The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride by Erica Ridley

Brigadier's Runaway BrideTitle:  The Brigadier’s Runaway Bride
Series:  The Dukes of War #5
Author:  Erica Ridley
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  September 1, 2015
Publisher:  Intrepid Reads
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Miss Sarah Fairfax is having a wretched year. Her intended perished at war. His child is in her belly. To secure her future, she resigns herself to a loveless marriage. Just as she’s about to say “I do,” her fiancée returns from the grave to crash the wedding… but he’s no longer the charming, carefree man she remembers.

After being left for dead on the battlefield, Brigadier Edmund Blackpool is scarred inside and out. He fights his way home only to discover his intended before the altar with his best friend. He’ll be the one to marry her, no matter what she wants! But when his new bride disappears with his child, he must reopen his wounds to win the most important battle of his life.

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Review: The Major’s Faux Fiancee by Erica Ridley

The Major's Faux FianceeTitle:  The Major’s Faux Fiancee
Series:  The Dukes of War #4
Author:  Erica Ridley
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  June 1, 2015
Publisher:  Intrepid Reads
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

When Major Bartholomew Blackpool learns the girl-next-door from his childhood will be forced into an unwanted marriage, he returns home to play her pretend beau. He figures now that he’s missing a leg, a faux fiancée is the best an ex-soldier can get. He admires her pluck, but the lady deserves a whole man—and he’ll ensure she gets one.

Miss Daphne Vaughan hates that crying off will destroy Major Blackpool’s chances of finding a real bride. She plots to make him jilt her first. Who cares if it ruins her? She never wanted a husband anyway. But the major is equally determined that she break the engagement. With both of them on their worst behavior, neither expects their fake betrothal to lead to love.

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Review: The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress by Erica Ridley

The Captain's Bluestocking MistressTitle:  The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress
Series:  The Dukes of War (book 2)
Author:  Erica Ridley
Genre:  Regency Romance, Historical Romance
Published:  March 2, 2015
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

Captain Xavier Grey’s body is back amongst the beau monde, but his mind cannot break free from the horrors of war. His friends try to help him find peace. He knows he doesn’t deserve it. Just like he doesn’t deserve the attentions of the sultry bluestocking intent on seducing him into bed…

Spinster Jane Downing wants off the shelf and into the arms of a hot-blooded man. Specifically, the dark and dangerous Captain Grey. She may not be destined to be his wife, but nothing will stop her from being his mistress. She could quote classical Greek by the age of four. How hard can it be to learn the language of love?

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Review: The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower by Erica Ridley

The Earl's Defiant WallflowerTitle:  The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower
Series:  The Dukes of War
Author:  Erica Ridley
Genre:  Historical Romance
Published:  December 1, 2014
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

Oliver York returns from war to find his father dead, his finances in arrears, and himself the new Earl of Carlisle. If he doesn’t marry an heiress—and fast!—he and his tenants are going to be pitching tents down by the Thames. He definitely shouldn’t be trading kisses with a penniless debutante… no matter how captivating she is!

Miss Grace Halton is in England just long enough to satisfy the terms of her dowry. But a marriage of convenience isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Back in America, her ailing mother needs medicine only Grace’s dowry can afford. Which means the dashing earl she can’t get out of her mind is the one man she can’t let into her heart.

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