Friday, May 26, 2017

From Duke Till Dawn by Eva Leigh

The first book in Eva's new Series "The London Underground" is a great read.  The Trope is different in that the heroine, Cassandra is not well born.  She spent her childhood in Debtor's Prison with her Father after her Mother left.  She grew up on the streets of London and was mentored by a criminal who taught her the Confidence Game and she became an expert at swindling people out of their money. She has only known how to survive in the harsh world that she grew up in.  Happy moments are rare in her life.

Alex, The Duke of Greyland has known only duty and honor his whole life.  From a very young age his father drilled into his head the duties, responsibilities of what it means to be a Duke of the Realm.
He was raised by servants and tutors, if his parents loved him it was at best, tepid.  He picked out the perfect young lady to be marry and become his Duchess and bear him children.  The only problem is that she eloped with a poor soldier and left him open to gossip and speculation, which he will not tolerate.  

To prove to Society that he is not hiding and nursing a broken heart he agrees to join his two friends at a new Gaming Hell that has just opened.  While there he hears a woman laugh that brings back the only time in his life where his heart and mind connected with another human being.  She was a widow who he spent time with over two years ago.  The last time he saw her was in his bed after they had made love. He fell asleep with her in his arms and when he woke up the next day she was gone.  It was like he lost his heart and soul when she left.  He never felt that way about a woman ever.

When he finds out that everything he knew about her was a lie, he vows revenge.  But when she comes to him for help, will he be able to turn her away?  The journey that Eva takes these characters on is engaging, intensely emotional and dangerous.  Can they both put aside there prejudices about each other classes and have a HAE.  This is a story of an adventure that will have you reading late into the night.

Received a Complimentary copy for an honest review.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Virtual Book Blog Tour for The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentleman by Victoria Alexander

About The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels & Other Gentlemen

  • Series: Lady Travelers Guide
  • Mass Market Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (May 23, 2017)
Embark on the breathtaking romantic adventures of The Lady Travelers Society in the brand-new series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander 
Really, it’s too much to expect any normal man to behave like a staid accountant in order to inherit the fortune he deserves to support the lifestyle of an earl. So when Derek Saunders’s favorite elderly aunt and her ill-conceived—and possibly fraudulent—Lady Travelers Society loses one of their members, what’s a man to do but step up to the challenge? Now he’s escorting the world’s most maddening woman to the world’s most romantic city to find her missing relative.
While India Prendergast only suspects his organization defrauds gullible travelers, she’s certain a man with as scandalous a reputation as Derek Saunders cannot be trusted any farther than the distance around his very broad shoulders. As she struggles not to be distracted by his wicked smile and the allure of Paris, instead of finding a lost lady traveler, India just may lose her head, her luggage and her heart.
“Alexander is an original and so are her romances…Alexander fulfills readers’ desires and then some.” -RT Book Reviews
“Alexander has a marvelous ear for witty dialogue and creates winning characters.” -Publishers Weekly
“For love, laughter, and lots of fun, read Victoria Alexander.” -Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling author
“Alexander is now the go-to author for historical romance readers in search of love and laughter.” – Booklist
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About Victoria Alexander

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and is still shocked it worked out.
Since the publication of her first book in 1995, she has written thirty-one full length novels and six novellas.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Review of When To Engage An Earl by Sally MacKenzie

This is book four in The Spinster House Series.  I have enjoyed all the Spinster House books, this is my favorite.  A truly lovely story that has wonderful characters and a really unique plot.

Alex, the Earl of Evans has just been jilted.  A love match or so he thought.  Now his two best friends are married to woman they love and he is still a bachelor.  Now he has to go to London and enter the Marriage Mart to find a wife.  His self esteem has suffered a blow and he is doubting his judgment. He decides to go home to gather his thoughts and consider his future, only he doesn't count on his meddling older sister would be visiting.  He just can't handle her kind of help right now so he decides to keep riding and finds himself in Loves Bridge at the door of the Spinster House.  He met the current Spinster when he attended the wedding of his friend Marcus, The Duke of Hart.

Miss Jane Wilkinson is the Spinster House Spinster.  Jane is a young lady who has no interest in Marriage and plotted and schemed to get her two friends married and out of the Spinster house so she could move in and get away from her brother.  Now she finally has what she wanted but for some reason she is not enjoying life like she thought she would.  Being independent is a little dull and lonely.

This story is heartwarming, sexy and laugh out loud funny.  Alex's nieces are precocious and the things that they say are hysterical.  Add a supernatural cat named Poppy, and Jane's and Alex's family and friends and you have a  marvelous romance that you will love till the last word.  Sally is an awesome author and I adore her books.

Received a complimentary copy for an honest review.