Heart of the Sea Wolfe by Danelle Harmon

February 26, 2018

Heart of the Sea Wolfe by Danelle Harmon

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: World of de Wolfe Pack
Publication Date: January 22, 2018

Noble and strong, Captain Lord Dorian de Wolfe wants no ties whatsoever to the infamous pirate ancestor who bore the same name. But when he finds himself injured and stranded in enemy territory, the Sea Wolfe must make a decision whether or not to take what he wants.

Mercy Payne is living a double life – one whose secrets could get her killed if they ever get out. When Revolution erupts in Concord, she must decide whether or not to trust the dark stranger who offers the only chance to escape. But at what cost to her family … if not her heart?

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This is an incredible story! It is heart poundingly scary! It is an Awesome Romance, it is a Wonderful First Book! I am amazed, that I want another one, with these same people to go on! This is like the Sebastian St. Cyr Novels!
Maddison is brilliant, thorough, and extraordainarly kind! I will be the first one, buying her books!
I highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

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February 27, 2018

While you Were Spying by Shana Galen

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: Regency Spys #0
Publication Date: January 29, 2017

Francesca Dashing would like to forget that Ethan Caxton, the Marquess of Winterbourne, exists. He humiliated her in front of all of London Society—and he doesn’t even remember it! But when Ethan shows up in her sleepy Hampshire town, he’s hard to overlook, and his presence stirs up long-buried feelings. Francesca tries to keep her distance…until her life is threatened and the mysterious and handsome marquess comes to her rescue, in more ways than she ever thought possible.

Winterbourne has traveled to Hampshire on orders from the Foreign Office—he’s investigating an arms smuggling ring and is determined to find its leader. Miss Dashing stumbles into his way—literally—and derails both Ethan’s assignment and his ordered country life. Ethan knows he needs to ignore the distraction, but when Francesca is the victim of a vicious attack, he’s compelled to put aside his mission to protect her. Guarding the viscount’s daughter is work, nothing more, and Ethan has no plans to let down his guard…until Francesca’s chocolate-brown eyes and endless compassion melt the ice in his heart and lay siege to his defenses.

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The Marquess of Winterbourne ,Ethan Gaxton is a Spy for The Foreign Office, during the time of Madame Guillotine! He has returned from France, to spy out a traitor from England, a peer, who is exchanging weapons for money! The traitor is ruthless, will murder anyone who gets in his way. Ethan is staying with his younger half brother, the Earl of Sillbourne, Alex, who also works for the Forgein Office. While trying to locate the smugglers , he comes across a beautiful young woman, whom he mistakes for a maid! Even though he has danced with her, during her come out Season, during a Ton ball! She is the Honorable Miss Francesca Brigham, whose father, is only a Viscount, yet he is very active in Parliament.

The sad thing is, she has been in love with the Marquess, since she first laid eyes on him, he cannot remember who she is, and when he does, he is angry with himself for not behaving like a gentleman. Now, he has assumed that she is a maid! He finds her in the stables of a man that he is spying on. When he does realize who she is, he is determined to take her home, tell her father, that she is wondering around, unchaperoned, and unprotected. This has so much going on, spying, a budding romance, some of the funniest lines since Pride and Predjudice! In fact , I would take Mrs Bennett over her Mother, well, actually, I don’t know who is the worse, Mrs. Bennett, or Lady Bringham?  There are very humourous lines in this book! Very Shana Galen!

The scary part, believe it or not, is not the Spying, it’s the attacks on Francesca! She has someone determined to rape her, and to murder her! I love this book! It will make my top 25 this year!

I highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

 

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The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels

February 15, 2018

The Devilish Duke by Maddison Michaels

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: A Stand Alone Novel
Publication Date: February 26, 2018

Devlin Markham, the notorious “Devil Duke” of Huntington, needs a woman. And not just any woman. If he can’t woo one of the most eccentric bluestockings of the Ton within the month, he can kiss his hard-earned fortune good-bye. But he’s always thought love a wasted emotion and marriage an inconvenience at best. And oddly enough, Lady Sophie Wolcott seems unmoved by his charm…

When Sophie learns her beloved orphanage is in imminent danger, she will do anything to save it. Even marry a ruthless rake who takes what he wants in business and pleasure. A man who’s everything she’s always feared most—but whom she reluctantly begins yearning for.

Then Sophie becomes the target of a killer lurking from the dark shadows of Devlin’s past. And they find not only their lives in jeopardy but their very hearts.

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This is an incredible story! It is heart poundingly scary! It is an Awesome Romance, it is a Wonderful First Book! I am amazed, that I want another one, with these same people to go on! This is like the Sebastian St. Cyr Novels!
Maddison is brilliant, thorough, and extraordainarly kind! I will be the first one, buying her books!
I highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

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A Duke In The Night by Kelly Bowen

February 24, 2018

A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen

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My Rating: 3 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Devils of Dover #1
Publication Date: February 20, 2018

Duke. Scoundrel. Titan of business. August Faulkner is a man of many talents, not the least of which is enticing women into his bedchamber. He’s known-and reviled-for buying and selling companies, accumulating scads of money, and breaking hearts. It’s a reputation he wears like a badge of honor, and one he intends to keep.

Clara Hayward, the headmistress of the Haverhall School for Young Ladies, on the other hand, is above reproach. Yet when she’s reunited with August all she can think of is the way she felt in his arms as they danced a scandalous waltz ten long years ago. Even though her head knows that he is only back in her life to take over her family’s business, her heart can’t help but open to the very duke who could destroy it for good.

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I love this ending! The story of Clara, her brother, a Baron, Harland , her sister Rose, an artist. At one point, they were wealthy, their parents flaunted society, their children, Harland, a Doctor, Clara running a school for the young ladies of the ton, Rose the Artist. Their parents wealthy lifestyle left them in debt, at their deaths,now they must find their way to sustain their way of life.

Into their lives comes a Duke, a man whose childhood started out in the Marshalsea, a prison for debtors. He got out at 12, lived on the streets, did whatever he had to do , to make certain his younger sister had more food, blankets, and care than what was provided. After his Uncle died, he became a very young Duke, who never for one moment forgot where he came from, or how his sister was forced to live! His one aim in life, the making of money, there could never be enough! If the book had left the story with these two premises, it would have made a non forgettable book! However, she through in so much feminist views, that would have shut her elite school down, in a ton second! Then the sensuality between Clara, and August, was ruined by Clara not being a virgin, in 1816? You can’t be serious, worse yet, the Duke, did not care?! Really! I would have happily given this a 5 pearl Review, however, the premise should be set in 2018, not two hundred years ago!

If you like feminist views, long before they were in place, then you will enjoy this book. However, if you are a purist, as I am, then no, it will not do!

I do not Recommend.

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Tall, Dark & De Wolfe by Barbara Devlin

February 19, 2018

Tall, Dark & De Wolfe by Barbara Devlin

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: World of de Wolfe Pack: Tall, Dark & de Wolfe #3
Publication Date: January 28, 2018

A De Wolfe never falters, even when love beckons.

In the Year of Our Lord 1497, an estimated fifteen thousand rebels march from Cornwall to London to protest the King’s taxes levied to pay for the war against the Scots. Lady Rosenwyn Burville finds herself caught in the middle of two powerful entities, when she is given in marriage, to the enemy, as a spoil of war. She loses her home, her legacy, and her father. Will she surrender her heart?

Sir Titus De Wolfe, son of Atticus and Isobeau, defends the Crown and is awarded a title, an estate, and a bride, none of which he wants. As the heir of the great Lion of the North makes his own mark in a world that respects naught but violence, his father insists the greatest reward is neither wealth nor prestige. Rather, love is the greatest gift of all. Titus resolves to uphold the family legacy, until the incomparable warrior meets the one challenge he has never confronted–an unyielding bride.

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I am enjoying the de Wolfe series immensely! They are better than Braveheart! I can’t wait until the next one comes out! You must start with Book 1.
I highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!
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The Earl’s Entanglement by Cecelia Mecca

February 21, 2018

The Earl’s Entanglement by Cecelia Mecca

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: Border Series #5
Publication Date: February 20, 2018

An undeniable love. An impossible choice.

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Garrick Helmsley, an earl in both England and Scotland, returns from the Crusades to find his Scottish inheritance challenged by his uncle. Forced to secure his claim in Linkirk, he agrees to marry the daughter of a powerful border lord. But no sooner does he agree to the arrangement than he meets Lady Emma Waryn—the impulsive and irresistible sister-in-law of his old friend, the Countess of Kenshire. Before he knows it, he finds himself escorting Lady Emma to Scotland. The more time he spends with her, the more he wishes to end his betrothal, but the situation in Scotland only becomes more heated.

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Lady Emma loves her elder brothers, but their protectiveness frequently drives her to the brink of madness. The last thing she wants is more of the same in a husband, so she has pledged never to marry a powerful, domineering man. Yet the Earl of Clave is both of those things—and he immediately stirs her passion. Garrick might not be the husband she thought she needed, but she soon realizes he’s the only one she wants.

Garrick’s unwanted betrothal stands between them, but breaking it may well cause a war. Will love find a way to bring the earl and his lady together? The Earl’s Entanglement is the fifth book in a historical romance series set in 13th century Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border. If you like strong female heroines, alpha male heroes, and sizzling romance, you’ll love the fifth installment of the Border Series.

*The Earl’s Entanglement can be read as a stand-alone novel.

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I love this story of an incredibly handsome, Honorable Knight! He is an Earl in England, working to restore his keep. His mother sends riders to let him know , that he must marry, sight unseen, young lady of a strong clan Laird, or her inheritance from her father, a Scottish Earldom for her son could be loss, with the home that she loves do much! On the way to Scotland to meet him betrothed, sign the letters, he stops by the home of twins, Neil, and Emma, since her father’s death, her brother is Earl, she, Lady Emma, has grown into a beautiful lady, inside, and out. Her brother is very protective of her, however, at one point he taught her to ride, to well in fact. When Garrick meets grown up Lady Emma, he can’t breathe, she doesn’t know what she feels, only that Garrick is the only man to make it better. She wants to visit a friend, due to give both soon, the only person available to accompany her, is Garrick, his retinue of a small group of warriors. Now, the problem is, if Garrick calls off this wedding, war will break out, the last thing Garrick wants, not because of fear, he doesn’t want to lose his Mother, the home she loves. What is a Knight to do? Marry Emma, or go to war?
I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

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Surrender to the Scot by Emma Prince

February 16, 2018

Surrender to the Scot by Emma Prince

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: Highland Bodyguards #7
Publication Date: February 8, 2018

A dangerous mission. A deadly conspiracy. A daring love.

Jerome Munro has been battling a shameful truth all his life—he is the son of a traitor. So when Robert the Bruce orders him to deliver a bold declaration asserting Scotland’s independence, Jerome knows it’s his best chance to prove his allegiance. When he travels to the Borderlands to gather support for the King, he finds himself entranced by a copper-haired English lass whose determination to serve the Bruce kindles an unexpected attraction. Fearing his desire for Elaine will disrupt his assignment, Jerome fights against the heat between them, but when fate throws them together on a dangerous mission, he must choose between love and loyalty.

Elaine longs for much more than the sheltered life of an English lady. The darkly handsome Highland warrior who arrives at her Borderland home provides the perfect opportunity for her to show that she’s more than a silly, spoiled girl. She convinces Jerome to let her return to the Bruce’s court with him, but when she accidentally uncovers a plot against the King, she realizes she and Jerome are the only ones who can save Scotland’s hard-earned freedom. As the threat spirals out of control, can they unravel the mystery and protect their growing love?

This full-length Scottish historical romance is part of the Highland Bodyguards Series, but also can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. Pick up your copy today!

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I love stories of Robert The Bruce! This is an excellent story of one his trusted inner circle Warriors Jerome Munro. He has been sent by The Bruce, to all of Scottland’s nobles to gather signatures for Peace, to then Appeal to The Pope for reconigtion of Robert The Bruce as The Rightful King of Scottland! On his last trip, to the borderlands, he meets, quite unexpectedly Lady Elaine Beaumore. Beautiful, kind, and bored! When Robert The Bruce offers her family more lands, for their loyalty to the Scottish King, he invites the entire family to his Castle, for a Celebration. However, her older sister, married to the fierce Warrior Finn, is pregnant, and nearly to term. She cannot go, nor her I’ll father. Therefore, Finn, Jerome, and Lady Elaine set off to meet King Robert The Bruce! Lady Elaine will not be bored again!
I highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

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Heirs of Titus de Wolfe by Barbara Devlin

February 19, 2018

Heirs of Titus de Wolfe by Barbara Devlin

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: World of de Wolfe Pack: Tall, Dark & de Wolfe #3
Publication Date: January 28, 2018

A De Wolfe never falters, even when love beckons.

In the Year of Our Lord 1497, an estimated fifteen thousand rebels march from Cornwall to London to protest the King’s taxes levied to pay for the war against the Scots. Lady Rosenwyn Burville finds herself caught in the middle of two powerful entities, when she is given in marriage, to the enemy, as a spoil of war. She loses her home, her legacy, and her father. Will she surrender her heart?

Sir Titus De Wolfe, son of Atticus and Isobeau, defends the Crown and is awarded a title, an estate, and a bride, none of which he wants. As the heir of the great Lion of the North makes his own mark in a world that respects naught but violence, his father insists the greatest reward is neither wealth nor prestige. Rather, love is the greatest gift of all. Titus resolves to uphold the family legacy, until the incomparable warrior meets the one challenge he has never confronted–an unyielding bride.

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I am enjoying the de Wolfe series immensely! They are better than Braveheart! I can’t wait until the next one comes out! You must start with Book 1.
I highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!
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No Earls Allowed by Shana Galen

December 21, 2017

No Earls Allowed by Shana Galen

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Survivors #2
Publication Date: March 6, 2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged
that a lady can do anything a man can do:
backwards and in high-heeled dancing slippers.

Lady Juliana, daughter of the Earl of St. Maur, needs all the help she can get. She’s running a ramshackle orphanage, London’s worst slumlord has illicit designs on her, and her father has suddenly become determined to marry her off.

Enter Major Neil Wraxall, bastard son of the Marquess of Kensington, sent to assist Lady Juliana in any way he can. Lucky for her, he’s handy with repairs, knows how to keep her and the orphans safe, and is a natural leader of men.

Unfortunately for both of them, the scandal that ensues from their mutual attraction is going to lead them a merry dance…

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I love the hero! Neil, any woman who doesn’t fall in love with him, needs therapy! He is struggling with PTSD, after suicide missions during the Napoleonic War. He is the illegitimate son of a Marquess, acknowledged, but not loved. His father hands him jobs go to, being a soldier, he carries his missions out! His father, and the Earl of St. Maur , very close friends, have a new mission for him, bring the Earl’s daughter home! The biggest problem is, she is totally an Earl’s daughter! She is running an Orphanage, not helping, running it, daily, she spends nights there, in Spitalfields, the very dangerous part of London. Neil figures this will take one afternoon, gather her up, take her home. He did not count on a house full of little boys, roof leaking all over the place, general chaos. Nor, did he count on meeting the most beautiful woman, that he had ever seen! Love the story, love the children, love his witty friends! I love what one of them said, “The two of them together, were too pretty go look at”! Love that!
I highly recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

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