Sunday, March 31, 2024

Book Review: The Wallflower's Midnight Waltz (Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides #4) ) by Collette Cameron

 

Blurb

A masquerade ball sets the stage for an American wallflower’s revenge against an English noble, only to be complicated by unexpected love…

American Eva Westbrook has had enough of English aristocrats looking down their snooty noses at her. Among these elite nobles is her neighbor, Peter Hartigan, a notorious rake she believes played a part in her cousin's humiliation a few years ago. Disguised as a mysterious masked woman and seeking reprisal, Eva sneaks into a masquerade ball that Peter is hosting.

As Eva spends more time with Peter, she realizes he may not be the heartless blackguard she thought he was. She becomes torn between her duty to avenge the past pain and suffering of her dear cousin and the unexpected feelings for the very man who’d caused it.

As they dance the midnight waltz, Eva and Peter engage in a dangerous game of deception and desire. Eva struggles to maintain her facade while battling her growing attraction to Peter. Meanwhile, Peter is captivated by the enigmatic woman in his arms and is determined to uncover her true identity.

With her blossoming feelings conflicting with a quest for vengeance, will Eva decide to follow through with her vendetta or let go of the past and take a chance on a future with Peter?
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Secrets, Suspense, and Sigh-Worthy Romance
This unique love-at-first-sight Regency historical romance by USA Today bestselling author Collette Cameron will have you sighing as you escape into the past to cheer Eva and Peter on to their much-deserved happily-ever-after.

If you enjoy reading historical romances featuring lovable rogues, enemies to lovers, second chances, marriage of convenience, and family sagas with a pinch of mystery and inspiration, a dash of humor, and soul-searing emotion, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s captivating CHRONICLES OF THE WESTBROOK BRIDES SERIES. Settle into a cozy reading nook with your favorite beverage and escape into a page-turning, entertaining Regency world adventure.

Though this book can be read as a stand-alone, readers prefer to read the series in order.
CHRONICLES OF THE WESTBROOK BRIDES SERIES
:
Moonlight Wishes and Midnight Kisses—Bonus Novella
Midnight Christmas Waltz
Mission at Midnight
Holly, Mistletoe, & Midnight Snow

The Wallflower’s Midnight Waltz
The Midnight Marquess
Minuet at Midnight
Kiss a Rake at Midnight

Unmasked at Midnight
Memories Made at Midnight
Once Upon a Midnight Dream

CHECK OUT USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, COLLETTE CAMERON’S COMPLETE LIBRARY OF REGENCY AND SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER ROMANCE SERIES:
Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides
Dukes Come Calling
For the Love of an Earl
Heart of a Scot
Highland Heather Romancing a Scot: Castle Brides
Secrets of Scandalous Ladies
The Culpepper Misses
The Honorable Rogues®

Amazon: Amazon.com: The Wallflower's Midnight Waltz: A Romantic Opposites Attract Mystery & Suspense Family Saga Regency Romance eBook : Cameron, Collette, Revenge, Wallflowers, Westbrook Brides, Chronicles of the: Kindle Store

B&N: The Wallflower's Midnight Waltz: Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides by Collette Cameron, Wallflowers Revenge | eBook | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Kobo: The Wallflower's Midnight Waltz eBook by Collette Cameron - EPUB Book | Rakuten Kobo United States

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My Review - 4 1/2 of 5 stars - 

4 1/2 stars. I loved the concept of revenge becoming love. Eva wanted to avenge her cousin before she went home. As she spoke with Peter, Eva learned that he was not really a bad person. She felt for him in regard to his injury and allowed herself to admit she was wrong, then it blew up. Peter did not remember causing a broken heart because of his head injury. His heart felt a strong pull toward Eva, despite the fact that she kept her identity secret the entire time they spent together. Once he realized who she was and her reason for being there, anger made him ugly. As things worked out, I enjoyed his admitting falling in love with Eva. Worth the read.

I received an ARC, and this is my unsolicited review.



Book Review: Kiss a Rake at Midnight (Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides #7) by Collette Cameron

 

Blurb

A dashing Londoner's world is rocked by the discovery that a captivating woman disguised in male clothing is working at his gaming den, leading to a risky romance amidst class struggles and hidden threats…

Fletcher Westbrook, a dashing figure of wealth and wit, enjoys the luxuries of Regency London, blissfully unaware of the storm brewing around him. As sabotage and danger threaten his world, an unexpected twist leaves him stunned — Siobhan Kenney, the supposed boy he employed, is not only a woman, but a stunning one whose very presence challenges his well-guarded heart. When her true identity unravels after a fainting spell, Fletcher's initial fury gives way to intrigue. Why would a woman go to such lengths?

Compelled by desperation, Siobhan Kenney adopted a male disguise, seeking employment and refuge in the heart of London. Her life as an Irish immigrant wasn't easy, especially after her parents vanished, leaving her the sole guardian of her younger siblings. Masquerading as a boy offered protection and opportunity, but exposure threatens everything she's built. When Fletcher proposes a daring plan, Siobhan is trapped between her need for safety and the tantalizing allure of forbidden romance. As they seek to unmask their mutual adversary, sparks of passion ignite a fire neither anticipated.

Will the perils of their world, from class distinctions to lurking enemies, quench the flame flaring between them, or will the intense allure of opposites drawing closer prove too powerful to resist? Dive into the tempestuous world of Regency London and find out if love can truly conquer all.
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Secrets, Suspense, and Sigh-Worthy Romance
This heartfelt Regency historical romance by 
USA Today bestselling author Collette Cameron will have you sighing as you escape into the past to cheer Fletcher and Siobhan on to their much-deserved happily-ever-after.

If you enjoy reading historical romances featuring lovable rogues, enemies to lovers, second chances, marriage of convenience, and family sagas with a pinch of mystery and inspiration, a dash of humor, and soul-searing emotion, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s captivating CHRONICLES OF THE WESTBROOK BRIDES SERIES. Settle into a cozy reading nook with your favorite beverage and escape into a page-turning, entertaining Regency world adventure.

Though this book can be read as a stand-alone, readers prefer to read the series in order.
CHRONICLES OF THE WESTBROOK BRIDES SERIES
:
Moonlight Wishes and Midnight Kisses—Bonus Novella
Midnight Christmas Waltz
Mission at Midnight
Holly, Mistletoe, & Midnight Snow

The Wallflower’s Midnight Waltz
The Midnight Marquess
Minuet at Midnight
Kiss a Rake at Midnight

Unmasked at Midnight
Memories Made at Midnight
Once Upon a Midnight Dream

Amazon: Amazon.com: Kiss a Rake at Midnight: A Romantic Opposites Attract Mystery & Suspense Family Saga Regency Romance (Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides Book 7) eBook : Cameron, Collette: Kindle Store

Bookbub: Kiss a Rake at Midnight: A Romantic Opposites Attract Mystery & Suspense Family Saga Regency Romance (Chronicles of the Westbrook Brides Book 7) by Collette Cameron - BookBub

Goodreads: Kiss a Rake at Midnight: A Romantic Opposites Attract Mystery & Suspense Family Saga Regency Romance by Collette Cameron | Goodreads





My Review - 5 of 5 stars - 

This was a quick fun read. I loved Siobhan's disguise and how she managed to get away with it. Circumstances brought out her secret, and I enjoyed Fletcher's reaction, emotions, and eventual capitulation to love. Siobhan was wary and hesitant to trust her feelings. Their journey was a touching and wonderful one. I highly recommend this story.

I received an ARC, and this is my unsolicited review.



Audiobook Review: Save Her from Me (McRae Bodyguards #2) by Jolie Vines

 

Blurb

He’s her bodyguard and her brother’s best friend. She’s a virgin with a spicy wish list.

Ariel
Someone’s out to get me, forcing my car off the road and me into hiding.
When my brother recruits his Scottish best friend to protect me, though the brooding bodyguard drives me nuts, I can’t refuse his help.
Or hide my crush.
As a distraction, I create a spicy wish list and have only one man in my sights to share it with.
What better way to spend my time locked in a house with the man of my dreams?

Jackson
I shouldn’t want this lass so much, but my best friend’s younger sister is under my protection and my skin.
Hooking up with her is off-limits. I can’t risk losing my job. Without it, I’m unemployed and homeless.
But Ariel offers a deal I can’t resist, even if I’m the last man she should take to the sheets.
While her enemy hunts us, she’s using my body for more than just protection.
I vowed to keep her safe, but what if it’s my secrets that are the real danger?
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Save Her from Me is a close-proximity wild ride with a steamy deal between a determined woman and her brother’s best friend. Scorching scenes. Flaming cheeks. Guarding bodies never looked so good.
This is a standalone in the McRae Bodyguards romantic suspense series with crossover characters and a gorgeous Scottish Highlands backdrop.

Jump in now and discover Ariel’s list for yourself!

Amazon: Save Her from Me (McRae Bodyguards, #2) - Kindle edition by Vines, Jolie. Romance Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Audible: Save Her from Me by Jolie Vines - Audiobook - Audible.com

Bookbub: Save Her from Me (McRae Bodyguards, #2) by Jolie Vines - BookBub

Goodreads: Save Her from Me (McRae Bodyguards #2) by Jolie Vines | Goodreads





My Review - 5 of 5 stars - 

This story kept me turning pages. Both Ariel and Jackson had bad family problems which seemed to keep following them. I loved Ariel's determination to end the problem on her end. The list was fun and steamy. Jackson's past was tragic and horrific at the same time, and it kept popping up. I enjoyed the suspense side of the story (who was doing it, why, etc.) as much as the steamy side. Definitely a hot read. I highly recommend this story, this series, and I look forward to the next one.

I received an ARC, and this is my unsolicited review.

I listened to the audiobook as well. The narration by Aaron Shedlock and Addison Barnes, especially in the duet mode, was wonderful. I loved that they each did their gender's parts with the different accents and intonations.



Saturday, March 30, 2024

Sale!!! Reconcilable Claim (Wolves of Kelmount Ranch #1) by Lia Davis, 99 cents for a limited time



Reconcilable Claim by Lia Davis is on sale now for just 99¢!!

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Sawyer Kelmount's destiny is at the head of the pack, but becoming Alpha was supposed to happen much later in his life. Grieving the loss of his father forces him to slowly accept his new responsibilities, but as he steps up to lead the others on Wolf Ranch, he's haunted by his loneliness and the mistakes of his past. Surely this would all be easier to accept if his mate were still here.

Erika Morrison is happy with her life in L.A., but when she learns that Sawyer's father has passed away, she dutifully makes the trip home to Wolf Ranch to attend the funeral. Expecting Sawyer to be as distant and aloof as always, Erika is surprised that the new pack Alpha wants her help with the ranch's finances. And being near him again sparks the embers of an old flame that never really burned out.

As Erika sorts through the books for Sawyer to figure out what's really going on, one phone call forces her to make a difficult decision: return to L.A. or stay on Wolf Ranch and work things out with Sawyer once and for all. 



Blitz: The Model's Last Pose (The Pearl Hotel Cozy Mystery Series #1) by Nancy Pennick with an excerpt and a giveaway



The Model’s Last Pose

Series: The Pearl Hotel Cozy Mystery Series, #1

by Nancy Pennick

Release date: March 26th, 2024

Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery


Blurb:

In a cozy tearoom of a prestigious five-star hotel, three friends embark on a mission to solve a murder along with a koi that appears to read minds.

Faced with a severe case of writer’s block, best-selling author Serena Tate seeks help from her close confidant, Mia, a popular fashion designer. Mia suggests that Serena observe the inner workings of her forthcoming fashion show for inspiration. What unfolds is beyond her wildest expectations—a shocking murder of a supermodel. Together with their tech-savvy friend, Lily, the unlikely trio embarks on a mission to uncover the truth.


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Excerpt:
A woman, screaming profanities, interrupted their conversation. “Will you please move?” she bellowed.
Serena recognized the voice. “Ava Taylor,” she whispered.
“You met her?” Lily widened her eyes.
“Yes. Not too friendly. Let’s go rescue whoever she is yelling at.”
“Although I’d love to meet her, you go,” Lily answered. “I must tend to my duties. Talk later?”
“Absolutely.” Serena rushed toward the catwalk, hoping Ava Taylor might be her next story. Is she a female Roman like the character in my book? A sociopath or a narcissist? Did the sociopath thing. I’ll make her a narcissist. She can do all kinds of nasty things in the book. 
A woman, perhaps a size larger than Serena, stood on the runway, hands on hips. “I have every right to practice, Ava. Just like you.” 
“Excuse me?” Serena waved her hand since she was three feet below them on the path around the reflecting pool. 
“What do you want?” Ava narrowed her eyes as she glanced downward. “Oh. You.”
“Yes, it’s me. Hi.” Serena turned to the other woman. “I’m Serena Tate.”
“I’m Natalie Grey.”
“Nice to meet you, Natalie.”
“The plus-size model,” Ava informed Serena, flaring her nostrils. “She has two changes. I have five. I need the space to figure out my moves.”
“And I don’t?” Natalie asked.
“Hey, Natalie, mind if we talk for a minute?” Serena asked.
“Okay.” Natalie headed down the runway, which sloped to ground level when it reached the reception hall. The sun cast a golden glow on her auburn hair as she traveled along the ramp.
Serena walked alongside the stage until they met. “Let Ava have her time,” she said, connecting with Natalie’s baby blue eyes. “Once she’s done, I’ll make sure you get to walk the entire route.” She glanced at the four-foot-wide stage which traveled the total length of the reflecting pool, turned at the end and continued along the other side until it reached the hall.
“How?”
“I know Mia.”
“Mia Takeda, the designer, who’s putting on the show?”
“Yes.”
“Wow, you’re lucky. I’d give anything for her to notice me.”
“If you’re her plus-size model, and I say that lightly, she’s noticed you. What size are you?”
“Sixteen.”
“Sounds normal to me.” Serena did a quick scan of the room. “You stay here, and I’ll find Mia.”

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AUTHOR BIO:
Nancy Pennick grew up and still lives in Northeast Ohio. After a career in teaching, she began writing young adult and romance books. The Waiting for Dusk series includes a historical fiction prequel, Broken Dreams. The sci-fi romance series about time travel has three books-Waiting for Dusk, Call of the Canyon and Stealing Time. The Swedish influences in the series come from her mother whose parents emigrated from Sweden. 

Her second YA series-Twenty Nine-had slowly developed over time. One Leap Year, an idea came to her and she created the characters and story based on that special day, February 29. 

Nancy has branched out into historical romance with her Clan MacLaren series and romantic suspense, The Secret Billionaire Society and Billionaire's Bride series.

Nancy is married and has one son who helps her when she's challenged by tech, which may be more often than he likes!

Audiobook Release: Chaos (Tattoos and Ties #3) by Kindle Alexander, narrated by Kayden Lukakis



Chaos (Tattoos and Ties, book 3) by Kindle Alexander is available 𝗡𝗢𝗪 in 𝗔𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸!
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🎧 Narrated by Kayden Lukakis

Blurb:

Dev Devilman Fox, the best ink slinger in town, is known for his sharp wit, angry fists, and epically bad decisions. Becoming a lifelong patched member of the Disciples of Havoc MC at eighteen years old is probably the worst . . . but certainly not the only. When his hot new tenant catches his eye, Dev jumps in headfirst, ready to drive full throttle wherever that sexy road leads. That is until he finds himself on another hairpin turn, careening his life toward the closest brick wall.

Special Agent Cash James has spent years undercover rooting out bad apples within various federal agencies. When his latest assignment brings him face to face with a sinfully tempting man from his past, his priorities shift on a dime. Now, his reputation as a dedicated and focused field agent is in question. When faced with the opportunity to repay the man who once saved his life, smudging a few well-established lines is the least he'll do.

When their paths collide can a bond from the past save their future, or will it bury them under the chaos? Leathers might shield them from road rash, but they can't protect them from heartbreak.

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Release: Easier Said Than Done (Lindell Series) by Marie James

Easier Said Than Done


Series: Lindell Series


by Marie James


Release: March 28, 2024


Genre/Tropes: Baby Pact; Best friends to lovers; Broken hero; Small town romance


Cover Designer: Qamber Designs


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/209617936-easier-said-than-done





Blurb:

If you can’t ask your best friend to get you pregnant then who can you ask?


Adalynn Tate made a promise to her childhood friend.

They vowed that they’d do everything together, including marrying their junior high crush and having all their babies at the same time.

Her friend has succeeded. She got the guy, and the first bun is in the oven.

Now it’s Adalynn’s turn to make her own dreams a reality.

When Adalynn’s best guy friend comes over, he sees the pamphlets for her to have a baby on her own.

Cash does what any best friend would do – offers his free, platonic services instead of extra medical bills.

He doesn’t know Adalynn has had a crush on him since junior high, something she’s done her best to lock down deep as not to threaten their friendship.

Adalynn knows in this world you don’t get to have it all: the baby, the man, the fairytale.

But Cash has other plans for her.





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Audiobook narrated by Sebastian York and Tatiana Sokolov


In The Series - Also Available - Kindle Unlimited: 

Back Against the Wall (Lindell Series)

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Author Bio:

Marie James is a full-time author, mother of two boys, and wife of 18+ years. Dog Mom to four great danes: Maximus, Sassy, Kiki, and Hargid


She has spent almost my entire lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. She is currently residing in a sleepy little town in East Tennessee.


Writing is her passion, and she absolutely loves being able to sit down and put all of her thoughts and emotions into her stories.


She loves dogs, coffee, making handmade cards, and reading steamy romance novels!


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Friday, March 29, 2024

Sale!!! Hearts Across Time (The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time #1 and #2) by Sherry Ewing, 99 cents for a limited time



Hearts Across Time ~ The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time (Books One & Two) ~ on Sale for only 99c
Bestselling author Sherry Ewing presents this special edition box set combining Katherine and Riorden’s complete story from For All of Ever and Only For You in Hearts Across Time: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Books One & Two).

Sometimes all you need is to just believe… Learn more on her website at https://www.sherryewing.com/medieval.../hearts-across-time/ 

Book Review: Jeepers Creepers (Royal Bastards MC Las Vegas, NV #3) by Nikki Landis

 

Blurb

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Balen “Creature” Hobbs doesn’t call anywhere home.

He’s been a nomad since the day he finished active duty.
Fate has other plans when he bumps into a girl beaten outside a local bar.
Being a good Samaritan didn’t cross his mind—only justice.

Getting involved pulls him into a dark world where the strong prey on the weak.
Riding with the Royal Bastards MC offers him a chance he can’t refuse.
When he stops a cutthroat criminal from hurting more innocents, everything seems to fall into place.
Creature has finally found a place where he belongs, and his unique talents are appreciated.
Meeting Blair Connelly and falling in love is almost too good to be true.
For the first time since the war ended, he feels peace.

But when a familiar enemy threatens the club, he doesn’t hesitate to protect the RBMC.
Even if it means he has to risk everything to ensure justice is served.
A Shadow Rider and a scarred veteran are the only chance Blair has to survive.
It’s not a choice of his club or his woman. He’s saving both.
Creature is ridin’ full throttle and ready for war.

A twist on the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Jeepers Creepers is part of the Royal Bastards MC world and includes steamy scenes, biker slang, kidnapping, violence, revenge, dark content, and a slight paranormal twist. This is a wicked tale featuring a possessive, protective, scarred outlaw who falls first and a feisty young woman determined to right the wrongs of the past. For best enjoyment, the series should be read in order. However, Hell on Wheels must be read before Jeepers Creepers.

Amazon: Amazon.com: Jeepers Creepers: Royal Bastards MC Las Vegas, NV eBook : Landis, Nikki: Books

Bookbub: Jeepers Creepers: Royal Bastards MC Las Vegas, NV by Nikki Landis - BookBub

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My Review - 4 1/2 of 5 stars - 

4 1/2 stars. I enjoyed this story. Blair wanted to find her friend which put her in the sights of a really bad man. Creature found Blair beaten and could not stop himself from taking her in and caring for her. Blair was strong, determined, caring, and very accepting of her feelings and her new circumstances. Creature was brutal but had a big heart. He was protective and vengeful when needed. I loved the paranormal side to this series and look forward to more as we get to know this chapter.

I received a copy through Enticing Journey Book Promotions, and this is my unsolicited review.



Release: First Blessing (Blessings Part One) by Leah Sharelle

After a 2-year hiatus Author Lea Sharell is back and better than ever. WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF BLESSINGS. WHERE THE WOMEN RULE THE ROOS...