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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    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 Viscount Meets his Match by Deborah Hale

    The Viscount Meets His Match: A Sweet Traditional Regency Novella (Glass Slipper Brides Book 6)The Viscount Meets His Match: A Sweet Traditional Regency Novella by Deborah Hale

    • Publisher: Deborah Hale (June 27, 2016)
    • Publication Date: June 27, 2016
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B01HOTWZNE

     

    My Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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    I have to start by saying, I loved Sebastian. He had depths that only Rebecca could see and she was willing to help him reach those depths and remedy his anger, pain, and hostility. The story starts off on a fun mistaken identity and it allows the stage to be set for an understanding that was quick and real for them both. I loved the way that Deborah hale wrote this book. With the tenderness and the harshness that was called for at the moment, yet, never leaving who the characters were in their hearts. I was provided this copy in exchange for an honest and impartial review.

    I would love to continue reading the series that this novella was contained. I just know it will be a good series. Totally a five star read for me.


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    This is a clean regency romance that is just delightful. The story has a realistic feel, the main characters are just so enjoyable. I loved them all. I could see where the actions of others caused them to behave badly. So sad when that happens and causes a huge conundrum. However, conundrums make good story plots.


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    New Release Book Review: Despised & Desired by Bree Wolf

    Despised & Desired: The Marquess' Passionate Wife (Love's Second Chance, #3)Despised & Desired: The Marquess’ Passionate Wife by Bree Wolf
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Despised and Desired: The Marquess’ Passionate Wife is another wonderful heartfelt book by Bree Wolf. This is the third of the Love’s Second Chance Series and I have loved each of them.

    They have had beautifully written characters that pulled at my heart in a special way. This writer brings the characters alive in the most beautiful way. Her characters are not flawless beauties of the first water. The characters in this story are beautiful in their deepest reaches inside.

    Elsbeth Munford may very well have been a beauty except there was a terrible accident that scarred her and took away the man she was set to marry. She was aware that the accident had taken away the veil of beauty that most men were looking for in a bride. She accepted her fate without anger and remorse. She looked for joy in her life and she often found it even when others expected her to have only pain and regrets.

    When Frederick a guilt ridden, wounded soldier returns home from the war. His life is turned upside down by the recent death of his father and then the unexpected title being dropped onto his head. He accepts his fate and tries to face it with courage. He as a second son was not expected to inherit, so he was not quite prepared and schooled for the title as his brother was. His mother complicates the matter by stating his new goal is to marry and produce an heir. He has no emotion about this at all, it is just another duty he must see to.

    Frederick is so cut off from his own emotions that he will not allow anyone into his heart. He can not because he questions his own self worth. He is a man broken inside. When Elsbeth ( Ellie) and Frederick meet again, they have much work to do if they are going to have a life together.

    Once again, I loved this book. I love the little light of hope that Ellie offers Rick. I love the women that have supporting roles in this story. They all have a wonderful gift to share with each other. It was a lovely read. Each time she releases a book it ends up as a favorite. Her characters are so free spirited and unusual.

    The book releases June 22, 2016 and it is a historical romance that if you love regency romances, you will want to have on your bookshelf.

    Bree Wolf brings two people together like no one else. She has released many historical romances and they are always a fun and unique read. Bree has been a published author for several years and the books keep getting better and better. Get to know more about her at her Amazon Author’s Page

    Despised and Desired is available in both paperback and as a Kindle Edition through Amazon

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    Book Review: Compromising Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson

    Compromising Miss TisdaleCompromising Miss Tisdale by Jessica Jefferson
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Compromising Miss Tisdale is a story with some fun and somewhat tainted characters. Duncan has become the Earl of Bristol. It is not a position he ever expected and not a position he felt ready to settle down and thrive with. He is quite the rake around London and had been sent away due to his misdeeds several years before.

    Now Duncan was back in London and his Uncle was expecting him to indeed settle down. After the sudden and unexpected death of his brother he has inherited the title. He found himself drawn to a woman of utter structure and propriety. He fought hard against what he might feel. His friend who is also the brother of Ambrosia’s best friend assures the Earl, that she was the woman he should compromise in order to get her dowery.

    The Tisdale family is fun loving and close knit. Ambrosia is the eldest daughter and has never accepted any proposal that have come her way. She does not know what she is waiting for, but she knows that she will recognize it when it comes along.

    When she finds a shirtless man in the library, then she begins to wonder if she has found what she had been missing.

    It is a fun and nice book by Jessica Jefferson. I am ready to read the other books in the series, just to get more from the Tisdale family. Tamsin and Lillian’s stories are available in the Regency Bloom Series.

    This book as well as the others in the series are available on Kindle and KindleUnlimited through Amazon

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    Book Review: Ridiculous by D. L. Carter

    RidiculousRidiculous by D.L. Carter
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Very fun and entertaining

    The premise of this book as great. The characters have such great personalities and the story is filled with the most amazing humor. Millicent Boarder as a man was perfectly portrayed. She played at being a man like I would play being a man, over the top and foppish.

    Millicent when dressed and behaving as Mr. Antony North (her recently deceased cousin) was a wonderful friend to the Duke and his sister. Even when members of the ton tried to make trouble for Mr. North it was handled by the Duke and his sister with spirit and humor.

    There are just so many funny scenes in this books. North had quite a way with the storytelling. A way of drawing in people and making them comfortable, even when he knows it is dangerous to be too visible. He just can’t help it.

    Then there was the uncomfortable draw that the Duke felt for his dear friend, Mr. North. It is a great unique book with unusual events taking place in the regency period. I have listed this book as a favorite. It is just too good to drop out of favor. Great book to read when you want humor and sweet unexpected love.

    I want to read more from this author. If D.L.Carter’s other books have as much heart and comedy I know I will enjoy then.

    This wonderful book is available in paperback and Kindle by clicking the link below.

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    Book Review: The Harlow Hoyden by Lynn Messina

    The Harlow Hoyden: A Regency Romance (Love Takes Root Book 1)The Harlow Hoyden: A Regency Romance by Lynn Messina
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    I have been seeing the Harlow Hoyden pop up on various emails suggesting books to add to the To Be Read pile and I finally grabbed a copy yesterday. First let me say, I love the title. I love the word hoyden. It is one of the most fun words in the English language. It draws pictures that make me laugh. Secondly this girl was hilarious as I hoped she would be. Not pratfall hilarious, but so staunch in her beliefs that she can not see the forest for the trees funny.

    She starts the book in a totally unseemly manner stealing from a house where she is a guest. Not just stealing as in silverware or money, but something rare and beloved. She does so in front of an audience who deems to help her so that she does it right.

    Emma Harlow from that point on amuses and confounds some of the most important people in the ton. There are unknown factors sprinkled all through the book which gives it an intensity that I did not expect from the title. So I was pleasantly surprised that there was so much intrigue and mystery involved.

    This is a regency book and I was ready for that after weeks of detective books and thrillers. It was the perfect choice for a late night read that kept me reading until after eight am.

    I think you would enjoy it if you like Dukes, Wonderful forward thinking Dukes. The Duke of Trent pushed all my buttons for a leading man. He was a willing and sometimes an unwilling participant in all manner of escapades along with the Harlow Hoyden. I was so glad I picked this up yesterday. I believe I will be re-reading it on a regular basis.

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    Book Review: The Wrong Brother by Bree Wolf

    The Wrong Brother (A Forbidden Love Regency Novella Series, #1)The Wrong Brother by Bree Wolf
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This story was short but it really touched me in such a special way. Isabella is a smart woman that has finally found a man that respects her brain as well as her other features. She is about to take the final step in that relationship when something unexpected happens. What a great book this was.

    It had such heart. I will keep it as a go to my happy place read. I loved all of the characters. I can see this family coming back as a sequel. Maybe Bree has already considered that. Either way, this was one of the most perfect novellas that I have read.

    I love the way Bree Wolf writes her characters. Each book I have read by her has so much heart and so much emotion that I fall in love each time. This time I fell in love a couple of times. This new series should be a wonderful collection of amazingly warm characters and I can’t wait for more.

    Bonus Review: Forgotten and Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife by Bree Wolf

    Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke's Late Wife (Love's Second Chance, #1)Forgotten & Remembered: The Duke’s Late Wife by Bree Wolf
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is the first book in the Love’s Second Chance series. If this is anything to go by, it is going to be good.

    This book held so many emotions. The hero has been married before and lost his wife in a riding accident. Graham Astor who is the Duke of Kinsington was left to mourn with his daughter Georgiana.

    After much prompting Graham decides to marry in order to have a mother for his child. Graham grieves the loss of his wife so deeply that he refuses to acknowledge his new wife with even the most basic conversation.

    Rosabel does not expect to be loved after she finds out about his tragic loss, but she finds that she wants more than to just exists in this home with his dead wife’s memories.

    This story has so many facets that I really was caught up with all the personalities. It is a sadly sweet story with love as the thread that holds it all together.

    I truly loved this story. This is one of my most favorite books. I love to open it up and read it over again. Bree Wolf can really bring characters to life in the most beautiful way.

    Additional Review: Cursed & Cherished: The Duke’s Willful Wife by Bree Wolf

    Cursed & Cherished: The Duke's Wilful Wife (Love's Second Chance, #2)Cursed & Cherished: The Duke’s Wilful Wife by Bree Wolf
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    This is the second book in the series Love’s Second Chance.

    To begin with you learn that Edmond Dunsworth, the Duke of Cromwell has lost his family fortune. His steward has heard of a man with two daughters that have a sizable dowry. After a very unusual meeting he decides to offer for Anna. He sees something in Anna that makes him want unravel her mysterious behavior. I really enjoyed the dinner scene, it was pretty comical.

    The marriage becomes a very rocky ground when Anna’s friend reminds her that men are devious. So Anna makes a plan to make the Duke sorry he chose her. It is a battle, a game that threatens to ruin any chance for happiness for either one of them. There are so many little sub plots that keep this story rolling at a quick pace.

    Graham and Rosabel are in this book and that made me very happy to see how they are doing after a period of time. They are such wonderful characters from Forgotten and Remembered, the first book of the series.

    If you have not read this series, you should. It is wonderfully written and full of strong independent characters. I can not wait for book three.

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    Book Review: Once Upon A Rogue by Julia Regan

    Victorian Romance: Once Upon a Rogue (Historical Rake 19th Century Love Romance) (Lady Duke Wealth Historical Romance)Victorian Romance: Once Upon a Rogue (Historical Rake 19th Century Love Romance) by Julia Regan
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Although the main story is only 170 pages long it packs so much into those pages that it is a must read. Emmeline and her twin brother William had always been close as twins will be, they shared secrets and a need for adventure. She also had an older brother Pheneas and it was this older brother that she had caught in a very compromising act. Witnessing that encounter had opened the doors of curiosity for Emmeline that she just could not put aside. There was that need for more in her that caused quite an uproar when she could try to garner more information about love and intimate encounters.

    William and Emmeline arrange for her to gain more knowledge by visiting a brothel and once she had visited she desired to know more. She began a secret life that brought David into the picture. She wanted more from him than she had any other yet she was bound by convention to abide by her mother’s dictates that she be married.
    This is a great story that I really enjoyed so much. I really liked Emmeline and David, I wanted them to find happiness even when it kept eluding them. That whole family was great. I loved that Julia Regan allowed you to see all the characters development as they grew older.
    As a bonus there are other stories included. Very enjoyable stories.

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    Book Review: Waiting for the Duke by Julia Regan

    Regency Romance: Waiting for the Duke (Historical 19th Century Lady Romance) (Rake Rogue Pregnancy Romance)Regency Romance: Waiting for the Duke (Historical 19th Century Lady Romance) by Julia Regan
    My rating: 5 of 5 stars

    Julia Regan has written a story that keeps you guessing as to what else can happen to Lucia. Lucia White falls in love and her handsome Duke, Roland Casper, Duke of Gracefall, is ordered by the King to France. There has been no announcement of their intentions just a simple request that she wait for him.
    Lucia and her family struggle while Roland is away at war and Lucia fears that he has chosen another after the long delay.

    Family is a problem for Lucia as changes have come about that leave her feeling alone and helpless. Lord and Lady White have changed and it is almost too much to bear. They have put Lydia in jeopardy and she is unsure of how to help herself.

    Only when the Duke returns from the war, does he contact her and she is unsure of what to do. He too is hesitant to make a move. There are many people standing in the way of their happiness.

    The story is heart wrenching. Beautifully told with the tension of uncertainty filling the pages. I was provided a copy for review by the author.

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