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*Actual* 5 Star Review! AFTER DARK WITH THE DUKE by Julie Anne Long (The Palace of Rogues #4)

Sparks fly when a daring diva clashes with an ice-cold war hero in the newest thrilling romance in USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long’s Palace of Rogues series. She arrives in the dead of night, a mob out for blood at her heels: Mariana Wylde, the “Harlot of Haywood Street,” an opera diva brought low by a duel fought for her favors. But the ladies of the Grand Palace on the Thames think they can make a silk purse from scandal: They’ll restore her reputation and share in her triumph…provided they can keep her apart from that other guest.…

New Release Review! HIGHLAND JUSTICE by Heather McCollum

HIGHLAND JUSTICE(SONS OF SINCLAIR BOOK 3)by Heather McCollumPublisher: Entangled: Amara (April 26, 2022)Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages As the new chief of Clan Mackay, Gideon Sinclair knows the importance of maintaining order at any cost. To keep the conquered clan in line, Gideon must mete out ruthless justice or risk losing their precious new peace. But from the moment he meets Cait Mackay—aye, from the moment the sweetness of her lips captures his—all of Gideon’s careful objectivity is well and thoroughly compromised. Cait knows that kissing the brawny Highlander is a dangerous game. It was bad enough she picked his…

New Release Review! IMPOSSIBLE by Darcy Burke (The Phoenix Club #5)

Welcome to the Phoenix Club, where London’s most audacious, disreputable, and intriguing ladies and gentlemen find scandal, redemption, and second chances. Ada Treadway has been in love before, and it brought nothing but heartache. Still, she retains her cheerful optimism and is fiercely protective of the independence and respect she’s earned as bookkeeper of the Phoenix Club. When the owner enlists her help to organize his friend’s estate ledgers, she’s eager to prove her expertise and her worth. But his friend turns out to be a disagreeable, unpleasant beast, and Ada works to find the warm-hearted gentleman she’s sure lurks…

New Release Review! THE RIGID DUKE by Darcy Burke (Matchmaking Chronicles #1)

As a refinement tutor, Mrs. Juno Langton helps young ladies develop the skills and confidence to secure an advantageous marriage. Her cheerful disposition never wavers no matter how challenging her assignment. When a house party provides an opportunity to match her difficult charge with a duke, Juno will go to any lengths to satisfy her employer and ensure the young lady’s future. Too bad the duke is an unsmiling, rigid grouch, albeit an irritatingly handsome one. The Duke of Warrington dislikes social gatherings and despises the Marriage Mart which makes it nigh impossible to find a wife. He plans to…

New Release Review! THE GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO RAKES by Eva Leigh (Last Chance Scoundrels #1)

In USA TODAY bestselling author Eva Leigh’s new novel a notorious rake and an innocent debutante strike a scandalous bargain… When Kieran Ransome’s latest antics result in a massive scandal, his father issues an ultimatum: find a respectable wife or inherit nothing. But as one of London’s most inveterate scoundrels, Kieran doesn’t know any ladies who fit the bill. Or does he? Celeste Kilburn is a society darling, beloved by influential members of the ton. But keeping a spotless reputation leaves little room for adventure and she longs to escape her gilded cage, especially with her impending engagement to a…

New Release Review! THE WAGER OF A LADY by Kathleen Ayers (Beautiful Barringtons #4)

Leo believes in playing the odds and is rarely surprised until he meets Georgina, the rebellious young bride of Lord Masterson. A game of cards quickly turns into an unforgettable night that leaves Georgina compromised in both heart and body. Fans of steamy historical and secret baby romances will devour The Wager of a Lady by Kathleen Ayers, the next book in the Beautiful Barringtons Series. A notorious bastard of a duke. Leo Murphy believes in playing the odds, as long as the house wins. As the owner of Elysium, London’s most exclusive gambling hell, Leo’s existence depends on predicting his…

Release Day Review! INDECENT by Darcy Burke (The Phoenix Club #4)

Society’s most exclusive invitation… Welcome to the Phoenix Club, where London’s most audacious, disreputable, and intriguing ladies and gentlemen find scandal, redemption, and second chances. If Bennet St. James, the Viscount Glastonbury, doesn’t find a bride with a sizeable dowry, he’ll be in the poorhouse along with his interminable number of female relatives—all of whom he loves but are a drain on the negative fortune his father left when he died of a broken pocketbook. Desperate, he hatches a scheme to snare an heiress only to be foiled by a most vexing and alluring—and unfortunately equally destitute—paid companion. Lady’s companion…

New Release Review! FORTUNE FAVORS THE DUKE by Kristin Vayden (The Cambridge Brotherhood #1)

The new Duke has a proper scandal brewing. Quinton Errington is perfectly happy teaching at Cambridge, with his elder brother carrying the duties of being the Duke of Wesley. But when a trip to celebrate Wesley’s last week of bachelorhood ends in tragedy, Quinton, who becomes the Duke of Wesley, would give anything to have his brother back. Now, under the most heartbreaking circumstances, Wesley’s would-be bride, Catherine Greatheart, is left wanting. Her only protection left, her grandmother, has fallen ill, and Catherine has nowhere left to turn but to the family she was so close to being part of.…

New Release Review! A ROGUE’S AUTUMN BRIDE by Lana Williams (The Rogue Chronicles #8)

Can these two wounded souls find happiness together? Sarah Ramsey set aside her hopes and dreams after her disastrous arrival in London nearly two years ago that left her ruined in Society’s eyes–and her mother’s. She’s grateful for her position as a companion with a kind employer, though her new life falls short of her expectations. Her dull existence is upended when she’s asked to plan a charity ball and meets the handsome man assigned to aid her. Captain Harry Clarke enjoys his work with a charity for wounded soldiers, especially since he lost a leg in the war, which…

New Release Review! SHADOWS OF SWANFORD ABBEY by Julie Klassen

Title: Shadows of Swanford AbbeyAuthor: Julie KlassenGenre: Regency Romance, Historical Suspense, Inspirational FictionPublisher: Bethany House Publishers (December 7, 2021)Length: (416) pagesFormat: Hardcover, trade paperback, eBook, & audiobook Tour Dates: December 6-17, 2021 Agatha Christie meets Jane Austenin this atmospheric Regency tale brimming with mystery, intrigue, and romance. When Miss Rebecca Lane returns to her home village after a few years away, her brother begs for a favor: go to nearby Swanford Abbey and deliver his manuscript to an author staying there who could help him get published. Feeling responsible for her brother’s desperate state, she reluctantly agrees. The medieval monastery turned…

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