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review 2019-02-06 04:12
The Devilish Lord Will (Mackenzies & McBrides #10) by Jennifer Ashley
The Devilish Lord Will - Jennifer Ashley

The Devilish Lord Will - Jennifer Ashley 


Last book in this trilogy but book 10 in The Mackenzies & McBrides series, it tells the story of how Lord William Mackenzie helped his family return to their homeland after the Jacobite risings.

This is one of my favorite series ever and so is the author but I’m afraid this book was only ok and not as exciting nor romantic as the rest of the series. I was several chapters in and still didn’t know where the story was going and I felt lost somehow. It took me a long while to really get into it and although it did get better, I still didn’t feel any sparks between Josette and Will, not even with their shared past. I don’t know, perhaps because of everything that was going around them, what with the treasure hunting, Josette’s blackmailer, and Will on the run, it felt as if the story didn’t leave much room for romance.


*I received this book at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher*

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text 2019-02-04 05:07
Reading progress update: I've read 337 out of 337 pages.
Murder at the Brightwell - Ashley Weaver

Glad I have the next in the series, because I really enjoyed this.

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text 2019-02-03 04:10
Reading progress update: I've read 115 out of 337 pages.
Murder at the Brightwell - Ashley Weaver

I just intended to read a chapter or two, but I seem to have gotten sucked in.

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text 2019-01-27 22:10
24 in 48 Read-a-thon Master Post - Update #4
The Chef's Mail Order Bride: A Sweet Western Historical Romance (Wild West Frontier Brides Book 1) - Ashley Merrick,Kirsten Osbourne,Jeannine P. Pray Cindy Caldwell
An Awakened Heart (Orphan Train): An Orphan Train Novella - Jody Hedlund




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Update #4

Time: 12:23:20

Pages Read: 597


In between a Skype call with my mom, making and serving dinner, getting the kids' into their bedtime routines and actually into bed, and cleaning up the kitchen - I managed to finish The Chef's Mail Order Bride. I have two hours left in my time zone and so I am starting An Awakened Heart but I also just took some Nyquil so I could actually sleep through the night and not cough all night. All books read so far have been uploaded to the 24 in 48 website to be catalogued in their read books spreadsheet. 


I have a lot of reviews to write this week...



Update #3

Time: 9:44:42

Pages read: 465


The birthday party for my friend went a LOT longer than I had anticipated, so by the time I came home I was so tired I went right to sleep. Luckily, I didn't drink any alcohol (I played the part of a DD as a favor to the hostess), so I had no after effects/hangover this morning. Before leaving for the party, I made it halfway through The Good Luck Sister, so that was the first reading I did this morning. After breakfast, I started and finished Poison in Paddington, as chosen by RNG but counted from the bottom up (the number being 1). Both books were so good that I have added the series to my FicFact list to read more from in the future. 


RNG has been less than random (how many times can the number 3 come up?), but it chose for my next book The Chef's Mail Order Bride. This will put me over my pages read goal and within striking distance of my stretch goal. The time goal may not happen....


Update #2

Time: 5:05:11

Pages read: 230


Finished The Yellow Wallpaper and To Be a Spy. Random Number Generator turned up a lucky 3, which was For the Love of Laura Beth and I just finished it. Out of the lot so far, For the Love of Laura Beth is definitely a 5 star read; I didn't care for The Yellow Wallpaper and To Be a Spy didn't have enough of it's own storyline to get anything out of it, so it was a pure prequel bait.


RNG gave turned up another 3 (how random is RNG....), which will start my next set of reading with The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis.


Update #1

Time: 1:30:24

Pages read: 70


So I read six pages of the first book at midnight and then the Nyquil kicked in. So I didn't do any real reading until I woke up this morning. So far I've finished The Schoolmarm's Surprising Suitor and A Death on the Way to Portsmouth. Oh, have I fallen for Lady Ashes in those 17 pages and can't wait to start the series! Now that I have had breakfast and my first cup of tea, it is time to tackle The Yellow Wallpaper and To Be a Spy.


I really like the new logo. This is my Friday Reads post for today in addition to my master post for 24/48. I feel a little under pressure to make up for my dismal performance in BoB24 earlier this month. I decided to go for the shortest books on my NOOK for this go-round just to clear up some space on my NOOK and keep within the COYER restrictions. I am starting at midnight Saturday morning London time (US EST +5) with the books attached to this post. After that, I am using Random Number Generator to choose my books since that way I won't dawdle and waste reading time. I won't be participating in any of the challenges except for the opening and closing questions. 


To my fellow 24/48 participants - Good Luck and I look forward to seeing what you are reading!



1. Read for 15 hours; stretch goal is 18 hours.

2. Read 500 pages; stretch goal is 750 pages.

3. Take one hour to read to the kids.


List of Possible Books:

1. Mail Order Cowboy by Maisey Yates (94 pages)

2. Hometown Heartbreaker by Maisey Yates (113 pages)

3. For the Love of Laurabeth by Aubrey Wynne (110 pages)

4. A Death on the Way to Portsmouth by Christine Trent (17 pages)

5. The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis (100 pages)

6. What Lies Behind Us by Sierra Rose (133 pages)

7. The Christmas Mail Order Bride by Kit Morgan (136 pages)

8. Gone with the Ghost by Erin McCarthy (143 pages)

9. Love on the Prairie by Ciarra Knight (152 pages)

10. A Search for Refuge by Kristi Ann Hunter (122 pages)

11. An Awakened Heart by Jodi Hedlund (153 pages)

12. Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskill (151 pages)

13. Herland by Charlotte Gilliam (150 pages)

14. The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Gilliam (21)

15. Strange Tango by Michelle Dayton (131)

16. Once Upon a Winter's Eve by Tessa Dare (122)

17. A Mail Order Heart by Janelle Daniels (121)

18. To Be a Spy by Jessie Clever (29)

19. The Cost of Hope by G.S. Carr (133)

20. The Chef's Mail Order Bride by Cindy Caldwell (132 pages)

21. The Maid's Quarters by Holly Bush (70 pages)

22. The Schoolmarm's Surprising Suitor by Beverly Bernarnd (53 pages)

23. Lady Grace by Vicki Hopkins (161 pages)

24. A Lady of Esteem by Kristi Ann Hunter (153 pages)

25. Poison in Paddington by Samantha Silver (135 pages)


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review 2019-01-18 12:49
Work For It (Irresistible Billionaires #3) by Ashley Bostock
Work for It - Ashley Bostock



Bostock has way with hearts and gift with words. Love on the run takes on a whole new meaning when emotions come into play. When two strangers in need of a little peace and quiet find themselves sharing a condo, all previous plans fly out the window. Dylan and Lina have a knack for finding chaos. Can their chance encounter be the remedy? Work For It brings the humor, adds the heart and doesn't hold back the temptation. 

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