Saturday, February 13, 2016

Review of Desperately Seeking A Scoundrel by Elisa Braden

This is the third book in The Rescued from Ruin Series by Elisa.  It was wonderful to see Colin Lacey get his own HAE.  Even a scoundrel can reform and it takes a young lady named Sarah Battersby who is independent, stubborn and beautiful.  Colin is trying to redeem himself by helping to bring down a vicious criminal that steals, tortures and kills anyone who gets in his way.

The book opens with Sarah finding Colin on the side of the road where he winds up after escaping from his enemy.  Sarah nurses him back to health and in exchange Colin just has to pretend that he is her fiancee so the disgusting Mr. Foote will leave her alone.  This is where the adventure begins that brings them both into perilious danger, nerve racking adventure and soulful redemption.  

Elisa's writing is wonderful, exciting and you won't want to put this one down.  I will admit that I cried a few times at the heart wrenching emotional moments in this book.  I really enjoyed all three in the series and cannot wait until she releases another book.

I received a complimentary copy for an honest review.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

ARC Review of A Study in Scandal by Caroline Linden

Another great addition to the Scandal Series by Caroline Linden.  Samantha Lennox is a young lady who has run away from her cruel father who has ordered her to marry a brute of a man who has a reputation of abusing woman.  Within minutes of stepping off the coach in London she is abducted by ruffians who have plans to send her to a brothel.

Lord George Churchill-Gray is an artist on his way to buy more pigments for a painting that he working on when he sees the attack and rescues Samantha.  He takes her back to the rooms he is renting to help her.
She pretends to have amnesia so he doesn't find out who she is.

He asks her to pose for a portrait and one thing leads to another, but can they figure out a way to be together when her father finds her.

A great story that you can read one cold night snuggled up on your sofa with a hot cup of tea.  I enjoyed it very much and if you have read the first two in the Scandal Series you recognize the characters, but you can enjoy this as a stand alone novella also.  Cannot wait for the next one in the Series.

Received a complimentary copy for an honest review.

Monday, February 8, 2016

ARC Review of The Rogue by Katharine Ashe

Another amazing addition to her repertoire.  The reason I love her writing so much is that she puts so much into the process.  Her research is astoundingly accurate, her plots are complex and exciting, her characters have such depth and her writing is so poetic {ie “Not removing his eyes from her, the stranger unfolded himself from the chair with predatorial grace.  He moved like a hunter, lean and powerful and aware”)  I just have to go back and read it again.  Her writing sings to me. 

I have been waiting for Constance’s and Sterling’s story, and it does not disappoint.  From the Prologue to the Epilogue you can see that they are meant to be together.  Constance is Sparrow, a member of The Falcon Club and Sterling is a recurring character from “I Loved A Rogue”.  Sterling is a strong, independent man who makes his own way in the world with his sword and even though he show a calm exterior to the world,  it seems his self-control disappears around Constance. Constance also shows an unruffled exterior but inside she is full of fear and insecurities that she hides from everyone.

There is a murderer on the loose and woman disappearing and Constance is willing to sacrifice herself on the altar of Marriage to get close to the Devil she thinks is responsible.  Along comes Sterling and both their plans for the future are thrown into disarray.  This story has it all….Murder, Kidnapping, a couple of really nasty villains, but most of all it is a love story for the ages. 

Katharine is truly a gifted writer and I enjoy her books tremendously.  If you have not read any of her books you are missing out on one of the best in the Historical Romance Genre.

Received a Complimentary copy of this book by the Publisher for an honest review.