Book Of The Month
Hello my lovely readers, and Happy October 1st, I hope everyone is doing well. So, now we are in another month that can only mean one thing; ‘Book Of The Month’. You will probably be wondering where ‘September’s’ book is, to be perfectly honest, I am a tardy blogger and I forgot to post last month, honestly it’s laughable how un-organised I am when it comes to posting anything other then scheduled reviews.
Anyhow, you want to know which book I have chosen for October’s Book Of The Month, so without further ado here it is….
The book I have chosen for October is amazing – even if I do say so myself!! I am going to go into full disclosure mode here and say that this book isn’t just the first book I read by this author, but it is also the first book I read from Mills and Boon/Harlequin it is this book that grabbed me and made me see that these books aren’t just all virgin’s and riding breeches – Saying that, I do have a love for a well shaped…ermmm….rear end in a pair of fitted breeches ;-).
(Who doesn’t love a bit of Darcy? ;-))
Anyway from this book I fell in love with Mills and Boon/Harlequin, but more importantly this authors work, from this one book I was completely hooked with her writing and I have devoured every book of hers since, but this one will always be special for me.
I love everything about this book, it has a brilliant storyline which will grab your attention and your imagination. The details are so stunning and accurate that it will transport you from your cushy armchair to the glittery and glamourous Regency world which holds a host of full of hot blooded men and feisty women. As well as being hugely heart-warming and romantic, but also it is very engaging with amazing character’s which will ruin you for all other characters for life, it will make you weep and swoon and fall head over heals in love again and again.
Plus the guy on the cover is pretty darn hot! #DoubleSigh
But, what book am I talking about? Ok, I will put you out of your misery…
Book Of The Month
A lady’s mission of revenge…
Lady Hannah Steers has three reasons to loathe and despise Ross Jameson. He’s a scandalous libertine, he stole her home and he was responsible for the death of her brother!
Determined to expose Ross for the rogue he is, Hannah dons a disguise and infiltrates his home as his new housekeeper. Unfortunately, this scoundrel proves himself to be the epitome of temptation and, instead of building a case against him, Hannah finds herself in a position she never expected…falling head over heels in love with him!
What people are saying about That Despicable Rogue
“But all in all, That Despicable Rogue is a thoroughly enjoyable read and one I’d definitely recommend to others.” – Caz; Goodreads/All About Romance
“Heath does a great job building a character-driven story and I appreciate how well she has her characters explain themselves. Even when they do stupid things, I still understand why, and that is awesome.” – Becca; Goodreads
“This book has it all. A likeable heroine, a gorgeous hero and a pace that will keep you reading and putting off everything else. The conversations that bounce back and forth between the hero and heroine are filled with humour and emotion. Ross is more of a gentlemen than most of the ton and as such it was a great twist.” – Sarah Snowdon
“I really loved this story! ….The writing is fun and light. It was a fast read, but I will add this to my re-read list! Great characters always bring me back. I’m going to look for more by this author as well!” – Angela Withrow; The Ardent Reader
“Historical romance fans have got such a marvellous treat ahead of them with That Despicable Rogue. Poignant, hilarious and absolutely impossible to put down, That Despicable Rogue is a wonderful story of wrong impressions, scandalous secrets and red-hot sensuality that readers will find themselves unable to resist. Virginia Heath’s characters are wonderfully vivid and engaging. I absolutely adored plucky, resilient and strong Hannah and Ross Jameson will have readers reaching for the smelling salts with his brooding charm, wicked sense of humour and kind soul.”– Julie; Goodreads
“That Despicable Rogue is definitely more than meets the eye and it is a must read for all Historical Romance fans. It is interesting and loving the whole boy meets girl, and girl hates boy premise when it starts is adorable. Virginia Heath is such a clever, witty and intelligent writer and an all round lovely person and she is in my opinion right up there with the greats like Gaelan Foley, Elizabeth Hoyt and Lisa Kleypas, I can see many, many good thing’s happening in this talented lady’s future.” – Chicks, Rogues and Scandals.
Quick Cheeky Quote
(You know I had to sneak Tom in somewhere ;-))
‘Don’t be,’ he whispered into her hair, and then he absently kissed the top of it. ‘My mother always says that women cry in the same way that men punch things. She says that it is better out than in. Is it all out yet? If it’s not then the back of my shirt is still dry. You can grizzle on that. Or you could use Dog. He is quite clean now.’
He felt her laugh a little between hiccoughs and tightened his arms around her possessively. There was something about her that made him want to protect her.
It was odd.
He had only ever experienced that emotion when it concerned either his mother or his sister before now—but he had never before yearned to kiss away another’s pain.
‘Now you are being to kind. I cannot destroy all of your shirts. Especially as your handkerchief is now quite ruined.’
About The Author
When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling.
As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down.
Fortunately, Harlequin Mills and Boon saw some potential in her stories and decided they would publish them. So far, she has been commissioned to write ten books for their Harlequin Historical series. Her first Regency Romance, That Despicable Rogue, was published in May 2016, and since then she hasn’t stopped writing. Her 3rd book, The Discerning Gentleman’s Guide was shortlisted for a RONA (Romantic Novel of the Year Award).
After the success of her Wild Warriners quartet, she is currently working on her second series for Harlequin Mills & Boon Historical- The Kings Elite- which should hit the shelves in the Summer of 2018.
She would love to hear from you on either Facebook or Twitter, especially if you love history as much as she does, and promises to try to remember to Blog about something interesting every month.
A former history teacher and enthusiastic tea drinker, Virginia lives near London with her wonderful husband and two teenagers. When she is not making up stories of her own, Virginia likes to travel to far off places, shop for things she doesn’t need, walk her beloved Labrador Trevor and read other peoples’ stories.
Despite all of that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.
Hello my lovely friends and followers! It’s the first of a whole new month, and that can only mean one thing; a new Book of the Month. As always I had such a hard time to choose which book I was going to feature this month, as I do every month, really though how can I whittle it down to just one? It’s a like a parent trying to pick their favourite child. The book I have am sharing with you all today is one of my whole time favourites, it holds a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to share it with you all, I so want you all to love it as much as I do.
Anyhow, you want to know which book I have chosen for August’s Book Of The Month, so without further ado here it is.
The book I have chosen for August is amazing – even if I do say so myself 😉 It is actually the first I read by this author and from this one book I was completely hooked with her writing. A little secret too; this was the book that brought me back to loving Historical Romance. I have always read romance, but I did move from one genre to the next, I was definitely experimenting to see what genre I loved, so when I met this book, which I pulled off a shelf in my local library, I loved the cover and then those first few pages I thought; “Woah, this is seriously good, where has this book been all my life?” and boom, that was it I came back into the historical romance fold and have never looked back and it is all thanks to this beautiful book.
So, a few little clues as to what the book is; It is apart of a series. It is from a hugely talented and versatile author, I mean seriously what this author lady doesn’t know about the Regency era isn’t worth knowing, she is such a super star. It is a Regency, Spy/Secret Agent Romance – that should be a huge giveaway – and anyone who follows me on social media will probably be sick of me bleating on about how amazing this book is.
Figured it out yet?
The series which this book is apart of is stunning, this authors work just blows the mind, I have so much admiration and respect for her. She is a genuinely lovely woman who has the most amazing imagination. The book is from one of my favourite series, really this series is just too damn good. The book can be read so easily as a stand-a-lone and it is my absolute favourite in the series – I hope you all will love it as much as I do.
I love everything about this book, it has a brilliant storyline which will grab your attention and your imagination. The details are so stunning and accurate that it will transport you from your cushy armchair to dangerous, vivid and sweeping lands full of hot blooded men and feisty women. This particular heroine has a penchant for bows and arrows. As well as being hugely heart-warming and romantic, it also is very engaging with amazing character’s; whether they be the two lead’s of the secondary character’s which really are fabulous….this hero will probably ruin you for all other heroes. This will make you weep and swoon and fall head over heals in love again and again.
In fact I love this book so much I even named a hamster after the hero.
But, what book am I talking about? Ok, I will put you out of your misery…
Book Of The Month
My Ruthless Prince
The Inferno Club: To London Society, they’re notorious for their scandalous pursuits. In private, these warriors would risk their lives for king and country.
His brother warriors fear the Earl of Westwood has turned traitor, but Emily Harper knows this is impossible for the man she has loved since childhood . . . as impossible as a marriage between them could ever be—she, the gamekeeper’s daughter and he, a bold and adventurous nobleman.
Driven by hatred and revenge, Westwood is playing a deadly game of deception, bent on destroying the enemy’s dark conspiracy from the inside, and he’s furious when Emily plunges herself into danger for his sake. Forced into close quarters, their long-suppressed desire explodes into all-consuming passion.
Emily knows her love can save him . . . but Westwood is a man who doesn’t want to be saved
Make sure you check out The Inferno Club, I can guarantee, you will fall in love.
Oh, My Word! How much do I love this series?
This is how a Historical Romance series is written, Gaelen Foley has a real gift at transporting the reader to her glittery, but dangerous Regency world. This entire series is so beautifully written, it takes the reader on a whirl wind adventure, you will laugh, swoon, weep, and be at the edge of your seat, biting your nails while willing the heroes and heroines to find their happily ever afters – and let me tell you, that these seven couples don’t half go through the mill.
- My Wicked Marquess (Max & Daphney)
- My Dangerous Duke (Rohan & Kate)
- My Irresistible Earl (Jordan & Mara)
- My Ruthless Prince (Drake & Emily)
- My Scandalous Viscount (Beau & Carissa)
- My Notorious Gentleman (Derrick & Grace)
- The Secrets of a Scoundrel (Nick & Ginny)
The Inferno Club follows the adventures of seven men who are apart of a secret organisation, they call themselves The Order of St. Michael the Archangel to help protect King and Country from the Promethean’s – who are an evil cult trying to dominate the world. to Protect their true identities and what they are doing, the Order like to go under a different name to society; The Inferno Club, a club of debauchery and sin. Each man has his own story and personal history, each has issues whether that is trust, fragility, or ghosts from the past each one is hurting, but they go about their duty until each of the agents finds themselves rescued by seven women who are forces to be reckoned with.
Seven incredible stories that are beautifully written and immersed with real warmth, perfectly romantic, intelligently witty and incredibly memorable. These books and their character’s will stay with you forever, you will go back to them and re-read this series again and again and again and it will never getting boring, this is priceless and timeless and I love every book!
Utterly perfect, you will find it hard to find better!
About The Author
Noted for her “complex, subtly shaded characters, richly sensual love scenes, and elegantly fluid prose” (Booklist), New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling author Gaelen Foley has written over twenty (and counting!) rich, bold historical romances set in Regency England and Napoleonic Europe. Since her debut in 1998, her books have been published in seventeen languages worldwide and have won numerous awards, including the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers’ Best, the Golden Leaf, the Award of Excellence, and the HOLT Medallion.
A versatile and hardworking writer, Gaelen’s passion for the craft of fiction keeps her exploring new creative ground. While continuing to entertain her Regency fans, she has branched out into contemporary small-town romance as well as fantasy romance. Since 2012, Gaelen has also been co-writing fantasy middle grade/children’s novels with her husband, a former teacher, under the penname E.G. Foley. The Lost Heir, Book 1 in their Gryphon Chronicles series, was a #1 Amazon Children’s Bestseller
Hello my lovely readers, and happy July 1st, it is officially Summer, whether that is a think to celebrate is a personal choice. Me, I prefer Autumn. So, now we are in another month that can only mean one thing; ‘Book Of The Month’. You will probably be wondering where ‘June’s’ book is, well June was a very hectic month for me, there was a lot going on, not just in my reviewing life but in my personal one too, so I completely forgot, which I why I wanted to get July’s book out on the 1st….I hope you will all excuse my tardiness.
Anyhow, you want to know which book I have chosen for July Book Of The Month, so without further ado here it is.
The book I have chosen for July is amazing – even if I do say so myself 😉 It is actually he first book I read by this author and from this one book I was completely hooked with her writing. A few little clues as to what the book is; It is apart of a series, it is from a hugely talented and versatile author, it is a Viking romance – that should be a huge giveaway – and it has a scorching hot cover and it is just amazing.
The series which this book is apart of is stunning, this authors work just blows the mind, I have so much admiration and respect for her. She is a genuinely lovely woman who has the most amazing imagination. The book is from one of my favourite series, really this series is just too damn good. The book can be read so easily as a stand-a-lone and it is my absolute favourites in the series – I hope you all will love it as much as I do.
I love everything about this book, it has a brilliant storyline which will grab your attention and your imagination. The details are so stunning and accurate that it will transport you from your cushy armchair to dangerous, vivid and sweeping lands full of hot blooded men and feisty women. As well as being hugely heart-warming and romantic, but also it is very engaging with amazing character’s which will ruin you for all other characters for life, it will make you weep and swoon and fall head over heals in love again and again.
But, what book am I talking about? Ok, I will put you out of your misery…
Book Of The Month
In Bed With The Viking Warrior
“I still don’t know who I am… What if I’m an enemy?”
Injured in battle, Magnus awakens with no memory of who he is. Knowing he is in danger, he flees…only to encounter a Saxon maiden in peril.
Aisly hates the Danes who invaded her land and killed her husband. Yet, when a mysterious wounded warrior saves her life, she cannot turn her back on him. As Aisly tends to Magnus’s injuries, desire surges between them. But when Magnus’s true identity is revealed, she’s thrown into turmoil—she has invited her enemy into her bed!
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What people are saying about In Bed With a Viking Warrior
It is intelligent, well written and very well researched by the author. This is very character driven the relationship between Aisly and Magnus is very, very heated, it is steamy and emotional and so sweet. You feel their happiness and their pain and you are at the edge of seat wondering what will happen to them….. It is sexy and atmospheric and highly enjoyable. ~ Chicks, Rogues and Scandals
Ms. St. George is an exceptional writer and always does a wonderful job of pulling you into the story. I truly felt these two belonged together and I felt their pain when they thought it impossible. What a wonderful story of love conquering all and another fabulous book to add to this series. Absolutely loved it! ~ Rose is Reading
IN BED WITH THE VIKING WARRIOR is a study in subtlety, and yet it’s utterly engrossing because Magnus and Aisly are such engaging characters, Aisly is so brave and strong and they have real chemistry ~ Monique, Goodreads reviewer
As their relationship developed it got to a hot point, but it had a happiness and companionship, and you never know hat to expect at first and then you just want some lovely moments between them because they are so entertaining and they just made me smile. ~ Jess Bookish Life
Make sure you check out the other Viking Warriors in this amazing series, I can guarantee, you will fall in love.
#1 Enslaved By The Viking
#2 One Night With The Viking
#3 In bed With The Viking Warrior
#4 The Viking Warrior’s Bride
About The Author
Harper loves hearing from her readers and chatting about her books.
Hello my wonderful reader’s, I hope you are all well this sunny Spring day. As always, I am incredibly late with my ‘Book Of The Month’ – honestly one day, I will ditch my tardiness and actually post on time. But, until that day comes you will all have to bare with me being less then professional with my late posts. So we are well in to a new month now, I can’t believe how fast this year is going and that can only mean one thing; a whole new Book of the Month, but what will I be spotlighting this month?
The book I have chosen for May is one of my favourites, really I absolutely adore it. It is such a joy to read, from the very first page I was hooked by the story, the character’s and the authors stylish flare with words, and it comes from another amazing lady who has become one of my favourite authors. This book is amazing, it is utterly romantic but as always with this author it is a real journey to the end. You never know where it’s going to take you, with her mixed blend of romance, intrigue and that ever present Gaelic allure that we have all come to know and very much love about this particular authors writing and which takes this book right up there with the very best. Honestly, I could talk about this one for hours but you don’t want that, you want to know what great book it is. So with out further ado, here it is…
Chicks, Rogues and Scandals May ‘Book of the Month’ is….
Little Pink Taxi
Take a ride with Love Taxis, the cab company with a Heart …
Rosalie Heart is a well-known face in Irlwick – well, if you drive a bright pink taxi and your signature style is a pink anorak, you’re going to draw a bit of attention! But Rosalie’s company Love Taxis is more than just a gimmick – for many people in the remote Scottish village, it’s a lifeline.
Which is something that Marc Petersen will never understand. Marc’s ruthless approach to business doesn’t extend to pink taxi companies running at a loss. When he arrives in Irlwick to see to a new acquisition – Raventhorn, a rundown castle – it’s apparent he poses a threat to Rosalie’s entire existence; not just her business, but her childhood home too.
On the face of it Marc and Rosalie should loathe each other, but what they didn’t count on was somebody playing cupid …
What people are saying about Little Pink Taxi:
‘I loved this book set in Scotland which has mystery, intrigue and love.’ Debbie Southwell
‘I adored this gem of a book. It had a mix of everything. I was quickly Swept away to Scotland and the history and passion of the castle.’ Dash Fan
‘Set in a small village in Scotland Marie brought ‘real’ characters to life, most you’ll love but some……?!. The story takes some very unsuspected twists making it a joy to read from the beginning to the end.
The hardest part was learning to put the book down!!!’ Jenny K
About The Author
Chicks, Rogues and Scandals April Book Of The Month! #BookOfTheMonth Featuring @MadameGilflurt & @e_harkstead
Hello my lovelies, Well we have reached a whole new month, can you believe that we are in April already? My, goodness! Where is the year going? So the start of a new month can only mean one thing; a brand new ‘Book of The Month’ – Yes, I know as always, I am a few days late, but I think people expect that of me now. Any way enough of me brining to attention my tardiness you want to know what book I have picked to feature for April.
The book I have chosen for April is one of my whole time favourites, really I absolutely adore this book! From the moment I saw the cover, I was completely in love with it. This particular book is far, far more than just an beautiful cover. The story within is one which really pulls at your heartstrings. Set during an era that we see so little of in Historical Romance and we really do need more from WW1 in Historical Romance. This book really spoke to me, even more so as this is an era which is so very close to my heart. This book is so beautiful, poignant, astonishingly touching and will definitely have you falling in love with the lead character’s. But, what is it?
Ok, Chicks, Rogues and Scandals April ‘Book of the Month’ is….
The Captain and The Cavalry Trooper
As the Great War tears Europe apart, two men from different worlds find sanctuary in each other’s arms.
Captain Robert Thorne is the fiercest officer in the regiment. Awaiting the command to go to the front, he has no time for simpering, comely lads. That’s until one summer day in 1917, when his dark, flashing eye falls upon the newest recruit at Chateau de Desgravier, a fresh-faced farmer’s boy with little experience of life and a wealth of poetry in his heart.
Trooper Jack Woodvine has a way with strong, difficult stallions, and whispers them to his gentle will. Yet even he has never tamed a creature like Captain Thorne.
With the shadow of the Great War and the scheming of enemies closer to home threatening their fleeting chance at happiness, can the captain and the cavalry trooper make it home safely? More importantly, will they see peacetime together?
The Captivating Captains
Do check out all of The Captivating Captains, this series is amazing and so different to anything you’ve seen before. The beauty of this series is that each book is completely different, and there is something for everyone no matter what you read; whether that be historical, contemporary or paranormal this series has it all and…yes, there is more, This series is the mixture of full length novels and novellas plus more to come…. I said it was a good ‘un 😉
#1 The Captain and The Cavalry Trooper
#2 The Captain and The Cricketer
#3 The Captain’s Ghostly Gamble
#4 The Captains Cornish Christmas
Hello my lovelies, it’s a new month – well sort of – I know I’m late with my ‘Book of The Month’ but this time it isn’t because I’m tardy or because I’m pretty useless at sticking to a schedule. I have had various thing’s going on in my personal life; the latest issue was basically me being terribly clumsy and spilling tea over my laptop keyboard. I know, huge headache over that, but never mind that you really don’t want to be hearing about my woe’s let’s get on with my March Book of the Month.
So, the book I have chosen for March is in no other words but amazing! It’s heartwarming, classy and super cute. The character’s are just wonderful, you can really relate to each of them, you love them instantly and cheer them on as they go on their journey throughout the book. Then you have the cover, which as you will see is adorable and eye-catching! This book as unbelievable as it may sound is the author’s debut – which I found incredible as the writing is flawless, solid and stylish. But, what is it?
Without further ado, my Book of the Month is…
How To Bake A New Begining
Three sisters. One trip to Italy.
The chance to change their lives.
Amanda has always taken the role of big sister seriously. She has her life in order; a fantastic job in a great restaurant, a wonderful house and a best friend who’s a Rockstar. But, Amanda’s beginning to realise that her life is missing one monumental piece…
Sabrina is living the high life in LA. Her Instagram is full of lavish parties, her tweets are brimming with celebrity names, but in reality she’s stuck behind a desk working for a boss who is determined to make her suffer. Is it time for her to stand up and take charge of her life?
Louisa has always been drowned out by her sister’s successes. As the university drop-out she’s always felt third best. But a chance encounter in a little Italian village may be about to change that…
When their beloved grandfather passes away these sisters are forced to take another look at their lives. These three sisters are about to embark on a journey of self-discovery that could just lead them down a road of romance (with a little help from the kitchen)!
About the Author
Lucy Knott is a former professional wrestler with a passion for storytelling. Now, instead of telling her stories in the ring, she’s putting pen to paper, fulfilling another lifelong dream in becoming an Author.
Lucy is a self-professed hopeless romantic, her husband being the reason behind her desire to write.
Inspired by her Italian Grandparents, when she is not writing you will most likely find her cooking, baking and devouring Italian food, in addition to learning Italian and daydreaming of trips to Italy.
Along with her twin sister, Kelly, Lucy runs TheBlossomTwins.com, where she enthusiastically shares her love for books, baking and Italy, with daily posts, reviews and recipes.
You can find Lucy on Twitter @TheBlossomTwins or @LucyOsterfeld
Hello my lovelies, Happy 1st February! As I mentioned last month, I was going to start a ‘Book Of The Month’ I purposely waited until the beginning of a new month to start, and the fact that I have read some amazing books over the years and it was so hard to just pick one per month – why did I choose to do this to myself? As my grandmother would say; ‘I am a glutton for punishment’ maybe she has a point. anyway, enough of my babbling on lets get on with the main attraction of this post – My book of the month!
The book I have chosen for February’s Book Of The Month is so good, its apart of a series – in fact the series is brilliant too and each book can be read so easily as a stand-a-lone’s. The one that I have chosen for my Book Of the Month is my absolute favourite in the entire series, I love everything about this book, the brilliant storyline which isn’t only hugely heart-warming and romantic, but also very engaging to the reader, amazing character’s – I mean, the hero my goodness! How much do I love this guy? The heroine is such a brilliant woman, feisty and intelligent – plus there is a dog, you know me if the hero has a dog then I’m hooked, so here it is…
Book Of The Month
Lord Ravenscar’s Inconvenient Betrothal
“Women either ran from Lord Ravenscar or ran to him.”
A Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies story
Alan Rothwell, Marquess of Ravenscar, is furious when unconventional heiress Lily Wallace refuses him purchase of her property. He can’t even win her over with his infamous charm. But when fever seizes him and they’re trapped together, horrified, Alan realizes Lily’s attentions will compromise them both! His solution: take Lily as his betrothed before desire consumes them completely…
Make sure you check out all the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies, this series is fabulous!
#1 Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress
#2 Lord Ravenscar’s Inconvenient Betrothal
#3 Lord Stanton’s Last Mistress