Review: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean

One Good Earl Deserves a LoverTitle: One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (The Rules of Scoundrels #2)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Release Date: 29 January 2013
Genre: Historical Romance
Page count: 373 pages
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780062068538
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4star
 

This novel is simply delightful and I was suitably diverted. The novel opens with Lady Phillipa Marbury informing Cross, part owner of The Fallen Angel (a den of iniquity), that she requires ruination. She is due to marry the staid Lord Castleton and wants to know what to expect in the bedroom. Cross is naturally horrified that his business partner’s sister-in-law would approach him and does everything he can to dissuade her. Is this setup even remotely plausible? No. Is it highly entertaining? Yes! Continue reading

Review: Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Home to Whiskey CreekTitle: Home to Whiskey Creek (Whiskey Creek #4)
Author: Brenda Novak
Release Date: 1 August 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 400 pages
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
ISBN: 9781743642696
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4star
 

Adelaide Davies had only just returned to Whiskey Creek when someone kidnapped her and dumped her in the mine she was gang-raped in fifteen years ago. Fortunately Noah Rackham was riding his bike nearby and rescues her. He can’t understand why she is so unwilling to report the crime and why she recoils from him. Adelaide never reported the crime and can’t bear to admit to Noah, the guy she used to have a crush on at school, that his twin brother was one of the men who raped her. The fact that Cody died shortly after the incident, fuelled her guilt. Novak has given us quite an unusual romance that is handled very sensitively. Continue reading

Review: Perfect Fling by Carly Phillips

Perfect FlingTitle: Perfect Fling (Serendipity’s Finest #2)
Author: Carly Phillips
Release Date: 30 July 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 330 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group
ISBN: 9781101624739
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4star
 

Erin Marsden thought she had seen the last of Cole Sanders after their one-night stand. After all, you can’t expect a long lasting relationship from a bad boy, can you? She resigned herself to living out a fairly boring life until she got two massive surprises is a short space of time. Fate had decided to throw her and Cole back together, for the short term at least. Continue reading

Review: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Don't Bite the BridesmaidTitle: Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid (Sons of Kane #1)
Author: Tiffany Allee
Release Date: 27 May 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 209 pages
Publisher: Entangled Covet
ISBN: 9781622668045
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
3star
 

Alice Shepard is in a pickle. Her sister has planned a week long cruise to coincide with her wedding and Alice needs a date. Not any date you understand, but the kind of man that will make her cheating, lying ex-fiancé jealous. Her next door neighbour Noah seems to fit the bill and he reluctantly agrees to her proposition as he needs to escape impending doom in the form of an arranged marriage. Continue reading

Review: A Lady and Her Magic by Tammy Falkner

A Lady and her MagicTitle: A Lady and Her Magic (Faerie #1)
Author: Tammy Falkner
Release Date: 4 September 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 9781402268120
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2star

Sophia Thorne is a fairy on a mission armed with a little magic, a grandmother and a set of rules that she must never ever break. Sophia quickly settles in even though she isn’t that good at her job. She can’t afford to fail however as she might end up losing her wings. Continue reading

Review: Serendipity by Carly Phillips

SerendipityTitle: Serendipity (Serendipity #1)
Author: Carly Phillips
Release Date: 6 September 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 283 pages
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425243831
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4star
 

Faith Harrington had it all until her father got sent to jail. She lost her house, her money and more importantly, other people’s respect. Now she’s back and trying to make it as an interior designer. She thinks things can’t get any worse but then she discovers that the bad boy Ethan who once stole a kiss from her, now owns her family home. Continue reading

Review: A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean

A Rogue By Any Other NameTitle: A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels #1)
Author: Sarah MacLean
Release Date: 28 February 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Page count: 386 pages
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780062068521
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4star

Michael, Marquess of Bourne, may have lost everything in a card game but he has turned his fortunes around and become a partner in a gaming establishment. The one thing he desires above all is to regain Falconwell, the estate he gambled away. Since it has been included in Lady Penelope Marbury’s dowry, he decides to marry her and claim his land once and for all. Continue reading

Review: A Duchess to Remember by Christina Brooke

A Duchess to RememberTitle: A Duchess to Remember (Ministry of Marriage #3)
Author: Christina Brooke
Release Date: 26 June 2012
Genre: Historical Romance
Page count: 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Australia
ISBN: 9781921518843
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3star
 

Lady Cecily Westruther is happy to go along with the Ministry of Marriage’s plans and marry a duke. She craves independence and as the gentleman in question already has an heir and a mistress, she won’t have to spend any time with him. Now this is where things get a little silly but also a bit more entertaining. She wrote a damning letter about her fiancé when she ten and suddenly feels the need to retrieve it before her potential marriage can be destroyed. She dresses up as a footman and breaks into the house where she thinks the letter may be kept, only to encounter the owner Rand, Duke of Ashburn. Sparks fly between the two but Cecily refuses to break her engagement. Continue reading

Early Review: Along Came a Spider by Kate SeRine

Along Came a SpiderTitle: Along Came a Spider (Transplanted Tales #3)
Author: Kate SeRine
Release Date: 1 August 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 191 pages
Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 9781601831
Source: NetGalley – in exchange for an honest review
Links: Amazon / Goodreads
5star

I adored the first two novels in this series because of their characterisation, plots and settings so had very high expectations for this one. This is the story of Beatrice “Trish” Muffet and the spider who loved her, Nicky “Little Boy” Blue. Trish first met Nicky when they were transplanted and promptly fell in love. She watched from afar as Nicky built his criminal empire, married Jules Capulet (one of the Willies) and supported him after Jules was murdered. Jules’ death turned Nicky into “the Spider”, a vigilante, as he thinks that dealing with the scum of the earth may bring him closer to nailing Vlad Dracula. Vlad however is after Trish and Nicky is determined to protect her. Continue reading

Review: Make Mine a Bad Boy by Katie Lane

Make Mine a Bad BoyTitle: Make Mine a Bad Boy (Deep in the Heart of Texas #2)
Author: Katie Lane
Release Date: 1 June 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page count: 328 pages
Publisher: Forever
ISBN: 9780446582797
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3star
 

Hope is just plain out of luck. When she failed to make it big in Hollywood, she thought she could get hitched to her backup plan, Slate. Unfortunately her identical twin sister Faith has swept him off his feet and she’s all alone. Well, not quite all alone as Colt Lomax is determined to win Hope’s heart. Continue reading