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Would I Lie to the Duke: Union of the Rakes (The Union of the Rakes Book 2) Review Post

Published July 29, 2020 by bookbesties

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When an ambitious entrepreneur pretends to be a lady of means, she catches the eye—and heart—of a duke…

Jessica McGale’s family business desperately needs investors and she’s determined to succeed at any cost. But she knows London’s elite will never look twice at a humble farm girl like herself. Posing as “Lady Whitfield,” however, places her in the orbit of wealthy, powerful people—most notably the Duke of Rotherby. His influence and support could save her company, but Jess never expected the effect he’d have on her.

Society thinks Noel is a notorious, carefree duke who dabbles in investments, but there’s a side to him that only his closest friends see. When he crosses paths with Lady Whitfield at a business bazaar, his world tilts on its axis. She’s brilliant and compelling, and brings him to his knees like no woman has before. Trust is difficult for Noel, but Jess makes him believe anything is possible. . .

As time ticks down on her Cinderella scheme, the thought of achieving her goal at Noel’s expense breaks Jess’s heart. He doesn’t just want her now, he wants her forever. But will her secret end their future before it begins

When an ambitious entrepreneur pretends to be a lady of means, she catches the eye—and heart—of a duke…

Jessica McGale’s family business desperately needs investors and she’s determined to succeed at any cost. But she knows London’s elite will never look twice at a humble farm girl like herself. Posing as “Lady Whitfield,” however, places her in the orbit of wealthy, powerful people—most notably the Duke of Rotherby. His influence and support could save her company, but Jess never expected the effect he’d have on her.

Society thinks Noel is a notorious, carefree duke who dabbles in investments, but there’s a side to him that only his closest friends see. When he crosses paths with Lady Whitfield at a business bazaar, his world tilts on its axis. She’s brilliant and compelling, and brings him to his knees like no woman has before. Trust is difficult for Noel, but Jess makes him believe anything is possible. . .

As time ticks down on her Cinderella scheme, the thought of achieving her goal at Noel’s expense breaks Jess’s heart. He doesn’t just want her now, he wants her forever. But will her secret end their future before it begins?

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Book number 2 of The Union of the Rakes series was such a fun read! The characters are very charming and have everything I have come to expect from Eva Leigh’s leading couples. I love how even though this book is part of a series it can 100% stand alone. This book follows the story of a young lady’s companion as she fights to save her family business. She has determination, drive, and brains, now if only she had an investor. Her search for that investor leads her to the Marquess of Trask’s Bazaar and the very handsome Duke of Rotherby. Willing to do anything to save McGale & McGale Soap she risks it all to gain entry to the Bazaar. Will her risks pay off or will her truth be discovered causing her to lose it all? Jessica McGale, lady’s companion to Lady Catherton, made a promise to her mother on her deathbed that she would take care of her siblings and make the family business a success. That was before a fire destroyed 1/3 of the farm and her plans for expansion. Her role as lady’s companion takes her to London where she is determined to use the limited amount of time she has to find the investor she desperately needs to save their business.

After being turned down by every shop owner on Bond Street she reaches a new level of desperation. Her last hope is the Marquess of Trask’s Bazaar, an exclusive event where business owners present their business or their product in front of a select group of investors. But presentations are by invitation only and she hasn’t been invited. To gain entry she will dress in Lady Catherton’s clothes and pretend to be an investor and find a way to pitch her business to the Bazaar. The last thing she needs is to be distracted by an incredibly handsome Duke. Will she be able to hold it all together and save her business or will she be discovered and lose it all? Noel Edwards, Lord Clair, Duke of Rotherby, is known for his sound investments, financial prowess, and his rogue lifestyle. Although he has more money than he will ever need he makes it a point attend the Marquess of Trask’s annual investor Bazaar if for no other reason than to use his wealth to positively influence London’s fiscal future.

Days before the Bazaar he encounters the most intriguing woman on Bond Street, a woman who didn’t just agree with him because he is a Duke, but was able to defend his opinion on a matter of finance. Unable to get her off his mind, the last place he expected to see her again was as an investor at the Bazaar. He is determined to get to know her better and to win her over. Little does he know that her game of cat and mouse is not an attempt to play hard to get but really her determination to stay focused on business at hand. Will he lose his heart to her or will her true identity be too much for him to see past?

I liked this book so much and it was such a joy to read! I hope you all like it as much as I did.

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Collide by Amanda Shelley (Review Post)

Published July 20, 2020 by bookbesties



Release Date: June 30




Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.

Literally.
Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.

When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.

He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.

If only I could be so lucky.

I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable.

Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.

I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

 

 

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Sweet romance that buds between Alex and Gavin. After they Collide, literally, they have a PG friends to lovers path that will hopefully lead to a HEA.  They both are hardworking and fun to be around. Alex (Alexis) was a bit flighty at times but the relationship that these two build up is perfect YA material. These two are cute together but i was hoping for a bit more angst. Alexis is trying to spread her wings from being at home with all her family. I did feel that their romance developed really quickly. Overall it was cute but fell a little short for me.
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Meet Amanda Shelley
 
Amanda Shelley loves falling into a book to experience new worlds. As an avid reader and writer, sharing worlds of her own creations is a passion that inspired her to become an author. She writes contemporary romance with characters who are strong and sexy with a touch of sass. 
 
When not writing, Amanda enjoys time with her family, playing chauffeur, chef and being an enthusiastic fan for her children. Keeping up with them keeps her alert and grounded in reality. She enjoys long car rides, chai lattes, and popping her SUV into four-wheel drive for adventures anywhere. 
 
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Billion Dollar Date by Bella Michaels(Review Post)

Published July 17, 2020 by bookbesties

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“Hello, Enzo.”

With just two simple words, Chari Atwell storms back into my life.

Beautiful. Irresistible. The woman standing before me is not the girl I knew growing up.

And I’m not the same hopeful kid everyone thought was going nowhere fast.

Nowadays, I’m a hero. A celebrity. A man who isn’t content with the billions in his bank account.

Call me ambitious, if you want. I have my sights set on the rest of the world, and don’t have time for a relationship, including the one woman who still has the power to bring me to my knees.

I will not break.

I will not succumb.

Except that I’m used to getting exactly what I want, and after one chance encounter, it’s clear that what I want is Chari Atwell…

Even if she is my best friend’s little sister.

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This is a new author to me and i really enjoyed her writing style.

Chari runs into billionaire and local celebrity Enzo at her brothers celebration. To her he is a crush but also her brothers best friend. Enzo wants Chari after their encounter and he is ready to fight for his best friends sister. These two will have to overcome several obstacles including the distance since they both live in diffrent area codes and also getting the blesdinh of dearest brother.  Chari was a strong character but had some insecurities to work out. Enzo was this powerful local celebrity with a side of sexiness. The chemistry between these two was scorching. The storyline had a great flow, just the right amount of heat and strong characters were enough to make me a fan. Cant wait to see whats next!

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Bella Michaels is the pen name of a contemporary romance author debuting her first billionaire novel this summer. When not writing historical, paranormal and contemporary romance, Bella loves dreaming up new sassy heroines and alpha heroes for readers to enjoy. Firmly Team Gryffindor, Stark and Reylo, she lives with her husband and two pre-teens in Pennsylvania.

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The Queen by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review Post)

Published July 14, 2020 by bookbesties

51hRT9UdidLFrom #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

The King must have his Queen….

Bestowed the forbidden Summer’s Kiss by the King of the Summer fae, Brighton Jussier is no longer just human. What she is, what she will become, no one knows for sure, but that isn’t her biggest concern at the moment. Now Caden, the King, refuses to let her go, even at the cost of his Court. When the doorway to the Otherworld is breached, both Brighton and Caden must do the unthinkable—not just to survive themselves, but also to save mankind from the evil that threatens the world.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

 

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I was so excited for this book because it was the final one and it was set to be THE BEST ONE and it was!!

The storyline picked up exactly where it left off, Brighton is recovering after her terrible and horrible ordeal and just got some rather shocking news. While she tries to navigate her flashbacks of what’s real and she also has to deal with her feeling for Caden and the future they will have. She knows what the right thing is but her heart…well that’s a different story. But obviously someone wants her gone and the list of people who are capable of it is long.

I loved that in this story the King, Caden, Kind of said YOLO and went with what was in his heart and DARED someone to questions him. He had no qualms about pursuing things with Brighton, and she was the one who put a stop to it this time. That was a twist, but I understood where she was coming from and why. The friendship that she forms with Tink in this made me Love him(I previously didn’t) and it was jut what and who she needed to help her through this.

This particular trope that Jennifer had bought us with this last novella in the seires happens to be ONE OF MY FAVORITE TROPES EVER! So this, in my mind, was perfect!

I was able to riddle out the whodoneit in the end but not predicted the ending. I am sad to see this world ending though and it makes me want to re-read the Wicked series all over again.

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Last Name by Dr. Rebecca Sharp(Review Post)

Published June 30, 2020 by bookbesties

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From bestselling author, Dr. Rebecca Sharp, comes a funny accidental marriage story about a loss, luck, and an unexpected love…

What happens in Vegas…

A regret-free girls’ weekend was supposed to help Carrie Bishop forget about her last relationship and cross-country move. Because when you’ve lost everything, letting loose is easy.

James Arden knew the stakes in Vegas were high, but saving a beautiful blonde at a Blackjack table wasn’t the kind of risk he thought he’d be taking.

Unfortunately, there’s only one recipe for Vegas. One part instant connection. Two parts too much alcohol. A splash of scavenger-hunt serendipity. Shake and enjoy.

Until Carrie wakes to a ring on her finger and a marriage certificate tying her to the illegible signature of a man who’s gone.

It was supposed to be just one night, but now she doesn’t even know her last name.

Coming home married was bad, but walking into work the next day was worse. Carrie’s mistake didn’t stay in Vegas, and her mystery husband is no longer a mystery: 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘣𝘰𝘴𝘴.

James knows what they have is special, and he’ll do anything to prove it. And as their undeniable attraction ups the ante, Carrie hopes she can get back her name without losing her heart in the process.

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This New to Me Autho, was a cute and funny read. Perfect length for me. Alcohol and Vegas equals lots of mischief.  Carrie is in Vegas for a girls getaway before she and her co workers have to deal with the layoffs at work now that it will be under new management.  She gets separated from her friends and meets James. One night of fun mixed with some alcohol and Carrie now has a new last name and a shiny piece of jewelry on her hand. Turns out the new management is now also her new husband.

Carrie was funny and sweet and just trying to figure out what would be next after a horrible past relationship that leaves her with understandable trust issues. James was cute and broody at times. The relationship between these two was flirty and I enjoyed their banter.  James was playing for keeps while Carrie was at arms length. It was fun to see these two fall in love. 

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Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband – the love of her life.

She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she’s always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.

After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.

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Devil of Downtown by Joanna Shupe(Review Post)

Published June 30, 2020 by bookbesties

51a5RwcD+jL (1)“Nothing makes me happier than a new book from Joanna Shupe!”―Sarah MacLean

The final novel in Joanna Shupe’s critically acclaimed Uptown Girl series about a beautiful do-gooder who must decide if she can team up with one of New York’s brashest criminals without losing something irreplaceable: her heart.

Manhattan kingpin.
Brilliant mastermind.
Gentleman gangster.

He’s built a wall around his heart…

Orphaned and abandoned on the Bowery’s mean streets, Jack Mulligan survived on strength, cunning, and ambition. Now he rules his territory better than any politician or copper ever could. He didn’t get here by being soft. But in uptown do-gooder Justine Greene―the very definition of an iron fist in a velvet glove―Jack may have met his match.

She wears hers on her sleeve…

Justine is devoted to tracking down deadbeat husbands and fighting for fair working conditions. When her mission brings her face-to-face with Jack, she’s shocked to find the man behind the criminal empire is considerably more charming and honorable than many “gentlemen” she knows.

Forming an unlikely alliance, they discover an unexpected desire. And when Justine’s past catches up with them, Jack may be her only hope of survival. Is she ready to make a deal with the devil…?

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Joanna Shupe has done it again!  Another amazing book that is a great closing to her Uptown Girls series.   As you all know this series follows the Greene sisters as they buck tradition and forge their own ways and find love in the streets of New York.  Three sisters, three books, each one with their own unique personality and story.  These leading ladies are inspirational.   They are game changers and social justice warriors and I love them equally for it.  The men who win over their hearts are equally as endearing and work to make change in the world right along with the women they love.  I adore this book and LOVE this series, and am sad it has ended but I cannot wait to see what adventures the next series will bring. 

Justine, the youngest Greene sister is just as courageous, independent, and driven as her older sisters.  But as the quiet, plain, and sensible sister, they refuse to see it.  It doesn’t matter that through her work, for the Lower East Side Legal Aid Society, she goes in to some of the most dangerous parts of New York to face down wife deserters who don’t want to be found and factory owners who maintain poor working conditions, most times completely alone.  It’s on one of her investigations that she finds her way to the office of crime boss Jack Mulligan.  She needs Mr. Mulligan’s help and in order to get it she makes a deal with the devil that will change her life. 

Jack Mulligan is an intimidating, good looking, powerful man who is used to getting what he wants without question from anyone who crosses his path. The youngest Greene sister is not his usual type, not like her stunning older sisters, but her fiery passion for justice sets her a-glow, add to that the fact that she refuses to succumb to his charms nor his intimidation tactics and he just may have met his match. He was shocked and aroused when she, “downtown’s notorious do-gooder” laughed in his face after coming to his office asking for help with one of his men. Of course he will help her, but he doesn’t do anything for anyone without a price, and now he wants to see just how far the do-gooder will go to get what she wants.  He finds himself drawn to her and will use any means at his disposal to keep her close.  Will he win her over or will he lose everything trying?

Again I am inspired by these characters, loved this series, and adored this book and I hope you do too.

 

 

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Loud Mouth by Avery Flynn(Review Post)

Published June 22, 2020 by bookbesties

Release Date: June 22


 

I never meant to say a word, not one single word.

But I did.

Now because of something I leaked—without even realizing it—I’ve inadvertently broken up one of the Ice Knights’ most legendary bromances. And worse—I’ve kicked hockey star Ian Petrov’s grumpy level to insane levels of grump.

And what could make it worse? How about the two of us being trapped together in a remote cabin after a massive blizzard. Neither of us can leave. Just us, the snow, his resentment, and OMG sexual tension so thick it would take a snowplow to break through it.

I’ve got to get out of here before I do something even dumber than I’ve already done and kiss the sexy with his misplaced anger and perfect pecs. That would be the worst, the absolute worst. But… would it be terrible if we gave in? Just a little? It’s not like we’re ever going to have to spend time together again. 

Until the next morning when we’re told we have to play chummy for the press until this news cycle blows over. 

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You will enjoy the latest from the Ice Knight family when you meet Ian and Shelby who are both a perfect match. Shelby finds herself at a cabin booked by her friend Lucy to get away from the drama of her leaking out some info that leads to a bestie breakup between two head players. Ian decides after finding out a bombshell that his best friend and fellow player has been hiding, that it is the perfect time to hideaway and disconnect for a few. Well life can sometimes have different plans. Ian does not trust Shelby after she let out information that has caused this drama in his life and now he finds himself in close quarters with the Loud Mouth of media.  Sparks fly when these two have no other choice than to face each other and try to make amends.

 Shelby is spunky and independent but a true sweetheart.  She truly has no ill intentions or agendas. I loves her strong character.  Ian was a big broody hockey player with a heart of gold.  He is trying to live in his own shadow and not of his dad’s who was a hockey great and currently also a jerk.These two had major sparks that would melt the Ice. Their first meeting at the beginning of the book is hilarious and it continues through the whole book. This was a great read from Avery as always.

 



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USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. 
 
She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are great with a quip and relatable heroines who are feisty, fierce and fantastic.
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Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout(Review Post)

Published June 9, 2020 by bookbesties

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Dangerous secrets and forbidden desires lead to shocking consequences… Don’t miss book two of the fantastical Harbinger trilogy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

“Jennifer L. Armentrout’s intoxicating new fantasy is her best yet!” —New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Storm and Fury

Half-angel Trinity and her bonded gargoyle protector, Zayne, have been working with demons to stop the apocalypse while avoiding falling in love. The Harbinger is coming…but who or what is it? All of humankind may fall if Trinity and Zayne can’t win the race against time as dark forces gather.

As tensions rise, they must stay close together and patrol the DC streets at night, seeking signs of the Harbinger, an entity that is killing Wardens and demons with no seeming rhyme or reason. Forbidden to be with each other, Zayne and Trinity fight their feelings and turn to unusual sources for help—the demon Roth and his cohorts. But as deaths pile up and they uncover a sinister plot involving the local high school and endangering someone dear to Zayne, Trin realizes she is being led…herded…played for some unknown end. As anger builds and feelings spiral out of control, it becomes clear that rage may be the ruin of them all.

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So, let me start by saying that I was never a huge fan of Zayne. In fact, I could have done with out him getting his HEA, Harsh I know but I was neither for him nor against him. When Storm and Fury came out I fell in love with Trinity and Zayne was just there, again neither for nor against. Well all that changed with Rage and Ruin.

This picks up exactly where it left off from S&F with Trinity still reeling from the betrayal, hurt and change she has had to go through. Now Zayne and Trinity have to navigate this new life together, finding the Harbinger, stop whoever is killing all the wardens with help from some familiar faces, and stopping the ever growing attraction they have toward each other.
This book, for me brought back the old Zayne who I had started to love in the original stories(See White hot Kiss) he was in but quickly fell out of that because of other things. NOW, I am firmly in the Team Zayne camp.
In this exciting continuation of the Harbinger series this book is filled with action, angst and sometimes heartbreaking goodness. I always feel that if you read an Armentrout male that you didn’t really care for, through her vivid way she writes, she always bring you back around to loving, if not LOVING him.
The ending of this book is explosive and (insert heartbreaking part) but it def leaves you wanting more, as always with Jen’s books.

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Sweet Spot By Rebecca Jenshak (Review Post)

Published May 28, 2020 by bookbesties

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A hot-headed college golfer falls for her swing coach in this fun and sexy sports romance.

Lincoln Reeves may be a pro golfer and revered swing coach, but when I meet him, he is just one more person telling me I’m not good enough.
So, I do what any girl in my position would do. I tell him to get lost and take his arrogant, annoying smirk with him. I never expect to see him again. I certainly don’t expect to run into him that same night after one too many tequila shots.
Turns out that he’s kind of a big deal. Okay, fine, a really big deal. In fact, he might be the one person who can take my game to the next level.
Convincing him to help will be difficult.
Not throwing my club at his handsome face when he makes me work harder than I thought humanly possible will be excruciating.
But not falling for him will be the hardest thing of all.

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I just recently started reading books from this author and every time its been a hit. Surprise this was another great read for me. Sports romance is definitely a specialty for Rebecca. This one was a first for me as it involved the sport of Golf! 
  Keira was doing great on her golf team until one slip up that has changed her coaches demeanor and has left her watching from the sidelines. She knows that she is in the top three and she just needs her coach to realize it. She has one run in with swing coach hottie Lincoln Reeves and she is not a fan at first.
  Lincoln helps the boys golf team and ends up meeting kiera which has him intrigued from first sight. He ends up taking her on as a client to help her get noticed by her coach and the more time they spend together there are more than golf clubs swinging! The only issue are the hangups that Lincoln has from his failed marriage.  Can these two get a hole in one?
Definitely loved these two and lincoln had his moments where i wanted to give him a smack but i enjoyed the build between them. A must read!
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Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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When You Wish Upon a Rouge: A Debutante Diaries Novel by Anna Bennett

Published May 28, 2020 by bookbesties

51GeI8ZI66LOnce upon a time in Anna Bennett’s When You Wish Upon a Rogue, three young ladies vowed to record their first London seasons and to fill in the gaps of their educations.

She knows what she wants.

Miss Sophie Kendall is happiest arranging the secret meetings of the Debutante Underground, a group of women who come together to discuss the weekly advice column The Debutante’s Revenge. What makes Sophie most unhappy is her impending march down the aisle to a man she does not love. But her family’s finances are in increasingly dire straits.

He makes an offer she can’t refuse.

Henry Reese, Earl of Warshire, hasn’t slept in weeks. Desperate to escape his manor house and its haunting memories, he heads for one of his abandoned London properties. There he meets a beautiful, intriguing woman—trespassing. Reese is far less interested in Sophie’s search for a secret meeting spot than he is in her surprising ability to soothe his demons. So he strikes a bargain with her: his shop in exchange for spending one night a week with him.

Is this love for real—or just a dream?

Sophie never expected this to happen. But she cannot deny the fire Reese sparks in her—and soon their shared desire burns bright. Sophie is irrevocably promised to another. But maybe these two ill-fated lovers can find a way to risk it all—all the way to happily ever after…

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This is the first book by this author I have read and it was wonderful! I LOVE The
Debutante’s Revenge column and what it stands for and I can see myself being a faithful
member of The Debutante Underground, but shhhhh……the first rule of The Debutante
Underground is you don’t talk about The Debutante Underground. This book is everything I love about historical romance novels and more! It has a strong heroine and a strong hero to both see her worth and help her grow. It has the potential for scandal, total ruination, and desperation as well as hope, dedication, and a happy ending. I am impressed that this author used a soldier’s PTSD to build the foundation for a romantic relationship in a H.R. book. To that I say, “Bravo!”

I read this book in one sitting because I fell head over heels for the characters and couldn’t put it down, I hope you feel the same.
Miss Sophie Kendall created The Debutante Underground in response to the success of
The Debutante’s Revenge, a printed column she and her best friends, Fiona and Lily created. She decided readers of the article needed a place where they could secretly meet and discuss the article and anything else, they felt so inclined to bring up. The only problem is she needs to find a convenient location that can easily hold the growing meetings where no one would notice the members coming or going. A tip for a possible new meeting space from one of her members finds her looking into an abandoned tailor’s shop.

That’s where she meets Mr.
Peabody, the shop owner. Who as they share a cup of valerian root tea and discuss the shop falls fast asleep. With no hope that he will rent the space to her, the last thing she expected was to meet him in the garden of a ball or the scandalous offer he makes her.
Henry Reese former Major in the 41 st Foot, hasn’t slept in weeks. As a matter of fact, he
hasn’t been able to sleep for more than a few hours since leaving the front lines, when his beloved brother Edmund died, to take his role as the new Earl of Warshire. One evening after being plagued with nightmares as he restlessly wanders through the old tailor’s shop he owns; he comes across a most unexpected intruder. A lady. Who after a cup of tea and in the middle of a conversation, miraculously helps him not only fall asleep but stay asleep, waking up more rested than he has been in months. He is certain she is the key to the return of his sleep and is desperate for more. Surely that is the only reason he would ask her to spend the night with him, right?
I love this book and am a fast becoming a fan of this author.

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It’s Really 5 1/2 stars!!

Danielle

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