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Sugarplum Surprises by Elisabeth Fairchild

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Sugarplum Surprises by Elisabeth Fairchild

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


There's something about Fairchild's poetic style of writing that always draws me in. She does it once again with 'Sugarplum Surprises' which held a few nice surprises with it's Christmas Cinderella theme. The two leads a duke and a dressmaker are running from past and present hurts. Slowly uncovering and healing each other scars and finding love around Christmas just made this book just so sweet.

When Jane Nichol ran away from home she found her niche as a disguise dressmaker - Madame Nicolette. With the recent called off wedding of Edward Bridges, the Duke of Chandrose. Jane is left with a whole wardrobe of clothing and not a cent to her name. She appears as herself in front of the duke and asks for his help in this matter. Thinking the matter would rest there, Jane is surprised when the duke is able to see behind her disguise and what to undercover her past.
Jane was a calm and cool heroine.…

Portrait of a Scandal by Annie Burrows

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Portrait of a Scandal by Annie Burrows

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



Once in awhile I enjoyed some plain brain candy. 'Portrait of a Scandal" was pretty much candy from start to finish. Predicable enough it was the reunited sweethearts theme that drew me to this book to begin with.
Once madly in love with the other, Lord Nathan Harcourt broke it off when a rumor reaches his ears that Amethyst Dalby is not all she appears to be. From that sudden drop, Amethyst pain and hurt becomes full blown man-hate which was nurtured by her wealthy aunt who passed everything to her upon her death. Amethyst on a trip to Paris is surprised to run into Nathan who is making ends meet with his art. When they meet again old feelings rise and perhaps it's time to put old ghosts to rest..until truth and love catch up to the couple.

I enjoyed the development of each character as they both turned out okay. Enough draw to keep me reading anyhow. Amethyst was a complete shrew at times, her hate o…

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

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A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Jody Hedlund takes the reader on a journey in a time in the US I didn't know about, she brought it to life through her amazing writing.

In the 1880's many German immigrants make a living in rural Michigan. Breaking away from the old country they still live by much of the traditions they carried from their homeland. Analise, has struggle to make ends meat with her land and her good for nothing husband's recent death. With her father deciding who she marry next, she awaits a cousin from the old country and is surprised and leery of the stranger who ends up at her front door.
Carl von Reichert is a nobleman on the run from a murder he didn't comment. In order to save his neck, she makes his way Michigan in hopes of laying low until everything is cleared up or to start a new life. As a nobleman, Carl hasn't pay attention to the commoners who work on his father's land or their strife they must endure. An inven…

Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, #1) by Carla Cassidy

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Cold Case, Hot Accomplice by Carla Cassidy

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



There's certain givens when it come to certain genres of romances. When it comes to romantic suspense I kinda assume suspense and romance would splice together to form a story. Cold Case, Hot Accomplice stars off like this but loses me in the end.
Raised by her aunt Liz, Roxy Marcoli and her sisters live and work in the small town of Wolf Creek. Her everyday in running her restaurant makes Roxy content in her life. Until her aunt suddenly disappears and the detective on the case is a man with a long playboy rep she would like to stay far away from!
Unearth his playboy persona Steve Kincaid is a man who has lost greatly understands Roxy panic and pain in finding her aunt. Working together to solve the case is going to put Roxy and Steve in close danger with a killer and an undeniable attraction.

Roxy and Steve carry some heavy scars. Roxy from her childhood and Steve from his own lost of a missing person. The s…