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The Devil DeVere Series spotlight with Kindle giveaway

LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST E-ROMANCE OF 2012 (The Devil DeVere Series by Victoria Vane)

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The Devil DeVere series has a new makeover and in celebration Victoria Vane is having a Kindle giveaway! Enter in the form below or check out the links to buy your own copy! Good luck to all those who enter!

A Wild Night's Bride
The Virgin Huntress
The Devil You Know
The Devil's Match
A Devil's Touch
Jewel of The East
Devil in the Making
The Trouble with Sin

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Unlacing Lady Thea by Louise Allen

Unlacing Lady Thea by Louise Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

'You think I am a trifle old for the grand tour? I disagree. At twenty-eight I will appreciate things more.' The cat sneered, lifted one hind leg and began to groom itself intimately.
'Stop that. A gentleman does not wash his balls in the study.'

Louise Allen quickly throws the reader into the heart of the action and humor with our hero Rhys, Lord Denham, drunk, and planning and talking to the kitchen cat about his Grand Tour while Napoleon is on Elba.Then a sudden visitor knocks his plans some what astray.
Lady Althea (Thea) Curtiss arrives asking for help in running away from an unwanted marriage and in dire help. She turns to her old childhood friend Rhys for help.
These two unlikely traveling companions may have started off on a rocky and reluctant road, both soon realize their current journey is filled with more then adventure with their hearts on the line.

LA has written some wonderful …

Jewel of the East (The Devil DeVere #5) by Victoria Vane

Jewel of the East by Victoria Vane

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Victoria Vane has created such a delicious exotic romance series with the anticipated story of Sin- Captain Simon Singleton. Vane showcased such a wonderful couple with Simon and Salime as they heal each other scars.

I enjoyed watching these two interacting with one another, the trouble I had overall was the rushed feel when it slowed down in parts.

It was great revisiting this series with appearances by DeVere and Diana.

Still a wonderful addition to this this series!

Thank you to Victoria Vane for the ARC!

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Lethal Lawman (Men of Wolf Creek, #2) by Carla Cassidy

Lethal Lawman by Carla Cassidy

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Continuing the Men of Wolf Creek. I ended up more or less curious as to the main kidnapping case of Liz that started it all, and that perhaps the author would continue leaving clues for the reader to draw closer to whodunit. Sadly, your only given glimpses of Liz and nothing rock solid to follow.
The characters themselves had such tragic pasts with Detective Frank Delaney's wife committed suicide years earlier and dealing with the guilt and Marlene Marcoli who dealt with abuse at the hands of her ex-husband. These characters had alot of promise but ended up flat that I could never truly invest interest into them.
Much of the plot felt pattern carded and again some unnecessary drama of someone trying to kill Marlene. When it should have been Frank and Marlene tracking down Marlene's aunt Liz and dealing with their scars of their pasts.
This was an okay read just felt to stiff that it didn't give to much leewa…

A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh

A Promise of Spring by Mary Balogh

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I adore the marriage of convenience theme greatly. It gives the author room to have the characters adjust in a situation that is new and scary. The biggest lure for me was the older woman, younger man something of a treat and surprise as it's rarely seen.

A Promise of Spring started off very nicely. You get the lay of the land with a backstory of the village and our main couple and what drew them together in the first place. I was both relieved to have the heroine, Grace Howard, lay it out on the table. Her past of not being a virgin and the death of her son, the rift that this caused her brother who helped her through the years and herself of the family. Grace showed such an amazing strength in the beginning I stood in awe of her as she and Perry marry and get to know one another. Until her ex-lover shows up on the scene.
This, I could have done without. There was enough angst and uncertainty for Perry and Grace …

The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh

The Temporary Wife by Mary Balogh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This started off as somewhat of a struggle for me as it reminded me greatly of another of Mary Balogh's novels "Ideal Wife" which was "cute" and annoying at times- not one of my favorites.
The Temporary Wife may have had the common thread of a rushed marriage of convenience with the hero thinking he married a plain mouse of a woman, that's common ends and the story truly begins.

Charity Duncan had that quiet strength with a deeply underlining bit of common sense that helps her heal a family torn from so long. While I don't think it would have been such a quick fix, MB made it work with some just plain face to face talking. It started to healing progress instead of making it feel like a band-aid over a bleeding wound.

Anthony Earheart was a blind hard-ass. So he was the who changed the most through the story. As a reader there was a few hard pills to take when it came to him and his f…

From Ruin to Riches by Louise Allen

From Ruin to Riches by Louise Allen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There's always a inner reader anticipation when one of your favorite author's books are coming out. For me it's always a joy to curl up with an Louise Allen story as she gives the reader just the right amount of angst, joy, laughter, heartache and love to keep one up well into the night!
Julia Prior is on the run. Ruined by an elopement, Julia stumbles upon a sick man - William Hadfield, Lord Dereham who has a proposal that will be the salvation for her. Will is getting sicker each day and see Julia has the key to saving his estate for his immature heir and cousin when he's gone.
Three years pass and far from dying, Will has finally beat his illness and is finally coming home to claim his life back and finally learn who is wife truly is. Only there's alot of secrets before either can truly know the other...

I adore the Marriage of Convenience theme and this was very strongly character driven w…

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