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The Prince of Broadway

Uptown Girls, Book #2

by Joanna Shupe

File Size: 3556 KB

Print Length: 384 pages

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: December 30, 2019

Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

Language: English


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In the second novel in Joanna Shupe’s the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is–and too irresistible to deny.

Powerful casino owner.
Ruthless mastermind.
Destroyer of men.

He lives in the shadows . . .

As the owner of the city’s most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp . . . until now.

She is society’s darling . . .

Florence Greene is no one’s fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family . . . and she’s using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner–then open a casino of her own just for women.

With revenge on his mind, Clay agrees to mentor Florence. However, she soon proves more adept–and more alluring–than Clay bargained for. When his plans are threatened, Clay must decide if he is willing to gamble his empire on love.

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My Thoughts:

He lives in the shadows…

She is society’s darling…

In this second novel in the Uptown Girl series, by Joanna Shupe, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by one of the daughters of the man he intends to ruin.
Florence Greene comes to Clayton Madden’s casino even though women aren’t allowed. She intends to find out everything she can about running a casino since she wants to open one for women only.
What she finds is a man she simply can’t resist in spite of the fact that he intends to ruin her father.
Why does Clay hate her father so much? He has told her as much but refuses to divulge the reason.

In this, the second book of this series we meet the middle sister and society darling of the Greene household.

In the first book we met Mamie and Frank Tripp who is their father’s lawyer. These two are mentioned a few times in this latest book.

Both books in this series so far have been of the can’t put down variety. Sometimes the second book of a series is a disappointment after a fabulous start but not in this case. I found myself reading into the wee hours of the morning to make certain I didn’t miss one thing.
I in fact am already re-reading this one as I did the first book even though it has yet to release.
I gave it 4.95 of 5.0 stars for story line and characterization.
I received a complementary digital ARC of this book from Edelweiss+ to read.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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Rogue of Fifth Avenue + other Historical Romance Giveaway

There are 30 exciting Historical Romances up for grabs from a great collection of authors… AND a brand new eReader 😊. Joanna is giving away “The Rogue of Fifth Avenue”, book #1 in the Uptown Girls series. Ends on January 1, 2020, so hurry!

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The Work of Art

A Regency Romance

by Mimi Matthews

File Size: 3792 KB

Print Length: 392 pages

Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press

Publication Date: July 23, 2019

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English


“Matthews weaves suspense and mystery within an absorbing love story. Readers will be hard put to set this one down before the end.” 

-Library Journal, starred review

The work of ArtAn Uncommon Beauty…

Hidden away in rural Devonshire, Phyllida Satterthwaite has always been considered more odd than beautiful. But in London, her oddity has made her a sensation. Far worse, it’s caught the eye of the sinister Duke of Moreland—a notorious art collector obsessed with acquiring one-of-a-kind treasures. To escape the duke’s clutches, she’s going to need a little help.

An Unlikely Hero…

Captain Arthur Heywood’s days of heroism are long past. Grievously injured in the Peninsular War, he can no longer walk unaided, let alone shoot a pistol. What use can he possibly be to a damsel in distress? He has nothing left to offer except his good name.

Can a marriage of convenience save Philly from the vengeful duke? Or will life with Arthur put her—and her heart—in more danger than ever?

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The Lost Letter

A Victorian Romance

by Mimi Matthews

File Size: 3198 KB

Print Length: 244 pages

Publisher: Perfectly Proper Press

Publication Date: November 6, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B07777L5NP

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“The perfect quick read for fans of Regency romances as well as Victorian happily-ever-afters, with shades of Austen and the Brontës…” -RT Book Reviews

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England, 1860. An impoverished Victorian beauty is unexpectedly reunited with the now beastly earl who once broke her heart. Will they finally find their happily ever after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?


When the tragic death of her gamester father leaves her destitute and alone, society beauty Sylvia Stafford finds work as a governess in a merchant’s household in Cheapside. Isolated from the fashionable acquaintance of her youth, she resigns herself to lonely spinsterhood…until a mysterious visitor convinces her to temporarily return to her former life–and her former love.


Colonel Sebastian Conrad is no longer the dashing cavalry officer Sylvia once fell in love with. Badly scarred during the Sepoy Rebellion, he has withdrawn to his estate in rural Hertfordshire where he lives in near complete seclusion. Brooding and tormented, he cares nothing for the earldom he has inherited–and even less for the faithless beauty who rejected him three years before.


A week together in the remote Victorian countryside is the last thing either of them ever wanted. But when fate intervenes to reunite them, will a beastly earl and an impoverished beauty finally find their happily ever after? Or are some fairy-tale endings simply not meant to be?

My Thoughts:

Reviewed Sept. 11, 2017

This is the first time I have read anything by this author but it certainly will not be the last if I find anything else by her.

I looked her up through Bing Searches and found only one other book by her that appears to be a Historical Fiction title. It does not release until November so this book which releases September 19, 2017 is her debut novel.
I enjoyed this tale of second chances.
Interfering family as almost always had a hand in this tale.
A scarred hero and a thought to be faithless beauty are the catalyst in this well written tale.
Conrad’s love fro Sylvia is unmistakable but after leaving for war and never hearing from the beauty that has captured his heart he thinks she has forgotten him.
Sylvia thinks much the same as after writing to Conrad almost every day with no response she thinks he was only playing with her affections.
The interference of Sylvia’s father and her maid are solely responsible for what has happened.
Now Conrad’s younger sister has sought Sylvia out because she is sure this woman is just what her brother needs to bring him back to life after the battle that caused his scars.
This debut novel is a very well written and surprisingly poignant read. I made certain that there was no other books found that have been published by this author because it was hard to believe this could possibly be a debut effort.
I gave this book 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and character development and a sensual rating of 3 of 5 flames.
I would only have liked to see a little more delving into the original meeting of this hero and heroine.
I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book to read from the publisher via NetGalley.
This in no way affected my opinion of this book which I read and reviewed voluntarily.

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