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review 2018-11-19 03:47
Two people from different worlds find a friend in each other.
A Most Unsuitable Match - Julia Justiss

I enjoyed this story. Pru tried so hard to be what people expected in order to move beyond her family issues. I loved her determination to have a "normal" family but enjoyed when her wilder side came out, the need for freedom from censure. Johnnie chose a road unacceptable to most people, but Pru enjoyed his stories and adventures. The two played well to the true person inside, and I was glad to watch them move beyond expectations. I recommend this story.

I received an ARC of this story as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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review 2018-10-10 22:45
A Most Unsuitable Match (Sisters of Scandal, Book 1) by Julia Justiss
A Most Unsuitable Match - Julia Justiss

A Most Unsuitable Match (Sisters of Scandal Book 1) - Julia Justiss 

 

Johnnie and Prudence's story was a delight. It had the right amount of funny moments mixed with the perfect drama. The perfect example of why I love to read historical romance. 
Prudence is a woman tainted not by her own doing but because of her mother’s reputation. Johnnie is considered the black sheep of his family and even though his reputation is not considered perfect, it’s still much better than Prudence’s because he is a man. 
Their relationship was sweet yet full of passion. He cared for her but knew that his friendship would further diminish her chances of marrying into a good family. Prudence was no innocent naiveté but always behaved with propriety, just as it was expected from her. There were lots of times when I thought society was being so unfair to her (and basically every other woman) and it sure made me glad that I didn’t get to live back then. I was happy when they managed to find a way to be together without having to give up on the things they wanted out of life. 
This book was not as “spicy” as the author’s previous series but it was definitely full of heart and tender moments, and of course accurate to its times which is one of the reasons I love this author. 

**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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review 2018-07-16 15:26
Opposites attract
Forbidden Nights with the Viscount (Hadley's Hellions) - Julia Justiss

Lady Margaret Roberts is a widow, she works with her father as his hostess, Giles Hadley, estranged from his family, is from the opposite end of the political spectrum but when both of them meet they're quite attracted.  There are a number of problems getting in their way, not least of which is his brother who wants her as a wife.  

 

They engage in an affair and it becomes steamy (they're quite careful and it's well done) the two become very entangled but can he convince her to become his wife.  When a shot barely misses her things get more serious.

 

I really liked this story, the characters were well drawn and interesting in their adult behaviour.

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review 2018-06-30 08:26
A Texas Christmas Past by Julia Justiss
A Texas Christmas Past (Whiskey River Christmas Book 1) - Julia Justiss

***copy provided by publisher through NetGalley***

One year ago, on Christmas, Drew Harwood returned home from the Great War, only to lose his fiancée to the Spanish flu. Determined to never love again, he's become standoffish and a recluse, but that is all about to change, when the sister of his army buddy comes to visit her brother on Christmas, and Drew's personal ghost decides the man is ready to move on.


This one started off really well. I liked the sad prologue and I liked the first couple of chapters, where the characters were introduced, where the nice countryside and little town picture was painted.

Unfortunately, after those few chapters passed, everything ground to a standstill. The characters, especially the hero, turned rather childish and immature in their actions, decisions, and even some conversations, there was no development whatsoever, the romance felt forced and came across as rather awkward, and the fact it was helped along by the ghost of the hero's departed sweetheart didn't help matters at all.

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review 2018-06-20 10:04
Interesting relationship solution
Convenient Proposal to the Lady - Julia Justiss

When Benedict Tawny approaches Lady Alyssa while she's sketching he doesnt' expect her to attract him. There's a wager about her and it will cause her to be ostracised from society or forced into a marriage she will not want. Ben has to deal with his illegitimacy and his political career. He's convinced no society woman will fall for him but Alyssa finds something in him that makes her want to change her mind about a relationship instead of following her artistic yearnings.

I enjoyed this story and how they resolved their mutual wants in the end. Ben's story was well done and the issues he had to resolve were well worked with.

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