Apr 272016
 

How I Married a Marquess by Anna Harrington
Series: The Secret Life of Scoundrels (# 3)
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 368
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

A SHOCKING DECEPTION . . .
Josephine Carlisle, adopted daughter of a baron, is officially on the shelf. But the silly, marriage-minded misses in the ton can have their frilly dresses and their seasons in London, for all she cares. Josie has her freedom and her family . . . until an encounter with a dark, devilishly handsome stranger leaves her utterly breathless at a house party. His wicked charm intrigues her, but that’s where it ends. For Josie has a little secret . . .

. . . LEADS TO AN EXQUISITE SEDUCTION
Espionage was Thomas Matteson, Marquess of Chesney’s game-until a tragic accident cost him his career. Now to salvage his reputation and return to the life he loves, the marquess must find the criminal who’s been robbing London’s rich and powerful. He’s no fool-he knows Josie, with her wild chestnut hair and rapier-sharp wit, is hiding something and he won’t rest until he unravels her mysteries, one by one. But he never expected to be the one under arrest-body and soul . . .

 

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Apr 222016
 

The Trouble With Grace by Jenn LeBlanc
Series: Lords of Time (# 4)
Release Date: April 3, 2016
Publisher: Illustrated Romance
Pages: 294
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

She had no idea what passion was,
Until she saw them…

Lady Alain needs a husband, and Quintin Wyntor will do just fine.

She will offer him a mutual agreement of respect and independence—
As long as he never visits her bed to claim his marital rights.

But seeing him with a man, with Calder, changes it all.
For better—and for worse.

Passion stirred.
Desire ignited.
And yet, she still never wants to touch or be touched.

But Quinn’s heart is shattered when his lover walks away so he decides to explore his feelings for Celeste to ease his broken heart.

In one unchecked moment of passion, mutual need spins out of control and bringing Calder home now may just be impossible.

Will Celeste give in to what Quinn wants for her?
Or will she stand her ground and hope they find another way…

This book is the story of Celeste and has her happily for now.
It is also the beginning of Calder and Quinn’s story which will be continued in THE SPARE AND THE HEIR.

This book is an autochorissexual romance (on the asexual spectrum) but contains important pieces of a gay romance. Both are explicit.

 

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Apr 212016
 

Want Ad Wedding by Cheryl St. John
Series:  Cowboy Creek (# 1)
Release Date:  April 1, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages:  288
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience.

Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect—as long as her heart doesn’t get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs?

Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail-order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.

 

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Apr 202016
 

A Midsummer’s Kiss by Meara Platt
Series: A Farthingale Series (# 4)
Release Date: February 3, 2016
Publisher: BookTrope Edition
Pages: 302
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Sometimes love happens at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected places. Sometimes it quietly sneaks up on you, and sometimes it knocks you over on a London street, just as it happens to Lord Graelem Dayne when Laurel Farthingale’s horse runs him over and breaks his leg. Graelem has until Midsummer’s Day, a mere thirty days away to find a wife or lose a large inheritance, so when a remorseful Laurel begs his forgiveness and promises to do anything, anything for him, he takes her up on that promise and insists that she marry him.

Laurel Farthingale has no intention of becoming Graelem Dayne’s biddable bride and is furious that he’s tricked her into a betrothal. She plans to marry another, her long-time friend and childhood infatuation who is now in London to propose to her, for she’s a Farthingale and everyone knows that Farthingales only marry for love. But as she comes to know Graelem, she realizes that he may very well be the man she’s destined to love. Can he ever love her above his desire to secure his baronial fortune?

 

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Apr 202016
 

Rules for Reforming a Rake by Meara Platt
Series: Farthingale  (# 3)
Release Date: May 21, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 308
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Daisy Farthingale protected her sister by taking blame for a scandalous incident that occurred during her sister’s debut season and now embarks upon her own entrance into society with a slight tarnish to her reputation. No one trusts her judgment when it comes to men, but Daisy is determined to redeem herself in the eyes of her beloved family by marrying the most honorable man she can find… unfortunately, she finds herself falling in love with London’s most notorious rakehell, Lord Gabriel Dayne, a disreputable wastrel who may be spying for the French! What’s a girl to do? Fortunately, Daisy has gotten her hands on Lady Forsythia Haversham’s Rules for Reforming a Rake.

Gabriel Dayne, younger son of the Earl of Trent, has spent the war years cultivating his image as a knave and drunken rakehell to hide his true occupation as a spy against Napoleon’s forces. His missions on the Continent have taken a harrowing physical toll as well as an emotional one. Sent home to recover from gunshot wounds acquired in a skirmish (though most of London Society believes he was shot by a jealous husband), he’s determined to enjoy the wastrel reputation he’s taken great pains to develop, for he soon expects to be recalled to battle. But the dangers he encountered in Napoleon’s war pale in comparison to the danger he faces from Daisy Farthingale, the beautiful slip of a girl who creates havoc with his heart from the moment he sets eyes upon her.

 

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Apr 202016
 

The Duke I’m Going to Marry by Meara Platt
Series: Farthingale (# 2)
Release Date: January 29, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 270
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Daffodil Farthingale, known as Dillie to her friends and family, is horrified to learn the man she has just rescued from ruffians outside the Farthingale townhouse is none other than Ian Markham, the notorious Duke of Edgeware. If the Chipping Way bachelor curse holds true, she’s doomed to marry the wretched rakehell. Dillie wants a man who will love her and be faithful in the marriage. The duke will never do, for he harbors secret torments and has sworn he will never fall in love or marry.

When scandal breaks—after all, he does spend a week recovering in her bed—Dillie leaves London, little knowing that the handsome duke has just left town as well. With the Farthingale family and his assailants on their trail, Ian and Dillie suddenly find themselves trapped in the same charming inn during a torrential rainstorm. Can Ian overcome his haunted past, and c an Dillie ever overcome her mistrust of him… to wind up falling in love?

 

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Apr 202016
 

My Fair Lily by Meara Platt
Series: Farthingale (# 1)
Release Date: October 16 2014
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 266
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Ewan Cameron, estranged grandson of the Duke of Lotheil, is in London because of a deathbed promise made to his father and has no intention of staying beyond his three month obligation. Nothing can tempt him to remain, not even Lily, the beautiful bluestocking determined not only to restore relations between him and his grandfather, but to turn Ewan into a proper gentleman. Ewan, proud of his Scottish heritage, refuses to admit that Lily, a blue-eyed, English girl, has claimed his heart. It doesn’t matter that his big lump of a sheepdog is madly in love with her. Nor is it significant that Ewan can always tell Lily apart from her identical twin sister. Always.

Lily Farthingale, the scholarly twin, dreams of becoming the first female member of the Royal Society. She grabs at the chance when the elderly Duke of Lotheil approaches her with a proposition – he’ll admit her into the Royal Society, if she helps him to establish a relation with his estranged grandson, Ewan Cameron, a very rough-around-the-edges Scotsman who hates everything English. Between shootings, explosions, and Lily’s abduction, Ewan ends up falling in love with Lily in this Pygmalion-inspired story.

 

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Apr 182016
 

A Scandalous Proposal by Kasey Michaels
Series: The Little Season (# 2)
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Publisher: HQN Books
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for TLC Book Tour

 

 

Who would have thought a man could tire of being fawned over and flirted with? Ever since Cooper Townsend returned from France as a hero with a new title, he has been relentlessly pursued by every marriageable miss in London. Perhaps that’s why the unconventional Miss Daniella Foster is so appealing. She doesn’t simper or flatter. She only wants him to help unmask her sister’s blackmailer, and Coop has never been so intrigued…

Let every other woman in London fight over His Lordship’s romantic attentions. Marriage is the last thing on Dany’s mind…at least until she samples his illicit kisses. Now, as a mutual enemy races to ruin Coop’s reputation and Dany’s family name, an engagement of convenience will spark an unlikely passion that might save them both.

 

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Apr 182016
 

An Improper Arrangement by Kasey Michaels
Series: The Little Season (# 1)
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Experience the drama of the Little Season in the first of a new series by USA Today bestselling author Kasey Michaels, in which three dashing war heroes have finally met their matches…

Gabriel Sinclair has returned from battle as reluctant heir to a dukedom. As if his new responsibilities weren’t enough, Gabriel’s aunt enlists him to sponsor a young heiress through London’s Little Season. Yet Miss Thea Neville is hardly the tedious obligation he expected. She’s exotic and enchanting—and utterly unaware of the secret poised to destroy her family’s reputation.

After ten years in America, Thea is ready to do her duty and marry well. Deportment lessons, modistes, balls—the ton is a minefield she could scarcely navigate without Gabriel’s help. By rights, she should accept the first bachelor who offers for her. Instead, she’s succumbing to a dangerous attraction to her wickedly handsome chaperone—one that could unhinge her plans in the most delicious way.

 

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Apr 162016
 

The Beauty of Love by Dorothy Wiley
Series: American Wilderness (# 6)
Release Date:  April 26, 2016
Publisher: self published
Pages: 322
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Brought together after tragedy, Edward Wyllie and Dora Tudor find the true beauty of love in this poignant and thrilling historical romance set in 1800 Boston and New Hampshire. In an unlikely place for new beginnings, a cemetery, Edward and Dora meet for the first time. But in that forlorn place, the beauty of love blossoms. Edward is still struggling with guilt over the death of his family more than a year ago—a guilt so great he’s unable to even look at his childrens’ gravestones. As their friendship grows, Dora forces Edward to confront the truth—their deaths were not his fault. And Edward gives Dora, a young Boston widow, a chance to seize love and learn the meaning of passion.

But first, they must put their whirlwind courtship on hold as Edward and Dora become embroiled in a shocking family crisis. Edward’s brother Captain Sam Wyllie and his wife Catherine, a friend of Dora’s since childhood, have come from their home in Kentucky to Boston to confront Catherine’s wealthy father Remington Forbes. When Sam and Catherine arrive, both of Catherine’s upper-crust parents reject her rugged frontier husband Sam and, heartlessly, their beautiful infant grandson Rory. A powerful businessman, obsessed with wealth, Forbes is desperate to gain control of Sam’s property, Wyllie Mountain in New Hampshire. The mountain’s abundant and newly discovered gold offers Forbes a chance to escape his insurmountable financial debt. Forbes will stop at nothing and is willing to have Sam murdered to get the gold. By killing Sam, he’ll also regain control of the fortune his daughter inherited from her grandfather.

Dora resolves to try to help Catherine. She challenges Mr. and Mrs. Forbes to measure themselves not by their wealth and social status, but by how much love they are willing to give others. As hostilities mount, Edward is determined to keep Sam safe from Forbes and his unscrupulous men. But danger awaits on Wyllie Mountain and events quickly spin out of Edward’s control. What do you do when the enemy is a family member who will do anything to get what he wants?

 

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