Review: Encounters With a Rogue (Half Moon House ) by Deb Marlowe

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Encounters With a Rogue by Deb Marlowe

My Overall Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

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Blurbs

Two favorite, related novellas from the Half Moon House series, now available together!

An Unexpected Encounter

Tall, practical girls might not be worth much in man’s world, but Miss Lisbeth Moreton knows she’s worth more than the squire’s prized heifer.

To change her fate, she’s run off to a date with destiny at the British Museum. Her would-be swain never shows, but an unexpected encounter with Lord Cotwell and his lonely ward might lead to altogether new prospects . . . and perhaps to love.

A Waltz in the Park

James Vickers once believed honor and family duty to be his life’s work. Now he knows better–and he’s appointed himself as silent witness to his father’s sins. His greatest goal is to act as the continuously pricking thorn in his lordship’s side–and scandal is his greatest weapon. He has no use for an innocent young miss.

Propriety is Miss Adelaide Stockton’s most important asset. She must be all that is prim and proper if she’s to live down her parent’s misdeeds and have any hope of catching a husband. She must avoid scoundrels like Vickers at all costs.

Yet fate has thrown them together–and given each a key to the other’s ambition. A bargain is struck…but together they find that gaining what one desires most is far more difficult than a waltz in the park.

My Reviews

Encounters with a Rogue

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

I love that there are available together because they really do connect and I think need to be read together so you get a full understanding of some things. I loved both and how they go with the whole series.

An Unexpected Encounter

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋

I was in love with this one from the start! When Hestia gets involved I’m never sure how things are going to happen, but know it will have some twists and a great ending. I loved how Aurelia was so quick to make up a story at first and everything that involved her. I wasn’t expecting the small twist with Lisbeth’s trustee or everything with James Vickers. One of my favorite parts involved little girls following on Lord Cotwell’s his heels.

Lisbeth is a very brave and strong woman that didn’t fully panic when her plans fell through. She had a very good reason to run from her family and a way of understanding people. I loved how she was with Aurelia and when she took over the household.

Lord Cotwell is a very smart man and honorable. He is my favorite kind of hero because he of things he does in his lab and that he didn’t blink an eye at taking Aurelia and would do anything for her. I loved how quick he was to defend people he cared about and how he came out of his shell.

A Waltz in the Park

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋

I love that this one continues with James. This one has a mystery that involves people in their lives that you will not realize what it is until you get to the end.They started out just helping each other for different reasons and then slowly put down the walls. Hestia, of course, was involved in it and I loved the story about Adelaide’s parents and the scandal. The ending is my favorite out of all the books I have read.

Adelaide is definitely a girl with a plan. Everyone thinks her the prim and proper girl, but she has a sassy side and loves adventure. I loved her right away because she didn’t skirt around questions and knew how to read people. She was smart and at times forward in a good way.

James has changed a lot, but still makes it his mission to drive his father crazy. I knew there was a reason for why he did this stuff, but in no way expecting the reason. His reason made complete sense and showed the real him. I loved how he could see people for what they were and how he was with his mother.

Reviews: It Started With A Kiss: Regency Romance Box Set by Christina McKnight, Elizabeth Essex, Erica Monroe, Rose Gordon, Aileen Fish, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Ava Stone, Jane Charles, Sue London

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It Started With A Kiss: Regency Romance Box Set by Christina McKnight, Elizabeth Essex, Erica Monroe, Rose GordonAileen FishJerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Ava Stone, Jane Charles, Sue London

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: Each one has its own level

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My Reviews

This is an amazing box set and every book is great!

*I received a copy from the authors in exchange for my honest review* Some I already owned

Review: A Scandalous Wife (Scandalous #1) by Ava Stone

Review: A Dangerous Invitation (The Rookery Rogues #1) by Erica Monroe

Review: Shunned No More (A Lady Forsaken #1) by Christina McKnight

Review: The Love List (Half Moon House #1) by Deb Marlowe

Review: Scandalous Endeavors (Ladies and Scoundrels #1) by Amanda Mariel

Review: Trials of Artemis (The Haberdashers #1) by Sue London

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

Review: The Robber Bride (Daring Debutantes #1) by Jerrica Knight-Catania

Review: Her Sudden Groom (The Grooms #1) by Rose Gordon

Review: His Impassioned Proposal (Bridgethorpe Brides #1) by Aileen Fish

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

Review: To Walk in the Sun (Wiggons’ School for Elegant Young Ladies) by Jane Charles

 

Happy Release Day ! It Started With A Kiss by Jane Charles, Elizabeth Essex, Aileen Fish, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Sue London, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, and Ava Stone

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Title: It Started With A Kiss

Genre: Regency Historical Romance Anthology

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Authors: Jane Charles, Elizabeth Essex, Aileen Fish, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Sue London, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, and Ava Stone

 

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IT STARTED WITH A KISS… Twelve First In Series From Stars of

Regency Historical Romance! Enjoy dashing dukes, reformed rakes, and scandalous bluestockings in this sweet to sexy boxed set.

MAD FOR LOVE by Elizabeth Essex
Mignon du Blois needs an accomplished thief to steal back her father’s statue so he won’t be arrested for forgery–too bad the man willing to help her is actually Rory Cathcart, noted art expert.

A SCANDALOUS WIFE by Ava Stone
After living separate lives since their rushed wedding, an earl and countess stumble upon each other and begin to see the other in a whole new light.

TRIALS OF ARTEMIS by Sue London
An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

HER SUDDEN GROOM by Rose Gordon
The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife.

THE ROBBER BRIDE by Jerrica Knight-Catania
Victoria Barclay is determined to make a difference in the world, so she finds a way to rob the rich and donate to the poor. But the Earl of Leyburn, her lifelong friend and neighbor, threatens to expose her in his constant pursuit of the truth.

SHUNNED NO MORE by Christina McKnight
Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who’d shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her.

A DANGEROUS INVITATION by Erica Monroe
Struggling to survive in London’s dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O’Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING WICKED by Emma Locke
Courtesan Celeste Gray wanted a new life free of the infamy of her notorious past–the last thing she planned on was falling for the stuffy viscount next door, Ashlin Lancester.

HIS IMPASSIONED PROPOSAL by Aileen Fish
Stephen Lumley returns from battle wounded and jaded, only to find his home life had been changed forever. After proposing while drowning his sorrows in liquor, he now has only four months to convince himself and Jane Marwick he is worthy of her, before she’s off to London to find a man who is.

SCANDALOUS ENDEAVORS by Amanda Mariel
Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

THE LOVE LIST by Deb Marlowe
Miss Brynne Wilmott will do anything to get her name off of the Love List—that wickedly witty register of London’s light skirts.  The Duke of Aldmere will do anything to be left alone.  But his brother is mixed up in the business, so he’ll work with the lady to unravel the mess…until they find that the plot is more twisted and treasonous than anyone suspects…and that the danger and intrigue pale next to the effect they have on each other.

TO WALK IN THE SUN by Jane Charles
Hiding from a dangerous man, Tess Crawford thought The Wiggons’ School for Elegant Young Ladies would be the perfect place to disappear…except she didn’t anticipate being drawn to the reclusive Viscount Atwood, who has many secrets of his own.

Learn more about the authors:

Jane Charles http://www.janecharlesauthor.com/

Elizabeth Essex http://www.elizabethessex.com/

Aileen Fish http://aileenfish.com/

Rose Gordon http://www.rosegordon.net/

Jerrica Knight-Catania http://www.jerricasplace.com/

Emma Locke http://emmalocke.com/

Sue London https://bysuelondon.com/

Amanda Mariel http://amandamariel.com/

Deb Marlowe http://www.debmarlowe.com/

Christina McKnight – http://www.christinamcknight.com

Erica Monroe http://ericamonroe.com/

Ava Stone http://www.avastoneauthor.com/

It Started with a Kiss features twelve sweet to sexy Regency romances from

award-winning and bestselling historical authors.

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Review: The Earl’s Hired Bride: A Half Moon House Novella by Deb Marlowe

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The Earl’s Hired Bride: A Half Moon House Novella by Deb Marlowe

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level:  💋💋

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Blurb

Because an unmarried Earl must be in want of a bride . . .

Every debutante in the ton wants to be the Countess of Hartford—and mistress of Hartsworth Castle. Never mind that Hart has no interest in marrying just yet, the young ladies hunt him as ruthlessly as a pack of hounds after the elusive fox. What he needs is a hired bride—one who is guaranteed to call it off at the end of the Season.

Because a girl with no prospects will do what she must to help her family . . .

Miss Emily Spencer must do something. Her mother’s health is failing and the notorious Duke of Danby is growing dangerously close. Why not hide in plain sight and pretend to be the Earl of Hartford’s betrothed? And getting paid for her troubles? It’s just what she needs to make her family comfortable again.

Because love comes when you least expect it . . .

Sparks fly when the two put their plan in motion—and deeper emotions grow. But how can they be together when the path they’ve forged only leads to their inevitable separation?

My Review

When the Duke of Danby is involved you know it’s going to be a good one! This one is like a fairy tale. They both entered into the arrangement with no thoughts about it turning into something more than a business arrangement. I loved how they didn’t fight it and protected each other.

Emily is different from other girls when it comes to how she acts and talks. I loved her when from the time she met his mother and helped the maid. Every time she spoke her mind it was with a purpose and she wasn’t afraid to take on someone.

Hart is a gentleman even when women hunt him down like they do. I loved him from the start when he left his house and had a plan. He didn’t care about parties and finding a wife. He just wanted to live his life.

This one has a twist that I was not expecting, but it worked out great.

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

Pre-Order Today! It Started With A Kiss Regency Romance Box Set By Jane Charles, Elizabeth Essex, Aileen Fish, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Sue London, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, and Ava Stone

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Genre: Regency Historical Romance Anthology

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Authors: Jane Charles, Elizabeth Essex, Aileen Fish, Rose Gordon, Jerrica Knight-Catania, Emma Locke, Sue London, Amanda Mariel, Deb Marlowe, Christina McKnight, Erica Monroe, and Ava Stone

Pre-Order Now!

Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2g09R9J

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Available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!

IT STARTED WITH A KISS… Twelve First In Series From Stars of

Regency Historical Romance! Enjoy dashing dukes, reformed rakes, and scandalous bluestockings in this sweet to sexy boxed set.

MAD FOR LOVE by Elizabeth Essex
Mignon du Blois needs an accomplished thief to steal back her father’s statue so he won’t be arrested for forgery–too bad the man willing to help her is actually Rory Cathcart, noted art expert.

A SCANDALOUS WIFE by Ava Stone
After living separate lives since their rushed wedding, an earl and countess stumble upon each other and begin to see the other in a whole new light.

TRIALS OF ARTEMIS by Sue London
An independent bluestocking sneaks into a library to read rare Greek texts and ends up with a husband instead.

HER SUDDEN GROOM by Rose Gordon
The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife.

THE ROBBER BRIDE by Jerrica Knight-Catania
Victoria Barclay is determined to make a difference in the world, so she finds a way to rob the rich and donate to the poor. But the Earl of Leyburn, her lifelong friend and neighbor, threatens to expose her in his constant pursuit of the truth.

SHUNNED NO MORE by Christina McKnight
Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who’d shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her. 

A DANGEROUS INVITATION by Erica Monroe
Struggling to survive in London’s dangerous rookeries, Kate Morgan is determined not to give into the temptation of past love Daniel O’Reilly when he returns to win back her heart and prove he’s innocent of murder.

THE TROUBLE WITH BEING WICKED by Emma Locke
Courtesan Celeste Gray wanted a new life free of the infamy of her notorious past–the last thing she planned on was falling for the stuffy viscount next door, Ashlin Lancester.

HIS IMPASSIONED PROPOSAL by Aileen Fish
Stephen Lumley returns from battle wounded and jaded, only to find his home life had been changed forever. After proposing while drowning his sorrows in liquor, he now has only four months to convince himself and Jane Marwick he is worthy of her, before she’s off to London to find a man who is.

SCANDALOUS ENDEAVORS by Amanda Mariel
Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?

THE LOVE LIST by Deb Marlowe
Miss Brynne Wilmott will do anything to get her name off of the Love List—that wickedly witty register of London’s light skirts.  The Duke of Aldmere will do anything to be left alone.  But his brother is mixed up in the business, so he’ll work with the lady to unravel the mess…until they find that the plot is more twisted and treasonous than anyone suspects…and that the danger and intrigue pale next to the effect they have on each other.

TO WALK IN THE SUN by Jane Charles
Hiding from a dangerous man, Tess Crawford thought The Wiggons’ School for Elegant Young Ladies would be the perfect place to disappear…except she didn’t anticipate being drawn to the reclusive Viscount Atwood, who has many secrets of his own.

Learn more about the authors:

Jane Charles http://www.janecharlesauthor.com/

Elizabeth Essex http://www.elizabethessex.com/

Aileen Fish http://aileenfish.com/

Rose Gordon http://www.rosegordon.net/

Jerrica Knight-Catania http://www.jerricasplace.com/

Emma Locke http://emmalocke.com/

Sue London https://bysuelondon.com/

Amanda Mariel http://amandamariel.com/

Deb Marlowe http://www.debmarlowe.com/

Christina McKnight  http://www.christinamcknight.com

Erica Monroe http://ericamonroe.com/

Ava Stone http://www.avastoneauthor.com/

It Started with a Kiss features twelve sweet to sexy Regency romances from

award-winning and bestselling historical authors.

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Review: Bedeviled (The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor Book 2) By Kate Pearce, Deb Marlowe, and Michelle Willingham

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Bedeviled by Kate PearceDeb Marlowe, and Michelle Willingham

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤1/2

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Blurb

Greetings,
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Regards,
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.

When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.

BEDEVILED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:

Kate Pearce’s A Ghost of a Chance
Violet DeLisle is secretly delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with some of the more obscure branches of her family tree. She’s been in love with her stepmother’s second cousin, Charlie, since she was a child. But her beautiful half-sister has clearly set her sights on Charlie and he is obviously dazzled. Forced to hide from the lovebirds, she huddles under the stairs and meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship.

Deb Marlowe’s Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse
Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse? It’s what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth. Together they find that her curse might just be a gift—and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.

Michelle Willingham’s A Dance With the Devil
Devon Lancaster is fascinated by the beautiful vicar’s daughter, Jane Hawkins, who has been summoned to the will reading of the late Lord Banfield. But is she truly only a vicar’s daughter? Or does her past hold secrets that put her very life in danger? Jane knows she is unlikely to find a husband among the handsome men at Castle Keyvnor because of her poverty. But when she is locked in the cellar with Devon, she finds that the Devil of Lancaster sets her blood on fire.

My Reviews

A Dance With the Devil by Michelle Willingham

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋1/2

This story will suck you in from the start as soon as the ghosts start their magic. I loved that there is more about the castle and a mystery to solve that I couldn’t figure out until it was revealed. There is a ghost that will make you laugh with everything he does to help along the way. There are many secrets surrounding Jane and the castle and they can shock you. The library scene was my favorite and I could picture it perfectly.

Jane is a very sweet girl that fears what happened to her mother will happen to her. I loved that she didn’t believe in ghosts, but also didn’t ignore them when they did something. She never thought her life would be turned upside down when she joined her friends family at the castle.

Devon was a very open man. He felt the ghosts and listened to them. I loved his nickname even though it didn’t seem to match him most of the time. He thought about others first and realized that sometimes he needed to listen to his heart instead of his mind. I also liked that he didn’t blink at Jane’s past.

I was glad to see that the new earl was a good guy and treated Jane like one of his daughters even if he didn’t always show it.

Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse by Deb Marlowe

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋

You know it will be a great story when pixies are involved. This one was really magical and captivating from the start. I loved that the pixies were actually involved in everything and little Paul was able to do something for his mama. The backstory was great and made perfect sense to everything. I loved everything about it from beginning to end and was on the edge of my seat towards the end afraid of what might happen. Her gift of seeing the truth was perfect.

Tamsyn was great from the start. She may have held a grudge because of what happened in the past, but she wasn’t going to be rude and wanted to clear the air right away. I loved that she didn’t run from her gift and realized it would come in handy.

Gryff was quick to judge, but he was just as quick to see he was wrong. I loved that he didn’t blink an eye at her gift because of his family and that he believed in everything. He never lied and had nothing to hide like he was an open book.

I got chills when it came to the darkness she saw with the one man and wanted to know what it was and why it was there. I liked getting to know her family a bit more and his family said great.

A Ghost of a Chance by Kate Pearce

My Rating: ❤❤❤1/2

Spice Level: 💋💋

I loved seeing Benedict again and how he helped along the way in his odd, but fun way. It was a good story and liked it, but it just wasn’t my style. I liked that they had known each other for years and the way they were so straight forward with talking to each other. I did like the rescues and how there were two love stories going on and they were meant to be.

Violet was blinded by a love she has had for years and doesn’t see Charlie’s childish personality and that he see’s her as a sister. That love made her blind to what was right in front of her and she almost missed it forever. She put her everyone else’s happiness first.

Edwin seemed very uptight because of his responsibility to his family and his brother. He was always protecting his brother but realized he had to stop and let him prove himself. He didn’t always know how to show his emotions and it clear what he thought.

They were a unique couple and meant for each other. They needed each other to come out of the shadows of their siblings.

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

Review: Lady, It’s Cold Outside by Deb Marlowe

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Lady, It’s Cold Outside by Deb Marlowe

My Rating: ❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋

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Blurb

Miss Glenna Bolton is not having a Happy Christmas. She’s lost her grandfather and the bookshop they ran together. If not for the invitation from the Duke of Danby, she would have no place to go.

No Christmas festivities for Baron Ellesworth this year. His newly inherited estate is in bad shape—and so is his bank account. He’ll spend the holiday traveling to do a bit of business with Lord Danby, in hopes of bringing Christmas to Elleshaven next year.

Traveling during the holiday season doesn’t sound romantic, but a star in the East, an abandoned child and a quest for holiday cheer might just convince these two that love is the best gift of the Season.

My Review

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

A very short, but sweet Christmas romance. I wish it had been longer because it felt a bit too rushed to me, but I still enjoyed it. I did love that the title actually matched up with the story and that there was a child in the story that provided some funny moments.

I did love Glenna’s personality and how she was so forward when she wanted something and stood her ground. You love her instantly and can tell she is related to the Duke of Danby.

Alex Murray the Baron of Ellesworth is someone I want to know more about. He was a soldier and is an honorable man. I did like that he jumped into action without a second thought.

It did leave me wanting more which is a good thing. I just needed more and wanted to get to know Dowd and his family.

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