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Shell’s Review Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr. Gray by Janice Preston

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Love or family…
How can she choose between them?
Lady Cecily Beauchamp has always put her family first. Until she falls under the spell of the mysterious Zachary Gray—a man of Romany descent. Knowing her family will forbid their match, Cecily steels herself to do her duty and marry elsewhere. Only she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Zach as the spark between them ignites a passion neither can deny!
Normally I wouldn’t have read this book just yet, but when Janice sent me the book she teased me with some names from the book and of course my curiosity got the better of me, and I’m so pleased it did.
If you have been following the Beauchamp series, then you will know all about Leo (sigh) and Vernon.  This time we are following Cecily who if you remember is their younger sister, and from the age of seventeen has helped to bring up Leo’s children Dominic, Alex and Olivia from his first marriage.
But now that Leo has married Rosalind and Vernon has recently married Thea.  Cecily feels she has lost her place in the family and at thirty she knows, she will be invisible to the men of the ton.  Its while Cecily is at Vernon’s wedding that she meets Zach.
I must point out, please don’t think that Cecily isn’t a strong woman, because she is, she just feels she hasn’t a purpose in the family now that her nephews and niece are now grown.  So Cecily comes up with a plan, to get married to a man, who appears on the outside to be a respectable gentleman, but underneath he is horrible.
As you know if you have been following my reviews of the Beauchamp’s, then you know how much I love Leo.  Unfortunately this time Leo is now second to Zach, so what can I say about Zach, apart from he is utterly gorgeous.  He is a man who was born into one world, but had to go into another when hi father died, but he is a man who is so kind and gentle, and not just Cecily.  But when Zach is pushed he will defend himself, but not in a violent way.
As I was reading the description about Zach, he reminded me of Aidan Turner…which I’m pleased to say Janice did confirm for me.  Now you know why Leo has come second.
As I said at the beginning, Janice teased me with some names, so I will share the names, first we have Athena, Myrtle, Sancho Panza and Titan.  Two of these I would love to have.

Also in the book, we get to see Olivia, her book is next.  She is going to be a minx and I can see Leo being a very over protective father.  He was also tried to be a over protective brother, and I can understand why, but he had to trust Cecily and I was so pleased he did.  I just adored the ending of the book, and it made cry because it was so beautiful.

As you can gather I adored this book and I will definitely give it 5/5 stars, if I could give more I would.

This book is on pre-order at Amazon and is released on 3rd May.

The next book is Lady Olivia And The Infamous Rake, this book is on pre-order at Amazon and is released on 23rd August, this is book 4 in the Beauchamp series.

I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.


Shell’s Review From Governess To Countess by Marguerite Kaye

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The scandalous truth…
She’s the Count’s new mistress!
In this Matches Made in Scandal story Count Aleksei Derevenko hires governess Allison Galbraith for her skills as a herbalist, not as a mistress! But when rumours spread Allison is shocked by her wanton reaction to Aleksei. His inscrutable icy blue eyes promise white-hot nights of sin! She knows too well how fragile her reputation is, but will the price of their passion be worth paying?
This is book one in the Matches Made in Scandal.  The best way to describe this book is that its a romance with a hint of murder mystery, which for me was a brilliant and this book is a must read and comes highly recommended.

Alison has a kind heart and will help anyone, that is until she was ruined and she had to live in exile, but she also has a strong mind, and this shown throughout the book.  And its while she is living in her cottage, that The Procurrer arrives with a offer to work as a Governess for Count Aleksei Derevenko in St. Petersburg.

Oh Aleksei is just gorgeous, who I adored from first meeting him in the book.  And now that his brother and sister in law have recently died, he needs help with his nieces and nephew oh and their dog, who sounds utterly adorable.  But because the children’s original governess has disappeared Aleksei feels somethings just don’t add up.

What I also loved about the book was the way Marguerite describe St. Petersburg and the palace, I could see it in all its glory, which for me makes me part of the book.

I give this book a definite.

This book can be purchased from Amazon and all other retailers.

The next book in this series is From Courtesan To Convenient Wife and on pre-order at Amazon and is released on 22nd March.

I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

Gwessie’s Review

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From Governess to Countess.

By Margeurite Kaye


Blurb :

The scandalous truth about the count’s new mistress! A Matches Made in Scandal story Count Aleksei Derevenko has hired governess Allison Galbraith for her skills as a herbalist, not a mistress! But when rumors spread, Allison is more shocked by her wanton reaction to Aleksei–inscrutable and impossibly handsome, his icy blue eyes promise white-hot nights of sin. She knows too well how fragile her reputation is, but will the price of their passion be worth paying?


Review :Goodreads my rating 5 *

Naughtiness 3. 5*


Utterly beautiful, most definitely another series starting brilliantly as I’m sure they all will be. Definitely enchanting and I truly adored getting to know our characters, our Heroine and Hero most deservedly of each other as are the characters around them.


As always I will not give spoilers, those who love historical romance, scandals, feisty smart heroines, and mysterious goings on will adore this book as much as I have and definitely recommend it highly and cannot wait for the next in the series.


Thank you so very much Lady Margeurite for writing this awesome book and for the honour to read it. Xx

Shell’s Review Wicked Captive (Regency Sinner’s 5) by Carole Mortimer

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51Cj4lKwkmLLord Jericho Black, the Marquis of Wessex, is not looking forward to the visit of his ward, Lady Jocelyn Forbes, to his Devonshire home.

Jocey is not actually Jericho’s ward but his father’s. But as his father lives permanently in Scotland, and is considered to be eccentric by polite members of Society and more than a little strange by the majority, Jericho has taken it upon himself to act as Jocey’s guardian in his father’s stead these past three years.

A bachelor of five and thirty, Jericho finds the role of guardian to a young lady difficult enough at the best of times, but finding himself charged with the unpleasant duty of proving or disproving whether Jocey is guilty of treason, is going to make this visit even more taxing than usual.

Jocey is looking forward to seeing and being with Lord Jericho Black again, the man she has secretly been in love with since he became her guardian when she reached the age of eighteen. She is no longer that gauche and awkward young girl, and she is determined Jericho will now see her as a desirable woman, and worthy of his attention.

From the moment Jocey arrives in Devon, even more beautiful than Jericho remembers her to be, and possessed of the sophistication and confidence of a woman who knows her own mind, Jericho quickly realizes it is not irritation he now feels toward Jocey but desire. A desire he is finding it more and more difficult to resist.

When Jericho receives the shocking news of one close friend’s unexpected death, and the serious injury of another, it becomes imperative he learn the truth as quickly as possible, so as to avoid more blood being shed.

Even if it requires Jericho make Jocey his prisoner and seduce the truth from her.


So this is book 5, normally I go into great detail when I’m doing my reviews…but for this one I can’t give too much away, because it would spoil the book.

This series has been a joy to read, and I’m always looking forward to the next book.  So in this book we meet Lord Jericho Black, the Marquis of Wessex, who with his friends formed the Sinners, and its now down to Jericho to find the spy.  And the name he has is his ward Jocey.

Jocey is one of those girls, that she wears her heart on her sleeve and she has had a crush on Jericho for quite awhile, and because she has been in London for her season and then onto France to visit her mother’s relatives, its been some months since Jericho has seen her and when he does, he is amazed at her transformation.

Gone is gauche young girl and in her place is a beautiful woman, I mean what was Jericho expecting, that Jocey would stay a young girl.  And for both of them there is an instant attraction, but because Jericho has to find out if Jocey is the spy, things become complicated, and not just matters of the heart, but also from the Sinners.

As with all of Carole’s books if you don’t like explicit language and sexual content then these books are not for you.

For me this book is a



This book is available to buy from Amazon and all other retailers.

The next book is Wicked Temptation (Regency Sinners 6) and is available for pre-order at Amazon and is released on 27th April.

Gwessie’s Review

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By Samantha Leal



Blurb :

Will these Fated Mates prove to be the key to the survival of his pack…or will their heat burn down everthing it touches?


Esme has spent her life wandering…just as her mother had…guided perhaps by a force greater than herself, she decides to book a train ticket on a whim…with the idea that she will get off when it “feels right”. Little does she suspect where this feeling will lead her…


Zeke is embroiled in the middle of a dangerous turf war. His Lost Alphas pack may be facing extinction…and they need him now more than ever. Can he afford a distraction from this curvy beauty that is lighting his fire?


What neither of them knows is that forces are at work far greater than either of them as this tale traces and connects past and present, as well as fate and destiny. Could Esme and Zeke’s love be the key to all of their salvation? Or will they be outcast to the shadows with the wolves once more?


Welcome to Lost Creek, a small mountain town full of secrets…


This is a STAND ALONE NOVELLA that continues the ongoing tale of LOST CREEK…


**This is a novella length 30,000 word, standalone fated mates shifter romance. For a limited time, I’ve included bonus stories.**


Warning: This ebook contains mature themes and language and is meant for 18+ readers only.


Review : Goodreads my rating 5 *


Naughtiness 2*


Absolutely love this series by Samantha, each book as it comes out becomes a favourite and I’m truly adoring every character, situation and story arc that happens,


Thank you for writing this awesome book xxx


Shell’s Review The Ton’s Most Notorious Rake by Sarah Mallory

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She’s vowed to stay clear of men…
But can she resist the ton’s most notorious rake?
Alone in the dirt, her ankle in agony, the last person Molly Morgan wants to come to her rescue is the handsome yet infuriating Beau Russington. Molly does her utmost to avoid scandalous rakes like Russ, and his dangerous allure shakes up her quiet country life. But the sparks between them could be explosive if Molly only dares to surrender…
Normally in a review I would go into a lot of detail…but for this review if I did then they would be a lot of spoilers and I try not to do that.
This was a great book and comes highly recommended, if you have read Sarah’s other books, then you will know what a treat it is.

Beau Russington for me isn’t your typical rake, he’s a rake with a heart, and that shows more and more when he is with Molly.  Unfortunately to start with Molly isn’t that impressed with Beau.  For you see Molly has had a bad experience with men and from that she opened Prospect House, with the help of some friends, while I was reading for me this is Molly’s greatest achievement and she loves what she does at the house.

From the moment we meet Beau, I liked him and I was forever telling Molly that she was wrong about Beau.  And I was also telling her to trust her heart, which for Molly to give her heart to another man is far more dangerous.

I give this book 5/5 stars.  This book is released on 22nd February and can be purchased from Amazon and all retailers.
I received this ARC from the author in return for a honest review.

Gwessie’s Review

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The Witches of Freedom Moon-Boxset.

By Wynter Daniels


Blurb :

Book One – HIDDEN MAGIC – A witch on the run finds refuge in a spiritual camp until the disappearance of a local teenager forces her into action.

Book Two – KILLER MAGIC – A psychic’s powers ramp up after a knock on her head. But when she becomes a suspect in a series of arson fires, she’s forced to rely upon the son of the man who thinks she’s a killer.

Book Three – DREAM MAGIC – A dreamwalker must win over a non-believer whose life is in jeopardy before it’s too late.


Review : Goodreads my  rating 5 *

Naughtiness 4*


Absolutely magnificent trilogy.


I utterly adore all three books in this box set, the pairings, characters every arc of each most definitely adore.


I won’t give spoilers but I will tell you this, if you love the perfect balance of romance and naughtiness mixed in with mystery, action, magic aswell as foes and adventures to fight through, then you will adore these books, I’d most definitely recommend buying them in this format though each could be read as a stand alone. I’m greedy and love when a series of characters mingle with each other through out.



Very awesome trilogy Wynter, thank you so much for writing them and giving us the honour of reading them. Xxx