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Book Review: The Rogue’s Proposal by Jennifer Haymore

Reviewed by Heather C

17333280Title: The Rogue’s Proposal
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Series: House of Trent #2
Hero/Heroine: Lukas Hawkins/Emma Curtis
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: November 2013
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: BOUND BY DESIRE

Lukas Hawkins, the second son of the troubled House of Trent, is on a mission: find his missing mother and her alleged kidnapper, a brute named Roger Morton. If bringing the villain to justice means breaking a few laws, then so be it. But when he encounters a mysterious stranger with the face of an angel and a body made for sin, Luke suddenly finds his task-and his heart-in peril.

Emma Curtis knows of Lord Lukas’s rakish reputation-and hopes to use it to her advantage. While most men of honor would never travel alone with an unmarried woman, Luke is quite willing to take Emma on the road . . . and into his bed. As their journey carries them to unexpected places, Luke and Emma indulge their every passion and share their most private fantasies. But just when their deepest desires are finally within reach, a secret is revealed that threatens to end their love forever . . .
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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: An Affair in Autumn by Jennifer Haymore

Reviewed by Heather C

28453749Title: An Affair in Autumn
Author: Jennifer Haymore
Series: A Year Without a Duke #4
Hero/Heroine: Markus Hawkins/Caroline Addison
Genre: MF Historical Romance
Length: 100 pages
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: A Year Without a Duke

The duke has died. Long live the duke! The only problem is no one knows who the new Duke of Beckworth is. All of England wonders, but no one more so than the people who depend upon Beckworth for their livelihood. In 1816, a year so cold that the word “summer” is a cruel joke, that livelihood is even more uncertain. However, they are all about to find out, with the duke away, there is nothing more warming than scandal and love…

An Affair in Autumn, Book 4

On a mission to locate the missing Duke of Beckworth, Lord Markus Hawkins boards a ship bound for America, where he finds himself trapped in close quarters with his childhood friend-turned-enemy, Caroline Addison.

Caro is headstrong, frustrating, selfish, wickedly intelligent, and so damn beautiful Mark can’t see straight when she’s near. Torn between wanting to kiss her senseless and wanting to strangle her, Mark has no idea how he’s going to survive the torture of the long weeks ahead.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: Say Something by B.A. Tortuga

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Say Something
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Heroes: Jenson/Mike
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 226 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 29, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press and Amazon
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Blurb:  Jenson has loved Mike his whole life, but he has never known how to tell Mike how he feels. After high school Mike leaves for college and his Hollywood dream, while cowboy Jenson stays behind in their small East Texas hometown. Neither man knows what to say to go beyond friendship, even though they come together through all of the best and worst times of their lives. The most amazing moments keep bringing them back together, but through huge love and terrible loss, sickness and health, their timing never seems right to take their relationship to the next level. When the universe gives them one final chance, Jenson must overcome his fear and say the most important something before it’s too late.
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Categories: 2.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vampire Week Review: Venice Vampyr by Tina Folsom

Reviewed by Heather C

18333237Title: Venice Vampyr
Author: Tina Folsom
Series: Venice Vampyr #1
Hero/Heroine: Raphael/Isabella
Genre: MF Historical Romance, Paranormal
Length: 103 pages
Release Date: December 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Isabella Tenderini, a wealthy merchant’s widow rescues a stranger from drowning in one of Venice’s canals. And how does the man repay her selfless act? By kissing her – her, a respectable woman.

Not only is Raphael di Santori grateful for his life being saved, he would also like to thank his rescuer very intimately – more intimately than decorum allows. But then, Raphael has never been one to play by the rules – as a vampire he doesn’t have to.

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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2013, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghost Week Review: Dead in the Desert by Lou Harper

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

bTitle: Dead in the Desert
Author: Lou Harper
Series: L.A. Paranormal #3
Heroes: Jon Cooper and Leander “Andy” Thorne
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 111 Pages
Publisher: Lou Harper
Release Date: September 13, 2013
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Jon Cooper used to think he wanted a life free of complications, but that was before he got involved with his roommate, Leander. Jon knows that the only thing he can’t lose is what he doesn’t have, but where does that leave him?

Leander Thorne, on the other hand, is an easygoing bookworm, with an addiction to books and cooking shows, and a soft spot for Jon, despite Jon’s grumpiness. He also happens to be a psychic specializing in finding lost pets and—more recently—lost people. He’s good at it. Too good if you ask Jon,

Unsolved crimes, missing people and bodies buried in the Mojave Desert make Jon’s and Leander’s lives anything but uncomplicated. Jon is forced to dig into his soul and find a way to let go of his past if he wants to keep Leander.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2013, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ghost Week Review: Dead in L.A. by Lou Harper

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

bTitle: Dead in L.A.
Author: Lou Harper
Series: L.A. Paranormal #1-2
Heroes: Jon Cooper and Leander “Andy” Thorne
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 104 Pages
Publisher: Lou Harper
Release Date: December 11, 2012
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb:  Trouble comes in deceptive packages

Still recovering from an accident that left him emotionally and physically battered, Jon’s goal is to lead a simple life, free of complications and attachments. His new roommate—a happy-go-lucky bookworm—seems to fit into his plans fine at first. He doesn’t find out till later that Leander’s also a psychic, specializing in finding lost pets. Jon’s a skeptic when it comes to the supernatural, so he’s convinced Leander’s a nut job.

Jon’s beliefs are challenged when Leander has to track down a missing teenager and he ropes Jon into assisting him. Soon the two of them are knee-deep in a decades-old murder case. The hills and valleys of the City of Angels hold many buried secrets, and Leander has a knack for finding them.

Jon’s hopes for a trouble-free life go out the window as he’s drawn deeper into Leander’s psychic sleuthing. Digging into the past poses many dangers, but the biggest risk Jon faces is putting his bruised heart on the line.

Warning: Men loving men, skeletons, and an unlucky Chihuahua.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2012, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review: The Duke in Denial by Alexandria Ainsworth

Reviewed by Heather C

1Title:  The Duke in Denial
Author: Alexandria Ainsworth
Series: Scandal in Sussex #1
Heroes: William/Sebastian
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 340 Pages
Publisher: Sanguinity Press
Release Date: May 22, 2014
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Captain William Carlisle, newly returned from India, is elated when he meets Sebastian. Nobody knows of his inclinations, but his harrowing experiences in battle have prompted him to reach for the type of companionship he longs for. He thinks Sebastian might feel an attraction as well, but to his dismay, he discovers that Sebastian is courting his sister Dorothea.

After a semi-arranged engagement and a disconcerting romantic tangle with William, Sebastian escapes London to look after his manor, only to face mysterious thefts, a headless ghost, and the arrival of his fiancée, her brother, and his family. Sebastian’s new estate sits on the south coast, England’s most vulnerable location, and Napoleon has set his sights on conquering the area. Amid this growing turmoil, Sebastian must sort out his feelings for his fiancée’s brother and keep his home safe . . . and determine if he has the courage to reach for his own happiness in the process.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, LGBT, Published in 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: Gossamer Wing by Delphine Dryden

Reviewed by Heather C

17347638Title:  Gossamer Wing
Author: Delphine Dryden
Series: Steam and Seduction #1
Heroine/Hero: Charlotte Moncrieffe/Dexter Hardison
Genre: MF, Steampunk
Length: 300 Pages
Publisher: Berkley Sensation
Release Date: November 5, 2013
Available at: Berkley Sensation, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb: A Spy. An Airship. And a Broken Heart.

After losing her husband to a rogue French agent, Charlotte Moncrieffe wants to make her mark in international espionage. And what could be better for recovering secret long-lost documents from the Palais Garnier than her stealth dirigible, Gossamer Wing? Her spymaster father has one condition: He won’t send her to Paris without an ironclad cover.

Dexter Hardison prefers inventing to politics, but his title as Makesmith Baron and his formidable skills make him an ideal husband-imposter for Charlotte. And the unorthodox undercover arrangement would help him in his own field of discovery.

But from Charlotte and Dexter’s marriage of convenience comes a distraction—a passion that complicates an increasingly dangerous mission. For Charlotte, however, the thought of losing Dexter also opens her heart to a thrilling new future of love and adventure.
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Categories: 3.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Heather C's Reviews, M/F, Published in 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment