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Sunday, 02 September 2012 07:14

Review: A Little Mischief

ALittleMischief_reissueLittle Mischief, by Amelia Grey (historical, Sourcebooks, August 2012, reissue, $7.99, 320pp)

 

Summary:
How can a lady avoid a scandal...

Just as Miss Isabella Winslowe is finally achieving comfortable respectability, the fascinating and decidedly unrespectable Earl of Colebrooke inconveniently appears...

 

When a gentleman is so determined to flirt...

The darkly handsome Daniel Colebrooke is intrigued and alarmed when an alluring young lady arrives at his door in need of assistance. In a moment of impetuosity, Daniel decides he must keep a close watch on Isabella, and what better way than to strike up a not–so–innocent flirtation...

 

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Saturday, 01 September 2012 19:32

Review: A Study in Seduction

StudyinSeduction635x1024“A Study in Seduction” by Nina Rowan (historical, Grand Central, August 2012, $5.99, 400pp)

 

Summary:
A HEART DIVIDED

The lovely Lydia Kellaway can solve the most complex puzzles. The one challenge she can't top? Managing the most infuriating man she's ever encountered.

Alexander Hall, Viscount Northwood, has purchased a one-of-a-kind locket from a pawnshop, unaware of the priceless sentiment it holds for Lydia. The gentlemanly thing to do would be to simply return it. But Alexander is curious to see just how bold this brilliant beauty will be...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:03

Review: A Lady by Midnight

ALBM“A Lady by Midnight” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

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Series: Book 3 in the Spindle Cove Series

 

Summary:
A temporary engagement, a lifetime in the making . . .

 

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Monday, 27 August 2012 18:43

Review: The Ugly Duchess

ugly_duchess“The Ugly Duchess” by Eloisa James (historical, Avon, September 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: This is the fourth book in the Fairy Tale series.

 

Summary:
How can she dare to imagine he loves her…when all London calls her The Ugly Duchess?

 

Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn, heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook, to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself, even practical Theo finds herself convinced of her soon-to-be duke's passion.

 

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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

 

Summary:
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

 

Summary:
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

 

Summary:
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)

 

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Series: Book 1 in Affairs by Moonlight

 

Summary:
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

 

Summary:
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

 

Summary:
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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