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The Rake's Redemption by Sherrill Bodine

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The Rake's Redemption by Sherrill Bodine

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Our pasts effects us deeply and through this foundation one grows. Dominic, the Marquis of Aubrey has been running away from his past, and still running until he's stopped by Juliana Grenville a young widow, who makes him face up to his past in order to face his future.

Juliana was that strong heroine and one must be strong in order to break down the walls and dispense the shadows that Dominic has wrapped himself in. Juliana has her hands full when Dominic pulls and pushes her away.
Dominic has been in love with Juliana for a long time from the stories her husband told him in his days when they both served in the army. Dominic feels sullen and doesn't feel he deserves her and quickly bows out. Only she's already shined light into his darkness and he's having trouble running away from love.

I've always enjoyed the story of second chances at love and the power of healing. Dominic scars run…

Running from Scandal by Amanda McCabe

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Running from Scandal by Amanda McCabe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Taking place a few years after 'The Runaway Countess' we catch up with the newly widow Emma Bancroft who after an elopement gone wrong is back broken hearted at Barton Park when she meets up with the closed off David Marton, who is dealing with his own aftereffects from a disaster of a marriage. A widower in his own right now, he has a daughter to care for. When Emma sweeps into his life love takes them both unexpectedly and this time there's no running away.

I was greatly surprised how Emma changed from the clever, sensible young woman to running away with the first guy who showed interest in her. After the crap she put up with the men in her life you would think she be a tad more leery. While I didn't care for this, it showed that Emma was still very much ruled by her heart. Emma becomes the sensible and yet free spirit when she meets up with David.

David has always put duty before love, this hides a …