Monday, December 28, 2015

Review of The Earl's Complete Surrender by Sophie Barnes


Wonderful Book!!  Sophie knows how to write a truly suspenseful, action packed novel with truly authentic characters and a heart wrenching love story.  There are not many Historical Romance writers who can write an alluring and captivating story with such mystery and intruigue that blends so well with the love story of the two main characters.

James and Chloe are in two completely different places in their lives.  Chloe is recovering from six years in a marriage where her husband cheated on her and beat her when he was drinking.  He died in a duel over another man's wife.  She doesn't want anything to do with getting married again. She is on holiday with her family and just wants to enjoy her stay at Thorncilff.  James is there to do one thing only, find the book that will reveal the names of the traitors that killed his parents when he was 10 years old.  He is spy for the crown, a loner and wants nothing to do with love, marriage or having a family.  Then he meets Chloe and both their worlds are turned upside down.

This is truly a story of two people who find what they are least expecting and how it will change the way feel about each other and their futures.

I have read all of Sophie's books and have loved them all.  She is exceptional and you should never miss any of her books.

Review of Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase


Another amazing book by Loretta Chase!!!

She makes me laugh out loud when I am reading.  Her wirting is so creative, intelligent and witty.  I loved the characters in this book.
Raven Radford is a barrister who serious, logical and just plain annoying most of the time. He has no time for society ladies in his world, he has enough to do without having to babysit a young lady. Clara is young lady who has decided that she is not going to live in the restiriced environment that she has been stuck in her whole life. She is independent, stubborn and going into places where she shouldn't be, and if her family finds out they would probably lock her away forever in the country.

When Clara goes to Raven for help, he knows if he doesn't help her someone else will.  He can protect her and hopefully keep her out of trouble and danger.  Raven doesn't want to want her but he does and tries to fight it. Clara is fascinated by him.

This is a wonderful story with humor, sexual tension, a couple who are made for each other. It also includes a couple of really nasty villians and a plot that will keep you riveted to the end.  If you have never read one of Loretta's books you are missing out on the best of Historical Romance today.

Review of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild by Megan Frampton


This the story of a scandalous young lady and a very staid and proper Duke.

We met Margaret in "Put Up Your Duke" , the younger sister of the heroine Isabella.

As this book opens, Margaret has caused a Scandal and is disowned by her parents and living on her own with a maid.  She is writing fiction for a publication, and helping woman less fortunate than herself. Her life is full and she is happy, enter the Duke
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The Duke of Lasham is everything a Duke should be.  Responsible, well mannered, rich and unapproachable.  To put it in one word, he is dull, but he doesn't know how to be any other way.  He always does the right things; never realized there is a way to do things wrong or differently until the day he met Lady Margaret.  What would happen to him and his Dukedom if he could be a different person and still be the duke
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Margaret is irreverent, bold, unapologetic about herself and the life she leads. She is a walking scandal and she is intruigued by the Duke even though he seems a little dull and slow.  When he is with her he feels alive and with purpose, something he has never felt before. She made him feel like a man, not just a Duke.
She realizes that being around him was making her happier than she has ever been.  But can they have a life together? He is as proper as they come and she is not.
 
Megan writes a incredibel story with wonderfully complex characters that you will love.  This is a about a man and a woman discovering what life is about and what is possible if they are together.
This is a must read for any historical romance fan. Megan really hit the target with this one.  Loved it!! Especially loved this Duke!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Virtual Book Tour for A Whisper of Desire by Bronwen Evans



Sensual heat melts the ice in the new Disgraced Lords novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen
Evans, as a marriage of convenience leads to delightful pleasure—and mortal danger.

Lady Marisa Hawkestone’s nightmare is just beginning when she wakes up naked, with no memory of
the night before, lying next to Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Lyttleton—a man so aloof and rational he’s
nicknamed “the Cold Duke.” A scandal ensues, in which Marisa’s beloved beau deserts her. As a
compromised woman, Marisa agrees to marry Maitland. But on her wedding night, Marisa discovers the
one place the duke shows emotion: in the bedroom, where the man positively scorches the sheets

Taught from a young age to take duty seriously, Maitland cannot understand his new wife’s demands on
his love and affection. Marisa’s hot-blooded spirit, however, does have its attractions—especially at
night. In retrospect, it seems quite silly that he didn’t marry sooner. But being one of the Libertine
Scholars requires constant vigilance, even more so when the enemy with a grudge against his closest
friends targets Marisa. Now Maitland must save the woman who sets his heart aflame—or die trying.

EXCERPT

Maitland Spencer, the Duke of Lyttleton, had always simply been her older brother’s somewhat
handsome yet standoffish friend. He’d never shown an ounce of interest in her, or her in him. She
looked him over. “Are you ill?”

Perfectly arched eyebrows lowered into a frown. “I’m very well, and you?”

“I’m stunned, actually. You’re flirting with me.”

“I wasn’t flirting. I was merely stating a fact.”

Of course he was. Literal was his middle name. “Then perhaps you can unhand me, sir,” she said, looking
pointedly at his large hands still firmly holding her waist, “unless you do have intentions of flirting with me.”

To her dismay, he did not take his hands from her; instead, they tightened and pulled her close, and he
gently moved her into an alcove, away from prying eyes.

“What if I decided I did want to flirt with you? Perhaps even declare my suit? Don’t look surprised—you
are one of the most sought-after debutantes this season.”

“Has Sebastian put you up to this? There is no need for him to pester me. I know who I will marry; I’m
simply waiting for him to ask.”

Maitland’s eyes roamed her face, stopping at her lips. “A beauty such as you should not have to wait. I
would decline him on principle. What would you do if I got down on bended knee here and now?”

Heat flared over her skin. Flustered, she didn’t know how to reply. What had come over His Grace tonight?

“I suspect I would think you in your cups, Your Grace. In all the years I have known you, you’ve never
looked at me twice.”

He pressed closer. “That’s not true, little one. It would have been inappropriate for me to notice you
until I knew my mind. I find that tonight I know exactly what I want.”

His eyes flared with something she’d swear was heat. Perhaps their dance earlier had affected him as
much as it had affected her.

“I’m not for the wanting, so you can stop this silly flirtation.”

“I have no need to flirt, little one. When I want a woman she is left in no doubt as to my intentions.” His
mouth trailed up her neck until he reached her ear. He softly added, “And they rarely deny me.”


About Bron: 
USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers’ Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duke.

Bronwen loves hearing from avid romance readers at Bronwen@bronwenevans.com 

You can keep up with Bronwen’s news by visiting her website www.bronwenevans.com 

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