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Too Scot To Handle by Grace Burrowes

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Don’t Miss the Newest Fabulous Romantic Historical Fiction Novel, written by Grace Burrows!

Release Date– 7/25/17

 

I thoroughly enjoyed this second novel in the Windham Bride Series. Grace Burrowes has an amazing talent for describing London’s Aristocrat Lifestyle with razor sharp detail, and wit.

Military life was what Captain Colin MacHugh, was accustomed to, not his new life as a titled gentleman. As far as Lord Colin MacHugh was concerned, living as a respected gentleman in polite society should come with a rule book. At first, Colin was grateful for Winthrop Montague’s friendship, influence, and guidance, regarding the proper behavior befitting a titled gentleman. But that was before Colin was the target of a very expensive, mean-spirited escapade. But, when this prank didn’t yield the desired humiliation that Winthrop Montague had counted on, things got ugly.

Anwen Windham loved spending her days at the orphanage. Twelve rascal orphan boys had stolen her heart, especially the four older ones; and they looked up to Miss Anwen as if she were their angel. Lord Colin took a position on the orphanage’s board of directors, partly because he was interested in helping the boys, but mostly because the orphanage was one of Anwen Windham’s passions. Everyone considered Anwen quiet and unassuming; Colin knew better. Anwen Windham was a fireball, and he very much wanted to know all about her.

Ordinarily, it wouldn’t take much of a push to send Colin back to Scotland. He missed his homeland something fierce. But, Colin had ties to London, which he needed to see through first. He also wanted to teach his English gentlemen friends a lesson or two before he left. They didn’t know, that he too, could be, cunning, cold, and calculating. Colin would take his revenge, though, only in a proper titled gentleman way, of course.

If you love Regency Romance, you’ll enjoy Too Scot to Handle.

Thank you, Forever-Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy

~4 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond

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Don’t Miss This Fascinating New Release Coming 7/25/17.

I Loved It!

 

The Marriage Pact is a fast-paced, riveting psychological thriller.
Alice and Jake were newlyweds, and after receiving encouragement, from influential people, joined the Pact. It was very exciting, cryptic, and new. The Pact was a secret society that followed and enforced a set of rules that guaranteed successful marriages for their members. At first, the Pact sounded wonderful. Alice and Jake were all for having their marriage last forever.

When Vivian had come to their home carrying the Pact contract, Alice and Jake should have escorted her out the door. But since she convinced the couple that there had never been a divorce within the Pact, Alice and Jake signed the papers. It wasn’t until Alice and Jake broke some rules that their torture began, and their life started to spin out of control.

I found the storyline captivating, and although the book is a work of fiction and the punishments over-the-top, parts of the Pact reminded me of various cults. The book is fascinating, the characters complex and likable and the dialogue realistic. The Pact is an entertaining novel, engrossing and thought-provoking. This is the first book that I have read by this talented author, but it will not be my last.

Thank you, Random House Publishing Group-Ballantine and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars ~Review by Peg Glover

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Today’s New Releases–The Art of Hiding & When the Future Comes Too Soon

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Don’t Miss Today’s New Extraordinary Releases!

My Review–The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse- 5 stars
https://write-escape.com/2017/07/12/the-art-of-hiding-by-amanda-prowse

My Review–When the Future Comes Too Soon by Selina Siak Chin Yoke
https://write-escape.com/2017/06/21/when-the-future-comes-too-soon-by-selina-siak-chin-yoke

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The Good Mother by Sinead Moriarty

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Don’t Miss This Outstanding, Heart-Wrenching Novel by Sinead Morarity.
The Good Mother Coming 7/25/17.

 

The Good Mother is a beautifully written poignant story, which brought me to tears, made me laugh and touched my soul.
Kate was devastated when her husband Nick left her. Being broke, homeless and betrayed, though, was not the worse of Kate’s heartaches; not even close. The news of her twelve-year-old daughter, Jess, the peacemaker of the family, being diagnosed with Leukemia was what brought Kate to her knees.

Luke, the eldest son, was crushed over his sister’s diagnosis. On top of that, though, he was beside himself with guilt. The last thing he meant to do was to bring more stress and pain into his already broken-hearted mother’s life. Bobby was seven, and angry with the world. He couldn’t understand why God would pick his family to punish, especially, his sister, Jess, the most loving one of them all. Kate was hardly functioning. She couldn’t sleep or eat and didn’t know where to put her pain. Nick, the selfish ex-husband, was feeling sorry for himself and tried to get others to feel bad for him also. He got no sympathy from me, though; none at all.

Kate had a wonderful support system. But, nothing could have prepared her for the excruciating agony of watching her daughter suffer and then being asked to do the unthinkable.

The Good Mother is a well crafted, thought-provoking novel, which takes a very controversial, heart-wrenching subject, and splits it wide open, for the reader to ponder. I don’t usually cry, but the pages in this book came alive for me. They are overflowing with raw emotion, and I couldn’t hold back. Don’t think it won’t happen to you, it will. The Good Mother is not all sadness and gloom though; it’s also very funny. I laughed and cried throughout the entire novel. I loved every page of this superbly written book. The Good Mother is a must read. Keep the tissues handy though.

Thank you, Bookouture and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I loved it!

~5 out of 5 shining stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Darkly Wood II by Max Power

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If You Love A Scary Story, Then Darkly Wood II Is For You!

In book two, the story once again revolves around Darkly Wood, a ghastly place, where people have disappeared. Daisy May, a Darkly Wood survivor, shivered at the thought, of having to return to that place, but felt she had no choice. Her granddaughter, Holly, was missing and there was no doubt in her mind as to where she was. Darkly Wood was an alarming and terrifying place where blood-thirsty creatures thrived, and nothing was as it seemed. The last thing Daisy May wanted to do, was to enter Darkly Wood again, but if Holly had any chance of survival, she’d have to be found quickly; and Daisy May was the only person who knew exactly where Holly would be. Daisy May and Rose, Holly’s mother, entered the dark, forrest, and as they knew they would, faced horrifying evil. But, the absolute worse was a hideous, cold, calculating demon of a man, Mr. Wormhold. Would they survive Darkly Wood? Maybe, but then again, maybe not.

Although horror is not my usual genre of choice, I have read Max Power’s work before and wanted to check this book out. I was completely captivated. Darkly Wood II is a bone chilling, engrossing story that had me flipping the pages and cringing in my seat. If you don’t mind reading a dark, frightening, blood-curdling story, with a bit of romance and a giant dose of creepiness to it, then Darkly Wood II is your book. Max Power is a talented author, a great storyteller, and a master at spinning tales. You won’t be disappointed.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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King of Clubs by Sandra Owens

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Don’t Miss This New and Exciting Romantic Suspense Novel!

The King of Clubs is an exciting read, filled with romance, danger, and love.
Special Agent Court Gentry tried for six years to forget Lauren Montgomery. They had spent only one glorious week together before she ended their relationship. The woman shouldn’t mean anything to him, but she did. Lauren was the girl of his dreams, and Court had no idea why he was dumped. So when Lauren Montgomery, accidentally walked back into his life, Court didn’t know what to think. Of course, he was furious with her; he just couldn’t stay that way. Court was still in love with the woman.

Lauren was shocked to find the man she’d fantasized over for years, sitting in her apartment. She had broken off with Court, to protect him, against her insane ex-husband, Stephan. Stephan had almost killed her once before he was arrested, and sent to jail. Lauren was hoping that Stephan had lost interest in her because, the evil man, was due out in two weeks. Lauren, however, would have no such luck. Stephan was as obsessed with her, as he ever was.

Court Gentry was livid when he discovered the reason why Lauren had dumped him. If she’d been honest and trusted his ability to keep her safe, they would have been together for six years already. Instead, she broke his heart, and now, Court was going to enjoy, taking out his hurt, anger, and frustration on the Russian ex-husband. But, first, Court needed to convince Lauren to stay with him. That, unfortunately, would prove to be more easily said than done.

The King of Clubs is a compelling read. The book captured my attention from the very first page and kept it until the end. This book has it all; a clever plot, well-developed characters, realistic dialogue, and romance. I loved it, and I’ll be looking forward to reading book three in this riveting series.

Thank you, Montlake Romance and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy!

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Bully Boy Blue by John Nicholl

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Bully Boy Blue is an Intense Dark Thriller.

Inspector Michael Conner was more than just a bully and wife-beater; he was a smooth-talking manipulator as well. Michael was relentless in his cruel treatment to his wife. Kathy Conner was once a happy woman with ambitions. But, Michael’s verbal, emotional, and physical abuse had broken her down. She felt alone in the world without support. Michael had convinced her family, friends, and the law officers at the station, that Kathy was not right in the head.

Kathy was beaten down, with no hope. Her calls for help had gone unanswered for a year. And, every time she’d tried to escape, Michael would find her, drag her home, and beat her. Kathy found an inner strength, though, after becoming pregnant for the second time. Kathy was determined not to allow her husband to end this life like he did the first.

Michael had done his best to convince people to ignore his crazy wife’s pleas for help. He underestimated Kathy, though. Thinking that she was brainless, was a big mistake.

This is a well-written dark novella. My emotions were in turmoil from the very first page. Bully Boy Blue is not for the fainthearted, however. It’s graphic, violent, and disturbing. It’s unfortunate, though, that monsters like Michael actually do exist.

Thank you, John Nicholl, for my complimentary copy of Bully Boy Blue.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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