Saturday, August 27, 2016

ARC Review of No Mistress of Mine by Laura Lee Guhrke

A new must read by Laura Lee Guhrke!!  This is the fourth book in the An American Heiress in London Series.  It seems like I have been waiting a long time for this story.  Denys and Lola are both wonderfully complicated characters that Laura Lee has surrounded with a compelling story of lust, greed, betrayal and love.

Lola is an American in Paris dancing as a can-can girl when she first meets Denys....He is young and lusts after her from the start.  Their love affair is an inferno that burns hotter than anything they have ever felt before.  All good things come to an end.  Denys has alienated his family and mortgaged the estate that was his inheritance to give Lola whatever she wants and now wants to marry her.   Denys catches Lola in a compromising  position with another man, or does he?  Lola knows that Denys will be disowned if she marries him and she doesn't want to ruin his life so she runs away to America with another man.

Years later Denys is a well respected member of Society with a thriving substantial fortune and the respect of his family and his peers when Lola shows up back in his life.  She now owns half of his Theater and wants to be an active partner.  He thought that he was over her and now he knows that he will never be around her without wanting her.  Lola still loves him too but that is not why she has come back.  She wants to prove to that she is a serious actress and has no intention of staying in the background.  Denys doesn't want to work with her because he knows that she is the biggest vulnerability and is afraid that all the work he has done over the years will be for nought as soon as she touches him.

I absolutely loved this book, and I know you will too.  Laura Lee writes a brillant plot that is a page turner with losts of surprises and a great love story.  Do not miss this one.

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

ARC Review of A Scot In The Dark by Sarah Maclean

Before I review this book I just want to say that I have been a fan of Sarah MacLean since I read "Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake", a favorite that I have kept to re-read.  

Who doesn't like a book with a brawny Scot that is well written?  I enjoyed this book.

The Guardian and Ward story line in this book was managed with the flair that Sarah has always had.  Miss Lillian Hargrove is one of the most beautiful woman in England who has been alone most of her life.  She is also the ward of the Duke of Warnick, a Scot who has vowed never to return to England.  When Scandal breaks out and Lillian is ruined in the eyes of the Ton, Alec is forced to journey to London to rescue a ward he didn't know he had.

Lillian does not want his help and Alex just wants to get her married so he can return to Scotland.  This is where the story takes a turn into the deep emotional anguish both Lillian and Alec are trying to keep buried deep inside and escape each other before their secrets are revealed.  

This is the story of two lonely people who have to make do without love and friendship in their lives and fear falling in love because they both have experienced heartbreak and betrayal.  Will they be strong enough to take the chance and let themselves open their hearts to love again?  

I really liked Lillian and Alec's story and think you will too. Another enjoyable roamance from Sarah Maclean.

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