Tag: Regency

Review: The Widow Wager by Jess Michaels

Posted April 14, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

The Widow WagerTitle:  The Widow Wager
Series:  The Notorious Flynns #3
Author:  Jess Michaels
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  April 21, 2015
Publisher:  The Passionate Pen
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

Crispin Flynn has been on a downward spiral ever since he lost the woman he loved and watched his brother forced into a life he never would have chosen. His response has been drinking and gambling his way to utter ruin. One night, deep in his cups, he places a dangerous bet that results in him being forced to marry Gemma, the widow of the Earl of Laurelcross.

Gemma once had a passionate side, but has been hiding it ever since her much older husband died during the act of making love. Now she finds herself the much unwanted wife of one of the biggest libertines in London and the subject of even more gossip than ever.

Once they determine they cannot escape the marriage, the two begin a slow circling of each other. Passion is easy, but can they overcome mistrust and secrets in order to make the worst night of their lives one of their best? Or are they bound to lose each other before their love can take root?

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Review: The Duke’s Holiday by Maggie Fenton

Posted April 5, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

The Duke's HolidayTitle:  The Duke’s Holiday
Series:  The Regency Romp #1
Author:  Maggie Fenton
Genre:  Regency Romance
Published:  April 7, 2015
Publisher:  Amazon Publishing
My Rating:  3 outta 5
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

The Duke of Montford, cold, precise, and more powerful than the Prince Regent himself, wants things the way he wants them: cross-referenced, indexed, and at his beck and call. And he always gets what he wants.

Until he meets Astrid Honeywell. And a giant pig. And a crooked castle in the middle of Yorkshire.

Astrid Honeywell, staunch bluestocking, has struggled for years to keep her family together by running the estate and family brewery after her father’s death. She is not about to let the tyrannical Duke of Montford steal away all she has worked for because of some antiquated contract between their families. So when the priggish Duke comes to call, she does everything in her power — including setting the family pig on him — to drive him away.

She didn’t expect him to be so … well, infuriatingly attractive. Every time he scowls at her, she has the most improper desire to kiss him — and a whole lot more.

Montford can’t decide whether to strangle Astrid or seduce her. The one thing he knows for a fact is that he must resist his powerful attraction for her at all costs. He has a very proper, very demure fiancée waiting for him back in London, after all. But when Astrid is kidnapped by a disgruntled suitor and whisked off to Gretna Green, Montford will do anything to get her back.

Will these two drive each other to Bedlam … or can they make it to the altar without killing each other?

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Review: Bite At First Sight by Brooklyn Ann

Posted April 4, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Bite At First SightTitle:  Bite at First Sight
Series:  Scandals With Bite #3
Author:  Brooklyn Ann
Genre:  Regency Paranormal
Published:  April 7, 2015
Publisher:  SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Synopsis:

When Rafael Villar, Lord Vampire of London, stumbles upon a woman in the cemetery, he believes he’s found a vampire hunter—not the beautiful, intelligent stranger she proves to be.

Cassandra Burton is enthralled by the scarred, disfigured vampire who took her prisoner. The aspiring physician was robbing graves to pursue her studies—and he might turn out to be her greatest subject yet. So they form a bargain: one kiss for every experiment. As their passion grows and Rafe begins to heal, only one question remains: can Cassandra see the man beyond the monster?

 

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Review: Married To A Perfect Stranger by Jane Ashford

Posted March 7, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Married To A Perfect StrangerTitle:  Married To A Perfect Stranger
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Author:  Jane Ashford
Genre:  Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Published:  March 3, 2015
My Rating: 4 stars
Source:  NetGalley

Story Blurb:

Mary Fleming and John Bexley are the “white sheep’ of their large families, written off as hapless, boring—and thus suitable for each other. But they’re no sooner married than John is sent off on a two-year diplomatic mission.

Upon his return, John and Mary find that everything they thought they knew about each other is wrong. They’ve changed radically during the long separation. They have to start all over. It’s surprising, irritating—and somehow very exciting…

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Review: The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman

Posted January 17, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

The Accidenta lCountess N BowmanI recently finished up the second novel in Valerie Bowman’s Playful Brides series:  The Accidental Countess.

Back cover blurb:

For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance.

LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?

After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage—especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate…and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancée. When the truth about Cass comes out—and Julian discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental—will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?

I totally enjoyed this next installment in the series (and hope it’s not over after the next ‘cos there are more ladies who need their stories told!)

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