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Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery–Book Review–

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Don’t Miss This Captivating Love Story, Filled With Witty Dialogue & Sweet Romance!

Release Date–Sept. 26, 2017

 

Second Chance Girl is a delightful and entertaining romance.
The Duke of Somerbrooke was concerned over valuables that were missing from his estate. And the only packages that were leaving his home were addressed to an American, Violet Lund, in his grandmother’s handwriting. Ulrich Sherwood was livid. Violet Lund was a conniving thief who was manipulating his grandmother. The Duke would see justice done, even if that meant, that he had to travel thousands of miles to do so.

Violet Lund, couldn’t believe when the man of her dreams, Ulrich Sherwood, the Duke of Somerbrooke, walked into her shop. The last time she saw him, she was all frizzy hair and braces; and he had made her feel beautiful. He was a gorgeous man; except, for the fiery blue daggers that were aimed right at her. What could she possibly have done?

Carol Lund loved her work at the Animal Preserve. She also had a hidden crush on her next door neighbor, Mathias Mitchell. They were only friends though. She wasn’t anything special, and he was a well-known artist. Besides, Mathias didn’t do relationships; he was a no commitment, one-night romance type of guy. And, although, he could never be hers, she sometimes imagined that he was.

Mathias secretly adored his giraffe loving next door neighbor, Carol Lund. If he were to trust any woman, it would be her. But, Mathias learned from a young age that love often led to betrayal and pain. So Mathias would admire Carol from the sidelines. Little did he know, though, that events in his life were going to drive him right into Carol’s arms.

Second Chance Girl is a well-written light read, filled with witty dialogue and sweet romance. Thank you, Harlequin and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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Head Over Heels by Jill Mansell-5 Stars–Book Review

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Don’t Miss Jill Mansell’s Newest Release, Coming 9/5/17. I loved it!

 

Head Over Heels is a fun and light romance. I love reading Jill Mansell’s books because she makes me laugh and always writes a captivating story. This book takes place in Upper Sisley, an elite neighborhood in England, where the famous actor, Toby Gillespie, just bought a home.

Jessie Roscoe, the village’s interior decorator, has lived in Upper Sisley for years. So when her new neighbor called requesting decorating expertise, she was not surprised. That was, however, until she recognized the caller’s voice. She knew it was Toby Gillespie immediately, not only because he was a famous actor, but because she has loved him, from afar, for twenty years. Jessie never thought the day would come where she would see Toby Gillespie, face to face, again. She should have told him, about Oliver, years ago, but, the right moment just never seemed to come, and now, it was too late. Toby Gillespie was about to get the surprise of his life, and he was going to be furious about it.

Jessie Roscoe wasn’t the only person hiding something though. There were many residents in the Upper Sisley Village with shameful, buried secrets. And some were carrying on as if they were above discovery and consequences. Little did they know, though, that the comeuppance day for Upper Sisley Village was about to arrive.

Head Over Heels is a well-written book with colorful characters, witty dialogue and cleverly crafted surprises. I have read several of Jill Mansell’s books and have never been disappointed. If you have not discovered Jill Mansell yet, you are in for a treat. She’s one of my favorite authors.

Thank you, Sourcebooks-Landmark and NetGalley for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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The Alabaster Hip by Maggie Fenton

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Maggie Fenton’s Newest Release is Humorous, Captivating and Entertaining. The Alabaster Hip— Coming 6/6/17— Don’t Miss It. I Loved It!

 

The Alabaster Hip is a very well-written, delightful and humorous historical fiction romance.
Minerva Jones has been sacked without references for the second time in her life. And this last time was not even her fault. She was fighting off an intruder, the Viscount Marlowe, to be exact; and while struggling to do so, she was caught in a compromising position. How was that, her fault? And, to add to her supposedly naughty behavior, Minerva’s nemesis squealed to her superior, about Minerva’s Christopher Essex poetry collection. Granted the man’s poetry was a bit unconventional; blood pumping, toe curling, and even swoon-worthy. But still, it was only poetry.

While Minerva Jones was standing in a muddy ditch, screaming the filthiest swears she could think of, the Viscount Marlowe offered her, a governess job. Minerva couldn’t believe the audacity of the crazy man. But when the Viscount kept upping the salary that he was offering her, to triple what she would normally make, Minerva caved. She might despise the man for getting her sacked, but she wasn’t stupid. And besides, Minerva truly liked the Viscount’s twin girls, even if they were, little hellions.

Minerva had no idea how complicated her life was about to get. But living under the same roof as the Viscount was rattling her nerves and proving to be dangerous as well. Much to Minerva’s dismay, she was growing fond of the Viscount. Minerva needed to guard her heart; because falling for a man like him would only end badly for her.

This book is pure entertainment. It’s escapism at its finest. The characters are quirky, likable, and eccentric. I found the banter between Minerva and the Viscount to be laugh-out-loud funny and Minerva’s inner dialogue, hysterical. Maggie Fenton is a talented writer and a great storyteller. I enjoyed The Alabaster Hip so much so, that I purchased, the first two books in the series.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

 

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My Kind of You by Tracy Brogan

My Kind of You

 

Don’t Miss Tracy Brogan’s Newest Romance Release; My Kind of You!

 

Emily Chambers felt like a failure when she returned to her childhood home, on Wenniway Island. As far as anyone knew, though, Emily was a successful business woman, who came back to the Island to renovate her grandmother’s cottage. Emily’s grandmother was the only person who knew, that Emily couldn’t make ends meet, without borrowing money.

Ryan Taggert of Taggert Property Management Company traveled from California to Wenniway Island. He had a company project to complete, but he was also there to check on his father. Apparently, his father, who was the CEO of the company, was infatuated with a woman, more than half his age and was talking nonsense. After being on the island for a while, though, Ryan could understand his father’s attraction to it. Ryan liked the Island himself. He especially liked Emily Chambers. In fact, he couldn’t stop thinking about her. But, Emily was not a complication, which Ryan could afford. He had to stay focused, complete his project and get his father off the Island. But, life doesn’t always work out the way we plan it to. Sometimes it works out even better.

My Kind of You is a sweet story, so captivating that I stayed up late just to finish it. It’s a well-written humorous romantic tale, with likable characters and realistic dialogue. I loved it.

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

~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover

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My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

My One True Highlander

 

Laugh-Out-Loud New Release by Suzanne Enoch!

 

My One True Highlander is a perfectly paced, humorous, and highly entertaining historical fiction romance. I loved it!

Marjorie Forrester was stunned by her sudden status and wealth. Her brother, unexpectedly, became the new Duke of Lattimer, and she a Lady. Marjorie’s brother generously gave her a lavish home in London to enjoy. The transition, however, was proving to be a difficult one. Lady Marjorie hired a companion to help her become accepted by London’s polite society; something she has always wanted.

Marjorie was tired of listening to her companion’s lectures on how improper and unsafe it was, to show up at the Duke of Latimer’s castle, unannounced. Lady Marjorie was aware that her companion was only concerned for her welfare, but what kind of surprise would it be, if her brother knew when to expect her?

Lady Marjorie was furious when she found herself kidnapped in Scotland and shackled to a bedpost. How dare the despicable Scottish barbarian lock her up without so much as an explanation. Oh, how she wished she would have listened to her companion. However, the longer Lady Marjorie stayed in Graeme Maxton’s home, the more she realized how lucky she had been. There was a war going on between clans and not only was she right smack in the middle of it; she was also the prized pawn. Lady Marjorie shuddered to think of what could have happened if the opposing clan had been the one to kidnap her.

I enjoyed this laugh-out-loud historical fiction novel immensely. It’s superbly written with witty dialogue, likable characters, and a captivating plot. I especially loved the hysterical banter between Laird Graeme Maxton and Lady Marjorie Forrester!

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover

I Dared The Duke by Anna Bennett

I Dared The Duke.

Don’t Miss Ann Bennett’s Newest Release!

I Dared The Duke is an enjoyable and fun read.

The Duke of Blackshire needed to convince his grandmother that it would be in her best interest to leave London.

Beth couldn’t be happier with her position as a companion for Alexander Savage’s grandmother. The dowager duchess depended on her and Beth loved to be needed. Although Beth didn’t care for living in the same house as the notorious rake, Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, Beth doubted that their paths would cross often enough to be bothersome. She was wrong.

The moment the Duke laid eyes on Beth he wanted her out of his house. He didn’t need another complication in his life. Beth, however, presented him with, an enticing compromise. She told the Duke that she would help him persuade his grandmother to move out of London, if he granted her three wishes. The fact that Beth thought the Duke didn’t want to spend time with his grandmother was laughable. The Duke adored his grandmother. So instead of Beth being fired, she became the Duke’s ally. Their agreement, however, brought Beth and the notorious rake together, for too many hours, too often, for them to keep their hearts from falling for one another. Although, this book is not entirely realistic it is entertaining, humorous and very well-written.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.

~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover