Book Review: New Release: The Viscount’s Blazing Love, by Charlotte Stone

Regency Romance: The Viscount's Blazing Love (Fire and Smoke: CLEAN Historical Romance)Regency Romance: The Viscount’s Blazing Love by Charlotte Stone

  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Publisher: ShermanBrooks Publishers; 1 edition (November 26, 2016)
  • Publication Date: November 26, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    New Release: Book Review: Love, Lies, & Typewriters, by Heather Blanton

    Love, Lies, & TypewritersLove, Lies, & Typewriters by Heather Blanton

    • Print Length: 158 pages
    • Publication Date: November 28, 2016
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01MXEV76Z

     

     

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: New Release: Abandoned & Protected, by Bree Wolf

    Abandoned & Protected: The Marquis' Tenacious Wife (Love's Second Chance Series Book 4)Abandoned & Protected: The Marquis’ Tenacious Wife by Bree Wolf

  • Print Length: 299 pages
  • Publication Date: October 22, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01J1P4064
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Impetuous Heiress, by Jane Ashford

    The Impetuous HeiressThe Impetuous Heiress by Jane Ashford

  • Mass Market Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Signet; First Edition edition (June 5, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451129687
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451129680
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: New Release: The Regards of a Rogue, by Eleanor Meyers

    Regency Romance: The Regards of A Rogue (A Wardington Park Book) (Raptures of Royalty : CLEAN Historical Romance)Regency Romance: The Regards of A Rogue (A Wardington Park Book) by Eleanor Meyers

  • Print Length: 343 pages
  • Publisher: ShermanBrooks Publishers; 1 edition (September 25, 2016)
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LWOFBIE
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: The Scent of Jasmine, by Jude Deveraux

    The Scent of Jasmine (Edilean, #4)The Scent of Jasmine by Jude Deveraux

    • Print Length: 434 pages
    • Publisher: Pocket Books; Original edition (December 28, 2010)
    • Publication Date: December 28, 2010
    • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B003UYUS32

     

     

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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    Book Review: New Release: The Earl’s Unforgettable Flame, by Charlotte Stone

    The Earl’s Unforgettable Flame (Fire and Smoke #1)The Earl’s Unforgettable Flame by Charlotte Stone

  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ShermanBrooks Publishers; 1 edition (August 29, 2016)

  • Publication Date: August 29, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01L8ZOHIQ
  • My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    My Review:

    This was a sweet story with the kind of characters that just pull me in. Characters that were broken and needed something, something they didn’t know they needed.

    When I began this book, I was saddened by the trauma that befell Catherine. To have a young boy stand beside her and offer her hope was so sweet. As the book progressed and I found Catherine and Benjamin as adults and being reintroduced, it was such a difficult time for Cat. I admit I had tears on occasion as they attempted to become friends and perhaps even more. Both were set on their own course and it did not seem promising. The writing of such pain and memories was so endearing.

    When I was reading I was so struck by the kindness and generous heart of Ben. He was coming into his own and he was becoming such a decent human being. My heart broke with the tragedies of life that they both faced. although sometimes I felt the urge to just growl and groan I continued because​ such lovely scenes filled the pages.

    I am so glad I was given this ARC to read and review. Lovely book, with so much heart.

    My Recommendation:

    If you enjoy historical romances with heart and an engaging plot, then this book will be perfect for you. I personally hope Charlotte Stone writes more about these families. They are worthy of their own stories too. I seriously enjoyed all the characters and hated to see the book end. I wanted more.

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    Book Review: The Duke’s Undoing by G. G. Vandagriff

    The Duke's UndoingThe Duke’s Undoing by G.G. Vandagriff

    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    If you love a good Rouge story , like I do , with the amazing determination to never marry. To continue through life in a “bed em” never “wed em” manner then this book is for you. Until the moment that you realize he is such a great person. He has seen things. He has been affected by what he saw in the war and now just wants to be the man he was before he left for the continent. Can it happen, can he go back to his carefree ways? Let running into a beautiful sad veil covered woman not interfere with his life plan? No, not if you are a rogue.

    What happens when the Duke is taken with the veiled woman and finds himself wanting to truly change his ways? He just has to fight it and fight anyone that wants to hurt her. Did I mention this woman has been engaged three times and has always begged off in the end? His chivalrous nature shines through in the story. He is one extraordinary Duke.

    Peter, the Duke of Ruisdell is just that man and he has found Elise Edwards the thrice engaged woman that threatens his entire lifestyle. It is a wonderful, enjoyable book filled with death, love, happiness, revenge and deceit. It is in other words, amazingly thorough. He also might have been forewarned by a voice whispering to him at the park.

    This book is suitable for any age. The story is told in a clear and enjoyable manner. I am glad I found this book and snagged it. When I find a book with characters this strong, I tend to rave. Consider me raving. I liked that there were no unspoken words. It says something more about the strength of the hero and heroine when they are able to speak of their emotions. I get frustrated with characters that refuse to give a hint as to their feelings.

    I loved the hero and the heroine for other reasons too. I loved their willingness to listen to each other. They compliment each other so well. It is a well written and exciting book with women that are in unexpected vocations, unusual house pets and glorious clothing. It has all the details that make an historic romance a dream come true.

    This is my second book by G.G. Vandagriff. I believe she is turning into one of my favorites. Her characters are typically fun, unique, and all together engaging. Another book I can highly recommend that you pick up. This one made me want to move in with them and steal him away from her.

    I now am racing to get the other five books that are in the series called Six rogues and Their Ladies.

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    Book Review: The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley

    The Earl's Defiant Wallflower (The Dukes of War, #1)The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley

    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is a historical romance that is well written. It has the loveliness of the eighteen hundreds, with the dress, the mannerisms and those lovely balls. When Oliver York, Earl of Carlisle comes back from the war he comes back with his wounded and broken friends and to find his father has unexpectedly died. He died in a manner that caused many rumors among the Ton. He also died with some unexpected surprises for his son the heir.

    When Oliver goes to his first ball after his return, he is attracted to the wallflower that seems to not quite fit in with the others. When he learns that she is pretty much shunned due to her American accent and her merchant grandparents, Oliver still makes his presence know to her. He is immediately put in his place with her words. He is a little startled at her open and honest response to his questions.

    Grace Halton has come from America with a plan in mind and that plan is the only thing she can think of. She can’t be bothered with good looking Earl’s that she can’t stop thinking about. She can’t be bothered with an Earl that might have financial problems and she certainly can’t be interested in an Earl that she just might be developing feelings for. Nope, she has a plan and she intends on carrying the plan through.

    She also has horrible relatives that make life in England terrible for her. The Grandmother is constantly making accusations and snide remarks to her that are meant to hurt. She needs to get back to her mother who is sick and needing medical care in America.

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked the clever words and actions of the gentleman Earl, Oliver. He was so lovable. I really liked how he dealt with people and how he was always willing to help out, even when it is not appreciated or wanted. He is such a giving person.

    Grace is also a sweet and loving woman. She has her head and heart set on helping her mother and so her actions are forgivable because she is making these decisions out of love. I can telly you it becomes hard knowing what she plans to do.

    Erica Ridley has written about the Dukes of War before and the first book that I read by her was equally as likable. This is the second in the series and it is another 5 star read for me. It can be read as a stand alone. The series is about men returning home from the Napoleonic war.

    I personally like how she doesn’t make the heroine snarky just to have her be snarky. I like how her characters have heart, both male and female.

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    Book Review: The Cryptographer by Alice Wallis-Eton

    The Cryptographer (Second Sons Book 1)The Cryptographer by Alice Wallis-Eton
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    There is something so fun about a bit of historical romance that also has the best spying and code breaking intertwined. The Cryptographer is just that. The story of an intelligent, gifted woman, Aster Tanner, that works for a living in the war department. She loves puzzles and her boss, Sir John, keeps providing codes for her to break that are becoming more than just fun and games to stimulate her mind.

    When Iain comes to the small town where she works she finds herself attracted to him. Iain also struggles with his desire to know more about this simple woman. No one knows that she is the assistant or secretary to Sir John since that is an unusual position for a woman of the time. When Captain Iain McIntyre comes into the room, she is caught off guard and spills this secret right away. Now she fears she has placed herself in danger. The romance is sweet and hopeful. The spying details are in depth and altogether it makes for a lovely read.

    My favorite quote from the book is actually the very first words of the book. It shows the humor that is going to be interwoven with the romance and the intrigue.

    “Dougal, your breath is disgusting.” The noxious odour assaulted Aster’s nose, rousing her from sleep. She screwed up her face and rolled over, but the smell leapt over her and continued its assault. “Honestly,”

    Iain and his three friends and fellow Scots Greys are personable and basically adorable scotsmen. They are part of the Second Dragoons helping the English in their war against France through spying and code breaking. I liked the side characters Aibme, Seamus and Quinn, the soldiers in Iain’s troop. Each have a unique personality that makes them a pleasure to read about. Aunt Margaret is great too. She is an over the top feisty aunt and she is a wonderful addition.

    I loved Iain and his desire to protect and get to know more about Aster. This is a book I can recommend if you like historical Romances. As a debut novel it has great story plot and I found very little not to like about it. There was healthy suspicion between the main characters and their search for the truth before they could trust each other, they both had to earn it. I liked that. It gave it a realistic feel. It is how I would expect people to behave when dealing with spies, coded notes and potential assassins.

    I did notice that some of the other reviewers on Goodreads and Amazon thought that it was not in keeping with the era, but I did not find that to be the case. Perhaps they had an advanced reading copy that still had some typos and errors. I might have gotten the finished product when I picked it up on Amazon.

    I thought the characters were realistic and progressive. Maybe I was blinded by my love of free thinking progressive men and strong puzzle solving women. Aster Tanner had been an orphan and had suffered a lot of struggles. I was happy that she was in a stable place and making a living in an era when it was hard for women to do so.

    I thought it was a good start to a series and I found it to be well written. This is the first of four Second Sons series. Each one of these adorable men will be getting their own story. I can’t tell you how happy I am to hear that. I really liked all four of these men. They certainly deserve their own story.

    This book along with book 2 and book 3 are all available in paperback and in Kindle version on Amazon

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