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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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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

 

Summary:

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)

 

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Series:  Book 4 of Maiden Lane Series

 

Summary:
A MASKED MAN . . .

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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)

 

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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)

 

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Series: Book 2 in Lords of Lancashire

 

Summary:
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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Friday, 29 June 2012 19:36

Review: Scandal Wears Satin

Scandal_Wears_Satin“Scandal Wears Satin” by Loretta Chase (historical, Avon, July 2012, $7.99, 384pp)

 

Series: The Dressmakers #2

 

Summary:
The Earl of Longmore's sister Lady Clara has gotten herself into trouble and must marry a man neither she or her family like.  But with the help of her dressmaker, Sophy Noirot, things just maybe all will turn out right.

 

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Monday, 25 June 2012 18:30

Review: Call of the Sea

Call_of_the_Sea“Call of the Sea” by Rebecca Hart (historical, paranormal, Inkspell, June 2012, $13.99tp/$4.99e)

 

Summary:
Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O'Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Siren's Call. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

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MissSophieValentine_final_2“The Most Improper Miss Sophie Valentine” by Jayne Fresina (historical, Sourcebooks, June 2012, $6.99, 384pp)

 

Summary:
A SCANDALOUS LADY

Sophie Valentine knew placing an ad for a husband in the Farmers Gazette would bring her trouble-and she was right. When the darkly handsome, arrogantly charming Lazarus Kane shows up on her doorstep, the nosy residents of Sydney Dovedale are thrown into a gossiping tizzy. After all, it's common knowledge that Sophie is a young lady In Need of Firmer Direction. But even Sophie isn't so scandalous as to marry a complete stranger. .. is she?

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