The Earl’s Governess by Celeste Barclay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I am speechless; this is the best novella I have read this year! The Earl’s Governess has action, intrigue, and sizzling passion. After inheriting the Earldom, Rajesh finds himself in England with the title and two orphaned nieces. Charlie is a governess that comes to work in Rajesh’s household. Rajesh is such a grounded, vividContinue reading “The Earl’s Governess by Celeste Barclay”

Highland Bear by Celeste Barclay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Highland Bear is everything I expect from a Celeste Barclay romance. Get ready for intrigue, action, and oh-so-steamy love scenes! I am a romantic, and these novels always touch my heart! What I love most about Celeste Barclay’s writing is how she allows the character’s feelings for each other to develop in an organic, realisticContinue reading “Highland Bear by Celeste Barclay”

A Treacherous Trade by Kerrigan Byrne

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have read many Kerrigan Byrne books, each shining in its way.  I think what pleasantly shocked me the most was how different A Treacherous Trade is compared to all of her other series.  These Fiona Mahoney mysteries are dark and angsty as expected and enigmatic and sultry.  I was lost in this lush, dangerous world. FionaContinue reading “A Treacherous Trade by Kerrigan Byrne”

Highland Lion by Celeste Barclay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Highland Lion is full of passion and heart.  This book takes place in 1300’s Scotland.  Liam Mackay wants to prove himself to his family and journeys to Orkney to oversee some political matters for his grandfather.  Elene Isbister is a desperate young woman yearning to flee a horrible fate.  The two meet, and sparks fly. What I loveContinue reading “Highland Lion by Celeste Barclay”

Twelve Lords For Christmas by Deb Marlowe, Eve Pendle, Claire Delacroix, Emmanuelle De Maupassant, Anthea Lawson, Larissa Lyons, Nadine Millard, Jane Charles, Nicole Zoltack, Sadie Bosque, Erica Taylor, and Brenda Hiatt

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Twelve Lords For Christmas is a lovely collection of Christmas novellas full of romance and passion.  Each story was different from the next, each unique in its way.  Some of these novellas were light-hearted and joyful, while others were more serious and angsty.  Both types of plots interested me.  I had several five-star reviews.  These were my favorite novellasContinue reading “Twelve Lords For Christmas by Deb Marlowe, Eve Pendle, Claire Delacroix, Emmanuelle De Maupassant, Anthea Lawson, Larissa Lyons, Nadine Millard, Jane Charles, Nicole Zoltack, Sadie Bosque, Erica Taylor, and Brenda Hiatt”

A Wrong To Set Right by Darcy Armstrong

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have been enchanted with all the books in this excellent series; A Wrong To Set Right exceeds all my expectations!  This is a story of two people intertwined by the cruelty of war that finds redemption, hope, and love.  The story is crisp, vivid, and romantic.  The writing is superb.  Darcy Armstrong can accurately capture the visceralContinue reading “A Wrong To Set Right by Darcy Armstrong”

Lord Tristram’s Love Match by R R Vane

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lord Tristram’s Love Match is a tale of two individuals hopelessly in love that find themselves in an untenable situation through treachery and misdirection.  Only their fierce, unrelenting love can begin to mend their heartache and pain.  This is a story of second chances mixed with dishonesty, intrigue, and searing passion. Tristram and Judith’s marriage startsContinue reading “Lord Tristram’s Love Match by R R Vane”

An Outsider At The Highland Court by Celeste Barclay

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 An Outsider At The Highland Court is a gritty, sexy, turbulent romance that adds to the greatness that is The Highland Ladies series.  Rab and Catherine find themselves embroiled in a star-crossed lover’s affair that has them keep their love hidden.  The characters had rich layers and were multifaceted.  Rab’s honor and integrity shone through his personality.  RabContinue reading “An Outsider At The Highland Court by Celeste Barclay”

The Lady’s Guide To Scandal by Emmanuelle De Maupassant

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I first read this book in the Christmas collection last November titled Have Yourself A Merry Little Scandal.  I remember giving the story four stars.  I gave it four stars because, honestly, it was an enormous collection of novellas, and I think I became overwhelmed.  I found it hard to fairly give five stars with so manyContinue reading “The Lady’s Guide To Scandal by Emmanuelle De Maupassant”

Ruination Of A Rogue by Clair Brett

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a delightful, fresh romance!  A quick read, the love story of Zander and Maria was heartwarming.  The entire book made me smile! Zander, the heir to a Marquess, has made a vocation of dodging marriage-minded debutantes and their mothers.  Maria, who comes from humble beginnings, is re-making herself in the hopes of snagging a richContinue reading “Ruination Of A Rogue by Clair Brett”