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Taming a Rogue Earl (Taming the Heart, #6)Taming a Rogue Earl by Tammy Andresen


Genre: Victorian Romance

Series: Taming the Heart, #6

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: August 1, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072L8C7BB
  • Length: 163 pages



Description (Brought to you by Amazon)

Lord Lucius Loudoun is capable of success in only two endeavors… work and women. Bedding them, anyway. He’s given up trying to accomplish anymore. So why is he even tempted by an innocent like Miss May Stanley?

May has loved Loudoun since she was a child, but he looks straight through her, still treating her like she’s a girl of thirteen instead of a woman of twenty. How will she ever convince him to give her a chance?

As the two tangle, attraction ignites, but can that spark become a flame?


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My thoughts:

TAMING A ROGUE EARL by Tammy Andresen is a compelling but heart-wretching story of a young lady and a past alcoholic who became friends in the previous book. While, book 6 it can be read as a stand alone, I’d suggest reading the previous book first, for a bit of back story of May and Lucius. But not necessary to enjoy this book.

This is the story of May Stanley, a 20 year old lady and Lord Lucius Loudoun, an alcoholic, who is now a shrewd businessman. This story takes place in America, in 1866. May has returned to America with one of her guardians, the Duke of Manchester, who is a friend of Lycius and he works with him in the shipping business. The Duke of Manchester has always believed in Lucius. May is seeking a husband, one who will stay in America. ….so begins her struggle to gain Lucius’ heart.
A story of an alcoholic, who has changed his life, to a better one, and a naive, impressable young lady. Lucius tried to stay away from May, but she’ll have none of that. Lucius believes himself unlovable. May is out to prove him wrong.

Fast paced, quick read, approximately 162 pages, but very heart-wretching, with well-developed and engaging characters with a few unsavory characters, as well, although May is a bit naive. The plot was interesting with elements of mystery, drama, a bit of action, a bit of suspense, lots of romance and passion. Ms. Andresen manages to weave a bit of humor throughout this story.
Ms. Andresen never disappoints her readers, but she manages to write topics readers can relate to, about people who feel realistic and are believable. I enjoyed Lucius and May’s story. It had to be a difficult story to write, so, many strong feelings, in writing a story of an alcoholic and a young lady. I have a bit of a soft spot for alcoholics, their struggles, their circumstances and their will to overcome. My hat goes off to Tammy Andresen for writing a suburb story! Strongly recommended.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR


HIGHLAND TROTH by Willa Blair…a review



Genre: Scottish Historical Romance

Series: Highland Treasures #3

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher


  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1628306548
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (December 3, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00P80X79I


Book Description (Courtesy of Amazon)

December 3, 2014
Years ago, after tragedy struck Jamie Lathan’s family, fosterling Caitrin Fletcher was sent home, out of danger. Heartbroken, young Jamie never expected to see her again. He certainly never imagined he’d be called upon to escort her to be betrothed to another man.

But now, as their attraction reignites during the trip, Jamie’s longing for Caitrin deepens, and he despairs to lose her again. The secret he hides, however, may prevent any chance for a future with her. Can Jamie find a way to claim her himself without starting a war involving three clans?

Caitrin is torn between her duty to make the marriage her father wants and her feelings for Jamie, the lad she’s loved for years. When she meets the man her father has chosen, her secret Highland talent tells her he cannot be trusted. Can she refuse the powerful lord without revealing how she knows he’s lying…about nearly everything?

HIGHLAND TROTH by Willa Blair is an exciting fast paced Scottish Historical Romance with some Paranormal elements. #3 in the “Highland Talents” series, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Highland Seer”, “Highland Healer” and “Highland Gift” (1.5)novella.  Set in against a 1502 Scotland backdrop.
Fast paced, adventure filled Scottish romance. Be ready to be swept away into the Scottish Highlands. Filled with danger, romance, secrets, intrigue, suspense, betrayal and passion.
This is Jamie Lathan and Caitrin Fletcher’s story. Caitrin’s secret talent is she can feel someone’s feelings. Together, Jamie and Caitrin find not only Caitrin’s intended isn’t want he is supposed to be, but he is a danger to not only his intended but to her clan and Jamie’s clan as well.
I loved the way Jamie is determined to protect Caitrin at all cost, including causing a war between clans. Caitrin, finds she has more courage than she first thought. Will Jamie and Caitrin find their happy ever after? You MUST read this beautifully written tale of intrigue, passion and romance. Ms. Blair is a wonderful storyteller who weave a bit of paranormal with realistic romance. She holds her readers in awe, as they seat on the edge of their seats reading. Well written with passion, emotion and character. Well done, indeed! I love this series, and can’t wait to read the next Willa Blair story. Highly recommend this Scottish Historical Romance!
*Received for an honest review from the publisher*
Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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