Thirsty For Romance Thursday Bargains, Freebies & Reviews


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When to Engage an Earl


Spinster House Series, Book #3

by Sally MacKenzie

Publisher’s Description:

If love is a malady, the Spinster House ladies have caught it, one by one.

Miss Jane Wilkinson couldn’t be more delighted when her two best friends marry, creating a much-desired vacancy at the Spinster House. For the first time in her twenty-eight years, Jane can be free of her annoying older brother and enjoy complete solitude—with the exception of the Spinster House cat, Poppy. If only Jane’s unruly thoughts didn’t keep drifting to handsome Alex, Earl of Evans, in the most
un-spinster like ways…

Though jilted once, Alex has always intended to marry and raise a family. Now that his two closest friends have tied the knot, he is more determined than ever to find a wife. If only it wasn’t the intriguing Miss Jane Wilkinson that his heart—as well as the rest of him—desired. Not only does she appear uninterested in marriage, it’s clear she’s the managing sort. And yet, despite Alex’s fiercely independent spirit, the idea of being managed by her is quite appealing. Now if he can only convince her to give up her beloved Spinster House in favor of a far more pleasurable home—in his arms…

My Thoughts:

This is book #3 of this heartwarming and hilarious series. I hate to see it coming to an end.

We have previously been introduced to all of the characters involved so I would advise reading this entire series in order. You would not exactly be lost but it is important that you know what has happened in the other books to enjoy this one to the fullest.

Jane is the current Spinster House spinster. The others who have preceded her have given up that honor by becoming married women instead.
Alex is the best friend of the grooms of the ladies who previously presided in the spinster house.

Although they have met before they have not allowed their attraction to each other show, or at least they think they haven’t.
Will the last Spinster House spinster give in to love?

I know you can not help but be entertained by this final book in this series. Be sure to reads them all in order so that you get the full impact of the series.

I gave this book 4.75 of 5 stars for storyline and characterization and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5 flames.

I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I reviewed voluntarily

Excerpt from When to Engage an Earl

About The Author:

Sally MackenzieUSA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie writes funny, sexy romances set in her favorite time period (other than the present): Regency England.

Her novella, “The Duchess of Love,” was a 2013 RITA® finalist, and two of her books—The Naked King and Bedding Lord Ned—made ALA Booklist’s top ten romances for their respective years.

Many of her books are available in audio format, and her stories have been translated into Czech, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. 

Sally graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame in the first class of women. She’s a Cornell Law School dropout, former federal regulation writer, recovering parent volunteer, mother of four grown sons, and middle-of-the-lane Masters swimmer. She loves to travel, especially to England to research historic sites and hike through—and frequently get lost in—the English countryside.

A native of Washington, D. C., she lives with her husband in suburban Maryland, not far from her childhood home.

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• Sally is represented by Represented by Jessica Faust at BookEnds, LLC

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Ian’s Rose

The Mackintoshes and McLarens Book #1

by Suzan Tisdale

Digital List Price: $4.99

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Ian’s Rose picks up where Frederick’s Queen left off.

They should never have stolen his wife.
Ian Mackintosh and his bride, Rose, return to McLaren Lands to rebuild all that was destroyed by the previous laird. Believing bad times and evil men are behind them, they’ve let their guard down. Ian’s world is turned upside down one cold winter’s night when Rose is kidnapped.
Desperate, he is willing to make a deal with the devil himself in order to ensure her safe return. And he may have done just that when he agrees to work with the brother of the man responsible for tearing his world apart. 
Is there a price too high to save the woman you love?

The Third Son

A Fantasy Historical Romance

Kings of Cardenas Series Book 1

by Elise Marion

Digital List Price: $0.99

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1261441964Publisher’s Description:

Rake. Rogue. Scoundrel.

Each of these words has been used to describe Damien Largess, youngest prince of Cardenas. But when he steps into a glittering ballroom on the night of his twenty-fifth birthday, the roguish young prince’s life will be forever changed.

Beautiful. Graceful. Sensual.

When Esmeralda steps into king’s ballroom to perform for the prince’s twenty-fifth birthday, every eye in the room is upon her. One pair of eyes intrigues her most of all … those of Prince Damien, seeming to stare straight through to her soul.

The two know nothing can ever come of their love; he is a prince, and she a Gypsy dancer. Yet, neither can seem to resist the passion that sparks when they are together, or the unmistakable call of destiny forcing their lives onto the same path.

However, love is not the only thing destiny has in store …

With a deadly plot against the royal family surrounding him in danger and intrigue, Damien will face a decision he never thought he would have to make. Will he step up to claim a responsibility that should never have fallen to the third son? Or will he abandon it to risk all for love?

Kings of Cardenas Series Reading Order

  1. The Third Son
  2. The Second Son
  3. The Lady Knights of Barony
  4. Gypsy Rose
  5. The Gypsy
  6. The Mistress (Bonus Novella)

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