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Brews and Brawny Dudes: In Which I Talk About How Much I Loved Say Yes to the Marquess

Title: Say Yes to the MarquessSeries: Castles Ever AfterAuthor: Tessa DarePurchase: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | GooglePlay My ridiculous love for Tessa Dare’s writing is no secret. I’ve rambled semi-coherently about her novellas on this blog and managed to extend my fanaticism into other awesome book blogs. That said, I still feel obligated to add a disclaimer to this review: I’m a fangirl, plain and simple, and this review of Say Yes to the Marquess isn’t so much a review as it is just me talking about why I enjoy reading Tessa Dare. I’d been in a bit of a historical romance slump lately–one that started with a couple of Bridgerton novels and just kind of persisted through a few other books that I don’t think I’ll ever get around to reviewing. I was starting to feel sort of jaded and more than a little bored with historical romance….

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Catch a Falling Heiress

Catch a Falling Heiress is the third in Laura Lee Guhrke’s An American Heiress in London series. This book starts off a little slowly with a prologue re-introducing readers to the male characters from the previous two books. And those who haven’t read the second book may not fully comprehend why they are setting out to destroy a man. It also seemed a little implausible to me that the heroine Linnet who moves in the same circles as the villain wouldn’t have known about the past scandal. She falls for his line of malarkey hook, line, and sinker. Oh, and why name a stubborn, willful woman after a tiny bird anyway? But I digress. Jack Featherstone, at least, is a hero worthy of that title. He saves her from her own bad judgment by offering himself up as a matrimonial sacrifice.  She continues her run of bad judgment by refusing…

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When It’s Right

Everything’s bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men Wide open sky, rolling green hills . . . Gillian Tucker could get used to life in the country—one far from the violence she left behind in San Francisco. Warily accepting an invitation to the Montana ranch that belongs to her grandfather, a man she’s never met, Gillian hopes this is the haven she seeks. A sexy, overbearing cowboy who shines a light on her well-hidden dreams is not at all part of her plans. Blake Bowden’s reckless past is far behind him, and as a newly named co-owner of Three Peaks Ranch, he’s not taking any chances. Until a beautiful, haunted woman arrives, igniting a desire he shouldn’t feel. His partner’s granddaughter is strictly off limits. But the longer Gillian’s there, the stronger the pull grows between them. And when a new danger surfaces, Blake will…

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Review: Romancing the Duke By Jessa Dare

  In the first in Tessa Dare’s captivating Castles Ever After series, a mysterious fortress is the setting for an unlikely love…      As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too.  The storybooks offered endless possibilities.      And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off.      One by one by one.      Ugly duckling turned swan?      Abducted by handsome highwayman?      Rescued from drudgery by charming prince?             No, no, and…. Heh.      Now Izzy’s given up yearning for romance. She’ll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six-year-old woman who’s never even been kissed?    This one. I am not usually a fan of historical…

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Review of Tempt the Night (Trust No One #5) by Dixie Lee Brown

“I’m not usually such a mess. I’ve just ever had anyone trying to kill me before.” – Samantha McCallister Tempt the NightSeries:  Trust No One # 5Author:  Dixie Lee BrownPublisher:  Avon ImpulseRelease Date:  February 24th, 2015Source: Edelweiss Buy Links: Amazon – B&N – iTunes – KoboAdd to GoodreadsAdd Series to GoodreadsDixie Lee Brown concludes her thrilling Trust No One series with the fast-paced tale of a damaged hero and the sexy fugitive he can’t help falling for.  Samantha “Mac” McCallister barely believes her own tale of dirty cops and murder that landed her in the hands of the sexy Jim Brady. One minute she was enjoying a ride-along in her best friend’s cruiser, the next he’s dead and she’s wanted for his murder. Mac never expected to be hiding out from the law, but with Jim by her side, maybe she can survive long enough to clear her name. The question is,…

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Review & Giveaway: Only In My Dreams by Darcy Burke

Only In My DreamsRibbon Ridge # 1 By: Darcy Burke Releasing February 17th, 2015 Avon Impulse Blurb From USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke comes a sexy and emotional family saga about seven siblings who reunite in a small Oregon town to fulfill their brother’s dying wish … and find love in unexpected places. Fed up with her self-imposed single life, successful event planner Sara Archer heads to a bar for a night of dancing … and bumps into Dylan Wescott, the high school crush she hasn’t seen in years. A little harmless flirting leads to a hot, completely uncharacteristic one-night stand; but when she wakes up alone, Sara knows her life is too complicated for a relationship and there can’t be a repeat. Dylan, a divorced, ex-military construction contractor, limits himself to casual flings—his failed marriage proves he’s better off alone anyway—but he can’t stop dreaming about Sara. And…

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Sinful Rewards 9 – Second Excerpt

This post has adult content. If you are under the age of eighteen years old and/or sensitive to adult language/situations, please do not read this post. Here’s the second teaser from Sinful Rewards 9 (releasing March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day). *** “You’ll be safe in the building,” he assures me, not realizing it’s his safety I’m concerned about. “I know.” I link my fingers with his. His palms are huge, his tanned skin marked with silver scars and calluses. My hands are smaller, slender, pale, and soft. “I still want to look at the footage.” I walk with Hawke toward the door. He shortens his stride to match mine. “I realize I’m not part of your team, but I want to help you.” I need to do something to protect him or I’ll go insane. “I’d appreciate that help.” Hawke gazes down at me. “Being part of my team…

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THE INFAMOUS ROGUE by Alexandra Benedict

The Hawkins Brothers Series, Book One AvonJuly 16th, 2009 978-0-06-168931-4 Historical RomanceMass Market PaperbackReviewed by Dawn (love2read28@gmail.com)Obtained by Publisher 3 hearts Sophia Dawson remembers when she fell for the infamous Black Hawk. But now as she prepares to enter society, she is determined to put her past behind her and become the bride of a nobleman who knows nothing of her youthful indiscretions. Until her ex-lover comes back into the picture, a respectable sea captain but just as sinfully handsome as ever. He tempts her from her path as desire spins its web around them but for James Hawkins, Sophia is a means to revenge. She left him, abandoning their affair and he wants revenge. So as the battle of wills begins, can the strong willed beauty and sexy sea captain find a way to listen to their hearts before their battles cause them ruin? THE INFAMOUS ROGUE begins the…

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