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An Earl by Any Other Name


Sins and Scandals Book #1

by Lauren Smith

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: August 01, 2017


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Publisher’s Description:

An earl in the streets, a rogue in the sheets . . .

Leopold Graham, Lord Hampton, was never a man to let propriety stand in the way of his pursuit of pleasure. Hedonism is his only desire in life—until his father’s death saddles him with debts that threaten to bankrupt the entire family. Now the only thing that stands between him and utter ruin is marriage to a proper, and preferably wealthy, young lady.

Ivy Leighton is no sweet English rose. Perhaps it’s her gypsy roots, but she would rather make a spectacle of her independent spirit than sit quietly on the sidelines. If that means that the only place she’ll ever have in society is firmly on the shelf, then so be it. But when Ivy runs into the handsome, rakish Leo who’s looking for a respectable, well-bred wife, she can’t stop thinking about the troubles they can get into. Now she just has to convince him that a life with her is really what he needs.

My Thoughts:

This isn’t my first time reading Lauren Smith’s work. I adore the style of her historical romance books. I have only read one of her contemporary romance novels and although I prefer a historical it didn’t offend me. This book is more to my liking, though.
Lauren’s style keeps my interest even in a short read like this one.
The only thing I would change is the length to give the couple more time to develop a lasting relationship.
I realize that they had known each other as children and had been inseparable, but it has been sixteen years since they have laid eyes on each other.
Maybe their childhood caring will develop into a deeper love.

I gave this book 4.0 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3.75 of 5.0 flames. There is only one heated sexual scene and a few scattered kisses. This is exactly the right amount in this short read.

Lady Starling’s Stockings


A Novella

by Cerise DeLand


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Author/Publisher’s Description:

Regency Romance with Sizzle and Suspense!
One moonlit evening in her cousin’s garden, Lady Starling comes upon a masked stranger. She’s not seen him in years, but she well remembers his skills, his charms. When they were children, he saved her from a tumbril—and hid her from a mob. Together, the two of them ran to England, where he led her to safety.
But he stands before her now, a daring man still tempting fate. Monsieur Noir, he calls himself. And so he is, living in shadows, dark and dangerous to his enemies—and to her heart.
He needs her help to weed out the nemesis who lives in her cousin’s house, a vermin who conspires to end their fight against Napoleon.
They work together to discover their enemy in their midst. But can they rekindle the trust they once had for each other—and surrender to a new grand passion?

Enter The Brethren


Brethren of the Coast Book 1

by Barbara Devlin

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Publisher’s Description:

Book One in the Brethren of the Coast Series.

Fate brings them together in a dimly lit cabin. He is looking for revenge, and she is taking a bath.

Heartbroken and desperate to escape another London Season, Caroline Elliott stows away aboard a friend’s ship, never dreaming she’ll be mistaken for a courtesan and abducted by a handsome mariner with wounds as deep as her own. Trevor Marshall, sixth Earl of Lockwood, is a battle-hardened sea captain out to settle a score. But the inexpressibly gentle heart and unschooled passion of his beautiful captive weaken his resolve, and soon the seducer finds himself seduced by an unbridled desire unlike any he’s ever known.

What About Us

Bluff Harbor #2

by Emma Tharp

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Torn between her desire for the guy who has her heart and her loyalty to her best friend, Kate Bergman knows she must break her own heart to give her broken and fragile friend a shot at happiness.

But letting go of River McEwan is the hardest thing she’s ever done. Moving on is even harder–especially when River doesn’t want to let her go. As the two resist their passion for one another, Kate uncovers the truth about her best friend. As the three of them forge a new path of friendship and discovery, tragedy strikes. Now, it’s up to Kate to fight for the only man she’s ever loved. But can she make River forget about the past to find a future together?

What About Her

The Bluff Harbor Series Book 1

by Emma Tharp

Publication Date: March 3, 2017

Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Digital List Price: $2.99

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It’s been six months since Willow left Kate Bergman’s college dorm room to go for an evening run…and never came back.

Everybody else who loved Willow is ready for closure, but something deep inside Kate says that her dearest childhood friend is somehow still alive. And that obstinate conviction is alienating all the people Kate loves most.

Even River McEwan is upset with her, and that’s the deepest blow of all. River was Willow’s boyfriend, but the three of them—Kate, Willow, and River—have been friends since childhood.

When a professor assigns Kate and River to be partners in a joint research project, Kate hopes it’s a chance to tear down the barrier between them, but instead faces an even bigger challenge. As she and River meet over the school project, their renewed friendship flares into something more.

Soon River is enticing Kate to do things she’s never dreamed of. But while she can’t imagine giving up River, Kate doesn’t know whether she can—or even should—stop wondering whether Willow will ever come home….

About Emma Tharp:

Emma was raised in upstate NY. Being an only child, she spent a great deal of time alone dreaming up characters that would keep her company on long family road trips. Putting her writing on the back burner, she went to college and became a chiropractor. After spending 14 years healing patients, Emma decided—with the help of her amazingly supportive husband—to use the creative side of her brain and let her characters come to the page.

If she’s not writing, Emma can be found at the gym, one of her kids sporting events, Starbucks, or at a live music event.

A perfect day for Emma would be spent at her lake house with her husband, two ginger-haired children, and Vizsla, reading a book and drinking a large cup of coffee (or wine) with music playing in the background.


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