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review 2018-10-16 13:15
Duked by Gina Robinson

 

 
Title: Duked
Series: The Duke Society #1
Author: Gina Robinson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
 
 

Blurb

The controlling old duke’s last wishes.
The mysterious new duke’s first demands.
And I'm the headstrong new duchess who’s caught between them.
 
From an American billionaire’s daughter, to almost a duchess, to actually a duchess…it’s been a strange 24 hours.
 
Our plan was simple, if not scandalous. Me, the 29-year-old daughter of an American billionaire, marrying him, the ancient Duke of Manly on his hundredth birthday. But then, neither of us has ever been conventional. We were each going to get something we desperately desired out of the marriage. For me, it wasn't money. And it certainly wasn't sex. The plan was working so well. Until Manly dies at the altar before saying "I do." With his dying breath, Manly maneuvers me into a marriage of convenience with his hot, mysterious heir, Ren Sattler, the new duke. Suddenly I'm drawn into the mysteries surrounding the castle and Ren—mysteries that threaten my hopes of saving the estate and my marriage…not to mention my heart.
 
DUKED is a sexy, standalone modern marriage of convenience story that blends billionaire, modern gothic, and contemporary romance and has a happily-ever-after.


 
 
 
 
 
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Author Bio
 
Gina Robinson is the bestselling and award-winning author of the Jet City Kilt series, the popular Billionaire Matchmaker, Switched at Marriage and Billionaire Duke romantic comedy series, featuring a billionaire in business with a matchmaker, a billionaire in a surprising marriage of convenience, and a billionaire who inherits a British dukedom, the Reckless and Rushed contemporary new adult romance series, and the Agent Ex series of humorous romantic suspense novels. Her books have delighted readers and received praise in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Romantic Times Book Reviews.
 
She writes romance and women's fiction across a wide variety of subgenres—new adult, contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and romantic comedy.
 
Her love stories are infused with a happy blend of romance, adventure, a bit of mystery, and humor. Readers are drawn to the light touch she gives even serious topics and the fast, fun, easy-to-read pace of her books. From college campus to Seattle to Las Vegas to England, her settings become almost characters of their own, driving the story.
 
She believes in the power of true love and passion, and that every great romance should have a happily-ever-after.
 
 
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My Review:
5 Stars
Duked by Gina Robinson  is the First book in The Duke Society Series.  This is the story of Renton 'Ren' Sattler and Bliss Harper.
Bliss's mother has come up with the ideal that Bliss should marry the Duke of Manly, a man set to turn 100 years old.  Manley wants an heir to inherit his title and her mother thinks it makes good business sense.  Bliss likes Manley although there are no romantic feelings for him.  Bliss feels this is a good move toward getting away from her mother and start living her own life.  Bliss happens to meet Ren the day before the wedding, they both feel the sparks between them.  Manly ends up dying and Ren who was the heir steps forward to be the Duke.  Now Ren and Bliss are the new Duke and Duchess of Manly.  But of course things do go smoothly with there being ghost, Ren's mysterious past and other things keeping things from running smoothly.
Really enjoyed their story and will be looking for more books by this author!!


 
 

 

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review 2018-10-16 13:08
Taken by Storm by Annalise Delaney

 

 
Title: Taken by Storm
Series: The Perfect Storm Duet #2
Author: Annalise Delaney
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
 


Blurb

Devastated. Desperate. Determined.
 
Months with Jake more than awakened
the submissive within Gabrielle.
He flipped a switch she can’t turn off.
Craving the man who melts her heart and owns
her body, she’ll do anything it takes to be his.
Even risk the thing she fears the most.
 
Jake would kill to protect his woman.
But for the first time in his life,
he faces an enemy he can’t destroy.
Driven to help silence the echoes of her past,
he’ll do whatever he needs to do.
Including the last thing anyone expected.
 
 
 
 
 
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Excerpt
 
Gabi pulled her thoughts together and headed toward the door. It’d been a couple of hours since she and Jake had woken up, and...well... If he was downstairs, she wanted to start the day again. The men would be leaving for Vegas again, and she wanted every second she could get with him before they did. Catching sight of her wrist cuffs, she reached for them without thought. But as she touched the soft leather, she remembered they were no longer appropriate and pulled her hand back, leaving them where they waited—ignoring the pang in her heart.
Enough.
She walked over to the mirror to have a chat with herself when something in her reflection caught her attention. Her eyes focused in on blue script peeking out along her collarbone. There’d been so much to distract her, she’d forgotten about Jake writing on her!
Stepping closer to the mirror, her heart pounded as she pulled the fabric back to reveal the words reflected backwards.
His Power
She ran her fingers across the script written by Jake and her heart ached. It was one thing to see his words in her own writing, but something altogether different to see them in his writing. But what did he mean by, his power?
She grabbed the hand mirror and pivoted to read what he’d written on the back of her shoulder.
Comes from her Gift
It took a moment to register, but then it clicked. There was something so poignant in that simple statement that Gabi found herself unable to move from the spot. As if almost for the first time, she realized that, without a submissive, a Dominant’s power couldn’t exist.
Without a partner, he had no one to lead. 
His power came from her. 
Not because he demanded it. Not because he wanted it. Not because he decided it.
But because she did.
 



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Author Bio
 
 
Annalise is an indie author writing contemporary romance with an erotic edge. Her romance novels are packed with twists and turns, emotional tugs of war, a shot of suspense, and a plethora of unapologetically dominant men and the women they crave... All tied together with a good dose of lust and love.   
 
As a girl, writing occupied her time when age-appropriate books put her to sleep. The books tucked in the bottom drawer of her mother’s dresser overflowed with love, passion, betrayal, and revenge— making for far better reads. VC Andrews’ imaginative and twisted stories started it all.
 
Juggling a busy schedule, Annalise adheres to the motto, ‘Work hard, play hard.’ When she’s not working, she’s hopefully somewhere on the beach, under a palm tree, or where chips, salsa, margaritas, and laughter are abundant.
 
As for what she reads and writes today, let's just say it's come a long way from sweet. Welcome to the place where sweet meets spicy. A place where sassy stories come to kiss and tell.

 
 
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My Review:
5 Stars
Taken by Storm by Annalise Delaney is book Two in The Perfect Storm Duet. This continues the story of Gabrielle Adams and Jake Thornton. The first book 'Safe in His Storm' should really be read before this book. This book picks up just a few short weeks from where the last one left us. Gabi is still trying to deal with her flash back from her awful past and how it is hurting her still to this day. Gabi felt she had to leave Jake because of his BDSM lifestyle might be what is triggering her memory and she didn't want to hold him back. But Jake isn't giving up and he goes forward to slowly start to help her and bring her back to him.
This duet series has been so great. I love the writing and the characters. I hope to read Joise's story next. 
 

 

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The Gathering by L.A. Fiore

 
 
 
Title: The Gathering
The Ivy Blackwood Chronicles
Author: L.A. Fiore
Genre: Contemporary/Thriller/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2018
 
 

Blurb

Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers.
 
From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all. Calm and dispassionate, even when the screaming started that quickly turned to bellows of agony before dying into nothing but the roaring of the fire.
 
She was locked away where she couldn’t bring harm to herself or others. To all involved, they had protected the world from a monster, but sometimes things are not what they seem.

 


 


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Author Bio
 
 
LA Fiore is a hybrid author of thirteen novels. She believes in a happily ever after, but she likes to make her readers work for it. When she's not writing, she can usually be found in the garden or hanging on the deck with her family and friends. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids and their four fur babies.
 
 
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Overdrive by Jessa York

 
 
Title: Overdrive
Series: Santa Lena Sizzles #3
Author: Jessa York
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Judi Perkins,
Concierge Literary Designs and Photography
Release Date: November 2, 2018
 
 

Blurb

Tick, tock.
It's deafening.
The damn biological clock.
 
There's only one way to silence it
And it's not with the hot, sexy, rideshare driver.
 
He's too young--even if he gets my motor running.
 
One night is all he's getting,
All I'm willing to give.
Cutting him loose is my only option.
 
But when we meet up again,
I realize one thing.
Driving a hard bargain isn't going to get me where I want to be.
 
 

 
 
 
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Author Bio
 
 
Jessa lives in a very non-descript, unassuming town filled with the best kind of people. Most days, she can be found in the stands of various soccer fields, cheering her on Youngest, or discussing books with her Oldest (who is an English Honors student).

At night, if she’s not up burning the midnight oil, Jessa enjoys snuggling up to her hubby and watching his latest pick for a cheesy romance movie. He always chooses the best ones. (after he cooks supper, of course)
 
 
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Love's Hiding by Karen Deen
 

 


 
 

 
Title: Love's Hiding
A Time for Love Series Standalone
Author: Karen Deen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 5, 2018
 
 

Blurb
 
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Playing the field is my thing. Beautiful hot women even hotter sex
I was always upfront. They knew the deal. I never wanted anything more.
Until that night.
That woman.
The inexplicable connection.
 
I finally found that something more.
But then she was gone.
 
Life moved on. Women came and went. They just never compared.
 
Until Zoe. Why does she feel so familiar, yet so new?
Have you ever had that weird sensation when you meet for the first time?
 
Her eyes fascinate me, her body talks to me.
She is by far my biggest temptation.
A force that draws me to her, like I’ve been here before.
Which is impossible.
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Zoe
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Life wounded me. Yet made me stronger.
Taking control, it’s time to change my direction.
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He inspired that. Making me feel things deep down in a place I never knew existed.
Today is my new beginning. The life I long for starts now.
This job will be the leap forward I need. No stopping or looking back.
 
Until that moment. The one that makes me freeze, my breath catches.
This day was never meant to happen.
I had tried so hard to leave that life in the past. My identity a secret.
 
No matter how hard I try to resist, he draws me in.
I try to hide them, but my lies will come out. They always do.
 
I know I’m finally home, but will I be able to stay?
Can we survive the truth?

 
 


 
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Author Bio
 
 
Karen Deen has been a lover of romance novels and happily-ever-after stories for as long as she can remember. Reaching a point in her life where she wanted to explore her own dreams, Karen decided now was the time to finally write some of her own stories. For years, all of her characters have been forming story lines in her head, just waiting for the right time to bust free.

In 2016, Karen put pen to paper for the first time, with Zach and Emily being the first characters fighting to have their story written.  From that first word, she hasnt been able to stop. Publishing Loves Wall (her first novel in the Time to Love Series) in 2017 has ignited her passion to continue writing and bring more of her characters to life.

Karen is married to her loving husband and high school sweetheart. Together, they live the crazy life of parents to three children. She is balancing her life between a career as an accountant by day and writer of romance novels by night. Living in the beautiful coastal town of Kiama, Australia, Karen loves to enjoy time with her family and friends in her beautiful surroundings.
 
 
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