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The Secret Life of Lady Lucinda
Sophie Barnes
Enslave
Felicity E. Heaton

Different, passionate and sweet!

Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington, #1) - Maureen Driscoll

 This book has a fresh beginning, a bit like “Outlander”, and it kept me interested to read more about the characters.(...) I’m excited about this author and interested in finding other books written by her. For a debut title, this is a win!

 

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McKee crafted a highly pleasurable reading experience.

Two Sinful Secrets - Laurel McKee

Laurel is a skillful and talented storyteller, I couldn't get enough, turning the pages in a frenzy to see how the plot would develop. Interesting main characters who are great together, and a not so typical story made this book special in my opinion. I won't give away much about the plot line, but  you never know what might happen next

 

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Review: Two Sinful Secrets

Two Sinful Secrets is a sexy page turner that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

The Author's Guide To Working With Book Bloggers (Building Blocks to Author Success Series)

The Author's Guide to Working With Book Bloggers - Barb Drozdowich

A book like this needed to be written. Now there's no excuse for authors not to know what a guest post or a blog tour is. Barb covers basic topics like what to look for when making a Query to the "Etiquette of the Blogosphere" and Social Media.

Nowadays authors promote themselves. They must have a a guide to help them through it. "The Author's Guide To Working With Book Bloggers" them a great insight on what to expect from the interaction with bloggers, how to make this partnership valuable for both sides and understand the book blogger's perspective. Very informative and reliable. Very informative and reliable, An instructive tool for authors.
Loving Lady Marcia - Kieran Kramer Absolutely loved it! Great book, Kieran's writing is impressive!

Review to come..
Seduced by a Pirate - Eloisa James What. A. Pirate!

I really adored this book. It's fun, fast paced and has great characters. It's had to find well-balanced novellas, that leave you satisfied and pleased with it, without that sense of "unfinished business" in your mind.

Seduced by a Pirate was able to captivate and entertain. Eloisa James is such a great storyteller, we get to really see the character's personalities and t
heir background, and it doesn't feel rushed.

The pirate is sexy, the heroine is fierce, and overall it presented much more than I wanted for this read. You can't go wrong with Eloisa James.

You don't have to read the previous books in this series to read this novella.

Full review: http://wp.me/p27N1w-1CS

Stitch - Samantha Durante Stitch had a very original concept, but it lacked character development and a more balanced plot structure.

I’m sad that there is very little romance to talk about. The story begins very slow paced with only tiny developments in the story till we reach chapter 22.

This debut has a great potential, but unfortunately, is overshadowed by a lot of elements that didn’t quite work out. The next installments in this series can be very promising if the same errors don’t happen again. This series deserves to have it’s chance to shine!

full review: http://reading-romances.com/review-stitch-by-samantha-durante/
Poison Princess - Kresley Cole Probably my favorite book this year! Kresley Cole always does a magnificent job with her books, and with this new series she couldn’t go wrong.

Poison Princess is a Supernatural Romance adventure that grows to show this post apocalyptic world while exploring the tarot cards mythology. The world building was fantastic, and the plot was very impressive as well.

I’m already addicted.

Read the full review here: http://reading-romances.com/review-poison-princess-by-kresley-cole/
Alex's Angel - Natasha Blackthorne A very rich and sexy novel!

Alex and Emily share several aspects of their relationship with the first arc in this series, that is told in the two previous Carte Blanche books. The issues with who has the power in the relationship is definitely an aspect that binds the two arcs. They both struggle to understand that there needs to be balance, and accept the consequences when one’s in love.

Although this is the third book in the series it can easily be read as a stand alone.

Read the full review here: http://reading-romances.com/review-alexs-angel-by-natasha-blackthorne/
Season for Surrender - Theresa Romain Fact or fiction?

Season for Surrender plays with the reader and adds facts to its fiction in a clever manner, containing several events. My problems with this book could easily be something the author can improve. The story itself was neatly done, including the charming ending.

Full Review: http://reading-romances.com/review-season-for-surrender/
Three Schemes and a Scandal: A Novella - Maya Rodale I love starting a series with a novella! It gives us a taste of what we can expect and what the tone is like.

This novella was a very exciting read. Maya has a contemporary tone to her storytelling, making it fun, entertaining and fast paced. Three Schemes and a Scandal is filled with energetic dialogue, and that's the main reason I enjoyed it so much. Maya Rodale captivated me with her writing, I'll definitely read more of her books.

Full review: http://wp.me/p27N1w-1yV

A Practical Arrangement

A Practical Arrangement - Nadja Notariani The premise of arranged marriages is something that I find highly interesting, one one my favorite plots to be honest, it’s rich to see how these relationships could work out. However I wasn’t particularly excited about how the author decided to tell this story.

A Practical Arrangement is a curious book with characters I’d enjoy very much to see again and read the stories they have to tell.

http://reading-romances.com/review-a-practical-arrangement-giveaway/
When You Wish Upon a Duke - Isabella Bradford When You WIsh Upon a Duke has a very natural, although anti climatic, story romance readers will appreciate.

The lack of a proposed obstacle in the beginning of this novel doesn’t necessary mean that our perfect pair won’t be facing some issues later on. It seems like a realistic point of view to see how marriage doesn’t mean happily ever after. I truly admire when an author focuses on how the characters react to such a big transformation in their lives. There were a lot of clichés in this story, but I gave it a chance to see how their marriage would work out.

At first I though the issue might be the heroine who wants to be “alpha” or an old school hero, but I was wrong. I enjoyed how fluid the plot developed. Isabella Bradford had opportunities to show more depth when it comes to the characters, and the overly detailed scenes almost crossed the line of “TMI”. I expect her next books to be very promising.

It doesn’t leave the door open for the next book in the series, so you might read it as a standalone without feeling guilty for not reading the rest of the series. The introduction for the next heroines were brief but didn’t make me eager to read their stories.

Overall it’s a soft, charming and sweet book, with the problematic focused on the characters, their love and relationship.

Full review: http://reading-romances.com/review-when-you-wish-upon-a-duke-by-isabella-bradford/
Sins of a Virgin - Anna Randol With an unsteady pacing and refreshing plot, Anna Randol tells a story of love, murder, secrets and suspense.

You'll either love or hate the heroine. There's no way to feel in between, she's a strong, confident, manipulative and full of wicked intentions.. She's very good at what she does being a great observer and thinking fast, turning obstacles into advantages. Even the action moment are filled with snarky comments by Madeline!

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Overall it was a fun adventure with some nice twist in the middle of the way. I will read more books by this author. Be intrigued by Sins of a Virgin!

Read my complete review here: http://wp.me/p27N1w-1tG

The Devil's Match (The Devil DeVere #4)

The Devil's Match - Victoria Vane I ran out of adjectives for Victoria's books. I conclude this series still thinking, now more than ever, that it's a must read for historical erotic romance fans.
Attention, you must read the previous 3 books before The Devil's Match. And to respect my reader, I can't give away anything, cause everything is so spoilery!
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The Devil's Match was an elegant closure to the Devil DeVere series, and warped it up fantastically. It set a high standard from start to finish in a fabulous way. Congratulations to Victoria Vane for this highly successful journey, through carefully crafted stories penned with magnificent sexuality.
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Read the full review here: http://wp.me/p27N1w-1t3

Love's Captive (Volarn, #1)

Love's Captive (Volarn, #1) - Myra Nour I didn't finish this book, I believe I got lost in the way with the amount of details and problems the couple went through. There was a lot of things about this world the author created that she wanted to tell, and the book became longer and longer. It was difficult to pay attention to everything with so many things going on.

Perhaps the story could be divided in two books pretty nicely. I really enjoyed how believable the couple behaved around one another, the dialogue was good.

More conversation and less description, that's what I would've liked to see. The world building was well explored and very interesting.

Review posted here: http://wp.me/p27N1w-1rj