DNF: How (Not) to Marry a Duke

cover-how not to marry a dukeTitle: How (Not) to Marry a Duke
Author: Felicia Kingsley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 21st Aug
DNF @ 15%

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A hilarious romantic comedy perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Jo Watson and Meg Cabot.

One minute, Jemma Pears is a struggling theatrical make-up artist in London. The next, she’s been left a vast fortune by her estranged grandmother. The catch: she must marry a man with a title to inherit. Jemma thinks this is truly impossible: she’s a romantic, searching for true love, not just a convenient marriage… and besides, where would she even find a titled guy?

Enter Ashford, the new Duke of Burlingham. His legacy: massive debts that he must pay back immediately or risk the bank seizing his assets. Or worse: his mother’s wrath!

When their lawyer hears of their situations, a secret match is made despite their mutual hatred of each other: through marrying Ashford, Jemma can inherit and Ashford can pay back his debts immediately. Problem solved. That is, until their marriage is leaked to the press and everyone finds out…

Now they have to play out the charade for at least a year or risk going to jail for fraud!

A hilarious pretense ensues and Jemma must battle against a crazy mother in law, a stuffy aristocracy, and finally, and most surprisingly of all, confusing feelings for Ashford…!


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Review: Trouble’s On The Way

cover-troubles on the way.pngTitle: Trouble’s On The Way
Author: CL Mustafic
Series: Outcasts #2
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: Short Novel
Available: 20th Aug

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After leaving the Outcast pack, Clay Anderson and Damian Macoon head to Alabama where they’ve both secured a job with the construction company that employs Damian. Their new relationship is off to a good but not too harmonious start in no small part due to Clay still holding a grudge against Damian for turning him into a werewolf. So when they walk into the office trailer parked on the job site and Clay realizes that their boss is none other than Damian’s fated mate, things get even more tense between the two.

Billy Ray Hicks was raised believing he was going to find his mate and be a cherished member of whatever pack he ended up in, but those dreams came crashing down when his bonded mate ran away and disappeared from his life before the mate bond was completed. Billy Ray always figured he’d run into Damian again but never suspected his mate would have a boyfriend when he did.

With tensions mounting between Clay and Damian, Billy Ray becomes the focal point of their ire. Damian ends up in the middle of two men—one he wants and one he needs—who both want him. Now he needs to convince them that they all belong together before he loses both.


This review contains spoilers.
I tried but couldn’t help it,
because some of the spoilery things are what annoyed me.

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Review: Take a Chance on Me

cover-take a chance on meTitle: Take a Chance on Me
Author: Jane Porter
Series: Love on Chance Avenue #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: Now

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Savvy stylist Amanda Wright loves Marietta, her hair salon, and her clients, and no client is more dear to her heart than eighty-year-old Bette Justice–even if her years have made her a little fragile. So when Bette asks Amanda to help her convince her determined grandson, Tyler, a successful game designer, that Marietta is the right home for Bette, Amanda can’t say no.

Tyler Justice has a one-track mind–he wants to take care of his beloved grandmother. He can’t understand her resistance to move to Texas and is sure that the young friend she keeps mentioning–Amanda–is taking advantage of his grandmother’s generosity. He reaches Marietta determined to put the salon owner in her place and bring his grandmother home…until smart, kind Amanda starts to tug at his heart in ways he never expected.

But just as Tyler and Amanda start to form a real connection, will a long-buried family secret destroy their chance at love?


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DNF: One Lucky Cowboy

cover-one lucky cowboyTitle: One Lucky Cowboy
Author: Carolyn Brown
Series: Lucky Cowboys #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 6th March

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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown delivers her signature Texas twang in this heartwarming tale about a cowboy and cowgirl who start off at each other’s throats…and end up in each other’s hearts. 

No big blond cowboy is going to intimidate this spitfire

If Slade Luckadeau thinks he can run her off his ranch, he’s got cow chips for brains…

This smart-talking ranch woman is giving him serious pains

She’s winning every argument, and he’s running out of fights to pick…

With his granny up to some serious matchmaking, and trouble with a capital “T” threatening the Double L Ranch, suddenly it’s Slade’s heart that’s in the greatest danger of all…


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Review: Maybe This Time

cover-maybe this timeTitle: Maybe This Time
Author: Nicole McLaughlin
Series: Whiskey and Weddings #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Available: 27th Feb

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Jen Mackenzie has been knocked down more than a few times, but she always gets up and makes sure she has the last word. It’s the reason she now considers herself equal parts self-sufficient and free-spirit. But since losing her job and trying to help her mother beat cancer, real life―and her occasional careless choices―have begun to catch up with her. Her one saving grace: The Stag, a boutique distillery that has become Kansas City’s go-to wedding venue. The only catch: One of the owners, TJ Laughlin, happens to be the one man who somehow manages to make Jen feel inadequate.

TJ has secretly had a thing for Jen since high school. Now, as her new boss, it’s a daily struggle between revealing his feelings and wringing her beautiful neck. Only one thing is for certain: he can’t stand idly by and watch the woman he cares for struggle. She may be convinced that accepting TJ’s help is a weakness. But all he sees in Jen is beauty and strength, inside and out. As things finally heat up between them, can TJ find a way to convince Jen that love is about give and take―and having it all, together?


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DNF: A Meddle of Wizards

cover-a meddle of wizardsTitle: A Meddle of Wizards
Author: Alexandra Rushe
Series: Fledgling Magic #1
Genre: Fantasy
Available: Now
DNF@70%

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Welcome to Tandara, where gods are fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls make excellent bakers . . .

Raine Stewart is convinced she’ll die young and alone in Alabama, the victim of a chronic, mysterious illness. Until a man in a shabby cloak steps out of her mirror and demands her help to defeat a bloodthirsty wizard.

Raine shrugs it off as a hallucination—just one more insult from her failing body—and orders her intruder to take a hike. But the handsome figment of her imagination won’t take no for an answer, and kidnaps her anyway, launching her into a world of utmost danger—and urgent purpose.

Ruled by unpredictable gods and unstable nations, Tandara is a land of shapeshifters and weather-workers, queens and legends. Ravenous monsters and greedy bounty hunters patrol unforgiving mountains. Riverboats pulled by sea-cattle trade down broad waterways. And creatures of nightmare stalk Raine herself, vicious in the pursuit of her blood.

But Raine isn’t helpless or alone. She’s part of a band as resourceful as it is odd: a mage-shy warrior, a tattered wizard, a tenderhearted giant, and a prickly troll sorceress. Her new friends swear she has powers of her own. If she can stay under their protection, she might just live long enough to find out . . .


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DNF: Caught by the Dragon

cover-caught by the dragonTitle: Caught by the Dragon
Author: Tara Gill
Series: Caught by the… #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: Now

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Lena the Thief 

I live an interesting existence – wielding my unique skills via a lucrative if questionable profession. 
If life is a bit lonely now and then, I can handle it. 
After all, there are worse problems to have than this yawning hunger to belong that I’ve had all my life – right? 
Going to the ground after my latest successful job, I never expected to encounter – Him! 
He makes the hunger go away, he makes me want to belong – to Him! 

Drekk the Dragon, the primordial beast. 

Throughout this endless life ,in so many places, always did I seek her. 
Now beyond hope, I have found her. 
She is my heart. 
Never will I let her go. In all ways she is mine and I will do anything to own her. Anything. 
She is MY Treasure. Mine. 

This is a sweet and sexy paranormal romance which ends in an MF HEA. 

No violence, No cheating. Insta Love alert. 

Warning: This book contains mature content and is for readers who are over 18.


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