An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire | Manda Collins | Book Review

An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire is the second book in the A Lady’s Guide series by Manda Collins. I had previously read A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem which is the first book in the series. Inside of that book, the reader was able to get a little bit of a previewContinue reading “An Heiress’s Guide to Deception and Desire | Manda Collins | Book Review”

The Mistletoe Countess | Pepper D. Basham | Book Review

The Mistletoe Countess is a slow burn read. When I was first reading it, it was taking a bit to get into it. So I set it aide for a bit and when I picked it back up, it was easier to get into and I found myself enjoying the slow burn. It was aContinue reading “The Mistletoe Countess | Pepper D. Basham | Book Review”

Kissing Under Mistletoe | Anthology Review

Kissing Under The Mistletoe is an anthology of three novellas set during the month of December. Each story involves a female character who has been hurt before and feels that their chance for love has passed. The stories are sweet and each female character does find their happily every after. It was easy to getContinue reading “Kissing Under Mistletoe | Anthology Review”

Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology | Book Review

Mistletoe Christmas is an anthology written by four authors of romantic historical fiction. All of the stories are set during the Duke of Greystoke’s annual Christmas reverly: a well known celebration of plays, dances, and scandals. Particularly the scandals that lead to marriages. This hilarious setting provides the perfect backdrop for some good ol’ holidayContinue reading “Mistletoe Christmas: An Anthology | Book Review”

Never Fall For Your Fiancée | Virginia Heath | Book Review

Never Fall For Your Fiancée is a new historical romance written by Virginia Heath. It is the first in a new series The Merriwell Series. Actually it is a romantic comedy and it is so funny. The storyline and characters kept me entertained from beginning to end. There were two things that drew me toContinue reading “Never Fall For Your Fiancée | Virginia Heath | Book Review”

A Reckless Match | Kate Bateman | Book Review

A Reckless Match is the first book in the new series Ruthless Rivals by Kate Bateman. I was immediately drawn to this new series once I read the tag line “The first in a new regency romance series about two feuding families and reunited childhood enemies whose hatred turns to love.” Regency romance? Check. FeudingContinue reading “A Reckless Match | Kate Bateman | Book Review”

One For The Rogue | Manda Collins | Book Review

One for the Rogue is the final book in the Studies in Scandal series by Manda Collins. This final book does a great job of wrapping everything up with the four scholarly women of Lady Celeste’s estate. The focus is primarily on the journey of Gemma, a geologist, and her hate-love relationship with Lord CameronContinue reading “One For The Rogue | Manda Collins | Book Review”

Wallflower Most Wanted | Manda Collins | Book Review

Wallflower Most Wanted is the third book in the Studies in Scandal series by Manda Collins. This one features young artistic scholar Sophia Hastings, who is one of the heiresses that inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp’s estate. She overhears a conversation which makes her believe that another artist is in danger and she makes it herContinue reading “Wallflower Most Wanted | Manda Collins | Book Review”

Bombshell | Sarah MacLean | Book Review

Bombshell is the first book in Sarah MacLean’s new Hell’s Belles series and it is dynamite! If this one was any indication, I’m going to love this whole series. It was so much fun and filled with dynamic characters, hot chemistry, delicious longing, and just a touch of scandal. It is one hell of aContinue reading “Bombshell | Sarah MacLean | Book Review”

The Royal Correspondent | Alexandra Joel | Book Review

The Royal Correspondent is a historical fiction story set in the 1960s. It follows the main character Blaise Hill as she tries to find her way as a journalist in a male dominated world. Unfortunately before she can get a full start on her career path, she finds herself in the wrong place at theContinue reading “The Royal Correspondent | Alexandra Joel | Book Review”

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