An Affair with a Spare by Shana Galen

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April 26, 2018

An Affair with a Spare by Shana Galen

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Survivors
Publication Date: July 3, 2018

He’s turned seduction into an art form…
Rafe Beaumont, fifth son of an earl, uses his irresistible charm with the ladies to glean dangerous war secrets. Now he’s putting those skills to the ultimate test: capturing an elusive assassin by seducing his daughter. The problem? She’s entirely immune to Rafe’s flattery.

Never before has Collette Fortier met a man as attractive as Rafe. But her father’s life is at stake, and succumbing to Rafe would be disastrous. But when Rafe turns the tables on her, offering support and friendship instead of a fleeting affair, Collette finds herself tempted in ways she never could have imagined…

 

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Rafe Beaumont, member of Lt. Colonel Draven’s hero’s, and fifth son of an Earl. The dangerous war that Rafe fought was in bedrooms, with some of the wives of Napoleon’s top leaders! This was his dangerous assignment, now, the war is over, the men at their Club, he fought with, tease him unmercifully about his dangerous work!

Now, he truly has been given a dangerous assignment, he must seduce the daughter of Napoleon’s most brutal assassin. Collette Fortier, has never met a more handsome man in her entire life, yet with hundreds of women chasing him, she is immune, only because her father’s life is in danger, under the Bourbon’s, who have returned to the throne.

I have wept through some of this incredible Story, and I have laughed more out loud, while reading this book! There are some people who become nervous, and strange things come out of their mouths, without their realizing it. Colette, says the strangest things!

I love Shana Galen’s work, that, however, does not preclude my honesty, and more importantly, my integrity. I love this Book! I highly recommend! Enjoy! Thank you!

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Lord Of Fortune by Darcy Burke

April 23, 2018

Lord of Fortune by Darcy Burke

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My Rating: 4 out of 5 Pearls
Series: Legendary Rogues Book 3
Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Dashing adventurer Penn Bowen is dedicated to preserving Britain’s history and his carefree, bachelor lifestyle. He’s happiest when he’s in pursuit of knowledge and the occasional liaison with the right woman. So he’s more than a little perturbed when the wrong woman inserts herself into his latest quest—proving that a valuable artifact in Oxford’s museum is a fake. Amelia Gardiner is smart and capable…and determined to prove that Penn is wrong about the treasure her grandfather found.

Amelia won’t allow Penn to denigrate her family’s legacy, and she certainly won’t join the ranks of women who throw themselves at his feet. As secretive and dangerous factions infiltrate their hunt, Amelia and Penn must work together to stay one step ahead. But passion ignites between them and suddenly their alliance is more than a simple convenience. When peril strikes too close, they’ll risk everything they hold dear: family, honor, and a chance for the greatest treasure of all—love.

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This is a great story of Penn Bowen, a Curator, archaeologist for the Museum of Antiquities in Oxford. When his parents died, he was taken in, by a Scholar, who he loves dearly as his true Father, and Mother. He is out to prove that an important item in the Museum is a fake, he wants to find the real artifact. 

Amelia Forester, is out to prove that her Grandfathers artifact is real, before his death, he told her of another artifact to be found. She is out to find it, however, he warned her, of the Order, and to be wary of them, they were not to be trusted!

That is how the two meet, searching for this same artifact. I found all of this, extremely interesting, I like the two of them together, the one thing, I dislike, is his language. His profanity is an excuse that he uses because, he is always in dirty places, scrounging for artifacts? I am sorry, this I can’t buy! During that time period, Gentlemen never forgot that they were gentlemen! Other than that I liked the biggest surprise toward the end! It is a good little mystery.

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Why Kill The Innocent by C. S. Harris

April 5, 2018

Why Kill the Innocent by C. S. Harris

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Pearls
Series: Sebastian St. Cyr 
Publication Date: April 3, 2018

A brutal murder draws nobleman Sebastian St. Cyr into the tangled web of the British royal court in this gripping historical mystery from the national bestselling author of Where the Dead Lie.

London, 1814. As a cruel winter holds the city in its icy grip, the bloody body of a beautiful young musician is found half-buried in a snowdrift. Jane Ambrose’s ties to Princess Charlotte, the only child of the Prince Regent and heir presumptive to the throne, panic the palace, which moves quickly to shut down any investigation into the death of the talented pianist. But Sebastian St. Cyr, Viscount Devlin, and his wife Hero refuse to allow Jane’s murderer to escape justice.

Untangling the secrets of Jane’s world leads Sebastian into a maze of dangerous treachery where each player has his or her own unsavory agenda and no one can be trusted. As the Thames freezes over and the people of London pour onto the ice for a Frost Fair, Sebastian and Hero find their investigation circling back to the palace and building to a chilling crescendo of deceit and death . . .

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I love  this series, I can’t imagine why this has not been made into an original series, on PBS! It has everything, a sexy hero, who fought in the Napoleonic War, two beautiful women who desperately want him,  Kat is a beautiful Irish actress, his first love! She is considered a great beauty, and the greatest actress of her time, there is nothing, including her body that she would not give him, nor was she a virgin when they met. Personally, I don’t care for her. I like, Hero, yes, Hero. Her father is the powerful Lord Jarvis, distant cousin to the Prince Regent. Hero is extremely intelligent, totally self-confident, loyal, and the best thing about her? She is smart enough to carry a gun, that her father, Lord Jarvis had made for her. She knows how to clean it,and she certainly will use it, to defend herself, and those she loves! We are now up to book 13, she and Sebastian St. Cyr had to marry, they have been through some rough times. Hero, was more than willing to let him go, once her child was born, considering how much he loved Kat. However, almost losing this brave, smart, loving woman, nearly destroyed him, he realized he truly loved her, just as she is. Knowing her father, is his worst enemy, Lord Jarvis would not hesitate to kill his much-loved daughter’s husband. In this story, the baby, Simon is One, his Birthday comes in the midst of a great snow storm, that freezes the Thames. Hero, and a friend come across a dead body, while helping a poor woman about to give birth. The body is that of Princess Charlotte’s piano teacher! Of course, it is taken out of the Bow Street Runners hands, by the orders of Lord Jarvis. Now, begins, Hero, and Sebastian’s hunt for the killer, which takes them to the Queen, to Henry Of Orange, Prince of Denmark, to the dead woman’s husband, next is a close friend of her brother’s. It is as usual well written, the characters are all well-developed, and it is a great mystery. The only thing I did not care for, there is not enough affection between Hero, and Sebastian. However, I cannot wait until Hero finds out, about her cousin, and her father! Were they having an affair, before her Mother died? I truly wish Ms. Harris, would write two of these a year, it is difficult waiting a whole year, for one more look, at this extraordinary pair!

I Highly Recommend! Thanks! Enjoy!

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It Happened in the Highlands by May McGoldrick(The Pennington Family, #2)

April 1, 2018

It Happened in the Highlands by May McGoldrick

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My Review: 1 out of 5 Pearls
Series: The Pennington Family #2
Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Lady Josephine Pennington was jilted by her fiancé once rumors spread about her questionable origins. Her adoptive parents have always provided her with the love and protection she’s needed to feel secure, and over the last sixteen years she’s molded herself to meet the expectations of others. When she receives a package containing sketches where the subject is eerily familiar, Jo believes she might have found a clue to the identity of her birth mother.

When Captain Wynne Melfort ended his engagement to Jo Pennington sixteen years ago, he never imagined he would see her again. But after he uncovers information that could reveal the truth about Jo’s parentage, Wynne feels bound by duty to right an old wrong and inform her of his find. He didn’t expect for feelings long thought dead to resurface, for in his mind a love departed was gone forever.

As they strive to unravel the mystery of her birth, Jo must learn how to trust the man who’d once rejected her and Wynne must reconcile his head with his heart. But as secrets of the past begin to surface, evil forces will stop at nothing to keep Jo from uncovering the truth and reclaiming her legacy. Together, Jo and Wynne must fight the deadly menace lurking deep in the Highland mists.

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I do not like wimpy heroes! Wynne dumps Lady Josephine, because he thinks it best for her! She is sweet, loving, kind, compassionate, and beautiful! The Author’s, whom I like, gave her a poor, low self-esteem! Sixteen years go by, instead of marrying the handsome Doctor, who falls for her immediately, no, she gives into Wynne, the guy who cheated on her, while dating, and had many types of women after he dumps her! I wanted to stop reading after the second Chapter!

I loved the previous books in the Pennington series, however, I firmly believe Lady Josephine deserved better than a man who would not stand up for, just because, she had been adopted! Yet, during that time period, he would marry a woman of Black descent, they didn’t use the term Afican American back then. Which would have caused more of a stir, within the ton, than if he had married Lady Josephine!?

I honestly believe that I am being punished for telling the truth, this is how I felt about the book! Lady Josephine deserved someone who love her much more, than Wynne, who was looking for a Mother for his troubled son. I honestly did prefer the handsome Doctor, who fell in love with her at first sight! That is my honest opinion!

It is obvious to me, that as long as I give 4,& 5 star ratings, then people like me, if I disagree with a book, which I find more flaws, and speak up about them, then my Right to Freedom of Speech is trying to be subdued. I have said, I love the other Pennington Books, not this one. As far as low self-esteem because of her adoption, I had a very good friend in the Military, she was left as a small baby, when her parents came and got her, she hated the term adoption. They loved her, they clothed, and fed her, they sent her to the best College, she was given a beautiful Wedding, they came to visit her family overseas, they were her parents! I asked her, did you ever want to meet your real parents, she was furious, she told me, just like the Pennington’s , her parents, were her real parents! She absolutely loved them, as they did her. She did not have one ounce of low self-esteem! She married a handsome man who absolutely adored her! That is what Lady Josephine deserved! This is my opinion, and I am sticking to it!

I don’t recommend!

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