Review: Sleeping Beau (Fiery Tales #4) by Lila DiPasqua

 

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Sleeping Beau by Lila DiPasqua

(also a part of the Historical Hellions box set)

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋💋

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Blurb

Inspired by the tale of Sleeping Beauty–an erotically charged historical romance novella from the acclaimed Fiery Tales series. One sleeping rake, one scorching kiss, one night of unforgettable passion…

Five years ago, the notorious rake, Adrien d’Aspe, Marquis de Beaulain, was awakened by a sensuous kiss–and experienced a night of raw ecstasy that was branded into his memory.

Years later, he spots his mysterious seductress–and this time, he has no intention of letting her go…

**NOTE: Originally published in the AWAKENED BY A KISS anthology.

My Review

*I received a copy of Historical Hellions which includes this book from one of the authors in exchange for my honest review

Normally I don’t like ones at this spice level, but I loved this one. I loved that it was set in France, that there was a small mystery surrounding that night, and a twist at the end I did expect. There is a lot of steam in this one, but enough of a story to balance it out for me.

Catherine had her reasons for what she did five years ago and the memory of that night has stayed with her. Once she told her whole story everything made sense and I loved her.

Adrien is not shy at all about the life he lives, but he is still loveable. There is something about how he wanted answers about that night that makes you love him because it wasn’t for bad reasons.

Review: The Devil’s Submission by Nicola Davidson

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The Devil’s Submission by Nicola Davidson

My Rating: ❤❤❤1/2

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋💋

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Blurb

Disinherited by his parents and estranged from his wife, Fallen pleasure club co-owner Lord Grayson ‘Devil’ Deveraux long ago learned to place his trust in ledgers rather than people. But his ice-cold reserve hides the scandalous truth: he’s a man who craves pain with his pleasure, and a loving lady to instruct him.

Banished to the country when her whirlwind marriage collapsed, Lady Eliza Deveraux never knew why Grayson fell out of love with her: she’d tried so damned hard to quell her fiery self and be a proper, obedient wife. But when Eliza is forced to return to London and back into Grayson’s intoxicating world, banked passions reignite. Can a marriage built on secrets and pretense truly get a second chance?

My Review

*Received a copy via NetGalley

This is definitely not my usual style of book. I enjoyed the story between them and just wasn’t into the language being used and some of what went on in Fallen. It was different seeing other things besides what most romances have and I really like the characters. I did love the ending with her mother a lot and his brother.

Eliza is definitely bold and likes to be in charge, but her mother has drilled it into to be the opposite. When she finally realized that she needed to be her and not what her mother wanted it was great!

Grayson’s life is a bit shocking, but he is very likable and very nice even in business unless you did something wrong. He had his friends that he was open with, but he didn’t explain everything to his wife at first.

His friends sounded very interesting and fun. If you don’t mind the language and whips, feathers, and other detailed things then this is probably a good book for you.

 

Review: Joy To The Earl (Book #3 of A Very Wicked Christmas Anthology) By Nicola Davidson

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Joy to the Earl (book #3 of A Very Wicked Christmas Anthology) by Nicola Davidson

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋💋

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Blurb

Shunned for his mismatched eyes and awkward limp, Yorkshire carpenter Jack Reynolds lives a lonely and impoverished existence. Then comes a shocking discovery: he’s the discarded heir of a wealthy noble family, and if he travels to London by Christmas, he’ll not only gain and earldom, a home, and position like he’s never dreamed, but maybe – just maybe – he can finally lose his damned virginity.

Scandalous widow Rosalinda Nelson’s life centers around four things – her young daughter, helping couples suffering sexual discord, avoiding all peers, and definitely not falling in love. That is, until the day she rescues a mysterious stranger from a carriage accident. Kind, brave, and achingly seductive, Jack is everything she’s ever wanted. Nothing can destroy their growing bond…except the demons of his past…

My Review

If you like an extremely steamy read then this may be the story for you. This is normally not my cup of tea, but I did enjoy the story. It is a little shocking at first with how fast sex is brought up, but once you remember what Rosalinda does and her reputation because of it then it helps you to understand it a bit more and there is enough humor to offset it. The accident storyline is a great one and I love the Shakespree references.

I loved Rosalinda from the start. She did what she had to for her daughter and was only so scandalous because of talk. Yes, she did help couples, but not in the way people thought and she also had helped some men in other ways. Being a great listener was a good thing when she believed she had been lied to.

Jack was a great guy. You feel bad for him when he finds out being the heir and even more when you meet his mother. He didn’t shrink away when thrown into the title and stayed true to himself. I loved that he quickly thought up a plan to get Rosalinda back and never mopped. He was somebody that made friends quickly too.

Rosalinda’s daughter is something else. She can make you laugh at every turn with the things she says and does especially with her recruits and soldiers. Her aunt and uncle will also make you laugh with their craziness and frankness. There are many characters to love!

*I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

Review: Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries

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Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋

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Blurb

The first wedding night that Lady Juliana St. Albans spent with the dark and daring Rhys Vaughan was intoxicating, the heady culmination of her new husband’s driving hunger and her own awakened sensuality. When he mysteriously disappeared the next morning, she waited for him in hope and desperation. And when he was finally proclaimed dead in a shipwreck, she bitterly mourned the loss of her love.

The second wedding night that Juliana spent with Rhys Vaughan was six years later, after he returned to claim her just as she was about to wed another. This Rhys was different—bolder, harder, and convinced that she’d betrayed him. Only their blazing passion remains from their years apart. But is it enough to light their way through the maze of mystery, menace, and mistrust—to the love they once shared and would have to find again?

My Review

The blurb does not do this book justice it is an absolutely amazing read. I loved everything about it and was drawn in from the start. There is a character for everyone and you will find ones you love and ones you hate for good reason. Being set in Wales was a refreshing change and it was nice to have some insight into that history. This is a couple that fell in love quickly and was meant to be together, but it was a crazy and wild road to get them together and I could actually see this playing out in real life at some point.

Juliana is a smart woman even if she is a bit of a wild child that gets into trouble from time to time. Yes, she is impulsive at the start and a very innocent young lady, but she isn’t dumb and knows what she is doing at all times and that there can be trouble. She follows her heart and always sees the reason behind what people do. I cheered the moment she stood up to her family and she meant what she said. She grew into a very independent woman that wasn’t going to let anyone control her and had her ways of getting Rhys to come to his senses. The fact that she never gave up is what made her amazing.

Rhys is a mix of every man you could imagine. He’s a poet, a fighter, a lover, and a stubborn man that at times you want to smack. He was also very innocent in his own ways and probably didn’t always think thing through either. I felt for him when he was taken and then again when he returned because of everything that happened to him in those years. When he finally realized that he was wrong I wanted to jump and cheer because he let down the wall he built around his heart.

When it comes to everyone else involved I wanted to hug her one brother because he just did what he was told out of fear and I wanted to strangle the other for everything he did. I did feel a bit for him in the end when everything was said and done because he really did think he was doing good in a way, but it may have not always been for someone else. Lettice and Morgan’s story was a nice touch and added a bit more structure to Juliana and Rhys especially Morgan because he told him when he was wrong.

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