Nov 252015

Dukes Are Forever by Anna Harrington
Series: The Secret Life of Scoundrels (# 1)
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages: 384
Source: Book provided by NetGalley for review




Battlefields and barrooms hold much more interest for Edward Westover, Duke of Strathmore, than a little girl’s fondness for dolls and lace. When he takes possession of his enemy’s estate, everything that villain held dear-including his daughter-belongs to Edward. Hire a governess, arrange a dowry, give a few reassurances, and be off on his way-that’s Edward’s plan. But he’s in for the shock of his life. For his new ward is a beautiful, impetuous, and utterly irresistible woman . . .

. . . AND WAR

Kate Benton is stunned. Who is this arrogant, infuriating man who’s invited himself into her home and taken over her life? Her vow: to do everything in her power to convince him to leave her-and Brambly House-alone. Yet as chilly days melt into sultry nights, Kate sees glimpses of kindness underneath Edward’s cool façade . . . and a passionate nature that takes her breath away. There’s so much she doesn’t know about this man. But does she dare trust this devilish duke with her heart?


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Nov 202015

Christmas in Duke Street by Miranda Neville, Carolyn Jewel, Shana Galen, Grace Burrowes
Release Date: October 10, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 304
Source: book provided by the author for review



Christmas in London is a busy time at the little bookshop in Duke Street, for love, literature, and shopping. Four couples come and go and discover that happy ever after makes the perfect Christmas gift. A new anthology from the bestselling authors of Christmas in the Duke’s Arms and Dancing in the Duke’s Arms.

The Rake Who Loved Christmas by Miranda Neville
Sir Devlyn Stratton wants to save his brother from an unprincipled adventuress, especially when he meets Oriel Sinclair and wants her for himself. Oriel won’t marry for convenience or become a rake’s mistress. But succumbing to Dev’s seduction is all too tempting.

A Seduction in Winter by Carolyn Jewel
He’s an artist and a duke’s heir. She’s sheltered and scarred. Can he show her by Christmas that love can be theirs to share?

A Prince in her Stocking by Shana Galen
Lady Cassandra has always done as she’s been told. Meek and malleable, she’s lived a life devoid of passion. When she meets a handsome man rumored to be an exiled prince, she sees one last chance at excitement. Little does she know, too much excitement can be dangerous.

The Appeal of Christmas by Grace Burrowes
The best Christmas present is the one he didn’t realize he desperately needed.


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Nov 192015

The Dangerous Duke of Dinnisfree by Julie Johnstone
Series: Whisper of Scandal (# 5)
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by the author for review



Justin Holleman, the Duke of Dinnisfree, is used to being wanted—in bed, for missions, and even dead. He’s protected his country more times than he can remember, gaining enemies along the way, but he failed to defend himself from the past that hardened his heart. Instead, he became an expert at shutting people out. Yet now, in order to save the king, Justin needs to let go of his old ways and let someone closer to him than ever before. He approaches the mission with his classic cold calculation, but his fiery new ally upends his ordered world and entices him at every turn. Suddenly he’s in danger of compromising his assignment and losing his heart, two things the rogue swore never to do.

Desperate to protect her parents from poverty, among other things, Miss Arabella Carthright unwittingly becomes a pawn in a dangerous political battle when she agrees to aid an enigmatic stranger. Having learned long ago to count only on herself, she’s surprised when time and again the duke actually aids her. But when his true assignment becomes clear, Arabella realizes the man she’s come to care for poses the greatest threat to those she loves.

As Justin and Arabella face their feelings and their web of deception falls away, they must decide how high a price they are willing to pay for love and loyalty.


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Nov 162015

Frontier Gift of Love by Dorothy Wiley
Series: American Wilderness Series Romance (# 5)
Release Date: November 5, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 344
Source: book provided by the author for review



Catherine’s life is at stake. Captain Sam Wyllie is forced to face his darkest fear and make an impossible choice. A wrong choice will shatter their blissful world and everything that matters to him. For his wife and unborn child to survive, his love will have to be stronger than their misfortunes. It’s December 1799, and Sam and Catherine are expecting, but their unborn babe is in grave danger and Catherine might not live through the child’s birth. Sam is desperate to find a way to save them both.

Sam’s courageous heart is sorely tested. He frantically searches for a solution to the impending crisis as their winter in the beautiful Kentucky wilderness grows even more troubled. Heavily armed, cold-blooded men arrive to buy Wyllie Mountain, in Sam’s home state of New Hampshire. The land is sentimental to Sam and he refuses to sell. But these ruthless men will do anything to force him to sign over the deed. Sam must not only stop these determined men, he needs to uncover who sent them, and why they want his mountain. If you love thrilling historical romance, don’t miss this action-packed read with a heart-pounding finish.

FRONTIER GIFT OF LOVE, set in what was then America’s West, is the highly-anticipated fifth novel in the American Wilderness Series Romances (however each book may be read independently). Like Dorothy Wiley’s four other award-winning novels, this exciting tale is emotionally powerful. A Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal winner for Westerns, Wiley continues to earn five-star ratings from readers. Her epic frontier stories captivate readers of romance, westerns, and historical fiction. Charmed by the beauty of her poignant love stories, romance lovers cheer for her endearing heroes and heroines. Spell-bound by horrific events and heinous villains, readers of westerns fear for her valiant characters–settlers of the untamed West. But all readers appreciate Wiley’s ability to take them on a thrilling journey to a new world for the brave. With her singular voice, passionate narrative, and thrilling plots, Wiley has written an enthralling, highly romantic, and timeless series.


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Nov 132015

The Irresistible Rogue by Valerie Bowman
Series: Playful Brides (# 4)
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: St Martins Paperbacks
Pages: 351
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Daphne Swift has not laid eyes on her devilishly charming husband, Captain Rafferty Cavendish, in quite some time. As a matter of fact, she wants the rogue to annul their brief marriage so that she can marry the reliable and estimable Lord Fitzwell. But the breathtakingly handsome Rafe is not interested in letting Daphne go-at least not without paying his scandalous price…

Rafe prefers to face the dangers of spying alone, but this time he needs his innocent, fiery wife to uncover the information he seeks. He has even agreed to release her from their marriage if she submits completely to his plan. However, Daphne’s alluring combination of courage and curves makes her a dangerous distraction, and it is not long before Rafe is trading subterfuge for seduction in order to prove that Daphne is meant to be his and his alone…


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Nov 072015

What To Do With a Duke by Sally MacKenzie
Series: Spinster House (# 1)
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review



Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing—or fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…

With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin…


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Nov 062015


Scandal Takes the Stage by Eva Leigh
Series: The Wicked Quills of London (# 2)
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Avon Romance
Pages:  384
Source: book provided by Edelweiss for review



Together they may create a scandal worthy of the stage, but can their love last after the final curtain falls…?

Successful playwright Maggie Delamere has no interest in the flirtations of noblemen like Cameron, Viscount Marwood. She once paid dearly for a moment of weakness…and vows to rebuff the wildly persistent—and irritatingly handsome—scoundrel at every turn. But when pressure to deliver a new play hampers her creativity, an invitation to use his country estate as a writer’s retreat is too tempting to resist….

For years, Cam has admired Maggie’s brilliant work and he can’t pass up the opportunity to discover if the beautiful, mysterious playwright is as passionate and clever as the words that flow from her quill. He’s never offered a lady his bed without being in it, but if it means loosening Maggie’s pen—and her inhibitions—he’ll do exactly that.

But soon Cam’s plans for seduction become a fight for Maggie’s heart. He’s more than the scandalous, carefree rake society believes him to be…and she’s the only woman who has ever noticed.


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Nov 052015


Forever Your Earl by Eva Leigh
Series: The Wicked Quills of London (# 1)
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by Edelweiss for review



Eva Leigh’s irresistible new series introduces the Wicked Quills of London: a group of bold, brilliant female writers whose spirited allure is beyond seductive . . .

Eleanor Hawke loves a good scandal. And readers of her successful gossip rag live for the exploits of her favorite subject: Daniel Balfour, the notorious Earl of Ashford. So when the earl himself marches into her office and invites her to experience his illicit pursuits firsthand, Eleanor is stunned. Gambling hells, phaeton races, masquerades . . . What more could a scandal writer want than a secret look into the life of this devilishly handsome rake?

Daniel has secrets, and if The Hawk’s Eye gets wind of them, a man’s life could be at stake. And what better way to distract a gossip than by feeding her the scandal she desperately craves? But Daniel never expected the sharp mind and biting wit of the beautiful writer, and their desire for each other threatens even his best-laid plans.

But when Eleanor learns the truth of his deception, Daniel will do anything to prove a romance between a commoner and an earl could really last forever.


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Nov 022015

A Kestrel Rising by S A Laybourn
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Pages: 300
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



War puts courage and love to the test.

It’s 1939, a lone Spitfire roars over her family home, and Ilona Lowe, entranced by its grace and power, finally knows her place in the fight against Hitler. She joins the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force, is stationed at RAF Catterick and embarks on an all-too-brief love affair with a Bleinheim bomber pilot who is killed during the Battle of Britain.

Heartbroken, but determined to carry on, Ilona returns to active duty where she encounters Francis Robson. He’s arrogant—some would even say reckless—and another pilot. Yet he’s worth the risk.

Their love isn’t easy. Francis harbors jealousy about her former lover while Ilona’s posting at an RAF bomber base feeds her nightmares about Francis’ safety. She can see the escalation of stakes as his missions grow ever more dangerous, the enemy more desperate. Ilona must put her courage to the test because she knows that loving Francis means letting him let him fight on, regardless of the terrible price they both may pay.


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Oct 302015

Highland Knight of Rapture by Amy Jarecki
Series: Highland Destiny (# 4)
Release Date:  July 31, 2015
Publisher: Rapture Books
Pages: 346
Source: book provided by the author for review



After five years of marriage, Lady Helen has failed to produce an heir. Giving birth to a lass, Helen’s husband rejects her and openly takes a lover while she endures in silence.

But war is brewing. The MacDonald feud with the crown comes to a head and with it arrives Helen’s childhood friend, Sir Eoin MacGregor. Eoin and his men join with the MacIain Clan to quell the rebellion. But when he witnesses Helen suffer undue humiliation, his troubles escalate tenfold.

If Eoin helps the lady escape, he will break the sanctity of marriage. Worse, the king has commanded Eoin to fight beside her barbarous husband. To rescue Helen from tragedy worse than death, will the gallant knight find the strength to mask his deepest desires to save the woman he’s always loved?


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