ARC Review: Earl of Wainthorpe (Wicked Earls’ Club #3) by Collette Cameron

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Earl of Wainthorpe by Collette Cameron

Releasing January 23, 2018

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋 1/2

Pre-Order Links

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Blurb

Could you ever love the unrepentant rake who won you in a wager?

He didn’t gamble on losing his heart when he won her at the gaming tables.

Pierce, the Earl of Wainthorpe has finally thwarted his worst enemy. Except he can’t revel in his victory after winning his foe’s ward in a winner-takes-all wager. If Pierce refuses to assume Bianca Salisbury’s guardianship, the fiery-haired beauty with a matching temper may very well find herself sold to the highest bidder.

The shameful secret she guards makes it impossible to love a rogue.

Desperate to escape her blackguard cousin, Bianca Salisbury ventures to London to find a husband or employment. Instead, she’s bartered to a notorious rakehell. She either risks being compromised and accepts The Earl of Wainthorpe’s protection, or flees him and her guardian. But without money and a place to go, she fears she’ll face the same tragic fate as her mother.

Caution: This romance features a sexy, irredeemable scoundrel determined to thumb his nose at the haut ton, a saucy country miss unafraid to speak her mind but terrified of even a hint of scandal, a unlikely aristocratic matchmaker, a trio of busybody sisters you’ll adore, and a very pregnant calico that is convinced humans are only around for her convenience.

For a page-turning Historical Romance novel brimming with Regency England’s rakish dukes and rapscallion lords, buy this passionate adventure sprinkled with suspense and humor. You won’t be able to put it down.

My Review

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This is a page-turner! I was hooked as soon as that wager happened during the card game. I loved how their romance developed because it took time to fully happen. They were the perfect match for each other because they both had something the other needed. I did not expect all of the stuff about her family and it was not what I had thought.

Bianca is a stubborn and will not rely on others to take care of her. I loved how strong she was and that she did so many things herself. At first, she comes off differently, but you quickly love her.

Pierce is set on revenge, but he also has a big heart. I loved him as soon as his sisters set in on him because of how he was with them. He was not exactly as he seemed to the outside world.

 

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The Bookshelf Tag

The Bookshelf Tag

It’s Random Friday and time for another tag! I found this tag on Dreamland Book Blog. I thought this one looked like a lot of fun to do.

On to the questions!

Describe your bookshelf and where you got it from

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This is my only bookshelf and it doesn’t hold all my books. I’ve had this since I was little so I have no clue where it came from. I have books on my desk by my bed and then books in a chest.

How do you organize your books?

As you can tell in the above picture my books are just stacked with series together. They have to be in order.

What’s the longest book on your shelf?

20180112_142334-01.jpegAt 1,438 A Breath of Snow and Ashes is the longest on my shelf.

What’s the shortest book on your shelf?

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My shortest book is The Misfortune of Lady Lucianna with 177 pages.

 Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?

Surprisingly there isn’t one. I have many from Christmas and contests, but not birthdays.

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Two actually. I’ve read The American Heiress already, but have been too busy to read The Fortune Hunter. A friend read them and thought I would love them and sent them home with me.

The most expensive book on your shelf?

Has to be the Outlander books, but I don’t know which one is the most expensive.

The last book you read on your shelf?

 

Do you have a complete series?

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What’s the newest addition to your shelf?

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No Earls Allowed which is even published yet.

The oldest book on your shelf?

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The Lawman is how I found romances books. I had the ebook version first.

What’s a book you’d hate to let out of your sight? (A.K.A. No one is touching it. Ever.)

All of my signed books.

Most beat up book?

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My Outlander books are pretty beat up

Most pristine book?

No Earls Allowed because I haven’t read it yet.

A book that doesn’t belong to you?

None.

A book that is your favorite color?

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I have many in my favorite color, but this is my favorite cover in that color.

A book that’s been on your shelf the longest and you still haven’t read it?

Part of the Outlander series

Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?

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Never Surrender to a Scoundrel. This was my first giveaway win too!

Any signed books?

 

 

Review: The Blessed Bride (Brides of Blessings #1) by Lynn Winchester

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The Blessed Bride by Lynn Winchester

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋1/2

Buy Link

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Blurb

Leaving Ireland for America, Patience “Pati” O’Connor has followed the trail of her heartbroken father west, to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With no money and a missing father, Pati has no choice but to settle down in a small, gold mining town of Blessings, California. Maybe the rough and tumble place could use a skilled seamstress…

Pete Jones has spent a lifetime fighting. Wounded in battle during the Mexican War, Pete is left with shaking hands, nightmares, and a sour disposition—but his new job protecting gold claims in Blessings just might be what he needs to kick the anguish of his past.

When Pati’s new business is robbed, she seeks help from the ornery yet honorable Pete, who doesn’t seem too keen on sticking his nose into her business. But Pete can’t seem to say no to the vibrant, fiery, oh so beautiful lass, which may spell trouble for his plans to stay lonely and single.

As the town begins to grow around them, and as trouble starts to slither in, Pati and Pete are desperate to find a love more valuable than all the gold in the mountain.

But can Pete be a man worthy of Pati’s love, and can Pati convince Pete she is destined to be his blessed bride?

My Review

An amazing start to a new series! This is one of those where the writing lets you picture every detail like a movie in your mind. I love ones with a matchmaker especially when it’s not a person you would think of doing the matching. I loved the back and forth between them and wondering what was going to happen next and they always caught me by surprise. I did not expect the twist with her father or how the ending would happen. I can’t wait to read the next one!

Pati is a strong and stubborn woman determined to take care of herself. I loved how she slowly became more accepting of help from people and found her way. She realized that her heart was going to lead her no matter what she planned. I loved when her accent came out and when she was mad.

Pete is also a stubborn and determined man, but for different reasons. He tried so hard to stay away from people and to hide his scar, but he met his match with Pati. I loved him right away because I knew there was more to him and it slowly came out. He just needed a push.

 

Tour and Review: The Duke of Ice (The Untouchables #7) by Darcy Burke

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The Duke of Ice, an all-new historical standalone from USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke, is available NOW!

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Title: The Duke of Ice

Author: Darcy Burke

Genre: Historical Romance

Publishing Date: December 26th, 2017

Synopsis

Everyone Nicholas Bateman ever loved has died. Except Violet Caulfield, which must mean he never loved her. Eight years after she threw him over to marry a viscount, Nick is a widowed duke who prefers isolation. When a friend convinces him to leave his lair of self-imposed solitude, he considers taking another wife, provided she agrees to his terms: no emotional attachment of any kind.

Now widowed, Lady Violet Pendleton hopes for a second chance with the man she’s always loved. But she isn’t prepared for the desolation in his soul or the animosity he still bears toward her. Despite those obstacles, it’s clear their passion hasn’t dimmed. However, the heat between them isn’t enough to melt the Duke of Ice, and this time Violet may find herself the jilted party. Can love, once so tragically lost, finally be found?

My Review

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review

The Duke of Ice lives up to his name. They both can break your heart with everything that has happened in those eight years to both of them. I loved how it was a journey for both of them learning to let go of the past and move forward. The scene at the hotel was amazing and a favorite. I loved his friendship with Simon and feared what might happen between them. I was holding my breath near the end, but the ending was perfect and I cheered at the surprise after they were married.

Violet’s heart has always belonged to Nick and fate brought them together again. I loved how she wanted to help the younger ladies and felt for them. She knew what her heart wanted. but tried so hard to move on.

Nick was afraid to feel anything ever again. He needed to be around other and be free again but didn’t know it. I loved him more and more as his story unfolded and he melted away. He almost lost everything.

Excerpt:

“Looks like it’s you and Lady Pendleton,” Simon said. His voice carried a hint of something.

Nick snapped his head toward his friend and detected the glimmer of a smile in his gaze. He was enjoying this. He was playing matchmaker. And he had his sights set on Nick and Violet. Bloody hell.

Nick wanted to be angry, but his pull toward Violet was too strong. He’d felt it last night and again today when Simon had asked if it would be odd for him to pursue her. Nick had been jealous. Shockingly, blood-boilingly, desperately jealous.

The realization shook him to the core.

“Who’s to be the crier?” Simon asked.

“Why not Mr. Adair since he won Kiss the Nun?” Seaver suggested.

With everyone in agreement, Violet and Nick moved to the center of the room.

“Is this awkward?” she whispered.

“No.” His pulse quickened. Should he kiss her or should he fail?

His mind screamed the latter. And really, that was for the best. Jealousy aside, he and Violet had no future, not when their past was so painful.

And yet when they knelt with their backs to each other, he caught her scent of rose and an earthy spice. It was wholly feminine yet slightly wild. He hadn’t smelled a rose in the past eight years without thinking of her. His body reacted, heating at her proximity.

“Make ready,” Adair said.

Nick looked over his right shoulder and felt the air move as she looked over her left.

“Present.”

Nick leaned close to her cheek. He could feel her warmth, and his skin tingled.

Fire.”

He moved closer, but she sprang up. Instinctively, he reached for her, his arm curling about her waist. He pulled her back down. To stop her from hitting the floor, he spun to his back and sprawled, bringing her down on top of him. He cupped the side of her face and kissed her, his lips sliding over hers for a brief but delicious moment.

“The cheek,” she murmured, her gaze locked with his.

He leaned up and brushed his mouth against the soft flesh of her cheek. His lips lingered perhaps a second too long, but he didn’t care. Desire coursed through him, and for the first time in years, he felt alive.

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About Darcy:

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, emotional historical and contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. Join her reader club at http://www.darcyburke.com/readerclub. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, two Bengal cats and a third cat named after a fruit.

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Review: Josephine (Lady Archer’s Creed #4) by Amanda Mariel

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Josephine by Amanda Mariel

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋1/2

Buy Links

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Blurb

Lady Josephine Watkins never meant to shoot the Duke of Constantan. Driven by guilt and determined to see him well, she refuses to leave his side. She could not have guessed that the devilish duke would capture her heart.

Devon Mowbray, Duke of Constantan, came to Favershame Abbey out of curiosity. He’d only planned to meet the earl known as the beast of Favershame, then be on his way. He never intended on the head strong beauty sticking him with her arrow and stealing his heart in the process.

Despite the magic burning between them, a dangerous secret leaves Devon no choice but to push Josie away. Unbeknownst to him, she’s already unraveled the truth and become more determined than ever to have his heart. Is their love strong enough to withstand what threatens to keep them apart?

My Review

A whirlwind romance happens in the final book of this series. From the way they meet you know it’s going to be interesting. I loved how everything fell into place for them and that they were supposed to be together. The secret was different and I loved how it played into everything. His mother was so sweet and her friends again are not to be messed with.

Josie is not as shy as you think and will not be stopped. I loved how she knew exactly what to do and how she reacted to his secret. Her life completely changed with him and she deserved it.

Devon is stubborn and thinks his plan is the best for everyone. He met his match with her and I love how he realized that he needed her. I loved that he cared so much about his mom.

 

Available Now The Blessed Bride by Lynn Winchester

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Blurb
Leaving Ireland for America, Patience “Pati” O’Connor has followed the trail of her heartbroken father west, to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With no money and a missing father, Pati has no choice but to settle down in a small, gold mining town of Blessings, California. Maybe the rough and tumble place could use a skilled seamstress…

Pete Jones has spent a lifetime fighting. Wounded in battle during the Mexican War, Pete is left with shaking hands, nightmares, and a sour disposition—but his new job protecting gold claims in Blessings just might be what he needs to kick the anguish of his past.

When Pati’s new business is robbed, she seeks help from the ornery yet honorable Pete, who doesn’t seem too keen on sticking his nose into her business. But Pete can’t seem to say no to the vibrant, fiery, oh so beautiful lass, which may spell trouble for his plans to stay lonely and single.

As the town begins to grow around them, and as trouble starts to slither in, Pati and Pete are desperate to find a love more valuable than all the gold in the mountain.

But can Pete be a man worthy of Pati’s love, and can Pati convince Pete she is destined to be his blessed bride?

Tour and Review for The Madame Catches Her Duke (Craven House #3) by Christina McKnight

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Out Jan 4th – Regency Romance, The Madame Catches Her Duke by Christina McKnight

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Series: Craven House

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Release Date: January 4, 2018

THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE.

Despite being thrown from her home and stripped of her place in society at a young age, Madame Marce Davenport is proud of what she’s accomplished with her family and the notoriously scandalous Craven House. Except it’s all built on a lie. When an arrogant duke strode into her home years ago, offering her a way to keep the brothel open, she agreed to his game of deception. But now that her siblings have found their happiness, Marce can finally live the life she’s always wanted: one that embraces the truth. And that means severing ties with the man who has claimed too many of her days—both in reality, and fantasy.

Rowan Delconti, the Duke of Harwich, has been angry for so long: at his father, at the woman who broke apart his parents’ marriage, and at the children who won is father’s love. He’s determined his mother won’t be unhappy again—even if it means pretending to be married to Marce, so that his mother will think he’s found love in his life. But the beautiful madame fuels his fire like no other, and the charade starts to feel all too real.

When Marce and Rowan’s secrets finally come to light, their passion may not be enough to staunch the hurt of the past. Can two people who were so wrong for each other, realize they’ve been right all along?

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

My Review

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review

The women in this family are not to be messed with! As soon as he walked into the house and offered her that deal I was glued because it is a shocking and different deal. This is another journey of needing to let go of the past and understand things. When they started fighting I thought it was going to be a throw down because of how built up the feelings were. Everyone needs a friend like Tobias in their life and a mother like Rowan’s. The ending was exactly what I was hoping for!

Marce will not let anyone dictate to life anymore and she had a plan. I loved her right away because she wasn’t afraid to voice her opinion and tell him the truth. But also wasn’t going to waste her breath with him at times. She does amazing work in London that was very much needed.

Rowan does everything to keep his mother happy. It was clear from the start of much he loved his mother but hated his father. You have to get to know him and understand him before you like him. Once he let go of everything he was amazing.

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Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

You can visit her online at the following places: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

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My New Kindle Case

My New Kindle Case

It’s Random Friday and today I’m sharing one of my Christmas gifts!

For Christmas, I got a new Kindle case! This was a gift on my wishlist and my brother was the one to get it for me. It has many of my favorite colors and now I feel like my Kindle is safe and secure in this case.

It’s a Fintie case in Z – Moroccoan Love.

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Review: Lullaby: A Willow Creek Series Short Story (The Willow Creek Series) by Lily Graison

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Lullaby: A Willow Creek Series Short Story by Lily Graison

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

Buy Links

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Blurb

Willow Creek sweethearts, Jesse and Alexandra, await the birth of their baby in the only way they know how. By getting on each others nerves.

*Note: This short story is part of the WILLOW CREEK SERIES and does not stand alone. It follows directly after WILD HORSES and gives us a little glimpse at the birth of their baby.

My Review

I am so glad that Lily wrote this short story! Jesse and Alex are one of my all-time favorite couples in Willow Creek and I loved seeing this glimpse of their lives. Marriage and pregnancy definitely did not keep them from driving each other crazy. It was clear her pa would still couldn’t say no. The ending was amazing and I can’t wait for more short stories!