Review: One for the Rogue

cover-one for the rogueTitle: One for the Rogue
Author: Manda Collins
Series: Studies in Scandal #4
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 26th June

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LOVE IS THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF ALL

Geologist Gemma Hastings has no interest in pursuing romance—and no patience for Lord Cameron Lisle, an esteemed fossil hunter who has a way of always honing in on her territory. . .annoyingly handsome though he may be. But when a shocking attack puts Gemma in very real danger, she may have to accept Lisle’s offers of protection. Even if that means entering into a dangerous flirtation. . .

Lisle was once amused by Gemma’s dedication to her work. But now that he understands how much he’s underestimated her—a woman whose beauty is matched only by her genius—Lisle is desperate to prove his respect…and prove himself worthy of her. But is he too late? A bitter rival, desperate to steal Gemma’s scientific findings, is still at-large. Can Lisle help uncover the culprit and keep her safe—forever, in his loving arms?


This review is probably a bit spoilery.
I tried not to, but then I lost patience.
You have been warned.

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Review: Ariadnis

cover-ariadnisTitle: Ariadnis
Author: Josh Martin
Series: Erthe #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Back then I thought that if it weren’t for that cliff, our cities would be one and there would be no need for all this fierceness toward each other. But then I learned about pride and tradition and prophecy, and those things are harder than rock.

Joomia and Aula are Chosen. They will never be normal. They can never be free.

On the last island on Erthe, Chosen Ones are destined to enter Ariadnis on the day they turn eighteen. There, they must undertake a mysterious and deadly challenge. For Joomia and Aula, this means competing against each other, to end the war that has seethed between their cities for nine generations.

As the day draws nearer, all thoughts are on the trial ahead. There’s no space for friendship. No time for love. However much the girls might crave them.

But how you prepare for a task you know nothing certain about? Nothing, except that you must win, at whatever cost, or lose everything.


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Review: The Bashful Bride

cover-bashful brideTitle: The Bashful Bride
Author: Vanessa Riley
Series: Advertisements for love #2
Genre: Regency Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 28th May

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A friend’s newspaper advertisement for a groom nets the most famous actor in London, Arthur Bex. Shy heiress Ester Croome proposes to elope with the handsome man, who she’s secretly loved for two years, in order to escape an impending engagement arranged by her overbearing family.

Trying to outlive the shadow of his villainous uncle, Bex needs to marry quickly—to a woman of good character. And smart, beautiful Ester fits the bill. But a harrowing trip to Gretna Green and dangerous abolition rallies prove to be a more treacherous stage than either imagined. Infatuation and a mutual love for Shakespeare might not be enough to bind a couple looking to outrun the chains and secrets of family and the past.


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Review: The Gift of Your Love

cover-the gift of your loveTitle: The Gift of Your Love
Author: Kayla Bashe
Series: – –
Genre: F/F Fantasy
Length: Novella
Available: Now

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Neely has always been able to see things—the details others miss, flashes of color that tell her how people feel, and more. She’s been called everything from witch to psychic to freak. But a lifetime of seeing what the rest of the world misses still didn’t prepare her for being taken hostage mid-escape by a man with tentacles.

And it definitely didn’t prepare her for the intriguing woman who comes to her rescue.


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Review: Knights Erring

cover-knight's erringTitle: Knights Erring
Author: Jason Half
Series: – –
Genre: LGBTQ+ romance
Length: Novella
Available: 2nd May

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While celebrating their victory after a Middle Ages-themed trivia contest, Damian, Sammy, and Landon bet each other they can’t uphold chivalric vows for two weeks.

Damian is tasked with the vow of chastity, and immediately put to the test when he picks up, and falls for, Marcus. Sammy is challenged by the vow of obedience, which soon puts unexpected strains on his relationship with his fiancée. And Landon, who has always taken his wealthy upbringing and trust fund for granted, is given the vow of poverty.


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Review: The Queens of Innis Lear

cover-queens of innis learTitle: The Queens of Innis Lear
Author: Tessa Gratton
Series: – –
Genre: Fantasy
Length: Novel
Available: 27th March

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A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.

The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.

The king’s three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.

Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.


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Review: Frisky Business

cover-frisky business.jpgTitle: Frisky Business
Author: Tawna Fenske
Series: – –
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Marley Cartman is fed up with arrogant rich guys who treat her like garbage, so she vows to only date men with modest paychecks and a little dirt under their nails. 

Her new boss, William Barclay, is exactly the kind of man she’s trying to avoid: an eccentric millionaire with duct shape shoes and an unexplained vendetta against her. 

But as Will and Marley butt heads over grumpy badgers and phallic artifacts, they discover that sometimes the opposite of what you want is exactly what you need.


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