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Sunday, 12 June 2016 18:05

Review: Duke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt

dukeofsinDuke of Sin by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, Forever, May 2016)

 

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Series: Maiden Lane, book 10

 

Summary:
A MAN OF SIN

 

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troublegraceThe Trouble with Grace by Jenn LeBlanc (historical, time travel, self published, April 2016)

 

Series: Lords of Time, book 4 - also is the prequel to Calder and Quinn’s story The Heir and the Spare


Summary:

She had no idea what passion was,

Until she saw them...

 

Lady Alain needs a husband, and Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

 

She will offer him a mutual agreement of respect and independence—

As long as he never visits her bed to claim his marital rights.

 

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ILovedRogueI feel so much more removed from historical romances than I used to be. At one point, historical romance was my go-to genre. But in 2015, I made an effort to read more and therefore have a good number of them on my favorite reads of 2015! I already posted my favorite kinky reads of 2015 and my favorite new to me authors of 2015.

 

I Loved a Rogue by Katharine Ashe: This romance has a vicar’s daughter and the gypsy she has always loved. Talieson returns home, after years away, and Eleanor isn’t sure what to do. Her life is in a bit of an uproar with her father’s very recent marriage. She feels a bit left out and left behind. With Talieson’s return, Eleanor decides to go off on an adventure to find out about her family (she and her sisters were adopted). Things between Eleanor and Talieson are tense and fraught with sexual tension. He doesn’t believe he is good enough for Eleanor, but also can’t resist her. I adored the emotional angst and longing in this romance. It was at times a tense read, but so very worth it. Also, I recommend reading the Prince Catcher books in order as there is a series arc.

 

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RogueNotTakenThe Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean (historical, Avon, January 2016)

 

Series: Scandal & Scoundrel, book 1

 

Summary:
Lady Sophie’s Society Splash

When Sophie, the least interesting of the Talbot sisters, lands her philandering brother-in-law backside-first in a goldfish pond in front of all society, she becomes the target of very public aristocratic scorn. Her only choice is to flee London, vowing to start a new life far from the aristocracy. Unfortunately, the carriage in which she stows away isn’t saving her from ruin . . . it’s filled with it.

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LORD-DASHWOOD-MISSED-OUTLord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, December 2015)

 

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Series: a Spindle Cove novella

 

Summary:
A snowstorm hath no fury like a spinster scorned!

 

Miss Elinora Browning grew up yearning for the handsome, intelligent lord-next-door...but he left England without a word of farewell. One night, inspired by a bit too much sherry, Nora poured out her heartbreak on paper. Lord Dashwood Missed Out was a love letter to every young lady who'd been overlooked by gentlemen--and an instant bestseller. Now she's on her way to speak in Spindle Cove when snowy weather delays her coach. She's forced to wait out the storm with the worst possible companion: Lord Dashwood himself.

 

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MackenzieClanGatheringA Mackenzie Clan Gathering by Jennifer Ashley (historical, Berkley, November 2015)

 

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Series: A holiday story in the Mackenzie series

 

Summary:
The Mackenzie clan is about to gather for Hart's birthday at the sprawling family estate in Scotland. But before the festivities can start, the house is robbed, and thieves make off with an untold fortune in rare art.

 

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StarDustStar Dust by Emma Barry & Genevieve Turner (historical, 1960s, self-published, October 2015)

 

Series: Fly Me to the Moon, book one

 

Summary:
Houston, 1962

 

Anne-Marie Smith wanted normal: a loving husband, two beautiful kids, and a well-kept house. But when she catches her husband cheating, she decides that normal isn’t worth it. Now in a new city with a new job, she’s trying to find her new normal—but she knows it doesn’t include the sexy playboy astronaut next door.

 

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LegendLyonThe Legend of Lyon Redmond by Julie Ann Long (historical, Avon, October 2015)

 

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Series: Pennyroyal Green series

 

Summary:
Bound by centuries of bad blood, England's two most powerful families maintain a veneer of civility . . . until the heir to the staggering Redmond fortune disappears, reviving rumors of an ancient curse: a Redmond and an Eversea are destined to fall disastrously in love once per generation.

 

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DukeDominaThe Duke and the Domina: Warrick: The Ruination of Grayson Locke Danforth by Jenn LeBlanc (historical, time travel, self published, May 2015, $4.99, 344pp)

 

Series: Lord of Time, volume 2

 

Summary:
Grayson Locke Danforth, in his wildest of dreams, never expected two things. The first was to be recalled from India by Queen Victoria where he worked for the quiet purposes of the crown. He must now become the Duke of Warrick after the tragic deaths of his father and brothers. However, tragedy is entirely in the eyes of the beholder, and Grayson doesn’t want the title, or to return to what remains of his family. Grayson wants to remain invisible, an outcast, a man in exile for the way his body and mind behave and the secrets he needs to keep. The second thing he never expected was to be forced into marriage to a woman from the twenty-first century. Lulu is no mere woman, however. She’s a switch who works as a professional Dominatrix—at least, she did. When she wakes up in a strange house, a strange world, a strange body, she isn't quite sure what to think and is certain she’s dreaming. She has less than a day to gain her bearings and make a decision that will dictate the rest of her life in this world—whether or not to marry this beautiful stranger. As Lulu and Grayson attempt to begin a life together, she discovers the true reason why this man is a stranger to his family. She can only hope she can persuade Grayson to accept who she is, and who he was born to be, before he forces her out of his life in order to maintain his well-kept secrets. Trust doesn’t come easily to either of them, but it’s the only thing they have. Grayson will have to give in to his need to submit in order to get his wife to open up and allow him to possess her fully in return. It’s a cautious dance between two people who have never known how to trust, or love.

 

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Saturday, 04 April 2015 15:36

Review: Seven Days by Ariel Atwell

SevenDaysSeven Days by Ariel Atwell (erotic, historical, Loose Id, March 2015, $5.99, 205pp)

 

Series: Cavanaugh Trilogy, book 1 (stand alone HEAs)

 

Summary:
When her dissolute husband dies after being shot in another woman’s bed, Catherine Corvedale, Countess of Bewleton, discovers that the family’s once formidable fortune has been utterly depleted and she stands to lose everything that matters to her, including her young son. She throws herself on the mercy of the one man who can save her--her late husband’s cousin, the Marquess of Huntley.

 

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