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Sunday, 22 September 2013 16:31

Review: It Takes Two to Tangle

ItTakesTwotoTangle“It Takes Two to Tangle” by Therese Romain (historical, Sourcebooks, September 2013, $6.99, 352pp)

 

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Summary:
Wooing the Wrong Woman...

Henry Middlebrook is back from fighting Napoleon, ready to re-enter London society where he left it. Wounded and battle weary, he decides that the right wife is all he needs. Selecting the most desirable lady in the ton, Henry turns to her best friend and companion to help him with his suit...

 

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Sunday, 14 July 2013 14:09

Review: The Gentleman's Keeper

GentlemansKeeper“The Gentleman’s Keeper” by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon (historical, m/m, Samhain, July 2013, $5.50, 202pp)

 

Summary:
Confronting the darkness of his past, he finds the light of his future.

 

After years gadding about Europe, Everett Gerard can no longer avoid his responsibilities. Word has come that a child bearing the unmistakable Gerard stamp has shown up at the family estate—and he realizes it’s time to face his demons.

 

As his carriage nears the gates of home, he fights the urge to flee the memory of the horrible crime he witnessed as a child. Yet the Abbey delivers surprises and delights he never expected.

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Monday, 24 June 2013 18:47

Review: At the Duke's Wedding

AtTheDukesWedding“At the Duke’s Wedding” anthology by Caroline Linden, Katharine Ashe, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale (historical, self-published, June 2013, $2.99, 376pp)

 

Summary:
As society gathers at Kingstag Castle for the wedding of the year, matrimony is in the air. But who will be the bride? With swoonworthy lords, witty ladies, eccentric relatives, a gaggle of free-spirited girls, not to mention the world’s best high perch phaeton, it’s a recipe for mayhem — and romance. Award winning, best-selling authors Katharine Ashe, Caroline Linden, Miranda Neville and Maya Rodale serve up delectable Regency fun and a sexy contemporary twist in this anthology of original novellas.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013 18:16

Review: One Heart to Win

OneHeartToWin“One Heart to Win” by Johanna Lindsey (historical, Gallery, June 2013, $26.00, 384pp)

 

Summary:
Some young ladies marry for money and social standing, a few lucky ones marry for love, but Tiffany Warren is marrying to end a feud. Honoring her mother’s wishes, Tiffany reluctantly travels west to meet her estranged father and his enemy’s eldest son, rancher Hunter Callahan. Once the Warrens and the Callahans are united by marriage, both clans will stop squabbling over a disputed strip of land. But in the chaos of a train robbery Tiffany seizes a golden opportunity: By assuming the identity of her father’s new housekeeper she can live with the father she never knew and assess his true character, as well as that of the neighboring cowboy to whom she is betrothed. But, too late, Tiffany discovers that the rivalry between the Warrens and the Callahans has escalated when the Callahans steal the Warrens’ “housekeeper” as soon as she steps off the train!

 

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Sunday, 09 June 2013 19:20

Review: The Chieftain

TheChieftain“The Chieftain” by Margaret Mallory (historical, Forever, March 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Book 4, The Return of the Higlanders

 

Summary:
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.

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Monday, 22 April 2013 20:10

Review: The Greatest of Sins

greatest of sins“The Greatest of Sins” by Christine Merrill (historical, Harlequin, April 2013, $6.20, 288pp)

 

Summary:
Giving in to temptation would be the ruin of them all!

 

Having spent years believing a lie about his birth, Dr. Samuel Hastings has been condemned to a personal hell of his desire's making—his sinful thoughts of the one woman he can never touch would damn his soul for eternity.

 

Lady Evelyn Thorne is engaged to the very suitable Duke of St. Aldric when a shocking truth is revealed—and now Sam will play every bit of the devil to seduce the woman he thought would always be denied him!

 

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Saturday, 20 April 2013 09:06

Review: Hero of My Heart

homh“Hero of My Heart” by Megan Frampton (historical, Loveswept, April 2013, $2.99, 264pp)

 

Summary:
When Mary Smith’s corrupt, debt-ridden brother drags her to a seedy pub to sell her virtue to the highest bidder, Alasdair Thornham leaps to the rescue. Of course the marquess is far from perfect husband material. Although he is exceedingly handsome, with a perfect, strong body, chiseled jaw, and piercing green eyes, Alasdair is also too fond of opium, preferring delirium to reality. Still, he has come to Mary’s aid, and now she intends to return the favor. She will show him that he is not evil, just troubled.
 

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Friday, 29 March 2013 16:13

Review: And Then She Fell

ATSFwebmedium“And Then She Fell” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, April 2013, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: Book one of the Cynster Sister Duo

 

Summary:
Set in Regency England, London’s Henrietta Cynster, known as “The Matchbreaker” has a special talent for making sure that bad marriages never happen. After breaking up one ill-suited couple, Henrietta is obligated to find the perfect bride for the debonair James Glossup. 

 

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Saturday, 02 March 2013 14:18

Review: A Bride by Moonlight

bridemoon“A Bride by Moonlight” by Liz Carlyle (historical, Avon, March 2013, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Summary:
On the eve of her escape to the Continent, bold, beautiful Lisette Colburne accepts a proposal she dare not refuse: masquerade as the future bride of the steely-eyed Royden Napier and help him solve his most dangerous case. Soon Lisette is in even greater danger—of losing her heart to the one man with the power to destroy her . . .

 

Estranged from his aristocratic family, the enigmatic Napier has forged a reputation as Scotland Yard's most relentless police commissioner. He's vowed to bring Lisette to justice—but with every forbidden kiss and every tantalizing touch, he finds himself becoming less convinced of her guilt . . . and more certain he must have her. But when danger touches Lisette, can he save her?

 

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Monday, 25 February 2013 20:14

Review: Winterblaze

winterblaze-cover“Winterblaze” by Kristen Callihan (historical, paranormal, Forever, February 2013, $7.99, 448pp)

 

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Series: The Darkest London, book 3

 

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