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PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE! HIS HIGHLAND LOVE by Willa Blair

HIS HIGHLAND LOVE (His Highland Heart Book 2)HIS HIGHLAND LOVE by Willa Blair

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval Scotland/France)

Series: His Highland Heart #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Publication date: July 11, 2017

Language: English

ASIN: B071XD4RB

Length: 249 pages

 

 

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Description

A Love Denied
Kenneth Brodie offered for young Mary Catherine Rose but her father declined, then a year later accepted an offer from another clan. Furious at hearing Cat would be married soon to someone else, Kenneth fled to France and drowned his disappointment in wine, women and war.

A Love Lost
Two years after her father demanded they wait until Cat was older, she doesn’t understand why Kenneth hasn’t returned for her. Broken-hearted, Cat spurns yet another betrothal her father arranges and runs away to her cousin in St. Andrews, vowing never to marry.

A Love Worth Fighting For
By the time Kenneth returns home, trouble is brewing in Scotland. Sent to St. Andrews as hostage for his clan to the Regent, Kenneth resents being exiled—until he encounters his lost love, Cat Rose. When war breaks out, they must escape. And even though he betrayed her with more than one mademoiselle, he’s the only man Cat trusts to get her home to the Highlands. Can she forgive his past and renew the love they once shared?

 

 

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My thoughts:

His Highland Love by Willa Blair is another fantastic read in her new series, “His Highland Heart”. While, book 2 in this thus far amazing series, it can be read as a stand alone. Set in France and Scotland.

This is the story of Kenneth Brodie, Mary Catherine Rose and a love once denied, thought to be lost, but will that same love be worth fighting for now. Open up “His Highland Heart” to see for yourself, you’re be glued to the pages of this captivating story of love lost, and found again. Kenneth and Mary Catherine, “Cat” are a wonderful couple, who will hold your heart!

Willa Blair writes a story that comes to life and will sweep you away on a journey from France into the Highlands of Scotland . “His Highland Love” is a romantic adventure filled with lots of twists and turns, suspense and danger. It’s definitely a charming story with plenty of romance and adventure with a touch of spice to add to the lure of adventure!

Fast paced with an enjoyable cast of characters who will steal and capture your heart. I was amazed with Cat and Kenneth’s journey to finding their HEA amongst the turmoil of war. Beautifully written and masterfully executed! Well done, Willa Blair!!
I look forward to the next adventure in “His Highland Heart” series.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Received by: AprilR

JEAN-LUC: ONCE IS NEVER ENOUGH by Vonnie Davis

Jean-Luc: Once Is Never EnoughJean-Luc: Once Is Never Enough by Vonnie Davis

 

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Paris Intrigue #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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Product Description

Her daughter’s kidnapping. A metro bombing. Going undercover. Zoey Morningstar’s trip to Paris wasn’t to include any of these things. But it does. Although Jean-Luc LeFèvre rescues her little girl from the Red Hand, the threat to her child continues. Zoey is grateful to Jean-Luc, but her need to help capture the abductors must override any desire she feels for the handsome agent with his own brand of justice…and danger. Jean-Luc is not pleased when Zoey, a crime scene photographer with just enough training to get them killed, is assigned to work with him in the French Counterterrorism Unit. Not only does she take too many risks, she drives him to distraction. As Zoey and Jean-Luc track the terrorists, their feelings for each other grow as fast as the danger. Jean-Luc is determined to protect Zoey and her daughter, but the sinister grasp of the Red Hand is strong and far-reaching. It will take more than love to keep them all safe.

 

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My thoughts:

Jean-Luc: Once is Never Enough by Vonnie Davis is an intriguing story. #2 in “Paris Intrigue”, while I feel some readers may wish to read #1 “Niko:Licensed to Kill”, before reading this, it’s not necessary to fully enjoy “Jean-Luc”. What a Romantic Suspense!

Zoey Morningstar, her child Taylor Ann, Jean-Luc LeFèvre, the Red Hand Terrorist group and the French Counterterrorism Unit, makes for some exciting and thrilling reading. Zoey and Jean-Luc’s chemistry is explosive and steamy.

Well written with well developed, realistic and engaging characters and a plot to literally die for, Vonnie Davis will certainly capture your heart in “Jean-Luc”. Definitely a heart thumping, action packed tale, set in Paris. With intrigue, danger, murder, terrorist, a kidnapping, suspense, passion and a race for time, readers will be awe stricken, as Ms. Davis writes a story that plays out like, a movie. I was glued to the pages from the beginning to end. This is one of those stories that lingers in one’s mind, long after the ending.
An unbelievable realistic story, that felt as if it was pulled straight out of todays headlines!

I love Vonnie Davis’ complex, compelling, intriguing and powerful stories. She is an expert with characterization, descriptions and her plots are simply mesmerizing.
You don’t wish to miss this action packed Romantic Suspense! I can’t wait to read the next book in the “Paris Intrigue”. An amazing story! The battle of the sexes helped carry “Jean-Luc” along. Well done,Vonnie Davis!!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR

THE LAIRD’S RECKONING by Jennifer Bray- Weber

The Laird's Reckoning (Romancing the Pirate, #6)The Laird’s Reckoning by Jennifer Bray-Weber

 

Genre: Historical/Pirate Romance

Series: Romancing the 6 Pirate, #6

Source: Personal buy

 

 

  • Publication date: May 30, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071F2444R
  • Length: 140 pages

 

 

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Product Description

Pirate or Laird…?

Birk Bane was born the second son, the unwanted son, the unneeded son. Crossed by family and falsely accused of a crime, he flees Scotland to the sea where he’s recruited by a pirate. Five years later, he’s captain of his own ship and embraces his new life, though an ache for the woman he left behind remains. When he receives word of his father’s death and his clan is floundering, Birk begrudgingly returns home. Little does he know there’s more he left behind than a title…much more.

Sheena MacRae helped Birk escape to safety years ago, always expecting he’d return. Time passes and she believes him to be dead. With her clan being terrorized and slaughtered, she accepts she is the only one who can stop the suffering by agreeing to marry Laird Gordon, the man behind the assaults. The man who is also poised to rule Birk’s clan. Despite the crushing need to hold Birk in her arms once more, his reappearance changes nothing. Sheena has too much to lose if she reneges the betrothal to Gordon. And while Birk’s intentions are to return to the sea after reclaiming his clan, she didn’t count on her pirate lover’s plan for revenge…

The longer he’s home, the more betrayal Birk uncovers. There will be a fiery battle ahead for Birk and his brethren. If he survives, how will he choose between the life he loves and the love of his life?

 

 

 

My thoughts:

The Laird’s Reckoning by Jennifer Bray-Weber is a beautifully written Pirate Romance set in 1730. “Romancing the Pirate” #6, but can be read as a stand alone.
A quick read, with a cast of characters that will take your breath away. They are believable, engaging and strong characters. I was glued to the pages from the first sentence to the last. I connected with these colorful characters. Just couldn’t stop turning pages. The plot is filled with heart-pounding action, adventure, danger and romance. There are a some humorous moments to me, mixed in with the excitement of pirate fighting, passionate kisses, betrayal and a masterfully written love story.
“The Laird’s Reckoning” in humble opinion is a must read. Great for an afternoon read at the beach, where you can hear the ocean and feel the breeze, and image pirates attacking your peaceful world, or, you could read it anywhere.

Jennifer Bray-Weber is a masterful storyteller who writes brilliantly and passionately. She knows how to bring her point across to her readers, without leaving out any of the story. She does not disappoint her readers.
I highly recommend this quick read.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

☆☆Now available☆☆HIGHLAND ROGUE by Dana D’Angelo

Highland Rogue (Scottish Strife Series Book 5)Highland Rogue by Dana D’Angelo

Genre: Historical romance/Medieval Scotland

Series: Scotland Strife, #5

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: June 4, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071JM9KBH
  • Length: 147 pages

 

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Product Description

Alisha MacTellnor has looked out for her younger brother ever since their parents passed away. She is successful in keeping him away from harm until one day a Highland mercenary wanders into town. He’s tall, dark and dangerous, and possesses all the reasons for them to stay away. Except her brother has become obsessed with joining the war effort, and the only person who might dissuade him is the lethal soldier of fortune.

As Alisha gets to know Donnell MacKelon, she sees that he’s a generous and honorable man — not a brutal, profit-driven warrior that she assumes all mercenaries are. He’s also kind to her sibling. Then just as her attraction toward the handsome Highlander blossoms, she discovers his hidden agenda. Was she right about him from the beginning? How can she possibly love a man who betrayed her trust and put her brother’s life in peril?

 

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My thoughts:

Highland Rogue by Dana D’Angelo is a magnificent Medieval Scottish Romance. While, #5 in her “Scottish Strife” series, it can be read as a stand alone. WOW, what a magnificent story !!

A quick, fast paced story of Alisha MacTellnor, and Donnell MacKelon. Alisha has been caring for her younger brother since their parents died, years ago, while he’s trying to be a man, she’s trying to keep him safe, now he wants to join the war effort and is determined to do so. Donnell, is a mercenary, handsome, loyal and looking for the man that killed his parents, years before, he’s so close to finding him. Donnell takes a liking to Alisha’s brother and shows him how to fight and defend himself. Despite all Alisha’s efforts her brother joins the war effort, this is where all her troubles start… Alisha and Donnell are drawn to each other. Their chemistry is electrifying. Would you stay with a band of mercenaries for love?

I loved this story!! I was glued to the pages from beginning to end. “Highland Rogue” is one of those stories that lingers long after the last page. It offers so much for readers of this genre, such as, fighting, courage, bravery, romance, engaging characters, vivid descriptions, and finding love amidst the turmoil of a war torn Scotland. The plot was well written, intriguing, and very captivating. While, only approximately 146 pages, Ms. D’Angelo manages to bring together a demanding, brilliantly written, magnificent story of trials, trust, opening one’s heart and finding that, one true love. Magnificent! !

Ms. D’Angelo is an exciting, amazing Medieval Romance, storyteller. The reader can tell she’s done her research, and uses that knowledge to write an amazing story. Highly recommended! If you enjoy Scottish romance, the turmoil of a war torn Scotland, the Highlands, brave, fiesty lasses, and strong, brawn highlanders, you don’t want to miss, “Highland Rogue”.
I look forward to reading more of Dana D’Angelo and her amazing stories.
Captivating, powerful, compelling, intriguing and totally amazing Medieval Scottish Romance!

 

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by:AprilR

 

 

THE HIGHLANDER’S CONQUEST by Eliza Knight….

The Highlander's Conquest (Stolen Bride, #2)The Highlander’s Conquest by Eliza Knight

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval England/Scotland)

Series: Stolen Bride series, #2

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: September 19, 2012
  • Publisher: Eliza Knight
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009DS3TWG

Length: 290 pages

 

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Product Description

BOOK TWO: The Stolen Bride Series

What is a Highlander to do when he falls for the daughter of his enemy?

Highland warrior, Blane Sutherland, has one mission: disguise himself as an Englishman, cross the border and retrieve Lady Aliah de Mowbray. Always up for a challenge, he agrees, pursuing his conquest with vigor—and trying to deny the powerful desire that eclipses him each time he touches his charge. A rogue of the highest order and a younger son, he has nothing to offer a lady but a broken heart.

And what is a lady to do when she cannot trust her heart?

Aliah is skeptical of the English noble who has come to take her to her father and sister in Scotland, but she pushes her doubts aside. Without word in months, she must make certain her family is safe, then she can return to England to join the convent to which she has sworn to pledge her life. But then her escort reveals his true self—he’s a Highlander and his kisses are more seductive than the sweetest of wines.

Surrender never tasted so sweet…

“An author with a natural gift for story telling…” ―Victoria Roberts, acclaimed author of Temptation in a Kilt
Check out the other books in this series:

BOOK ONE: The Highlander’s Reward
BOOK THREE: The Highlander’s Lady — coming soon!

 

 

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My thoughts: 

The Highlander’s Conquest (Stolen Bride #2) by Eliza Knight is a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance set in England and Scotland. While, #2, it can be read as a stand alone. If you’ve not had a chance to read “The Highlander’s Reward”, #1, I’d definitely suggest reading it as well, as this is the story of Blane Sutherland, younger brother to the Laird of Sutherland, who disguises himself as an Englishman to sale the Sutherland’s wool in England. So when it became necessary to retrieve his brother’s wife’s younger sister, of course, Blane was the man to cross the border and retrieve her, bring her to Scotland to reunite with her sister and father, who had been wounded. Lady Aliah de Mowbray, is feisty, doesn’t trust the barbarian Scots, beautiful, she’s been protected all her life, and plans to vow her life to the church, but when danger persists, she shows Blane she can handle a bow and arrow, just like her sister. Aliah and Blane are a wonderful couple, one who deserves their HEA, their pull toward each other kept me turning the pages, from the beginning to the end.

I thoroughly enjoyed “The Higlander’s Conquest”. Ms. Knight has done it again with her vivid details, her strong characters, and her engaging story. I strongly recommend “The Highlander’s Conquest”. What a great read by Eliza Knight!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

NOW AVAILABLE! ! THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE by Cathy MacRae….review

The Highlander's Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series

 

The Highlander’s Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy MacRae

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Medieval)

Series: Hardy  Heroines, #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

 

  • Publication date: May 22, 2017
  • Publisher: Short Dog Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0728HWJRY

 

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Product Description

Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.

Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.

Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.

 

 

My Thoughts:

 

The Highlander’s Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy MacRae is an awesome Medieval Romance. I was positively entranced and entralled! Can be read as a stand alone.

Calder MacGerry, is the laird of an impoverished clan, but he has decided, after his beloved fathet’s recent death, he would end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclair clans. He accepts Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans. Peace between the two clans is finally on the horizon.

Katja however, is not so sure. She trusts no man, and not many lasse. She been raised around a clan that treats her no respect. She has brothers, of course, who tries to protect her ftom her father’s harsh treatment. She is the best archer in her clans, though.

What starts out as a marriage of hope, soon turns to mistrust and someone in clan MacGerry is trying to run Katja away. She is accepted by her husband’s family with open arms and some others in the clan, however, acidents soon start happening to her. She is poisoned, nearly raped, and set upon by thuds, it’s a good thing she is a fiece lass who can protect herself. Calder is furious when he learns of the things that’s been happening to his new wife. Can love grow from mistrust and hapastance?

“The Highlander’s Viking Bride” is filled with intrigue, mistrust, danger, romance, betrayal and love. It seems when things happen to Katja her husband is not around he’s often trying to increase his clan’s strength, so he’s absent often, he leaves his bride with his brother for her protection.

This story has everything a romance reader could possibly wish to find in a great read. From complex and engaging characters to intriguing plots to a dangerous trek to the Shetlands to finding a true and absolute love and another family she hasn’t seen for many years, her mother’s Viking family. There is a wonderful cast of characters, I can’t wait to read more about their lives.
With mistrust, loneliness, much excitement, forgiveness, love and so much more, readers will be thrilled and excited to read Katja and Calder’s story. I fell in love with them from the very beginning. Fast paced, a definite page turner, with so much to offer readers. Cathy MacRae does not disappoint readers. I hope you will see what I’m talking about and pick up you’re copy.
A definite must read! An extraordinary Medieval Romance!!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild (with violence)
Reviewed by: AprilR

NOW AVAILABLE ~~ONLY A VISCOUNT WILL DO by Tamara Gill….review

Only a Viscount Will Do (To Marry a Rogue, #3)Only a Viscount Will Do by Tamara Gill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Only a Viscount Will Do (To Marry a Rogue) by Tamara Gill is entertaining and explosive. #3 in this exciting series, but can be read as a stand alone.

Lady Alice Worthingham, is sassy, unpredictable and never follows the rules of society. Callum Edwards, Viscount Arndel, is proud, charming and forced into the life of a highwayman, in order to protect his young daughter. There is much to recommend this story!
A mixture of danger, romance, adventure, mystery, suspense, a bit of humor and the chemistry between Alice and Callum is explosive.
I have truly enjoyed this series, but I believe Alice and Callum’s story is my favorite thus far.
The reader will find themselves entranced and enticed into a world where a charming Viscount meets a feisty young lady. But can they defeat the secrets and danger that is fixated to the Viscount? Can they’re love survive the turmoil and danger that surrounds them?
A must read Regency. Ms. Gill is a talented storyteller, who pulls the reader into her stories, grabs their hearts and won’t let go. I enjoy how she mixes chemistry, mystery, a touch of humor and an explosive romance.
A romance and mystery that explosive as well as entertaining. Another hit for Tamara Gill! Great job delivering another must read Regency Romance!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

TAMING A SAVAGE GENTLEMAN by Tammy Andresen….review

Taming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart SeriesTaming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart Series by Tammy Andresen

 

Genre: Historical romance * Regency)

Series: Taming the Heart, #5

 

  • Publication date: May 16, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XH3VT2P
  • Length: 116 pages

 

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Description

Tom Maddox would never marry. He’s the second son, the spare, and he prides himself on living his life without the confines of society.

Baroness Segrave needs a husband for society’s sake but she’d prefer he have no opinion at all. Which is why the Earl of Loudoun seems the ideal choice. With no fortune and a drinking habit, he should allow her to keep running her estate while living off the allowance she’d give him. But Loudoun proves to be both drunk and foolish. Suddenly a husband who is strong, capable, and appreciative of her gifts gains merit in her eyes. A man like Tom Maddox.

But how can she convince Tom that he should consider marriage and give up his carefree bachelorhood? Because no matter what anyone else believes, she’d rather the love of a gentleman than a lord.

Book 5 of 6 in Taming the Heart (6 Book Series)

 

 

Available for pre-order!!

My Thoughts:

Taming a Savage Gentleman: Taming the Heart Series by Tammy Andresen is an extremely exciting Regency Romance. Book 5 in the “Taming the Heart” series, but it can be read as a stand alone. Some of the characters appear from previous books, but the reader will not be lost reading this one.
An unconventional acquaintance leads to a a great deal of trouble for both the H/H in “Taming a Savage Gentleman”.

This is the story of Flora, Baroness Segrave, a witty, beautiful, smart and weathy young lady, who needs a husband or so society deems in order to keep her and her mother safe and Tom Maddox, a second son and spare who lives his life outside the confines of society, to his families unhappiness, they are hoping a marriage will settle him down. He has been asked to look after Flora and her mother on their voyage to Scotland, by his cousin, Barrett Maddox, the Duke of Manchester. Then there’s the Earl of Loudoun, who wishes to court and marry Flora, he’s deeply in debt, ignoring fool it would seem and a gambler, whose lost everything unless he finds a weathy wife, and quickly. He meets Flora’s needs perfectly or so it would appear. She wants a man who will allow her to manage her estates, her herself without any inference from her husband. But things change…..

Well written with well developed charatcers, the banter between Flora and Tom is perfect, to this reader, definitely carries the story along, nicely. The plot flows smoothly and without gaps. The mystery, suspense, sensual attractions, and sea adventure makes this story fast paced, well thought out and perfect for an afternoon adventure. I was glued to the pages of Tom and Flora’s story from the beginning to the end, definitely a most entertaining Regency read.

Once again Ms. Andresen met my expectations with her witty banter, her characters and her enticing and endearing plot. A wonderful story of romance, trouble, a bit of danger, finding love, and redemption. “Taming a Savage Gentleman” has something for everyone. A quick, enjoyable and most satisfying Regency.
I can’t wait to read the next adventure.
Tammy Andresen is another of my favorite Regency authors, she never disappoints me. I always look forward to her next inspiring story. Another great read by Tammy Andresen!!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

NEVER TRUST A SPY by Valerie Bowman….review

Never Trust a Pirate (Playful Brides, #7)Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

 

Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)

Series: Playful Brides #7

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: May 2, 2017
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M8G3HBN
  • Length: 321 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Product Description

The rules of engagement were never so scandalous. . .

A rumored pirate and the scurrilous black sheep of his well-to- do family, Cade Cavendish relishes his world of rebellion, deception, and seduction. Nothing and no one can hold him to be the duty-bound, honorable man he is expected to be. But when an unexpected run-in at his twin brother’s estate with a ravishing, raven-haired maid leads her to believe he’s actually a viscount, Cade’s renegade life is thrown wildly off-kilter. And even though a case of mistaken identity can be quickly set to rights, matters of the heart are quite different…

Miss Danielle LaCrosse is startled to learn that the handsome gentleman who radiates sin and has the devil in his eyes is not her employer the Viscount, but rather his infamous brother. A former heiress, orphaned and left penniless, Danielle has more than a few secrets of her own. Cade may be skilled at coaxing even the most hidden desires out of Danielle but can he earn her trust—and win her heart—as they embark on an adventure to confront a dangerous enemy from both of their pasts . . . and uncover the identity of the so-called Black Fox along the way?
Never Trust a Pirate is part of the Regency-set Playful Brides series by Valerie Bowman

Now available!!

MY THOUGHTS:

Never trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman is another exciting Regency Historical Romance in her “Playful Brides” series. While #7, it can be read as a stand alone. It does have re-appearing characters from previous books. This does not distract nor interfere in enjoying “Never Trust a Pirate”. Refreshing and intriguing story!

This is the story of Cade Cavendish and Miss Danielle LaCrosse. Cade is the “black sheep of the Cavendish family, with secrets. He is the twin brother to Rafe from a previous story. Danielle, is Rafe’s wife Daphne’s, lady’s maid. Ah, there is so much more to her than meets the eye. Is Cade the so called pirate “Black Fox”, a famous spy for the Crown? Afterall, he’s very good at deception, seduction, secretive and is very rebellious. Let’s not forget he’s devilishly handsome, with a devil may care care attitude. But lay all aside, he’s out for revenge, on the man who hurt his brother, Rafe. Ah, he’s also a spy. Danielle, is more than a French maid, she’s beautiful, sensual, and drives Cade mad with desire. It’s hard to decide which side she’s on at first, or rather who’s she working for, the Crown or the bad people. As she seems to be spying on Cade.
“Never Trust a Pirate” is not your everyday spy adventure. There are many twists and turns, surprises, witty banter, danger and adventure.
Let’s forget not, who is the “Black Fox”, I was totally shocked and surprised by who it was. Brilliant!!
I enjoyed the way Ms. Bowman mixed the spying with the interaction between the characters, and the true intend of the story. I enjoyed the witty banter between Cade and Danielle, their interaction was brilliantly written. They didn’t forget their responsibilities, for their own desires nor do they forget what their goals are, but intend to carry them through to the finish. They completed their mission, although, Cade and Danielle faced the ruthless French spy. Will one of them lose they life?

Brilliantly executed, with an easy to follow plot, that flowed smoothly and continously throughout the story. The characters were enduring, engaging and easily capture your heart. I personally was glued to this story from the first page forward. A very captivating, intriguing and suspensive story. Unique in many ways, not just a predictable spy story. The suspense and mystery with the romantic interest was enough to keep the reader intrigued throughout “Never Trust a Pirate”. A great read for fans of mystery, suspense, intruigue, romance, spies, and an overall splendid read. Very well done, Valerie Bowman !!! I can’t wait to read the next “Playful Brides” story.
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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