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A Notorious Vow(Review Post)

Published September 25, 2018 by bookbesties

 

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Joanna Shupe returns to New York City’s Gilded Age, where fortunes and reputations are gained and lost with ease—and love can blossom from the most unlikely charade

With the fate of her disgraced family resting on her shoulders, Lady Christina Barclay has arrived in New York City from London to quickly secure a wealthy husband. But when her parents settle on an intolerable suitor, Christina turns to her reclusive neighbor, a darkly handsome and utterly compelling inventor, for help.

Oliver Hawkes reluctantly agrees to a platonic marriage… with his own condition: The marriage must end after one year. Not only does Oliver face challenges that are certain to make life as his wife difficult, but more importantly he refuses to be distracted from his life’s work—the development of a revolutionary device that could transform thousands of lives, including his own.

Much to his surprise, his bride is more beguiling than he imagined. When temptation burns hot between them, they realize they must overcome their own secrets and doubts, and every effort to undermine their marriage, because one year can never be enough.

OUT SEPT 25th

This is the third book in The Four Hundred Series by Joanna Shupe that I have read and again I am not disappointed.  Oliver is my favorite leading gentleman for 2018!!!!  I read this book in one sitting based on him alone.  I love how, through his eyes Christina finally gets to see her own strength.  I loved watching how her unconditional love and acceptance of him causes him to leave behind his life of solitude and step back into society.  These characters make my heart smile and their story is the true meaning of hope. 

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Danielle

Unmasked by the Marquess(Review Post)

Published August 2, 2018 by bookbesties

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Robert Selby is determined to see his sister make an advantageous match. But he has two problems: the Selbys have no connections or money and Robert is really a housemaid named Charity Church. She’s enjoyed every minute of her masquerade over the past six years, but she knows her pretense is nearing an end. Charity needs to see her beloved friend married well and then Robert Selby will disappear…forever.

May not be who you think…

Alistair, Marquess of Pembroke, has spent years repairing the estate ruined by his wastrel father, and nothing is more important than protecting his fortune and name. He shouldn’t be so beguiled by the charming young man who shows up on his doorstep asking for favors. And he certainly shouldn’t be thinking of all the disreputable things he’d like to do to the impertinent scamp.

But is who you need…

When Charity’s true nature is revealed, Alistair knows he can’t marry a scandalous woman in breeches, and Charity isn’t about to lace herself into a corset and play a respectable miss. Can these stubborn souls learn to sacrifice what they’ve always wanted for a love that is more than they could have imagined?

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This is the second book I have read by this author and I can happily say I am falling in love with her work!  I love the fact that her stories are historically accurate and that she isn’t afraid to build romances and characters who stray from the cis/ hetero normal world.  As a member of the LGBTQ+ community I find it very important that LGBTQ+ characters and romantic story lines show the internal struggles that the characters (as individuals and as couples) face as they grow as people and as romantic entities.  This author does an incredible job of including all of it without losing any of the story line or needing to create a different society where all love is accepted. 

  I absolutely adore Charity and love her unwavering dedication to Louisa and to her most genuine self.  I see this character and this book as having the ability to inspire people to stand fast in who they are and that as long as they hold on to their authenticity they too can find their own love and unconditional acceptance.  I see this book as a beacon of hope for people who may feel like they have none.  I can’t wait to add this book to my collection and I am doubly excited to read my next Cat Sebastian book.

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A Gentleman Never Keeps Score(Review Post)

Published July 10, 2018 by bookbesties

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Once beloved by London’s fashionable elite, Hartley Sedgwick has become a recluse after a spate of salacious gossip exposed his most-private secrets. Rarely venturing from the house whose inheritance is a daily reminder of his downfall, he’s captivated by the exceedingly handsome man who seeks to rob him.

Since retiring from the boxing ring, Sam Fox has made his pub, The Bell, into a haven for those in his Free Black community. But when his best friend Kate implores him to find and destroy a scandalously revealing painting of her, he agrees. Sam would do anything to protect those he loves, even if it means stealing from a wealthy gentleman. But when he encounters Hartley, he soon finds himself wanting to steal more than just a painting from the lovely, lonely man—he wants to steal his heart.

This is my second M/M historical romance and the first book I have read by this author.  I really liked how the author made sure to be historically accurate with the dangers that homosexual couples faced in 1817 England as well as the societal stigmas faced by black citizens.   The fact that this couple is very diverse is something I found very intriguing.  Witnessing Hartley find himself and overcome his past was both inspiring and heart -warming.  I am very glad that the author did not use Hartley’s troubled history as a means to explain his attraction to men and that in spite of his trauma related quarks he was able to find acceptance and love.  I would love to read more of this author’s work and hope I get that opportunity soon as this was such a great read!

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Release Blitz: MOONLIGHT SEDUCTION by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published June 26, 2018 by bookbesties

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Moonlight Seduction: A de Vincent Novel, from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is LIVE!

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The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel . . .

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up . . . and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman . . . one who’s being stalked from the shadows.

Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become a passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was an Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that feature over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

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MOONLIGHT SEDUCTION(REVIEW POST)

Published June 25, 2018 by bookbesties

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Moonlight Seduction: A de Vincent Novel from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout is LIVE!

The de Vincent brothers are back—and so is the intrigue that surrounds them—in New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s sizzling new novel . . .

Nicolette Bresson never thought she’d return to the de Vincents’ bayou compound. It’s where her parents work, where Nikki grew up . . . and where she got her heart broken by Gabriel de Vincent himself. Yet here she is, filling in for her sick mother. Avoiding Gabe should be easy, especially when so much of Nikki’s time is spent trying not to be stabbed in the back by the malicious hangers-on who frequent the mansion. But escaping memories of Gabe, much less his smoking-hot presence, is harder than expected—especially since he seems determined to be in Nikki’s space as much as possible.

Gabriel spent years beating himself up over his last encounter with Nikki. He’d wanted her then, but for reasons that were bad for both of them. Things have now changed. Gabe sees more than a girl he’s known forever; he sees a smart, talented, and heartbreakingly beautiful woman . . . one who’s being stalked from the shadows. Now, Gabe will do anything to keep Nikki safe—and to stop the de Vincent curse from striking again.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2GiWCeo

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/MoonlightSeduction

iBooks: https://apple.co/2p38gCM

Nook: http://bit.ly/2Dn6v7B

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2p4hHlm

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2FBrHIW

Start the Series Today!

Moonlight Sins (de Vincent series, book 1)

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2v8VLen

Amazon Universal: https://mybook.to/moonlightsins

Nook: http://bit.ly/MoonlightSins-Nook

iBooks: http://bit.ly/MoonlightSins-iBooks

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2EHHQLQ

Audible: http://amzn.to/2DJB1JZ

You guys, after reading Lucian’s book, In Moonlight Sins I have waited so long for Gabe’s book and I must say it didn’t disappoint. To say he’s more sexier than Lucian hurts my heart but its true! 

Gabe and Nikki semi grew up together and after a summer filled with Nikki flaunting herself at Gabe, one drunken night was all it took to break Nikki’s heart and for Gabe to hate her. Flash forward years later and Nikki is back at the mansion, working in her mother’s place while trying to avoid Gabe at all cost and ignore the evil that is Sabrina and her brother and all the strange things that keep happening to her in that house. That doesn’t stay the case for long as Nikki has run in after run in with Sabrina and her creepy as crap brother Parker and after a fall down some stairs Nikki is super focused on just doing her job and getting out as quickly as possible.

Gabe is finding it hard to keep away form Nikki, after years of thinking he hurt her and being angry at her she’s back and her presence is doing something to him. He tries to be her friend at first but finds he wants more than that. When Gabe catches Parker sniffing around Nik he goes into super protective mood especially when he sees her on date. After that, all bets are off and he knows he should stay away but he can’t and finds little moments to steal to have some super hop sexual encounters, man O man they were hot. Someone has been stalking Nikki and causing little things here and there, and when Gabe finds out, he is determined to save her, and also tell her the one secret he thinks will ruin what they have building.

I loved this story, I obviously hated more of Sabrina and Devlin, that bastard, but I am intrigued about his book. I would have love to seen more of Gabe’s “secret” earlier on aside from the small mention in the beginning but I loved how it all came together and I have a feeling that the hotness factor will be turned up with Dev’s book and as much as I dislike the guy I can’t wait to read it. Well done Jenn, with each book of this series I say “its my fav” so it just keeps getting better and better! 

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Runaway Heiress:A Dare to Defy novel(Review Post)

Published June 4, 2018 by bookbesties

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OUT JUNE 12TH!(CLICK ON COVER FOR LINK)

When a runaway heiress runs into trouble, she may end up exactly where she belongs… 

Brainy and college-educated, American heiress Alexandra Atherton will do anything to avoid marriage to the English peer her mother has chosen for her–even abandon the life of privilege she’s always known. But as her escape goes horribly wrong, Alexandra must invent a new identity to gain the help of a handsome stranger.

Thomas Carlyle, the Earl of Longford, sweeps in and out of London disguised as a humble artist, earning just enough to keep his ancestral Cornwall estate afloat. When Alexandra crashes into his life, she awakens feelings and desires that he vows will stay buried. Despite himself, he needs this beautiful newcomer, for his sisters have run off another governess.

Alexandra is surprised to find she thrives in her new position at Longford’s home. But as she grows closer to Thomas and his sisters, and her relationship with the emotionally guarded earl unleashes their hidden passions, the truth Alexandra’s been forced to hide may end up coming between her and the only man she’s ever loved. 

I could not put this book down!!!  This book is all about desperate times and even more desperate measures and the consequence of both is an incredibly sweet romance.  I found myself inspired by the determination of both the leading male and female characters to remedy their situations at all costs.  I feel like this story focuses more on the support relationships and supporting details than it does on the romance between the leading characters and I LOVE IT!!!  Because the story isn’t soley focused on the romance factor of the story it allows the romance to happen naturally and I really like that in a romance novel.   This is my first book by this author and if this is her writing style for all of her work I can’t wait to read more of her work.

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Danielle