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Pre-order available ~~THE SCOUNDREL’S HONOR by Christi Caldwell.

The Scoundrel's Honor (Sinful Brides, #2)The Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell

Genre: Historical Romance  (Regency)

Series: Sinful Brides #2

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: February 14, 2017
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
  • Language: English
  • Length: 354 pages


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Product Description

London, 1822.

Thanks to her older siblings, Lady Penelope Tidemore is no stranger to scandal. In order for her to make a good match, her secret longings for intrigue and romance must be quelled. Yet it is through terrible mischance that Penelope is caught in a compromising position—however innocent—with the darkly enigmatic viscount Ryker Black.

Mr. Black is no gentleman. Raised from the streets and proprietor of the most notorious gaming hell in London, Black lives in a world filled with debauchery and danger. Taking a Society wife from the very ton he despises is not part of his plan, even if the innocent Penelope turns his blood hot with desire.

But Penelope isn’t afraid of Mr. Black, and she soon discovers that his reputation as a scoundrel may be designed to hide a surprising vulnerability. As this unlikely husband and wife grow closer, they learn that what started as chance could end up sealing their fates.




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The Scoundrel’s Honor by Christi Caldwell is another example of writing from the heart. Set in 1822 London. While, Book 2 in her mesmerizing series, “Sinful Brides”, it can easily be read as a stand alone. See, “The Rogue’s Wager”. If you have read Ms. Caldwell’s intriguing stories before, you will probably remember Lady Penelope Tidemore and Ryker Black, as appearing characters.

Lady Penelope Tidemore is in no way a stranger to scandal. Her older siblings caused such a scandal, her family’s good name was mudged. She longs for adventure, romance and passion for herself, as well. The enigmatic but darkly Viscount Ryker Black, is a very dangerous man, he owns a gambling hell and does not enjoy, in fact, he despises the nick picking society, he was raised from the streets of London, afterall. He lives in a world filled with danger and debauchery. Therefore, does not desire a society miss to marry, until he meets the enchanting Lady Penelope who makes him burn with desire. When, Penelope is caught in a compromising postion, due to no fault of her own, will Ryker take responsibility and marry Penelope? Even through she is his sister’s new friend, will he leave Penelope to face the gossip, whispers and innuendoes alone? Can Ryker and Penelope find their HEA as danger lurks?

Fast paced, emotionally charged, intriguing, suspenseful, with mystery, and adventure. Christi Caldwell has a way with her stories that draws readers in and holds them spellbound throughout. I love her details to a story, her charactizations in my opinion are right on, the detail to the era is enlightened and the reader can tell she researches her topics to give the reader a more realistic view of the era, characters, their challenges and the storyline. The depth of her stories are heart stirring, powerful, as well as, captivating and seductively intriguing. Please, don’t get me wrong she in no way writes explicit scenes nor scenes that may embarrass the reader in anyway. Or to me, at least. Readers will find a read where ladies were treated as property and gentlemen their owners. But will Ryker be able to protect his cherished, and enchanting Penelope from the dangers his choice of living may cause? And society gossip?

Fans of Regency Romance, Historical Romance with complications, challenges, a bit of violence, ton scandal, intrigue and passionate characters, “The Scoundrel’s Honor” is a perfect read for you to start reading.

Ms. Caldwell is one of my favorite Regency Romance authors. She is such a dedicated author to her readers, her fans, and family, she simply is a powerful and compelling author of Regency Romance. “The Scoundrel’s Honor” is a not to miss Regency, it will capture your heart and hold you in awe! Well done again, Cthristi Caldwell!
Simply compelling and powerful!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR



His Highland HeartHis Highland Heart by Willa Blair

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval Scottish)

Series: His Highland Heart, #1

Source: I received a complimentary copy.


  • Publication date: February 1, 2017
  • Publisher: Willa Blair
  • Language: English
  • Length: 352 pages


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Product Description

Shipwrecked in enemy territory, Euan Brodie fears the rest of his crew are at the bottom of the Moray Firth. While he searches for his crew, the youngest barely fifteen years old, he must evade Clan Ross warriors. Yet when he sees a lass about to drown in the incoming tide, he risks capture to save her.

Along with two other Munro lasses, Muireall Munro was taken by Clan Ross raiders nearly a month ago. She’s yet to be claimed as a Ross bride. Still, after two failed escape attempts, her hope is waning of ever seeing her home and the younger brother she was raising. But the stranger who pulls her from the surf will change her life forever.

If Muireall reveals who she really is, the delicious man who just saved her life will want nothing further to do with her—yet she needs him if she is ever to escape her Ross captors. If Euan reveals who he really is to the woman he saved, he risks not only his life, but his clan. Left with no choice, can they save each other while they fall in love?



His Highland Heart by Willa Blair is a heart pounding and captivating Scottish Medieval Romance. “HIS HIGHLAND HEART” series is Book 1 in what definitely promises to be a magnificent series. Oh what a beginning!

This is the story of Euan Brodie and Muireall Munroe.

Shipwrecked in enemy territory, Euan fears the rest of his crew are lost at the bottom of the Moray Firth. He knows he must escape from the Ross Clan before he becomes a captive. Three Munro lasses, Muireall Munro, Ella Munro, and another of their friends, are taken from their home, by Ross raiders nearly a month ago. Two of the lasses have already been claimed by the Ross raiders as brides. However, not Muireall, she is determined to escape thier nightmare. Enter Euan, who will risk capture to save the fascinating and enchanting, Muireall, from the rising surf. Together, they embark on a mission to escape the hellish nightmare, that’s happening in the Ross terriory. But, will they be able to resist their fierce attraction to each other? Will Euan still adore Muireall when her secret finally comes to light?

Well written story, with captivating characters and an intriguing storyline. Emotionally charged, with a wide range of emotions for the reader. I cried, was filled with angst for Euan,Muireall, and the others, but in the end some will find their happiness. Will the villains finally get what they deserve?

Once again, Ms. Blair has written a powerful Scottish Romance, with many twists and turns, secrets, the danger is palpable, the romance exciting with an unexpected but welcomed outcome. Ms. Blair never disappoints me. She is another of my favorite Scottish Historical Romance authors. I can’t wait to read more from this mesmerizing and compelling series, Ella and, which promises to be yet another high octane story. Callum is Euan’s best friend, and one of the crew members to survive, on that fated voyage. Ella is Muireall’s best friend and wishes to escape her ordeal from the Clan Ross. What amazingcharacters! Can’t wait to read their story!

Whew! “His Highland Heart” is definitely a keeper and a treasure! One I feel will be re-read again! Definitely a not to miss Scottish Historical Romance! Highly recommended!
Fans or Scottish Romance, Medieval Romance, uniquely written stories, and the power of friendships and finding a HEA, will definitely enjoy this masterfully written story. I know certainly did and am still reeling from the Muireall and Euan’s story.
I received a complimentary copy.


Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR



The Prisoner of Silverwood Castle (Darke of Night, #2)The Prisoner of Silverwood Castle by Marie Treanor


Genre: Paranormal Historical Romance (Regency )

Series: Darke of Night #2

Source: Received for an honest review. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions. 

  • Publication date: August 16, 2016
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Language: English
  • Length: 196

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Dead men don’t tell tales. They wail them from the top of the tallest tower.

Darke of Night, Book 2

Lady Guinevere (Guin) Harvey would much rather be writing gothic tales of intrigue and adventure than dancing attendance on her sister, the newly married Duchess of Silberwald. Until they arrive at Silberwald Castle, a place of enchanting perfection—and gothic shadows.

Ghostly groans and clanking chains lead Guin through ancient, misshapen passages to one of the castle’s many mysteries: a cell where the odd but charming Kasimir is kept chained like an animal. He could be a figment of her vivid dreams, the ghost of a dead, mad prince, or just a political prisoner no one wants to talk about.

Desperate to discover what beast is howling such soul-chilling cries, Guin summons the medium Barbara Darke. But by the time Barbara arrives, Guin can no longer distinguish dream from reality, friend from enemy. Even with all Barbara’s unique talents, they have to face new dangers before they finally discover the terrifying truth of Silberwald Castle.

Warning: Gives new meaning to falling madly in love…

My Thoughts:

The Prisoner of Silverwood Castle (Darke of Night, Book 2) by Marie Treanor is an interesting Paranormal Historical Romance set against the backdrop of Silberwald Castle. Can be read as a stand alone, with re-appearing characters from “Death of Treanor Hall”.

“Dead men don’t tell tales. They wail them from the top of the tallest tower.”

Lady Guinevere (Guin) Harvey is the sister, of the newly married Duchess of Silberwald. A Gothic writer, and playing attendence on her sister at Silberwald Castle. Which, is magnificent, intriguing, with ghostly shadows, secrets, clanging chains, and moaning sounds.

Guin asks, medium Barbara Darke, for her skills in distinguishing ghosts, fiction from reality, friend from foe and learning the truth of Silberwald Castle and all within.

Guin finds, Kasimir,who is charming, if a bit odd, kept chained like an animal in the dungeon of the Castle is he real, a ghost, a political prisoner, a mad prince, or a figment of Guin’s imagination? Why is he chained, or is it just a vivid dream?

Will Guin and Barbara find the truth of Silberwald Castle, before it’s too late?

Steady paced, well written with well-developed characters, diversity, intrigue, adventure, and secrets. Yes, and ghosts, unanswered questions, and dangerous adventure.

Readers will get lost in this tale of ghostly intrigue, passion and finding a HEA. What a unique but mesmerizing tale! Well worth the time to read. I look forward to see, what’s next in this intricately woven, and highly intriguing tale.
Received for an honest review. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 4
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR




Genre: Romantic Suspense

Series: Broslin Creek #4

Source: Received for an honest review from the author.

  • Series: Broslin Creek
  • Paperback: 234 pages
  • Publisher: Dana Marton (January 4, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940627036
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940627038


A brand new fast-paced suspense from New York Times Bestselling Author Dana Marton. —

Deathblow begins at Mach 2 with a heart-stopping plunge off a bridge while the hero is handcuffed in the back of a police cruiser. Then, it gets complicated. Joe and Wendy are a “movie of the week” couple – a football hero turned small town cop, and a single mom – tossed together with a lot of sex appeal and charisma. Dana Marton takes these basic components for a happy-ever-after and turns the story on its head. Hiding out in Broslin, PA was working pretty well for Wendy Belle until Cop Casanova took her under his protection. While Joe is trying to find and corral Wendy’s wild-cannon, abusive ex-boyfriend, he’s also working undercover to expose a dirty cop. And he’s hunting the murderer of an old friend. Not only are these three threads intertwined, each one leads to other mysteries that also weave in and out of the main stories. Deathblow, the latest entry in Dana Marton’s Broslin Series, is impressive twice over – the mystery/suspense is marvelously complex while the romance is funny, endearing, and rich.

Reviews: “I have a real love for stories that have good balance when it comes to romance, suspence and a heat factor. Dana Marton’s books provide that balance. A tight, potent, stirring tale of false impressions.” Margreet/Ripe for Readers “From the first page till the end I was on the edge of my seat.” Kim Ristoff “Watching Marton unbraid the various threads to expose the bad guys leaves me stunned at her ability as a writer. Deathblow reminds me of Linda Howard’s books.” Diane Flindt, bookseller

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DEATHBLOW by Dana Marton is another heart-pumping Romantic Suspense.  #4 in the “Broslin Creek” series, but can be read as a stand alone. Action packed from beginning to end. A must read for any Romantic Suspense fan.

Meet, Joe Kessler, Broslin’s hometown hero and Sexy police Officer and Wendy Belle, super model hiding out in Broslin Creek, PA. Together,they make an awesome couple.

With a dirty cop, an abusive ex-boyfriend, danger, suspense and mystery, you can’t go wrong. Oh, did I forget to mention passion! Well let me tell you, there is nothing wrong with the way Ms. Marton has written a story with just the right amount of mystery, romance, passion and suspense. Heart stopping action and danger! Romantic Suspense fans are sure to enjoy “Deathblow”. Ms. Marton writes with passion and true grit with her engaging and believable characters and her intriguing storyline. You can’t go wrong with “Deathblow”. Not just another hit for this amazing author but another grand slam.

A must read Romantic Suspense with romance, love and adventure!

I would highly recommend! Received for an honest review from the author and/or publisher.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book  Addiction and More

INVITATION TO SCANDAL by Bronwen Evans,….review



Genre: Historical Romance

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Invitation To Scandal
Author: Bronwen Evans
On Sale Date: April 24, 2012
Imprint : Brava
Format : Trade Paperback

*From the publisher’s website*

Catch Me If You Can

Plagued by scandalous rumors, Rheda Kerrich will stop at nothing to restore her reputation and make an honest living for herself—and she’s determined to do it without a husband. But times are hard, and smuggling is a risky though profitable trade. So when a dashing agent for the English government catches her in the act, she desperately resists his charms and conceals her illicit profession. Until she realizes he may be the key to her ultimate freedom—and unbridled passion…

Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore, has never had trouble beguiling the ladies of Kent. When his search for “Dark Shadow,” a cunningly elusive smuggler, leads him to alluring and headstrong Rhe, her objections to his amorous advances merely incite a tantalizing game of cat and mouse. Soon, they’ll find the very secrets driving them apart could ensnare them in a love they can’t escape…

“Passion, adventure, secrets and danger will keep you turning the pages.” —Anna Campbell

“A darkly sensual tale of intrigue, romance, and unexpected twists.” —Lorraine Heath


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INVITATION TO SCANDAL  by Bronwen Evans is another intriguing historical romance by this author. See,”Invitation to Ruin” for another great read by this author. Written with vivid descriptions and engaging characters.”Invitation to Scandal” is full of intrigue,passion,danger,secrets,smuggling,adventure,romance, love with a few twists and turns. Rufus Knight, Viscount Strathmore,is on a search for the exclusive but daring “Dark Shadow” and a game of cat and mouse. Rheda Kerrich,with scandal abound must do what she must to save her family’s reputation and keep their coffers full,so must play a game of cat and mouse. With danger on every road,not only from the government but from the sexy,handsome Rufus,Rheda must keep one step ahead of the game of seduction and being caught. “Invitation to Scandal” has everything a historical readers could want with a devastatingly arrogant hero and a feisty, determined heroine.  Oh, did I mention passion and desire once won can be dangerous to two parties. A must read! Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at  the author’s website,Brava, Kensington Publishing Corp and My Book  Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book  Addiction and More/My Book  Addiction Reviews

TRAUMA PLAN:GRACE MEDICAL by Candace Calvert…review…



Genre: Inspirational Romance/Medical Drama/Suspense

Series: Grace Medical

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Paperback:416 pages

Publisher:Tyndale House Publishers (April 19, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-1414361116

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: April 19, 2012 | Series: Grace Medical
Sidelined by injuries from a vicious assault, chaplain Riley Hale is determined to return to her former duties as an ER nurse. But how can she show she’s competent when the hospital won’t let her attempt even simple tasks? Determined to prove herself, Riley volunteers at a controversial urban free clinic despite her fears about the maverick doctor in charge.
Dr. Jack Travis defends his clinic like he’s commander of the Alamo. He’ll fight the community’s efforts to shut its doors, even if he must use Riley Hale’s influential family name to make it happen.
As Riley strives to regain her skills, Jack finds that she shares his compassion—and stirs his lonely heart. Riley senses that beneath Jack’s rough exterior is a man she can believe in. But when clinic protests escalate and questions surface about his past, Jack goes into battle mode and Riley wonders if it’s dangerous to trust him with her heart.
TRAUMA PLAN:GRACE MEDICAL by Candace Calvert is a heart stopping inspirational romance/suspense/medical drama. I liked all the characters,especially,Riley Hale,an ER nurse who had been viciously assaulted and Jack Travis,a Dr. of a small clinic. I liked the romance between the two of them. Riley was always willing to volunteer in the clinic. She loved people.With dangers lurking,protests escalating and with her budding romance with Dr. Jack Travis ,Riley wonders if she should trust her heart with Jack. A good book! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
REVIEWED BY: DorothyA, My Book Addiction and More

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