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#HistoricalRomance #TheTon #BoxedSet #regencyRomance – A Lady Forsaken Series by Christina McKnight

A Lady Forsaken Box Set (Books 1-5) by [Christina McKnight]

USA Today Bestselling Regency Romance Series!

Shunned No More, A Lady Forsaken Book One
A lady Shunned by all…
A lord Betrayed by one…
An impossible match, destined to be…

Forgotten No More, A Lady Forsaken Book Two
A lady forgotten by all…
A man mesmerized by one…
A love neither can abandon…

Scorned Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Book Three
A man willing to sacrifice all…
A woman determined to take everything…
A love lost forever…

Christmas Ever More, A Lady Forsaken Book Four
A lady seeking forgiveness for her past…
A woman forging a new path in life…
A girl lost and in search of a place to belong…
A trio of women holding out hope for three different holiday miracles…
Christmas ever more.

Hidden No More, A Lady Forsaken Book Five
A lady concealed from society…
A man uncovering the secrets of his past…
A love neither can hide…

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Review by Twinsie Angie

Book 1-

I bought this book with my own hard earned cash because I met this author and didnt know she was a writer….LOL I knew she read for an author friend but didnt know she was until one day it “clicked” in my head. Then I was like DUH ANGIE!! So since I was going to be meeting her in Vegas, I bought a book to read.

Now I like Historical books but they are not for everyone. Now most historical that I have read have some naughty sex in it…nope not a drop of naughty here til like 97% so if you want smutty then this is not for you. HOWEVER, this book is good with chemistry. I was forever screaming at Brock and Viola to “just get with it and kiss already!!” I mean the two are sooo perfect for each other but are to busy gettin’ in their own dang way!!

Brock returns from the military to all his family members being gone. He is the only member remaining. His goals are to ruin the woman who ruined his family, get a wife and have kids……simple right!!?? LOL

Viola ran far far far away from high society after she was involved in the death of two young socialites. She has been in hiding and trying to make amends for what she did. She wants to just breed horses and live a quiet life. A husband and family are not in her future because she doesn’t deserve them.

Well as you know, your two enemies meet. The chemistry is CRAZY good. The first kiss was great even though we know Brock is gonna flip his lid when he finds out he is lusting over the enemy. The woman he is sworn to DESTROY!! Ok a bit over the top there Brock but he is a man on a mission.

So this story starts to unravel. There is alot of deceit and betrayal happening behind Viola’s back. She thinks it is Brock and when they have a showdown…WOW!! She kicked his butt *High 5 Viola*. But when we see Brock realizing Viola is a changed woman…swoon……

I cannot wait for book 2. I want to know all about Viola’s bestie Ruby. She has some skeletons in her closet that is prolly gonna be getting aired out VERY VERY soon!!

Book 2-

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
*Puts my hand in the air to stop you* Now wait a minute and hear me out……This author has made me love Historical Romance again. I read historical but really had kinda walked away from the genera because I wanted smut *Snickers* and I wasn’t finding any historical stories that really grabbed my attention. WELLLLLLL that is so not the case now.
Ok so I met and talked with the author for several weeks before realizing she was an author!! The fact she never pushed her stuff on me made me wanna read her even more. So I shelled out a few coins and fell in love with Lady Vi and Lord Brock. Their story was crazy good. The chemistry was awesome BUT the whole time I wanted to know about Vi’s bestie Ruby and Brock’s bro from another mother, Harold. The two are so right for each other and are so busy with dealing with family drama.

The book starts with Harold noticing Ruby and remembering her as a small child. They were friends who grew up playing together. They are thrown together again because of their mutual acquaintances. Harold is noticing Ruby doing some shady things and decided to be her white knight and rescue the damsel in distress. Along the way, Harold begins to realize his feelings for Ruby might be more than just “friendly”…GASP the scene at the theater……..Oh *fans self* Mr. Jakeston……Why can I sit next to you next time??? Throughout this book, Ruby is investigating some truths she discovered about herself. She is secretly investigating with the help of Harold whether she wants it or not!!

Harold is not looking to go into the family Vicary. He is spending his life having fun until the day he must return home to a mundane life. He begins a bit of an adventure of his own with the help of a person from his past all the while trying to stop these growing feelings for Ruby. He knows she is way above him socially. The two get thrown together a lot and they soon begin to have “wondering hands”….OMG are those scenes hawt and spicy……I mean Wondering hands are always good reads right???

What I loved about this story besides hottie Harold and Ruby finding love?? Ellington or Ellie. She is a CHARACTER and I cannot wait for her book….and yes she is getting one!! She is such a spit fire and during a certain scene, she offered Harold some insight into what he should be doing in regards to Ruby. I was cracking up.

Well if you like good chemistry and some mystery? Then this book and series are a great addition to your reading.

Book 3-

I beta read this book from the author for an honest opinion.
*Wipes my eyes* WHY!! *Sobbing* Why didn’t I read the blurb to prepare my heart for this book. *Uncontrollable tears* WHHHHHHHHY!!!!!!! *throws tantrum on the floor*

*Several hours later and a lot of sherry later*

Ok I am now composed enough to discuss this amazing book Christina. I am a big HR reader. I love the erotic to the traditional. I love the people, the time and the talk of the books. I will say that Christina’s latest book is a mixture of traditional with a splash of erotic. If you read her other 2 books, you will see that she kicked up the spicy factor but it’s still tastefully written and nothing you won’t enjoy *wiggles eye brows* I will say this books characters drew me in like none of her other past characters have. I have loved each book and character even proclaiming that Harold is my Theater buddy (If you read book 2 you understand the reference) but this set of characters was amazing!!

So this book takes us back to BEFORE book 1. We are learning about the awful Drake from the other 2 books….you know THAT guy who is terrible to Ellington. Yeah THAT GUY. So we hate him right?? WELLLLL you might change your mind after reading this book. I mean I fell in total and complete love with him. I messaged Christina the entire time I was reading growling at bad stuff that was happening to him!! YEAH CAN YOU BELIVE IT!! ME EITHER!!

So our buddy Andrew/Drake is a total rakeshell. He and his buddy Benji/Chastain like to seduce other men’s wives for sport. They don’t even care what people think of them. Well fast forward to a new man. 10 years have passed and Andrew is over his dawg ways. Then he spots a beauty. He must get to know her…well Benji has NOT changed and so he also wants too get to know her. The two men pretty much are after her for separate reasons. Andrew because his heart really wants her but Benji just to “get the girl’ from his best friend….brother from another mother.

Lorelei is drawn to Andrew but her DUTY is to form an attachment to Benji. It seems out little lady is a bit of a *GASP* Spy. She wants what Benji has to save her family and her life from Napoleon!!! Yup not goooooood. Lorelei and her family put on a huge ruse to get accepted by the Ton.

Well Things happen and I will not go into detail with all the business BUT Lorelei is to marry Benji….nooo you cry? ME TOO!!!! The chemistry, the angst, the love that comes from Lorelei and Andrew is intense. They seem to have bad timing. The story goes through about a year of them having almost and near misses. The final ending of the story…I will say from about 60% …….I couldn’t put it DOWN!! I devoured the book. I read through my tears. I read through my tantrum. I read through it alllllll and after I was a mess but a happy mess???? How can that be right????

Book 4-

I received this book from the author for an honest review.
Oh Harold *Swooning and sighing* Oh Brock *wipes my chin drool* OHHH Alex?? HRMMM New one to add to my men to lust over………
This is a great historical series to read. If you haven’t and love historical then please STOP and start with buying book 1. If you do, you will fall so in love with these characters and their love stories.

This novella is a sneak peek at our favorite couples Harold and Ruby plus Vi and Brock. Both ladies are looking for a redemption of sorts this holiday season. Vi wants forgiveness for what happened to Brock’s brothers and Ruby is looking for forgiveness from her sister who was abused at the hands of their awful father……Brock and Harold are looking to give their wives the best first holiday imaginable!!! Dude, reading about Harold being naughty in the linen closet…GASP! I do so love him!!

This book warmed my heart so much to see these couples striving and doing well. It also does a great job setting up Alex and Ellington’s book. She is a tough nut to crack but when Alex does, she is going to be a pile of gush like the other two ladies were.

Book 5-

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Oh Ellie *SMH* What a troubled and hurtful life you had growing up under your fathers control. The Drake was not a good father. He was not kind, loving or in any way nurturing to you. The only thing he did was give you a lovely roof over your head, have a devoted half-sister for you and introduce you to Marce who is more a mother/friend for Ellie.

Alex *sigh* What a wonderful life you lived with Mrs. Dutton. Your parents abandoned you but still you grew up with love and devotion from this woman who sacrificed do much for you. You may have been cold, poor and hungry but you never went without love. The two of you had such a different life.

Ellie and Alex are thrown together because he is the hired stable hand at Ellie’s father’s home. She can’t stop watching him and wondering about him but she always treats him high handed and rudely. She is the bastard daughter of the Drake. She is his spitting image at times. Alex cannot stop watching Ellie out of the corner of his eye. Her sister asked him to keep an eye out for her. Alex finds he enjoys knowing she is there hiding in the shadows while he works but wonders why she is so mean when they do exchange words. She lived a wonderful life of riches how can she be so miserable???

Ellie is about to lose her home when a “new claim” is being made on her father’s estate. With Alex’s help they get the papers she needs to try and stop the new owner from taking over. The paper that Ellie gets sends her into a spiral…what she discovers is critical to not only her future but Alex’s as well. Now does she tell him or not? Does she risk losing all for a STABLE HAND???
The two have such an amazing journey in this story. You can see them both growing but Ellie’s growth knocked me off my socks. She makes such strides in overcoming her personality flaws for fear of ending up like her father….cold, miserable, heart broken and alone. Alex is stunned by what is discovered and cannot believe the changes it will make for his life but one thing he cannot risk is losing Ellie to his new life circumstances.

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes. Her books combine romance and mystery, exploring themes of redemption and forgiveness. When not writing she enjoys coffee, wine, traveling the world, and watching television.

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#WOTR22 #Interracial #2ndChance #Military – Three Times a Lady by Dahlia Rose

Three Times A Lady (Not Just Royals #2)

The horrors Lord Haile Buchanan witnessed while serving in the British Army left scars branded into his soul. Survival dictates relegating those harrowing memories to the past. These days, he lives a quiet life running his Northumberland pub with few people knowing his title or his past. It’s more than enough excitement to keep him occupied and out of trouble—until he glimpses the stunning beauty sobbing beneath the awning of Hope Center. Common sense demands she’s not his burden to bear. Honor and decency refuses to let him walk away.

Marisol Elliot can’t believe she uprooted her life back in the US only to be ruthlessly duped by a despicable catfisher. Now she’s stranded in a foreign country with nothing—and no one to help her. The last thing she expects is the gorgeous, ginger-haired stranger who rushes to her aide like a gallant knight in shining armor. When he offers her a strong shoulder to cry on and a hot meal at his pub, she gratefully accepts. And then when he offers her a job? It seems too good to be true. After all she’s been through, it’s hard to trust again. But something about Haile beckons to her like an irresistible beacon.

Having Marisol in his employ is a far bigger boon than Haile ever expected. She’s a damn good bar manager and he’s lucky to have her. The one drawback? Being around her is stirring emotions he never expected to feel. Their chemistry is explosive and getting harder and harder to deny—for both of them. Just as the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Mari’s past and a dangerous enemy threaten to destroy everything. Protecting her is Haile’s only mission—even if it means summoning his own past demons.


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I purchased this book.

I DEVOURED Book 1 and fell in love with Jasper’s best Mate Haile.  When I saw the tall drink of water was the next book I immediately downloaded and started it.  There is something about a Ginger, right ladies??  And yes, as I read this book I was thinking of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

We meet Haile and know under the gruff military man is a Lord of the lands but also a sweet guy who too is wanting love.  After seeing Jasper and Zeva’s love he is hoping and wanting that for himself.  However, his all-consuming loss of his sister and her disappearance causes him to be full of grief.

Mari is finds herself stuck in a country without the man who promised to love and protect her. She has lots of secrets and needs help but fears anyone who might offer help after being screwed over.  When Haile stumbles across her and offers her a hand she takes it.  They work together and start to feel more but both are dancing around the other for fear of crossing a line.

When Mari’s past and Haile’s past collide, they reach to help the other grounded and safe.

I really liked Haile and Mari’s story.  The plot twists of Mari’s life and Haile’s sister were both great ones.  I must say Mrs. H stole the show with her sass and zero eff’s to people who are disrespectful!!  She made every scene great!!

Recent News: Dahlia’s first book was just accepted by Hallmark Publishing with a December 2021 release date!

Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her life revolves around her five kids, who she affectionately nicknamed “The Children of the Corn and her husband and longtime love who is also a honorable retired Army veteran. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night. With over seven dozen books published Dahlia has become a reader favorite. Not only because of her writing but her vivacious attitude in talking to her fans online and at various events. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, that is showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her biggest passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.

#WOTR22 #TwinsieforthedayJulia #WOTRMommaJulia #Review #Historical – Spying on My Scoundrel by Dawn Brower

Spying on My Scoundrel (Linked Across Time Book 13) by [Dawn Brower]

Lady Hyacinth believes she’s destined to be a princess. The prince of a small country visits London and she declares she’ll make him fall in love with her in less than a sennight. After all, she is the most eligible lady in all of England…

Rhys Rossington, the Earl of Carrick works for the home office and he’s assigned to the prince while he’s visiting. Some believe he is visiting for nefarious reasons and expect Rhys to uncover if the royal visit is something evil in disguise.

Rhys and Hyacinth each have their own reasons for attaching themselves to the prince, but neither one of them expect where it will lead them. They have always hated each other. Whatever differences they had are nothing in the face of danger.

As each moment passes both Rhys and Hyacinth begin to understand the meaning of the saying: There’s a fine line between love and hate. If the survive they will have to decide which side their feelings actually fall on…

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Review by WOTRmomma Julia with permission from her daughter Madi

They’ve known each other forever, and there seems to have always been a spark, which both deny. But Hyacinth has found out there will be a Prince in attendance at a Ball she’s being made to attend, and has decided she will be a Princess! Rhys works for the government and is assigned to follow the Prince. But Hyacinth and Rhys seem to keep crossing paths, and with each encounter, some to realize that they don’t actually hate each other. When the Prince’s nefarious plans are discovered, will Rhys save the day? I found this to be a quick, witty and endearing story!

USA TODAY Bestselling author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance. There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She raised two boys into productive young men. There is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres.

She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To follow her or can find more about her check out her website for the pertinent information: www.authordawnbrower.com

#WOTR21 #AudioBook #Historical #Review – Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls’ Club, #4) by Aubrey Wynne

Earl of Sunderland (Wicked Earls' Club, #4)

He’s inherited the title of rake. She hides behind her independence… Fate accepts the challenge.

Grace Beaumont has seen what love can do to a woman. Her mother sacrificed her life to produce the coveted son and heir. A devastated father and newborn brother force her to take on the role of Lady Boldon at the age of fifteen. But Grace finds solace in the freedom and power of her new status.

Christopher Roker made a name for himself in the military. The rigor and pragmatism of the army suits him. When a tragic accident heaves Kit into a role he never wanted or expected, his world collides with another type of duty. Returning to England and his newfound responsibilities, the Wicked Earls’ Club becomes a refuge from the glitter and malice of London society but cannot ease his emptiness.

Needing an escape from his late brother’s memory and reputation, Kit visits the family estate for the summer. Lady Grace, a beauty visiting from a neighboring estate, becomes a welcome distraction. When the chance to return to the military becomes a valid possibility, the earl finds himself wavering between his old life and the lure of an exceptional—and unwilling—woman.

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I am a historical LOVER!! I love the Ton. I love Regency. I love the corsets. I love the rules. I love the gossip. I love the sneaking away to steal a moment with your loved one. I. Just. Love. It!!
So this book didn’t disappoint me. I opened it and devoured it in no time. I was so drawn to the characters and their situations that placed the two of them together. I loved how open minded Kit was about a woman. He was raised by a strong woman and so he in turn wants a strong wife.

Grace has been the Lady of her family’s lands since her mother died at the young age of 15. She became the woman of the house raising her brother, taking care of the ground, the staff and her father. She wants to live her life her way and isn’t looking for a husband. They will pin her down and she loves her independence.

Grace and Kit meet when her cousin/bestie marries Kit’s twin brother. They hit it off but time was not right for them. He had to return to the military to fight Napoleon while she must continue to raise her brother.

When they meet back up the sparks pick up right where they were at the wedding. Neither are looking for an HEA. They just want to pass the time over the summer with a friendly face and some silly flirting. Little do they know, the silly fun turns serious very quickly. Then both are worried about how the other will react to the news the other is in love with them.

I loved the scene when Kit comes to see her at her family home and we learn of all that he has planned and all he declares to our girl. I also love the side characters in the story. They are all there and offer the right guidance to the characters when they need it. I would love to see Grace’s dad marry again along with Eliza!

estselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule, and barn cats. Obsessions include wine, history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas. Her Chicago Christmas series has received the Golden Quill, Aspen Gold, Heart of Excellence, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and twice nominated as a Rone finalist by InD’tale Magazine.
Aubrey’s first love is medieval romance but after dipping her toe in the Regency period in 2018 with the Wicked Earls’ Club, she was smitten. This inspired her spin-off series Once Upon a Widow and the Scottish Regency series A MacNaughton Castle Romance with Dragonblade Novels.

#WOTR20 #Interracial #Military #Historical #2ndChance – Three Times A Lady (Not Just Royals #2) by Dahlia Rose

Three Times A Lady (Not Just Royals #2)

The horrors Lord Haile Buchanan witnessed while serving in the British Army left scars branded into his soul. Survival dictates relegating those harrowing memories to the past. These days, he lives a quiet life running his Northumberland pub with few people knowing his title or his past. It’s more than enough excitement to keep him occupied and out of trouble—until he glimpses the stunning beauty sobbing beneath the awning of Hope Center. Common sense demands she’s not his burden to bear. Honor and decency refuses to let him walk away.

Marisol Elliot can’t believe she uprooted her life back in the US only to be ruthlessly duped by a despicable catfisher. Now she’s stranded in a foreign country with nothing—and no one to help her. The last thing she expects is the gorgeous, ginger-haired stranger who rushes to her aide like a gallant knight in shining armor. When he offers her a strong shoulder to cry on and a hot meal at his pub, she gratefully accepts. And then when he offers her a job? It seems too good to be true. After all she’s been through, it’s hard to trust again. But something about Haile beckons to her like an irresistible beacon.

Having Marisol in his employ is a far bigger boon than Haile ever expected. She’s a damn good bar manager and he’s lucky to have her. The one drawback? Being around her is stirring emotions he never expected to feel. Their chemistry is explosive and getting harder and harder to deny—for both of them. Just as the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Mari’s past and a dangerous enemy threaten to destroy everything. Protecting her is Haile’s only mission—even if it means summoning his own past demons.


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I purchased this book.

I DEVOURED Book 1 and fell in love with Jasper’s best Mate Haile.  When I saw the tall drink of water was the next book I immediately downloaded and started it.  There is something about a Ginger, right ladies??  And yes, as I read this book I was thinking of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

We meet Haile and know under the gruff military man is a Lord of the lands but also a sweet guy who too is wanting love.  After seeing Jasper and Zeva’s love he is hoping and wanting that for himself.  However, his all-consuming loss of his sister and her disappearance causes him to be full of grief.

Mari is finds herself stuck in a country without the man who promised to love and protect her. She has lots of secrets and needs help but fears anyone who might offer help after being screwed over.  When Haile stumbles across her and offers her a hand she takes it.  They work together and start to feel more but both are dancing around the other for fear of crossing a line.

When Mari’s past and Haile’s past collide, they reach to help the other grounded and safe.

I really liked Haile and Mari’s story.  The plot twists of Mari’s life and Haile’s sister were both great ones.  I must say Mrs. H stole the show with her sass and zero eff’s to people who are disrespectful!!  She made every scene great!!

Recent News: Dahlia’s first book was just accepted by Hallmark Publishing with a December 2021 release date!

Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her life revolves around her five kids, who she affectionately nicknamed “The Children of the Corn and her husband and longtime love who is also a honorable retired Army veteran. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night. With over seven dozen books published Dahlia has become a reader favorite. Not only because of her writing but her vivacious attitude in talking to her fans online and at various events. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, that is showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her biggest passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.

#WOTR20 #Historical #Military #Interracial #SeriesStarter – The Duke Takes A Wife (Not Just Royals #1) by Dahlia Rose

The Duke Takes A Wife (Not Just Royals #1)

Jasper McTavish, Tenth Duke of Northumberland, blah, blah, blah, he hated the pomp and pageantry of having the title of Duke. Especially when it was announced in the middle of a ball in the United States and he saw the gleam of financial interest in women’s eyes. He liked living like a regular man in the countryside of England, he liked wood crafting for his profitable business and he liked his peace. But when he was forced to perform his diplomatic duties he did it and longed for the evening to end. Except this time his uncle was with him and they expected him to fulfill another part of his lineage, marry someone they deemed suitable. Jasper was known for never fitting in the mold that was expected of him. So when he met the military attaché to the White House . He was intrigued and definitely smitten by the smart crisp Sergeant Zeva Troy. A plan formed in his mind, Jasper knew if this duke were to take a wife, it would be her. He had five days in Washington D. C to convince her to marry and to go home with him.

The duke with a smooth accent, anything he owned. nor his title, definitely did not impress Zeva. Yet after a few steamy kisses and his offer or marriage and a life away from D.C, she could see the benefits of a change from the place she was starting to loathe. Jasper was all male dominance yet kind, and sexy as hell something that she saw in very few men. Acting on impulse she said yes to his proposal and they were off to meet his family. They were a pompous horrible bunch of people sans a few. But seeing that she maneuvered through deployments and politicians, these elitists were a piece of cake. Zeva found herself falling for the sexy duke and the marriage tuned from being in name only to something more. Would it last knowing that his family would try anything to tear them apart? Especially when they had no problem playing dirty.


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I purchased this book.

I am such a historical fan so when I saw this book, I needed to grab it.  It didn’t seem to be a “traditional” historical but more of a modern royal’s book and I was cool with this.  I mean I love the Ton and all the regency, but this was a new historical vibe.

I will say the first chapter or two were super-fast because it was the rushed part of the story for Zeva and Jasper meeting and marrying.  Once the couple are reunited in England, I felt the flow slowed down a lot and really helped build the characters for this book and future books.

Zeva was the most kick ass, take no crap from anyone heroine ever!  I loved her sass and fire, but she was the perfect woman for Jasper and what he was dealing with in regard to his family lineage.  Jasper was no fool and he laid his cards on the table for Zeva.  He told her it would be tough, but he would love her and make it all worth her time to take a chance on love.

I loved the family dynamics of the story and the twisted plots that Dahlia threw in to show just how awful Jasper had it with regard to his lineage.  But Zeva was no wilting flower and she stood up to everyone and did right by everyone.

I totally loved the story and the end was cracking me up.  When I finished and I saw who book 2 was about, I downloaded it because Haile was such a great side character, I can’t wait to see him get a strong women too.

Recent News: Dahlia’s first book was just accepted by Hallmark Publishing with a December 2021 release date!

Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her life revolves around her five kids, who she affectionately nicknamed “The Children of the Corn and her husband and longtime love who is also a honorable retired Army veteran. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night. With over seven dozen books published Dahlia has become a reader favorite. Not only because of her writing but her vivacious attitude in talking to her fans online and at various events. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, that is showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her biggest passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #Historical #SeriesStarter #Pirates – A Flawed Jewel (A Marsden Romance #1) by Dawn Brower

A Flawed Jewel (A Marsden Romance #1)

This is the old cover.  New Covers were unveiled March 30th.

Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?

Pieretta Carlyle experienced the loss of her father, leaving her alone in the world except for her grandpere, Comte Renard Dubois. The comte insists that she travel to France to live with him. Pieretta doesn’t want to leave Charleston and the only home she has ever known. Her grandpere is her guardian, and she must do what he says.

Thor has a score to settle, and Pieretta is the key to his revenge. He became a pirate unwillingly after his business partner tried to murder him. He must acquire Pieretta by any means necessary, and he doesn’t mind plundering a ship to obtain her.

When Pieretta and Thor meet, they are instantly attracted to each other against their better judgments. Pieretta is disgusted by the pirate’s actions. Thor knows what Pieretta believes, but proceeds with his plans anyway. She is only a tool to achieve vengeance. What happens will depend on Thor’s need for revenge and Pieretta’s ability to forgive him for his dastardly deeds.


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I love Historical stories and Dawn has some great stories!!

This story begins with Pia mourning the loss of her father and having to move from the USA to France.  She is not happy about leaving her family home but since she is a woman, she must go to her grandpere.  The story jumps in right away with lots of action.  Pia and her maid Tully are secluded in the deck of the ship when pirates attack.

Pia comes face to face with pirate Thor.  He is fierce and hot…wait not now Pia. She is so confused because of all the men to show interest in, a pirate is not the right one.  Not for her station on life annnd for her reputation.

Thor had plans for Pia.  She was the perfect revenge tool for him but once he sees her and her beauty, he is stuck stupid.  He soon has a change in plan because tossing her aside is no longer his objective.  Keeping her is!!

The story jumped right into the action of the kidnaping.  Thor and Pia are two peas in a pod.  They two are faced with feelings they should not be having yet can’t stop having.  When you find out why Thor has kidnapped Pia, you understand his motives but still wanna smack him in the head for “knowing what’s best for her”.  Sigh…

USA TODAY Bestselling author, DAWN BROWER writes both historical and contemporary romance. There are always stories inside her head; she just never thought she could make them come to life. That creativity has finally found an outlet.

Growing up she was the only girl out of six children. She raised two boys into productive young men. There is never a dull moment in her life. Reading books is her favorite hobby and she loves all genres.

She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To follow her or can find more about her check out her website for the pertinent information: www.authordawnbrower.com

#WOTR19 #Historical #Steamy – Smolder on a Slow Burn by Lynda Cox

Smolder on a Slow Burn

Allison Webster dreams of having an adventure like the characters in the books she loves. But there is no romance in being pursued by a man who wants her dead for educating the children of former slaves. Unlike the heroines she reads about she doesn’t have a trusty companion to rescue her…until she literally runs into A.J. Adams, a former Confederate cavalry officer. Now, she just has to convince A.J. he really is the honorable man and hero depicted in the dime novel she is reading.

Branded a “traitor” for more than ten years, scarred by harsh treatment in an inhumane prisoner of war camp, A.J. Adams wants revenge. Allison Webster’s arrival into his life provides the bait to destroy the men who murdered his wife and daughters and kidnapped his little brother. The men pursuing Allison are the very same men he has sworn to kill. Falling in love and admitting he might actually be a hero means surrendering his need for vengeance. Surrender is not part of A.J.’s battle strategy

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Smolder on a Slow Burn by Lynda J. Cox

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I love Historical books, but I have never tried a Western Historical and jumped when given the chance. I mean you will never know until you try I right??

This book was interesting in that it interweaves real life history with a made-up hero and heroine.  We get to read about the Civil War while also having the author embellish stories to go with the history of the time.

We meet Allison as she is about to miss her train.  She is on the run from some bad men when a not so polite gentleman pulls her onto the train she is chasing after.  The two spend some tie together in an inappropriate way given she is a single woman without a chaperone.

AJ is stunned by the beauty he pulled in to his cargo railcar, but he can’t look at her.  Since his wife Cathy has passed he can’t get over everything especially the guilt that he is why she is gone.

The two ends up running for some bad guys when Allison’s past is spilled.  As the two are running they slowly discover the attraction they have plus the few stolen kisses makes it impossible to walk away from the other….especially after the tub scene.  That was one of the funniest parts of the book.  AJ was pretty determined, and Allison was not about to be tempted.  The following meal conversation about his planned seduction was funny too.  Allison is no wallflower like she claims and pretty much tells AJ the way it is and isn’t going to be.  Gotta love a strong woman!!!  When she tells him “It’s not sleeping that gets people into trouble. It’s what happens when they’re awake!”  so cracked me up!!  But then when AJ offers us his whole heart…. “Allison, I have nothing to offer you other then myself.  I am offering you my whole heart, all my love, and my unswerving loyalty.”  I did kinda swoon bit.   How the heck do you NOT!!!

I liked that both characters had secret and both characters had some of the same enemies and how it all intertwined together.

Lynda J. Cox

Once upon a time there was a little girl who said when she grew up, she was going to have dogs like Lassie, own horses, and live on a ranch just like the Ponderosa. Two out of three isn’t bad. If she can’t live on a ranch, Lynda J Cox writes about characters who do. She writes steamy westerns, what one reviewer called an authentic blend of Old West action and happily ever after romance.

Her favorite authors are Leigh Greenwood and LaVyrle Spencer.

You can contact Lynda on Facebook or through her website 

#WOTRAttendingAuthor #Standalone The Thorns on His Rose- Marie Piper



A spicy Christmas novella.

Ohio. December, 1860.

Sheriff Charlie Calcut can count on two things every Christmas: his Mother feeding him until his pants don’t fit, and endless teasing about his bachelorhood. Not this year. To appease his mother, he wrote letters home crafting a fake fiancee. But now he’s expected to bring a real live woman home for Christmas, and the only one he can trust with this crazy plan is pants-wearing, hard-living Rose Hawthorne, better known as Thorny Rose.

There’s a war coming, and Rose means to be long gone on the way to Oregon before it reaches Ohio. So she can’t resist Charlie’s offer to help her on her way, and to have one last holiday full of home cooking and a loving family–even if it’s not her own.

Christmas festivities and cold nights pull them together with a passion neither expected, but is that enough to build a life upon? And when the whole world is going dark, can love be the light?

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Very cute love story of Charlie and Rose who have known each other forever. Roses a tomboy you like to be alone and then not want anybody not even a man telling her what to do. Charlie was a local sheriff who needed someone to pretend to be his wife to go home for Christmas. Well lucky for Rose she got to be that girl, and not only did she agree to it but she got more than she ever thought she could bargained for.

Review by Twinsie Dee

MARIE PIPER is a graduate of Michigan State University, a former actor/director, and a lover of stories.

The full-length steamy Western trilogy, FIRES OF CRICKET BEND, and the gothic dime store serial, MAIDENS & MONSTERS, are available now. Marie’s short pieces are featured in a variety of anthologies. Marie lives in Chicago, where she goes on lots on adventures with her zany family, reads everything she can get her hands on, loves visiting all the museums Chicago has to offer.

#NewRelease #Historical – Heart’s Desire (Lords of Chance #2) by Wendy LaCapra

Heart's Desire (Lords of Chance, #2)

Lady Clarissa has decided to live life on her terms. After the end of a ten-year betrothal, she wants nothing to do with marriage or the men of the ton. Least of all her friend’s brother, the very charming Lord Markham, or Hearts, as many ladies call the oh-so-handsome earl.

Markham pursues relationships with no ties that bind. Acting the rake leaves everyone satisfied…until he overhears a wager that could lead to Clarissa’s ruin. He can’t help but step in and claim she’s his intended bride.

Clarissa is appalled. She did not need to be saved. Reluctantly, she agrees to the fake courtship, if only to experience what the rakish Markham can offer. But when lust becomes love, Clarissa must make up her own terms and bet it all on Hearts.


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Wendy writes Historical Romance with a touch of intrigue & suspense. Her debut series, a trilogy about three Ladies who refuse to play by society’s rules, was released by Entangled Scandalous in 2015. Her first indie, Her Duke at Daybreak, finaled in Romance Writers of America®’s RITA® contest.

Wendy was born a Jersey Girl, though most of her extended family lives in Maine. Trekking up and down the Northeast coast in the backseat of a car gave her plenty of opportunity not only to fight with her sister, but to read, to listen to her dad tell stories from history, and to dream up stories of her own.

She lives in NYC with her husband. Things she loves besides writing and reading and being an aunt to seven nieces and nephews include travel (50 states and all 7 continents), old things, pine trees, wine and pasta.

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