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#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 #Interracial #BWWM #audio – Color Blind (A BWWM Single Parent Romance) by Vivian Ward

Color Blind (A BWWM Single Parent Romance)

TRUE LOVE KNOWS NO RACE
Kimberly’s life has never been easy. Her three brothers cause her enough trouble by trying to set her up with thugs who refuse to work. At least one good thing came from one of her relationships: her daughter Nevaeh. Swearing off men, she focuses her attention to her daughter; her pride and joy, until billionaire Dale Halloway walks into her life — and refuses to leave.

When Kimberly was little, her father was shot and killed by a crooked white cop. Because of this, her family hates white folks, but that’s not stopping Dale. The white billionaire can’t get Kimberly out of his head, and he’s not letting her go that easy. Kimberly struggles to keep her and Dale’s relationship a secret for as long as she can. Her brothers would kill him if the knew he was dating their little sister.

When she needs the help of the billionaire, the jig is up, and she has to tell her family about her secret relationship with the handsome, built man who would never allow her to say no to him. Disowned by her family, she must decide whether to continue her love affair or remain loyal to her family.

Color Blind is a full-length steamy BWWM Romance Novel. No cheating. No Cliffhangers. Happy ending? You’ll have to read it to find out!


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

I like the concept of this story.  A waitress who is not impressed by a rich man trying to buy a date with her.  The fact the women was black and the man was white really didn’t factor much initially because Dale was a bit too off putting for me. His “I have money attitude” was not a fav with me initially in the story.

I did find myself drawn to Kimberly and the struggles of a single mom with a sick kiddo.  She loves her daughter and doesn’t want to see her ill but the struggles of co-pays, missing work, plus not so understanding employers is something a lot of people struggle with daily.

Dale slowly wiggles his way into a date with Kimberly but the relationship, I found the steam level more sweet then steamy but it was enjoyable.  I liked seeing Dale deal with Kimberly’s family dislike of him based on his skin vs what he was inside and how he treated Kimberly.  Dale fell in love with Kimberly and her daughter was definitely part of the whole package.

The story of sick Nevaeh was a big part of the story and helped bring Kimberly and Dale together along with helped her family deal with their prejudice of him as a person.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.

#WOTR20 #Review #InterracialRomace #AudioBook – The Baby is Mine by Vivian Ward

The Baby is Mine

Dealing with you isn’t easy, Blake Adams! You’re a pain in the ass! If it weren’t for the money, I would’ve never agreed to do this, especially not with you!
Blake:
The only thing that mattered to me was having the baby that my late wife and I could never have. I shouldn’t have let the surrogate agency talk me into using Tasha Williams, but she was my only option – or so they said. But now, I’ve got a black baby that should have been born white. Tasha may have duped me, but I’m not letting her off the hook. The contract says the baby is mine and there’s nothing she can do about it.

Tasha:
When I found the surrogate ad, all I wanted to do was make some quick bank to move into a better neighborhood with my four-year-old daughter, Nikki. Now I’ve got a baby that I want, with a piece of paper that says I can’t have him. But I promise he will be part of our lives – contract or not. And be claimed by Blake Adams? He better not count on it.

The Baby is Mine is a complete, standalone BWWM romance novel with no cliffhanger. It contains some intense, steamy scenes and is not recommended for readers under 18. What about a happy ending? You’ll have to read to find out!


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

This book was something totally different.  I haven’t read a book like this ever, so I was really intrigued to see what happened.  I would almost call this a enemy to lovers story after listening to the backstory of the two main characters Blake and Tasha.

Blake is kinda a major douche bag.  I mean I feel bad for the dude because his wife did die and he was paying big money to have her embryo implanted into a surrogate.  He is hoping to have a little bit of her after she is gone.

Tasha is a single mom who is looking to get some money to help get her and her daughter out of a bad living situation.  Tasha is a sweet but yet stubborn chick who is not thrilled with her surrogate father.

Blake and Tasha have to come to the terms of a child that shouldn’t be yet is.  When White Blake’s child is born black, he is stunned.  Tasha, who is his black surrogate, doesn’t understand what in the world happened.  I mean she didn’t do anything wrong and yet the baby isn’t white.

The couple fight and argue but then Blake strong armed Tasha into moving in with him.  The couple struggle with the new dynamic of THEM as a family plus adding in her daughter to the mix.  They are dealing with is family and how they can make this work.  They suddenly start to feel an attraction to one another, and both wonder if love is possible.  Watching this interracial struggle to make it work was a good read.

Vivian Ward is a romance author from St. Louis, Missouri. She pens dark and dirty stories about alpha heroes and strong heroines with emotional HEAs. Vivian is happily married to her real-life Prince Charming who is also her best friend. One of her guilty pleasures is reading and writing smut while indulging in chocolate caramel candies.

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