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review 2018-12-21 19:41
A Gentleman's Game (Romancing the Turf #1) by Theresa Romain
A Gentleman's Game (Romance of the Turf) - Theresa Romain

A sllllloooowwww burner of a romance. I loved the main couple as both individuals and as a couple, but man it took a while for the plot to get going. I read the prequel novella to the series and enjoyed it - maybe because it was shorter and therefore didn't need all this unnecessary puff. 


Nathan Chandler is the son trying to do good in his dad's eyes and ends up falling short. He has the chance to prove himself but needs his dad's secretary, Rosalind, to go with him as a way to get his dad on his side. Rosalind isn't just a secretary, she is also spying on the Chandler family (especially the dad) due to a blackmail scheme she is a victim of. They go on the road to deliver two racing horses to Epsy for the big race. They have a crew, so their flirting with and confiding in each other has a little audience. The race lasts all of one page. Everything comes to a head when they start on the return trip to Newmarket. The sex scene is very tender due to Rosalind's past injuries, which I wonder how Ms. Romain was going to pull it off. A great read once your past the 25% mark, but it was a slog to get through that first part so have patience.

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text 2018-11-09 08:00
Friday Reads - November 9, 2018
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World - Rachel Ignotofsky
Poppy Field - Michael Morpurgo,Michael Foreman
Let the Circle Be Unbroken ( logan 2) - Mildred D. Taylor
Princess Elizabeth's Spy - Susan Elia MacNeal
A Gentleman's Game (Romance of the Turf) - Theresa Romain
Love's Unfading Light: Historical Christian Romance (Eagle Harbor Book 1) - Melissa Jagears,Naomi Rawlings,Roseanna White

My kids' school had their fall book sale; Sophia got a My Little Pony Early Reader book, Joshua got a Beast Quest book and a box of rocks (comes with a booklet to explain the different rocks). Then I picked up for both of them Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World and Poppy Field.


This weekend we will be out adventuring around our town, taking in the different activities going on for Remembrance Weekend. On Monday I am taking a trip to London to see Chicago the Musical; since I am not driving, I hope to get some reading while traveling. Glad I got my flu shot this week. 


With the Festive Task game underway, I am trying to catch up so I can add up my points for the doors opened so far. I am halfway through Let the Circle Be Unbroken and Princess Elizabeth's Spy, so they are the priority right now. Then it is on to A Gentleman's Game and Love's Unfading Light.


Happy Veterans' Day to my brothers and sisters in arms. Happy reading to everyone! See you all on Tuesday.

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text 2018-11-06 16:40
24 Festive Tasks, Day Three - Melbourne Cup Day
A Gentleman's Game (Romance of the Turf) - Theresa Romain

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Book: A Gentleman's Game (Romance on the Turf #1) by Theresa Romain (book about horses, horse breeders, and horse racing set in Newmarket). Will update points on the discussion board when I am done reading.


Task 1: None of my ponies fared well. 

Task 2: Recent favorite is Queen Elizabeth II's "EU" hat she wore to the state opening of Parliament in June 2017. When you are the monarch but want to throw some shade, wear a hat LOL. 






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Task 3: Weird ways to use Jello/gelatin? DIY Pore Strips.

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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 2018-06-06 01:38
Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress
Secrets of a Scandalous Heiress - Theresa Romain

Augusta was someone who stood out to me in the previous book, so I was excited to read her story. I thought this had a slow start, but once it got going, I got into it. I really liked that Joss and Augusta were non-titled and on the outside of society. I liked that Joss finally accepted his Indian heritage at the end.
I thought Joss was the perfect hero. Kind, empathetic, ambitious. He was absolutely an awesome Beta hero. While I liked that Joss professed his feelings first, I wish Augusta had been more empathetic to him. While I did like her, I thought she was selfish. 
A good end to the trilogy. (But no Matchmaker in this one).


For Ripped Bodice Bingo- I'm using this for the "Hero smells like MAN" square. Augusta repeatedly mentions Joss's sandalwood fragrance.

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