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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Made the Grade: Kensington Cove: Call of the Night Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1389 KB | Release Date: July 20, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon.com | Originally Found Out About @ An Author Promotes

"ETHAN" [Kensington Cove: Call of the Night Series, Book 1] by April A. Luna

Author's Book Description : Lupine shifter Ethan Cotter, a member of the Shoshone clan, has a problem. And that curvaceous problem, with long, tantalizing legs has a name, Sadie Reed.

Sadie Reed, orphaned at birth, never knew her true family but a clue sends her running to Kensington Cove. The day she arrives, a driving mishap lands her in the arms of one hot, sexy, leather-clad biker, Ethan Cotter.

The wolf in him stirred the moment they met. But Ethan’s worried his secret will scare her off. But Sadie has secrets of her own, secrets that will turn Kensington Cove into a battle zone for supremacy.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, a woman who was abandoned to the foster system when she was a baby finds out her grandfather left her a ranch in Texas and decides to move in. The night that she arrives her whole life changes and her eyes become opened to another world she never thought would be real. However, will this new world accept her for herself or require her to become something more?

I liked the buildup for this novella it's exciting and intense. Plus, it helps that the reader falls for Ethan just as quickly Sadie does! Their fast chemistry is what I liked about this novella the most.

Yet, because this is the first novella, I found myself a bit confused about the way the plotline flows. As most of the information about who Sadie is doesn't come until the very end, then it just ends so you’re supposed to just accept everything, which made that a little hard to read.

Nevertheless, I DO recommend this novella to those who are looking for a fast-paced paranormal romance.

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

Author's Series Extras : Kensington Cove Series - Overview

FREE on KU: Kensington Cove: Call of the NightBook 1 ETHAN: http://amzn.com/B0128D5PGABook 2 COLE:...
Posted by April A. Luna on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Kensington Cove Series continues with Full Moon Rising. Coming Winter 2015.
Posted by April A. Luna on Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
Cradling her in his arms, the wolf nuzzles her neck. He could get used to this.
Closing his eyes, Ethan’s left wondering, is it the wolf who claims a mate by marking, or does the mate claim the wolf . . . in heart, body, and soul? ~ within Chapter 8 - titled 'Ethan Cotter'
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by April, then please check out her website.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Made the Grade: Hot & Nerdy Series, Book 5

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 869 KB | Expected Release Date: November 24, 2015 | Publisher: Kensington Books : Lyrical Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"His New Jam" [Hot & Nerdy Series, Book 5] by Shannyn Schroeder

Author's Book Description : Sydney Peters can’t wait to finally drop the cymbals in marching band and devote time to her true love: drums. With the semester coming to a close, she’s blocking out the cacophony during practice, especially sax serenades from Hunter Reed. But when Hunter offers her a paid gig as a drummer in his band, Sydney quickly changes her tune. The two favor different styles, but they make beautiful music together…in more ways than one.

Hunter is fascinated by Sydney’s distant allure. He might be a ladies’ man on campus, but the sarcastic cymbalist is impervious to his advances. When Hunter sees how passionate Sydney is behind the drums, he orchestrates a plan to find out if she kisses like she plays. What he doesn’t anticipate, however, is falling so hard. But will the repercussions of his past crash down on his chance at something real?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, Sydney has dealt with a difficult dating experience and knows that she never wants to be with a man who will treat her that way again. So, when Hunter, a college senior and lead saxophonist in the marching band, singles her out and majorly flirts with her it makes her leery. She thinks he's hot and as they get to know one another better through their love of music she trusts him better, yet Hunter seems too much like her ex-boyfriend. And Hunter will do whatever it takes to prove to her that he is the man for her!

This sweetly erotic novel keeps you on your toes with its quirky characters and fast paced plotline. I was intrigued with Hunter with how he goes about winning over Sydney’s affection one serenade at a time. In addition, I liked how they came together as a couple. Nevertheless, I wish Sydney’s POV wasn’t portrayed as harsh as it was and that the ending had an epilogue.

Overall, I do recommend this novel to those looking for a quirky New Year’s Celebration New Adult contemporary romance!


Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : Her Best Shot (Book 1) | Kobo (e-Book) : Her Perfect Game (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : Her Winning Formula (Book 3) | Kobo (e-Book) : Hot @nd Nerdy | Kobo (e-Book) : His Work of Art (Book 4) | Kobo (e-Book) : His Dream Role (Book 6) | Amazon (e-Book) : Her Best Shot (Book 1) | Amazon (e-Book) : Her Perfect Game (Book 2) | Amazon (e-Book) : Her Winning Formula (Book 3) | Amazon (e-Book) : Hot @nd Nerdy | Amazon (e-Book) : His Work of Art (Book 4) | Amazon (e-Book) : His Dream Role (Book 6)


Kobo (e-Book) : His New Jam (Book 5)

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: His New Jam

Author's Novel Extras : His New Jam - Overview & Excerpt | His New Jam – Release Day

His New Jam - released yesterday:
Posted by Shannyn Schroeder on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Author's Series Extras : Her Best Shot - Overview & Excerpt | Her Perfect Game - Overview & Excerpt | Her Winning Formula - Overview & Excerpt | Hot @nd Nerdy - Overview | His Work of Art - Overview & Excerpt | His Dream Role - Overview & Excerpt

Book Teaser(s) :

HIS NEW JAM by Shannyn Schroeder -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, December 28, 2015

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Feasted On: Santa's Secret by Serenity Woods

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Kindle Edition - File Size: 417 KB | Expected Release Date: December 1, 2014 | Publisher: Kensington Books : Lyrical Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Santa's Secret" by Serenity Woods (aka Freya Robertson)

Author's Book Description : Will the magic still be there when they wake on Christmas morning?

Having long since lost his Christmas spirit, Rudi comes to Santa’s Secret Village looking to sell the resort. His seven-year-old daughter already knows the truth about Santa, and neither of them is particularly in the mood for the festive season.

Practically a recluse since the death of her husband, Eva’s not looking for romance. Her trip to Santa’s Village is for the sole purpose of making Christmas more festive this year for her young son. But Eva brings an unexpected sparkle to Rudi and Isabel’s lives that renews their belief in the spirit of Christmas.

As the weather grows colder, things heat up between Rudi and Eva. But will the magic still be there when they wake on Christmas morning?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! In the middle of Santa’s Secret Village, located in Finland it’s a getaway vacation location for families, Eva meets Rudolph (Rudi) and together they cast a magical Christmas tale that brings their families together for the holiday in more ways than one.

This charmingly erotic novel makes the reader wish they could be in Eva’s shoes. From the magic of the village to the bond that grows between Eva, Rudi, Isabel, and Oscar, you’ll become hooked too! Plus, the sparks between Eva and Rudi are hot and heavy from the very beginning, yet the way they handled their relationship during their time together that I loved more.

I definitely recommend this novel to those looking for a magically fun (and erotic) contemporary Christmas romance!


Purchase This Book Here :

Kobo (e-Book) : Santa's Secret

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Second Sentence Saturday: Santa's Secret

Author's Novel Extras : Santa's Secret - Overview & Excerpt

Out now from Lyrical Press, Inc. :-) Merry Christmas!
Posted by Serenity Woods on Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Teaser(s) :

SANTA'S SECRET by Serenity Woods -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, October 26, 2015

SANTA'S SECRET by Serenity Woods -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Monday, October 26, 2015

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blog Tour - Ms. Crowne's "To Win Her Love," Ms. Julienne's "Sex, Secrets & Happily Ever Afters," Ms. Denker's "Lucky For You," & Ms. Finz's "Starting Over" | Spreading the Word & Review

Today I'm turning my blog over to Mackenzie Crowne the author of "To Win Her Love," Deb Julienne the author of "Sex, Secrets & Happily Ever Afters," Jayne Denker the author of "Lucky For You," & Stacy Finz the author of "Starting Over!!" [Blog Tour will run from September 21 - October 15, 2015]




"To Win Her Love"
[Players Series, Book 1] by Mackenzie Crowne

Author's Book Description :
    To win the game, they’ll have to risk losing their hearts…

    When a bizarre child custody stipulation pits popular sports blogger Gracie Gable against football superstar Jake Malone, losing the battle for her twin nieces isn't the only thing Gracie has to worry about. Forced to live for three months under the same roof as the sexy tight end, will she fall prey to his flirtatious pursuit? Or worse, will the skeletons in her closet destroy her chance for the love and family she so desperately wants?

    Neglected by his parents as a boy, Jake doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Yet living with Gracie and the twins might be enough to change his mind—and his womanizing ways. But when the press unearths a scandal from Gracie’s past, will he lose the one woman he was ready to open his heart to?

My Book Review :
    4 out of 5 stars!! After Gracie learns that her brother-in-law prematurely passes away, she is all ready to take on the job of raising her six-year-old twin nieces. Yet, at the reading of the will she learns that she has to live with another relative (Jake -- who just happens to be the extremely hot football player she had an online argument with recently) for three months to earn the guardianship. However, with Gracie wanting to keep her life out of the spotlight, Jake’s life already in the spotlight, and dealing with this unique situation will she be able to keep her life on track and her heart in one piece at the same time? Or is this the beginning of something new for them all?

    This energetic and enticing novel reels you in with its unique “family dynamic,” while capturing your interest with the mystery of Gracie’s paternity and Gracie & Jake growing relationship. I was riveted while laughing the whole way through. [READ MY FULL REVIEW & THREE EXTRA TEASERS]

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **


TO WIN HER LOVE by Mackenzie Crowne Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, September 29, 2015




About the Author :

Wife, mother and really young grandmother, Mackenzie Crowne shares her home with her high school sweetheart husband, a neurotic Pomeranian, and a blind cat. She calls Arizona home because the southwest feeds her soul. Her love of the romance genre has been a lifelong affair, both as a reader and a writer. A bout with breast cancer sharpened her resolve to see her stories shared with others. Today, she’s a seven-year survivor, living the dream. Her friends call her Mac. She hopes you will too.

Visit her website at mackenziecrowne.com, find her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/MacCrowne.


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : To Win Her Love

Do you have your pre-order copy. Releasing 8/4. #PlayersRomance
Posted by Mackenzie Crowne Author on Tuesday, July 28, 2015



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"Sex, Secrets & Happily Ever Afters"
[The Twisted Sisters Club Series, Book 2] by Deb Julienne

Author's Book Description :
    Angel Talbot is anything but pure—in fact some might even consider her a bit wicked. How else would you describe the manager of an ‘adults only’ store that specializes in helping ladies find that special O. But Angel could use a hand herself. Or two. That is until she stumbles into sexy businessman Travis Wellington.

    When the Wellington Family had a problem, they sent Travis to fix it. Being the CEO of his family’s multi-million dollar enterprise means Travis is used to getting his hands dirty. But the pressure of looking out for the company, along with his family’s well-being was beginning to take its toll . . . until he found his Angel…

    A Lyrical Press/Kensington Books, release August 4, 2015

    NOTE: I will be donating half the proceeds of Book 1: "Sex, Lies, and Beauty Aids" and Book 2: "Sex, Secrets, & Happily Ever Afters" to Paul Walker’s charity ROWW (Reach Out WorldWide).

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **


Sex, Secrets, and Happily Ever Afters is now on pre-sale:...
Posted by Deb Julienne on Monday, February 16, 2015



About the Author :

While some say truth is stranger than fiction, Deb Julienne’s experience runs more along the lines of a slap-stick comedy. When life tosses you lemons the only thing to do is to turn it into Limoncello.

After writing for almost 20 years, she’s about to be an overnight success. Her life, like her comedies, has been one big fat romantic comedy…or errors. It’s not a matter of “if” it can go wrong, but how bad when it does happen, and make no mistake…it will. Survival with a sense of humor is the goal.

Joking aside, Deb’s dream of being published came true with the release of her first book, "Sex, Lies and Beauty Aids," which was released March 2014. Since then she’s added to more to her collection of tales. "Sex, Secrets, & Happily Ever Afters," and "A Splash of Romance" in the "Crashing into Love Anthology."

As a long time member of both Romance Writers of America (RWA) and her local RWA Chapter, the Sacramento Valley Roses, she fills the hours she’s not writing romantic comedy and romantic suspense with her day job at a Silicon Valley Corporation, playing in the kitchen concocting her award-winning jams, jellies, preserves, and sauces (with alcohol of course).

Born and raised in San Jose, California, she now resides in the Tahoe National Forest Basin, her own little bit of heaven on Earth, with her husband of 34 years, their three sons and one daughter, and two very precocious grand kids, with a third on the way.





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"Lucky For You"
[Marsden Series, Book 3] by Jayne Denker

Author's Book Description :
    It’s where everyone remembers your name—and your mistakes. But the quaint Catskills town of Marsden has a way of inspiring the unlikeliest reunions, flipping the script on the best laid plans, and opening even the most stubborn hearts…

    Jordan Leigh’s always had a reputation for being bad news. So she figured it was only a matter of time before she got into serious trouble. But serving house arrest in her hometown of Marsden is truly cruel and unusual punishment. Plus she’s under police officer Will Nash’s up-close-and-all-too-personal supervision…which could make things worse—or more fun.

    To make amends, Jordan throws herself into making nice with her neighbors, taking in stray animals, and helping teenage girls get back on track. But what she really wants is to get on the right track with Will. To do that, she’ll have to show him she’s grown up. And if that means making him break his own rules and face down his own fears, she’s up for the challenge …

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **


Five days! :D
Posted by Jayne Denker on Thursday, August 13, 2015



About the Author :

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog! I’m glad you stopped by! Hoping to have new posts up frequently, but…well…you know how it is. But I’ll do my best!

Important professional stuff: I’ve been a writer all my life, even—gasp!—getting paid for it, sometimes even—double gasp!—in full-time jobs. I’ve also worked as an editor and proofreader, which makes my novels, if nothing else, very clean. Of course, in publishing terms that means very few grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors, but it is tempting to legally change my name to Paul’s Grandfather. (Obscure reference clarification here.)

After I quit my last full-time job about five years ago to stay home and raise my son, my husband said I should “knock out a few dozen romance novels over a couple of weekends” to get filthy rich. Hah! He’s a funny guy. In a misguided kind of way. Still, the idea of getting back to writing fiction after many years in the nonfiction biz was intriguing, so I joined NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and jumped right in. Overnight success took three and a half years.

And of course I’ve got no guarantee of that success thing, overnight or not. My first contemporary romance, "By Design," was published (e-book) by Kensington in May and my second, "Unscripted, in August," and my third, "Down on Love," in November. My fourth, a followup to "Down on Love," will be published in July.

Important personal stuff: I live in a small village in western New York with my husband, son, and a very sweet senior-citizen basement kitteh who loves nothing more than going outside, where she sits on the front walk and wonders why she begged to go outside. I’d post a picture, but she always looks stoned. Too much ‘nip, perhaps? When I’m not hard at work on another novel (or, rather, when I should be hard at work on another novel), I can usually be found frittering away stupid amounts of time on Facebook.

Check in with me there (“Jayne Denker Author”) or on Twitter (@JDenkerAuthor). You can also drop me an e-mail (Jayne.Denker@gmail.com) anytime—I’d love to hear from you.


My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Picture This

Advance reviews FTW!
Posted by Jayne Denker on Tuesday, August 18, 2015



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"Starting Over"
[Nugget Series, Book 4] by Stacy Finz

Author's Book Description :
    The mountain town of Nugget, California, may be tiny, but with its breathtaking scenery, fresh air, and lovable locals, it has everything. Not to mention it’s the perfect setting for firsts—and seconds—of all kinds . . .

    On the day of her glitzy New York City wedding, society girl Samantha Dunsbury ditches her Wall Street groom, and hops in her convertible. Her only plan is to head west. But when a pit stop lands her at a lovely Victorian inn in Nugget, she doesn’t want to leave. And when the innkeeper needs someone to fill in, Sam is thrilled to take the job—her first! For once, she’s going to do what makes her happy. She just has to figure out what happy looks like. She never expects it to look like her surly new boss…

    The last thing Nate Breyer needs is a debutante dilettante mucking up his business. How his sister—and co-owner—could’ve hired Sam is beyond him. Nate’s known women like Sam before—he was engaged to one once. With no options, he’ll just have to keep his eye on her while also keeping his distance. But to his surprise it turns out Sam’s got a knack for the job, and for putting folks at ease—including Nate. As business—and pleasure—heat up their relationship, Nate finds himself ready to do anything to persuade the runaway-bride to stay permanently gone…

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) | Amazon (Paperback) | Barnes and Noble (e-Book) | Kobo (e-Book)

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! **





About the Author :

Stacy Finz is an award-winning journalist. After more than seventeen years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns for the San Francisco Chronicle, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writingfiction. In 2012 she won the Daphne du Maurier Award for unpublished single-title mystery/suspense. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband.

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Finding Hope

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015





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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Feasted On: Players Series, Book 1

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 246; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1164 KB | Expected Release Date: August 4, 2015 | Publisher: Kensington Books : Lyrical Press : Shine | Obtained: Pump Up Your Book

"To Win Her Love" [Players Series, Book 1] by Mackenzie Crowne

Author's Book Description : To win the game, they’ll have to risk losing their hearts…

When a bizarre child custody stipulation pits popular sports blogger Gracie Gable against football superstar Jake Malone, losing the battle for her twin nieces isn't the only thing Gracie has to worry about. Forced to live for three months under the same roof as the sexy tight end, will she fall prey to his flirtatious pursuit? Or worse, will the skeletons in her closet destroy her chance for the love and family she so desperately wants?

Neglected by his parents as a boy, Jake doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Yet living with Gracie and the twins might be enough to change his mind—and his womanizing ways. But when the press unearths a scandal from Gracie’s past, will he lose the one woman he was ready to open his heart to?

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!! After Gracie learns that her brother-in-law prematurely passes away, she is all ready to take on the job of raising her six-year-old twin nieces. Yet, at the reading of the will she learns that she has to live with another relative (Jake -- who just happens to be the extremely hot football player she had an online argument with recently) for three months to earn the guardianship. However, with Gracie wanting to keep her life out of the spotlight, Jake’s life already in the spotlight, and dealing with this unique situation will she be able to keep her life on track and her heart in one piece at the same time? Or is this the beginning of something new for them all?

This energetic and enticing novel reels you in with its unique “family dynamic,” while capturing your interest with the mystery of Gracie’s paternity and Gracie & Jake growing relationship. I was riveted while laughing the whole way through. Gracie is a fun character who knows her mind and does anything she needs to protect her love ones. Jake is an “outlaw” who reforms in this novel and reading about him settling down was so sweet! Together they are unstoppable! I didn’t want to stop reading about their romance! In addition, I thoroughly enjoyed how this novel to set up for its series. It made me excited to see where it’ll take us next!

I recommend this novel to those looking for a contemporary sports romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Kobo (e-Book) : To Win Her Trust (Book 2) | Kobo (e-Book) : To Win Her Heart (Book 3) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : To Win Her Trust (Book 2) | Amazon.com (e-Book) : To Win Her Heart (Book 3)


Kobo (e-Book) : To Win Her Love (Book 1)

Author's Novel Extras : To Win Her Love - Overview | Pinterest: To Win Her Love (Players series) | Excerpt: To Win Her Love by Mackenzie Crowne | #NewRelease TO WIN HER LOVE

Have you met Jake? Available for pre-order at a special price. http://amzn.com/B00PEOIZ4K
Posted by Mackenzie Crowne Author on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Never mess with a heroine's dog... :-)
Posted by Mackenzie Crowne Author on Monday, May 11, 2015

I loved watching Jake fall in love with his sisters and apparently, so did this early reviewer of To Win Her Love. She gave it 5 stars and said "There is something so sexy about a guy who is good with kids."
Posted by Mackenzie Crowne Author on Friday, July 31, 2015

Author's Series Extras :
***Double Cover Reveal***For those of you who met Tuck and Max in To Win Her Love, I'm excited to share the covers...
Posted by Mackenzie Crowne Author on Monday, August 31, 2015

Author's Book Trailer :

Book Teaser(s) :
Though his nasty insults during their disastrous exchange on her blog the other day should’ve dealt a death blow to her foolish infatuation, the two-dimensional image she’d admired on her TV screen couldn’t have prepared her for the flesh and bone temptation that was Jake Malone. Dismay crowded panic as every double X chromosome in her body quivered with giddy, XXX delight.
The X girls danced with anticipation, and the erratic thump of her heart increased with every fall of his size fifteen feet. Down, girls. He may look like every woman’s deepest sexual fantasy, but those boots are more likely to stomp us into the ground than end up under our bed. ~ within Chapter 1

TO WIN HER LOVE by Mackenzie Crowne Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TO WIN HER LOVE by Mackenzie Crowne Author -- Read my #bookreview here:...
Posted by From Me to You - Video, Photography, & Book Reviews on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Blog Tour - Feasted On: Not Always a Saint by Mary Jo Putney | Review

Today I'm turning my blog over to Mary Jo Putney, with a review of her latest novel "Not Always a Saint," which is the SEVENTH novel in The Lost Lords Series!! [Blog Tour will run on August 24 - September 18, 2015]



- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon.com: Paperback - Pages: 352; Kindle Edition - File Size: 430 KB; Audiobook - Unabridged | Release Date: August 25, 2015 | Publisher: Kensington : Zebra Books | Obtained: Pump Up Your Book / NetGalley

"Not Always a Saint" [The Lost Lords Series, Book 7] by Mary Jo Putney (aka M. J. Putney)

Author's Book Description : “Adventure, passion and pure reading pleasure!” – Jo Beverley

After the death of his sweetheart when he was at university, Daniel Herbert buried his grief in medical studies and his passion for healing. Viewed as a saint by those who know him, in his own mind he never quite manages to live up to his own high standards.

Most men would be thrilled to learn they’ve inherited a title and estate from a distant relative, but Daniel is appalled because the burden of wealth will interfere with his medical calling. Warily he accepts that he must enter society and seek a wife—a sensible woman who can oversee his properties, leaving him free to continue his work. He does not expect to become intoxicated by a woman called the Black Widow, who is as mysterious as she is shockingly beautiful…

Jessie Kelham’s looks have always been a curse. Now alone with a young daughter and a perilous secret, she is in need of protection. But dangerously attractive Daniel Herbert is not the kind of husband she has in mind. If he recognizes her, the demons of her past will surely erupt. Yet they cannot keep apart—and soon they are drawn into a union that may bring joy—or shattering danger…

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! Jezebel (Jessie/Lisbet) has had a tough life. Growing up as the daughter of a very strict vicar then to become married to an abuser and now to have her current husband pass away leaving her to safeguard her daughter by any means necessary, like finding another man to marry who can give her security and protection sooner then she would like too. Daniel is a perfect choice. He’s the type of man she would like to marry, if only he was a bit older, but with her “shady past” can she be the right woman for him?

While overall a mysterious novel full of intrigue, it was the characters’ banter and the circumstances that brought Jessie and Daniel together that held my interest! Set during the Regency era in England, it deals with abusive husbands/fathers, bigamy, treacherous nephews, an unwanted husband search, and more than enough other things to keep its readers on their toes. In addition, I enjoyed that while this novel is a part of a series, it brings the some previous characters in so seamlessly while building for the following novel (#8) and still coming off as a standalone so I could understand everything that was going on. Very well written and the ending was VERY surprising!

As for the main characters, Jessie and Daniel, they are a matched set. On paper, they were everything both didn’t want for in a partner. Yet, as they get to know one another, better they find that they are the perfect match! I don’t think I’ve ever stated this for a character, but I found Daniel to be pure, and while he constantly says that he is no saint, I will admit he is quite the gentleman. He’s one man I’d recommend anyone to fall for! Together Daniel and Jessie make a very good team. I’d LOVE to read more about them!

I recommend this novel to those who are fans of the series and/or to those looking for an intense Regency romance!

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Book Teaser(s) :
Refusing to back down, he asked, "Do you dislike me? I've thought there was a certain harmony of mind as well as a powerful attraction between us, but perhaps that's wishful thinking on my part."
She bit her lip. She was a good liar when necessary, but she didn't want to lie to this man. "You're not wrong, but attraction isn't a sound basis for a marriage."
"Isn't it a start?" he asked quizzically. "Shouldn't we at least try to discover if we'd suit?"
"Didn't anyone ever tell you it's ungentlemanly to ask a lady why she doesn't accept you?" Jessie said with sudden exasperation. "A simple 'no' should suffice!"
His mouth curved wryly. "As with the rule about morning calls, I'm aware of that, but I don't choose to comply. This is too important. You're too important." ~ within Chapter 11

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About the Author :

Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Baltimore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably ever since.

While becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy, it never occurred to her that writing was an achievable goal until she acquired a computer for other purposes. When the realization hit that a computer was the ultimate writing tool, she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrates the adage that fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Fortune sometimes favors the foolish and her first book sold quickly, thereby changing her life forever, in most ways for the better. (“But why didn’t anyone tell me that writing would change the way one reads?”) Like a lemming over a cliff, she gave up her freelance graphic design business to become a full-time writer as soon as possible.

Since 1987, Ms. Putney has published over forty books and counting. Her stories are noted for psychological depth and unusual subject matter such as alcoholism, death and dying, and domestic abuse. She has made all of the national bestseller lists including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USAToday, and Publishers Weekly. Five of her books have been named among the year’s top five romances by The Library Journal, while three were listed in the Top Ten Romances of the year by Booklist, published by the American Library Association.

A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won RITAs for "Dancing on the Wind" and "The Rake and the Reformer" and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. She has also been awarded two Romantic Times Career Achievement Awards, four NJRW Golden Leaf awards, plus the NJRW career achievement award for historical romance. In 2013 she was awarded the Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award.

Though most of her books have been historical romances, she has also published three contemporary romances, several paranormal historicals with strong fantasy elements, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy, and numerous novellas and short stories. She is currently writing the New York Times list bestselling Lost Lords historical romance series for Kensington.

Ms. Putney lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four footed. She says that not least among the blessings of a full-time writing career is that one almost never has to wear pantyhose.

Mary Jo Putney is the recipient of the 2013 RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award


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