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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 20:01

Review: Lessons from a Scandalous Bride

Lessons_Scandalous_Bride“Lessons from a Scandalous Bride” by Sophie Jordan (historical, Avon, August 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Series: Book 2 in the Forgotten Princesses series


A life can change in an instant . . .

No one knows this better than Miss Cleopatra Hadley, who went from poverty to plenty when she discovered one of England's richest men was her true father who wanted her to share his wealth . . . if she married into the upper echelons of Society. A high price to pay for someone whose mother taught her just how dangerous a marriage could be.


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Monday, 20 August 2012 12:37

Review: Pleasures of a Tempted Lady

pleasures_sm“Pleasures of a Tempted Lady” by Jennifer Haymore (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $7.99, 448pp)


Series: Book 3 of the Donovan Sisters series


Forbidden passion is the ultimate temptation…

Captain William Langley knows the ocean well, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers adrift on the cold Irish Sea. The tiny boat carries two passengers: a child—and Meg Donovan, Will’s long-lost love. Meg’s disappearance at sea eight years ago was a devastating blow. Now she’s back, as beautiful as ever, and with secrets as deep as Will’s own . . .


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Sunday, 12 August 2012 13:39

Review: How to Romance a Rake

How-to-Romance-a-Rake-e1337106412323“How to Romance a Rake” by Manda Collins (historical, St. Martins, August 2012, $7.99, 336pp)


Series: Book 2 in the Ugly Duckling Series


You can lead a wallflower to the ball, but you can't make her bloom--unless one daring young bachelor turns up the heat...

What's a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deveril's ballroom? With her shy demeanor, she's a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defense--and offers to teach her to dance! Juliet can hardly believe the most handsome bachelor in London would notice her, until he takes her in his arms and sets her heart ablaze...

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Tuesday, 07 August 2012 20:42

Review: A Lady Never Lies

ALadyNeverLies“A Lady Never Lies” by Juliana Gray (historical, Berkley, August 2012, $7.99, 320pp)




Series: Book 1 in Affairs by Moonlight


Lady Alexandra Morley, an alluring widow, is desperate to devise a plan to reverse her fortunes. When fate lands her in the arms of Phineas "Finn" Burke, an attractive inventor, she despairs of ever getting what she needs...until they kiss.

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Sunday, 05 August 2012 19:50

Review: Return of the Viscount

ReturnViscount“Return of the Viscount” by Gayle Callen (historical, Avon, August 2012, $7.99, 384pp)


Nicole gives this book a rating of 2 stars


Her marriage of convenience seems far too convenient . . .


Desperation drove Cecilia Mallory to seek a union with a stranger—one who would wed her sight unseen and grant her full access to her inheritance with no expectations whatsoever. She anticipated, perhaps, an older, undesirable, equally desperate husband—never the young, vibrant, and devastatingly attractive man who answered her call. What could such a man really be after?


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Friday, 03 August 2012 08:30

Review: When You Wish Upon a Duke

WishUponADuke“When You Wish Upon a Duke” by Isabella Bradford (historical, Ballantine, August 2012, $7.99, 320pp)


Reviewer Nicole gives this book 4 stars


Series: Book 1 in the Wylder Sisters series


Raised in the Dorset countryside, Lady Charlotte Wylder doesn’t care one bit about well-bred decorum. The dark-haired, blue-eyed beauty would rather ride a horse than attend a stuffy ball. So when Charlotte learns that she is to leave immediately for London to wed the Duke of Marchbourne, a perfect model of aristocratic propriety, she is less than enchanted with her arranged marriage.

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Aawasm“All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess” by Alexandra Hawkins (historical, St. Martins, August 2013, $7.99, 320pp)


Series: Book 5 in the Lords of Vice



Simon Jefferes, the Marquess of Sainthill, has done the unthinkable—he’s fallen in love. The so-called “Saint” has spent his life gambling, dallying with women, and satisfying his every whim. And he fully intended to continue his wicked ways, until he met the mysterious, exotic, and irresistible Madame Venna—the one woman he can’t have…and the only one he’s ever wanted for more than an evening.


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Thursday, 26 July 2012 13:46

Review: Thief of Shadows

thiefofshadows“Thief of Shadows” by Elizabeth Hoyt (historical, Grand Central, July 2012, $7.99, 370pp)




Series:  Book 4 of Maiden Lane Series



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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 18:57

Review: Ravishing the Heiress

ravishing-the-heiress-150x240“Ravishing the Heiress” by Sherry Thomas (historical, Berkley, July 2012, $7.99, 304pp)




Series: The Fitzhugh Trilogy

  1. “Beguiling the Beauty” – Venetia & Duke of Lexington
  2. “Ravishing the Heiress” – Millicent & Fitz
  3. “Tempting the Bride” – Helena & David


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Sunday, 01 July 2012 14:33

Review: Hot Under the Collar

HotUnderTheCollar“Hot Under the Collar” by Jackie Barbosa (historical, Circe, June 2012, $2.99, 140pp)




Series: Book 2 in Lords of Lancashire


Despite the old saw about third sons being destined for the church, no one ever expected the rakish, irresponsible Walter Langston to take up the collar, least of all himself. After an accident renders him unfit for military service, however, he has few other options. When he’s given the post of vicar at a parish church in a sleepy, coastal village, he’s convinced he’ll molder in obscurity. Instead, his arrival brings a sudden resurgence in church attendance…or at least, the attendance of female parishioners. As word of the eligible young vicar spreads, every well-heeled family for miles with a marriageable daughter fills his pews, aiming to catch his eye. Unfortunately for these hopeful members of his flock, Walter’s eye has already been caught—by the one woman who doesn’t come to church on Sundays.


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