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Out May 22nd – Regency Romance, The Lady Loves a Scandal by Christina McKnight.

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The_Lady_Loves_A_Scandal_1800x2700.jpgTitle: The Lady Loves a Scandal
Author: Christina McKnight
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency
Release Date: May 22, 2018

Lady Sybil Anson thought she had it all. Even a match of the heart, despite so many London elite marrying for convenience. But the night before their betrothal was to become official, the love of her life vanished–with a hastily scrawled note and little more. She feared the worst as her heart ached for Gideon, and the scandal sheets simply made matters worse with their preposterous musings on the hows and whys of Viscount Galway’s disappearance. Now, more than a year later, he’s unexpectedly back, and Sybil will have her answers.

Many, many years ago, Gideon Lyndon made a grave mistake. One he’s spent most of his adult life trying to rectify. And despite the progress made, the sacrifices were extensive and damaging. On the verge of repairing one misdeed, he finds himself faced with his greatest challenge yet: winning back the woman he has loved since the moment he met her. But after a year of silence, convincing his headstrong paramour to take him back will not be easy. Especially since he can’t even explain why he left–not if he wants to keep her safe.

Originally published in IT STARTED WITH A WHISPER Anthology 

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Review: My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ Spice Level: 💋

This is a story of soulmates beating all odds. I was hooked from the start when he disappeared wondering what had happened. I wasn’t sure how it all would play out when he returned and I really liked how that spark was still in full force. When everything came out I was holding my breath afraid of what would happen, but it was perfect.

Sybil is nothing like the other girls and she doesn’t try to hide it. I loved her right away with how she did what she wanted and didn’t hold back anything. She wasn’t going to let him or anyone else control her life.

Gideon had an extremely good reason for leaving when he did and it hurt his heart to do it. I loved his reason for leaving and that he really wanted to tell her, but couldn’t. He knew that she wouldn’t stop until she found out why.

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Christina Photo Small (1).jpgAuthor Bio:
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with rebellious women and maverick heroes.

Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.

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

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A Bit of Mistletoe (Book #3) The Casemore Family: A Regency Trilogy by Ava Stone

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A Bit of Mistletoe (Book #3) The Casemore Family: A Regency Trilogy by Ava Stone

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋

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Blurb

Join the Casemore Siblings in 1813 as Lady Philippa, Lord Harrison, and Everett Casemore, the Marquess of Berkswell, navigate Society and find their true loves along the way.

In BY ANY OTHER NAME (originally found in The Betting Season), Lady Philippa Casemore caused quite a scene at her very first ball of her very first season. She even landed herself, somehow, on the pages of the infamous betting book at White’s gentleman’s club. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember one moment of the night in question. Not the music. Not the notorious rake she’d dragged into the middle of the dance floor. Not the flask of opium-laced brandy she’d downed without realizing it’s contents… * Jason York, the wicked Earl of St. Austell, can’t quite forget the lady who stole his breath away the previous night. Of course, his broken nose, courtesy of the girl’s brother, did have a way of making an impression. When he stumbles into Lady Philippa the next day, his ego is more than bruised when she doesn’t seem to recall him at all and a scheme to make certain she never forgets him again quickly forms in Jason’s mind.
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In MY LORD HERCULES (originally found in A Season to Remember), Miss Miranda Bartlett is on a mission to locate her missing friend. Determined hoyden that she is, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the answers she seeks too, even if that means dressing like a dandy, sneaking into a gaming hell, and surrounding herself with London’s worst reprobates. However, she didn’t plan on bumping into a Herculean gentleman along the way. The handsome and honorable Lord Harrison Casemore immediately thwarts her plans and seems determined to save her at every turn, making it more than difficult to accomplish her task. * Ever since Harry Casemore spotted the exotic temptress trying to pass herself off as a fop, he’s been drawn to her. He hasn’t figured out what she’s after, but he’s fairly certain he’d sell his soul if she’d just let him help her with whatever it is.
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In A BIT OF MISTLETOE (originally found in a Pact Between Gentlemen) Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, returns home for Christmas, slightly shaken by the death of an old friend. Determined not suffer the same fate at the hands of a woman, Berks resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threated by the arrival of a very pretty, but most unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most than an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she’d been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn’t followed her heart. If only she’d met Lord Berkswell long before now.

My Review

 

As always Ava knows how to write the Christmas magic. I couldn’t put this one down especially once I realized who the girl was. They in no way got off on the right foot and I wasn’t sure how they would get on the right track, but when they did it was perfect. The little things of his siblings and great aunt and her uncle were just the right touch to add to the magic. I couldn’t believe who kept pushing them together! I loved the end where he understood the fire iron.

Theresa learned from her past what following your heart can lead to and she will not let that happen again. I loved that she would go toe to toe with him, but also listened and understood him. She knew he was different from others.

Berks made a dumb choice when he decided to never marry, and he knew it once he saw her. Behind that serious face is a man you love for saying things wrong and listening to his friends. I loved him the moment he went out in the snow storm.
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My Lord Hercules (Book #2) The Casemore Family: A Regency Trilogy by Ava Stone

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My Lord Hercules (Book #2) The Casemore Family: A Regency Trilogy by Ava Stone

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋

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Blurb

Join the Casemore Siblings in 1813 as Lady Philippa, Lord Harrison, and Everett Casemore, the Marquess of Berkswell, navigate Society and find their true loves along the way.

In BY ANY OTHER NAME (originally found in The Betting Season), Lady Philippa Casemore caused quite a scene at her very first ball of her very first season. She even landed herself, somehow, on the pages of the infamous betting book at White’s gentleman’s club. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember one moment of the night in question. Not the music. Not the notorious rake she’d dragged into the middle of the dance floor. Not the flask of opium-laced brandy she’d downed without realizing it’s contents… * Jason York, the wicked Earl of St. Austell, can’t quite forget the lady who stole his breath away the previous night. Of course, his broken nose, courtesy of the girl’s brother, did have a way of making an impression. When he stumbles into Lady Philippa the next day, his ego is more than bruised when she doesn’t seem to recall him at all and a scheme to make certain she never forgets him again quickly forms in Jason’s mind.
***
In MY LORD HERCULES (originally found in A Season to Remember), Miss Miranda Bartlett is on a mission to locate her missing friend. Determined hoyden that she is, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the answers she seeks too, even if that means dressing like a dandy, sneaking into a gaming hell, and surrounding herself with London’s worst reprobates. However, she didn’t plan on bumping into a Herculean gentleman along the way. The handsome and honorable Lord Harrison Casemore immediately thwarts her plans and seems determined to save her at every turn, making it more than difficult to accomplish her task. * Ever since Harry Casemore spotted the exotic temptress trying to pass herself off as a fop, he’s been drawn to her. He hasn’t figured out what she’s after, but he’s fairly certain he’d sell his soul if she’d just let him help her with whatever it is.
***
In A BIT OF MISTLETOE (originally found in a Pact Between Gentlemen) Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, returns home for Christmas, slightly shaken by the death of an old friend. Determined not suffer the same fate at the hands of a woman, Berks resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threated by the arrival of a very pretty, but most unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most than an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she’d been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn’t followed her heart. If only she’d met Lord Berkswell long before now.

My Review

This is an amazing love at first site story that is fun to read with its little twists. The moment they met I knew it wasn’t going to be a simple courtship but was going to be fun. I loved that he kept making deals with her to help her. The story about her why her friend was missing was said, but I had to cheer at what happened when he found out.

Miranda is not a person to give up on something she is set on. I loved her from the start because she wasn’t going to give up easily. When her brother told her what to do I knew she would find a way around it.

Harry didn’t know what he was in for when he met her. I loved how quickly he was hooked and how everyone noticed the change in him. He listened when she needed someone to about her friend and got to the bottom of it quickly.

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Review: By Any Other Name (Book #1) The Casemore Family: A Regency Trilogy by Ava Stone

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By Any Other Name (Book #1) The Casemore Family: A Regency Trilogy by Ava Stone

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋

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Blurb

Join the Casemore Siblings in 1813 as Lady Philippa, Lord Harrison, and Everett Casemore, the Marquess of Berkswell, navigate Society and find their true loves along the way.

In BY ANY OTHER NAME (originally found in The Betting Season), Lady Philippa Casemore caused quite a scene at her very first ball of her very first season. She even landed herself, somehow, on the pages of the infamous betting book at White’s gentleman’s club. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember one moment of the night in question. Not the music. Not the notorious rake she’d dragged into the middle of the dance floor. Not the flask of opium-laced brandy she’d downed without realizing it’s contents… * Jason York, the wicked Earl of St. Austell, can’t quite forget the lady who stole his breath away the previous night. Of course, his broken nose, courtesy of the girl’s brother, did have a way of making an impression. When he stumbles into Lady Philippa the next day, his ego is more than bruised when she doesn’t seem to recall him at all and a scheme to make certain she never forgets him again quickly forms in Jason’s mind.
***
In MY LORD HERCULES (originally found in A Season to Remember), Miss Miranda Bartlett is on a mission to locate her missing friend. Determined hoyden that she is, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the answers she seeks too, even if that means dressing like a dandy, sneaking into a gaming hell, and surrounding herself with London’s worst reprobates. However, she didn’t plan on bumping into a Herculean gentleman along the way. The handsome and honorable Lord Harrison Casemore immediately thwarts her plans and seems determined to save her at every turn, making it more than difficult to accomplish her task. * Ever since Harry Casemore spotted the exotic temptress trying to pass herself off as a fop, he’s been drawn to her. He hasn’t figured out what she’s after, but he’s fairly certain he’d sell his soul if she’d just let him help her with whatever it is.
***
In A BIT OF MISTLETOE (originally found in a Pact Between Gentlemen) Everett Casemore, the very serious Marquess of Berkswell, returns home for Christmas, slightly shaken by the death of an old friend. Determined not suffer the same fate at the hands of a woman, Berks resolves himself to eternal bachelorhood. Unfortunately, both his resolve and his peace of mind are threated by the arrival of a very pretty, but most unsuitable lady. * Miss Theresa Birkin knows better than most than an error in judgment can lead one down an unfortunate path. If only she’d been wiser when she was younger. If only she hadn’t followed her heart. If only she’d met Lord Berkswell long before now.

My Review

A wonderful quick read! I was hooked from the start with her brother’s banging on her door. The moment they saw each other again it was an instant spark. I really liked how she found out about his scheme because it was different from most. You have to love her brothers because they wanted her happy even if they weren’t happy with the choice.

Pippa knows her own mind and when she sets her mind to something there’s no stopping her. I loved her right away because she didn’t hide from anything and didn’t hold a grudge. She was not afraid to tell her brothers what she wanted.

Jason had a reputation that he didn’t hide, but the real him came out as soon as his friend talked to him. He can instantly charm anyone, but he knows there’s a line he can’t cross. I loved when he kept thinking about what his friend said.

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Review: Earl of St. Seville (Wicked Earls’ Club #11) by Christina McKnight

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Earl of St. Seville by Christina McKnight

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋1/2

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Blurb

When a bluestocking spinster sets her mind to something…

Lady Patience Lane, daughter of the Earl of Desmond and legendary boxer Ivory Bess, grew up learning to fight, not how to mind her manners. She always expected she’d become a trainer like her mother, until injuries from the ring led to her mother’s untimely death. Now, she’s determined to save other families from the same heartache, by teaching others about the dangers of boxing. Nothing could bring her back to the world she left—until she meets a mysterious stranger who sets her pulse racing.

And a dark, dangerous lord interferes…

Sinclair Chambers, the Earl of St. Seville and known as “Sin” to his cohorts, inherited an insolvent estate. He has to make money, and fast, or his tenants will starve. The prize purses from the bareknuckle mills will go a long way to solving his problems, if he can win them. To be a success in the ring, he needs the best trainer, and Patience Lane is the best there is—all he has to do is convince her that he’ll only fight once.

They just might find their happily ever after in each other’s arms.

The more time Sin and Patience spend together, the closer they become. Soon, Sin’s thoughts are less about winning in the ring, and more about winning Patience’s heart. But can a relationship born out of wicked deception stand the test of time?

My Review

How can you not love a woman training a man to fight! Their first meeting was very unique and I knew they were going to be very different in how they did things. I loved that they both were so set on their reasons, but also wanted to help and not hurt each other. Her family just added to everything from her father helping her with her cause to her brothers helping and having their own requirements for things. The ending and proposal was perfect.

Patience’s reason for her cause is heartbreaking, but Sin sparked something in her. She had me from the start with how set she was on things. Then as she realized what her actions had done broke my heart and made we love her more.

Sin stands out from all the other men in many ways. He was determined to save his home and could see through many people. I loved that he was so open to her and the reason behind his name is so sweet.

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Review: Dueling the Desperado (Brides of Blessings Book 4) by Mimi Milan

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My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

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“This place is too dangerous for a face like yours.”
“I feel as if I’ve heard those words before.”

It’s been several years since Araceli Arroyo left behind the burning ruins of her family’s hacienda in New Mexico for a new start in California. Despite the time that’s passed and all the loss she’s suffered, the painful memory of war is like fresh paint on a blank canvas. Perhaps that’s why the prints she creates always hold a touch of sadness. However, she’s determined to produce something new – a masterpiece that will inspire the folks in the growing town of Blessings. Could the new hire at her father’s sawmill help her do that… or will the secrets he carries destroy them both?

From Texas to New Mexico, problems stick to Miguel Santiago like stink on old fish. Hoping to shed his old life, he’s thankful for a friend’s invitation to start anew in a place where he can be anyone – literally. Operating under the alias of Michael St. James, his fair looks and country twang allow him to pass as any other American cowboy in search of California’s promise of golden opportunities. Could the family he’s always wanted also be part of the prospect… or will the woman of his dreams discard him like her dried jars of paint when his past is revealed?

A story of desire and deception, dismay and deliverance, hearts burn as bright as the summer sun setting on the golden California coastline in this classic western.

My Review

This one may just be my favorite in this series! It’s written in the way that you can easily picture everything in your head and hear them talking. I knew from the moment they met that it would be interesting. I loved how they fit each other and would teach each other (I’m a sucker for certain lesson scenes). Mr. Winslet worked fast and still surprised me with how he works. I actually held my breath at the mountain lion and then again with what happened next. I never saw the twists coming with his problems or his family. You just have to love her father for everything he has done and the twists with him her amazing and a surprise.

Araceli is married to her work and stubborn, but she listens when she should. I loved her right away because even though she wanted to be cold to him she couldn’t fully. The way she talked about painting was amazing. I loved that she was not one to fall to pieces at things.

Miguel has spent his life torn between two worlds and trouble just kept following him. I loved him from the start with how he thought about both sides of things. He was really looking for a new life and in the end got it with a surprise.

I loved that they also spoke Spanish at times in this story because it made them more real.

Review: Hell-Bent on Blessings (Brides of Blessings #3) by Heather Blanton

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Hell-Bent on Blessings by Heather Blanton

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

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Blurb

Harriet’s worthless husband has snatched the world out from under her feet, and then gone and died on her, to boot. First, though, he left her in deep debt and facing foreclosure on the ranch that she loves almost as much as her own children. Livid, staring at bankruptcy and fighting hopelessness, she grits her teeth and comes up with a plan. Money, gold, and jobs are abundant in the boom town of Blessings, California. She’ll start over there, taking one step at a time to rebuild a life with her children, her financial independence, and her dreams of a new ranch.

God help the man who ever gets in her way again…

Jason Meredith, an old friend, has a few things he’d like to say to Harriet, especially now that she’s a widow. He might have better luck surviving a bear attack, though, than thawing her frozen heart. He’s got his work cut out for him, but Jason’s a patient man. At least, he used to think he was…

My Review

I love that it is based on the life of a real person! It was fun to see the competition between her and the other guy because I didn’t know what was going to happen. I loved meeting more of the people from Blessings. This one is a bit different from the others in the series so far since there is a somewhat bad guy and the already know each other.

Harriet is extremely stubborn and ambushes and that can cause some problems. I loved that she was working so hard to rebuild her life. She is haunted by the shadow of her dead husband which makes her do things without thinking. Her temper gets the best of her at times.

Jason is so loving and patient that he is the match for her. I loved him right away because he cared so much about her. He wasn’t afraid to tell her what was holding her back or to be honest with her. He would take care of anyone that dared to hurt her.

I missed the bits of matchmaking in this one.

 

Review: Blessed Beyond Measure (Brides of Blessings #2) by Kari Trumbo

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Blessed Beyond Measure by Kari Trumbo

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋 1/2

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Blurb

Lenora Farnsworth’s family moves to untamed California, but will it mean the death of her dream to become a lawyer like her father?

Her father hires Victor Abernathy to protect the family. He’s just as foreboding as the land, but she’s drawn to him all the same. In gold-rush territory, she can be free of the restraints of Boston, but can she get past the rumors about his past enough to risk her future?

Victor is a displaced English heir, looking to make quick money panning for gold.

He’s never met a woman he couldn’t match, until Lenora. Whether it’s her rebuff, her beauty, or quick wit, he can’t keep away. He makes a wager with her—it’s his gambler’s nature—but he’s dealt a bad hand when his plans fall through. Lenora is a prize he can’t afford to lose, but when England calls, will he fold, or take his winnings and run?

My Review

This one will keep you guessing and wondering. I loved the back and forth between them and wondering when they would end up together. They were meant to be together and just needed Atherton Winslet to work his magic. I felt so bad for her mother because she just couldn’t take it. When Victor received that letter I held my breath because I had no clue what it would say. I cheered at the end.

Lenora was not going to be held back and wasn’t going to let anything stop her. I loved her right away because she didn’t keep quiet and she had plans. It took her awhile to open her heart up all the way, but many things had to happen first.

Victor had one plan when coming to America, but that changed once he got to know Lenora. I loved how he changed a bit over time to be more like her father believed him to be. He was more than what he appeared to be.

Review: Death Below Stairs (Kat Holloway Mysteries #1) by Jennifer Ashley

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Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

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Blurb

Victorian class lines are crossed when cook Kat Holloway is drawn into a murder that reaches all the way to the throne.

Highly sought-after young cook Kat Holloway takes a position in a Mayfair mansion and soon finds herself immersed in the odd household of Lord Rankin. Kat is unbothered by the family’s eccentricities as long as they stay away from her kitchen, but trouble finds its way below stairs when her young Irish assistant is murdered.

Intent on discovering who killed the helpless kitchen maid, Kat turns to the ever-capable Daniel McAdam, who is certainly much more than the charming delivery man he pretends to be. Along with the assistance of Lord Rankin’s unconventional sister-in-law and a mathematical genius, Kat and Daniel discover that the household murder was the barest tip of a plot rife with danger and treason—one that’s a threat to Queen Victoria herself.

My Review

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

This is more mystery than romance, but it does keep you on wondering about both. I’m not the biggest fan of books told from one POV like this, but with it being a mystery it didn’t bother me too much.  I did love all the characters and how well developed they were. The tension between Kat and Daniel is very clear to everyone and I just kept hoping for them to be thrown together.

Kat is extremely smart and won’t put up with anything. I loved her right away because she never backed down. She has many secrets and things weighing her down, but she keeps going keeps her head high.

Daniel is a mystery himself. I could not figure him out and at all and I love the mystery of him. He always was there when needed and a step ahead in most cases. I loved the way he could change back and forth.

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

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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.