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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-10 00:22
The Ice Duchess
The Ice Duchess: Scandalous Regency Widows, Book 2 - Amy Rose Bennett

My review contains spoilers and they're mostly my thoughts...

This is what I thought in a nutshell. Looking at the reviews, I seem to be the minority here but it’s what it is. The Ice Duchess by Amy Rose Bennett wasn’t what I had anticipated it would be. I have been waiting for this one since I read book 1 of Scandalous Regency Widows, Lady Beauchamp’s Proposal. While I absolutely adored book 1, this did not hold my attentions for long.

Our h, Georgiana had a sad past, which made her so wary of men that she’d not fall in love or marry. Since she also didn’t want to spend her life as a spinster, Georgiana or Georgie as her family calls her, ended up marrying a good friend Teddy, who was also a Duke. But there was a secret to their marriage not everyone knew, and the few who did, never talked about it. Georgiana’s brother, Jonathan, is gay. And Teddy was his lover. With the taboo surrounding the whole thing, they had to find a way to continue on. Georgiana was eager to help too.

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review 2017-01-26 16:18
Review: Long Gone Girl by Amy Rose Bennett
Long Gone Girl - Amy Rose Bennett

Romance Bingo square - Second Chances

 

This book had so much potential and it squandered all of it. It took me two days to read a 95 page e-book, it was so boring. The couple (Ginny and Jett) are the kind of characters you find in a modern contemporary romance, just stuck with 1950s wall paper. Ginny is home from the Korea War where she served as a MASH surgical nurse and a widow (her husband serving as a doctor on the front lines). YES - FINALLY we get a heroine who served in the military!!! It seems us female service members often are overlooked as potential mates in romance. Ginny is living at home with her parents and working a tireless job as a nurse at the county hospital when she gets a couple of days off and heads to the Point Pleasant (one of the many stops along the Jersey shore). She also has an interview with a prestigious hospital in NYC, which will hopefully land her a job with a future different from Jersey roots.

Jett is a fighter pilot who served in Korea as well and is working off the last months of his commission before settling down to a life as a long-haul airline pilot and a wife and kids deal. Again, back story with a lot of potential. He also takes off for a few days at the shore, meeting up with Ginny for the first time since he broke her heart at prom, nine years ago.

Ginny can hold a grudge, Jett explains his side of the story, she forgives him, they have sex - the weekend is done. Boring weekend with predictable side character to bring in a reminder of the conflict which led to the grudge in the first place. Back in their hometown, Jett gives it one more shot and Ginny folds like a house of cards. It is a HFN type of ending. This read more like a contemporary New Adult than a historical set in the 1950s. It was also very shallow in terms of emotional development. Just overall disappointed in what was a potential winner.

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review 2016-09-12 01:47
Short holiday romance
All She Wants for Christmas: A Regency Christmas Novella - Amy Rose Bennett

All She Wants For Christmas by Amy Rose Bennett is a well written, quick read.  This holiday romance is a perfect choice for those with limited time for reading.  Ms Bennett has provided readers with lovable characters perfect for this book.  Tessa and Jasper's story has plenty of drama, humor and spice to keep a readers attention.  I enjoyed All She Wants For Christmas and look forward to reading more from Amy Rose Bennett in the future.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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review 2016-08-13 20:13
Good Story and Characters
The Master Of Strathburn - Amy Rose Bennett

Jessie is on the run as a man - Simon grant who is the Earl of Lochrose’s son is trying to make her his mistress and Jessie wants nothing to do with that. Jessie plans to run to her cousin but first she tries to get to the Earl’s hunting lodge but she is shot at and the bullet skimmed her arm. When she comes to she is with the Earl’s other son Robert  who is estranged from his father. Robert has decided to help Jessie get to her cousin. Then feelings develop between the two of them. But Robert could be hung at any time for his beliefs. I liked this story. I did feel bad for Jessie one of the Earl’s sons is trying to force her to be his mistress. Then she gets feelings for the son who could be hung at any time. But she was a good heroine and I liked her as well as Robert and all the ins and outs they went through as well as those in the story. This story had a good plot and written well. I recommend.

I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.

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text 2016-07-14 22:15
TBR Thursday* Free Range Reading Edition**
Say Yes to the Death: A Debutante Dropout Mystery (Debutante Dropout Mysteries) - Susan McBride
Lowcountry Book Club - Susan M. Boyer
The Unleashing - Shelly Laurenston
Long Gone Girl - Amy Rose Bennett
Gambled Away: A Historical Romance Anthology - Rose Lerner,Molly O'Keefe,Joanna Bourne,Jeannie Lin,Isabel Cooper
Bitter is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry A Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office - Jen Lancaster
Bossypants - Tina Fey
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology - Rebecca Paley,Leah Remini
Yes Please - Amy Poehler
Brenda Novak Whiskey Creek Series Vol One: When We TouchWhen Lightning StrikesWhen Snow FallsWhen Summer Comes - Brenda Novak

Personal Library Additions

1. Long Gone Girl by Amy Rose Bennett

    Heard about this book from a review at Dear Author. Heroine is a Korean War veteran and it's a second chance romance set in the mid to late 1950s. That is my catnip, plus I dig the cover. Only available in Kindle edition.

 

2. Lowcountry Bordello and Lowcountry Book Club (Liz Talbot Mystery) by Susan M. Boyer

    This is where most of my Apple settlement money went to, but I am looking forward to catching up with the gang of Stella Maris, SC.

 

3. Say Yes to Death (Debutante Drop Out Mystery) by Susan McBride

    Apple settlement money went here to; feels like forever since I read a DD Mystery book.

 

4. When We Touch (Whisky Creek Novella) by Brenda Novak

     NOOK freebie. Probably going to start the books in the Whiskey Creek series I have already next month.

 

5. The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

     Laurenston did an podcast interview with Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and she seemed like a really great author. I saw this as a NOOK sale or freebie and picked it up.

 

6. Gambled Away: An Anthology by Various Authors

    Someone on my friends list (sorry can't remember who) just reviewed this a few days ago and it seems up my alley. I liked three of the authors in this anthology, so I have a good feeling about this. Kindle edition only.

 

 

Library Loans

7. Bitter is the New Black: A Memoir by Jen Lancaster

    Recommended by the librarian I trust.

 

8. Troublemaker by Leah Remini

    Awwwwww yeah.

 

9. Bossy Pants by TIna Fey

    Well, since I picked up Poehler's book, might as well. Plus Grim had a good review of it.

 

10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

      What I originally intended on picking up when I went to the library.

 

*idea created by Moonlight Reader

 

**SusannaG's name for my reading method of late

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