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: 💋💋💋💋💋

Buy Links

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo

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.

What I’m Reading This Week: Wild Horses by Lily Graison

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I am so EXCITED! Lily Graison’s Wild Horses releases this month and I was lucky enough to get receive an ARC. I have been waiting for this book and can’t wait to dive in and enjoy the story. It will be Wednesday’s review!

Also, make sure to be here Thursday for my stop on the tour of Darcy Burke’s The Duke of Desire!

What I’m Reading This Week: The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

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If you follow me on Instagram then you have seen what I’m reading this week. I am reading The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin! I am obsessed with the TV series Victorica which is based on her book Victoria and she also created the show. So when a friend said she had two of her books and sent them home with me after a girls night I quickly checked my blog schedule so I could start reading as soon as I had nothing else on my calendar.Capture

Somethings kept me from diving in a few days ago. but I will be tonight and will be reviewing it for Book Review Wednesday!

I also had to take this pretty picture of the book.

 

What I’m Reading This Week: A Box Set and A Book with Highlanders

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This week I’m reading My Highlander Husband by Nancy Pennick and you will see it’s review Friday during the blog tour for it! It’s set in one of my favorite time periods in the 1700’s and sounds like a lot will happen it.

I am also reading the Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables II box set that is by some authors I know and love and a couple of new to me authors. I am going to do one big post with all the reviews probably on the 7th.

For this week’s Review Wednesday I’m not sure what it will be so it will be a surprise.

What I’m Reading This Week: Sabrina Jeffries and a Special Post with Christina McKnight

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This week I will be reading Windswept by Sabrina Jeffries. I am very excited for this one because I love her books and that this one takes place in Wales. I loved Stormswept and I know those characters will be making an appearance in this one. Be sure to look for the review on Wednesday.

Also on Friday I am part of a blog tour for Christina McKnight’s The Mistress Enchants Her Marquis which I reviewed last week and my post will have an interview with Christina. This is my first interview post and I hope you enjoy it.

What I’m Reading This Week!

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This week for book review Wednesday I am reading To Tame a Wild Lady by Ashlyn Macnamara which is book two in her Duke-Defying Daughters series. I have book one but I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet. So I’m going to try and read it tonight, but If I can’t it will be up with the next two weeks.

I also will be reading Dealing With The Viscount by Clair Brett for the release tour Friday! This will be my first book by Clair Brett so I’m excited to read it!

What I’m Reading This Week

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This week I am reading The Duelist’s Seduction by Lauren Smith! I’m reading it before the release of The Rakehell’s Seduction in a couple of weeks which I’m also excited for too. The first couple of sentences in the blurb instantly got my attention and made me want to read it because it sounds very different and the kind of story I will love.

Friday I might have another book review up, but don’t know which book yet so keep on the lookout for it.

What I’m Reading This Week

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This week I have two books to review and I’m excited about both!

On Book Review Wednesday I will be reviewing Wenna by Virginia Taylor. It’s set in Australia and I haven’t read one with that setting before so I can’t wait to finish reading it. Friday I will have an ARC review of Stealing the Rogue’s Heart by Erica Monroe. I have been waiting for this one since it’s book #4 in the Rookery Rogues series and I’m addicted to the series!

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Back To The Normal Routine

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I am back to my normal routine and schedule with the blog after a month of reviews. I have a lighter schedule this month with books that need to be reviewed so there will be more writing updates and other posts this month so I thought I would start off with giving some updates!

Update #1 My writing!

I didn’t win at NaNoWriMo which I wasn’t aiming for and I came very close to hitting my own goal, but holiday stuff got in the way. I have been applying myself to my writing since then and I’m getting there a couple of thousand words every time I sit down and write. My brother has become the person I bounce things off of when trying to figure something out and if it makes since. His science knowledge comes in handy with some details like how I will kill someone and if it’s possible.

I somewhat know how I’m going to end it and some of the in between, but I still have to fill in some places. My characters are still leading on where they want things to go and how they will act. My Heroine surprised me by being very bold in a scene, but in a good way.

Continue reading “Back To The Normal Routine”

Review: Mad For Love (Highland Brides .5) by Elizabeth Essex

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Mad For Love by Elizabeth Essex (also a part of It Started With A Kiss Regency Box Set)

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

Spice Level:  💋💋

Buy Links

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo

Blurb

From acclaimed author Elizabeth Essex comes an irresistible prequel novella introducing the Highland Brides, a quartet of bold, brilliant lasses determined to make their own happily ever afters.

Set a thief…Rory Cathcart’s appreciation of the exquisite makes him the perfect man to expose forgeries and root out fraud in London’s tempestuous art world. But when his latest investigation into forged paintings puts him squarely in Mignon du Blois’ shaky sights, he finds himself deep in trouble, and captured by something more powerful than mere beauty.

To catch a thief…The moment Mignon stops a rakish thief from making off with one of her father’s brilliant forgeries, she knows she’s found the perfect man to help her steal back a priceless statue, and save her family from unspeakable scandal. She has no intention of falling for Rory’s Caledonian charms, nor his seductive Scottish persuasions. From the drawing rooms of the ton to the auction rooms of the art world, the pair embark on a madcap adventure to save them both from ruin. But will the love they uncover be most priceless treasure of all?

My Review

This is an irresistible read. I was determined to read it all even when I realized it was 1am. I  have never read a book before like this one with everything surrounding art and I loved that. It’s a little slow-paced for a lot of the book, but once you get to the second half the time flys with the plot to steal the statue. Trickery and adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Mignon is a smart and sweet girl. She has tried to get her father to see that his forgeries put them at risk, but she will do anything to protect him. She is just someone you love instantly with how she does things and says them.

Rory is smart and has an interesting way of doing things. His job is to investigate forgeries, but he has a very different way of doing it that involves adventure. I loved him from the start.

Mignon’s father is also an interesting person. You will love the parts with Rory and his friends talking because you can imagine their accents with the way they are written. There are also scenes involving a closet that are fun.