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review 2018-11-07 01:36
Historical Romance
Going Rogue (Ribbons and Rogues Book 1) - Jessica Jefferson

Going Rogue by Jessica Jefferson is an entertaining second chance historical romance.  Ms. Jefferson has delivered a well-written book.  The characters are entertaining.  Meredith leaves her home and Derek, against her wishes, to live with her aunt in London.   Meredith and Derek's story is filled with drama, humor and spice.  I enjoyed reading Going Rogue and would happily read more from Jessica Jefferson in the future.  Going Rogue is book 1 of the Going Rogue Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2018-10-24 06:06
Dashing Rogues: A Historical Romance Collection by Dawn Brower, Amanda Mariel
Dashing Rogues: A Historical Romance Collection - Amanda Mariel,Dawn Brower

 

 

Dashing Rogues is a spicy, adventurous bundle of enticing intrigue. There's debonair heroes, fiery heroines and all kinds of drama in between. Love is the luck of the draw, but the battle is surviving the danger that lurks in the shadows.

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review 2018-09-19 02:16
Mrs. Brodie's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies by Shana Galen & Theresa Romain
Mrs. Brodie's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies - Shana Galen,Theresa Romain

Mrs. Brodie's Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies - Shana Galen,Theresa Romain 

 

I'd describe this duo as one of those that give you an AWWWW! feeling and that feeling stays with you long after you put the book down. Both stories are about second chances. 

The Way to A Gentleman's Heart by Theresa Romain stars Marianne, a lady of society-turned cook, and James, a man with plenty to regret but willing to make amends and hoping for forgiveness. I always find this author’s stories kind of hard to understand in the sense that I don’t connect with the characters right away. At first I thought James had hurt Marianne too much and grueling for the rest of his life wouldn’t be enough to deserve forgiveness, however once Marianne’s musing put their relationship in a different light and she realized he was a worthy man I too realized just as much. 

Counterfeit Scandal by Shana Galen intertwines characters from No Earls Allowed, book 2 in her The Survivors series but you don’t need to read that book first in order to read this one. Bridget and Caleb were forced to part ways at a moment when Bridget needed him the most. Fast forward several years later and Caleb seems to be the only one to help her find what she once lost but loves the most. I liked this story a lot. The author was able to pack plenty of character development, emotions, action, and redemption in only a few pages. The fact that Caleb was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for Bridget was kind of the cherry on top. 

I think this set perfectly represents what each author is about so if anyone's thought about trying something by either one I encourage you to give these novellas a go. 

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 2018-09-18 18:22
How to Tempt a Rogue Without Really Trying: Heart of an Heiress (Regency Hearts Book 4) by Ava Stone
How to Tempt a Rogue Without Really Trying: Heart of an Heiress (Regency Hearts Book 4) - Ava Stone

Sweet, cute story with plenty of light moments and interesting characters. 
Cait is a strong-willed woman but not to the point of being annoying, and that is something I like in heroines. She has trust issues when it comes to men, mainly because one broke her heart not long ago but also because she’s tired of being treated like a witless person just for being a woman. I liked the way Daniel treated her from the beginning. He had an easygoing personality that didn’t clash with Cait’s strong one. If anything, I think they brought out the best in each other and complemented each other flawlessly. The one thing I didn’t like about Daniel, and as usual this is a personal preference, is that I like my rogues to be more roguish in action and not so much in description. He spent too much time smiling wolfishly and winking wickedly but other than that he wasn’t much of a rogue. That being said, I liked how they took their time to know each other and how the pace of the relationship felt real. I was glad that even though there was an instant attraction, neither one of them rushed into anything. As a side note, there are no graphic intimate scenes in case you were wondering. Just a peck here and there and some harmless flirtation, nothing more. 

Other characters helped moved the story along but to be honest, there were times there was too much going on and I felt I needed to read the other books (which I haven’t read yet) to understand better what was going on. Thankfully, that was later remedied when all knots were tied, so I think I can safely say this can be read as a standalone. 

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 2018-09-01 01:07
Historical Romance
Lord of Chance (Rogues to Riches) (Volume 1) - Erica Ridley

Lord Of Chance by Erica Ridley is as expected, fantastic. Ms Ridley has once again wow'd me with her storytelling abilities. This is a well-written book loaded with amazing characters. Charlotte and Anthony's story is full of drama, bits of suspense, a little humor and spice. I totally enjoyed reading Lord Of Chance and look forward to reading more from Erica Ridley in the future. Lord Of Chance is book 1 of the Rogues To Riches Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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