Janice Preston

#Review | The Earl With The Secret Past by Janice Preston #TheEarlWithTheSecretPast @JaniceGPreston @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

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Hello Sunshines! I have the huge pleasure to be sharing my review of the fabulous; The Earl With The Secret Past by Janice Preston. This is a wonderful book and there is a review somewhere hidden within the waffle, I hope you will love it as much as I do!

The Earl with the Secret Past by Janice Preston

Genre: Historical Romance / Publisher: Mills and Boon, Harlequin Books / Format: Ebook, Paperback / Release Date: 16th June 2020

An unexpected inheritance

An explosive reunion

Hardworking architect Adam Monroe’s world is shaken when he inherits an earldom! Thrust into the ton, he bumps into widow Kitty Fenton—his lost love. Years before, he refused to elope with Kitty to save her from ruin, and was heartbroken when she married soon after he left. Perhaps fate has given him a chance to discover the truth—after all, beneath the hurt, the sparks of attraction are as strong as ever…

Goodreads / Amazon

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Have you seen this cover??

Before I start waffling, I got to mention that cover, again! Isn’t is absolutely flaming gorgeous? Ah, that cover model, he’s not how I saw Adam in my head while reading, but still…..#DoudleSigh!

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Praise for Janice Preston

“…a fantastic storyteller with a terrific ability for bringing the past to vivid and colourful life.”

“Janice Preston has a wonderful warm writing style.”

“Janice Preston is one of the most unique voices in Historical Romance!”

‘The writing flows as elegantly as the Regency characters themselves.’

‘Janice has a real knack of drawing you in and keeping you there.’

‘I can’t wait to read more from Janice Preston!’

‘The dialogue positively sparkles.’

‘Janice Preston has the knack of effective characterisation and I think her name will be seen a lot in future.’

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The latest from the brilliance that is; Janice Preston is one of her best yet – in my humble opinion! I do realise I say that an awful lot, but I’m not ashamed to fangirl over a favourite author, especially when she writes such beautiful words and this one is so full of beautiful words I may have to weep with pure joy. This is proper escapism, Adam and Kitty whisk you away, make you fall in love and leave you feel all warm and sighing with content at the wonderful and worthy ending.

What I particularly love about this is that Kitty and Adam are not a young buck and debutante pairing, both are in their thirties and having a bit of experience and a past each they have a second chance at happiness. That is so refreshing especially as we see so few older lead characters in historical romance and I think it is important for to have love stories where the characters have said goodbye to the schoolroom many moons ago. As much as I love and will read any historical romance, as I get older I am more and more drawn to books where the main characters are more my own age, I can’t explain it but it does make reading the book and following the characters that little more enjoyable. There are little things or something Kitty would say and I was like; yes!

Hmmm?! I may have waffled a little there…

Fifteen years previously Kitty and Adam meet fall in love only for Adam to break her heart and left, she doesn’t understand his treatment of her, he thought himself unworthy of her, being an architect’s apprentice Adam didn’t think that someone as lovely and high ranking as Kitty should be tethered to ‘trade’ so he leaves her with nothing but a few hurtful words and more heartbreak then he could ever imagine. All Kitty wanted was Adam, simple as that! She wanted him to rescue her from the future which had already been planned out for her.

Fast forward fifteen years and both of them are about the have their lives turned upside down.

Adam discovers he isn’t who he thought he was and worst those around him have lied to him all his life, he isn’t just an architect he is actually the long lost Earl of Kelridge and he is about to take his place in the circus that is society, thank goodness for his friend; Robert Fenton, who just happens to be the stepson of none other than the woman he walked away from all those years ago, a woman who he never forgot and a woman who has always loved. But is the feeling mutual?

Kitty is an interesting and very relatable character, she is hurt, confused and angry by being so callously put down by Adam. Personally, I don’t she cared that he was just an apprentice architect she loved him for the young man she saw and got to know all those years ago and that deeply ingrained love for him is still there beneath all the years of barricading that part of the heart and focusing her love and life on her husband, stepchildren and her writing. Yes, our Kitty is a writer, how brilliant is that? So to hear of the revelation that her childhood love is, in fact, the new Earl of Kelridge is news that starts a whirlwind of emotions and complex thoughts running through he head. You really feel for her!

But the question is; can these two star crossed lovers traverse the churning sea of old and present emotions to give their fledgeling romance ago?

Oh, Adam!!! How much do I love this man? Gorgeous, brooding, intelligent, passionate, a proper hero plus he’s Scottish – oooh, I do love a thick Scottish brogue and with how perfectly Adam’s character is written you can ‘hear’ him purring and growling while reading. But don’t just think that it’s the accent which is the only reason why I love this man and that I have an overactive imagination which pictured him in kilts far too many times – Outlander has a lot to answer for, for where my imagination goes 😉

You know, I had to do it…;-)

But our Adam is easily one of my favourite heroes, he is a proud, hardworking., loyal, compassionate, sexy as hell man who once he finds out the truth of who he really is at first is a like a fish out of water. My heart goes out to him, there are moment’s when I wanted to leap into the book and give him a huge cuddle when he seems so lonely and little confused at his new life. He is stuck on the outside looking in, he feels once he has the title that he doesn’t belong anywhere, he isn’t an aristocrat and he no longer belongs with the working class, but don’t think that stop’s him from speaking his mind and doing things his own way when he is able.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, the story is fresh, original, entertaining, thrilling, engaging and a little different in feel to all of Janice’s previous books. I loved the fast-paced journey that we as readers are taken on with the characters throughout the book, there is a feeling of adventure and surprises along the way that are so intricately woven into the fabric of the plot. As much as I loved the Beauchamp’s it was great to become invested in another selection of characters, some whom I would love to see have their own stories some time in the future.

Overall, a wonderful second chance love story which centres around two very different main characters, both of who are a little older than the stereotypical late teens/the early twenties which we see so much of. Plus Kitty and Adam are genuinely very likeable, you are rooting for them to finally have they’re happily ever after that they both deserve.

Very highly recommended for all who love an original historical romance!

This was an Arc copy from the author, which I voluntarily reviewed. Thank you, Janice! x

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About the Author

I grew up in Wembley, North London, with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When my children left home for university, I discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began to write seriously for the first time since my teens.

Real life then got in the way and I didn’t write again until 2009. I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2012 and my first Regency romance was accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon in late 2013.

I now live in the West Midlands with my second husband and two cats and I continue to write Regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon.

You can find more about Janice and her books over at her website https://janicepreston.co.uk/

Shining a Spotlight on The Earl With The Secret Past by Janice Preston #TheEarlWithTheSecretPast #BookSpotlight @JaniceGPreston @MillsandBoob @HarlequinBooks

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Hello Sunshines! I have the huge pleasure to be shining a spotlight on The Earl With The Secret Past by Janice Preston. I am super excited to be sharing this gorgeous book with you all, I have the huge pleasure to have received an early copy from Janice, which my review will be up on the blog next week, So I hope you will keep an eye out and have a read of that, but before that, I couldn’t resist sharing a sneaky peek of this gorgeous book, I hope you will love it as much as I do!

The Earl with the Secret Past by Janice Preston

Genre: Historical Romance / Publisher: Mills and Boon, Harlequin Books / Format: Ebook, Paperback / Release Date: 16th June 2020

An unexpected inheritance

An explosive reunion

Hardworking architect Adam Monroe’s world is shaken when he inherits an earldom! Thrust into the ton, he bumps into widow Kitty Fenton—his lost love. Years before, he refused to elope with Kitty to save her from ruin, and was heartbroken when she married soon after he left. Perhaps fate has given him a chance to discover the truth—after all, beneath the hurt, the sparks of attraction are as strong as ever…

Goodreads / Amazon

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Have you seen this cover??

My giddy aunt, isn’t that cover absolutely flaming gorgeous? I have swooned into a stupor every time I glance at that delectable cover model…Ouh, La La!! The Mills and Boon/Harlequin art department have outdone themselves with this one!

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Praise for Janice Preston

“…a fantastic storyteller with a terrific ability for bringing the past to vivid and colourful life.”

“Janice Preston has a wonderful warm writing style.”

“Janice Preston is one of the most unique voices in Historical Romance!”

‘The writing flows as elegantly as the Regency characters themselves.’

‘Janice has a real knack of drawing you in and keeping you there.’

‘I can’t wait to read more from Janice Preston!’

‘The dialogue positively sparkles.’

‘Janice Preston has the knack of effective characterisation and I think her name will be seen a lot in future.’

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About the Author

I grew up in Wembley, North London, with a love of reading, writing stories and animals. After leaving school at eighteen, I moved to Devon and any thoughts of writing became lost in the hectic rush of life as a farmer’s wife, with two children and many animals to care for. When my children left home for university, I discovered a love of history and of the Regency period in particular and began to write seriously for the first time since my teens.

Real life then got in the way and I didn’t write again until 2009. I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association in 2012 and my first Regency romance was accepted for publication by Harlequin Mills & Boon in late 2013.

I now live in the West Midlands with my second husband and two cats and I continue to write Regency romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon.

You can find more about Janice and her books over at her website https://janicepreston.co.uk/

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Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; 50 Favourite Historical Romances…Part Four! #ShareTheBookLove

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Hello Sunshines, I hope you are all safe and well?! It is the penultimate day of my; 50 favourite Historical Romances, this list has been so hard to compile and I could so easily have done 100 favourites, but I don’t wish to bombard every one with constantwaffled posts.

You will notice unlike a lot of those other ‘50 Favourites‘ I haven’t made a numbered list for them, I refused to do that as I think all these books are equal and shouldn’t be given a ranking, so I hope you will all follow over the next few days to see all of my favourites.

So without further ado, here is Part 4 in my; 50 Favourite Historical Romances.

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Marquess to a Flame (Rules of the Rogue #3) by Emily Windsor

A winter’s heart…

Debonair, handsome and with a devil’s smile. How could any woman resist?”

The Marquess of Winterbourne has long been guided by his Rules of the Rogue, but as spy for the Crown, his next mission will break every single one. Sent to the wilds of Cornwall to beguile secrets from a lady, the last thing this rogue expects is to unearth his own buried heart.

A taste of spring…

“A scandalous rake. How could any woman succumb?”

Miss Tamsyn Penrose remains far from impressed by London scoundrel Lord Winterbourne, preferring a wild gallop over the moors to sinful lips and fulsome flattery. But as danger lurks and her prejudice ebbs, she uncovers a man of contradictions, a man who awakens her forgotten fire.

Seasons collide…

In a Cornish land of cove and mystery, desire sparks and passion flares. But will Jack Winterbourne tear up the rules for a woman who maddens his senses and thaws his heart?

A sensual Regency Romance.

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Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane #3) by Elizabeth Hoyt

Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman’s heart?

Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind–and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she helps run with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back…and he’s asking for her help.

“Charming” Mickey O’Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London’s criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he’s never been able to forget the naive captain’s wife who came to him for help and spent one memorable night in his bed…talking.

When his bastard baby girl was dumped in his lap–her mother having died–Mickey couldn’t resist the Machiavellian urge to leave the baby on Silence’s doorstep. The baby would be hidden from his enemies and he’d also bind Silence to him by her love for his daughter.

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Besieged and Betrothed by Jenni Fletcher

Bound to her enemy

Ruthless warrior Lothar the Frank has laid siege to Castle Haword, but there’s a fiery redhead in his way—and she’s not backing down!

More tomboy than trembling maiden, Lady Juliana Danville would rather die than lose the castle. When she’s caught on opposite sides of a war, a marriage bargain is brokered to bring peace. But is blissful married life possible when Juliana has a dangerous secret hidden within the castle walls?

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The Devil Wears Plaid by Teresa Medeiros

Passion sparks in USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Medeiros’s irresistibly tempting new romance after a sexy Highlander kidnaps his rival’s spirited English bride Emmaline Marlowe is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor’s prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abducts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn’s sworn enemy, Emma’s mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not: handsome, virile, dangerous . . . and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart.

Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. So why does he still want her so badly for himself? Stealing his enemy’s bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart.

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The Warrior’s Viking Bride (Western Isles Vikings #2) by Michelle Styles

A Viking maiden destined for the battlefield…

in bed with her captor!

As a female warrior, Dagmar Kolbeinndottar knows she’s not meant for marriage and a family. Until she’s kidnapped by Celtic warlord Aedan mac Connall, who has been tasked with returning Dagmar to her estranged father. Fighting her father’s orders to marry, Dagmar declares she will take no one but her abductor, expecting Aedan to refuse…but he’s intent on making her his bride

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The Matrimonial Advertisement (Parish Orphans of Devon #1) by Mimi Matthews

She Wanted Sanctuary…

Helena Reynolds will do anything to escape her life in London, even if that means traveling to a remote cliffside estate on the North Devon coast and marrying a complete stranger. But Greyfriar’s Abbey isn’t the sort of refuge she imagined. And ex-army captain Justin Thornhill–though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome–is anything but a romantic hero.

He Needed Redemption…

Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. Someone to manage his household–and warm his bed on occasion. What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one.

Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. A dispassionate union free from the entanglements of love and affection. But when Helena’s past threatens, will Justin’s burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?

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The Crown Spire by Catherine Curzon & Willow Winsham

Scotland, 1795

Alice Ingram escapes her brutish husband and leaves a glittering life in London far behind. With her niece, Beth, at her side she flees north, determined to save the girl from the fate she has endured but after an encounter with two mysterious highwaymen, life for the women will never be the same again…

Devoted to his daughter and resigned to a life of loneliness, James Dillingham has built a reputation as the finest physician in the land and a man for whom romance is a notion best avoided. He leaves all that to his best friend, Ed Hogan, who is just the sort of rogue to catch a girl’s adventurous eye…

By day Alice finds herself ever more at odds with the straight-laced doctor who becomes her neighbour whilst by night, moonlit escapades with a masked highwayman lead her into a life of excitement in the shadow of the Crown Spire. Yet with her husband in relentless pursuit, are some shackles too strong to break?

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One Night with the Major (Allied at the Altar #1) by Bronwyn Scott

One daring encounter

Binds her to his marriage bed!

Part of Allied at the Altar: In England, innocent tea heiress Pavia Honeysett has always been judged for her face or her fortune. She would much rather return to her uncle’s palace in India. So to escape marriage to the aged man her father has chosen, she will ruin herself! But her red-hot night with Major Camden Lithgow changes everything. Suddenly, this stranger will become her husband…

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An Unexpected Countess (Secret Lives of the Ton #3) by Laurie Benson

“Dash it, Miss Forrester, what are you doing up here?” 

The Earl of Hartwick delights in scandalizing the ton with his behavior. But it’s his turn to be scandalized when, on an escapade, he bumps into Miss Sarah Forrester—in the rain, at night, on a rooftop! 

Sarah is hunting for a diamond, and the last thing she needs is the infuriating Hart distracting her. But he’s looking for the jewel, too! They may be rivals, but the sparks between them are uncontrollable. And soon Sarah finds herself longing for another treasure—becoming Hart’s countess!

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Lady Cecily and the Mysterious Mr. Gray (The Beauchamp Betrophals #3) by Janice Preston

Love or family…

How can she choose between them?

Lady Cecily Beauchamp has always put her family first. Until she falls under the spell of the mysterious Zachary Gray—a man of Romany descent. Knowing her family will forbid their match, Cecily steels herself to do her duty and marry someone else. Only she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Zach as the spark between them ignites a passion neither can deny!

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You can find all books featured in this post on Amazon or your own favourite book-buying site. I also want to urge everyone to support their local independent book shops, most of which are delivering directly to your door.

Do stop by tomorrow for the final ten in my Favourite 50 Historical Romances, why not have a look back at the previous posts?

50 Favourite Historical Romances; Part 1

50 Favourite Historical Romances; Part 2

50 Favourite Historical Romances; Part 3

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; 50 Favourite Historical Romances…Part One! #ShareTheBookLove

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Hello Sunshines, I hope you are all safe and well?! I thought that I would jump on the bandwagon of sharing your ‘50 Favourites‘ and share my 50 Favourite Historical Romances with you all, there could have been 50 more but that would mean these post’s going on for weeks and weeks. Instead, I have split it up; ten books per post, five parts of the series….make sense?

You will notice unlike a lot of those other ‘50 Favourites‘ I haven’t made a numbered list for them, I refused to do that as I think all these books are equal and shouldn’t be given a ranking, so I hope you will all follow over the next five days to see all of my favourites.

So without further ado, here is Part 1 in my; 50 Favourite Historical Romances.

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Thief of Shadows ( Maiden Lane #4) by Elizabeth Hoyt

A MASKED MAN . . .

Winter Makepeace lives a double life. By day he’s the stoic headmaster of a home for foundling children. But the night brings out a darker side of Winter. As the moon rises, so does the Ghost of St. Giles-protector, judge, fugitive. When the Ghost, beaten and wounded, is rescued by a beautiful aristocrat, Winter has no idea that his two worlds are about to collide.

A DANGEROUS WOMAN . . .

Lady Isabel Beckinhall enjoys nothing more than a challenge. Yet when she’s asked to tutor the Home’s dour manager in the ways of society-flirtation, double-entendres, and scandalous liaisons-Isabel can’t help wondering why his eyes seem so familiar-and his lips so tempting.

A PASSION NEITHER COULD DENY

During the day Isabel and Winter engage in a battle of wills. At night their passions are revealed . . . But when little girls start disappearing from St. Giles, Winter must avenge them. For that he might have to sacrifice everything-the Home, Isabel . . . and his life.

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A Warriner to Rescue Her (Wild Warriners #2) by Virginia Heath

Tempted by the damsel in distress!

Captain James Warriner is startled to find a curvaceous beauty caught up a tree in his orchard! Despite his shattered leg, he rescues Miss Cassandra Reeves, then is determined to have nothing more to do with the enticing vicar’s daughter.

Except when Cassie seeks Jamie out to apologize, they find themselves persuaded to work together on her storybook. Secret liaisons with the dashing soldier make Cassie wish Jamie would rescue her once more…by making her his wife!

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Marrying Her Viking Enemy (To Wed A Viking #1) by Harper St George

A Saxon maiden…

Bound to a Viking warrior

Part of To Wed a Viking: The conquering Danes have taken everything from Elswyth—even her mother. So, despite the uneasy truce between their people, she knows where her loyalties lie. Until she meets towering Rolfe, leader of the opposing forces. Her mind knows this muscled Viking is her enemy.

So why is her traitorous body so..

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Devil Takes a Bride (Knight Miscellany #5) by Gaelen Foley

In the quiet English countryside, far from the intrigues of London, Lizzie Carlisle slowly mends her broken heart, devoting herself to her new position as lady’s companion to the Dowager Viscountess Strathmore— until her peaceful life is turned upside down by a visit from “Devil” Strathmore, the old woman’s untamed nephew—a dangerously handsome man whose wicked reputation hides a tortured soul.

Devlin Kimball, Lord Strathmore, has spent years adventuring on the high seas, struggling to make his peace with the tragedy that claimed the lives of his family. But now he has uncovered the dark truth behind the so-called accident and swears retribution. He has no intention of taking a bride—until his eccentric aunt’s will forces he and Lizzie together, and Devlin finds his path to vengeance blocked by the stubborn but oh-so-tempting Miss Carlisle. Her passionate nature rivals his own. But disillusioned once by love, Lizzie will accept nothing less than his true devotion.

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His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy #1) by Janice Preston

Bought by her husband…

Bound by secrets of their past!

The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?

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Unlaced by the Highland Duke (The Lochmore Legacy #2) by Lara Temple

A plain Regency governess

In bed with the duke!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how dare Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

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A Runaway Bride for the Highlander (The Lochmore Legacy #3) by Elisabeth Hobbes

Lost in the Highlands

Found by the laird!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Far from her home in France, Marguerite Vallon escapes her arranged marriage to a man she despises. Stowing away in a stranger’s cart, she finds herself headed deep into the Highlands with Ewan Lochmore, the new Earl of Glenarris! Ewan vows to protect her. But maybe the freedom Marguerite has been searching for can be found with this rugged warrior…

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Secrets of a Highland Warrior (The Lochmore Legacy #4) by Nicole Locke

The key to his past…

…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

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Devil in Tartan (Highland Grooms #4) by Julia London

Peril and passion on enemy seas…

Lottie Livingstone bears the weight of an island on her shoulders. Under threat of losing their home, she and her clan take to the seas to sell a shipload of illegal whiskey. When an attack leaves them vulnerable, she transforms from a maiden daughter to a clever warrior. For survival, she orchestrates the siege of a rival’s ship and now holds the devilish Scottish captain Aulay Mackenzie under her command.

Tied, captive and forced to watch a stunning siren commandeer the Mackenzie ship, Aulay burns with the desire to seize control—of the ship and Lottie. He has resigned himself to a life of solitude on the open seas, but her beauty tantalizes him like nothing has before. As authorities and enemies close in, he is torn between surrendering her to justice and defending her from assailants. He’ll lose her forever, unless he’s willing to sacrifice the unimaginable…

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Pursued For The Viscount’s Vengeance by Sarah Mallory

Beneath that puritanical dress she was quite beautiful…

Viscount Gilmorton had never seduced a woman before but, as the only way to avenge himself on her deceitful brother, he was prepared to disgrace the buttoned-up Deborah Meltham.

He was planning nothing more than to shame her, but not beyond repair. Gil would ensure that she came to him willingly, because if Deborah was as lonely as he thought, she should be receptive to him. Only Gil hadn’t counted on his feelings for her changing—nor her reaction when she realized he’d been deceiving her from the start

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You can find all books featured in this post on Amazon or your own favourite book-buying site. I also want to urge everyone to support their local independent book shops, most of which are delivering directly to your door.

Do stop by tomorrow for the next ten in my Favourite 50 Historical Romances.

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 24 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello, my little festive shiny stars!!

We are nearly there, only one more sleep to go. Thank you all for joining me as I counted down the days to Christmas, I do hope you have all enjoyed my own unique take on the Christmas Advent Calendar, I have had so much fun putting these posts together….the research I have done for you all, scrolling through images of ‘Hottie’s’ to find the perfect one for each post, it has been a tough job 😉 I hope, I have made you all smile and introduced you to some brilliant authors and their books. Today’s is a little different, it is Christmas Eve after all so I had to have something special. So what is beyond the penultimate Advent Calendar door?

Go on then, have a look.

On the twenty-fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie – or four?

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With no swooning, or lamenting over handsome eyes and sexy bottoms, there is only one thing I can say; let me introduce you toThe Lochmore Legacy!

The series is linked by setting – a castle in the Highlands of Scotland – and by a feud between two clans that spans the centuries. It is different in that each book is set during a different era His Convenient Highland Wedding (Janice Preston) is set in the Victorian era. The heroine makes a shocking discovery, and clues to the mystery are gradually uncovered as we go back in time through the Regency era (Lara Temple), Tudor (Elisabeth Hobbes) and finally Medieval (Nicole Locke), when the truth about that mysterious discovery is finally revealed.

His Convenient Highland Wedding

Bought by her husband…

Bound by secrets of their past!

The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages! Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?

Unlaced By The Highland Duke

In bed with the Duke!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Unceremoniously packed off to Scotland to care for the Duke of Lochmore’s young son, practical widow Joane Langdale fears she will be ignored—as always. But the deep connection and heated passion that develops between her and Benneit is far more dangerous! When Benneit is expected to propose to another, how can Jo dream of becoming his duchess?

A Runaway Bride For The Highlander

Lost in the Highlands

Found by the Scottish Earl!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Far from her home in France, Marguerite Vallon escapes her arranged marriage to a man she despises. Stowing away in a stranger’s cart, she finds herself headed deep into the Highlands with Ewan Lochmore, new Earl of Glenarris! Ewan vows to protect her. But maybe the freedom Marguerite has been searching for can be found with this rugged warrior…

Secrets Of A Highland Warrior

The key to his past…

…lies with the enemy sharing his bed!

Part of The Lochmore Legacy: a Scottish castle through the ages! Rory Lochmore had expected to wage battle, to claim land and finally secure his standing within his clan… Instead he won a wife. A McCrieff wife. Their convenient marriage could unite the two long-feuding clans forever. But can a political alliance give way to a passion strong enough to stand the secrets of the past?

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I do hope you have enjoyed my little count down to Christmas, and that I have inspired and sent you off in a festive swooning tizzy, I couldn’t think of a better way to get into the festive spirit on this Christmas Eve than with this beautiful series. Honestly, this series is a masterpiece of collaborative writing. Here I would usually blather on and on about how much I adore the authors and their books, but do you really want to read all of that again? I’m sure Janice, Lara, Elisabeth and Nicole would rather you go out and grab copies of their amazing books than listen to me, I think everyone knows by now just how much I adore and admire them and their writing.

 

Until tomorrow my Sunshines, have a lovely Christmas Eve!

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals; Countdown To Christmas, Advent Calander Day 9 #CountDownToChristmas

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Hello my little festive sunshines, we are on day nine in my count down to Christmas, what is beyond the Advent Calendar door today? Go on then, have a look.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Shall we start with a festive Hottie?

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Let me introduce you to deeply brooding and sensual heroes, who will sweep you off your feet with a mere growl. 😉

Christmas With His Wallflower Wife

A convenient bride

Can he be the groom she deserves?

Lord Alexander Beauchamp has protected Lady Jane Colebrooke since childhood. So seeing she’s about to be forced to wed, he steps in with a proposal of his own! But Alex had underestimated the closeness that taking Jane as his bride demands – something he expected never to give. As Christmas approaches, he knows he must confront the dark secrets that shadow their marriage…

The Governess’s Secret Baby

The Beauty who tamed the Beast…

New governess Grace Bertram will do anything to get to know her young daughter Clara. Even if it means working for Clara’s guardian, the reclusive and scarred Nathaniel, Marquess of Ravenwell!

Nathaniel believes no woman could ever love a monster like him, until Grace seems to look past his scars to the man beneath… But when he discovers Grace is Clara’s mother, Nathaniel questions his place in this torn-apart family. Could there be a Christmas happy-ever-after for this beauty and the beast?

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I hope, I have inspired and started your Festive season with some heat, I adore Janice’s work, she is the queen of the seductively brooding hero and the feisty independent heroines. Grace and Nathaniel’s story was the first I read by Janice, from that book I was hooked. I know you will fall in love with them and Jane & Alex too.

 

Until tomorrow, have a lovely day!

#Review | Christmas With His Wallflower Wife (Beauchamp Heirs #3) by Janice Preston #ChristmasWithHisWallflowerWife #BeauchampHeirs @JaniceGPreston @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

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Hellooo sunshine’s, have I got an amazing book to share with you all today! I have the huge pleasure to be sharing my review of this utterly beautiful and very emotional; Christmas With His Wallflower Wager, which is the finale **sobs** book in the Beauchamp series by Janice Preston. So grab that cuppa and a huge slice of creamy, chocolatey cake (you’re going to need it, plus tissues) and enjoy….while I hop off to devour my own weight in, yet more Jaffa Cakes!

A convenient bride

Can he be the groom she deserves?

Part of The Beauchamp Heirs. Lord Alexander Beauchamp has protected Lady Jane Colebrooke since childhood. So seeing she’s about to be forced to wed, he steps in with a proposal of his own! But Alex underestimated the closeness that taking Jane as his bride demands—something he expected never to give. As Christmas approaches, he knows he must confront the dark secrets that shadow their marriage…

Oh my goodness, Alex what have you done to me? There I was minding my own business, happily swooning over Vernon, Dominic and Zach and boom; fragile, vulnerable, tragically lost, secretive Alex comes along and ruins me and breaks my heart, he does really does need a huge hug – something which I am more than happy to provide 😉 honestly though, I thought I was completely lost when Zach exploded into my life, but oh boy has Alex got to me or what. I may never recover from this, I may never be able to look at another hero again.

This is the third and final book in the Beauchamp Heirs series, and it is very sad that this beautiful series has come to an end, but I am hoping that there will be more books that at least feature the glorious Beauchamp’s in some way, yes I am blatantly hinting there that I want more Beauchamp’s in my life…no not want, I need them!! Over the course of this series and the previous, it has been a real joy getting to know each couple and their adorable pooches – by the way; thank you Janice for putting a bull terrier into your books and in such a fabulously central way, you wouldn’t believe how that tiny thing made me happy.

So, book three means; Alex, the one Beauchamp heir that I have been looking forward to meeting, Alex has always felt like the outsider, the black sheep of the Beauchamp family, he has never felt at ease or himself with them, the only person he has ever really felt comfortable around is his childhood best friend Jane. So when she needs rescuing from the unsuitable clutches of the dastardly Sir Pikeford, he does as he has always done with her; stand in and protect her. Once married he thinks that his personal scar’s and ghosts from his troubled past may finally leave him now he has to put all his focus on to equally vulnerable Jane. Oh, how wrong he is! Let us say, that Alex soon realises that burring your problems isn’t the answer and that the woman by his side could very well be just what he is looking for. That’s, of course, they both can move forward and past their issues.

If you have been following the series, you may know that Alex was the one who found his mother murdered as a child and that has weighed heavily on him for the rest of his life. I won’t say too much about that aspect of the story, but it is a huge part of why he is as troubled as he is and why there is animosity between him and his Ducal father. For me, t was that side of the story that captured my attention the most, the journey Alex must go on from rescuing and marrying Jane to facing some exceedingly difficult moments to finally reach that happily ever after, he so deserves and yearns for, that journey is one which is fraught with heartache, not just for Alex and Jane but for the reader too. It is expertly written, the emotion ripples and crackles right off the page.

I have been through the mill with this one, I have laughed, sighed, swooned, groaned in frustration, cried; basically, I have had some sort of little meltdown on the course of this book and, you know what I would happily do it all again. Then to top it all off, I ended up clinging to my kindle as I perched at the edge of my chair, terrified for my hero and hoping he comes through and gets his much deserved happily ever after (just a small hint at the turmoil which our characters go through) …Janice Preston, what are you doing to me?

I am an emotional mess, and loving it!

I have to mention the ending, no spoilers…just a nod to Ms Preston’s impressive gift at cementing a scene into the reader’s mind forever, it is perfect for the story, for the series and for the Beauchamp’s. Just one thing though, from the title you would think that this is a Christmas story, I personally wouldn’t say it is, but what I will say is; that this is a beautiful, illuminating and heartfelt romance with one of the most troubled and fragile heroes I have come across since Jamie Warriner from Virginia Heath’s Wild Warriner’s and dare I say it; Heathcliffe?! As you may except I was all over Alex…that doesn’t sound right, but I think you get the idea of how much I adored him.

Christmas with his Wallflower wife is a gorgeous love story, yet it is far more than your stereotypical; friends to lovers romance, with it’s an entertaining, intriguing and suspenseful subplot, rich details and outstanding emotional conflict between two incredible characters this is an engaging and enchanting page-turner that will captivate you right to the last page.

A beautiful and emotional finale to what has been a perfect series!

This was an Arc via the author, which I voluntarily reviewed, thank you, Janice. x

Christmas With His Wallflower Wife is to be released on 28 November and can be pre-ordered now.

#Review : Daring To Love The Dukes Heir (The Beauchamp Heirs #2) by @JaniceGPreston #DaringToLoveADukesHeir #TheBeauchampHeirs @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

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Hello my lovelies, I am so excited to be sharing my review of the amazing book with you today; Daring To Love The Dukes Heir by the wonderful Janice Preston, honestly this book is so gorgeous. I have been waiting for Dominic’s story for what seems like a lifetime and now it’s here, well…boy, oh boy is this a keeper!

She’s totally unsuitable…

…to be his Duchess!

Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: Dominic Beauchamp, Lord Avon, is a powerful duke’s heir and it’s his duty to marry well. His bride must have impeccable breeding, manners and grace. But can anyone meet his exacting standards? Certainly not the irrepressible Liberty Lovejoy, who’s been thrust into society after years of being a provincial nobody. She’s too bold, too bubbly…so why is she the only lady he’s thinking about?

Well, Janice Preston you have just blown me away, this is stunning. I don’t think that I have the capacity to truly do this book justice, would it be OK if I just sat here shouting “Amazing! Gorgeous!…I loooovvvve it!!!” or something along the lines of; “OMG, Dom, Swooooon!” do you think I could get away with that as a review?

I have been so looking forward to this book, ever since we were first introduced to the Beauchamp’s way back…honestly, there was something about those Beauchamp children that ignited my interest, your heart went out to them and then you fell in love with them. It feels like an age since I last had a Beauchamp in my hands – not literally, unfortunately; but Dom or Alex if your ever in Yorkshire, you know where I am 😉

This is the second book in the ‘Beauchamp Heirs’ mini series, set four years on from the previous book, we have the eldest and heir to the Dukedom; Dominick Beauchamp but don’t fear if you haven’t read the first book you, you can read these very easily as stand-a-lone’s, each sibling has their own glorious story to tell and I cannot wait for Alex, I just know that he is going to not only steal my heart but he just break it too.

The story opens with Liberty Lovejoy (Is that the best name for a heroine, or what? I love it, we need more names like this in the world) she is on her way to confront the mighty Duke of Cheriton about his son; Alex’s behaviour. She is worried that the insufferable rake is leading her darling brother; Gideon astray. Gideon has just inherited the Earldom of Wendover, but now he is throwing all caution to the wind and blowing the money, left right and centre. Liberty blames Alex Beauchamp completely for her brothers transgression from the caring and considerate brother she loves to the wild and careless rake he has become. You have to give Liberty a round of applause for her pluck, she is desperate so she goes to the one person who can sort out the young buck, only problem once she arrives at the Duke’s grand house she finds her self face to face with a different man.

That scene where she basically accosts him in his own home is so funny, she hasn’t got any scruples about what is proper all she knows is that this man could help and she will damn well wear him down until he does. She thinks that Dom is arrogant and a bit too fond of himself and his position, yet she can’t deny just how much she is drawn toward the hulking Lord Avon, even though he does drive her crazy.

Dominic is astounded to find a beautiful is a little shabby woman standing at his fathers door, he is equally taken back by her outspoken and rather blunt way of speaking to him she is like a breathe of fresh air, even though she does rub him up the wrong way. Especially bringing her problems to his doorstep, but he knows his brother’s antics he knows that Alex can and does go way of the rails as he has before and Dom not wanting to bring his father back to town and get Alex into further trouble he decides to look into the mater himself. As if he hasn’t got enough to do, especially as he has chosen that moment to start looking for the perfect wife and fulfill his duty as the heir. Even though he has his list of perfect candidates who would be the perfect future Duchess of Cheriton he can’t hide the fact that he is rather taken with a certain protective hellcat.

I really like how their romance evolves over the length of the story, it’s not meet and then boom straight into bed, no its a slow progression to their happy ending, both have obvious feelings for the other, yet they are a bit disillusioned by their difference in stations. I think that this is a real genuine love story, you have two passionate, caring and honourable individuals who in some way are flawed into thinking that they don’t deserve love or that love just isn’t for them. The way Ms Preston has made them open their hearts to what they feel and what they truly deserve is a beautiful piece of wiring, she has captured every human emotion and entwined it so naturally into a story that is ll about two people finding their way to love.

Even though Dom’s personality isn’t my usual type, I always find heirs who have been groomed to be the Duke they can at times be a little on the stiff side, but he just grabbed my attention. He made me love him with his sincerity, his charisma, his loyalty and love for his family, his gentleness and unrelenting want to do right.

What really makes this book stand apart from others is the interaction between Liberty and Dom, they have this energy that is intoxicating, there is something very magical about them as a individuals, they bicker and make up, they have the best chemistry that I have come across, even when they don’t see eye to eye – which is quiet often in the beginning, they have great banter, at times I did wonder if they were ever going to get on with it and finally declare their feelings – I love a good declaration between couples.

Oh, the ending!! My goodness, that is pure class, honestly Janice Preston is the master of the movie-esque ending. It is perfect for Liberty and Dom, and I did fall in love with Dom that little bit more – if that was even possible.

This is such a gorgeous love story, its rich in emotional and heartfelt passion, the everyday internal conflict of each character is laid bare for all to see and it is all the more heart-warming as we readers watch these two finally find their happiness. Yes, it does give you a real warm glow at the end and I did feel like shouting ‘I told you so’ to both Liberty and Dom.

Perfect!!

This was a Arc copy via the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you Janice. X

Daring To Love The Dukes Heir is to be released on 27th June and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

#Review His Convenient Highland Wedding (The Lochmore Legacy #1) by Janice Preston @JaniceGPreston #HisConvenientHighlandWedding #TheLochmoreLegacy @MillsandBoon @HarlequinBooks

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I have the huge pleasure to be sharing my review of this amazing book, to say I have been looking forward to this is an understatement so before I begin a long-winded chapter of adoration of the book, the author and a certain hero 😉 grab yourself a cuppa and let me tell you a wee bit about this book – and hopefully, not put you to sleep with my babbling review.

The Lochmore Legacy

The series is linked by setting a castle in the Highlands of Scotland – and by a feud between two clans that spans the centuries. It is different in that book 1 (His Convenient Highland Wedding) is set in the Victorian era. The heroine makes a shocking discovery, and clues to the mystery are gradually uncovered as we go back in time through the Regency era (Lara Temple), Tudor (Elisabeth Hobbes) and finally Medieval (Nicole Locke), when the truth about that mysterious discovery is finally revealed.

#1 His Convenient Highland Wedding (Victorian) Janice Preston – 21 March 2019

#2 Unlaced by the Highland Duke (Regency) Lara Temple – 18 April 2019

#3 A Runaway Bride for the Highlander (Tudor) Elisabeth Hobbes – 30 May2019

#4 Secrets of a Highland Warrior (Medieval) Nicole Locke – 27 June 2019

If you want to find out more about The Lochmore Legacy, then check out their Goodreads page and the new The Lochmore Legacy Facebook page and make sure you have a read at this great interview with Janice Preston at the Romantic Novelist Association where she is talking all about The Loch More Legacy.

Romantic Novelist Association; Janice Preston Interview / Facebook / Goodreads

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His Convenient Highland Wedding

Bought by her husband…

Bound by secrets of their past!

The start of The Lochmore Legacy – A Scottish castle through the ages!

Earl’s daughter Flora McCrieff brought shame on her family once, now she discovers she must wed impossibly rich but low born Lachlan McNeill. He’s undeniably handsome, but a man of few words. Despite the attraction that burns between them, can she reach beyond his impeccable clothing to find the emotions he’s locked away for so long…?

Oh, my goodness me!! This is ridiculously good. No, good isn’t the right word to describe just how brilliant this book is; definitely more along the lines of sensational. I shouldn’t be surprised seeing who the author is, Ms Preston is a favourite author of mine, I knew that I would be in for a great story, but this is really something special, and I can honestly say that this is my favourite of all of Ms Preston’s work, it really is astonishing how good this is.

I love it when author’s go out of their comfort zone and try a new era, and I think that Ms Preston has out done her self here. I was literally blown away with the excellence of this book, I cannot praise Janice Preston enough. This has ‘Best Selling’ and ‘Made to be a Movie’ written all over it.

Janice Preston, what have you done to me? How can I possibly love another hero now? Lachlan has now ruined me for all other heroes, I will never be the same again.

So His Convenient Highland Wedding is the start of a whole new series; The Lochmore Legacy which is so refreshingly new and unique in it’s own right. The Lochmore Legacy is written by four amazing historical romance authors; Janice Preston, Lara Temple, Elisabeth Hobbes and Nicole Locke and it will span across four separate era’s, it will start in the Victorian and go back through Regency, Tudor and finally end in Medieval where all the secrets will be revealed. The connection between the books will be linked with the setting (The Castle) and the feuding families, This is such an original idea, it’s imaginative and adventurous and not something we usually come across in romance and I can’t wait to see where this series is going to go, judging by this first instalment The Lochmore Legacy is going to be something special; one of those once in a life times things.

But, that is all for the future I really much stop babbling and focus on the here and now.

This is in all essence a ‘Marriage of Convenience’ but I see it as much, much more than that. It is a finding love in the most unexpected places entwined with a stonking great mysterious undercurrent that runs throughout the book and believe me, I was gripped!

Businessman Lachlan McNeill – oh, be still my beating heart! – is trying to get his newly founded Whiskey brewery up and running, he is confident that his new blend will become a great whiskey. There is just one thing standing in his way, and that is who is. He is a self-made man, new money as some call him and not an aristocrat – can you see why I am so much in love with this guy? He is a man who has a troubled and dark past – one of which he is deeply ashamed of and one which he knows if society ever found out about his business would probably fail. He hides his past and plans to get himself a patron, an up standing man of society who will be able to help, but to get that he needs a wife with some clout. Which is why he marries Lady Flora.

Flora McCrieff is basically sold to the highest bidder, that’s how I saw the way her family treated her. After bringing scandal to her house and with her family in dire need of money, Flora is married off to Lachlan. A man she never even set eyes upon until the day of her wedding, she is saddened that her family would do such a thing and depressed that she has been shunned from society and now she feeling a mixture of fear and trepidation at what kind of man her husband is. But, really she has nothing to fear from Lachlan, yes he maybe broody and secretive but he is a good man, a man who hasn’t had the best of starts in life, a man who so deserves some good luck.

Once they are at Lachlans home of; Lochmore Castle this is where our couple really learn about each other, they grow as a couple and as individuals and their confidence for one and other grows. It is utterly breath-taking watching Lachlan and Flora go on their journey of discovery, and realising that; yes they do deserve love and that the person right in-front of them is just person who completes them. I love that!

My goodness, did I mention how much I have fallen head over heels in love with Lachaln? This is how a hero should be written, this is my kind of hero! He really is perfect, hardworking working class man, who has literally dragged himself up from a terrible beginning. Self made, blunt, brooding, sensitive, gorgeous inside and out, proud. I love how he is so focused on trying to make life better for the poor and under privileged, he is a fair man and wants to do his best for his workers and if I knew only that about him I would be enthralled by him. How a man treats his workers says so much about that mans true character and this man is wonderful. Did I mention he was perfect and handsome?

This is really stunning! Mesmerizing, atmospheric, rich in emotion and mystery and so beautifully written. It is a beautiful love story with a mysterious undercurrent that makes you look up and think; ooh, I wonder what is happening here? Or Where will this story lead? It keeps you completely gripped throughout and on the last page you weep that’s it’s over and want to re-read it straight away and then you are on tenter hooks desperate for the next book in the series.

I can’t praise this enough, I am literally lost for words at just how captivating this is. Janice Preston has written the perfect historical romance, one that I cannot recommend enough.

Stunningly perfect!

This was an Arc copy via the author in exchange for an honest review, thank you Janice.

His Convenient Highland Wedding is to be released on 21 March and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.

Review: Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake (The Beauchamp Heirs #1) by Janice Preston.

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“He’s completely unsuitable…

he’s a rake.”

Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: after being plucked from peril by resolute bachelor Lord Hugo Alastair, Lady Olivia Beauchamp is secretly outraged that he doesn’t even try to steal a kiss! He’s a notorious rake among the ton, and as a result, utterly forbidden to an innocent debutante like her. But their attraction is magnetic. Will she risk her reputation for a passionate encounter?

My View

Well, what can I say about this? Only that it is perfection! I have been really looking forward to meeting the newest branch of the Beauchamp family, this is book one in the Beauchamp Heirs mini-series and what a doozy it is! Oh Ms Preston, what are you doing to me? First you steal my heat and enchant me with gorgeously mysterious Zach and now we have the sinful rake with a heart; Hugo!

When she win’s a bet with her brother Alex, she forces him to take her on a night out to Vauxhall Garden’s. She think’s that as long as she stays masked will be fine, after all how much danger can she be in while with her brother and anonymous? Well let me tell you, a lot of trouble. One thing leads to another and Olivia is stranded amongst the revellers as Alex is nowhere to be found, a hint of blackmail and scandal hanging over her head and being rescued by the deadliest rake of all (not to mention the swoon on the spot, sexy as hell rake ;-)).

As soon as he see’s the masked young woman in Vauxhall Garden’s Hugo knows that she isn’t like the rest of the women that usually frequent the gardens at that time of night, especially within the company she finds herself in. After whisking her away from what could be her down fall, sparks fly between the two. He is amused and rather taken with her fire and tenacity as well as her nativity and goodness, even though he does think of her as a spilt little madam. But even though he acted like the knight in shining armour doesn’t mean that he is going to go down that path, he is determined that their encounter is purely platonic. He will not be giving into the troublesome chit, he believes that she is way above him and that she is too good for just a brief affair, as what he usually goes for – plus there is his aversion to marriage. But alas fate and Olivia soon have other plans for him.

Olivia, well what a little spirited minx she is, wild and impetuous and immensely naïve to the ways of the world. Like all ladies from society she has been cloistered away, protected from the world and any nastiness by her powerful father and brothers. Which as we soon see with Olivia, isn’t really the best course of action, especially as this headstrong young lady can get into trouble faster than you can blink. Yet I found Olivia not just a spoilt little girl she is very protective of her brother’s, especially Alex she will do all she can to make sure that he get’s the inheritance he deserves, and she wants nothing more than to prove to the family that her brother isn’t just a tear away, that there is some goodness in him. I really like that part of her personality, she is quite the contradiction. Flighty, but caring!

Oh Hugo, be still my beating heart, that is if my heart is still there as I am pretty sure this man has blatantly stolen from me. What a delicious rogue he is! Hugo has a reputation, one that he has well and truly earned but now as he get’s older he starts to tire of the very thing that at one time gave him some joy and he is beginning to mend his ways. He really wants to do the right thing for everyone and I love that trait in him.

As well as the glorious ‘will they, won’t they’ romance, that Ms Preston always writes to perfection, there is also another secondary plot that concern’s Olivia’s brother; Alex. Now, Alex is a fascinating character and one that I am looking forward to learning more about.

This is a riveting, enthralling utterly romantic, love story that captures the reader’s attention from the first page, and takes you on a beautifully romantic and thrilling journey. I love how the romance blossoms between Hugo and Olivia, there is a real passion between them and I love how the author keeps the mutual lusty, hunger between the two leads present throughout, which is so engrossing. I loved this one, I am completely and utterly smitten with these two hugely lovable characters’, the story is brilliantly paced, Hugo and Olivia’s romance develops at a steady and completely believable pace.

A wonderfully and captivating love story! Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended book roll on the next Beauchamp Heir!

This was an ARC copy via the author in exchange for honest review.

Lady Olivia and the Infamous Rake is to be released on 23rd August and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.