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review 2017-10-19 21:41
At the Christmas Wedding by Caroline Linden, Maya Rodale, and Katharine Ashe
At the Christmas Wedding - Caroline Linden,Maya Rodale,Katharine Ashe

Review for Snowy Night with a Duke by Katharine Ashe. ~ I will review for the other two as I finish them ~ 
Such a sweet tale! Horace and Charlotte haven’t seen each other in over two years. She knew her love for him wasn’t a good thing so she decided to run away to America. Now that’s she’s returned and is snowbound in a country inn with the man she’s tried to avoid for as long as she can remember, sparks start flying and romance is no longer denied. 
I loved the dialogue between the two. At times they argued like children but at the same time they sounded like a couple of old friends reacquainting themselves with each other. 
When the story started I couldn’t understand the reason Horace acted the way he did but as the story progressed and everything was explained I was able to sympathize with his predicaments. I also loved that Charlotte was sort of different in a way that I’ve never read before and in a way that was cleverly adapted to the romance aspect of the story. The ending had me having all the feels and I think it was the most endearing part of the book. If you’re looking for a charming, sweet, yet passionate and steamy story with a Christmas theme then this is the book for you. 

** This is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher. **

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review 2017-09-25 13:26
Book Review For :THE DUKE by Katharine Ashe
The Duke: A Devil's Duke Novel - Katharine Ashe

4.5 Stars
'THE DUKE' by Katharine Ashe is Book Three in the "Devil's Duke" series. This is the story of Amarantha Vale and Gabriel Hume. This can easily be a standalone book.
Amarantha from an early age wanted to only marry for love and thought she might have found that in Reverend Paul Garland. Gabriel was a Lieutenant for the Royal Navy when he first met Amarantha during a hurricane where they were trapped in a cellar. Amarantha and Gabriel survived and they both went into helping other people with the aftermath. Amarantha had made it clear a few days later that she was engaged but Gabriel said 'Not for Long'. Amarantha started to see that Paul wasn't all that she thought him to be and that her feelings were going toward Gabriel. But his ship had to sail out now that the worst of the cleanup was done but he promised to return for her and she was to wait. But she was later told that his ship was ambushed by bandits and that Gabriel was dead.
Now several years later Amarantha is a widow looking to find her Sister In Law which has taken her to Scotland. There she finds that Gabriel is a live and they both start to know that they have been kept apart but can they get back what was starting to grow within them?
This was a great second chance at love story that Ms. Ashe has wrote!
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review 2017-09-23 18:38
The Duke by (Devil's Duke) by Katharine Ashe
The Duke: A Devil's Duke Novel - Katharine Ashe

 

Never have I come across a tale as complex as The Duke. Ms. Ashe has created a thinker's romance filled with labyrinths and heart-stopping emotion. A puzzle waiting to be solved.

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review 2017-08-01 19:34
Loved the hero
Again, My Lord: A Twist Series Novel - Katharine Ashe

Thank you to Becca for the great recommendation :)

I loved this hero with his introverted, slightly awkward, wit, and gentleness. 

She teased him again, and again he did not always know what to say in return. 
She drove him a little mad. 
A lot.
 


Hero was so patient and caring and oh I just fell in love with him but the format of the story kind of kept him more to the side than I wanted. It was mostly from the heroine's pov and with the Groundhog Day theme, we get the same day over and over with slight variations as the heroine learns and reacts to things differently. Now, tidbits about the hero are given but I wanted to "see" when the hero and heroine stay up talking in the church pew, I wanted to "hear" him talking to her, not just her second hand account. We get to see the heroine's growth but we don't really get to see the hero and heroine grow together because of the nature of the story. I missed seeing and experiencing that.

I thought two or three repeated days could have been cut out as the middle started to drag a tiny bit for me but overall, this was a fun and different read. I really appreciated how the author tried something different and did a pretty good job pulling it off. There is an ease to Ashe's writing that have her being one of my favorites and she's one of those authors that can get my eyes watering out of nowhere with a simple line:
Tacitus thought of his father's adoration of a woman with rotted teeth who could barely walk. 
The hero thinks back to how much his father loved his mother even though someone looking from the outside would have some doubts why. It's a wonderful line stating about how love is love and how imperfect people can be perfect. Beautiful. 

If you're looking for something fun and different, you'll want to give this one a shot. The first in the series (you can start with book 2 like I did, no confusion) is already on my tbr and I almost shed another tear when I saw the book 3, who I hope stars Evie (heroine's sister) and Mallory (hero's friend), isn't out yet. I really want their book :)

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review 2017-07-25 05:34
Sweet Romance Novella
The Pirate and I: A Novella (Devil's Duk... The Pirate and I: A Novella (Devil's Duke) - Katharine Ashe

Summary:

Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.

Then he disappeared without a word.

The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again —

In a dark alleyway —

In a drenching rain —

In a chase with the police —

In Scotland.

Can she resist falling again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?

 

Review:

This picks right up from another novella of the author titled The Scoundrel and I. I realized this about 20 pages into the book and went back and re-read that novella out of curiousity but this was really not necessary at all. The book can stand-a-lone for sure. I actually liked it better than The Scoundrel and I - the characters were more likeable and relatable and had great chemistry. I really liked Esme. She was so spunky and vibrant that it was fun to discover more about her personality and the reader wasn’t the only one as the hero, Charles, was discovering her to be a revelation as well.

 

The story was very complicated and hard to follow at times. I marveled at where the idea must have come from to include a quest for a dog in exchange for freedom. I have to say though that many of Katherine Ashe’s books contain creative and complex plots and this really makes her unique. It’s hard to know what might happen next and I appreciate that as too many times books are so predictable.

 

This is a pleasant, sweet and endearing book that I tremendously enjoyed. It wasn’t too short and actually felt like a full and complete novel. Absolutely worth reading!

 

Received an ARC from the publisher

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