Daring To Love The Duke's Heir
The Beauchamp Heirs
by Janice Preston
Women's Fiction, Historical
Mills & Boon
Pub Date 27 Jun 2019
She’s totally unsuitable…
…to be his Duchess!
Part of The Beauchamp Heirs: Dominic Beauchamp, Lord Avon, is a powerful duke’s heir and it’s his duty to marry well. His bride must have impeccable breeding, manners and grace. But can anyone meet his exacting standards? Certainly not the irrepressible Liberty Lovejoy, who’s been thrust into society after years of being a provincial nobody. She’s too bold, too bubbly…so why is she the only lady he’s thinking about?
Oh the ‘Ton’ and their ideas that women should be seen and
not heard – unless they agree with men of course – in very simpering way.
A time it seems of true misogyny, at least in the ranks of
the privileged few. Bearing in mind that very few women had any control over
property, children or money. Let alone voting and politics. Not even the
ability to pay bills it seems.
What therefore is a woman with a mind, a voice, and emotions
going to do when her twin brother seems determined to fritter away their newly
acquired fortune and she can’t control him or the money or…
Clearly she was not going to marry a Duke. Except that this
is a love story and…
Nicely written and one feels for both the hero and heroine. The hero because he has been brought up in a world of expectations and the heroine because she has so little control over her life and yet is passionate and meddling..!
(The Colville Stories Book 1)
Literary Fiction , Women's Fiction
Pub Date 01 Apr 2019
"There’s everyone else in the world. And then there is you."
World-class heart surgeon Dr. Peter Sutter runs his life with the instinctive precision of a master of the universe. But when he leaves the operating room, the only living thing waiting for him is a golden retriever. Then a chance encounter with an enigmatic woman changes everything.
Exploring the depths of Rosalind's intoxicating body and captivating spirit, Peter quickly falls under her spell. Miraculously, the feeling is mutual.
But fate is waiting just around the corner. And it might be carrying a lead pipe.
Rosalind is a sensual, witty, moving story about the joy of real love, the surprise and delight of unexpected passion, and the transcendent power of human connection
It took me a while to get into this story as it was written
from the male perspective and thinking which was initially confusing for
me. I have read stories written this way
before so this was surprising, however I persevered and was glad. The prose
improved in style and content and I began to understand the author’s mindset.
And it clicked. I saw the rationale for his behaviours as his explanations
became clear, and it was in truth a real love story.
The Cottage at Plum Tree Bay
Romance , Women's Fiction
Pub Date 25 Jul 2019
One summer can change everything...
Catherine Bromley has spent her life in Penhallow Sands, dedicating herself to work and supporting her emotionally fragile mother. Since her father left, it’s always been the two of them and Catherine has no interest in romance. What’s the point when men just leave? And besides, her mother needs her.
But when handsome novelist Mark Coleman arrives to stay at the cottage overlooking nearby Plum Tree Bay, Catherine’s world is changed. She’s soon bumping into Mark everywhere – or being thrown at him by her matchmaking friend! The chemistry is undeniable. But can Mark let go of his painful past to be the man that Catherine can rely on? And will Catherine find the courage to let love in?
A heart-warming romance set in Cornwall and perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley.
I kept reading, but when I was some two-thirds of the way through I was still hoping that something would happen that was new and novel and surprising, but it didn’t.
This book sauntered rather than trotted or even cantered to the end of the story. The trope was on too even a keel.
Darcie can write better and does when writing historical fiction. Just too cosy for me… This story only just reaches the 3 star mark..
Saved By Their One-Night Baby
by Louisa George
Romance , Women's Fiction
Mills & Boon
Pub Date 27 Jun 2019
Can a shock baby… …redeem this damaged doctor?
In this SOS Docs story, the last person paediatrician Ethan Reid expects to see on board the rescue boat during his latest humanitarian mission is nurse Claire Durand. The woman he shared an electrifying, anonymous encounter with is now his newest colleague! Life’s taught Ethan to keep everyone at arm’s length, but Claire’s bombshell changes everything. Because Ethan’s no longer alone – Claire’s pregnant, with his baby!
The answer is given away of course by the title of this book, so if you are looking for a surprise you aren’t going to get one.
What will surprise you however, is the setting.
Whilst this is the traditional doctor-nurse romance it is set at sea – whilst rescuing refugees in the Med. A medical ship board romance but set in the ship that takes in the survivors from the dodgy rafts and boats that set sail from Africa hoping to reach Europe whilst dreadfully over loaded and under powered.
I enjoyed the writing style and the story biut do wish the female lead wasn’t the nurse so many times!
Love You Holy: Wild Child
contemporary fiction, romance, Women's Fiction
Pub Date 25 Apr 2019
A screaming newborn is thrown from a speeding car onto a dusty Texas road. Immediately, swarms of vultures descend on her to feast. A vicious kick from a crippled old man scatters the vultures and gives his wife time to pick the baby up."What is it Ma?" the old man asks his wife. "A sickly bear cub?" he ventures."No, Pa. It’s a newborn baby. See,” she says, pulling the blanket down. “Two arms and two legs. No fur. And look at this, Pa,” she says shaking her head with tears in her eyes, "her umbilical cord still attached." And so begins the life of Max Arrins, an abandoned orphan whose extraordinary character eventually makes her a legend in Texas. She’s a modern-day hero, who defends the weak, takes care of her people and doesn’t take any shit! Determined to join the Storm Kings, an elite group of linemen who put the lights back on after hurricanes and cyclones, she struggles fearlessly with man and nature to achieve her goal. But when her ambitions are blocked, the "Wild Child" in her emerges, with disastrous results for her opponent.If Wild Child Arrins loves you holy, you're safe. Be kind to her and she'll be kind to you. But hurt her or prevent her from getting what she wants… watch out. The Wild Child unleashed is a force to be reckoned with; a force not bears, wildcats or even an entire crew of Storm Kings can handle.
This is a very different story. It is written as an
autobiography by the Wild child herself, telling her story from the age of 14
to 17 in great depth. Max also explains her origins, as she knows them, and
some details of her life after 17, but the bulk of the story covers the period
of her adoption to her marriage.
Her origins and early life are heart-rending and sad beyond
belief, and yet you believe the story as it is so well told. The desperate
poverty of small land holders with debts and mortgages reliant on their crops
to provide their income.
The characterisations of this strange breed of humanity – Texans
– are excellent, as is the use of colloquial language and idioms. I thought
that the character of the Judge was lovely, and Ben was believable as someone
who could ‘tame’ the Wild Child.
This novel kept me turning the pages and wanting to know
more about the Storm Kings and yes, the song – The Witchita Linesman’ kept
running through my head!