existed in that cold, indifferent state was over. What stood on the other side of the invitation, pain or happiness, she did not know, but she was willing for the next several weeks to discover it.

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Daphne fell head over heels for her Earl as a young and impressionable girl. When her father discovered her infatuation he promptly blackmailed Sylvester into marrying her. Daphne had no knowledge of her father’s perfidy but Sylvester thinks her implicit in the scheme.

With no knowledge of her father’s machinations Daphne doesn’t understand why her husband leaves her for six long years. Now he is back and wishes her to provide him with an heir.

How will their mutual misunderstanding end. Will the two of them find love or will their pasts and the secrets involved be the end to a possible love everlasting.

I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a hot sensual rating of 4.75 of 5.0 flames. The intimacy doesn’t occur right away but is instead held off until nearly the end of this book.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read and review. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.


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Vanquishing the Viscount

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by Elizabeth Keysian

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Publication Date: April 9, 2018

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Emma Hibbert will never again trust a good-looking man. They offer nothing but heartbreak and humiliation. But her conscience won’t let her abandon a sinfully handsome stranger needing help—even if he ignites an unwelcome passion in her. She soon realizes she should have left him in the mud where she found him, for he has the power to ruin everything…

Viscount Tidworth is anything but grateful for being rescued after a tumble from his horse. His pretty savior may be well-meaning, but forcing him to delay his journey completely wrecks his engagement plans. And Tidworth cannot let that stand. But when he discovers Emma’s true identity, he must choose between his desire for revenge…and his baffling attraction to her.

My Thoughts:

This is another wonderfully written and engaging title by Elizabeth Keysian . All of the books in this series have small insignificant ties but all are meant to be standalone reads.

If you haven’t read any of this author’s books I encourage you to do so.

When Viscount Tidworth falls from his horse.  This unfortunate delay causes him to be too late in his proposal to the lady he intends to make his wife. She has just minutes before his arrival accepted the suit of another.
His accident in his rush to propose to the young lady was not Emma’s fault but he blames her for the delay anyway.
Emma and the Viscount are almost instantly attracted to each other, but Tidworth feels she is the reason he isn’t now engaged to the enchanting lady of his choice. They part without the knowledge of one another’s names but they soon meet again under much different circumstances.
Will Tidworth be the forgiving sort and let his attraction for this mysterious young woman grow or will his new knowledge of who she actually is be the death of anything between them?
I enjoyed the story and the characters in this newest edition of the Wayward in Wessex series.
Both the storyline and characters are well developed and engaging.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames. All real intimacy is behind closed door scenes ending with a kiss and the door being closed.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from both the author and publisher. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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Each book in the Wayward in Wessex series is STANDALONE:

  1.  Distracting the Duke
  2.  Unmasking the Earl
  3.  Vanquishing the Viscount


Lilith and the Stable Hand

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Bluestocking Brides

by Samantha Holt

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Love is worth breaking rank for…
England’s clumsiest lady? Lady T debuts in awkward style. – The London Examiner, Wednesday 23rd August, 1811.
After years of dreaming of her debut, Lilith finally entered into Society. However, Society was not ready for Lady Lilith. After stepping on too many toes, spilling wine on too many bosoms, and insulting everyone who was anyone, Lilith is ready to retire from Society altogether.
Her sister-in-law Catherine has other ideas. With a grand ball coming up, Catherine and her once-famed bluestocking sisters intend to ensure Lilith has another chance to find that elusive handsome gentleman who will sweep her off her feet.
But dreams of ballrooms and gentlemen in cravats have lost their appeal for Lilith, particularly after spending time with Harry, the stable-hand, with his rough charm and hard-working ways. How could she possibly look forward to spinning around ballrooms when she could curl up against his strong chest amongst the hay bales?
Lilith is beginning to wonder if she does not want a simpler life—one away from Society and all its judgement. Unfortunately, a relationship between a stable-hand and a lady could never be that simple…could it?

 


Gentlemen Prefer Spinsters

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Spinsters Club Book 1

by Samantha Holt

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The first rule of the Spinsters Club is: You do not talk about the Spinsters Club.

The second rule of the Spinsters Club is: You do not talk about the Spinsters Club.

The third rule…

Well, Merry understands the rules of the Spinsters Club fully, considering it was her idea in the first place. When one of her good friends loses her heart to an utter rogue and is ruined forever, she’s determined that the life of a spinster is for her. Thankfully, she’s not alone. Her three dearest friends have had their share of heartbreak and resolve to join her. No matter what the demanding mamas and papas of the world say, they will not give up their spinsterhood.

Particularly not to the handsome Lord Harcourt Easton, the Earl of Langley. Merry has always liked Harcourt—after all he is her brother’s best friend—but she cannot fathom his sudden interest in her. After all, he was well known to be quite the rogue at times and she’s hardly the sort to attract the attention of a rake.

But Harcourt has loved Merry for some time now. And he’s determined to make her see that. If only he could get past this stubborn determination that she should never marry and convince her he’s the man for her.

The death of her father and some strange incidents that put Merry in danger might not be ideal circumstances to woo a woman, but Harcourt is willing to make the best of a dire situation—especially while Merry needs a shoulder to cry on.

Harcourt could well be the most amazing man she knows, and Merry cannot help but be grateful for his support, but she cannot very well turn her back on the Spinsters Club so soon…can she?



Highland Intrigue

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Duncurra, Book 3

by Ceci Giltenan

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Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0990487679

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Publication Date: October 24, 2014

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Lady Gillian MacLennan’s clan needs a leader, but the last person on earth she wants as their laird is Fingal Maclan. She can neither forgive nor forget that his mother killed her father, and, by doing so, created Clan MacLennan’s current desperate circumstances.

King David knows a weak clan, without a laird, can change quickly from a simple annoyance to a dangerous liability, and he cannot ignore the turmoil. The MacIan’s owe him a great debt, so when he makes Fingal MacIan laird of clan MacLennan and requires that he marry Lady Gillian, Fingal is in no position to refuse.

In spite of the challenge, Fingal is confident he can rebuild her clan, ease her heartache and win her affection. However, just as love awakens, the power struggle takes a deadly turn. Can he protect her from the unknown long enough to uncover the plot against them? Or will all be lost, destroying the happiness they seek in each other’s arms?

Highland Courage is a romance about a married couple and thus contains several mildly explicit love scenes, as one might expect to occur in married life. If you want more steam than that, you might be disappointed. If you prefer to stay out of the bedroom this title is available in an Inspirational version.



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The heartbroken knight.

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A love between them that is Forbidden!

The Heartbroken Knight:
Frenchman Sir Claude Montague returns to England still in love with Lady Rose after she has broken his heart eight years ago. She is now married and wants him by her side in her husband’s absence, as she is about to give birth to her first baby. He would do anything for Rose, but can he let go of the thoughts that bind him to his past, making him wish he were her husband?

The Runaway Bride:
Lady Evelina Du Pont escapes France and travels to England in disguise, running from an unwanted betrothal to an evil lord. She wants time to find a husband on her own and is looking for a man who will be loyal, protect her, and treat her kindly. Evelina is looking for love! First posing as a nursemaid, she is accepted at Briarbeck Castle where she hunts for the perfect husband. But with the suspicious Sir Claude getting in her way, she cannot restrain herself from pointing out his flaws.

With Claude’s attention taken by the boisterous but beautiful Evelina, he finds a new home for his misplaced love. However, Claude is a knight and she is naught but a servant. Falling in love with a woman of a different status is highly forbidden.

Will a woman searching for a man to love, have her secret identity exposed by a knight who is living with a broken heart from the past? Or will the past and the future collide, causing both Claude and Evelina to change their ways before they realize the present isn’t always as it seems?

Forbidden: Claude, is the story of the son of the hero and heroine from The Baron’s Destiny – Book 3 of the Barons of the Cinque Ports Series.

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So I Married a Highlander

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What Happens In Scotland Book 1

by Kate McKinley

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A Lady’s Rules of Etiquette When Eloping:

1. A lady should never leave a note behind explaining her intentions.

2. If by chance a note has been left behind, a lady must prepare to be hunted down and the ceremony thwarted.

3. In such a case, seeking consolation with a night of excessive drinking will be tempting, but ill advised.

4. And lastly, a lady must never, under any
circumstances, wake up manacled to a deliciously handsome Highlander.

Lady Evelyn Alexander has managed to break all four rules in the space of an evening—and the tall, virile Highlander she accidentally married is only the beginning. Her fiancé has also mysteriously gone missing and the threat of scandal is hot on their heels…

Alec McAllister has no use for a wife, but when he wakes up entwined with the lovely and spirited Evelyn, he’s willing to reconsider. He’ll help her find her fiancé, but when the passions ignite between them, it’s only a matter of time before the Highlander claims what’s his…



Daughter of Time

The After Cilmeri Series Book 1

Series Prequel

by Sarah Woodbury

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Time travel to medieval Wales!

“Sarah Woodbury is my new favorite author. Daughter of Time reminds me of Outlander and 1632, with a fresh twist. I read all the books in the After Cilmeri series in four days! Long after I finished the last book, the stories and characters stayed in my mind, and I kept wishing I could return the world Sarah so skillfully created. I can’t wait for the next book and the next …” — Debra Holland, New York Times bestselling author of the Montana Sky Series.
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A medieval man with an uncertain destiny, Llywelyn, the Prince of Wales, faces treachery and deceit at the hands of friends and foes alike …

A modern woman with a troubled past, Meg’s life is in tatters when she slips through time and into medieval Wales …

Only by working together can Meg and Llywelyn navigate the shifting allegiances that threaten the very existence of Wales–and create their own history that defies the laws of time.

***A note from the author: I am so happy to be able to share Daughter of Time with you. I created Footsteps in Time and Prince of Time first, and only wrote Daughter of Time after so many readers wanted to know how the story began. Meg’s journey is continued in Footsteps in Time and Winds of Time, a novella that is meant to be a companion to the series. Happy reading!

Complete series reading order:

  1. Daughter of Time
  2. Footsteps in Time
  3. Winds of Time
  4. Prince of Time
  5. Crossroads in Time
  6. Children of Time
  7. Exiles in Time
  8. Castaways in Time
  9. Ashes of Time
  10. Warden of Time
  11. Guardians of Time
  12. Masters of Time
  13. Outpost in Time
  14. Shades of Time
  15. Champions of Time


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It Happened In The Highlands

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by May McGoldrick

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Print Length: 239 pages

Publisher: Swerve

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

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It Happened in the Highlands is the next book in the new historical highland series, The Penningtons, from USA Today bestseller May McGoldrick…

Lady Josephine Pennington was jilted by her fiancé once rumors spread about her questionable origins. Her adoptive parents have always provided her with the love and protection she’s needed to feel secure, and over the last sixteen years she’s molded herself to meet the expectations of others. When she receives a package containing sketches where the subject is eerily familiar, Jo believes she might have found a clue to the identity of her birth mother.

When Captain Wynne Melfort ended his engagement to Jo Pennington sixteen years ago, he never imagined he would see her again. But after he uncovers information that could reveal the truth about Jo’s parentage, Wynne feels bound by duty to right an old wrong and inform her of his find. He didn’t expect for feelings long thought dead to resurface, for in his mind a love departed was gone forever.

As they strive to unravel the mystery of her birth, Jo must learn how to trust the man who’d once rejected her and Wynne must reconcile his head with his heart. But as secrets of the past begin to surface, evil forces will stop at nothing to keep Jo from uncovering the truth and reclaiming her legacy. Together, Jo and Wynne must fight the deadly menace lurking deep in the Highland mists.

My Thoughts:

This well written book is the newest edition in the Pennington series.
A story of second chances and answers to mysteries discovered the characters are well developed and the storyline is an engrossing  one.
I couldn’t put it down and finished it in two sittings.
This engrossing book has it all, young love, heartbreak, honor and a more mature second chance romance.
Can Jo Pennington and Wynne Melfort make the most of their rediscovered love or will the mystery of Jo’s origins lead to their demise?
I gave this sometimes delightful and other times exasperating tale 4.75 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization. These characters are not new to the readers of this husband and wife author duo. They were previously introduced to us as children so their characters were subject to additional development to give us the scope of an adult.
This book gets a sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.
Wynne has been married before but Jo has spent the past sixteen years chastely looking on and dreaming of her first and only love.
Although part of a series this book can easily be read as a standalone title.
There is no need to read this series in any particular order.
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by Keira Montclair

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Decades of secrets stand between them. Can their doomed love be saved? 

David Drummond could not be more satisfied with life. He’s betrothed to the woman he loves, heir to his mother’s lairdship, and his family is both loving and supportive. But a strange attack on his betrothed shakes the foundation of everything he holds dear. Though Anna cannot remember what happened to her, evidence indicates she may have been raped, and her sire immediately cancels the betrothal. Though David is still desperate to marry Anna, he is informed she has been betrothed to another. 

Anna awoke to a nightmare after the incident in the woods. Though she has barely any memory of what happened, her entire life has been upended. Her sire, who used to dote on her, refuses to let her speak to her betrothed and orders her to settle for a man she could never love. Desperate to be with David, she will do anything she can to escape her family.

David calls upon his cousins to help rescue his love, but will they be able to intervene before it’s too late?


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The Missing Marquess of Althorn

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The Lost Lords Book 3

by Chasity Bowlin

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Publication Date: 1st edition April 4, 2018

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Betrothed to Marcus Balfour, Marquess Althorn since infancy, the entirety of Miss Jane Barrett’s life has been planned for her by others. Through an overheard argument, Jane discovers at a tender age that her betrothed is opposed to the match. The knowledge wounds her deeply and sows the first seeds of rebellion in her. Rather than marry her, the Marquess joins the army but disappears in one of the war’s bloodiest battles. Jane is left in a state of limbo—betrothed to a man who never wanted her and who is most likely dead, but still not free to pursue love elsewhere. 

Marcus’ objections to the marriage were less about the bride than the immorally young age of the bride at which their greedy and meddling fathers wished to force the match. While fighting for king and country, Marcus is confronted with the knowledge that there is a traitor in their midst, a man far closer to him than he might wish to admit. But he is captured, imprisoned, tortured, and left to rot for years until he can make his way back home to take up his rightful place as the Elsingham heir… and as a husband to Jane Barrett. 

The years that have passed have eradicated any reservations about marriage to his betrothed, at least on his part. No man looking at her would ever mistake her for a child. More surprising is the attraction that he feels for her instantaneously and his determination to make her his, whatever the cost. It appears however, that his bride to be, will require some convincing. 

As Marcus sets out to woo her, to prove that there is the possibility for something far more than a simple contract between them, danger lurks at every turn. The enemy, who robbed him of years of his life by handing him over to the French, is close at hand… and has their eye on Jane and her fortune, as well.



The Heart of a Duke Bundle

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by Christi Caldwell

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In Need of a Knight:
Lady Aldora Adamson has the weight of the world on her shoulders. In need of a respectable husband to save her family from ruin, she sets her sights on the Marquess of St. James… The only problem? Aldora didn’t anticipate the sparks that would fly when she meets the marquess’ younger, scandalous brother. 


For Love of the Duke:
After the tragic death of his wife, Jasper, the 8th Duke of Bainbridge buried himself away in the dark cold walls of his home, Castle Blackwood. When he’s coaxed out of his self-imposed exile to attend the amusements of the Frost Fair, his life is irrevocably changed by his fateful meeting with Lady Katherine Adamson.


More Than a Duke:
Armed with the heart of a duke pendant, fabled to land the wearer a duke’s heart, Lady Anne Adamson decides to enlist the aid of the notorious Harry, 6th Earl of Stanhope. A scoundrel with a scandalous past, he is the last gentleman she’d ever wed…however, his reputation marks him the perfect man to school her in the art of seduction…


The Love of a Rogue:
Jilted by her betrothed, Lady Imogen Moore is done with love. Never again wanting to experience the pain of a broken heart, she’s resolved to make a match with a polite, staid gentleman. All her best plans however, are upended when she meets her best friend’s roguish brother, Lord Alex Edgerton. 



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