Monday, 21 August 2017

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: READY TO RUN by LAUREN LAYNE


Named Best Book of the Month by Amazon and iBooks 


READY TO RUN
I Do, I Don't #1
Lauren Layne
Releasing Aug 22, 2017
Loveswept




In Ready to Run (I Do, I Don't #1) by Lauren Layne, convincing the man she thinks is the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms, is the only thing on Jordan Carpenter's mind. Heading to Lucky Hollow for a face to face meeting with Luke Elliott seems like a good plan in theory, but in reality, it doesn't look like she has a chance in hell of getting Luke to say yes to the show's plans. However, the more time she spends in Lucky Hollow with the friendliness and support of the townspeople, the more Jordan begins to find herself falling for the one man she should avoid falling in love with at all costs, especially if she wants to keep her job. The question is: what will Jordan choose -- happy ever after with Mr. Right or her career?

What a highly addictive, fast-paced, beguiling read Ms. Layne has penned in this first book of her I Do, I Don't series, which encompasses the enemy to lovers and opposites attract tropes; two enchanting main characters that I was absolutely charmed by due to their back stories and their growing relationship; and an incredible blend of intense, emotional and teasing banter that had me smiling because of Luke's reaction to Jordan and left me fighting back tears because of the heroine's past.

The way this story started had me liking the heroine immediately, as convincing Luke to do the show is very important to her. She's hopeful, determined and I could understand why she believes Luke is the perfect candidate, even though things aren't as they seem when it comes to him being a runaway groom. Will Jordan discover the truth about what happened between the hero and his three ex-fiances? I also liked how the heroine won the townspeople of Lucky Hollow over because of her friendliness and the fact that they believe she's good for Luke. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine was the decisions she made towards the end when it came to facing her past and her career.

While Luke, he was such an enthralling hero that I loved from the moment he was introduced into this story. He's stubborn and has serious trust issues, but I liked how he let the heroine into his life, even though he's been hurt by love before and betrayed by those he thought he could trust. I could also understand why he didn't like to talk about his past, because he doesn't need to be reminded of things he'd rather forget, especially when it came to his third ex-fiancé. Yet, what I liked most about the hero is the challenge the heroine provided Luke and how she brought fun to his life. Fun that made the secondary characters happy he was finally beginning to act like his old self before he lost someone important to him and before he ended things with fiance number three; the woman that destroyed his faith in love.

Overall, Ms. Layne has delivered an extremely entertaining read in this book where the chemistry was intense due to Jordan's determination and Luke's resistance to him being the perfect candidate for the reality TV show; the romance explosive since Luke and Jordan could only resist each other for so long; and the ending left me completely satisfied because of what Luke does to win the heroine back by being there for the heroine since she needs closure from her past. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as this time around Luke is finally getting his happy ever after because Jordan is his Ms. Right. I would recommend Ready to Run by Lauren Layne, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope, the enemy to lovers trope; books with The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride storyline; or books by authors Jessica Lemmon, Kristen Proby, Jennifer Probst and Julia London.




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The Bachelor meets The Runaway Bride in this addictive romance novel about a reality TV producer falling for her would-be star: a Montana heartthrob who wants nothing to do with the show.

Jordan Carpenter thinks she’s finally found the perfect candidate for Jilted, a new dating show about runaway grooms: Luke Elliott, a playboy firefighter who’s left not one but three brides at the altar. The only problem? Luke refuses to answer Jordan’s emails or return her calls. Which is how she ends up on a flight to Montana to recruit him in person. It’s not Manhattan but at least the locals in Lucky Hollow seem friendly . . . except for Luke, who’s more intense—and way hotter—than the slick womanizer Jordan expected.

Eager to put the past behind him, Luke has zero intention of following this gorgeous, fast-talking city girl back to New York. But before he can send her packing, Jordan’s everywhere: at his favorite bar, the county fair, even his exes’ book club. Annoyingly, everyone in Lucky Hollow seems to like her—and deep down, she’s starting to grow on him too. But the more he fights her constant pestering, the more Luke finds himself wishing that Jordan would kick off her high heels and make herself comfortable in his arms.

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Luke started to load up the gear and, realizing he was doing it alone, glanced over his shoulder to see where the hell his partner was.

Unsurprisingly, his friend was chatting up City Girl. Neither Charlie nor Ryan seemed to mind in the least that these two fancy pants had swooped into their town to capitalize on Luke’s past.

What was more surprising was that Jordan Carpenter was chatting right back, her smile seemingly genuine, her laugh real.

Luke ground his teeth.

He couldn’t say he’d put much thought into the woman behind the name as he’d been unceremoniously deleting her emails and voice messages, but if forced to assume, he’d have guessed aggressive shrew.

He suspected he was wrong there. Because while there was no mistaking the ambition in the woman, it wasn’t the cutthroat, ball-busting kind.

Her lean body might be all angles and long lines, but there was a softness to her as well. The way her hair did its own thing. The easiness of her smile, the quick laugh. The small but pert breasts.

Damn. He was staring.

He slammed the door shut. “Bander,” he shouted at Charlie across the lawn. “Let’s clear out.”

Charlie leaned into Jordan, whispering something in her ear that made her laugh, before walking away with a last wink.

Luke rolled his eyes. Really? This was happening?

“Hey, Elliott,” Ryan called. “You want to come over for a barbecue tonight?”

Luke crossed his arms and studied his friend suspiciously, waiting for the catch. “Who’s on the guest list?”

He saw Jordan and her purple-shirt friend exchange a look. Well, that answered that question.

Damn. Ryan never had been able to resist the urge to stir up trouble.

“It’s no problem if you don’t want to join us,” Jordan called out, lifting her hand to shield the afternoon sun from her eyes. “I’m sure your friends here can fill me in on everything there is to know about Luke Elliott.”

All about Luke Elliott’s romantic history was more like it. City Girl wasn’t even pretending to be coy about the reason she was here.

All former positive thoughts about her evaporated. Only the worst sort of human would use another’s failed relationships to advance her own career—for entertainment.

Luke turned away without another word, hauling himself into the driver’s seat of the truck as he waited impatiently for Charlie to get done shouting goodbye to every single person within earshot.

He drummed his thumbs against the steering wheel, refusing to even think about going to the BBQ tonight. If his friends wanted to stir up trouble, they could do so without his cooperation.

As for the two New Yorkers, they’d flame out all on their own. Weren’t East Coasters known for being impatient and fast moving?

Surely they’d be off to find some other glory-seeking asshole if he ignored them. One of the other guys could play the role for all he cared.

As Charlie hauled his ass up, Luke started the truck, his eye catching on Jordan Carpenter, who was watching him with a stubborn, determined look on her pretty face.

Damn it. She’d stir up all sorts of trouble unless he ran interference.

Luke pulled out his phone to text Ryan.

I’ll be there. Have beer.

Charlie leaned over, unabashedly reading Luke’s iPhone screen. “Ha. Knew it.”

“What?” Luke glared at his friend.

Charlie grinned wider, gesturing over his shoulder. “You’ve got a boner for the hot blonde.”

“Are you kidding me with this? She wants me to be the next bachelor.”

How were Ryan and Charlie not getting the absurdity of this?

Charlie shrugged. “So? Maybe it’d be good for you.”

Luke stared at his friend for a moment longer before putting the truck in drive. “The only thing that would be good for me is to push you out of this truck.”

Charlie was waving goodbye to Jordan and Simon. “See you tonight!”

Luke ground his teeth harder. He was already dreading the BBQ, but not going would only make matters worse. Clearly he needed to have a very blunt conversation with Jordan Carpenter.



Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.

A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she's written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAYNew York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.





















































REVIEW: TWO DUKES AND A LADY by LORNA JAMES


Two Dukes and a Lady
By Lorna James
Releasing August 14h, 2017
Entangled Publishing: Scorched



In Two Dukes and a Lady by Lorna James, Lillian Drew has returned home to England after the loss of her husband. However, she's faced with paying back her husband's creditors and without any money to her name, she realizes she has no other choice but to marry, if she's to have any chance of paying off the debt. Yet, choosing between her two childhood crushes is harder than she thought. But when they tell her she doesn't have to choose, will she give Charles and William a chance or will the fear of a scandal have her running from the chance of them all finding their happy ever after?

The two authors that bring their writing brilliance to the pseudonym of Ms. James have penned a super steamy and wonderful read in this novella where the pages flew by due to the fantastic main characters that had me hoping everything would work out for the best for the heroine and her two men; the dilemma the heroine faces because of her late husband's bad choices; the scandal Lillian would be associated with if anyone discovered the truth about her relationship with two men; and the wonderful blend of intense moments and playful banter between the main characters that had me loving the two heroes, even when they're being unapologetically crass and self-centered. The way this story started had me liking the two dukes, as they're determined to win Lily over, even knowing she might not be open to their plan to share her. Will she ever be able to accept their need to share women?

As for the dialogue, it was entertaining due to the main characters back stories and the obstacles they face to be together. Such as the scandal they face if someone discovers the truth about Lillian being with the two men; the jealousy of a woman determined to make the heroine see how bad she is for the men's friendship; and the moment she discovers another of her late husband's deceptions that could have an effect on her future happiness. What choice will Lillian make? However, I also liked how the men won the heroine over, even though it didn't seem all that hard, considering the feelings Lillian once had for the pair.

All three of the main characters were fascinating and I loved their back stories. Each have their reasons for avoiding a scandal, but most especially Lillian and Charles; as Lillian is a widow and it isn't appropriate for a woman in her time period to be with two men while Charles, his brother would do anything to have something to hold over his head. Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave in taking a chance, even though her being with William and Charles could backfire and bring her more trouble than what she's facing due to her late husband. I also liked the decision she made towards the end, as she couldn't abandon someone that needed her help. While the men, I liked the close friendship they shared, although being with Lillian could make or break the friendship, if they couldn't see eye-to-eye and treat the relationship like any other with the added bonus of love. I also liked how charming the men could be when it came to showing Lillian that being together was right.

Overall, Ms. James (a pseudonym for Jamie K. Schmidt and Lori Perkins) has penned a delightful read in this book where the chemistry between Lillian and the men was powerful, the romance fan-your-face hot, and the ending had me loving how the men won Lillian back, because there was no way they were going to let her go. Who knew the men could be so convincing? Not that it took a lot, considering how much Lillian loved the two men. I also liked the decision they made towards the end, as it allowed both men to have a place in the heroine's life without anyone questioning why William would be around Lillian so much. I would recommend Two Dukes and a Lady by Lorna James, if you enjoy steamy Historical Romance, the friends to lovers trope, or books by authors Stacy Reid, Jess Michaels, Samantha Holt and Tina Gabrielle. I would also recommend reading books by the authors that make up the Lorna James pen name. 



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Charles Ashdown, Duke of Densmore, and his closest friend William Kenwood, Duke of Tennison, love gambling and womanizing too much to ever be ensnared by a debutante. Certainly, no decent wife would allow the debauchery they enjoy. But the only woman they’ve ever loved has returned. Unfortunately, Society, and likely darling Lily, will never accept the sharing relationship they’d like to propose.

Lillian Drew returns to England after her husband’s mysterious death and finds solace with her girlhood crushes, Charles and William. Sure, they’re as unapologetically crass and self-centered as always, but she loves them both. When her dead husband’s creditors come after her, she has no choice but to remarry, though she can’t make up her mind which duke she’ll propose to. With a toss of one of the few coins she has left to her name, she hopes the loser will understand.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

REVIEW: EXPLOITED by A. MEREDITH WALTERS


Exploited
Zero Day #1
By A. Meredith Walters
Releasing July 25th, 2017
Loveswept



In Exploited (Zero Day #1) by A. Meredith Walters, Hannah Whalen is determined to expose the evil committed by various corporate and government bodies that have been getting away with corruption for far too long. However, being a notorious hacktivist means Hannah doesn't let people in easily. But that all changes when she meets the FBI agent assigned to find out just who 'Freedom Overdrive'  is. She knows getting involved with him is a stupid idea, but what other choice does she have if she wants to stay one step ahead of him discovering her secret identity. Will Hannah be able to keep her identity a secret, or will the man she's fallen in love with discover the truth?

What a fascinating, fast-paced, exciting read Ms. Walters has delivered in this first book of her Zero Day series, which ends with an exhilarating cliffhanger, and is also a story worth diving into even if you're not a fan of stories that end in such a way. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the heroine, as she's suffered with the loss of a loved one and she's determined to make things better for those left behind by the aftermath. Will her plan succeed? Will she get caught?

As for the dialogue, it was intense and emotional due to the main characters back stories that had me empathizing with their losses and had me determined to figure out what would happen to Hannah, as the danger and someone's determination to have Hannah all to themselves closes in. Will Hannah discover the person's identity? Will Hannah be able to face off against someone that has skills that rival hers and may just be better than her when it comes to hacking? However, the dialogue wasn't all intense and I liked the growing relationship between Hannah and Mason. They have really strong chemistry, which is palpable through their romance, yet I felt sorry for Mason because their relationship is built on lies and a secret Hannah is desperate to keep. Just how far is she willing to go to make sure Mason never knows the truth?

Both the main characters were utterly entertaining and I loved both their back stories. Hannah believes she's doing the right thing, but it's palpable she's in way over her head. I also liked how strong and brave the heroine was and her determination to do everything she could to help her sister, even if it's in a way that could see her in jail if she gets caught. While the hero, he's smart, tenacious and I liked that he didn't give up on discovering the person responsible behind the hacking, even though it seemed impossible he was going to find whoever was taking down corrupt companies that definitely deserved what happened to them. I also liked that he gave Hannah a chance, although his career as an FBI agent has made him permanently suspicious of people's motives.

Overall, Ms. Walters has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry between this pair was instantaneous and had me wondering how things would turn out for Hannah and Mason in the end, especially since I knew this book ended with a cliffhanger. The way this story ended took me totally by surprise because of what Mason learns and the trouble coming Hannah's way that has me wanting to get my hands on the next book to find out how things will turn out for this couple. Will Hannah be able to get herself out of trouble? I would recommend Exploited by A. Meredith Walters, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope or books by authors Karina Halle, LP Dover, Samantha Young and Penny Reid.



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In this pulse-pounding novel from the bestselling author of Butterfly Dreams, a vigilante hacker plays a seductive game with the agent who’s chasing her online—and sharing her bed in real life.

At first glance, I’m nothing out of the ordinary. I am a daughter. A sister. A friend. When you look at me you won’t see anything that warrants suspicion. I don’t look like a criminal.

My name is Hannah Whalen, but most people know me as freed0mov3rdr1v3, or “Freedom Overdrive”—one of the world’s most prolific and notorious hacktivists. My goal—my purpose—is to shed light on the evil that lurks behind the corporate and government lies we have been force-fed for too long.

My story begins with the best possible intention. Devoting my life to exposing the corrupt. The dishonest. The unethical. For that, they label me a cyber-terrorist. Wanted by the FBI, I’ve always been one step ahead.

Until I fell in love.

Because I’m sleeping with the man who’s hunting me. And he has no idea that I am his prey. Now I have to decide what’s more important: my freedom or my heart.

Note: Exploited ends on a cliffhanger. Hannah’s story continues in Aftermath.

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

REVIEW: RIDE THE STORM by KAREN CHANCE


Ride the Storm
Cassie Palmer #8
By Karen Chance
Releasing August 1st, 2017
Berkley Signet




In Ride the Storm (Cassandra Palmer #8) by Karen Chance, being a seer is a tough job, but saving the soul of war mage, John Pritkin, is the only task she's determined to take on. However, with ancient forces determined to return to the world, Cassie finds herself running out of time to achieve anything, especially if she doesn't receive help from those she trusts and every supernatural group that think she doesn't deserve their time of day or night. Will Cassie win the battle while achieving what seems the impossible or will time run out for her to do what she needs to do?

I have loved every book of this series due to how action-packed they are when it comes to Cassie's powers and the problems she faces with the supernatural world, as being a powerful clairvoyant that can communicate with the spirit realm isn't easy. She has numerous enemies, which is proven in every book and to be able to pick herself up and continue to fight is a testament to Cassie's strength and her ability to not give up on those that need her. The way this story started had me wondering how the heroine was going to get herself and her partner at the moment out of the trouble they face. Will being captured in the time they are have serious consequences?

As for the dialogue, this book was full of intensity due to everything the heroine goes through in facing off against various supernatural groups such as the fae, a god, war mages, vampires and witches. Will Cassie come out on top? Moreover, the heroine is strong, brave and I loved every tricky situation Cassie found herself in, as it had me wondering whether she'd be able to get herself free and what sacrifices she would have to make to achieve what she needed to do. I also liked learning more about the secondary characters in Cassie's father; the powerful and seductive vampire, Mircea; and Pritkin's father, Rosier. They were three very interesting characters that asked so much of Cassie and I couldn't help but feel sorry for her when it came to the pressure they put on her, especially Rosier and Mircea.

Overall, Ms. Chance has penned another fantastic read for this fantasy series, which encompasses the complicated relationships Cassie has with her two men -- Pritkin and Mircea; tough obstacles that had me wondering whether the heroine would be capable of overcoming; and an ending that had me on the edge-of-my-seat due to what the heroine is going through. However, it was right at the end that made me wish I had the next book in the series already. Mircea can be such a tease when it comes to Cassie and her need for answers. I would recommend Ride the Storm by Karen Chance, if you enjoy the fantasy genre or books by authors Kalayna Price, Ilona Andrews, Keri Arthur and Yasmine Galenorn.



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The New York Times bestselling author of Reap the Wind returns to the “fascinating world”* of Cassie Palmer.

Ever since getting appointed the chief seer of the supernatural world, Cassie Palmer has been playing catch up. Catch up on the training she missed being raised by a psychotic vampire instead of at the pythian court. Catch up on the dangerous world of supernatural politics. Catch up on the powerful, and sometimes seductive, forces trying to mold her to their will. It’s been a trial by fire that has left her burned.

But now she realizes all that was just the warm up.

Ancient forces that once terrorized the world want to return, and Cassie is the only one who can stop them. But to win, she needs help: from a friend lost in time, from a secretive lover, from every supernatural group that has ignored her up until now. And with the vampires and fey preparing to wage war across two worlds, Cassie's time is running out ....

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Thursday, 17 August 2017

REVIEW: STUD by JAMIE K. SCHMIDT


Stud
By Jamie K. Schmidt
Releasing July 25th, 2017
Loveswept


In Stud by Jamie K. Schmidt, Terri Cooke only just manages to bite her tongue every time Mick Wentworth walks into the coffee shop where she works to get his regular order. However, the more she gets to know Mick after he asks her out, the more of him she wants to see. Yet, when she finds herself working for his family's marketing firm to help him impress a new client, Mick decides they need to keep things professional. But that's easier said than done, especially when they're spending so much time together. Will Terri be able to win Mick's heart, or will his family drama put their happy ever after in jeopardy?

I always love reading one of Ms. Schmidt's books, and this story was an extremely hot and wonderful read from start to finish due to the explosive chemistry between this couple, which is instant from the moment they come face-to-face for the first time in this story; Mick's family drama that makes me feel sorry for him, because his family are horrible; and the dialogue, which was the perfect blend of intense moments and teasing banter that had me loving the hero, even though he comes off as an arrogant ad executive that thinks he can have anything he wants.

Both the main characters were riveting and I loved their back stories, of which made me sympathize with both their situations. Such as Mick's family drama that illustrates how dysfunctional they are and how determined everyone is to blame Mick for their problems; and what's happening with the heroine's brother that makes her want to be there for him. Will Mick come out on top against those that are determined to bring him down? Will his brother finally do the right thing? Moreover, the heroine is resilient, courageous and I liked how determined she was to help her brother through the tough time he's facing. It isn't easy and I couldn't help but feel sorry for her brother, because he used to be so independent and outgoing and now he's struggling to do things for himself. I also liked how she helped Mick with the account and that she showed him how good the gaming industry can be.

While the hero, he's arrogant, hard-working and I liked how determined he was to turn his family's company around after the scandal, although Mick and his team had managed to keep the details from being exposed. I also liked how Mick did his best to resist the heroine once they began to work alongside each other. No way was he going to allow another scandal to rock his family's company. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is how he dealt with his family and didn't allow them to get to him too much, even though they're determined to turn his life upside down. Certainly, Mick's mother has got a vindictive streak and is determined to do whatever it takes to bring the hero down.

Overall, Ms. Schmidt has delivered a really good read in this book where the chemistry and romance was explosive due to the hero's dirty talking and the heroine's ability to challenge the hero, especially in the moment when they met. Just because other women fall all over him, it does not mean that Terri is determined to do the same, especially when he doesn't treat people all that nicely. The way this story ended had me worried for one of the secondary characters and how what happened would have an effect on the hero and heroine. Will Terri be able to accept what Mick tells her? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up wonderfully, as things are good for not only the hero and heroine, but also the heroine's brother. I also liked how Mick's family drama worked out for the better when it came to him and his father's relationship. It was just too bad Mick's mother didn't suffer the same fate as his father, although it -- at least -- seemed the hero's father was repentant for everything he did. I would recommend Stud by Jamie K. Schmidt, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope; office romances; or books by authors Sidney Bristol, Jessica Lemmon, Kelly Jamieson and Meredith A. Walters.



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When the barista next door teams up with a slick ad executive in this sweet standalone novel from USA Today bestselling author Jamie K. Schmidt, they both get a taste of unexpected love.

Terri Cooke wishes she could give Mick Wentworth a piece of her mind. The infuriating stud muffin walks into her coffee shop every morning expecting his regular order at 8:57 on the dot, without ever acknowledging Terri’s presence—except for staring at her cleavage. And yet she can’t deny that Mick Wentworth has an animal magnetism that’s stronger and richer than any espresso . . . which explains why Terri says yes when he suddenly, inexplicably asks her out.

After the morning coffee run, Mick’s day is all downhill from there. His family’s marketing firm is dysfunctional in more ways than one, so to save the business, Mick desperately needs to impress their newest client. When he learns that Terri’s a fan of their trendy product, he tries to get inside her head. It doesn’t hurt that she’s the barista he’s been lusting after for the past five months. But as things heat up with Terri, Mick finds that a little steam is just the jolt he needs to turn his whole life around?

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

BLOG TOUR - REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: HOW TO MARRY A MARQUESS by STACY REID



How to Marry a Marquess
Wedding by Scandal #3
By Stacy Reid
Releasing August 14th, 2017
Entangled Publishing

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In How to Marry a Marquess (Wedding by Scandal #3) by Stacy Reid, Lady Evie Chesterfield feels the pressure from her parents to marry, but being in love with her brother's friend has her refusing proposal after proposal. However, when Evie discovers something about her family, she knows she no longer has a choice but to marry. Can she convince Richard Maitland, the Marquess of Westfall, to take a chance on love or will she lose the one person that means everything to her?

Everything about this book -- the wonderful main and secondary characters, the obstacles the hero and heroine face on their journey to happy ever after, and the fantastic dialogue -- kept me entertained from start to finish. Really, this was a story I could not get enough of due to the hero. He's notorious, a scoundrel and is adamant he'll never marry or fall in love. Will the heroine be able to win him over? Will he realize how much Evie means to him before it's too late? The way this story started had me liking the hero immediately, as it proves why he doesn't want anything to do with love. He was betrayed once before by the woman he loved, and there's no way he's going to let that happen to him again.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the hero. He's been through a lot in his past and goes through a lot more in the present. Acknowledging his daughter is the right thing to do, even if it means being judged by society and his own family. Moreover, I liked how kind and caring the hero was towards people that don't have a lot. I also liked how he didn't care what people of high society thought of him and that he did everything he could to resist Evie for fear of ruining her reputation. While the heroine, I liked that she stood up for the hero when it came to her mother's harsh judgment of him. I also liked that she befriended him, even knowing that her association with him could make people judge her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is her determination to seduce Richard and that she was willing to do whatever it takes to win the hero over because he's the only man for her. Will her plan succeed? Will she be able to convince Richard that she can handle being judged by society for being with him?

Overall, Ms. Reid has delivered a charming and enjoyable read in thie book where the chemistry between Evie and Richard was strong and delightful, the romance illustrated how good these two are together, and the ending had me concerned for one of the main characters. Yet, in saying that, I liked how everything turned out for the hero and heroine. Finally, Richard realized how much Evie meant to him and I loved how he did everything in his power to win her back. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as readers discover whether Richard's relationship with his family gets any better. Will he be able to help his sister? I would recommend How to Marry a Marquess by Stacy Reid, if you enjoy Historical Romance, the brother's friends trope, or books by authors Collette Cameron, Tina Gabrielle, Jess Michaels and Callie Hutton.



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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…

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ABOUT STACY REID


I am an avid reader of novels with a deep passion for writing. I especially love romance and adore writing about people falling in love. I live a lot in the worlds I create and I actively speak to my characters (out loud). I have a warrior way “never give up on my dream.” When I am not writing, I spend a copious amount of time drooling over Rick Grimes from Walking Dead, watching Japanese Anime and playing video games with my love. I also have a horrible weakness for Ice cream.


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