Review: The Art of Ruining a Rake (The Naughty Girls #3) by Emma Locke

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My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋1/2

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Blurb

HE WANTS HER…
Practiced rake Roman Alexander never meant to seduce his best friend’s sister. He certainly never intends to do it again. The handsome scoundrel has never felt more compelled to be a better man. But the damage has been done, for his buttoned-up spinster refuses to marry a bounder like him—and maddeningly, she doesn’t seem to like him. Nevertheless, he can’t seem to forget her, or her passionate response to his kisses. How much danger could there be in one more try?

SHE WANTS REVENGE
Practical headmistress Lucy Lancester naively believes her charming rogue has moved on to his next conquest, leaving her free to cherish their one night together for the rest of her bluestocking days. Until the afternoon he arrives at her school intent on proving their one night together wasn’t enough—and this time, the scandal can’t be contained. Well, two can play at that. How hard can it be to ruin a rake?

My Review

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

I couldn’t put it down! I was pulled in straight away with the backstory with her parents and that she refused to marry him. It’s very clear from the way they can’t keep their hand off of each other that there is something pulling them together, but so many things are keeping them apart at the same time. They both had to grow and learn about themselves and let go of the past. I loved how the writing of a book went along with everything. The ending is one that I wasn’t for sure how it would happen.

Lucy had a mind of her own and a fear from the past that kept her from marrying. She is full of surprises and I never knew how she would react to something. I loved when she finally listened to her brother and her heart.

Roman is a rake of a different kind. He had secrets in his past that needed to be told for everyone’s sake. I loved how he was so willing to change and not just for himself, but his family too. He did what he had to for everyone.

I loved seeing Roman’s working together and doing what they had to do.

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Review: The Problem with Seduction (The Naughty Girls #2) by Emma Locke

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The Problem with Seduction by Emma Locke

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋

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Blurb

AN OUTRAGEOUS PROPOSITION
Elizabeth Spencer needs a man. Preferably one who won’t be too picky about the morality of her proposition, or his reputation. Lord Constantine Alexander can’t afford another trip to debtors’ prison, which makes him the perfect candidate. She doesn’t expect him to have a heart of gold, or to hold up his end of the bargain—particularly when his high-in-the-instep family gets involved. Nor does she expect to find him irresistible, because while she needs a man, she doesn’t particularly want one.

A WICKED BARGAIN
When a beautiful courtesan offers to satisfy his creditors, Con leaps at the opportunity. Never mind his mother and brothers are suspicious of his newfound fortune—being with Elizabeth is intoxicating enough to wipe any thought of scruples away. He soon realizes it’s not just his future he’s been gambling, but his future family. How can he convince London’s premier courtesan he’s more than a callow rake?

My Review

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

I loved that this one picks up from the first book. The whole time I was wondering when someone was going to pop up and ruin their plans. I loved that they both didn’t want to marry, but kept being thrown together by everything and everyone. I did not expect her family to be the way they were or his family to be the opposite in ways. I got teary eyed in the end because of how everything happened and worked out.

Elizabeth has changed so much since becoming a mother and will do anything to keep her baby with her. I love how she doesn’t know what to do when Con doesn’t want money for helping more. She learned to open her heart again.

Con does whatever he can to help his family especially his one brother. He kind of grows up throughout the story and learns that he can’t fix everything and to love. I loved him because he would help anyone in need.

This one shows how hard it could be for women with children because the law wasn’t on their side.

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

 

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

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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.

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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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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B&N http://bit.ly/2elh6bM

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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: The Cheer in Charming an Earl (The Naughty Girls, #3.5) by Emma Locke

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The Cheer in Charming an Earl by Emma Locke

My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ 1/2

Spice Level: 💋1/2

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Blurb

***As seen in the holiday anthology TIS THE SEASON***

FOR LOVE…

The second of five impoverished sisters, Miss Elinor Conley knows her dream of becoming a lady is farfetched. When an unmarried gentleman happens by her brother’s smithy, it is up to her to act quickly—and rashly—to secure his interest. But Grantham Wendell, Earl Chelford, isn’t in the market for anything more than a new horseshoe. What’s a bachelor to do when an innocent miss turns up at his Christmas Eve bacchanalia? He ought to make her leave, but his Twelfth Night party just became more entertaining…

My Review

This a sweet little Christmas time read. Elinor set her cap on Grantham after seeing him at her brother’s smithy and comes up with a plan to marry him, but it doesn’t quite go as planned. There are some twists that I loved like her aunt that I wasn’t expecting and his party that was very scandalous.

Elinor is bold in her plans but didn’t think it through all the way. She is extremely innocent which is cute at times and it somewhat protects her from things.

Grantham has this scandalous the party every year to cover up his pain. He quickly changed his thinking once he saw Elinor and tried to protect her.

If you like sweet read then you will like this one.

Review: The Danger in Daring a Lady

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The Danger in Daring a Lady by Emma Locke

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Synopsis

A WAGER HE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE
Devil-may-care rogue Lord Darius Alexander can’t resist a wager. When a game of cards is suggested at the remote inn where he’s stopped for the night, he antes up his family’s savings, certain his Town bronze will give him the advantage. He never expects to lose his fortune to the irritatingly confident, uncommonly beautiful hoyden daring to play with the men. …Nor does he expect to lose his heart.

A WOMAN HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO WIN
Caitlin Hart is known for her good sense. When a ridiculous reprobate tosses his savings onto the gaming table, she doesn’t hesitate to divest him of it. But Lord Dare won’t accept defeat like a gentleman. He suggests a compromise, and before long the handsome scoundrel is working back his losses on her small farm. But her neatly plowed fields might be too close for her heart’s content, for soon she finds herself wondering if she can dare him to stay forever when the last of his coin is tucked safely into his pocket.

My Review 

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

Amazing! I love a woman that can go toe to toe with any man that crosses her path. Cate is an amazing woman that never gives up no matter what happens or what she has been through. She is definitely not the usual heroine.

Lord Dare is a complex man and just when you think you know him something else pops up about him and adds to him. With everything that he has done, you wonder how he is still alive. His family is trying to help him, but they also add to his problems without realizing it.

Everything seemed to jump off the page and I could get an image of what was happening because there was enough details. I have many favorite scenes because they were not the usual scenes, especially the wagon scene! It’s a great steamy read with just the tension between them.

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