What I’m Reading This Week

This week I’m excited to read The Governess Who Captured His Heart by Sophie Barnes! That will be up Wednesday.

Friday is a surprise.

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25 Get to Know Me Questions

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I haven’t done a get to know me in awhile so I figure Random Friday would be a great time for it!

1. What is your middle name?: Marie. I’m a 90’s baby.

2. What was favorite subject at school?: History and Science. I loved doing experiments but lost interest as I got older. I have always loved history and love to research everything.

3. What is your favorite drink?: I drink 7UP 95% of the time. I rarely drink caffeine because of my sensitive stomach, but when I do it’s Coke or Barq’s Root Beer.

4. What is your favorite song at the moment?: Anything Randy Travis or George Strait. I only listen to country music and mostly classic country.

5. What is your favorite food?: Hmm. This changes all the time, but something I always love is pickles! I will even make a pickle sandwich.

6. What is the last thing you bought?: The last thing I bought was a little ball and puppy treats for my new puppy.

7. Favorite book of all time?: I can never pick one. Anything by Darcy Burke, Ava Stone, Erica Monroe, and Christina McKnight.

8. Favorite Color?: Purple! I love purple if you can’t tell by the colors on here.

9. Do you have any pets?: I have a cat and a dog. Claire is a tortie cat and Queen of the house. Wren is a Morkie Poo puppy that hops like a bunny. Here are their pictures.

 

10. Favorite Perfume?: My favorite perfume at the moment is Black Opium by YVES SAINT LAURENT

11. Favorite Holiday?: Halloween! I love an excuse to dress up and do makeup. Plus love the spooky factor.

12. Are you married?: Nope, and I don’t care.

13. Have you ever been out of the country, if so how many times?: I haven’t but wish to travel one day.

14. Do you speak any other language?: I only speak English fluently, but I am learning French and Italian. I know some Spanish and Latin and I understand a tiny bit of Galic (thanks to Outlander).

15. How many siblings do you have?: I have a younger brother.

16. What is your favorite shop?: My favorite place to shop is Amazon because I can find anything there. Clothing would have to be Factory Connection.

17. Favorite restaurant?: That’s a tough one, but Zaxby’s would be the winner followed by Arby’s.

18. When was the last time you cried?: The other day from laughter thanks to Wren.

19. Favorite Blog?: I have many favorites and can’t name just one.

20. Favorite Movie?: My favorite movie right now The Man from Snowy River.

21. Favorite TV shows?: Now, this can be a long list and I will probably forget something. Outlander, Poldark, Victoria, Call the Midwife, NCIS, NCIS New Orleans, Game of Thrones, Murdoch Mysteries.

22. PC or Mac?: PC

23. What phone do you have?: I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

24. How tall are you?: 5’3″

25. Can you cook?: Yes. Do I like to cook? Nope. I have to be in the mood to cook.

Review: Saving Shadow (The Beckett Files #1) by Laura Beers

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Saving Shadow by Laura Beers

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

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Blurb

Born with a perfect memory, Lady Elizabeth Beckett has become one of the world’s most notorious spies, despite being the daughter of a duke. She is shielded only by her code name: Shadow. When young ladies of High Society begin disappearing from London, Eliza has no doubt who is orchestrating these crimes; a heinous man she has been investigating for years. Vowing to save them before they are sold to the highest bidder, she must risk everything to stop him.

Lord Sinclair was perfectly content being the second son of a marquess, but when his brother is murdered, he is thrust into a position he has not been prepared for and does not desire. As an agent for the Crown, he is expected to retire now that he is the heir, but he’s been granted special permission for one more mission… to obtain justice for his murdered brother.

Used to keeping secrets, Lady Eliza and Lord Sinclair must learn to open up to each other when they are assigned as partners to bring down the same ruthless man and his brutal empire of abduction and slavery. As Eliza’s tainted past becomes too much for her to bear alone, can she learn to trust her new partner with her secrets, her life, and possibly her heart?

My Review

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

I am hooked on this series! I couldn’t put it down and then had to talk about it. The way it opens will instantly pull you in and you will never know what is coming next. I loved that instant connection between them and how they really helped each other. I almost dropped my book at the twist about her and then again with the one about her mother. I was on the edge of my sea when she was on the ship but had to cheer with how it ended. I loved that there were backstories for Martha and Mr. Lawson because they are favorites of mine. I can’t wait for the next one!

Eliza is an extremely smart and independent woman, but she is haunted by what she had to do. I loved her right away because she was very real about things and that she could throw a dagger. I felt for her because she needed help to understand what happened and to get past it, but she didn’t trust anyone fully with her heart.

Benedict is a man that is very understanding and determined to find justice one way or another for his brother. He was a natural charmer, but in a good way and knew when he was wrong. I loved that he didn’t even bat an eye at what she told him and that he knew what his heart wanted right away.

ARC Review: The Right Kind of Rogue (Playful Brides #8) by Valerie Bowman

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The Right Kind of Rogue by Valerie Bowman

Releasing October 31, 2017

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋

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Blurb

Can two star-crossed lovers come together―until death do they part? 

Viscount Hart Highgate has decided to put his rakish ways behind him and finally get married. He may adore a good brandy or a high-speed carriage race, but he takes his duties as heir to the earldom seriously. Now all he has to do is find the right kind of woman to be his bride―ideally, one who’s also well-connected and well-funded. . .

Meg Timmons has loved Hart, the brother of her best friend, ever since she was an awkward, blushing schoolgirl. If only she had a large dowry―or anything to her name at all. Instead, she’s from a family that’s been locked in a bitter feud with Hart’s for years. And now she’s approaching her third London season, Meg’s chances with him are slim to none. Unless a surprise encounter on a deep, dark night could be enough to spark a rebellious romance. . .for all time?

My Review

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

I couldn’t put it down! There are so many characters to love, twists and schemes to keep you from putting it down. I loved that I never knew what was coming or how things would play out. The scandal with both sets of parents was unexpected and explained a lot of things. Lucy is favorite because I never knew what she was going to say or do. I loved the battle between the two of them after the wedding.

Meg deserved happiness and love. I loved her from the start because she saw the good in everyone and was determined. She was so sweet and caring. I loved how her friends had told her what to do and that she didn’t think twice about it.

Hart was scared to death of marriage for good reason. I loved him because he had no problem telling people off or making a scene when needed. He battled with himself over everything, but his heart won.

Review: The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager (A Waltz With A Rogue Novellas #5) by Collette Cameron (book #5 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

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The Wallflower’s Wicked Wager by Collette Cameron (book #5 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋 1/2

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Blurb

He loved her beyond anything and everything—precisely why he couldn’t ever marry her.

A wounded hero.
Love—sentimental drivel for insipid, weak, feckless fools.
Since an explosion ravaged Captain Morgan Le Draco’s face and cost him his commission in the Royal Dragoons, he’s fortified himself behind an impenetrable rampart of cynicism and distrust. Now destitute and shunned by the very society that once lauded his heroics, he’s put aside all thoughts of marrying and having a family. Until he risks his life to save a drowning woman. At once, Morgan knows Shona’s the balm for his tortured soul, but as a wealthy, titled noblewoman, she’s too far above his humble station and can never be his.

An intrepid wallflower.
Love—a treasured gift reserved for those beautiful of form and face.
Scorned and ridiculed most of her adult life, Shona, Lady Atterberry believes she’s utterly undesirable and is reconciled to spinsterhood. She hides her spirited temperament beneath a veneer of gauche shyness, until a strapping, scarred stranger saves her life, and she can’t deny her immediate, powerful, and sensual attraction to him. Despite how ill-suited they are and innuendos that Captain Le Draco is a fortune-hunter, she cannot escape her growing fascination.

Two damaged souls searching for love.
Others are determined to keep them apart, and Shona is goaded into placing a wicked wager. One that sets her upon a ruinous path and alienates the only man who might have ever loved her. Is true love enough to put their pasts behind them, to learn to trust, and heal their wounded hearts?

Warning: This book contains one devilish, seemingly irredeemable rogue, an on-the-shelf wallflower who dabbles in wicked wagers, an unexpected and most enticing swim in a lake, a villainess you’ll want to shove into said lake, and a cast of captivating secondary characters with their own tantalizing romantic tales.

My Review

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

The evil miss is back in this one! I loved that they both were very different from your typical hero and heroine. Both had scars from their pasts and the way they met was totally unexpected. No matter what people said they kept their heads high. I loved the wager.

Shona was not the typical shy lady and could spot a fortune hunter. I loved that she didn’t hide from everyone and that she took on the wager. She knew what she wanted and went after it.

Morgan battled his family and the people around him. I loved that he was determined to find his own way especially after what his father did. He didn’t think twice about telling people off.

review: To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart (A Waltz With A Rogue Novellas #4) by Collette Cameron (book #4 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

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To Tame a Scoundrel’s Heart by Collette Cameron (book #4 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

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Blurb

Could you give up what you’re most passionate about forever?

She had her whole life planned.
Katrina Needham intended to marry her beloved major and live happily-ever-after. Until he’s seen with another woman. Distraught, and needing a distraction, she agrees to assist the rugged, and dangerously handsome privateer, The Saint of the Sea, find a wife.

He loves everything about being a sea captain. 
When Dominic St. Monté unexpectedly inherits a dukedom and the care of his young sisters, he reluctantly decides he must marry. Afterward, he can return to the sea-faring life he craves and leave his duchess to oversee his dukedom.

Nic enlists a family friend’s help in finding an acceptable bride and soon realizes Katrina possesses every characteristic he seeks in a duchess. However, he cannot ask for her hand. Not only is she promised to another, a man still determined to make her his, she has absolutely no interest in becoming a privateer’s wife. Can Nic and Katrina relinquish their carefully planned futures and trust love to guide them?

Caution: This humorous historical Regency romance contains a scoundrel turned respectable duke, a precocious heroine whose tendency to say whatever scandalous thing that pops into her head lands her in scrapes, a spoiled feline with an attitude, and a sweet, meddling elderly aunt.

My Review

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

Another favorite! Many twists and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I was hooked from the start wondering how it was going to play out. I loved how they instantly were very open with each other like they had known each other for years. I felt bad for the major until he started talking and loved both families.

Katrina speaks her mind freely around everyone. She is a favorite of mine because of the way she was with everyone. I loved when she told the major off and how she was with his sisters.

Nic had his life flipped upside down with the new of inheriting the title. I loved him right away because of how he was with his aunt and that he was going to take care of his sisters.

 

Review: Her Scandalous Wish (A Waltz With A Rogue Novellas #3) by Collette Cameron (book #3 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

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Her Scandalous Wish by Collette Cameron (book #3 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

Collection Releasing October 23, 2017

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋 1/2

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Blurb

A marriage offer obligated by duty; an acceptance, compelled by desperation. 

Scarred from a fire, at two-and-twenty, Philomena Pomfrett is resigned to spinsterhood. But to ease her dying brother’s fretting, she reluctantly agrees to attend a London Season to acquire a husband. If she fails, when he dies, with no family and no money, her future is perilous. Betrayed once, Philomena entertains no notions of a love-match.

Newly titled,
Bradford offers marriage, but Philomena rejects his half-hearted proposal, convinced he’d grow to despise her. Then her brother collapses, and she’s faced with marrying a man who deserted her once already.

Caution: This Regency historical romance contains a jaded lord whom the ladies adore, a scarred spinster, willing to sacrifice everything for her dying brother, a feisty, portly cat, and an audacious aunt who say precisely what she thinks.

My Review

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

This is my favorite so far! Many emotions and a few twists I didn’t see coming. It was a whirlwind of events and I loved it. I did not expect the twist of what he thought had happened to them or the stuff about his uncle. I loved that they were drawn together in the dark. His aunt again adds to everything.

Philomena thought no man would ever love her because of her scars. I loved her because of how much she loved her brother and wanted to make him happy. She also spoke her mind at all times.

Bradford was left heartbroken because of his uncle’s lies. I felt for him as he thought about her and then when he saw her. I loved him in the first book and more in this one because it told his story more.

Review: Bride of Falcon (A Waltz With A Rogue Novellas #2) by Collette Cameron (book #2 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

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Bride of Falcon by Collette Cameron (book #2 in When a Lord Loves a Lady – A Waltz with a Rogue Collection)

Collection Releasing October 23, 2017

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

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Blurb

When is love not enough?

After five Seasons, Ivonne Wimpleton has accepted she’s an haute ton undesirable. Her only suitors are men desperate to get their hands on her marriage settlement. Guarded and aloof, and always a bit ungraceful, she’s resigned herself to spinsterhood. She doesn’t mind her fate since Chancy Faulkenhurst, the man who once held her heart, left for India without an explanation.

Six years later Chance returns to England physically and emotionally scarred. His love for Ivonne remains just as strong, and when he learns she must choose one of the degenerates who’ve offered for her, he’s determined that none should have her but him. Except, not only is she infuriated he made no effort to contact her in all their years apart, in Chance’s absence, his father arranged a marriage for him and fully expects Chance to honor the agreement.

Caution: This historical Regency romance contains an intrepid, spinsterish wallflower convinced she’s unworthy of love, a wounded hero determined to persuade her otherwise, and a cunning villainess you’ll hope gets her comeuppance.

My Review

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

One of the few times a rumor turns out to be a good thing! I was hooked from the start not knowing what was going to happen. I love that this one starts at the same ball as the first book and continues a bit of that story. There are a couple of twists with things and the proposal scene was one of the best!

Ivonne is not a force to me be messed with. I loved that she spoke her mind and didn’t hold back when telling someone off. She definitely knew how to protect herself and wasn’t shy.

Chance knew what his heart wanted, but thought he couldn’t follow it. I loved how he instantly was ready to help her and spoke freely with her. He didn’t hide his pain and or hold back either.