Friday, December 16, 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
During Albert and Edward's travels to Africa, Albert is suddenly killed, and as he lies dying, he begs his twin brother Edward, "Be me." The purpose is to prevent Albert's wife, Julia, who is pregnant, from miscarrying - which is what Albert fears might happen if she receives the shocking news of his death. Reluctantly, Edward determines to carry out his brother's last wishes - a task that proves increasingly difficult as he becomes immersed in his brother's life and has to figure out habits, mannerisms and what Albert might have said in the past. And with a sister-in-law who longs for her husband to reassure her of his love for her, Edward soon finds himself caught up in a passion that becomes increasingly difficult to escape.
Hearts will break and mend over the course of this story as the past becomes more tightly intertwined with the future. Toward the end of the book, you will wonder how this unlikely pair will ever find their happily ever after, but you mustn't fret, because this stellar author has a brilliant solution lined up. The Earl Takes All proves what an impressive story-teller Lorraine Heath is, because this was one tough plot to pull off. She did it so well though that I was crying by the end of it and feeling both sympathy and love for all of the characters involved - a truly unforgettable romance - and one of the best I've ever read!
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
I'm visiting Romancing Rakes For The Love Of Romance today and giving away one $10 Amazon gift card. Just comment about your favorite holiday music and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win. You can also find out what my favorite winter activities are and share your own :)
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Since reading Artemis' story in Duke of Midnight, I've been looking forward to finding out more about her brother, Apollo, and to seeing his happily ever after unfold. As expected, Hoyt has penned another wonderful Maiden Lane novel - a fine addition to an unforgettable series.
Filled with intrigue, this story involves the hunt for a murderer. Accused of once killing his friends in a tavern, Apollo Greaves, Viscount Kilbourne has been labeled a madman. Freed by his brother-in-law, he now hides away at a pleasure garden, disguised as a gardener who keeps to himself and mute from a beating he once received in Bedlam. But then he meets Lily Stump, an alluring actress who soon makes him long for more as passion begins to erupt whenever they meet. Determined to find the real villain and clear his own name, Apollo stirs up a past that risks putting Lily in danger.
Lily's primary objective in life is to protect her son. But when she meets the hulking giant who works in the pleasure garden surrounding the theater where she's now living, her life is thrown into disarray. Initially, she thinks him a fool, for he plays that part well, but as she gets to know him better, she realizes that he's not at all the man he pretends to be. And as their relationship starts to evolve and she discovers that he's an aristocrat - above her in every way - she knows that their romance can't possibly last, least of all when her son's life is threatened. But since love is worth fighting for, perhaps there's a way - one that Lily and Apollo might find if they choose to work together.
If you haven't read any of the other books in this series, I strongly advise starting at the beginning. There are eleven books in total so far with the next one on my list being Duke of Sin.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
I'm currently over at Ramblings From This Chick with my Christmas story - A HIGHWAYMAN PROPOSES ON CHRISTMAS EVE. Stop by for a visit and a chance to win an ebook copy of His Scandalous Kiss. https://ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-historical-christmas-event-with-sophie-barnes.html?showComment=1480775979627#c1308213106129203626