Friday, February 22, 2019

No Other Duke But You (Playful Brides, #11)No Other Duke But You by Valerie Bowman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

No Other Duke But You was a fun, sweet book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Lady Delilah has spent most of her life trying to get her mother's approval. Delilah is an exuberant, popular lady who has is a bit of a wild child. Her mother appears to not like her very much and has demanded she marry and has decided who Delilah should marry and it is someone she has absolutely zero interest in marrying. Delilah decides if she has to marry it will be the number one sought after bachelor of the ton who does not even know Delilah exists. Little does Delilah know one of her best friends has his sights on her.

Lord Thomas is a Duke and he has put off marrying because he doesn't want to be matched to anyone other than Delilah. As long as she has shown no interest in marriage he has kept the friend slot. Now that she has announced she has to marry he is ready to take that step until she notifies her friends that she intends to try and match with another Duke. What transpires is a fun, crazy set of hijinks where Delilah puts her plan in motion, Thomas puts his plan in motion to block her and their friends appear to be working on the sidelines to help each get what they want. It is a fun book.

Friday, February 15, 2019

The Unexpected Duchess (Playful Brides, #1)The Unexpected Duchess by Valerie Bowman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book had some great zingers where Lady Lucy speaks her mind and then some, but, she has met her match in Lord Hunt. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Lady Lucy pretty much could have a lot of interest from the males of the ton, but, they pretty much cower from her whip-smart mouth. She is protective of her friends, especially Cassandra who never seems to stand up for herself.

Derek Hunt is trying to honor a promise he made to his friend during the war. Julian is Cassandra's childhood crush, despite his being almost engaged to her cousin. They have been close enough friends over the years that she has fallen in love with him. She wants to wait it out despite the circumstances. Derek wants to do his duty to his friend so he tries to court her. Cassandra does not want to be courted so she enlists her friend Lucy to try and help deter him. What results is a great story where Derek and Lucy do entertain with some great, witty repartee. It leads to a great romance and looks like a great start to a new series.
London's Best Kept Secret (Midnight Secrets, #2)London's Best Kept Secret by Anabelle Bryant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

London's Best Kept Secret is a great regency romance with 2 main characters that have good chemistry. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Jeremy is a Viscount is an extremely smart, gifted financier who has fallen for Lady Charlotte. He notices that she has quite a few male admirers and he doesn't want to lose her to another man. As great as he is with finance he does not seem to be able to come up with a way to approach Charlotte and express his interest in her. He does something completely unorthodox to ensure he was the person she married.

Lady Charlotte is attracted to her husband. What she cannot determine is why he married her if he did not want to spend time with her or even have a real marriage outside of the chaste kiss he gave her at their wedding. He works most of the time and still sleeps in a separate bedroom from Charlotte. She knows something is not quite right and when she finds out just what Jeremy did it will be a miracle if she can forgive him. How this plays out makes this a great read that I enjoyed. Review can be found at Lady Techie's Book Musings http://LadyTechiesbookmusings.blogspo....

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His Convenient Royal BrideHis Convenient Royal Bride by Cara Colter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

His Convenient Royal Bride was a fun, sweet romance between two total opposites. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Maddie is avoiding relationships, working hard to help her friend, Kettle's cafe stay afloat, and trying to figure out a way to save her small town. The people there are struggling to find a way to keep the town from disappearing when people keep moving because there are no jobs in the area. She has quit her great job in New York and come back to her hometown to help her friend who was recently injured and needed help in his cafe. She has made a family with the other waitress, Sophie, and the cafe owner, Kettle.

Prince Edward is on vacation traveling across the United States. He is in Maddie's town to attend an open-air concert for his favorite band. He visits the cafe with his security person, and pretty much, best friend, Lancaster. Edward is drawn to Maddie but he is pretty much in the middle of a mess where he is trying to withdraw from an arranged marriage by proposing to an actress he knows in California with a plan of coming back to his country in temporary marriage. Things get very convoluted when he finds himself in need of a convenient bride again before he heads home to Havenhurst. He has a way of helping Maddie save her town and Kettle's cafe if she is willing to help him. What transpires is a quirky, fun romance that I enjoyed. Review can also be seen at Lady Techie's Book Musings http://LadyTechiesbookmusings.blogspo....

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The Princess Plan by Julia London My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a pretty good read for me. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced...