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Temporary Betrothal by Dorothy Mack

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Temporary Betrothal by Dorothy Mack

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I always love to read some nice angst when dealing with a marriage of convenience, perhaps because some characters truly shine through the trial by fire and Hey, we get to read some nice humble pie being eaten.

The story center focus was mainly on Belinda Melville, whose life hasn't been a bed of roses, but neither did she have an uncaring family. When she's sent to spread her wings a little, she goes to spend some time with her selfish married cousin. There she meets a man, whose been in her dreams since he stole a kiss from her and brought light to a dreadful day. Sadly, Capitan Anthony Wainright does remember that day with only eyes for Belinda's married cousin, puts Belinda down when she makes it know she doesn't approve of the relationship he and her cousin are carrying on. When both put a wrong foot forward it's up to Belinda to save both their hides and enter into a marriage with a man who does…

Not Proper Enough by Carolyn Jewel

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Not Proper Enough by Carolyn Jewel

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



I adore Carolyn Jewel's style of writing, it at times can be very poetic and profound. Her writing style doesn't fail, but I didn't feel any attachment to the characters this time around.
The bitter history between The Marquess of Fenris and Lady Eugenia hides for Fenris a love that has run very deep from the moment he first laid eyes on Eugenia. But after making a total fool of himself with his top-lofty view, lost both Eugenia her husband Robert his best friend's friendship. Years have pass and the love for Eugenia is as strong as ever, and with a dream and a promise Fenris or Fox sets out to win Eugenia heart and prove himself a different man then he once was.
Eugenia has been a state of limbo since the death of her husband, and her hatred toward Fox a man who made it to all that she was not worthy of anyone as great as her beloved husband, only now she sees a different man in Fox one she can't …

A Dishonorable Proposal by Katherine Kingsley

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A Dishonorable Proposal by Katherine Kingsley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




In this Heyer like tale with hidden identities, meddling families, and one crazy villain, I was quickly wrapped up in Katherine Kingsley's A Dishonorable Proposal. While the back blurb was very misleading (even with one glaring typo in the hero's name) Harry The Duke of Paxton is a well traveled scholar, who finds great joy in his travels and learning all he can, what he can't stand is his greedy family members that won't give him any peace! Enough is enough and packing his bag goes off to unknown small estate to write, when he runs into a young idealist in Miss Annabelle Hatfield.

Annabelle stands up to those who would knock down the weak, risking her neck in order to save anything or anyone from danger. When she learns of a recluse scholar, she jumps at the chance to meet him in order to perhaps border her mind, and break out of the box females at the time are put into.

Things become very compl…

The Duke's Dilemma by Nadine Miller

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The Duke's Dilemma by Nadine Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




Nadine Miller pens down a fun little trad with a high in the instep duke and how he gets his comeuppance from a plain firebrand.

The story isn't hardly new, but it was very fun, with our hero Jared, Duke of Montford who happen to turn 30 sees it as his duty and a promise to get marry have his heir and go on his merry way. Jared is a snob. He knows he's a pretty big fish to land and has his aunts throw a party in order for him to pick a fluffy bride and be done with it. Until he comes face to face with our heroine Miss Emily Haliburton, who speaks her mind even when she doesn't know who the duke truly is, it's a refreshing change from everyone bowing at his feet. It takes awhile for Jared to finally see the light, and it's all that much sweeter when he does.

Emily is the type of character I adore, she's smart, and speaks her mind, while being out of the norm. Even with some events that the d…