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New Release Excerpt! DECEIVED BY DECEPTION by Marie Force (Guilded #2)

Wealthy American industrialist Aubrey Nelson has invited the Duke and Duchess of Westbrook to visit his family’s Newport seaside “cottage” for the summer. With his parents’ departure from New York delayed, Aubrey’s mother sends him ahead to oversee preparations for their guests. But when he arrives, he’s surprised to find the house and staff in disarray . . . With much to do and little time, Aubrey comes to rely on the housekeeper, a lovely young Irish woman named Maeve Brown. And when he also finds himself confiding in Maeve about more personal matters, he tells himself it’s merely their…

New Release Review and Giveaway! THE ART OF THE SCANDAL by Suzanne Tierney

The Art of the Scandal by Suzanne TierneySeries n/a; standaloneGenre Adult Historical RomancePublisher IndependentPublication Date August 28, 2019 May, 1850, London, England “Beware, darling. Disaster rolls in on a whisper.” Jilted by her fiancé, abandoned by her father, and scorned by her friends, Lady Lydia Pierpont and her pregnant, 15 year-old sister will be homeless by midnight unless she can charm the deed of her family’s home out of the mysterious South African who won the estate in a poker game. Grieving over the death of his Jewish father and English mother, Simon Cohen has no time for gallantry. He’s…

New Release Review and Giveaway! NEVER HAVE I EVER WITH A DUKE by Darcy Burke (Spitfire Society #1)

Title: NEVER HAVE I EVER WITH A DUKEAuthor: Darcy BurkeRelease Date: 8/27/19Series: Spitfire Society, book 1 Graham Kinsley is shocked when he inherits a debt-ridden dukedom, and now he has just one month to repay a loan. He needs an heiress–or find a way to recoup the former duke’s losses. When he meets the alluring Arabella, he’s entranced. Unfortunately, she’s as bankrupt as he is, but if they work together they may be able to recover their fortunes. Though if they keep stealing kisses, they may lose their hearts instead. Arabella Stoke can’t afford an attraction to the penniless duke…

New Release Review! THE WALLFLOWER WAGER by Tessa Dare (Girl Meets Duke #3)

They call him the Duke of Ruin. To an undaunted wallflower, he’s just the beast next door. Wealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society—and now he wants to get even. Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn’t take into her home and her heart. When her imposing—and attractive—new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if he can find them loving homes. Done, Gabriel says. How hard can…

New Release Review and Giveaway! THE BEWILDERED BRIDE by Vanessa Riley (Advertisements for Love #4)

The Bewildered Bride by Vanessa Riley Series Advertisements for Love Genre Adult Historical Romance Publisher Entangled Amara Publication Date August 12, 2019 Ruth Croome, a Blackamoor heiress, was supposed to get married in a gorgeous wedding gown, made from her father’s exquisite fabrics. Instead, they eloped to Gretna Green and upon returning, their carriage was beset by highwaymen and she witnessed the murder of her new husband. Now, four years later, with a child, she wants to move on with her life. A marriage of convenience will do. Ruth already had a love for the ages. Adam Wilky is really…

New Release Review! A LITTLE LIGHT MISCHIEF by Cat Sebastian (The Turner series #3.5)

A seductive thief Lady’s maid Molly Wilkins is done with thieving—and cheating and stabbing and all the rest of it. She’s determined to keep her hands to herself, so she really shouldn’t be tempted to seduce her employer’s prim and proper companion, Alice. But how can she resist when Alice can’t seem to keep her eyes off Molly? Finds her own heart For the first time in her life, Alice Stapleton has absolutely nothing to do. The only thing that seems to occupy her thoughts is a lady’s maid with a sharp tongue and a beautiful mouth. Her determination to…

New Release Review and Giveaway! BRAZEN AND THE BEAST by Sarah MacLean (Bareknuckle Bastards #2)

Brazen and the Beast by Sarah MacLeanSeries Bareknuckle Bastards SeriesGenre Adult Historical RomancePublisher Avon BooksPublication Date July 30, 2019 New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah MacLean returns with the next book in the Bareknuckle Bastards series about three brothers bound by a secret that they cannot escape—and the women who bring them to their knees. The Lady’s Plan When Lady Henrietta Sedley declares her twenty-ninth year her own, she has plans to inherit her father’s business, to make her own fortune, and to live her own life. But first, she intends to experience a taste of the pleasure she’ll forgo…

New Release Review! ONE FINE DUKE by Lenora Bell (School for Dukes #3)

Ready. Raised in the countryside by her overprotective uncle, Miss Mina Penny’s dream of a triumphant London season is finally here. She determined her perfect match long ago: Rafe Bentley, the wickedest rake of them all. There’s only one very large, very unyielding obstacle: Rafe’s brother Andrew, the reclusive Duke of Thorndon. Aim. This was supposed to be simple. Duke goes to London. Duke selects suitable bride. Love match? Not a chance. But when Drew meets Mina, she complicates everything. How can a lady armed with such beauty and brains fall for his irresponsible degenerate of a brother? Drew vows…

New Release Review and Giveaway! HIS REBELLIOUS LASS by Callie Hutton (Scottish Hearts #2)

His Rebellious Lass by Callie HuttonSeries  Scottish Hearts Book OneGenre Adult Historical RomancePublisher Entangled ScandalousPublication Date July 8, 2019 He wants to marry her off quickly. She says absolutely not. When the Marquess of Campbell inherits a fiery, red-headed Scottish beauty as his ward, it’s his job to marry her off. No problem. She comes with a fortune. Lady Bridget MacDuff will have suitors falling all over themselves to wed her. Not so fast. Lady Bridget has plans for that fortune and they involve helping unfortunate women. And she has no intention of helping her devastatingly handsome guardian in his…

New Release Review and Giveaway! THE LADY’S GUIDE TO CELESTIAL MECHANICS by Olivia Wilde (Feminine Pursuits #1)

The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia WaiteSeries Feminine PursuitsGenre Adult Historical Romance & LGBTQ RomancePublisher Avon BooksPublication Date June 25, 2019 As Lucy Muchelney watches her ex-lover’s sham of a wedding, she wishes herself anywhere else. It isn’t until she finds a letter from the Countess of Moth, looking for someone to translate a groundbreaking French astronomy text, that she knows where to go. Showing up at the Countess’ London home, she hoped to find a challenge, not a woman who takes her breath away. Catherine St Day looks forward to a quiet widowhood once her late husband’s…

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