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Wednesday, 25 April 2012 12:30

Review: An Heir of Deception

AnHeirofDeception300RNNREad2-3“An Heir of Deception” by Beverley Kendall (historical, self-published, April 2012, $4.99)

 

Series: The Elusive Lords

  1. “Sinful Surrender” – Millicent “Missy” Armstrong & James Rutherford
  2. “A Taste of Desire” – Lady Amelia Bertram & Thomas Armstrong
  3. “All’s Fair in Love & Seduction” – Miss Elizabeth Smith & Viscount Derek Creswell (novella)
  4. “An Heir of Deception” – Alex Cartwright & Charlotte

 

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Saturday, 21 April 2012 19:40

Review: A Lady's Revenge

A-Ladys-Revenge-Cover-Feb-2012-55K_FINAL“A Lady’s Revenge” by Tracey Devlyn (historical, Sourcebooks, April 2012, $6.99, 448pp)

 

Series: Nexus

  1. “A Lady’s Revenge” – Cora deBeau & Guy Trevelyan
  2. “Checkmate My Lord” – Lord Somerton, Sebastian Danvers & Lauren Ashcroft (to be released early 2013)
  3. Untitled – Ethan deBeau & Samantha Hunt (to be released fall 2013)

 

Summary:
A British agent flees her French captor’s torturous dungeon and falls in love with the decoder responsible for her imprisonment.

 

British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching for her parents’ killer. When her latest assignment goes awry, she suffers at the hands of her French captor until Guy Trevelyan, the Earl of Helsford and master cryptographer, saves her during a daring rescue. Scarred and wary of men, Cora shies away from the one man who could heal her savaged heart.

 

After rescuing Cora from a French dungeon, Guy discovers it was one of his deciphered messages that led to her captivity. Guy strives to earn her forgiveness while outwitting their enemy. But will he find the scars on her wounded soul run too deep?

 

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Wednesday, 04 April 2012 17:22

Review: A Scandalous Countess

Scandalous_countess“A Scandalous Countess” by Jo Beverley (historical, Signet, February 2012, $7.99, 432pp)

 

Summary:
Lady May is back. And so is the scandal that sent her tumbling from her position as the toast of London, when her husband, the Earl of Maybury, was killed in a duel. Even a year of mourning hasn't quieted the rumors of her infidelity.

 

Georgia Maybury is determined to regain her position in the beau monde, but a scarred ex-naval officer threatens her plans...

 

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Monday, 02 April 2012 13:43

Review: A Week to Be Wicked

week-to-be-wicked-mm-c“A Week to Be Wicked” by Tessa Dare (historical, Avon, April 2012, $7.99, 354pp)

 

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Series: Spindle Cove

  1. “A Night to Surrender” – Victor Bramwell & Susanna Finch
  2. “Once Upon a Winter’s Eve” – Violet Winterbottom & Lord Christian Pierce
  3. “A Week to Be Wicked” – Minerva Highwood & Colin Sandhurst, Lord Payne
  4. “A Lady by Midnight” – Kate Taylor & Samuel Thorne (a September 2012 release)

 

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Sunday, 01 April 2012 19:50

Review: Master of Sin

masterofsin200x300“Master of Sin” by Maggie Robinson (historical, Kensington, April 2012, $14.00, 305pp)

 

Series: The Courtesan Court

  1. “Mistress by Mistake” – Charlotte & Michael
  2. “Mistress by Midnight” – Desmond & Laurette
  3. “Mistress by Marriage” – Edward & Caroline
  4. “Master of Sin” – Andrew & Gemma

 

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Saturday, 31 March 2012 11:10

Review: The Duke's Perfect Wife

TheDukesPerfWife_Front200“The Duke’s Perfect Wife” by Jennifer Ashley (historical, Berkley, April 2012, $7.99, 320pp)

 

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Series: Mackenzie brothers

  1. “The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie” – Ian & Beth
  2. “Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage” – Mac & Isabella
  3. “The Many Sins of Lord Cameron” – Cam & Ainsley
  4. “The Duke’s Perfect Wife” – Hart & Eleanor
  5. “The Seduction of Elliot McBride” – Elliot & Juliana (to be released January 2013)
  6. “The Wicked Deeds of Daniel of Mackenzie” – Daniel (to be released October 2013)

 

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012 14:19

Review: How to Ravish a Rake

home_cover3“How to Ravish a Rake” by Vicky Dreiling (historical, Grand Central, April 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

Summary:
SCANDALOUS DESIRES . . .

Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security—if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate—and irresistible—attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .

 

DEVILISH DELIGHT

When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton’s shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . .

 

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Tuesday, 27 March 2012 19:08

Review: The Seduction of Lady X

seduction-small“The Seduction of Lady X” by Julia London (historical, Pocket, March 2012, $7.99, 400pp)

 

Series: Secrets of Hadley Green

  1. “The Year of Living Scandalously” – Declan O’Connor & Keira Hannigan
  2. “The Revenge of Lord Eberlin” – Lily Boudine & Tobin Scott
  3. “The Seduction of Lady X” – Harrison Tolly & Olivia Hastings

 

Summary:
Suffering from a cold abusive marriage, the one bright spot in Lady Olivia Carey’s life is her husband’s steward Harrison Tolly, the illegitimate son of the Earl of Ashwood and rightful heir of his father’s estate.  Trapped in her marriage, she encourages the engagement of Tolly to her sister who returned from a tour of Spain pregnant.  Soon thereafter, Lady Carey begins to regret the match as she uncovers Tolly’s feeling for her and realizes hers for him.  That combined with her husband’s death leads to dilemmas on all sides.

 

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Confessions“Confessions from an Arranged Marriage” by Miranda Neville (historical, Avon, April 2012, $7.99, 384)

 

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Series: The Burgundy Club

  1. “The Wild Marquis” – the Marquis of Chase & Juliana Merton
  2. “The Dangerous Viscount” – Diana Fanshawe & Sebastian Iverley
  3. “The Amorous Education of Celia Seaton” – Celia Seaton & Tarquin Compton
  4. “Confessions from an Arranged Marriage” – Minerva Montrose & the Marquis of Blakeney

 

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Sunday, 18 March 2012 12:22

Review: Heiress Without a Cause

HeiressWithoutCause“Heiress Without a Cause” by Sara Ramsey (historical, SpencerHill Associates, February 2012, $3.99, 340pp)

 

Series: Muses of Mayfair

  • “Heiress Without a Cause” – Lady Madeleine Vaillant & William “Ferguson” Avenel
  • “Scotsmen Prefer Blondes” – Lady Amelia Staunton & Malcolm MacCabe (to be released March 29, 2012)
  • “The Marquess Who Loved Me” – Ellie & Nick (to be released June/July 2012)

 

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