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#Review #NewRelease #Historical #Giveaway – The Lady Loves A Scandal: Regency Novella by Christina McKnight

The Lady Loves A Scandal: Regency Novella

Originally published in IT STARTED WITH A WHISPER Anthology

Lady Sybil Anson thought she had it all. Even a match of the heart, despite so many London elite marrying for convenience. But the night before their betrothal was to become official, the love of her life vanished—with a hastily scrawled note and little more. She feared the worst as her heart ached for Gideon, and the scandal sheets simply made matters worse with their preposterous musings on the hows and whys of Viscount Galway’s disappearance. Now, more than a year later, he’s unexpectedly back, and Sybil will have her answers.

Many, many years ago, Gideon Lyndon made a grave mistake. One he’s spent most of his adult life trying to rectify. And despite the progress made, the sacrifices were extensive and damaging. On the verge of repairing one misdeed, he finds himself faced with his greatest challenge yet: winning back the woman he has loved since the moment he met her. But after a year of silence, convincing his headstrong paramour to take him back will not be easy. Especially since he can’t even explain why he left—not if he wants to keep her safe.

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The Lady Loves A Scandal: Regency Novella by Christina McKnight

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This is such a fast paced and action-packed novella.  If you haven’t read Christina, this is a great book to sink your teeth into.  The world she creates is solid and accurate.

Sybil and Gideon are mad in love.  They are sneaking away in the evening to steal a final kiss before the contracts for their betrothal are finalized.  When Sybil watches Gideon ride off she is devastated.  She has no idea where he went of when he will return.  All she knows is ruination in the ton.

There is only one reason Gideon would leave Sybil and that secret comes tumbling out leaving him no choice but to go and face the past.  When he returns a year later, he is hoping Sybil will have him back.

The love between the two is very evident in the fact they both do whatever to see the other.  They both will risk everything to be together. When Gideon finally comes clean about why he was gone and then Sybil’s brother comes crashing in on the couple, we get to see the real love dynamic at play.  They are both willing to do anything to keep the other safe but also hope to salvage their love.

 

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

 

 

#NewRelease #review #Historical #Excerpt #Giveaway – Earl of St Seville by Christina McKnight

Earl of St. Seville (Wicked Earls' Club #11)

Meet twelve of the most wickedly sinful earls in all of Regency England. Together they make up the Wicked Earls’ Club. A secret group, marked with a single golden W; it is a place where these deliciously devious earls can indulge in their darkest desires. Though fate may have something else planned for them entirely.
Read twelve standalone novellas as each wicked earl finds love and redemption.

Earl of Sussex by Tammy Andresen
Earl of Westcliff by Meara Platt
Earl of Wainthrope by Collette Cameron
Earl of Sunderland by Aubrey Wynne
Earl of Basingstoke by Aileen Fish
Earl of Weston by Anna St. Claire
Earl of Davenport by Maggie Dallen
Earl of Grayson by Amanda Mariel
Earl of Benton by Madeline Martin
Earl of Pembroke by Lauren Smith
Earl of St. Seville by Christina McKnight
Earl of Harrington by Dawn Brower

Perhaps she should have knocked.

Or, preferably, remained safely abed.

Before her stood a man, not one of her brothers that she still pictured as boys even though they were two and four years her senior, but instead a true man—stripped to the waist, his back to her.

Thank the heavens above for small miracles.

But to deny that her heart skipped a beat—or ten—would be preposterous. In fact, as Patience stood, unnoticed, studying the man now looking out Merit’s open window, she wondered if her heart would ever beat a normal, steady rhythm again or if her skin would ever cool enough to need an overcoat or shawl. It was only when her lungs began to burn that she realized she’d held her breath since opening the door, a call of greeting stuck in her throat.

One utterly forgotten.

So intent on the window, the man failed to notice he was no longer alone.

There was no denying the stranger’s presence—an unfamiliar masculine air filled the room. It was both intriguing and frightening. Certainly, she’d witnessed men in various stages of undress, but this goliath was different. Never had Patience been so utterly aware of her own body, while distracted by the sight of another’s chiseled form. Her hands itched to reach out at the same time they should be raising to cover her exposed flesh, veiled only by her thin nightshift.

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I loved the names of these characters!!  Sin and Patience. These names totally go with these characters and also totally do not go with these characters…LOL

Sin is exactly that…Sinful to look at but he is not the rakeshell you would assume he is given he is sneaking into Patience brothers room in the middle of the night.

Patience is as patience when she wants to help someone but really doesn’t have patience when people don’t listen to her…LOL

The couple meet under less than normal circumstances and then meet again at a soiree when Patience is trying to get people to listen to her.  She is worried about the dangers of prizefighting that the men of the ton seem to enjoy betting on and participating in.  Patience really is a forward-thinking woman in this book and I enjoyed it.

When she saves Sin from his disastrous and then offers to train him as long as he conforms to her rules.  I loved it.  I mean what kinda women tells a man what to do in this day and age???  Well Patience sure does tell Sin the business…too bad he isn’t being totally honesty with her about his agreements.

When the plot thickens, and we see the couple have a huge disagreement about his prizefighting days, I loved loved loved that he was the one to chase her with her brothers tagging along.

I loved so much about this book.  It was so different from any Historical story I have read.  Patience is a woman with a strong mind and a very strong sense of self.  She was soooo refreshing to me too see and read about.  Sin was also a great character.  He is doing all he knows…fighting.  He wasn’t educated, and he doesn’t know any other way to fill his coffers to save his lands.  He too is a much different hero that we would normally read about.

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina McKnight writes emotional and intricate Regency Romance with strong women and maverick heroes.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

 

#review #NewRelease #Historical #Regency – THE MADAME CATCHES HER DUKE by Christina McKnight

 

Title: The Madame Catches Her Duke

Series: Craven House

Author: Christina McKnight

Genre: Historical Romance, Regency

Release Date: January 4, 2018

THERE’S A FINE LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE.

Despite being thrown from her home and stripped of her place in society at a young age, Madame Marce Davenport is proud of what she’s accomplished with her family and the notoriously scandalous Craven House. Except it’s all built on a lie. When an arrogant duke strode into her home years ago, offering her a way to keep the brothel open, she agreed to his game of deception. But now that her siblings have found their happiness, Marce can finally live the life she’s always wanted: one that embraces the truth. And that means severing ties with the man who has claimed too many of her days—both in reality, and fantasy.

Rowan Delconti, the Duke of Harwich, has been angry for so long: at his father, at the woman who broke apart his parents’ marriage, and at the children who won is father’s love. He’s determined his mother won’t be unhappy again—even if it means pretending to be married to Marce, so that his mother will think he’s found love in his life. But the beautiful madame fuels his fire like no other, and the charade starts to feel all too real.

When Marce and Rowan’s secrets finally come to light, their passion may not be enough to staunch the hurt of the past. Can two people who were so wrong for each other, realize they’ve been right all along?

 

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I have been waiting for this book since we first met Marce!  I was so excited to finally get this book in my hands, so I could sit, and binge read it during a snowy day and evening.  This book was everything and then more then I could have hoped for.

Marce is the big sister who will do anything to make sure he siblings are well taken care of and provided for.  While doing this she is also keeping a huge secret from them regarding their mother and her past as the Madame of Craven House.  We know Marce has been seeing a dashing looking man and even warned her sisters away from this man but to finally get to know him….eeeeppppp so excited!!

However, once we got to KNOW the man was to not like the man.  His hate and need for revenge was crazy so I was wondering how in the heck Christina could make him likeable and even redeemable.  However, she does it and I felt my heart slowly melting for the Duke AKA Rowan AKA the blackmailer douche bag!!

Rowan lives his life by a black and white code.  EVERYTHING is in black and white so to see the Grey fringes that Marce lives in is not even thinkable.  Rowan has a lot of growing in this book as a person and as a man.  Marce has a lot of learning as well.  She learns that not all is what it seems and even the most confident man can be and will be broken at times.

I was so excited with how everything flowed with this book.  I loved Tobias and I especially loved Rowan’s mom.

Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.

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#WOTR #Review #Historical #Regency #Giveaway #ReleaseDay – Theodora, Lady Archer’s Creed Book 1 by Christina McKnight

Theodora (Lady Archer's Creed #1)

Friendship…

Lady Theodora Montgomery departed Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality to attend her first London Season—her three dearest friends by her side. With her sharp wit and skill on the archery field, Theo is far more interested in winning a large purse prize than securing a husband. But when she is unmasked on the tourney grounds, her face exposed to all, she fears her identity and days spent gallivanting around London will cause not only her undoing, but the downfall of her friends as well.

Loyalty…

Mr. Alistair Price, heir to the elderly Viscount Melton, arrived in London with his eight younger siblings in tow. He is charged with keeping his family name above reproach until the Season starts and his sister, Miss Adeline Price, is presented to society—though that proves far more difficult than Alistair ever expected when he discovers his rebellious sister climbing down the side of their townhouse and scurrying off to Whitechapel for an archery tournament. His focus remains on saving his family from the certain ruin and disgrace Adeline’s actions invited—until Alistair catches sight of another female archer, her arrow connecting with far more than the center of her target.

And honor above all…

With Theodora’s future—and that of her friends—in jeopardy, will she agree to a marriage devoid of affection, or risk everything for the man who won her heart?

More about the Lady Archer’s Creed Series:

A love of archery brings four young girls together to form The Lady Archer’s Creed. Through their mutual love of the sport, they solidify an unbreakable bond, and each woman has a unique quality that adds to their dynamic friendship:

Theodora, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book One)
Lady Theodora with her sharp mind and love of academics becomes the perfect archery coach. Despite being the last to join their group, and the obvious outcast, she will risk her future for her friends.

Georgina, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Two)
Lady Georgina makes the perfect financier. The forgotten daughter of a wealthy duke, she seeks to belong to something—or someone—by any means necessary.

Adeline, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Three)
Miss Adeline is a natural leader. Having grown up in a large and often spirited family, she now allows no one to place her in the shadows.

Josephine, Lady Archer’s Creed Series (Book Four)
Lady Josephine, having a sweet and impressionable nature, strives to please everyone—and keep their bond intact, even after they return to London for the Season.

Adeline, Georgie, Theo, and Josie live each day by the Lady Archer’s Creed, which they developed during their school days at Miss Emmeline’s School of Education and Decorum for Ladies of Outstanding Quality. “Friendship, loyalty, and honor above all” is their mantra. Now, as they face the challenges that come with adulthood, the creed is more important than ever.

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EEEP!!  I love being introduced to new words and new series.  This series is going to be a fun one for sure.  The series is about 4 Sister from Another Misters who meet at boarding school.  We learn all about the bonds of sisterhood while in boarding school and then we see them in the first season of the Ton.  Each girl captures your heart and you want to know about them for sure.  Theo was a great start because we meet her and fall in love with her in Christina’s other book The Thief Steals Her Earl.  Do you need to read this book to understand Theo’s story? No but it’s a great love match so you might want to pick it up after!!

Theo and Adeline are the two leaders …Adeline is the bossy leader but Theo is the brains of the group.  They are thick as thieves.  When Adeline introduces Theo to her brother she allows him to think she has a gentleman caller when in fact she doesn’t.  So, the domineering older brother goes to yell at the caller to fall face first into this beauty with a smart mind and faster whip of an opinion.

Alistair is stunned that Theo can best him in everything from archery to how to deal with his sister Adeline.  When he steals a kiss, he realizes he is in way too deep.  He must marry off his sibling not get married himself!!  Theo is so confused about everything.  She is attracted to Alistair but she can’t be.  He is the devil Adeline complains about.  He is “their enemy”.

When some secret are let out about what the girls have been doing …..inappropriate things at that, Theo sacrifices herself for her friends but Alistair realizes he can’t let this woman go.   The ending chapters seem to fly and we are left on the edge of our seats to see who Alistair and Theo can have an HEA together.

Christina McKnight is a book lover turned writer. From a young age, her mother encouraged her to tell her own stories. She’s been writing ever since. Currently, she focuses on Historical Romance.

Christina enjoys a quiet life in Northern California with her family, her wine, and lots of coffee. Oh, and her books…don’t forget her books! Most days she can be found writing, reading, or traveling the great state of California.