Sunday, September 20, 2020

Who Wants To Marry A Duke by Sabrina Jeffries


The newest edition of The Duke Dynasty Series by Sabrina Jeffries is just as exceptional as the first two in the series.  Thorn the Duke of Thornstock has met his match.  Olivia is a clever young lady who has no interest in becoming some neglected gentleman's wife.  She is a chemistry scientist and determined to prove that she is as good as the men in her field.   Both of them are stubborn, clever, and want nothing to do with each other.  The only problem is that they can't seem to keep their hands off each other.  Thrown together by circumstance in the mystery of who is killing off Dukes who were married to Thorn's mother.  Mystery abounds with moments of peril and more questions than answers.  The chemistry between Thorn and Olivia is palatable and erotic.  They get their happy ending but the mystery of the murderer is not resolved in this book.  

I enjoy Sabrina's writing very much, that said all the Dukes and sons and stepsons were a little confusing for me.  I had to refer to previous books in the Series to keep them straight.  Overall this is a great read and I can recommend this book.  It can be read as a stand-alone. However, I suggest reading the first two in the series then this one.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Review of All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne

Kerrigan has done it again!!!  What a spellbinding story with amazing characters.

I am a HUGE FAN of her books.  I am so glad that I discovered her books because she has taken me to places I would never have gone on my own and I have experienced a range of emotions, joy, sadness, sympathy, surprise, anticipation, and the most important emotion of all Love.  Her characters are flawed and perfect at the same time.  Strong heroes and the woman that they love are central to her love stories.  

Cecelia Teague and Cassius Gerard Ramsay are smart, stubborn, and witty not always on purpose.  I love that Cecelia is not a perfect svelt blonde young lady.  She has curves and an attitude that drives Ramsay crazy, which is hilarious!  There is also spine chilling peril and moments of great courage.

I think that Kerrigan is one of the best Historical Romance authors of our time.  Her writing is captivating and one you should not miss.  I highly recommend any and all of her books! 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Review of The Enticing of Miss Standish by Julia Justiss

Book 3 in The Cinderella Spinster Series

Sara Standish is on a mission to help the plight of children.  She has had five unsuccessful seasons and is now ready to start the life she was meant to live.  She is convinced that if you can teach poor children to read and do basic math that they can dramatically improve their future.  She has helped write letters to Parliament to make them understand that changing the laws that apply to children working in mills will only help everyone.  She cannot live on her own as a young lady of quality.  She takes a position as a companion to one of the leading matrons of the Reformer movement.  At her first visit to a mill, she meets the rudest most condescending man alive!

Cameron Fitzallen is a man who has lifted himself out of poverty with his ambition and intelligence. His journey from an orphan in a workhouse to the owner of his own mill has taught him what is important in life, pacifying a Lady so she can come to his mill and hand out candy and promises to the children is not worth his time.  Cameron is also an inventor whose innovations have helped make the machines safer for his workers, especially the children.  He also insists after the children leave the mill they go to the mill school to learn reading and math.

The more time that Sara is at the mill school with the children she realizes that she has misjudged Cameron.  He cares for his workers and now she finds herself caring for him a great deal.  When she realizes he feels the same she is willing to give up her place in Society to be with him.  The only other time Cameron let himself love someone she died.  He tells himself he is better off alone then heartbroken. Also, Cameron knows that if she marries him she can never go back to her family and friends.  He will have to let her go to see if she is strong enough to take what she wants.

A beautiful love story with wonderful characters.  I love Julia's writing, her substance and style are a joy to read.  I highly recommend this book for lovers of Historical Romance.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

My Review of The Highlander's Forbidden Mistress by Anna Campbell


Anna has hit it out of the park again!  Every time I read a new book by Anna I proclaim that this is now my favorite.  THIS IS MY FAVORITE OF THE SERIES!!!
Brock and Selina are two people who need each other desperately and Anna knows exactly how to weave a love story that will keep you reading late into the night.  

Anna's characters are just so flawed and perfect. From the first words, they exchange to the HAE I was enthralled.  Brock is now my favorite Highlander.  "Cruel beauty. I hoped you'd noticed me, yet now you depress my pretensions." Delicious chills down my spine!!   All you have to do is read the first chapter to be hooked!!  I read this book in two hours non-stop.  

Talk about hot and steamy!!!  Just a warning ladies, once you meet Brock your bookshelf will never be the same!!  Wild and untamed in bed and the perfect gentleman out of it, well not all the time.  A love story that will bring tears to your eyes and smile to your lips.  Do not miss this one!!

Monday, July 6, 2020

My Review of The Highlander's English Bride by Vanessa Kelly

This is book three in the "Clan Kendrick" series. Vanessa's Highlanders are right up there at the top of the Historical Fiction Genre when it comes to Scotland and handsome, stubborn, honorable, and witty Highland Heros.  I absolutely adored the first two books in this series.  If my review sounds familiar it's because I have run out of complimentary words to describe Vanessa's love stories. Vanessa has a talent for pairing stubborn Highlanders with stubborn ladies, be they Scottish or English.

Graeme Kendrick is in London trying to track down a den of thieves that are preying on society.  So far the bloody Sassenachs have proved elusive.  On this day in June 1822, he has tracked a flunky he followed to Hyde Park hoping that the thief will lead him to the ringleaders.  His luck today is the same as last month, none!  Not only does he lose the thief he has to rescue a young lady that the culprit pushed into the Serpentine to getaway.  Of course, the young lady thinks Graeme is trying to drown not rescue her.  Unfortunately for Graeme, this is just the beginning of months of pain and frustration involving this particular young lady.

Lady Sabrina Bell is wondering what the heck she was thinking about meeting a man in Hyde Park on a cold and rainy morning.  She knows better!  The gentleman never showed up and she is soaking wet from a dunk in the Serpentine!  The only redeeming part of this miserable morning is her rescuer, the most stunning man she has ever seen and he's Scottish. He comes up with a plan to save her reputation which makes him her salvation.  There would be hell to pay if her father finds out what happened.  Sabrina has no idea that meeting Graeme is the defining moment in her life.  

Sabrina and Graeme are so alike and different at the same time.  Their interactions are both hysterical and romantic with a sizzling sensuality that practically singes the pages.  All of Vanessa's stories have interacting characters from her other books, it's like catching up with old friends.  There is always lots of action, mystery, and HAE's in her stories.  All her books are stand-alone stories that any Historical Romance fan will love.  I recommend reading all of her books.  I am certain that you will love them as much as I do.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

My review of A Dark and Stormy Knight by Kerrigan Byrne

I have been a fan of Kerrigan's writing since I read the first book in the "Victorian Rebels" series, The Highwayman back in 2015.  I have eagerly awaited the release of the next book in the series, and have not been disappointed!  Kerrigan's stories are character-driven and what wonderful characters they are.  Her storytelling is addictive.  I love the bad boys that are the center of this series and the strong women that challenge and tame their men. 

You can enjoy this book as a stand-alone, you do not need to have read the whole series, but if you love Historical Romance with a dark side this series is for you!
I highly recommend this book and series. 5 Stars!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Review of The Highlander's English Bride by Anna Campbell

If you read my blog you know that Anna is one of my favorite writers of Historical Romance.  I was hooked on her books when I read her first novel in 2007 "Claiming
the Courtesan".  I have read every one of her books.  
I have always had favorites and now I am adding this one to the top of my list.  I absolutely loved this story from beginning to end!  Hamish is now my favorite Highlander!  Six Feet Five Inches of breathtaking masculinity, honor, and intelligence.  
Emily Baylor is a smart young lady who thinks Hamish is arrogant, condescending and so damn beautiful. They have been at loggerheads most of their adult lives.  Like oil and water, they just don't do well together. When a scandal breaks and the only answer is to marry they do so reluctantly.  Hamish is willing to try to make a go of the marriage, Emily is not. So Hamish retreats to Scotland and Emily stays in London.
What will it take to bring them together and to realize that they have a chance at a love that will change them forever?
This love story is a roller coaster ride of epic moments that will leave you wanting more.  Anna is a master at creating characters that will stay with you long after you have finished her books. All I can say is that I never put this one down until I read the entire book.
I highly recommend this and every book that Anna has written.  You will be hooked too!