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review 2019-10-27 23:08
Great Anthology
Seduction on a Snowy Night - Mary Jo Putney,Madeline Hunter,Sabrina Jeffries

This winter, steal away with the reigning queens of Regency Romance

. . . to a surprise snowstorm, the comfort of a blazing fire, and the heat of a lover’s kisses 

This was a great anthology by three authors whose books I love. I devoured the stories in no time. I highly recommend.

**I voluntarily read and reviewed this book

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review 2019-09-25 03:57
Seduction on a Snowy Night - Mary Jo Putney,Madeline Hunter,Sabrina Jeffries

This book has 3 Christmas Novellas included in it.

When Adam Prescott, Baron Thornhill is abducted by Caroline Dunham that is when the fun begins.  Caro thinks that Adam is guilty of a certain action and she wants to set the record straight....too bad in the meantime she ends up falling for him.  This story was so fun and I just adored Caro.  She is a go getter and is not afraid of much!   4 Stars

A PERFECT MATCH by Sabrina Jeffries
We finally get Cassandra Isles story...she is Thorn's twin sister.  When Colonel Lord Heywood shows up at a ball to warn his friend's sister, Katherine "Kitty" Nickman about Captain Lionel Malet, Heywood never would have thought he'd fall in love with her cousin, Cass.  After all he always thought he was in love with Kitty and her wonderful letters.  I just adored Cass.  She is so matter-of-fact about everything.  5 Stars

Lady Diana Lawrence is back in London after having traveled the world.  She never expected to run into Anthony Raines, the now Duke of Castleton, so soon but the obvious chemistry was still there.  Diana is unsure if she ever wants to be married but Anthony lost Diana once and is intent on not letting that happen again.  It will take a kidnapping for Diana to come to her senses!  I just loved Diana.  She is not your typical member of the ton.  She was a hoot!  5 Stars

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review 2019-09-22 21:44
Review: Seduction on a Snowy Night by Madeline Hunter, Sabrina Jeffries, and Mary Jo Putney
Seduction on a Snowy Night - Mary Jo Putney,Madeline Hunter,Sabrina Jeffries

Reviewed for Wit and Sin


“A Christmas Abduction” by Madeline Hunter
Caroline Dunham’s family once owned a famous racehorse-breeding farm, but their luck has been spiraling downward for years. It’s the last straw when she learns that Adam Prescott, Baron Thornhill, has done something unforgivable to a member of her family. What’s a woman to do when she has no options? Abduct the lord in question, of course. Except this supposed villain is nothing like she expected…

“A Christmas Abduction” started out a lot of fun, mostly due to the chemistry between Caroline and Adam. Caroline has had enough and is determined Adam will do right by her family and Adam is anything but your typical hostage. I liked watching Adam start to care for Caroline and her friends, enjoyed seeing him work hard alongside Caroline. As for Caroline, I respected how hard she worked and her loyalty to others, her strength in holding her family afloat. That being said, the romance left me wanting a bit. Given what Caroline believed of Adam, her attraction to him and the way she gave into it made the love story feel a bit stilted and rushed. Added to that, the ending was tied up so neatly that it was not entirely believable. Still, “A Christmas Abduction” is an enjoyable story and Madeline Hunter’s writing keeps things moving along at a quick clip.

“A Perfect Match” (Duke Dynasty, Book 1.5) by Sabrina Jeffries
Colonel Lord Heywood Wolfe has come to a ball to warn his best friend’s sister, Kitty, that one of her suitors is a villainous fortune hunter with a dark past. One thing leads to another and Heywood ends up abducting Kitty and her cousin, Cass, and taking them to his family home for the holidays in order to protect them. Kitty is an heiress and Heywood needs funds to restore the estate he inherited, so she should be the one he’s courting. Except he can’t take his mind off of Cass, the intelligent beauty who is his perfect match in every way…

“A Perfect Match” was my favorite novella of this anthology and the reason I picked it up in the first place. Sabrina Jeffries brings Christmas cheer and charm with her story of a soldier in need of a fortune and a secret heiress who will only marry for love.

Heywood and Cass sparkle, their chemistry wonderful and their back-and-forths made me smile. Cass has sworn her family to secrecy about her being an heiress and she’s been burned in the past by fortune hunters. So even though she’s quickly falling for Heywood she doesn’t want to reveal she has money and risk not finding a man who wants her for herself. I adored Cass and Heywood and was rooting for their happily ever after. The only thing that detracted from the story was a turn in attitude from Heywood at the end, one that was out of character and seemed forced in to add drama. It’s a pity, because otherwise “A Perfect Match” is a fun, aptly-titled story with two protagonists I adored and a cast of supporting characters who made me smile.

“One Wicked Winter Night” (Rogues Redeemed, Book 3.5) by Mary Jo Putney
After exploring the world for years, Lady Diana Lawrence has decided to return home to England. The only thing she’s wary of is running into the man who was the reason she so quickly took to exploring all those years ago. On the night of her cousin’s masquerade ball she meets a dashing corsair who tempts her in a way she hasn’t been tempted in a long time. Of course, it’s none other than Anthony Raines, Duke of Castleton, the man she loved and lost. It’s clear the attraction between them has never died, but is that enough for them to take a risk at opening their hearts for a second chance at love?

I love a good second chance romance so I was eager to dive into this story of a duke who wants to marry for love and the intrepid explorer he never got over. I liked that Diana was older than Anthony, that she was worldly and well-traveled, had an adventurous spirit, and knew her own mind. I also really liked that Anthony accepted and loved Diana for who she was, unreservedly and without any alpha male posturing. The two of them had a lot of promise and their sense of humor charmed me. However, partway through “One Wicked Winter Night” the story took a turn and I was flabbergasted by both Anthony and Diana’s stunning lack of maturity. I won’t spoil the story, but Anthony’s way of securing Diana’s attention was childish and her response to it was reckless and irresponsible. It left a sour taste in my mouth and the two of them didn’t have enough chemistry to overcome it. And because it was so distracting, I must point out that Mary Jo Putney’s overuse of exclamation points did not help her characters seem more mature (truly, the sheer quantity was alarming!). Still, fans of the Rogues Redeemed series (which I have not read) might enjoy this story more than I did. Previous heroes and heroines play strong supporting roles and that will undoubtedly mean more to people invested in the characters.

Seduction on a Snowy Night has its ups and downs with a bit of unevenness in tone in each of the stories. Being snowed in plays a part in each story and close quarters helped with the accelerated falling in love timelines the novella length necessitates. If you’re a fan of any of these authors it’s worth picking up this anthology. I particularly enjoyed Sabrina Jeffries’s “A Perfect Match,” but there’s something for every historical romance lover in Seduction on a Snowy Night.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2019/09/review-seduction-on-snowy-night-by.html
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text 2018-09-11 00:59
The Wild Child (The Bride Trilogy Book 1) Mary Jo Putney Free!
The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney

A mad heiress and a false fiancé...

The younger son of an earl, Dominic Renbourne is offered an irresistible bribe by his arrogant, identical twin brother, Kyle, who is heir to the earldom. All he must do is take Kyle's place at Warfield Manor, where he is to politely court Lady Meriel Grahame, the orphaned and vastly wealthy heiress Kyle is pledged to marry. The deception need only take a few weeks and no one will be the wiser because the fey Lady Meriel lives in a world of her own. The last thing Dominic expects when he arrives is to be entranced by a silent sylph whose ethereal beauty is as stunning as her passionate love for Warfield's flowers and fields and creatures. 

Until now, Meriel has kept her distance from normal society, spending her days at one with nature and safe from the nightmare that nearly destroyed her as a child. She is content to live alone, until the handsome intruder begins to inspire dreams of the world beyond her sanctuary. He understands her as no one else ever has--and because she lives outside society's rules, she sees no need to restrain her desire for the man who is surely her destined mate.

Though Dominic’s sense of duty helps him control his longing for his brother’s future bride, Meriel’s untamed spirit proves more powerful than he can resist. In her garden paradise, passion binds them body and soul despite the agonizing consequences.

Can Meriel forgive Dominic's deceit once she learns he is not Kyle, and can Kyle forgive the betrayal of the brother who had once been closer than his own shadow? Then past and present collide in a dangerous cataclysm that may bring destruction--or lasting love and a hope for beginnings. 

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review 2018-09-04 20:14
Historical Romance
The Wild Child - Mary Jo Putney

The Wild Child by Mary Jo Putney is a fantastic historical romance.  Ms. Putney has delivered a well-written book.  I loved the characters, they are amazing.  This book did have spots where it dragged a bit, and was a little repetitive on some subjects.  Dominic's brother is supposed to marry Lady Merial but sends his twin, Dominick in his place so Merial can get familiar with him.  Merial, believed to be mad, and Dominick's story is loaded with drama, humor, action and sizzle.  I enjoyed reading Wild Child and look forward to my next book by Mary Jo Putney.  Wild Child is book 1 of The Bride Trilogy but can easily be read as a standalone.  This is a complete story, not a cliff-hanger.

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