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Calendar Anthology Fantasy

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Kae Galla, Philip K. Chase, Thomas Wythe,

Tahera Mannan, Davina Purnell,

Sheri Chapman, Summer Sky, Tammy R. Ray,

Aim Ruivivar, S.B. Rhodes

Prepare to be spellbound on a spine tingling journey within the pages of, A
Book to Last the Year; Calendar Anthology Fantasy.
Among these gripping tales you’ll encounter. An exiled dragon filled with
rage. A queen chosen from among the commons not her bloodline. A
meticulous Christmas coordinator training his assistant. The magic of
leprechauns against bullies. What lurks through the window at 2 am.
This collection of enchanting stories and poems is not for the weary.
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A Book to Last the Year Volume 2:

Romance

Calendar Anthology Romance

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Kae Galla, Kathleen A. Duncan, Tammy R Ray, Kiora Light, Thomas Wythe,

CM Peters, Michele Shriver, Cherron Riser, Sheri Chapman, Summer Sky

Prepare to be impassioned on a heart throbbing journey within the pages of, A
Book to Last the Year; Calendar Anthology Romance.
Among these alluring tales you’ll encounter forbidden love, broken hearts,
and spellbound desire. A cake decorator who hates weddings but craves
a stunning guest. The aftermath of a hot encounter with a mythical
God. The sweet awe of attraction between adults who were once
childhood friends. A 40 something grieving widow infatuated with a
younger man. A girl teetering between the naughty and nice list at
Christmas time.
This collection of enticing stories and poems is not for the chaste. Enter
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A Book to Last the Year Volume 3:

Dark Horror

Calendar Anthology Dark

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Philip Chase, Svea Neizke, Davina Purnell, Katie Jaarsveld, Sheri Chapman,

Larry Yoakum III, P. Mattern, L. Guathier, Summer Sky, Tammy R Ray

Prepare to be crippled with fear on a white knuckled journey within the pages
of, A book to Last the Year; Calendar Anthology Dark.
Among these harrowing tales you’ll encounter. A violent organization of
wolves, and the king who is bound to recapture his throne. Insolence
and defiance among vampires, demons, and a blonde village misfit in
the 18th century. The perseverance of a lone wolf seeking revenge.
Snake-like demons seeping through the gates of hell. All horror and
mystery that surrounds an unusual nursing home resident revealed
within a single midnight hour.
This collection of daunting stories and poems is not for the faint of
heart. Enter into suspense ridden worlds in which good and evil
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The Duke That I Marry

A Spinster Heiresses Novel

The Spinster Heiresses Book 3 

by Cathy Maxwell

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Publication Date: November 27, 2018

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51YrO37iC4LOnce upon a time there were three young ladies who, despite their fortunes, had been on the marriage mart a bit too long. 

They were known as “the Spinster Heiresses” . . .

Is it wrong for a woman to want more?

Not if she is a Spinster Heiress. They do not settle. Any young miss would be very lucky to find herself promised to a man like the Duke of Camberly. However, Miss Willa Reverly has watched her friends marry for love. Camberly may be the prize of the season, but she will not be “sold” to any man. She wants his devotion or she wants nothing at all.

When is a Marriage of Convenience inconvenient?

Newly named to the ducal title, Matthew Addison is determined to discover the secrets behind Mayfield, the bankrupt estate he has inherited. He doesn’t have time to coddle a headstrong heiress who is determined to ditch him over something as silly as “love.” Little does he know that his questions will place her in jeopardy. Now he must do what he must to save them both.

Could it be that in running from danger they might be racing headlong into a truly unexpected fate: falling in love



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DUCHESS OF HIS HEART

Seductive Scoundrels Book 6

by Collette Cameron

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Leaving her first love behind was the hardest thing Regine, Duchess of Heartwaite, had ever done. Her marriage of convenience to another man saved her family, even as it laid waste to her heart. That was years ago, however. Now widowed, she’s ready to begin her life anew. But all it takes is one glimpse of her former sweetheart to realize the feelings she buried so long ago are still there, stronger than ever. Unfortunately, his feelings for her are decidedly colder…

Solicitor James Brentwood has only one mistress these days—his work. Being jilted by his betrothed taught him love simply wasn’t worth the cost. But Regine is back in England now, more beautiful and alluring than ever. And it’s not long before he begins to feel things he has no business feeling. Especially not for her. Not again.  

But when a nemesis intent on destroying Regine emerges, it’s James who must come to her rescue. Can they overcome their differences and painful past to claim their happily ever after? Or will their second chance at love end as disastrously as their first?  



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A Bluestocking Belles Collection

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Join The Ladies’ Society For The Care of the Widows and Orphans of Fallen Heroes and the Children of Wounded Veterans in their pursuit of justice, charity, and soul-searing romance.

The Napoleonic Wars have left England with wounded warriors, fatherless children, unemployed veterans, and hungry families. The ladies of London, led by the indomitable Duchess of Haverford plot a campaign to feed the hungry, care for the fallen—and bring the neglectful Parliament to heel. They will use any means at their disposal to convince the gentlemen of their choice to assist.

Their campaign involves strategy, persuasion, and a wee bit of fun. Pamphlets are all well and good, but auctioning a lady’s company along with her basket of delicious treats is bound to get more attention. Their efforts fall amid weeks of fog and weather so cold the Thames freezes over and a festive Frost Fair breaks out right on the river. The ladies take to the ice. What could be better for their purposes than a little Fire and Frost?

Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 with five interconnected Regency romances from the Bluestocking Belles.

Melting Matilda

Her scandalous birth prevents Matilda Grenford from being fully acceptable to Society, even though she has been a ward of the Duchess of Haverford since she was a few weeks old. Her half-brother, the Marquis of Aldridge, is convinced she will one day be wooed by a worthy gentleman, but Matilda has no such expectations. The only man who has ever interested her gave her an outrageous kiss a year ago and has avoided her ever since.

Charles, the Earl of Hamner is honour bound to ignore his attraction to Matilda Grenford. She is an innocent and a lady, and in every way worthy of his respect—but she is base-born. His ancestors would rise screaming from their graves if he made her his countess.

When his mother and her guardian begin collaborating on Her Grace’s annual charity fundraiser, neither Charles nor Matilda sees a way to avoid working together. And neither can forget the kiss they once shared.

My One True Love

Major Arthur Trevor PenRhyddyrch, Earl of Trehallow, returned to Wales from war and found his best friend gone. No one would speak her name let alone tell him where she might be. Then he found her in the frosty London fog of January 1814 only to lose her in the next moment.

When Miss Mary Percival Cummins saw Trevor in the fog, she ran. She knew he would hate her once he heard what others said, and the memory of their friendship was too dear for her to survive knowing he despised her.

But fate and the Duchess of Haverford had different plans. Her Grace knew, if they did not, that these two friends deserved the happiness of finding their one true love.

A Second Chance at Love

Viscount Digby Osgood returns to London after a two-year absence, planning to avoid the woman he courted and then left. Surely she has moved on with her life; even married by now. A bit of encouragement from a friend, however, pushes him to seek the lady out. Can she ever forgiven him and give them a second chance at love?

Lady Constance Whittles has only cared for one man in her life. Even after he broke her heart, it remains fixed on him. Another man tries to replace him, but she soon learns she can never feel for him a shadow of what she still feels for Digby. One brief encounter with Digby confirms it; she is more than willing to forgive him. Can they truly take up where they left off?

Charity projects and a Frost Fair on the Thames bring them together, but another stands in their way. Will he tear them apart?

The Umbrella Chronicles

There comes a time in every bachelor’s life, when his good-natured but meddling sister gets it into her mind to play matchmaker. And in every occasion, they contact none other than Lady Harriett Ross, self-proclaimed Motley Meddler, the Mistress of Destiny, and Wielder of the Infamous Umbrella.

Enter the Duke of Eastly. A man with just such a sister. He has scars, thinks society is nonsense, and prefers to stay far away from any and allshenanigans. But he could never resist his sibling, who tells him a sorrowful tale of woe, of a dear friend’s shy plight ahead of an important auction at the Frost Fair of 1814. No worries. He has the perfect solution. Help is on the way!

Enter the friend, Miss Artemis Synclaire. The precise opposite of timid and shy. And as such, she won’t stand for the Beast’s asinine resolution. She’d rather dine with an elephant (which could actually be arranged) than deal with a man such as he.

Can two such stubborn people ever bend enough to discover they’ve found their perfect match?

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Highland Devil

Highland Magic Book 5

by Kerrigan Byrne

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Kylah MacKay was brutalized and burned alive, but denied her vengeance by a cruel twist of fate. She’s drawn to the one man more damaged then her, and becomes a pawn in an ancient war that may cost her very soul. Somehow this man, who has no use for emotion or love, awakens a dangerous desire she’d though died with her.

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Daroch McLeod is a ruthless and brilliant Druid driven by a single purpose: Retribution. Abused and tormented, he’s promised not to stop until he’s retaliated against his immortal captors. And he’s never been closer to his goal. Daroch refuses to let the beautiful, inquisitive Banshee, who haunts his every step, uncover his deadly secrets.

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How To Love A Duke in Ten Days

Devil You Know Book 1

by Kerrigan Byrne

File Size: 3209 KB

Print Length: 446 pages

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Publication Date: August 27, 2019

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A Kirkus Reviews 2019 Best Romance Novel, the first in an exciting new series by USA Today bestseller Kerrigan Byrne!

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These men are dark, bold, and brave. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees…

Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.

 

 

 

LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS

Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff. Then, Alexandra enters his life like a bolt of lightning. When she proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps. But her gentleness, sharp wit, independent nature, and incredible beauty awakens every fierce desire within him. He will do whatever it takes to keep her safe in his arms.

“Romantic, lush, and suspenseful.”: New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch

My Thoughts:

Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past.

Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride.

Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy, however, for a man known as the Terror of Torcliff.
When Alexandra proposes marriage, Piers knows that, like him, trouble haunts her footsteps.

I was taken in from the first chapter. Although I am not a fan of rape scenes this one is necessary to explain Alexandra’s fear and need.
Alexandra has a secret that only a select few friends know of, however someone else must know because she is paying a blackmailer. Could the blackmailer be someone she considers her friend?

Piers knows his life is in danger. Unlike Alexandra he knows the source of that danger.
Can this unlikely pair be more to each other than a source of comfort in their mutual time of need. Will ten days be enough to bring love instead of just mutual need to this couple?

I gave this newest Kerrigan Byrne book 4.6 of 5.0 stars for story line and character development. I have seldom read anything by this author that I did not like.
The wonderful ending was reason enough to read through some otherwise unsavory scenes to finish this otherwise enthralling book.
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The Games We Play Book Tour & Giveaway

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The Games We Play

by Lorrain Allen

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publication Date: January 3, 2020

Jada’s fairytale marriage went to hell in a handbasket when her husband started being unfaithful. The last few years have been a nightmare for her. Ben doesn’t hide his extra martial activities, after concluding Jada wouldn’t do a damn thing about it. The wheels in Jada’s head begin to turn with her best friend’s words–Cheat back, beat Ben at his own game. Jada wasn’t sure she had the nerve to follow through, but she wanted Ben to get a taste of his own medicine. She meets two completely different men–Wayne, a successful businessman and Elijah, a starving artist following his dreams in the Big Apple. It’s all a game was Jada’s thoughts when she crossed that invisible line, but little did she know her choice would cause a chain reaction causing her heartbreak. The game has begun, rules will been broken, and secrets will be revealed. There are multiple players, but only one can win. The games start in five, four, three, two, one.
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Ace of Hearts

Game of Love Book 1

by Khardine Gray

Genre: Bad Boy Mafia Romance

She was the innocent I was meant to resist, but she feels like my last chance at redemption.
She’s the beautiful fiery angel.
You look at her and you forget… everything.
Past, present and future. You just forget.
I’ve been called many things in my life.
Marine, agent, hacker, thief, killer…
Now I’m a fraud.
I’m here for one single reason – to steal from her father, the Vegas Mafia King .
Eliminate him if I need to.
Greedy mobster…he got caught up in something above him and dragged her in too.
I dropped my guard and got lost in her.
Mind, body, and soul.
The angel drew me in at hello.
With a body made for serious sinning, Jia Marchesi reminded me of what I wanted and never had.
I want her to be mine.
But… the more I dig the more secrets I find.
The more I realize what’s going on is above me too.
Danger and death are on the horizon.
Sorry, Bellezza. You got dealt a cruel hand.
I should have stayed away from you..
You were my big mistake. I was always a threat.
In the end, there’s no way this will end well.
Not for me
Nor for you.
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I wasn’t sure which was worse.
Being with her or being without her.
Both seemed to carry its own weight of grief.
Maybe it would have been better to just leave, get out of her life and she’d never see me again.
I’d shared several moments with this woman I shouldn’t have had.
She’d looked desperate to me. I just didn’t know at the time what the desperate was.
The desperation was to be saved.
Freedom.
People like that were best left alone if you couldn’t help them.
Not only had I potentially blown the mission, but I’d made her life worse just for being with her.
Now all hell was breaking loose.
My enemy has returned and he knows she’s my weakness.
It’s only a matter of time before heads will roll.
Please note Tease of Spades is book 2 in the Game of Love series. This book ends with a Cliffhanger. Pretty please read the books in order for your enjoyment of this series. Xander and Jia’s story continues in Queen of his Heart.
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Queen of His Heart

Game of Love Book 3

Better to be on the right hand of the devil than in his path.
I stole the mafia princess and lost her all in one breath.
She was the innocent in the mix.
I broke every rule in the book with her.
I didn’t just involve her in a top-secret mission, I got involved with her.
It made me reckless and I slipped up.
I had to make the deal with the devil if I wanted a chance to get her back.
Death and danger are on the horizon.
Jia belongs to me and I won’t allow her to die.
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This book is the continuation of Xander and Jia’s story. Pretty please read the books in order for your enjoyment of this series. xx
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Hell Hath No Fury

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by Annabelle Anders

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Hell Hath No Fury CoverWhen a merchant’s daughter meets London’s Ton, sparks fly.

Forever a Wallflower….

Miss Cecily Findlay practices proper etiquette, dances the waltz flawlessly, wears clothes of the latest fashion, and is a beauty in her own right. Even so, she’d never be received by the ton if not for her enormous dowry…which has attracted Flavion Nottingham, a spoiled and entitled earl. This so-called gentleman has beggared his estate and sees Cecily as the answer to all his problems. Most dastardly of all, he doesn’t care if he shatters her dreams while executing his devious scheme.
Forever the Spare….

Mr. Stephen Nottingham, successful industrialist, is back in England to save his cousin’s (ahem) assets but may have arrived too late. The clean-up involves settling massive debts, dismissing a clinging mistress, and dealing with more than one irate papa. None of that matters, however, as much as saving the beautiful Cecily.

A Forever kind of Love….

Cecily is trapped by Lord Kensington, and Stephen is trapped by his honor. Happily ever after hangs in the balance. Will fate open the doors for their enduring love?



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Hell’s Belle

Devilish Debutantes Book #3

by Annabelle Anders

File Size: 1878 KB

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Devilish Debutantes Book #3There comes a time in a lady’s life when she needs to take matters into her own hands…

A Scheming Minx

Emily Goodnight, a curiously smart bluestocking – who cannot see a thing without her blasted spectacles – is raising the art of meddling to new heights. Why leave her future in the hands of fate when she’s perfectly capable of managing it herself?

An Apathetic Rake

The Earl of Blakely, London’s most unattainable bachelor, finds Miss Goodnight’s schemes nearly as intriguing as the curves hidden beneath her frumpy gowns. Secure in his independence, he’s focussed on one thing only: evading this father’s manipulating ways. In doing so, ironically, he fails to evade the mischief of Emily’s managing ploys.

Hell’s Bell Indeed

What with all the cheating at parlor games, trysts in dark closets, and nighttime flights to Gretna Green, complications arise. Because fate has limits. And when it comes to love and the secrets of the past, there’s only so much twisting one English Miss can get away with…

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Reviewed Sep 17, 2018

I have read this entire series so far and in my opinion this is the best of the three books.
It is totally absorbing and leaves you both laughing and crying. Our heroine has a mother who is determined to marry her off or send her to live with an aunt. This just won’t do.

Our hero has an equally manipulative father. In trying to evade his father’s schemes he falls right into the trap that is Emily.

I loved this book. I didn’t think this series could get any better but it did.
This book is one for my keeper shelf.

I gave it 4.9 of 5.0 stars for story line, plot and character development.

This is a sexy and angsty tale that is not to be missed.

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by Lauren Smith

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His Little VixenSadie Harris doesn’t like immortals. After vampires leave her an orphan, she’s raised by her grandmother at the edge of a werewolf pack’s territory. As a fox shifter she knows the rules about werewolves: Stay clear of the boundaries, never go out after dark during the full moon and take a vacation far, far away when she goes into her shifter mating heat or else she’ll attract literal “big bad wolves.” But when her flight gets cancelled and her mating heat is coming – so are the wolves. The last thing she expects is to get rescued by a tall, dark and gorgeous man…er…vampire. What’s a vixen to do?

Seamus Gallagher might be immortal but his life is full of mortal problems: he’s been framed for the murder of the woman his two best friends loved; he’s on a mission to find and kill his sire; and, he has no idea what to do with the feisty red-headed vixen he just rescued from a vicious werewolf pack. He doesn’t have time to babysit a skittish shifter who hates vampires, but when he looks at her, Seamus sees trouble. Sexy, sweet, and irresistible trouble. The last thing this vamp needs is to fall in love.

My Thoughts:

Sadie Harris has no use for immortals. Vampires left her an orphan and she’s been raised by her grandmother at the edge of a werewolf pack’s territory.
As a fox shifter she knows the rules about werewolves: Stay clear of the boundaries, never go out after dark during the full moon and take a vacation far, far away when she goes into her shifter mating heat or else she’ll attract literal “big bad wolves.”

When Sadie’s flight gets canceled she is forced to drive away from the area only to be followed by the bad guys.

Seamus Gallagher might be immortal but his life is full of mortal problems: he’s been framed for the murder of the woman his two best friends loved. He’s on a mission to find and kill his sire and, he has no idea what to do with the feisty red-headed vixen he just rescued after hitting the little fox with his motorcycle.

This paranormal romance is not the usual fare. It is my opinion in fact that some of the best ones I have read in recent years have been by Lauren Smith. I adore her Historical Romance and her Paranormal Romance are fast becoming a favorite in that genre.
This book is filled with suspense, laughter at times and unusual love. It is both sexy and suspense filled. This book is the second one in this series and I look forward to book #3.
I gave this book 4.8 of 5.0 stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.



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The Daring Marriages Book 1

by Amanda Forester

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Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492605492

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: July 5, 2016

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If The Earl Only KnewThe chase is on in award-winning author Amanda Forester’s brand-new Regency romance series!

A sizzling scandal just waiting to happen…

Orphaned at a young age, Lady Katherine Ashton and her brother have spent most of their lives on the high seas, seeking to restore their family fortune through somewhat dubious means. After that kind of adventure, Kate knows she won’t ever be accepted as a proper society lady.

To the annoyingly clever, temptingly handsome, and altogether troublesome Earl of Wynbrook, society ladies are a dead bore. Kate, on the other hand, is scandalous, alluring, and altogether fascinating. And Kate can’t decide which she relishes more, the thrill of chasing fearsome pirates, or having Wynbrook chase after her…

“Sparkles with humor and a delightful cast of characters.” -RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for A Midsummer Bride
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Wedded in Sin

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by Jade Lee

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After Penny’s parents are murdered, Samuel is determined to locate the culprit…
But he soon finds himself falling for Penny and yearning for a future with her.
A spirited Regency romance!

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Wedded in Sin Cover“A richly painted and fun foray into the regency era with a bright and intelligent heroine.” ~Reader Review

With her parents murdered and her inheritance stolen, all Penny Shoemaker has is her position at A Lady’s Favor dress shop designing handcrafted shoes for brides. But it’s not enough to support herself and her younger brother. Her only chance to regain what is rightfully hers lies in the strange but brilliant Samuel Morrison.

A dispossessed younger son, Samuel Morrison has a weakness for damsels in distress. So when Penny’s predicament literally lands at his feet, he turns his keen detective skills to her problem. As Penny’s predicament fills his time—she also begins filling his heart.

But can he regain Penny’s stolen inheritance, win her heart, and create a life not only for himself and Penny but for her younger brother, too, without running afoul of those who murdered her parents?

The answer may be just one favor away…

“A charmingly seductive tale.” ~Courteny Milan, New York Times bestselling author.

Bridal Favors, in series order:

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Lady Cecilia Is Cordially

Disinvited for Christmas

A Secrets and Seduction, Book 0.5

by Sheridan Jeane

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Publisher: Flowers and Fullerton

Publication Date: October 8, 2019

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Weary of the long hours he’s been spending on a make-or-break legal case, Devin Montlake, the youngest son of the Earl of Vincent, is thrilled at the prospect of spending Christmas with his childhood love Lady Cecilia. With professional success almost within his grasp, he can finally formalize their understanding. Unfortunately, his interfering family’s House Party might well be his last chance.

Believing they’ve been disinvited to the Vincent’s Christmas gathering, Lady Cecilia and her family are surprised when they receive Devin’s last-minute plea to attend. Lady Cecilia knows the Vincents want better for Devin than the daughter of an impoverished earl, and, after months of Devin’s silence, she isn’t sure what to expect. Does Devin plan to break things off with her in person, or will he ask for her hand in marriage? And if he does propose after so much time apart, how can she be sure she is still first in Devin’s heart?

My Thoughts:

Reviewed on October 8, 2019:

I read It Takes a Spy last year and since it’s the continuation of Lady Cecilia and Devin’s story I feel like it was written and read in the wrong order.
This short beginning read is delightful though and since I have read it already I will endeavor to re-read It Takes a Spy.
I still have both the ARC and the published book on my kindle but will need to download either one again in order to re-read and enjoy that book again.
The original published date of It Takes a Spy was in 2014 and I read and reviewed it in 2018.
I gave this prequel novella 4.25 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization even though it went back in the history of this series.
I was familiar with Cecilia, her family and Devin from It Takes a Spy although Devin’s family was new to the cast of characters.


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Gambling on a Scoundrel

by Sheridan Jeane

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Publisher: Flowers and Fullerton, LLC

Publication Date: March 29, 2014

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Lucian’s grandfather believed his tainted French blood had ruined him…Gambling on a Scoudrel Cover
Lucian’s father was an outcast until his death for the sin of falling in love and marrying a French woman. When both of Lucien’s uncles die childless, he finds himself inheriting an earldom– as well as the kind of life he’d been denied since birth. Now he’ll have to sell his high-stakes gambling house in London so he can assume control of his extensive holdings. The last thing he wants is a nosey reporter complicating things.

She has her entire future mapped out…
Until her fiancé jilts her— in a letter.
Temperance won’t take that lying down. Not at all! She will win him back! She will research that article on the evils of gambling Charles Dickens asked her to write! AND, it will be published in his newspaper! To top it off, Ernest will come crawling back to her…

Now, if she can just figure out how to make it all happen…

Gambling on a Scoundrel is a standalone romance.

If you liked this book, check out Sheridan’s Secrets and Seductions series

Lady Cecilia Is Cordially Disinvited to Christmas is a sweet prequel novella to Sheridan Jeane’s SECRETS AND SEDUCTION Series. The rest of the books in the series are a bit spicier than the prequel, and they have a sprinkling of suspense as well!.

THE SECRETS AND SEDUCTION SERIES

Book 0.5 – Lady Cecilia is Cordially Disinvited for Christmas
Book 1 – It Takes a Spy…
Book 2 – Lady Catherine’s Secret
Book 3 – Once Upon a Spy
Book 4 – My Lady, My Spy
Book 5 – Along Came a Spy



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Heart’s Temptation Book 1

by Scarlett Scott

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A lost love

Seven years ago, the Marquis of Thornton broke Cleo’s heart, and she hasn’t forgotten or forgiven him. But when she finds him standing before her at a country house party, as handsome as ever, old temptations prove difficult to resist. One stolen kiss is all it takes.

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Thornton buried his past and his feelings for Cleo long ago. He’s worked diligently to become a respected politician with a reputation above reproach. The only trouble in his otherwise perfect life is that he can’t resist the maddening beauty he never stopped wanting, no matter how devastating the cost.

A mad passion

Cleo is hopelessly trapped in a loveless marriage, and Thornton is on the cusp of making an advantageous match to further his political ambitions. The more time they spend in each other’s arms, the more they court scandal and ruin. Theirs is a love that was never meant to be. Or is it?

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A Mad Passion is the first book in the Heart’s Temptation series and can be enjoyed as a stand-alone novel or read as part of the series. Each Heart’s Temptation book takes place in Victorian England, where passion burns, scandals abound, and love triumphs. From a wicked embrace in a country house maze to a kiss in the rain to a stolen moment in a carriage, these distinctive men and women aren’t afraid to give in to the temptation of following where their hearts lead them. Nothing can keep them from a love that lasts forever.

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Duke of Depravity

Sins and Scoundrels Book 1

by Scarlett Scott

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A duke with demons and a governess with secrets collide in this passionate tale!

Crispin Ashforth returns from battle the newly inherited Duke of Whitley with two sisters under his charge. Publicly lauded as a hero, he is haunted by the bitter mission that nearly saw him killed and cost the life of his best friend. He’s desperate to drown out the demons tormenting him by any means, regardless of how depraved.

All he needs to do is find a proper governess for his hellion sisters so he can drink and wench himself into oblivion. Enter Miss Jacinda Turnbow, who is as lovely as she is prickly. It doesn’t take Crispin long to realize he’s found precisely the sort of distraction he needs in the prim governess.

But Jacinda has secrets of her own, and she’s no ordinary governess. To save herself and her father from ruin, she has agreed to infiltrate the duke’s home and search for evidence that he’s a traitor.

Resisting his advances grows more difficult by the day, however, as she discovers there’s more to Crispin than the careless life of sin he’s cultivated. And the greatest danger she faces is losing her heart to the man she has no choice but to betray.

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by Gemma Blackwood 

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A Viscount is a Girl's Best Friend CoverLady Edith Balfour has not eloped with her dearest friend, Lord Rotherham. But persuading him, her family, and her own heart to believe that is proving unexpectedly difficult…

The lively, accident-prone Edith has never been the proper young lady her family would like her to be. She would rather travel the world and live a life of adventure than settle down with a suitable gentleman.

The only person who truly understand her dreams is Lord Rotherham, her closest friend and confidant. Nathaniel would be everything Edith needed, if only his own dreams were not so firmly rooted in England. As it is, Edith wouldn’t risk losing his friendship for anything – no matter what wonderful feelings he stirs inside her.

Nathaniel Townsend, the young Viscount Rotherham, has striven for years to escape from his guardian’s restrictive influence. Ambitious and determined, he means to become a powerful force in the House of Lords. Edith’s friendship is the only thing that has ever soothed his frustrated soul. He knows that one day she’ll break free of London society – and he dreads to think how much he’ll miss her.

When a family emergency forces Edith to travel north alone, Nathaniel defies his guardian to accompany her. It’s an adventure that could cost him dearly, but he is determined to declare his independence at last. Besides, he has never been able to say no to Edith’s sparkling eyes or dimpled smile.

It’s not an elopement. It’s simply two good friends enjoying an adventure together. And, perhaps, indulging in one or two dangerously delicious kisses…

This is the third book in the series The Impossible Balfours. You do not have to read the other books to enjoy this one, but there are some connections between the books which will reward readers of the whole series.

My Thoughts:

Lady Edith Balfour has not eloped with her dearest friend, Lord Rotherham. But persuading him, her family, and her own heart to believe that is proving unexpectedly difficult…
The only person who truly understand her dreams is Lord Rotherham, her closest friend and confidant.
I really liked Edith and Nathainal’s story. The rather clumsy and accident prone heroine was a nice touch in this friends to lovers romance.
I gave this book a 4.5 star rating.

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by Linda Griffin

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Psychological Thriller

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc

Publication Date: July 15, 2019

In the small town of Cougar, struggling single mother and veterinary assistant Teresa Lansing is still bruised from a failed relationship when Frank McAllister sweeps her off her feet.
Frank is a big-city SWAT officer who moved to Cougar only four months ago. He’s handsome, charming, forceful, very sexy, and a bit mysterious. He had his eye on Teresa even before they met and is pushing for a serious relationship right away.
Teresa finds his intense courtship flattering, and the sex is fabulous, but she doesn’t want her deaf six-year-old son to be hurt again. Her former fiancé cheated on her when he got drunk after being unjustly fired, but he loves her and her son, and the whirlwind romance is complicated by his efforts to win Teresa back.
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