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Sweet Surrender 

By Naima Simone

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Blurb:

Killing the messenger is frowned upon. Okay, then… What about laying the messenger on the nearest flat surface and making her scream with pleasure?

 

From the moment Hayden Reynolds approaches Griffin Sutherland in the local, Florida dive bar, all he can think about is fisting her dark curls and stroking those gorgeous curves. But hell would freeze over before she allowed him to touch her because she’s the woman he left behind five years earlier. And now she’s there to deliver a message—an ultimatum—from his estranged father. Blackmail forces Griffin, black sheep of his powerful Texas family, back home to play nice. But the terms of his bargain say nothing about not satisfying his need for the woman he’s never forgotten…never stopped wanting…

 

Hayden is no longer the naive girl who once fiercely loved a golden Sutherland and believed he and a maid’s daughter could live happily ever after. Griffin broke her all those years ago, but she forced herself to pick up the pieces and move on. Now he’s back in Texas, acting the part of the proper, dutiful son. But there’s nothing proper about the detailed—dirty—descriptions of how he wants to touch her…take her… Though her body heats every time he’s near, she refuses to surrender to his special brand of passion. Griffin may have returned home, but he’s leaving again. And this time he won’t take her heart with him…

 

Author’s Note: This book was originally included in The Sutherlands anthology, published in 2016. New content has not been added to this erotic contemporary romance novella.

 

Gwessie’s Review: 

Goodreads My rating 4*

Naughtiness 4*

 

Utterly loved this book most definitely a story I adore and very much love, only reason I finished on 11th was I was reading it well past midnight when I’d finished.

 

As always I will not give spoilers but I will say though there is naughtiness, there is very much the right amount in balance with the story, not many authors get the naughtiness and romance level right but Naima and many more I adore reading do, this fantastic book has everything you can want and a roller coaster of twists and turns I do hope we see our hero’s brother with his own story in the future along with the others in the series.

 

Thank you so much Naima for writing it. 💕

This book publishes tomorrow 15aug pre order kindle price £0.99p

I don’t know if the whole series is being revised,  but I will definitely be collecting them.

Annie Burrows The Major Meets His Match (Mills and Boon Historical) (Brides For Bachelors, Book 1)

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The major must wed
Wastrel, rebel, layabout…just a few of the names Lord Becconsall has hidden his quick intellect and sharp wit behind over the years. Recently titled, ex-military and required to wed, Jack views ton ladies with a cynical eye… Until he falls upon–quite literally–Lady Harriet Inskip.
After years of being overlooked, Harriet cannot believe that Lord Becconsall is the only person to truly see her. But between his taunts and her fiery disposition, it’s soon clear that the major has finally met his match!
Brides for Bachelors Eligible rakes walk down the aisle!
My Thoughts
 
This is the first book that I have read by Annie Burrows and it won’t be the last, I really enjoyed reading this book and I can highly recommend this book.  I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.  I found this book had a lot of humour and sometimes the story could pull at your heart strings, (well it did for me).  As with all my reviews I will talk a little of the characters.
Lady Harriet is a woman who as been brought up differently to girls of the same class as herself, when in the country Harriet likes nothing better that riding her horse and wearing some of her brothers clothes, her parents have there own interests her mother likes everything to do with science and cannot be bothered with running a house so Harriet is the one who makes sure the family home is running well, her father is busy making sure that her brother’s know how the estate is been run.
So if it wasn’t for Harriet’s Aunt Susan and sponsoring her come out with her cousin Kitty, Harriet would never have seen London but the town isn’t what Harriet thought it would be until she meets Lord Becconsall but at the time of the meeting she only knows him as Ulysses.

So this a good time to introduce Ulysses or Jack Hesketh but to give him is proper title Lord Becconsall, who was a major in the army and has recently come into the title.   Jack has three other friends.  Lord Rawcliffe = Zeus, Captain Bretherton = Atlas and Thomas Kellett = Archie.  These friends have known each other since they were at school, but then they separated and they got back together to celebrate the return of Jack, were he fell from his horse a little worse for ware and this is how Harriet and Jack met.

I found Jack to be funny and loyal, he was always on Harriet’s side and unbeknown to him was slowly falling in love with her.  Like Harriet, Jack was the youngest and again forgotten son and he should never have inherited the title but his two older brothers had died.  Also Jack and his friends have a wager Jack is determined to prove to Zeus that Harriet is a proper lady.  (I will dare anyone not to laugh when the wager is revelled).

So from here I won’t reveal much more only that Harriet knows that Jack and his friends have a wager and Harriet then needs Jack’s help with proving her Aunt Susan’s innocence to her Uncle Hugo.

As I said before I loved the book and I’m so looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

For this book I will give 5/5 stars and at the moment the book is on pre-order and the book is released on 1st September from Amazon.co.uk

I received this ARC from the Author in return for a hinest review.

Gwessie’s Review’s

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With book #3 of Stacys Wedded by Scandal series out next week, I have had the honor and privilege of reading the first two in the series and the next book in the series “How to Marry A Marquess” which is due out on the 14th of August also currently on pre order most definitely on Amazon,hence my reason for doing all three in one post, I can tell you book three is not the last in the series and I will most definitely be after reading them aswell. 

 

Accidentally Compromising The Duke. 

By Stacy Reid

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Blurb:

England, 1817.

 

Miss Adeline Hays is out of options. Determined to escape marriage to a repugnant earl, Adeline plans to deliberately allow herself to be caught in a compromising position at a house party with the much kinder man she’d hoped to marry. Instead, Adeline accidentally enters the wrong chamber and tumbles into the bed of the mad duke.

 

Edmond Rochester, the duke of Wolverton, is seeking a wife to care for his two daughters. A young lady of sensibilities, accomplishment, and most importantly, one who he is not attracted to—a complete opposite of the bewitching beauty who traps him into marriage. But despite the lust he feels for his new duchess, Edmond is resolved to never allow them intimacy, refusing to ever again suffer the tormenting loss of a loved one.

 

Gwessie’s Review:

Goodreads My. Rating 5*

Naughtiness 4*

Absolutely adored this book, found it very difficult to put down as always with Stacys books.

As always I will not give spoilers but I can say I was completely drawn into the story adored the journey to the end of this book, It is the first in a series though can be read as a stand alone but I urge any who love Regency with a great story and romance including lots of tweets and turns aswell as meeting alot of the other characters we will meet through the book and the series, I thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and learning their story some of which more will unfold in their books later.

So glad I get to read the next in the series. I’m addicted to series Regencies, including this one. Thank you Stacy for Writing it 💕

 

Currently £0.99 on Kindle.

Wicked In His Arms.

By Stacy Reid

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Tobias Walcott, the Earl of Blade, has learned it is best to exercise rigid control over his passions and emotions in all that he does. Uncaring that it makes him seem cool and aloof to most in the ton, he is content with his desire to only woo agreeable and demur females. Then unforeseen circumstances see him trapped in a closet at a house party with the last woman he would ever make his countess.

Lady Olivia Sherwood is everything he should not desire in a female—unconventional, too decisive, and utterly without decorum. But passion ignites between them and they are discovered. Honor demands they wed, and while Tobias finds himself unwillingly drawn to the bewitching beauty, he must do everything not to tempt the passion that burns in him for her, lest it leads to disastrous consequences.

Gwessie’s Review:

Goodreads. My rating 5*

Naughtiness 4*

Most definitely adored this book for many reasons, there’s something about honour and stubbornness in a hero that makes him more endearing but takes a feisty heroine to get through to him.

As always I won’t give spoilers or any more than is not given in the blurb, as that does the author and potential reader an unjustice.  I will say those who love Regency Romance will definitely love this as well as those who adore love being the best medicine you can have wether stubbornness or honour demand it or not Love is more important and the harder won the stronger the love.

Thank you so much Stacy for Writing this book xxxxx

Currently £2.84 on kindle

How to Mary A Marquess.

By Stacy Reid

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Blurb:

Lady Evie Chesterfield is a darling of the ton who refuses to become engaged. She’s been desperately in love with her brother’s friend, Richard Maitland, Marquess of Westfall, since forever. But the dark, dangerous marquess only sees her as a friend and refuses to marry any woman. When circumstances change and Evie has no choice but to take a husband, she decides to convince London’s most notorious gentleman to marry her by seducing the scoundrel.

Richard Maitland decided long ago that he wanted nothing to do with love. So when the gorgeous, off-limits Evie asks him for lessons in seduction, Richard knows he’s playing with fire. Despite Richard’s determination to protect her from his dastardly reputation, he is tested at every turn by his need for the infuriating, but enticing, Lady Evie. Before too long he is faced with making an impossible choice…

 

Gwessie’s Review:

Goodreads My rating 5*

Naughtiness 4*

Although I love the whole series so far and they can be read separately I adore this book the most, that may or may not change but from the first book I shipped these two and so glad they have their own story. Yes it can be read as a stand alone but I urge you to get all of them if you can I ll be binge reading the whole series to get her back to back when all have been released so I can love them all over again.

As always I won’t give spoilers as it’s unfair to the author and potential readers to spoil what’s not already mentioned in the blurb, I will say I loved this book so much literally read it in one go point blank refused to put it down and most definitely lived every second.

Fantastic as always Stacy thank you so very much for writing this book and giving me the honour and privilege to read it as an arc.

Available on pre order with Kindle as telesales on 14th August pre orderprice is currently £0.99p

While each could be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend collecting them all,  as the characters definitely appear through the series. I believe there is definitely another book though the plan is that this will be 6 books in allm I am definitely a happy bunny about that I can tell you. These are not the first of Stacys books I’ve read and I will very much collecting as many of her already released books as I can aswell as the rest of the series as they become available  💜

 

 

 

No Accident by Robert Crouch

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Please come back and visit The Review Sisters on the 29th August to read Alison’s review of No Accident by Robert Crouch.

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No Accident – Robert Crouch – Blurb

Nothing happens by accident, according to Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. When he ignores a restraining order to investigate the death of Syd Collins in a work accident at Tombstone Adventure Park, he clashes with the owner, playboy millionaire, Miles Birchill, who has his own reasons to block the investigation.
Determined to uncover the truth, Kent casts aside procedure and defies suspension when he becomes convinced that Collins’ death is no accident.
But as Kent rushes to identify the killer and prevent more deaths, he faces even more unpleasant surprises when his professional and private worlds collide with devastating consequences.
Set in and around the beautiful South Downs of East Sussex, No Accident is the first novel in a new series that brings a fresh and irreverent twist to the traditional whodunit.

 

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Sara Portman The Reunion (Brides of Beadwell)

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Blurb

Lady Emmaline Shaw’s reputation was irreparably damaged when her fiancé, John Brantwood, disappeared immediately after their engagement four years ago. Since then, she’s grown from a shy, uncertain girl to a woman who knows her own mind. And what she knows is that London society holds nothing for her.

Rumor has it that John ran off to war and died in battle. Now, as the new Duke of Worley, his shocking resurrection throws the ton into a tizzy and makes him one of England’s most sought after bachelors—except that he’s already engaged.

John needs a wife capable of smoothing his beloved sister’s introduction into society. But though Emma
happily grants him his freedom, her fiery beauty and resilient spirit hold him captive. In fact, John has no intention of letting her go. Her fate is now in his hands, but will her heart be safe there as well?

My Thoughts

Well what can I say about this book, just that it was fantastic and absolute pleasure to read.  I will definitely be reading more of Sara’s books in the future.  I can highly recommend this book.  There is a reason for John disappearing for four years but I’m not going to reveal it, I will give my thoughts on John and Emma.

My review

The last time John The Duke of Worley saw Emma she was seventeen and he was Viscount Brantwood when she looked at him wide-eyed and mute (well you would too if your father had just announced your betrothal and just met the man he intended for you to marry), well Emma was seventeen and the Viscount had made it plain he disliked her.  After that encounter the Viscount disappeared presumed dead and in that time Emmaline’s parents died and she went to live with her much beloved aunt and uncle and the Viscount’s father also died and he then became the The Duke of Worley.

So four years later Emmaline is at a ball when she overhears gossip from Lady Wolfe and her gaggle of clucking matrons (Emma’s words not mine), about the sudden return of The Duke of Worley.  (you will get to know more on Lady Wolfe further in the book).  John is also at the ball with his best friend Hugh Brydes (Hugh knows the real reason why John disappeared and has kept the secret), and is looking for a wife completely forgetting he already has a fiancee.  When John finally does meet Emma he doesn’t even recognise her much to her annoyance, if it wasn’t for Emma’s aunt he wouldn’t even had a clue.

In a private conversation Emma says the best quote to John.  Is your ego really so bruised you would punish me by threatening to push forward with  this ridiculous engagement?  You would bat me around like a cat’s toy just to remind me of your superiority.

All I will say from here is that there is the cat and mouse chase (not that John or Emma are a mouse) and eventually they do get married were Emma strikes up a bargain.  This story does pull at your heart in more ways and sometimes I wanted to shake either John or Emma because you can see were they are going wrong.

John is arrogant but he has is reasons, mainly he doesn’t want to be like his father who pushed his mother away and John doesn’t want to get to close to Emma just in case he does to her.  This is were I wanted to shake him because I could see he was completely different to his father, John had a heart his father didn’t.

Emma doesn’t want to marry John, she wants to live as a spinster in her cottage that she inherited when her parents died and look after the garden that her mother worked on.  Again I could see this would be a big mistake for Emma and again I wanted to shake her and see sense that John is really good for her and luckily she finally agrees to marry John but it had to be a marriage of convenience.

As I said before this was a fabulous book and one I can highly recommend.

I will definitely give 5/5 stars and this book can be purchased at Amazon.co.uk

The next book is called The Offer and this book is about Lucy who is Emma’s best friend.

I received this book from Netgalley in return for a honest review.
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Gwessie’s Review

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Dangerous Dukes

By Carole Mortimer

Arc review from Mills and Boon Insiders

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Blurb:

Men about town…

Marcus Wilding: Duke of Pleasure

Marcus Wilding is the most accomplished lover in England and Lady Julianna Armitage needs him to teach her the art of love. Julianna is determined to maintain control, but as Marcus unleashes a sensual siege that awakens every sense, it is clear that losing control can be the most delicious thing of all!

 

Zachary Black: Duke of Debauchery

When Zachary Black comes face to face with beautiful Lady Georgianna Lancaster – his former fiancée – he’s disturbed. Maybe the best way to restore his equilibrium is to hold her captive… and turn the secrets of the past into the sins of the present!

 

Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire

Darian Hunter is a legendary rake and notorious bachelor. Mariah Beecham, Countess of Carlisle is society’s scandalous widow and secret agent of the crown. What will happen when, posing as lovers to stop an assassination, the temptation to indulge their every desire becomes overwhelming…

 

Gwessie’s Review:

Goodreads  My 5*

Received arcs in collection Dangerous Dukes 3in1 by Carole Mortimer in this collection from Mills and Boon Insider’s in return for an honest review.

Naughtiness 4.5*

Absolutely adored all three for many different reasons but most of all the fact that I’ve always adored Carole’s books she never fails to deliver.

As always I will not give spoilers it is unfair to the author and the prospective reader, I will however tell you that these books are very addictive. The only reason it took me most of the week to read all three was purely due to my health. Otherwise I would have devoured them all in one go, as when I was able to read I was captivated and couldn’t put them down. All three stories had me glued and wanting more and I adored the endings for each.

Thank you Lady Carole for writing them and thank you Mills and Boon Insiders for requesting I read them 💖