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Tuesday, 27 December 2011 17:29

Review: The Duke is Mine

duke-mine_350“The Duke is Mine” by Eloisa James (historical, Avon, January 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

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“The Duke is Mine” is the latest of Eloisa James’ fairy-tale-based romances and has loose ties to “The Princess and the Pea.” James gives us a romance between Olivia Lytton and Tarquin, Duke of Sconce, two lovers who are not supposed to be together. Olivia is engaged to another, and Tarquin, or Quin, is meant for Olivia’s sister. But love has a funny way of happening, even at the most unexpected of times. And this unexpected love story left me somewhat breathless with delight.

 

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Monday, 26 December 2011 12:24

Review: The Pleasure of Your Kiss

PleasureYourKiss“The Pleasure of Your Kiss” by Teresa Medeiros (historical, Pocket, January 2012, $7.99, 528pp): Teresa Medeiros’ “The Pleasure of Your Kiss” is an intimidating book to behold. At 528 pages, it is a big book that one must make a commitment to actually read. This is one of the reasons that it took me a long time to find the time to read it. This past week, I finally did. I was intrigued by the harem setting, and well, I am a fan of Teresa Medeiros’ books. The book did seem long at times, but the exotic setting and the fiery relationship between the hero and the heroine made this one a winner for me.

 

Miss Clarinda Cardew and her best friend Miss Penelope (Poppy) Montmorency are on their way to Burma where Clarinda will marry Maximillian Burke, Earl of Dravenwood. However, their ship is overtaken by Corsairs, and Clarinda and Poppy are abducted, to be sold at auction. Farouk, an English-educated sultan, buys the two Englishwomen and takes them to his home in Northern Africa. Max hires his brother Ash to rescue his fiancé.

 

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Thursday, 01 December 2011 15:24

Review: Winning the Wallflower

wallflower_350“Winning the Wallflower” by Eloisa James (historical, Avon Impulse, December 2011, $0.99, 1770kb, e-novella)

 

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In Eloisa James’ latest, the e-novella “Winning the Wallflower,” Lucy is in a bit of a quandary. She is engaged to the untitled, but very wealthy, Mr. Ravensthorpe. However when she receives an unexpected, but healthy inheritance from a great aunt, her mother, Lady Towerton, expects Lucy to throw over Mr. Ravensthorpe in order to snag a titled gentleman. Lucy isn’t quite sure what to do. Although definitely a wallflower, Lucy is tired of letting others decide her fate.

 

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Sunday, 20 November 2011 14:06

Book Thoughts - Too Wicked to Wed

TooWickedToWed“Too Wicked to Wed” by Cara Elliott (historical, Grand Central, November 2011, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: The Lords of Midnight

  1. “Too Wicked to Wed” – Lady Alexa Hendrie & Connor Linsley, the Earl of Killingworth
  2. “Too Tempting to Resist” – Gryffin Dwight, the Marquess of Haddan & Lady Elizabeth Brentford (to be released April 24, 2012)

 

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Wednesday, 09 November 2011 21:44

Book Thoughts - Once Upon a Winter's Eve

onceuponawinterseve“Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” by Tessa Dare (historical, Samhain Publishing, November 2011, $0.99, 258kb, ebook, novella)

 

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Series: Spindle Cove

  1. “A Night to Surrender” – Victor Bramwell, the Earl of Rycliff and Susanna Finch
  2. “ Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” – Violet Winterbottom and Lord Christian Pierce
  3. “A Week to be Wicked” – coming March 27, 2012
  4. “A Lady by Midnight” – coming Fall 2012

 

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Sunday, 30 October 2011 18:42

Book Thoughts - In Total Surrender

In_Total_Surrender“In Total Surrender” by Anne Mallory (historical, Avon, October 2011, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series:

  • “One Night is Never Enough”
  • “In Total Surrender”

 

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Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:47

Book Thoughts - The Viper

Viper“The Viper” by Monica McCarty (historical, Ballantine, October 2011, $7.99, 416pp)

 

Series: Highland Guard

  1. “The Ranger”
  2. “The Hawk”
  3. “The Chief”
  4. “The Viper”
  5. “The Saint”

 

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Sunday, 16 October 2011 13:40

Book Thoughts - In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster

IN_PURSUIT_OF_ELIZA_CYNSTER_small“In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster” by Stephanie Laurens (historical, Avon, October, 2011, $7.99, 448pp)

 

Series: The Cynster Sisters Trilogy

  1. “Viscount Breckenridge to the Rescue” - Heather Cynster and Viscount Breckenridge
  2. “In Pursuit of Eliza Cynster”- Eliza Cynster and Jeremy Carling
  3. “The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae”

 

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Friday, 30 September 2011 18:28

Book Thoughts - What a Duke Wants

what_duke_wants“What a Duke Wants” by Lavinia Kent (historical, Avon, October 2011, $7.99, 384pp): Most romance readers have particular plot devices that drive them crazy, that push all of the wrong emotional buttons and make it difficult to enjoy certain books. One of mine is when a historical hero asks the love interest to become his mistress. These heroes often seem to be so incredibly ignorant about the plight of women with no money, with no one to protect them and/or with no choices. I find it hard to forgive these very selfish and shortsighted heroes – which makes it very difficult to believe that they deserve a happily ever after.

 

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Wednesday, 28 September 2011 19:32

Book Thoughts - Seduction of a Highland Lass

seduction_highland_lass“Seduction of a Highland Lass” by Maya Banks (historical, Ballantine, October 2011, $7.99, 352pp)

 

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“Seduction of a Highland Lass” is the second book in Maya Banks’ McCabe trilogy. Set in Scotland, the story follows Ewan McCabe's brother Alaric as he sets out to a neighboring clan to sacrifice himself on the altar of matrimony in order to solidify plans for an alliance. But something happens to Alaric on his way to meet his intended which changes the course of this life.

 

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