What I’m Reading This Week

Wow, I don’t remember the last time I did one of these posts! I have been so busy with reviews that my regular schedule has been forgotten again, but that can be a good thing. Anyway, I have two new to me authors that I’m reading this week and have already started reading one.

First up is the one I started last it is The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien. This one has a very different setting and a different POV than most. I am enjoying it so far and it will be Wednesday’s review.

The next one is The Firstborn by Quenby Olson for a Random Friday Review. I haven’t started it yet because I don’t like to read multiple books at once.

I’ve got a packed review schedule until the end of the month, but next Friday Jude Knight will be featured on Sassy Book Lover and I can’t wait.

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 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: The Trouble with Being Wicked (The Naughty Girls #1) by Emma Locke

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The Trouble with Being Wicked by Emma Locke (also in It Started With A Kiss Box Set)

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level:  💋💋💋1/2

Buy Links

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo – Audible

Blurb

HE PUT HER ON A PEDESTAL
When Celeste Gray arrives in the sleepy village of Brixcombe-on-the-Bay, she thinks she’s one step closer to leaving her notorious past behind. She even suspects the deliciously handsome—if somewhat stuffy—viscount next door is developing a tendre for her. That is, until the day Ashlin Lancester learns she’s not the unassuming spinster she’s pretending to be.

NOW SHE HAS FARTHER TO FALL
After a decade of proving he is nothing like his profligate father, Ash is horrified to have given his heart to a Cyprian. He launches a campaign to prove his attraction is nothing more than a sordid reaction he can’t control. But he soon learns that unlike his father, he can’t find comfort in the arms of just any woman. He needs Celeste. When he takes her as his mistress, he’s still not satisfied, and the many late nights in her arms only make him want more…

My Review

I love books that are outside of the ballrooms of London and feature women that aren’t debutantes and this one was perfect. You feel the emotions in the emotional scenes and the sparks between Celeste and Ashlin from the time they meet. Just when you think everything will work out fine there is something to throw it off for a bit and will you have excited to turn the page and see what happen next. Scene after scene I feel in love with the characters more.

Celeste is a woman that can take care of herself and will do anything to keep her friend’s baby safe. She wanted to leave her past behind and start a new life, but she attracts men without trying. She has a big heart when it comes to people she cares about and her childhood is one of the reasons why. I loved her right away and felt for her when she realized she was alone.

Ash is an overprotective big brother to his sisters. He was so afraid of scandal because of his parents that he so worried about what his sisters did and who they were with that it pushed them to rebel. My heart broke for him when he found out the truth about Celeste and then tried to forget her. There were times where I wanted to shake him, but once his parent’s death was explained everything made sense even when it wasn’t like he remembered.

All of the characters were amazing! Ash’s sisters were fun and bubbly and had great stories of their own. This is a great start to a series.