Friday, September 30, 2016

Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch + Giveaway!

Courting the Countess by [Hatch, Donna]

Courting the Countess
by Donna Hatch
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 388 pages
October 5th 2016 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc

When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.

Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?

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If you love regency romance, Donna Hatch is an author you don't want to miss.  She is one of my favorites.  Her books have strong characters with plenty of tension and sparks flying between them.

I love how this story unfolded, bit by bit.  The more I knew about both Richard and Elizabeth, the more I loved them.  Each had personal demons that tormented them daily, and kept them from letting go and loving.  It was quite a journey for these two but it was well worth it as a reader.

I had plenty of flutterings in belly with this book!  Oh, the build up and the misunderstanding.  This book has all the things I look for as a reader.  Every time I pick up a book by Donna Hatch, I know I'm in for a treat.  

Content:  Clean

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty five years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo

Baseball star Will Vandergriff knows any number of women who would happily pretend to be his girlfriend. In a last-ditch effort to restore his good standing with his team’s higher-ups, he enlists the help of his neurotic, goody-goody neighbor. Schoolteacher Olivia Pratt might be a bit quirky and a bit of a loner, but she’s a lot more inviting than she knows. Will hopes that bringing her to his next game might revamp his reckless reputation and help get his career back on track. The only problem? The plan works a little too well. Not only do the higher-ups love Olivia, but Will plays his best game yet. Suddenly his losing streak is a thing of the past, and Olivia is his new good-luck charm. Will feels anything but lucky.

After years of keeping the world at bay, Olivia Pratt is pulling off the ultimate performance—not only reluctantly posing as Will’s girlfriend but also insisting that she’s oblivious to his major-league appeal. But she can only lie to herself for so long. Being by Will’s side feels good. Really good. Maybe it’s finally time to make a pitch for everything she really wants—and to find out just how exhilarating love can be.

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I saw this book on NetGalley and I knew I had to read it.  Amy Matayo is an author I'm always on the lookout for and I was super excited to see this new book by her!  I think I'm probably the last of my Goodreads friends to write my review for this book but I can tell you that there is a lot of love going around for this book, which makes me so happy.

The characters in this book are fantastic.  They are larger than life and literally fill up the pages.  I felt like I knew them.  I could visualize them so easily and hear them in my head.  That's what I love!  I wouldn't say that I loved either character from the beginning but their personalities were distinct and very human.

Will is just a jerk in the beginning.  He is full of himself and over the top but as the book goes on, he softens and let's down his jerk wall a bit.  :)

Olivia is quirky and has some definite neurotic tendencies.  She is so endearing!  I fell in love with her right along with Will.

This book was just so fun.  I loved settling in and becoming wrapped up in this love story.  The characters really made this story come alive for me.  So well done!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cole & Jillian (Pianos and Promises - A Novella Series Book 3) by Jennifer Peel

Can a few hours really change your life?

Jillian Jones knows a thing or two about the country music scene, and she wants no part of it after divorcing her country singer ex-husband. But as fate would have it, she’s seated next to country legend Cole Pendleton on a red-eye flight home to Nashville from Las Vegas. Between her emotional state, her fear of flying, and maybe a little vodka, she finds herself taking comfort in Cole’s arms and lips during their four-hour flight.

Cole Pendleton’s life changes the night he wakes up to his beautiful seatmate, Jillian. He doesn’t know what it is about her, but he’s drawn to her like no one before. As the night wears on he’s determined to do whatever it takes to get to know her better. He finds himself promising her he’ll come looking for her once they’re both ready to move forward with a relationship. But he has two problems, his profession and his past.

Jillian finds herself wanting to believe him, but can she trust his midnight promises? Or will the piano man be like her ex-husband and let his promises fade away in the light of day?


It's always a happy day when I get another book from Jennifer Peel!  I started reading this book the day I got it because I just didn't want to wait.

I love this Pianos and Promises series.  Every book so far has been fantastic!  My only complaint is that they are over too soon.  I always want more!  Such is the case with Cole and Jillian.  I wanted more.

Cole is a man reformed.  He made some mistakes.  Big mistakes.  But, he has now made changes and his life is back on track.  His sincerity rings true on every single page.  I love how determined he was to keep his promises.  Cole paid attention to Jillian and remembered what she said.

Jillian is a little reluctant because she has been burned in a bad way but even she cannot deny the amazing attraction and chemistry she has had with Cole from the very beginning.  I loved how sweet Cole was to Jillian.  He melts her hesitancy away bit by bit.

The chemistry between these characters was zingy from the beginning.  I had butterflies in my stomach!  And I really loved the ending.  <swoony sigh>

This book releases on Oct. 4th!  If you haven't started this series yet, you really should!  Read them in order because you will love them better.  :)

Content:  Some references to drug and alcohol abuse, affairs

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Royal Christmas Wedding (Royal Wedding #4) by Rachel Hauck

It’s been five years since Avery Truitt and Prince Colin of Brighton Kingdom fell in love. But he broke her heart with no explanation.

Fast forward to present day, and Colin is Brighton’s most eligible bachelor now that cousin Stephen has married. When Avery’s father dies of a heart attack, she puts her life on hold and returns home to St. Simons Island, Georgia, to help Mama with the family restaurant. But Mama misses Avery’s sister Susanna, who lives four thousand miles away in Brighton Kingdom—and is expecting her first child. So Mama insists she and Avery spend the Christmas season in Brighton.

Colin and Avery are going to see each other a lot while she’s visiting. But she can’t forget the way he hurt her, and he didn’t expect his feelings to still be so strong.

Avery is torn between considering a future in Brighton and taking a coaching job in Georgia, and Colin is finally pushed to pursue what he really wants. Is it too late to convince Avery that she is his true love? And even if he does, will she make it to the chapel on Christmas Day to give him her heart?

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I really love this series.  It's one of my favorites and I'm always watching and waiting for the next book to come out.  There is just something about a royal prince/princess love story.  Kingdoms, balls, palaces- it's all very romantic.  This one is also a second chance at first love kind of story.

Colin and Avery have a history.  They fell in love at a young age but Colin left Avery high and dry with no explanations.  Her heart was crushed.  It's hard to get over that kind of hurt.  Avery is the best kind of character though.  She is vulnerable and hurt, but never mean.  She still holds her head high and acts gracious and kind.  I love that about her.

The rekindling of friendship and then love was really the best and the Christmas setting filled the pages with magic and wonder.  This is the perfect way to bring in the fall and winter season.  Get cozy and settle in for a fantastic love story!

This title releases on Oct. 17th.

Content:  Christian elements

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Second Season by Heather Chapman

Eleanor Hopkins has lived in disappointment for far too long believing that her husband only married her for fortune, and she determines to protect her own daughters from such misery by scheming to secure offers for both Lucy and Caroline based on mutual rank and reputation. When Caroline finds that the handsome and reputable Lord Searly desires her as his wife, she finds that no amount of planning or pretending can convince her to accept him. Instead, she is confronted with an unexpected and reluctant suitor in the respectable shoemaker Thomas Clark.

The Second Season is a regency romance with basically three stories happening at the same time.  It includes the three females in one family- a mother and her two daughters.  You start with a look into the past with mother meeting her love and the father of the girls.  It really threw me off when what I began reading wasn't what came next.  When we return to present day, it is with Caroline.  I really wondered why I had just read all that about her mother (but I didn't know it was her mother for a bit).  We have flashbacks all throughout the book and I kind of wish they had been done in character reflection instead of random flashbacks.  It felt disjointed to me and I didn't like it.

Aside from that, I did enjoy the story (stories) presented here.  Caroline takes the center stage in this book, but her sister Lucy and her mother play a large part in things as well.  It is the typical story of finding love when society demands you marry for station and money.

I liked Caroline's self awareness and confidence.  Her verbal sparring with Lord Searly brings some humor to the story and Caroline usually comes out on top.  Lucy is more in the background as far as personality goes, but I did appreciate that these sisters had a good relationship and looked out for each other.

Overall a good, clean regency romance.  No content to disclose.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Infected by Gregg Luke + $25 and Book Giveaway!

Mother Nature: the world's most innovative killer.

Deep in the jungles of Venezuela, mycologist Dr. Julia Fatheringham is engrossed in her study of native fungi. But what begins as a standard research trip quickly spirals into chaos when her associate's erratic behavior results in his horrifying death. Soon, Julia makes a startling discovery: her partner was contaminated by an organism found only in insects. It alters the victim's mind in alarming ways, with an invariably deadly outcome. Julia is baffled by her discovery—this organism has never appeared in humans. It shouldn't be possible. There is only one terrifying conclusion: The infection has jumped species.

Now, in this remote corner of the world, a contagion of unparalleled horror rests in Julia's hands. But even as she works to contain the organism that could spell devastation of apocalyptic proportions, there are others with a different agenda. They've learned of her discovery and will go to any lengths to acquire a sample—there is good money to be had in eco-terrorism.

Armed only with her strength of mind and what courage she can gather, Julia prepares to battle the devastating scourge—and the terrorists determined to unleash it on humanity.

EEEEWWWWW!  This book gave me the willies.  I just have to say it again.  Ew!  The mental pictures I have from this book gross me out.  If this were a movie I would never watch it.  I'm a bit squeamish.  Can you tell?

At one point I had to stop reading this book because I was feeling like this fungus was creeping up on me.  Oh, and don't eat while reading this book.  It may cause you to lose your appetite.

Did I mention yet that I liked this book?  Ha.  It was fast paced and so plot driven.  The characters didn't really resonate with me (well, except the bad guy) but the plot carried them along.  I definitely never became bored while reading this book.

I can think of a lot of adjectives to describe this book.  Besides the few I mentioned above, here are a few more.  Terrifying because all of the stuff in this story could easily be real and all these things could really happen- maybe they are happening and I just don't know it.  Nasty- just wait 'till you read it.  Ew!  Intriguing because what if this did happen?  And what kind of mind thinks up stuff like this (Gregg Luke!) ?!

This book shook up my normal genre reading.  It's always fun to shift mind gears and read something different than usual.  

Content:  some violence, gruesome details

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

The Protective One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance by Cami Checketts

Betrayed by an FBI agent while in protective custody, MacKenzie Gunthrie escapes a crime lord and is left hiding from the authorities and her enemies. She finds solace in the peaceful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. With help from a longtime girl's camp friend and a new identity, she's starting to feel safe. The only problem is the overconfident and much too good-looking Isaac Turnbow. Protecting identity has become second nature, but Isaac poses a threat to her heart.
Isaac Turnbow has an undeniable need to convince MacKenzie he’s someone she can trust and kiss, but when well-armed men arrive to disturb their budding relationship, he must prove to her and himself that he can protect her.

This fast-paced, clean Billionaire Bride Pact Romance is a fun and touching read you won’t be able to put down.

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If the cover isn't enough to convince you to read this book (those shoes!!), then let me just say that this is one you don't want to miss.  Cami Checketts has put together a romantic suspense with plenty of sparks zinging between the characters.

This book is part of the Billionaire Bride Pact series, written by a few different authors.  Each story follows a different person in a group of friends.  This is MacKenzie's story.  I love this series because it's the perfect escape.  Each story has it's own style and feel yet they are all linked together with the common friendship between the main characters.  You don't have to read these in any particular order.

I read through this one fast!  It was hard to put down.  MacKenzie drove me a little nuts but it all came out right in the end and Isaac steals the show!  I really loved him- especially when he threw a punch into Brad's face.  It may not have endeared MacKenzie to him, but that's when I knew Issac was the best.  :)

This is a fun addition to this series that I love!

Content:  Clean, some mild violence

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Ella's Will by Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee

Will Hawkins is just a mere stable boy. How can he ever think to woo Ella, his once-wealthy childhood friend who is stubbornly independent, especially when his competition is the prince? Without any magic or fairy godmothers, Will must show Ella that he is her true prince charming in this perspective twist of the Cinderella story.

Okay, so this is actually the same story as found in "Ella" but told from a different perspective.  Instead of Ella's point of view, this book comes from Will.  I haven't read the first book but I don't think it's necessary to read the first book in order to understand this one.  I will say that now I feel almost compelled to read the first book because I know Ella has a point of view and I long to know it.  

What is not to love about Will?  He is so devoted to Ella and determined to make her life easier however he can but he knows Ella has to battle through her unfortunate circumstances.  Will knows he cannot save her, but his little acts of kindness do seem to save Ella and keep her spirit from shrinking away and dying.  It is a tender and sweet love story.  Heartbreaking.  

Sometimes I felt like things got a bit drawn out and as a reader I was wrapped up in Will's circular thoughts for too long but overall this was an emotional, character driven story.  Where old fairy tales are recreated so often, I appreciated the unique perspective from Will's point of view and also the simple twist that changed this story up a bit.

Content:  clean, some references to abuse 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee graduated with a BA in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She loved taking creative writing classes, and was particularly fond of the works of Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and the Bronte sisters. She also studied French and the humanities. Jessilyn grew up in the beautiful deserts of Southern California and now resides in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Saratoga Springs, Utah, with her husband and five boys.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson + $25 and Book Giveaway!

Lila Mae Guidry is a Southern girl through and through. As a fourth-generation Latter-day Saint in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she’s proud of her heritage as both a Southerner and a Saint—and she doesn’t take kindly to people who disparage either. Ten years ago, Max Archer was just that kind of jerk. As the mission president’s son, Max spent his entire three years mocking the South . . . and teenage Lila. After Max’s family moved away, Lila forgot about her sworn enemy. Almost.

When a new job brings a grown-up Max back to Baton Rouge, Lila is less than thrilled with his reappearance, especially since everyone seems intent on throwing her together with this old adversary. Yet fight as she may, Lila soon realizes resistance is futile—their connection is undeniable. Max embodies everything she wants in a man—except perhaps the most important thing—her life is rooted in the city she loves, but his dreams are bigger than Baton Rouge. With such mismatched visions of the future, Max and Lila are faced with a life-altering decision: jeopardize their aspirations or risk losing love.

Can you hear my heart right now?  It's breathing out a very contented <sigh>.  That's because it's happy and full of all kinds of romantic notions.  Seriously.  It might be on overload.  <sigh>

This is contemporary romance at it's best for me.  Witty dialogue, playful banter, characters who are flawed but so endearing and a vibrant setting full of food descriptions that will make your mouth water.  What more could you want?!?!

I love when I get butterflies in my stomach while reading a book.  This one gave me some butterflies and to quote the book, "My heart did a Cajun jitterbug."  

I probably can't tell you anything better than that.  I loved this book!

Content:  Clean, LDS fiction (some religious elements specific to the LDS religion)

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Pianos & Promises Series by Jennifer Peel (Christopher & Jaime, Beck & Call)

Jaime Seger has two goals in life: marry her best friend, the man that owns her heart and soul, and buy her very own grand piano. But Christopher McKay, who has no idea Jaime's been in love with him since she was eleven years old, never gets the memo and marries someone else.

When Christopher's wife dies, Jamie finds herself helping him raise his young daughter. A year later, she is on the other end of a very unlikely proposal, promising everything she thought she ever wanted.

But will Christopher help Jaime finally realize both of her dreams, or will she only be left with broken promises?

My heart always does a little happy dance with my brain anytime I get a new book from Jennifer Peel.  She is easily one of my favorite authors because she just knows how to write books full of emotion.  Her characters are larger than life and fill up the pages and my heart.  She is such a gift to my book obsessed world.  :)

This is the beginning of a new series of novellas and I have to say that I'm pretty excited about them.  I have read the first two and I'm in love.  These two books are very different from each other.  This first book is definitely heavier and delves deep into the emotions.  My heart was seriously all over the map.  All over.  Smiling, sighing, cringing, howling, weeping, warming, smiling.  I love being taken on an emotional journey with characters.

The second book is lighter and has a completely different feel to it.  It's equally as good but in a different way.  It's sparky and snappy and I just dare you not to swoon over Beck and his British accent.  (Yes, I hear voices in my head.  Doesn't everyone?!)  We meet Beck in the first book and he is quite the character there.  I just knew this book was going to be fun.  Oh, and there is puppies!  Who can resist puppies?

Like I said, Jennifer Peel just knows how to write a satisfying story in many forms.  I love her books.  If you haven't read anything by Jennifer, and you love romance, you should go get her books now!  :)

Content:  mild swearing, innuendo

I received a copy of both these books in exchange for my honest review.

What happens when a dashing Englishman and an almost famous pianist collide? Sparks. And lots of them.

Call’s life always seems to be on the cusp of working out, only to unravel at the last moment. For instance, when she meets the guy. The man she’s been fantasizing about from afar. The one who walks his beautiful Siberian husky around her neighborhood. Their first meeting is nothing like she hoped; in fact, she wishes she never met him.

Charles Beckett is in need of a good dog-sitter, but he gets more than he bargained for when a cheeky American bartender shows up at his house fifteen minutes late. The job interview quickly turns into a sparring match and Call leaves vowing to run him over with her truck the next time she sees him.

It’s up to their dogs now to bring the pair together.

Will Call finally have one of her dreams come true? Or will the Englishman be another checkmark in her long list of unrealized promises?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Blind Date Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology) by Annette Lyon, Sarah M. Eden, Heather B. Moore, Victorine E. Lieske, Rachel Branton, Sariah Wilson

Three Historical Romance Novellas:

THE PROMISE THAT KATY DID, by Annette Lyon: After the death of Sue Ellen, the closest thing she has to family, Katy knows it’s time to leave the house she’s lived in as a guest and start over in the city. She quickly secures a job, but before leaving, she must honor the unusual promise she made to Sue Ellen on her deathbed: meet with Mr. Balmer. The elderly gentleman arranges for his grandson Barrett to escort her to a town dance. That evening, shy Katy quickly feels at ease with her partner. If her new position weren’t taking her from town morning after next, perhaps something could develop between them. But Barrett may not feel the same about her, and besides, they don't enough time to find out.

A LADY OF SENSE, by Sarah M. Eden: Eleanor Sherwood has lived her entire life under her parents’ thumb with little hope of escape. When they choose the unbearable Mr. Broadstead to be her future husband, she begs her father for another option. He arranges for her to meet Peter Havensham, who quickly proves himself a good and kindhearted gentleman, completely different from Mr. Broadstead, and utterly undeserving of a forced engagement. Eleanor cannot bring herself to prey upon Peter’s honor, but neither can she imagine a life with Mr. Broadstead. What is a lady to do when faced with such an impossible choice?

A SECOND CHANCE, by Heather B. Moore: Virginia needs a new start in order to recover from her broken marriage and vicious gossips of her neighborhood in Chicago, so when her best friend Millie invites Virginia to Boston, she goes to live with her friend’s family. But when Millie asked Virginia to participate in a double-date, Virginia knows she’s not ready to start dating again. Reluctantly she agrees, only to find out that Max might just be the man who can repair the cracks in her heart.

Three Contemporary Romance Novellas:

BRAELYNN’S BLIND DATE, by Victorine E. Lieske. When Braelynn agrees to go on a blind date, she thinks she’s hit the jackpot. Tyler is gorgeous and the perfect gentleman. Of course she should have known it was too good to be true. It turns out that Tyler really wasn’t Tyler, but a random stranger who went along with Braelynn’s mistaken assumption. So, she chalks it up to a dumb mistake until she gets to work Monday morning and discovers that her gorgeous blind date is now her new boss.

BIANCA’S HOPE, by Rachel Branton: A blind-date-gone-wrong is not the way Bianca would have chosen to celebrate the news that she might be losing her business, but saying no to the sister who took care of her after their mother’s death proves impossible. So for one date, one torturous evening, she’ll endure the company of an infuriating, heartless man she has no intention of ever seeing again. She doesn’t expect her heart to have other plans. Bianca soon learns that sometimes the unexpected is not only what you need, it’s exactly what you’ve been waiting for all along.

BLIND SPOT, by Sariah Wilson: Ria has prepared most of her life to meet her prince, trouble is, her mother keeps yanking her back to reality. So when Ria reads about a country teeming with princes, she drops everything and applies to grad school. But every blind date goes wrong, and while Ria commiserates with her roommate Tessa and Tessa’s totally un-prince-like brother Paolo, Ria discovers that all the things she thought she wanted in a man are far from what she really needs.

This book is the perfect set up for me.  First, these are some of my most favorite authors and having a book where they all have a story is like getting everything you want for Christmas.  And it's not even Christmas! Then, there are three historical novellas, and three contemporary!  I love that!  

I really enjoyed every single novella in this book.  What a fun theme with the blind dates!  This was so hard to put it down when interrupted by real life things.  This book just made me happy.  

Today is release day for this book so go grab a copy and enjoy!

Content:  Clean

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, September 12, 2016

The Fall of Lord Drayson (Tanglewood Book 1) by Rachael Anderson

Who is he really? A high and mighty lord or a lowly servant?

When Colin Cavendish, the new earl of Drayson, informs Lucy Beresford that she and her mother need to vacate the house they've called home for the past two years, Lucy is fit to be tied. They have no money, no relations they can turn to for help, and nowhere to go. How dare the earl break the promise his father had made to the Beresfords without so much as a twinge of conscience?

Fate plays her hand when Lucy discovers the earl unconscious and injured in the middle of the road. When he awakens with no recollection of who he is, Lucy seizes the opportunity to teach the earl a much-needed lesson in humility and tells him that he is nothing more than a mere servant. Her servant, in fact.

And thus begins the charming tale of a pompous lord and an impetuous young woman, caught together in a web so tangled that it begs the question: Will they ever get out?

Rachael Anderson?  I love you.  

I know this probably seems redundant coming from me but Rachel Anderson writes books so perfectly for me.  Every single time.  It is so easy to settle right in with Rachael's books and just stay there from beginning to end.  This is her first dip into the regency genre and I am so, so happy.  She did it!  She did it!  She really, really did it!  :)  And I am just as in love with her regency as I am with her contemporary books.  

I love the set up for this book.  It starts out with the Earl of Drayson, kind of full of himself, delivering a notice to vacate to Lucy.  Lucy, in a moment of pure human frustration, takes advantage of the Earl's misfortune and capitalizes on it.  She is determined to teach that high and mighty Lord a lesson or two.

It is all so comical and Lucy is quite pleased with herself until she finds herself falling for Drayson.  Oops.  That wasn't supposed to happen.  And in her growing web of lies, she doesn't know how to make things right again.

I read through this book so quickly.  I loved every single minute of it.  Lucy is such a fun character- full of life and love.  I couldn't help but smile through most of this book.  Drayson actually surprised me.  I didn't much care for him in the beginning but even when I began liking him, he still surprised me.  I love when that happens.

So, it's a big, fat LOVE from me for this book.  I really, really hope that Rachael is working on the next book and that I will get to read it soon!  

Content:  Clean!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.