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The Rake to Ruin Her by Julia Justiss

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The Rake to Ruin Her by Julia Justiss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This was just what I was looking for, nothing to heavy and appealing enough to keep my attention. Both Max and Caroline were both charming and fun, sparks fly from the moment they first met and does the sparks fly.

I have a weakness for the marriage of convenience and how it plays out and when Caroline decides to worm herself out of one marriage by being ruined by an well known rake and when she comes across "Magnificent Max," Max Ransleigh. She thinks her prayers are answered of course things never go as plan.

Max a diplomat with charm that has helped his career but because of one mistake in helping the wrong person is carter is now in ashes and he's out to find himself, what he does find his Caroline who seems to be hiding from what..?

I really loved both characters. Caroline stood up to those who would knock down not only her dream but the dreams of her father. Max was caring and intelligent who did…

Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh by Nancy Butler

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Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh by Nancy Butler

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


It takes a truly great author to make a never-doer a redeemable hero in the end. Nancy Butler had her work cut out for her in Lord Rockleigh. Roc has never felt peace, wandering around to find himself, making himself out careless youngest of a powerful duke. Roc is then shocked when he's named is banished around in some very negative articles. Out to sue without trying to stoop down in proving his innocence.
Mercy Tatlock works along side his daughter in his newspaper, she finds Roc lawsuit a load of ....! Out to get him to drop his suit and get to the bottom of the whole story. Mercy is out to be the unstoppable object vs Roc the immovable force. Who shall win? Neither for love conquers all!

Mercy has a great outlook at life as a newspaper work that hasn't become so jaded to the views of life. Her pen is her sword that she hopes to bring attention to the harsh lives of others. When she meets Roc she's finds…

Lady Emma's Dilemma by Rhonda Woodward

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Lady Emma's Dilemma by Rhonda Woodward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


A theme I always love to read is that of second chances and for Lady Emma and Baron Jack Devreux, their second chance at love was a long time coming. Thirteen years both Emma and Jack were young and in love, Jack building back his estate after his father nearly ruined it and Emma the shining star on the ton.
Due to Emma's family being against the match, Jack and Emma decided to run away and elope but before they can go far fears and youth drive them apart until years later Emma's return to Society and meeting Jack again sets them up to go full circle.

The story was that of pure fluff, simple and to the point with the characters on center stage with the secondary characters were just that and moved the story along. Both Emma and Jack have their disagreements, but seem to always get tossed back together and this opens up their chance to finally clear up their long overdue misunderstanding.


"You are fac…

His Unusual Governess by Anne Herries

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His Unusual Governess by Anne Herries

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



I've always had a special place and weakness for stories that revolved around Governesses (I shall place the blame on Jane Eyre)"His Unusual Governess was not as unusual as it was predictable with the hidden heiress, someone after her, and a rake with a past he can't seem to get around until he meets our heroine.
Sarah Hardcastle was the type of heroine who I love to read about, she comes from trade and works in it even when she meets one road block after another. Tried of the attention of one fortune hunter Sir Roger, she masquerades as a governess in order to get her life back together. Along the way she meets her charges who she quickly bounds with and wants to help. But trouble follows her and she's in more of need of help then ever.

Lord Rupert Myers a rake, flirt and fop has his scars from an old heartbreak and battle scars from his time on the battle field, takes up the job of taking care o…

Moonlight and Mischief by Rhonda Woodward

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Moonlight and Mischief: Signet Regency Romance by Rhonda Woodward

My rating: 4 of 5 stars




This hit the spot. I was in much needed dose of fluff and Moonlight and Mischief gave me just that. Reprinted in ebook format, and a sequel to The Wagered Heart. You have the misunderstood rake theme, that may been used way to many times, it nice that this rake Lord Haverstone knows he's a rake and okay with it, until he falls in love with Mariah Thorncroft.
Mariah born from a trade family with a huge dowry hanging on her head. Mariah doesn't trust men who are interested in her. Tell that to Mrs.Thorncroft who wants her daughter to marry a peer and title! To makes matters worse her brother,foxed off his butt gets her into a pickle when he offers her and her dowry to the rake Haverstone one night.

Haverstone or just Stone lost a good fortune one night that Steven Throncroft oversaw, making him an outrageous offer for his sister and her money. Finding humor in the who thing, Stone in…