REVIEW: VANILLA

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BOOK: VANILLA

AUTHOR: MEGAN HART

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Sometimes love takes you by the hand and leads you to run through fields of flowers while butterflies weave you a dress out of rainbows. Other times, love takes you by the throat and chokes you until all you see is the bright, sharp trail of shooting stars right before everything turns to black. The problem is, you can never tell in advance which way the story ends, not until you’re too far into it, and you have no choice but to keep turning the pages.

4 stars

I love Megan Hart. I love the way she writes. The way she doesn’t sugarcoat any of the stories she tells.

The heroine, Elise, is a very sexual character. She has certain tastes that most of us aren’t used to but she enjoys. Some of the things she enjoys I would never think about doing. Yeah, it’s out there!

All in all I thought this was a good read. In my opinion Elise cried too much. It was a little bit of a put off for me but other than that, I enjoyed the story. The other characters were great as well. I wish I hadn’t waited so long to read it.

**ARC graciously provided by Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

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THE HIGHLAND CHIEF by Dana D’Angelo…a review

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DANA D’ANGELO

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Genre: Historical Romance(Medieval Scottish)

Series:Scottish Strife #1

Source: Personal buy

  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U82HO4U
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Book Description

 March 2, 2015

With their father nearing death, Rory MacGregon and his brothers fear the inevitable. But their hopes are renewed when the ailing man names a renowned Scottish healer who defected to England years ago. Rory crosses dangerous territory to obtain her help, only to discover that the gifted healer would rather kill herself than save his dying father. Rory gauges that kidnapping the woman is his only option when the healer’s beautiful daughter appears. The spirited lass declares that she is also a healer, and offers to go in her mother’s stead.

Darra Berchelaine has heard many stories about the bloodthirsty savages from…

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‘A Scandalous Scot’ by Karen Ranney

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ass krSTORY: One scandal was never enough . . .

After four long years, Morgan MacCraig has finally returned to the Highlands of his birth . . . with his honor in shreds. After a scandal, all he wants now is solace—yet peace is impossible to find with the castle’s outspoken new maid trying his patience, challenging his manhood . . . and winning his love, body and soul.

Jean MacDonald wants to leave her past behind and start anew, but Ballindair Castle, a Scottish estate rumored to be haunted, hasn’t been the safe haven she envisioned. Ballindair’s ancestral ghosts aren’t as fascinating as Morgan, the most magnificent man she’s ever seen. Though their passion triggers a fresh scandal that could force them to wed, Jean must first share the secrets of her own past—secrets that could force them apart, or be the beginning of a love and redemption unlike…

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I’m sharing a few more beautiful Edwardian gowns with you.

c. 1904 Geranium Pink Afternoon 2-piece Trained Gown

c. 1912 Trained and Embroidered Royal Court Gown

c. 1905 Pink Crepe-de-Chine 2-piece Ballgown with Lace Trim

c. 1910 Black Cotton Velvet and Silk Chantilly Lace Edwardian Gown

 

c. 1912 Opulent Pink Silk Trained Evening Gown with Lace and Beading.

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REVIEW: THE EARL’S DEFIANT WALLFLOWER

BOOK: THE EARL’S DEFIANT WALLFLOWER

AUTHOR: ERICA RIDLEY

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His lips brushed hers. Light. Feathery. Still giving her a chance to say no, to turn away.
She would not. She would have this moment, every bit of this moment, because it would have to carry her through the rest of her life. This was Oliver. In her heart, he was hers. If only for this moment.

5 fantastic stars!

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I finished this book with a satisfied sigh and a smile. Erica Ridley can write a story! I was captured within the first few pages and before I knew it, the book had ended. I just wish it was longer. These characters are lively and amazing!

One of my favorite parts of the book takes place at a ball when Grace and Oliver are in the library making out. The only other person there is one of Oliver’s close friends named Xavier. The only thing is that Xavier hasn’t spoken a word since they returned home from the war and Grace and Oliver are making out heavily among the bookshelves without giving him much thought.
And then they are caught:

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The creak of hinges sounded a scant second before the library door flew open and two fingers strode right into the sight with Grace and Lord Carlisle.

“Oh dear,” said Miss Downing with a startled look. “Are Isaac and I interrupting something?”

“Nonsense!” Grace dropped to the floor with one hand to her chest, feeling blindly for the fallen scrap of lace that was supposed to be covering her swollen bosom. “Just… You know. Euripides. I adore Greek playwrights.”

Oliver was flush against the closest bookshelf, attempting to adjust his breeches without appearing to be doing so. He was failing miserably.

“Carlisle, is that you?” Mr. Downing stormed closer, his hands on his hips. “What exactly is going on in here?”

“I believe Oliver was kissing Miss Halton just prior to your arrival,” came a drowsy murmur from somewhere near the fire.

All four of them bent to stare at Captain Grey in astonishment.

“Xavier!” Oliver rushed to his side and gave him a fierce hug. “You’re back!”

“And you’ve been kissing,” Mr. Downing reminded him. “In the library!”

Oliver winced, and rubbed a hand over his face. “Honestly, Xavier? This is the moment you choose to awaken from a two-month fugue?”

Mr. Downing poked his finger at Oliver’s chest. “The precise moment actually seems to be when your rakish mouth touched Miss Halton’s innocent lips!”

“And her breast,” Captain Grey mused drowsily. “Something about…. ‘succulent.'”

“Succulent breasts!” Miss Downing gasped.

Mr. Downing grabbed Grace’s arm just as she finished shoving the lace fichu more or less back into place. “Miss Halton, this is very serious indeed. You have been well and truly compromised. Your reputation-”

“-will not suffer one whit,” Oliver interrupted, his tone commanding and imperial. “I was overcome with passion because this lovely, virginal young lady has just agreed to be my wife.”

“What?” Grace choked out in horror, her limbs draining of all feeling. His estate… Her mother…

Oliver elbowed her in the shoulder. “Act blissful, damn it. This time we both need rescuing. If you don’t marry me, you’ll never marry anyone, and I shall not abandon you to such a fate.”

“It’s true,” Miss Downing stage-whispered. “You have to say yes. Captain Grey saw your breast.”

Grace glared at her. “Nobody saw anything! We were behind that bookshelf and-”

“…something about ‘eating’ Miss Halton…” Captain Grey murmured. “I didn’t quite catch…”

Oliver coughed and tossed a worried glance toward Grace. “I meant it…non-passionately?”

Mr. Downing’s intractable gaze speared them both.

“Huzzah!” Grace managed with a bleak smile. “I’m to be married. There has never been a more blissful bride than I.”

Oliver put his arm around her shoulders and cuddled her to him. “It is official. You have made me the happiest of men.”

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good historical romance. The characters stole my heart. The hero and heroine are selfless and grow to care about each other. This story made my heart smile.

**ARC graciously provided by Intrepid Reads via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

‘Diary of an Accidental Wallflower’ by Jennifer McQuiston

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doaaw jmSTORY: Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.

Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London’s most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she’s clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead of her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw…

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Book Birthday & Giveaway: After the Fire by Felice Stevens

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FS_AftertheFireHappy Book Birthday to Felice Stevens! AFTER THE FIRE is out. It’s book 2 in the Through Hell and Back series. You can buy it now on LooseId or you can enter the giveaway (below) to win an eCopy from Amazon (will be live on Amazon soon). Winner will be announced on Saturday Feb. 28th.

Blurb:A single bullet destroyed the dreams of Dr. Jordan Peterson. With his lover dead, Jordan descends into an endless spiral of self-destruction that nearly costs him his friends, his career and his life. When Jordan finds himself working closely with the aloof Lucas Conover, the investment banker’s mysterious past and unexpected kindness shocks him back into a life and emotions he’d thought lost forever.

J&L Promo 3The betrayal by the foster brother he’d worshiped, taught Lucas Conover never to trust or believe in anyone. Living a solitary life couldn’t free him of the nightmare of his…

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