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A GENTLEMAN TIL’ MIDNIGHT by Alison DeLaine

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A GENTLEMAN TIL’ MIDNIGHT by Alison DeLaineA Gentleman 'Til Midnight by Alison DeLaine
Published by Harlequin on 2014-01-01
Genres: Historical
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Miranda

The complication they don't want… Lady Katherine Kinloch survived captivity once. Now the notorious captain of her own ship, she refuses to let anyone jeopardize her hard-won freedom. But on a voyage to England to fight for her family's endangered estate, Katherine is thrown off course when she unknowingly rescues celebrated naval captain James Warre…a man who stands for everything she despises. The passion they desperately need… Haunted by regret for his role in her dark past, James is determined to be more than the cold, calculating officer Katherine expects. Her seduction is his obsession, but his pride hangs in the balance if he gives in to temptation. And hiding beneath the scorching attraction between them lies a secret that could force the two apart for good.

Lady Katherine Kinloch was abducted and spent years in captivity.  She has persevered and now she is the Captain of her own ship.  She is famous among shipmen for her pirate tactics. Now, her inheritance is in jeopardy and she must head back to London to claim what is rightfully hers.  First, she must reluctantly rescue a shipwrecked man from the turbulent seas.

 

Famous Naval Captain James Warre went down with his ship.  He was about to give up on his chances of survival when a pirate ship plucked him from the water.  He lies about his identity for fear he might not be welcome if they knew he was a Naval Captain.  The journey back to London allows him to get to know Lady Katherine and her crew.

 

High seas are very dangerous but they do not hold a candle to the ladies of the London ton.  Katherine and James may bond at sea but things heat up once they hit the streets of London.  Will they be able to survive the sceptics of the Ton?

 

A Gentleman ‘til Midnight is a swashbuckling adventure bursting with steamy romance and witty characters.  I love that Katherine is the captain of her ship and she is an excellent one at that.  She commands her people and they love her for it.  I especially love the scenes with her daughter. They are so tender and sweet.  James is weak and desolate when we meet him but it doesn’t take long to learn there is much more to this man. Ms. Delaine definitely knows how to write strong characters that leave an impression long after the last line.

 

Katherine’s ship and the rough seas make a wondrous backdrop.  The way Katherine and James banter and flirt is fun and romantic.  I really fell in love with these two!  While there is plenty of romance the story features tons of laughs and drama as well.  A Gentleman ‘til Midnight captures the reader and will leave them wanting more after the last page.

THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR by Julia London

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THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR by Julia LondonThe Trouble with Honor by Julia London
Series: The Cabot Sisters #2
Published by Harlequin on 2014-03-01
Genres: Historical
Pages: 384
Reviewed by Miranda

Passion and scandal collide in New York Times bestselling author Julia London's brand-new series about four sisters determined to rescue themselves from ruin… Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family's ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancée out of the Cabots' lives for good. An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.

The Mischievous Honor Cabot is ready to do whatever it takes to keep a roof over her and her sister’s heads after the passing of their step-father.  Her brother is about to marry a woman that really has no use for Honor or her sisters.  She is terrified of what will happen next so she comes up with a daring plan.

 

Honor decides to enlist the scandalous George Easton, the bastard son of a duke, in her plan.  Honor would like Easton to seduce her stepbrother’s fiancée away but she doesn’t count on the sparks that fly between herself and Easton.  Will Easton be able to complete her task or will his feelings for Honor change his feelings regarding love?

 

The Trouble with Honor is a fantastic start to London’s new Cabot Sisters series.  Honor and George made me laugh so many times while reading!   They have such a natural chemistry that steadily grows into something else, something stronger.  Their love story is a fun and entertaining read! Honor’s shenanigans are hilarious.  London writes her characters and plotlines with style.

NO STRINGS ATTACHED by Susan Anderson

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED by Susan AndersonNo Strings Attached by Susan Anderson
Published by Harlequin Genres: Contemporary
Reviewed by Vanessa

Seven years after the best and only one night stand that Tasha has ever had, she comes face to face with the other party, Diego AKA Luc Bradshaw.  Now he’s in her town, invading her space and claiming that he is related to her BFF’s other halves.  Tasha has not ever forgotten that one night of cataclysmic excitement in Diego’s arms, but the Bahamian jail and bogus charges that followed overshadowed the joy she felt.

 

Luc had no idea that Tasha suffered so much when he was forced to make a quick get- away.  In fact, he believed that Tasha did a runner on him and Luc and all his manly pride refused to search her out years ago.  However, now that she is so close that he can taste her, he refuses to let her display that sexy cold shoulder to him, and he is adamant that this time there will be no lies to separate them from exploring that smoldering chemistry again!

 

No Strings Attached sounded like an angst-filled drama awaiting me, yet I found it was more of a sweet romance with some machinations of a third party tossed in to provide the misunderstanding for Luc and Tasha.  No Strings Attached seems to be part of a series, but the other stories do not need to be read in order to enjoy this slice of happy pie.

 

There was a touching secondary romance that was very compelling in No Strings Attached, and probably one that I wouldn’t have read separately as it would have been a different genre.  However, I was glad that it was included in No Strings Attached as it helped to move this story along, too.

DARK WOLF RETURNING by Rhyannon Byrd

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DARK WOLF RETURNING by Rhyannon ByrdDark Wolf Returning by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Bloodrunners
Published by Harlequin on 2014-08-01
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 304
Reviewed by Melissa

When werewolf Eli Drake is banished from his pack, he leaves a devastated and heartbroken Carla Reyes behind. Three torturous years later, she tracks him down to a hole-in-the-wall Texas bar—the pack is in trouble and war is on the horizon. Carla needs Eli's help, but wants nothing more to do with him—even though he's as ruthless, domineering and sexy as ever…. Eli hasn't forgotten Carla. And the partial bite he gave her their last night together has had him lying awake nights imagining her sumptuous curves and supple lips. But Carla wants their bond broken, no matter the cost. Now, as they join forces, dare Eli hope that he can claim a future he never dreamed possible?

Eli Drake was banned from his pack leaving Carla Reyes behind with a broken heart, not claimed as his mate but not free either. Now with their pack in danger they desperately need Eli and his friends to help with their defense. Loyalty to her pack sends Carla searching for Eli to bring him home. But just because she is asking him to come home doesn’t mean she’s going to let him get close to her again. Eli left to protect Carla but she never knew, now while attempting to protect his pack, he also has to convince Carla he was only looking out for her when he left. Can he claim his mate and save his pack?

 

I’ve been loving Rhyannon Byrd for a very long time and Dark Wolf is a shining example of why. Passionate, adventurous and just a genuine rocking good time. Paranormal romance lovers, this book is for you! And don’t miss out on the other books in the Bloodrunners series!

SWAN POINT by Sherryl Woods

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SWAN POINT by Sherryl WoodsSwan Point by Sherryl Woods
Series: Sweet Magnolias
Published by Harlequin on 2014-08-01
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 400
Reviewed by Melissa

#1 New York Times bestselling author  Sherryl Woods draws readers back into  the world of strong friendships and heartfelt emotions in Serenity, South Carolina Determined to build a new life for her family after her divorce, Adelia Hernandez has bought a home in the historic Swan Point neighborhood of Serenity. Promoted to manager of Main Street's most fashionable boutique, she feels revitalized and ready for a fresh start as a single mom. But barely into this new independent phase, she crosses paths with the sexiest man to hit Serenity in years. Gabe Franklin, back in town to make amends for past mistakes, has no intention of settling down, but Adelia's proving irresistible. Cheered on by their friends,

Adeila Hernandez is trying to start over after divorcing her cheating husband. The last thing she wants is to meet a man who she could fall in love with, especially one who isn’t sure he’s staying around. Gabe Franklin has no intention of settling down but sometimes things happen that you don’t plan. And Gabe certainly never planned meeting Adeila and her children or that he would fall in love with all of them. Now he can’t see himself anywhere but with them.  However, now he has to convince Adeila he can be counted on.

Swan Point was a sweet romance that I really enjoyed. Adeila and Gabe had past issues that held them back but it didn’t stop them from trying to discover what was between them. Perfect for curling up on a rainy day, Swan Point is delicious treat.

THE PROMISE by Robyn Carr

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WHEN SUMMER COMES by Brenda Novak

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Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery

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Before We Kiss by Susan Mallery Published by Harlequin on 2014-06-01 Genres: Contemporary Pages: 384 Format: Paperback New York Times bestselling sensation Susan Mallery returns to Fool’s Gold, California, where it’s true that sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs… Former pro-football kicker Sam Ridge has notoriously bad luck with women—from cheaters to fame chasers.Continue Reading

BABY, DON’T GO by Stephanie Bond

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IRRESISTIBLE? by Stephanie Bond

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