Friday, June 5, 2015

Virtual Book Review of Love In The Time of Scandal by Caroline Linden

The third book in a deliciously sexy series from USA Today bestselling and RITA award winning author Caroline Linden, in which an utterly shocking book--Ffty Shades of Grey for the Regency era-- has all of London talking and gives more than one young miss a mind for scandal.

Penelope Weston does not like Benedict Lennox, Lord Atherton. He may be the suave and charming heir to an earl, as well as the most handsome man on earth, but she can’t forget how he abandoned a friend in need-nor how he once courted her sister, Abigail. He’s the last man she would ever marry. If only she didn’t feel so attracted to the arrogant scoundrel…

Once upon a time, Benedict thought he and Penelope got along rather well. But, though he needs a wealthy bride to escape his cruel father’s control, spirited Penelope just doesn’t suit his plans for a model marriage -- until a good deed goes awry, and scandalous rumors link his name to Penelope’s. She might not be the quiet, sensible wife he thought he wanted, but she is beautiful…beguiling…and far more passionate than he ever imagined. Can a marriage begun in scandal become a love match, too?

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Caroline Linden was born a reader, not a writer. She earned a math degree from Harvard University and wrote computer software before turning to writing fiction. Ten years, twelve books, three Red Sox championships, and one dog later, she has never been happier with her decision. Her books have won the NEC Reader’s Choice Beanpot Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award, and RWA’s RITA Award. Since she never won any prizes in math, she takes this as a sign that her decision was also a smart one. Visit her online at

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Review of The Major's Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley

Another great book in The Dukes of War series.  Every book just gets better and better.  Major Bartholmew Blackpool is a man who has lost everything he ever cared about.  His twin brother died at Waterloo, which he blames himself for because he could not save him.  He lost his leg in the battle and feels like he is only half a man.  All he wants to do is sit in the dark alone and drink.

Miss Daphne Vaughan is a young lady who devotes all of her time and energy trying to help the poor and endangered in England.  She doesn't have time for anything else in her life until her guardian tells her that she has to marry someone soon or he will have her committed to Bedlam.  She knows that in a matter of months she will be of age that her guardian cannot touch her.   So she takes a chance and asks an old friend to help.

When Bartholmew and Daphne reunite after not seeing each other for years everything changes.  He sees a young lady who has never had anyone to love her so she puts all her love into her projects.  She sees a man who is damaged by war and grief.  It takes a faux bethrothal for them find themselves and each other.

This is a beautiful love story that will make you cheer for Bartholmew and Daphne.  Ericia writes wonderful stories that have adventure, redemption, forgiveness and mostly a love for all time.  Do not miss any of Erica's books.  I am a fan for life!!!!