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Blind Date Collection by Annette Lyon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Blind Date Collection is an anthology of books by different authors telling the story of blind dates or finding unexpected love where it was least expected. I received a free copy from eBooks for Review in exchange for an honest review. I have to be honest. I typically do not read anthologies as I am not a big fan of short stories. I typically find that they build the reader up and end so quickly when there is so much more I want to know. This is why I never read first chapters released by authors or publishers. I cannot stand getting into the first chapter and having to wait weeks or months for the rest of the story. I was willing to give this anthology a shot because the synopsis provided some good bait for drawing me in and giving it a try. The stories varied locations and times in history. They appeared to have gone in a bit of chronological order from historical to current stories. There was not one that I did not like…
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Royal Scandal by Marquita Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Royal Scandal was a great read. I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Colin and his family are in exile from their home where his family is the ruling royal family. He, his brother Theo, twin sisters Charlotte and Imogen and two baby brothers, Aiden and Pierce are living in the U.S. where they are running their family's company after being exiled after a tragedy occurred in their family. When they arrive at their property in the U.S. Colin butts heads with the current caretaker family's daughter Della, who is outspoken and totally angry at Colin for evicting her family from the property so that he can have privacy with his family. This confrontation leads to a 10-year friendship.

After 10 years, have passed and the Sinclair's are still in exile, their government wants its royal family back and as in the past they are willing to bully and lie to get them back, especially since t…
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Her Fateful Debut by G.G. Vandagriff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Her Fateful Debut was a fun, clean romance. I received a free e-Arc from Ebooks For Review in exchange for an honest review. Although I have been reading romances for a couple of years now, I am much newer to the historical romance sub-genre. I do enjoy books in locations outside of the U.S., especially if they give me a good sense of being there. I can honestly say that although I enjoy reading about this era in British history, I most certainly wouldn't want to live there. The entire concept of a woman not inheriting from her own father because she is a woman is completely horrible. I have no clue when this atrocious rule stopped, but, I do know that there are still some people out there that leave things only to the first-born son. I wonder how that works when the first-born son is an idiot who wastes and gambles things away.

Her Fateful Debut introduces Penelope who apparently is a great beauty, an excellent artist, …
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Return to Umbria by David P. Wagner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Return to Umbria is the fourth installment in the Rick Montoya series. I just love this series more and more. I received an early released copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This time, we find Rick and his new girlfriend, Betta, in Orvieto where Rick has been sent by his family to talk his cousin into coming home and stopping his current extracurricular activities. Along the way, Rick falls into a murder mystery. Three women are on the funicular that Rick and Betta take up to Orvieto. They get a first-hand look at the victim, who is not quite the nicest person anyone has met. It turns out that not only are her traveling companions possible suspects but, the victim has history in Orvieto which means there are several more possible suspects from her past.

The victim attended school in Orvieto many years ago and she appears to know several people that are still in Orvieto or the surrounding areas. Most importan…