ARC Review: Windswept (Wales #2) by Sabrina Jeffries

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Windswept by Sabrina Jeffries

Releasing February 28, 2017

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋

Buy Links

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Blurb

Originally written under the pseudonym Deborah Martin, this unforgettable tale of mystery, treasure, and passion is back in print at last and newly revised for today’s audience!

Welsh widow Catrin Price is haunted by a family death curse. Any man whom she marries without first drinking from an ancient Druid chalice sold by her ancestor long ago is unquestionably doomed. But when she hunts it down to purchase it, the chalice’s former owner ends up dead. Who will believe her innocent with the man’s treasure in her hands? Now she lives in fear of discovery, afraid to trust, afraid to give away her heart…

Even Newcome, a scholar struggling to overcome a difficult past, travels to Wales to find the mysterious woman last seen with his murdered friend. So when the lady proves to be a beautiful yet shy creature who shares his love of Welsh mythology, he’s torn between believing her guilty and trusting the passion blazing between them. But as unscrupulous men seek the chalice for their own devious purposes, will Catrin and Evan let their wall of mistrust stand between them? Or will they defeat their enemies together and embrace the love intended for them since time immemorial?

My Review

*I received a copy from the author via NetGalley

This story will make you want to read up on Wales and Welsh mythology. The opening was perfect and hooked me from the start with the tale of the chalice. I loved the mystery and had absolutely no clue who the murderer was or why and was taken by surprise when it was revealed. Catrin and Evan are perfect for each other and definitely have instant chemistry. I loved their first meeting and how they are kind of opposites in many things. The ending was AMAZING! So much happened that made non-believers into believers.

Catrin is so shy but so strong too. She has had so much happen to her that it’s easy to understand why she believes in the curse and doesn’t trust strangers. I loved her personality and her name. When she needs to take action and protect someone she loves she is powerful. I loved her with the gun.

Evan is not shy at all and is very smart. His past is heartbreaking and has convinced him to never marry, but he is not his past. I loved how he didn’t hide what he felt and the way he went about getting her to listen. He did have a bit of an inner battle and didn’t see what others saw in him which affected him in many ways.

I wanted to dislike Catrin’s father in law, but he proved himself to be a good man in the end. I was so excited to see Juliana and Rhys and how they played into the story.

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.

Review: The Heiress and the Hothead (Sinful Suitors #1.5) by Sabrina Jeffries

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The Heiress and the Hothead by Sabrina Jeffries

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤

Spice Level:  💋💋💋

Buy Links

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Blurb

Return to the beloved Sinful Suitors series from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries in this delightfully sexy winter-themed novella!

Stunned by the heat of an unexpected kiss on a cold winter’s eve, two strangers from vastly different worlds turn hotheaded principles into burning passion in Sabrina Jeffries’s charming yuletide story, The Heiress and the Hothead.

My Review

A case of mistaken identity and an unexpected kiss brings two very different, but also similar people together in this steamy winter read. Lord Stephen Cory writes articles and speaks out against the conditions in mills and he wants to meet Amanda Keane who owns mills to prove American Mills are no better than the English ones. Their first meeting is not how he wanted to meet her and she already has an opinion about him from his articles.

Amanda is a woman that has no plans to run her mills like her father did or to marry and hand them over to her husband. She can be a bit of a hothead too, but it’s one of the things that makes them perfect for each other.

Stephen’s passion for helping the mill workers and going after mill owners sometimes keeps him from seeing that they all aren’t the same. He is definitely a hothead when it comes to everything, but he is also very caring.

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

Review: The Danger of Desire (Sinful Suitors #3) by Sabrina Jeffries

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Releasing November 22, 2016

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋

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Blurb

The third book in the sexy Sinful Suitors Regency romance series, this heart-pounding story shows why New York Timesbestselling author Sabrina Jeffries is one of the most beloved historical romance writers today.

To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother’s death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London’s gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George’s Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she’s determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.

Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted façade, can he keep her at arm’s length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?

My Review

As soon as I read what this one was about I wanted to read it! Who doesn’t love a story where the heroine dresses as a man to do something either for fun or revenge. I loved their meeting and that they both were playing a game with each other. There were times I believed he would reveal her secret to protect her or that she would be in more danger. Everything surrounding the wedding was amazing and I loved how his point of view at the alter. I was not expecting the ending and I could never have predicted who it was that cheated her brother.

Delia thought she had the perfect plan to catch the man that caused her brother’s death and save their home, but she didn’t realize how dangerous it the what if’s could be. I loved how bold she was and that she did what she wanted. She was sweet, protective and didn’t think the worst of things that Warren did.

Warren had painful secrets from his childhood that kept him up at all hours of the night so he said he would never marry. I loved how he took care of others without realizing it most of the time because it was in his nature. When his childhood was revealed It made him even more loveable.

They were perfect for each other and had odd, but cute nicknames for each other. I loved Flossie the cat and her aunt.

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

Review: The Widow’s Auction by Sabrina Jeffries

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The Widow’s Auction by Sabrina Jeffries

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level:💋💋💋1/2

Buy Links

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Blurb

Though Isobel Lamberton, the widowed Lady Kingsley, is confounded by her dealings with the obstinate Justin Antony, Lord Warbrooke, his commanding presence sparks something deep within her. But such romantic thoughts are for naught. For Justin’s political aspirations always come first. And Isobel’s own secret past could damage both of them permanently.

So when Isobel’s friend talks her into participating in a scandalous auction of masked widows at a gentleman’s club, she reluctantly agrees…and soon begins to relish being an object of desire. But none desire her more than Justin, who recognizes the outspoken Isobel in disguise and sets out to teach her a lesson worth far more than money…

My Review

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

This is a short, sweet and steamy read, but very well written. It didn’t feel rushed at all and draws you in right away. I loved the back story and how unique the story was. Her best friend is very open and a bit blunt that it can shock you at first, but it also adds a bit humor in a way. I flew through it and didn’t want it to end.

Lady Isobel is such a lovable character. She is strong and knows how to hold her own when it comes to being the board director, but she is also innocent in some ways because of her husband. I loved that she praised her late husband and I think on some level she loved him even though the marriage was lacking in many places. Her back story really explained a lot about her husband who sounded like a very nice guy.

Justin was not the kind of man you expect at first. He comes off as a guy that could ruin your reputation and wild man, but then you get to know him and he is the not like that all. He really cares about the charities he is involved in and he would never ruin someone.

The whole story was very well developed for a novella. I would have liked to know a bit more about Justin, but he was still well developed. Her best friend is a woman that can shock you in the little time you know her.

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

What I’m Currently Reading: The Widow’s Auction by Sabrina Jeffries

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Normally this week I would have a writing update, but the last week has been so busy that I hardly touched my laptop and never got a chance to write. But everything is settling down around here and I can get back into the groove of things.

The Widow's AuctionI am currently reading The Widow’s Auction by Sabrina Jeffries and its review will be up tomorrow instead of Wednesday to celebrate its release day! The cover isn’t your typical romance cover, but it defiantly catches my eye and matches the title. I can’t wait to read it.

I might also post another book review on Wednesday, but I don’t know what I will read yet and need to go through my books and see if I have another quick read.

P.S if you follow me on Instagram be prepared to be overloaded with cute kitten pictures in the coming day because we just adopted a new kitten and pick her up Wednesday!

What I’m Currently Reading (short post)

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This week I will be reading Never Tempt a Rogue: A Rogues’ Rulebook Novella by Christy Carlyle and then I will be starting The Widow’s Auction by Sabrina Jeffries. I am huge fans of both of them and can’t wait to read these.

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This is a short blog post because this is a sad time in our house right now. Our beloved cat Spot that you have seen in many pictures passed away the other night and we are taking some time to give extra love to Abigail as they were best friends. I will still post my review Wednesday and my random blog Friday.

Review: Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries

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Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries

My Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

Spice Level: 💋💋💋💋

Buy Links

Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Kobo

Blurb

The first wedding night that Lady Juliana St. Albans spent with the dark and daring Rhys Vaughan was intoxicating, the heady culmination of her new husband’s driving hunger and her own awakened sensuality. When he mysteriously disappeared the next morning, she waited for him in hope and desperation. And when he was finally proclaimed dead in a shipwreck, she bitterly mourned the loss of her love.

The second wedding night that Juliana spent with Rhys Vaughan was six years later, after he returned to claim her just as she was about to wed another. This Rhys was different—bolder, harder, and convinced that she’d betrayed him. Only their blazing passion remains from their years apart. But is it enough to light their way through the maze of mystery, menace, and mistrust—to the love they once shared and would have to find again?

My Review

The blurb does not do this book justice it is an absolutely amazing read. I loved everything about it and was drawn in from the start. There is a character for everyone and you will find ones you love and ones you hate for good reason. Being set in Wales was a refreshing change and it was nice to have some insight into that history. This is a couple that fell in love quickly and was meant to be together, but it was a crazy and wild road to get them together and I could actually see this playing out in real life at some point.

Juliana is a smart woman even if she is a bit of a wild child that gets into trouble from time to time. Yes, she is impulsive at the start and a very innocent young lady, but she isn’t dumb and knows what she is doing at all times and that there can be trouble. She follows her heart and always sees the reason behind what people do. I cheered the moment she stood up to her family and she meant what she said. She grew into a very independent woman that wasn’t going to let anyone control her and had her ways of getting Rhys to come to his senses. The fact that she never gave up is what made her amazing.

Rhys is a mix of every man you could imagine. He’s a poet, a fighter, a lover, and a stubborn man that at times you want to smack. He was also very innocent in his own ways and probably didn’t always think thing through either. I felt for him when he was taken and then again when he returned because of everything that happened to him in those years. When he finally realized that he was wrong I wanted to jump and cheer because he let down the wall he built around his heart.

When it comes to everyone else involved I wanted to hug her one brother because he just did what he was told out of fear and I wanted to strangle the other for everything he did. I did feel a bit for him in the end when everything was said and done because he really did think he was doing good in a way, but it may have not always been for someone else. Lettice and Morgan’s story was a nice touch and added a bit more structure to Juliana and Rhys especially Morgan because he told him when he was wrong.

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

What I’m Currently Reading

What I'm Currently Reading

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This week I am starting Stormswept by Sabrina Jeffries. This is evidently my first book by her and I don’t know how that happened so this book will fix that. Just by reading the blurb I can’t wait to get started.

Blurb: The first wedding night that Lady Juliana St. Albans spent with the dark and da
ring Rhys Vaughan was intoxicating, the heady culmination of her new husband’s driving hunger and her own awakened sensuality. When he mysteriously disappeared the next morning, she waited for him in hope and desperation. And when he was finally proclaimed dead in a shipwreck, she bitterly mourned the loss of her love.

The second wedding night that Juliana spent with Rhys Vaughan was six years later, after he returned to claim her just as she was about to wed another. This Rhys was different—bolder, harder, and convinced that she’d betrayed him. Only their blazing passion remains from their years apart. But is it enough to light their way through the maze of mystery, menace, and mistrust—to the love they once shared and would have to find again?

Doesn’t that just make you want to read it?! If I finish by Wednesday this will probably Book Review Wednesday’s post.

I had planned to start this last week, but Sir Spot (our cat) was sick and he became top priority which if you follow me on social media then you might know he ended up at the vet Saturday but is on the mend now. If you have furbabies then you understand.