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DayDuchessThe Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon Books, June 2017)

 

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Series: Scandal & Scoundrel, book 3

 

Summary:
The one woman he will never forget…

Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

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dukesVauxhallThe Dukes of Vauxhall anthology (historical, self published, May 2017)

 

Summary:
Four dukes. Two balls. One prizefight.

 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens will never be the same.

 

After England’s victory in the Battle of Waterloo, the Prince Regent arranges a series of lavish celebrations at London’s notorious Vauxhall Gardens. The royal festivities bring together the rich and the desperate, the criminal and the lordly…and allow four very different dukes to find the love of a lifetime.

 

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StudyinScoundrelsA Study in Scoundrels by Christy Carlyle (historical, Avon, April 2017)

 

Series: Romancing the Rules, book 2

 

Summary:
Sophia Ruthven is the epitome of proper behavior. On paper at least, as long as that paper isn’t from one of the lady detective stories she secretly pens. She certainly isn’t interested in associating with the dashing Jasper Grey, the wayward heir to the Earl of Stanhope, and one of the stage’s leading men. But when she learns Grey’s younger sister Liddy has gone missing, she can’t deny her desire to solve the mystery…or her attraction to the incorrigible scoundrel.

 

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StarCrossedStar Crossed by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner (historical, self published, April 2017)

 

Series: Fly Me to the Moon, book 4

 

Summary:
Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment, and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launch men into space. Numbers aren’t her problem: limits are. From the narrow expectations of her parents to discrimination at work, Bev’s life has been cut down over and over. Only in her hidden activities after dark does she feel whole. Wanting to do her part to get a woman into space, Bev offers to help Geri conquer math. But neither anticipates her intense attraction—or that it might be shared. Together they could soar to everything they’ve ever wanted, but will their secrets bring them crashing back to Earth?

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IDaredDukeI Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett (historical, St. Martins, April 2017)

 

Series: Wayward Wallflowers, book 2

 

Summary:
DARE TO FALL IN LOVE

Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, is known throughout the ton for three things: the burn scars on his neck, his ornery disposition, and the trail of broken hearts behind him. None of which would concern Miss Elizabeth Lacey in the least—if she weren’t living under his roof. As his grandmother’s companion, Beth is all too concerned with the moody and compelling duke. Incensed by his plans to banish the sweet dowager duchess to the country, Beth refuses to do his bidding. If Alex wants her help, he’s going to have to take her dare…and grant her three wishes.

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ItStartedWithAKissIt Started with a Kiss by Ella Quinn (historical, Zebra, March 2017)

 

Series: The Worthingtons, book 3

 

Summary:
What is a young Worthington woman to do when the man of her dreams is not who she thinks he is?

 

This season, all eyes are on the Earl of Worthington’s spirited, beautiful sister, Lady Louisa Vivers. Many gentlemen are vying for her attention in and around the ton. Yet, Louisa longs for someone who can take her beyond the ballroom—a man who is worldly, adventurous, and passionate. She won’t settle for just any suitor. She wants her true soul mate—and she’ll know him when she sees him.

 

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 17:17

Review: The English Duke by Karen Ranney

EnglishDukeThe English Duke by Karen Ranney (historical, Avon, March 2017)

 

Series: The Dukes, book 2

 

Summary:
For years, Martha York has been fascinated by a man she’s never met—Jordan Hamilton, the new Duke of Roth and protégé to her inventor father. Could the elusive gentleman possibly live up to his brilliant letters? When Martha travels to his estate to carry out her father’s last bequest, she discovers that the answer is a resounding yes, for the duke’s scientific mind belies a deep sensuality…

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HisTopazHis Topaz, Their Emerald & Her Ebony by Maggie Chase (historical erotica, self published, January 2017)

 

Series: The Jeweled Ladies, the 1st three books of a 5 book series

 

Summary:
His Topaz: A widowed Civil War veteran, Matthew Hawkins doesn’t know what to expect from a night at the Jeweled Ladies. All he wants is one night to feel like a man again. But when he’s paired with Miss Topaz Gold, he’s stunned by how deeply she makes him feel.

 

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Monday, 14 November 2016 20:13

Review: Once Upon a Christmas anthology

OnceUponChristmasOnce Upon a Christmas: A Wynter Family Saga anthology (historical, contemporary, November 2016, Vauxhall Vixens)

 

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Summary:
The holidays are a time for family, celebration--and the Dukes of Ravenglass to fall in love. Spend the Christmas season with the Wynter family, as the Dukes of Ravenglass find their happily-ever-afters in this delightful, heartfelt collection that spans from the Regency era to the present day.

 
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doyouwantstartscandalDo You Want to Start a Scandal by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, September 2016)

 

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Series: Castles Ever After

 

Summary:
All Charlotte wanted was to avoid scandal. Instead, she was caught in the arms of a mysterious, handsome lord...and he's not letting go.

 

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