Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rowdy Release Day Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Rowdy book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a signed set of the Marked Men books. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire by Carole Mortimer

Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire
Release date: October 21, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance

The Players:

Darian Hunter, Duke of Wolfingham: legendary rake and notorious bachelor

Mariah Beecham, Countess of Carlisle: society's scandalous widow and secret agent of the crown

The Stage:

A notoriously debauched house party

The Scene:

Forced to pose as lovers, Darian and Mariah must work together to stop an assassination plot

The Twist:

As the shocking and oh-so-sensual games play out around them, the romantic ruse becomes all too real. And the tantalizing temptation to indulge their every desire becomes overwhelming…



My Rating: 5 Roses

A lovely and engaging historical romance, Darian Hunter: Duke of Desire was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was a sweet read that I really enjoyed.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just a Little Crush Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!


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Welcome to my post for the Just a Little Crush book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card and a Flirt mug and tote. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Delightful Arrangement by Cecilia Gray

A Delightful Arrangement (The Gentlemen Next Door, #1)
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Gentlemen Next Door #1


Phillip has a duty to marry Francesca. He has always protected his former neighbor and childhood companion, and now that she is of marriageable age, he will give her what she needs most - a real home where she is welcome and wanted.

Unfortunately for him....she is done with being dutiful.

After years of being an obedient daughter to a hateful father, Francesca jumps into her first Season. Francesca is ready to dance every dance, flirt with every bachelor and snatch what she wants most - a man she loves who will make her swoon.

Unfortunately for her...he now sees making her swoon as his duty, too.

And Phillip takes his duties very seriously.



My Rating: 5 Roses


An absolutely delightful historical romance novella, A Delightful Arrangement was a lovely read. I really liked this sweet romance. It was quick, light, and an truly enjoyable read.

An Illicit Engagement by Cecilia Gray

An Illicit Engagement (The Gentlemen Next Door, #2)
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Gentlemen Next Door #2


Lord Lucas Willoughby earned his moniker as the Matchmaking Baron after his six engagements ended with each lady happily wed - to someone else. He swears off marriage proposals, until his headstrong neighbor proposes something else entirely.

Chastity Drummond has her sights set on a man who barely sees her as a woman much less a potential wife. She can't seem to get him on bended knee, but knows an engagement to the Matchmaking Baron will turn his head.

Lucas and Chastity's charade takes on a life of its. As feigned attraction becomes real, they wonder if they might already be perfectly matched.

Their illicit engagement will inevitably end in marriage – but to whom?



My Rating: 3 Roses

A nice historical romance novella that I enjoyed, An Illicit Engagement was a lovely read. I didn't like it as much as the first in the series, but I still thought it was a good romance

A Dangerous Expectation by Cecilia Gray

A Dangerous Expectation (The Gentlemen Next Door, #3)
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Gentlemen Next Door #3


In the cloistered English countryside, an improbable couple will defy expectation.

Miss Cassandra Drummond, shipping heiress and consummate shut-in, flees London and the hectic to-do of her sister's upcoming nuptials. She wants a quiet summer away from everyone, especially marriage-seeking fortune hunters.

She doesn't expect Mr. Gray Abernathy to prove dangerous to her impregnable walls.

Mr. Gray Abernathy, poor ducal relation and consummate harmless flirt, eeks by on his charming manner and his pretty face. He wants an independence where he isn’t beholden to anyone, certainly not a shipping heiress.

He doesn't expect Miss Cassandra Drummond to prove dangerous to his impregnable heart.

Fortunately for all, love and life can often exceed expectations...



My Rating: 4 Roses

Another lovely novella in the Gentlemen Next Door series, A Dangerous Expectation was a sweet read. I really liked this light, quick novella, and I really enjoyed it.

A Flirtatious Rendezvous by Cecilia Gray

A Flirtatious Rendezvous (The Gentlemen Next Door, #4)
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: The Gentlemen Next Door #4


Miss Hanna Morton is:
1. an affectionately dutiful daughter,
2. a hopeless romantic, and
3. desperately in love with one Mr. Hayden Banks despite good sense advising her to the contrary.

Mr. Hayden Banks is:
1. a reluctantly dutiful son,
2. an ingenious mathematician, and
3. incredibly wary of one Miss Hanna Morton when his matchmaking mother sets them under the same roof.

Hanna is hoping for Hayden's heart, but what will become of their flirtatious rendezvous?



My Rating: 4 Roses

A sweet, little historical romance novella that I really liked, A Flirtatious Rendezvous was a lovely read and I rather enjoyed it.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Losing Track Book Blitz: Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Losing Track book blitz! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $10 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book: