Friday, March 25, 2016

ARC Review of How to Please a Lady by Jane Goodger

Another Stunning novel from Jane Goodger.  This is the second in the Lost Heiresses Series and my favorite so far.  Jane's writing is emotionally satisfying, Extraordinarily easy to read, and by that I mean that it is enjoyable and you don't want the story to end.  I laughed and cried, sometimes together.  Her characters are so life like, flawed, compassionate and lovable.

All I can say about the story is that explores the divide between the classes in England and gives you the prospective from both sides.  How hard it is to overcome years of bias and discrimination.  Charlie and Rose endure peril, heartache, death to be together.  

This is a must read Historical Romance Novel.  Do not miss it!!

Received a Complimentary copy from the publisher for an honest review.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

ARC Review of Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden

With this book Caroline ends the brilliant “Scandal Series” .  This book has real mystery,  a really scary villain, a story that surprises with plot twists with edge of your seat drama.

Jamie and Olivia were young and in love.  They were planning their future together.  Then Jamie left without asking Olivia’s father for her hand and she wound up being pressured into marrying a total stranger so her parents could get out of debt and launch her younger sister in Society.  Jamie returns too late to stop the marriage and they are both heart broken, but it is too late.

Years later Olivia is in trouble.  Her husband is dead and he left her penniless.  But there is a mystery about what her late husband did that made one of his associates stalk and threaten Olivia.  She is alone and scared with no one to turn to when Jamie shows up and promises to find out what the villain is after and protect her.

Caroline writes a compelling story that keeps you captivated to the very end.  The touching emotions between Olivia and Jamie are heartfelt and inspiring.  There are steamy moments in the book that are provocative.  You also get to meet some of the characters from the previous books in the series.  I really enjoyed this series and especially that Olivia and Jamie finally got their own HAE.

Received this book from the publisher for an honest review.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ARC Review of Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

It seems that we have been waiting forever for a new Historical Romance from Julia and it was worth the wait.  This book can be read as a stand alone Romance or you can think of it as a prequel to the awesome best selling Bridgerton Series.

This book is about Edmund Bridgerton’s older sister Billie and their neighbor George Rokesby.  Edmund Bridgerton is the father of Anthony Bridgerton from The Viscount Who Loved Me.

The Bridgertons and Rokesbys have been neighbors and friends for a long time and both families consider each other as such.  Billie is a hoyden who is more comfortable in breeches working with her father managing the estate and taking care of the tenants.  George is the heir and has to stay home and help his father when his younger brothers are helping defend England in their roles in the military.

George and Billie have known each other all their lives.  George thinks Billie is a pain in the arse and not remotely wife material. She has no boundaries and is always getting into all kinds of trouble which sometimes he gets caught in the middle of.  Billie thinks George is a stick in the mud and wouldn’t know how to have fun even it was right in front of him.

But are they really hiding feelings for each other that they are not even aware of?  Since I do not do spoilers in my reviews you are just going to have to read this book for yourself.

Julia Quinn is a master at Historical Romance.  I have read everything she has ever written and have saved everyone, they are all keepers. Her writing flows with emotions that pull you into the world she is writing about.  She is also a genius at making you laugh out loud and cry like a baby.  Her characters are amazing and the scope of their personalities is marvelous.

There is one more reason to read her Bridgerton Series of books...THE PALL MALL GAMES!!!

Received a complimentary copy from the publisher for an honest review.

Monday, March 21, 2016

ARC Review of The Study of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries

The second book in the Sinful Suitors Series was a very enjoyable read.  The heroine, Clarissa  is a young lady who is beautiful, willful, reckless and absolutely does not want to marry.  She is hiding a what she thinks is shameful  secret and thinks no man will want her. Our hero Edwin is a Gentleman who has taken care to avoid committing to any woman because of how his parents marriage scarred him, his brother and his younger sister.

Clarissa is being stalked by a Frenchman who doesn't want to take no for an answer.  Her brother is in exile and she doesn't have anyone to protect her. Edwin and Clarissa have known each other for a long time and the only way to protect her is to marry her.  The mystery is why the Frenchman is being so persistent even after they are married.

This is a book that has adventure, mystery, and two people who have always depended on themselves and somehow have to figure out how to make their marriage work and solve the mystery.  The plot moved at a great pace, the characters are wonderful and have great depth and of course the love story is sweet and steamy.  Really enjoyed this book.

Received a complimentary copy for an honest review.