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THE STABLEMASTER’S DAUGHTER by Barbara Devlin

The Stablemaster's Daughter (Regency Rendezvous Book 10)The Stablemaster’s Daughter by Barbara Devlin

 

Genre: Regency Romance

Series: Regency Rendezvous #10

Source: Personal buy

 

  • Publication date: July 30, 2017
  • Publisher: Scarsdale Publishing, Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073XB33YQ
  • Length: 144 pages

Description  (Courtsey of Amazon)

A Regency Rendezvous Romance

In the game of hearts, love knows no social boundaries.

Eight years after she was sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Kent, Henrietta Katherine Graham, the daughter of the stablemaster for the Marquess of Ravenwood, returns to Garring Manor, older, wiser, and more beautiful than ever. Harboring an attachment for the second son, she looks forward to a sweet reunion and is thrilled when her beau resumes their relationship, without hesitation, and proposes marriage, but her father opposes the match, due to what he refers to as her low birth. Will Henrietta defy her father and societal dictates to follow her heart?

Lord Ernest Cornelius Frederick Howe values society’s good opinion, but he is shunned after a failed attempt to seize the marquessate in his brother’s absence. When he retires to the family estate, he is shocked to find his childhood sweetheart in residence, and nothing can stop him from renewing their acquaintance. Determined to win his ladylove, he devises a scheme to redefine Henrietta as something she is not, to protect his future wife and satisfy the whims of the ton, but he risks losing his bride, in the process. Will Ernest flout society to claim the woman he loves?

The Regency Rendezvous Romances,  for your convenience:

 

The Devil of Montlaine
The Blue Drawing Room
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
The Elusive Lady Winston
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Enigma of a Spy
A Rake Like No Other

 

 

Available now! Pick up your copy today!

 

 

My thoughts:

The Stablemaster’s Daughter (Regency Rendezvous Book 10) by Barbara Devin is a delightful love story that transcends social classes, a stablemaster’s daughter and the second son of the
Marquess of Ravenwood. It can be read as a stand alone.
This is the journey of Henrietta Katherine Graham and Lord Ernest Cornelius Frederick Howe. And what a journey to fulfill their childhood love as just mere children, an eight separation and a happy reunion. While you can’t call this story a second chance story, it really is, their love went from a childhood love to an adult love. Fantastic!

A quick read to me, with endearing and engaging cast of characters. I did not feel I missed anything nor did it feel rushed. I enjoyed the plot, which seemed effortlessly written, was very interesting and steady paced. Henrietta and Ernest’s story will definitely capture your heart. With the help of family and friends they are determined to prove that a stablemaster’s daughter and a Lord can make a powerful and compelling couple.

Ms. Devlin writes a story of romance, love, devotion, secrets, abuse by a parent, passion, healing, and is infused with acceptance from the ton and finding a HEA that will certainly have you holding your breath, as Henrietta and Ernest find their place in society. I absolutely loved “The Stablemaster’s Daughter” story. A page turner, that came full circle!

“The Regency Rendezvous” series is proving to be a fantastic series. Well done, Ms. Devlin!

Regency Rendezvous series:

The Devil of Montlaine
The Blue Drawing Room
The Archaeologist’s Daughter
Ice and Embers
The Elusive Lady Winston
Wreck and Ruin
The Earl’s Encounter
P.S. I Loathe You
Romancing the Rogue
The Enigma of a Spy
A Rake Like No Other

 

Rating: 4.5
Heat raring: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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FOREVER AND BEYOND by B. J. SCOTT

Forever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire - Time Travel RomanceForever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire – Time Travel Romance by B.J. Scott

Genre: Time Travel

Series: Highland Hearts Afire

Source: Personal buy.

  • Publication date: May 23, 2017
  • Publisher: Duncurra LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06Y4P3JCQ
  • Length: 370 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Katherine MacDonald trades her luxury Manhattan apartment, high paying job, and abusive fiancé for what she believes is a rundown estate, deep in the Scottish Highlands, unaware that her future, and perhaps her very life, depends on secrets deeply rooted in the past.

When she discovers a ring with a sentimental inscription and a journal written by one of her ancestors within the ancient croft, she suddenly finds herself in fourteenth century Scotland where she comes face to face with Ayden MacAndrews, a braw Highlander who has haunted her dreams since she was a child.

Will Katherine and Ayden be able to right an ancient wrong? Will their love stand the test of time?

 

Pick up your copy today!

 

My thoughts:

Forever and Beyond: Highland Hearts Afire – Time Travel Romance by B. J. Scott is a stimulating read, one which takes the reader on a journey of love, drama, supense, adventure and destiny.

This is Katherine (Catriona) MacDonald and Ayden MacAndrews’ journey. Filled with fourteen century old secrets, the reader will be intrigued and captivated with “Forever and Beyond”, I certainly was. I couldn’t stop turning the pages, to learn all their secrets. Ayden has been invading Katherine’s dreams since she was a child, now he has finally appeared in person. Can a love that is true, truly transcend thru centuries? I believe so.

Ms. Scott, has written a story that is believable, were a ancient curse, changes the course of a couple’s life.

Not just a Time Travel story, but so much more with a few surprises and twists and turns, there is also things, as a reader I did not expect. Teriffic Time Travel!

The characters were believable, the plot well written, the vivid descriptions were breathtaking and most of all, the romance was true and full of possibilities. The chemistry between Ayden and Catriona lasted thru the centuries and beyond. A forever kind of love.

I was impressed and intrigued with “Forever and Beyond”. I look forward to reading more stories by B. J. Scott. I hope you will give this story a try, it is a fantastic read. Enthralling, captivating and terrific! A must read, especially, for Time Travel fans, fans of love that transcends and captures the readers attention, immediately and forever. What a wonderful read from B. J. Scott!

Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: AprilR

CUPID CURES by Sylvia McDaniel

Cupid Cures: Small Town Western Contemporary (Return to Cupid, Texas Book 5)Cupid Cures: Small Town Western Contemporary by Sylvia McDaniel

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Small Town Western)

Series: Return to Cupid, Texas, #5

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

  • Publication date: May 25, 2017
  • Publisher: Virtual Bookseller, LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B071R11D8K
  • Length: 139 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Description

Can Cupid Cure Not Only a Disease, But a Heart as Well?

Kyle Lawrence must fulfill a bet by dancing naked around the Cupid statue at midnight. Only he doesn’t believe in the superstition of finding true love, and at this moment, he doesn’t have time for forever after. A beautiful investigator from the USDA has arrived to warn of a possible cattle epidemic.

Life has not been easy for Dr. Tempest Tangier. A no nonsense veterinarian, who arrives in Cupid to investigate the possibility of a deadly cattle disease and end the infectious spread. But when she shows up at the Lawrence clinic, only to see a naked man breaking in, she quickly realizes the town holds more secrets than her past.

Can a rigid doctor with a famous past and a veterinarian with a gentle heart determined to save the cattle and the livelihood of his neighbors work together and in the process rescue each other?

Return to Cupid, Texas Series
Cupid Stupid
Cupid Scores
Cupid’s Dance
Cupid Help Me
Cupid Cures
Cupid’s Heart

 

Available for pre-order!!

My thoughts:

Cupid Cures by Sylvia McDaniel is a great small town romance. #5 of the highly anticipated “Return to Cupid, Texas” series. While, #5 it can be read as a stand alone. However, to thoroughly enjoy this series from the beginning, might I suggest reading all of this delightful and entertaining series.

This is the story of Kyle Lawrence, the local veterinarian with a gentle heart and Dr. Tempest Tangier, a USDA investigator, with a famous past. Plus the superstition of dancing naked at midnight around the Cupid statue brings true love. Superstition or truth? You decide!

A delightful tale that is heartwarming as well as entertaining. I think this one is one of my favorites of this series.

Tempest and Kyle most find a cure for
a possible cattle epidemic before it’s too late for the neighbors of Cupid, Texas. Sparks fly in more ways than one between Kyle and Tempest.

This series has been such a fun but serious series. Full of surprises, twists and turns, plus a sweet and heartwarming love. The characters are engaging, believable and realistic. The storyline is once again, entertaining and interesting. I enjoyed how Kyle and Tempest worked together to find a cure for not only the cattle but for their hearts, as well. Can they rescue themselves as well as the cattle, and their neighbors livelihood?

A quick read, packed full of emotion. Another lazy and relaxing afternoon read. A great read by Sylvia McDaniel! I absolutely love this series.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

“Return to Cupid, Texas Series
Cupid Stupid
Cupid Scores
Cupid’s Dance
Cupid Help Me
Cupid Cures
Cupid’s Heart”

Reunited with the P.I. by Anna J. Stewart…..a review

Reunited with the P.I. (Honor Bound #2)Reunited with the P.I. by Anna J. Stewart

publication: May 9th 2017 by Harlequin Romantic Suspense
ISBN: 0373402120 (ISBN13: 9780373402120)

 

 

Summary from Goodreads:

In this Honor Bound romance, a perilous change of heart looms for two former lovers…

Exactly why should P.I. Vince Sutton take his ex-wife’s case? Because she, assistant district attorney Simone Armstrong, put his brother in jail? Because the ambitious spitfire still drives him crazy? No, he’ll take it because -The Avenging Angel- makes him a deal he can’t refuse. Sparks fly when Vince works all-too-closely with Simone to locate her missing key witness…but in the process, they are drawn into a cold case. As much as he tries, Vince can’t deny that he’s never gotten over beautiful Simone, but can he admit his feelings to her–and himself? And can he save her from the danger that’s heading their way?

My Thoughts

Wow. That’s my first thought after reading REUNITED WITH THE P.I. This is part of the Honor Bound series and follows MORE THAN A LAWMAN. However you do not have to read MORE THAN A LAWMAN to follow Reunited with the P.I. I will say that I think there are things within this story that will draw you to read the first book and to continue reading this series, there’s more going on than just a romance! Fans of Harlequin’s Romantic Suspense line know these are great suspenseful books, but REUNITED WITH THE P.I. also has a lot of emotional pull. The characters are well written and realistic. The story pulls you in from page one and doesn’t let go, even after the last page is turned. I’ve been thinking about this story for days. I want more honestly. I want to see these characters again. I can’t wait for Simone’s friend Allie to get her own story. And now I want to read MORE THAN A LAWMAN. There is a mystery written within REUNITED WITH THE P.I. that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This series, Honor Bound, does have a connected story-line that unites the characters and stories. One that will have you eager to read all the stories and ready for the next story to arrive. Highly recommend Anna J. Stewart’s REUNITED WITH THE P.I. to anyone seeking a great romance with a suspenseful story and characters that leave you feeling as if you know them. This was one of those perfect reads that had it all and left you wanting more. Now if only Ms. Stewart would write faster so I can get my hands on the next story I’d be good. A perfect Keeper Shelf story!

Rating: 5

Heat Rating: Mild
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A TURN IN TIME by Jennae Vale. …review

A Turn In Time (Thistle & Hive, #5)A Turn In Time by Jennae Vale

 

Genre: Time Travel

Series: Thistle & Hive #5

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: November 22, 2016
  • Publisher: Jennae Vale
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MDPG0L8

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

Summoned by his father to return home immediately, Dougall MacRae knows he cannot leave without his beloved Helene. He asks her to marry him and accompany him back to Castle Treun unaware that his father has plans for him to wed another in an attempt to strengthen clan alliances. He can keep Helene as a mistress, but not as his wife.

Helene has lived her whole life at Breaghacraig and has left it all behind to marry Dougall. She refuses, however, to remain at Castle Treun as his mistress. Fleeing in the dark of night with no idea how to return to Breaghacraig, Helene stumbles upon a beautiful stone bridge. Devastated and alone she contemplates life without Dougall. As she pleads aloud for someone to help her, she is engulfed in a thick fog and when it clears she finds herself in the year 2016 in San Francisco, California, where Dougall’s betrayal has led her into the arms of the kind, handsome stranger who saves her in her hour of need.

MY THOUGHTS 

A Turn in Time by Jennae Vale is a unique Time Travel set in Scotland and 2016 San Francisco, California. Book 5 of 5 in “The Thistle & Hive Series” (5 Book Series), but can be read as a stand alone.
Dougall MacRae and Helene’s story is heart breaking, with engaging characters, and a wonderful storyline.
A quick, well written story! With heart break, a touch of humor, friendships, a mysterious, a magical bridge, passion, deciding what is truly important in life and finding a HEA, through all obstacles. Can joy turn to misery, turn to an everlasting love or a lifetime of heart break? I enjoyed reading about Helene and Dougall’s story, their determination to be together and the misunderstandings that follows.
Ms. Vale is a wonderful storyteller who brings her characters and story to life on the pages of a great book. A must read for fans of Time Travel, Historical Romance mixed with twists and turns.
I would recommend this read!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

CONQUERING WILLIAM by Sarah Hegger. ..review 

Conquering William (Sir Arthur's Legacy,  #3)Conquering William by Sarah Hegger

Website: http://sarahhegger.com/

Twitter: @SarahHegger

 

Genre: Historical Romance  (Medieval /England )

Series: Sir Arthur’s Legacy #3

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

  • Publication date: August 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0190HGX9A

(Courtesy of Amazon)

“Sarah Hegger has a gift for storytelling that is not to be missed. She’s a personal favorite of mine.” —Kathryn Le Veque, USA Today bestselling author

A practical marriage…

He married for convenience, but William of Anglesea had hoped for more than piety from his new bride. Raised in a convent and thrice widowed, prim Lady Alice of Tarnwych seems like an innocent when it comes to the marriage bed—except for the tentative passion he senses in her touch, and sees in her eyes. It seems the bold knight has a new challenge in alluring Alice. But will seducing his intriguing wife lead to his downfall?

An inconvenient desire…

Everything about charming, free-spirited William defies the cloistered world Lady Alice comes from. Duty brings her to their bed—and a long-held hope for a child. Yet after three indifferent husbands, the desire William shows her awakens her own. Little did Alice expect the powerful feelings he would inspire, emotions that make her ready to abandon her rigid beliefs, and the only family she’s ever known—when William’s life is on the line…




My Thoughts: 

Conquering William by Sarah Hegger is a mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance. Set with the English borderland as a background. Book 3 in the “Sir Arthur’s Legacy”, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Sweet Bea”, and “My Lady Faye”.

Sir William of Anglesea, a Knight, free-spirited, sexy, steadfast, loyal, has a large, loving family just married for convenience and duty. But he’s hoping for more than a piety marriage, from, Lady Alice of Tarnwych. Who is a widow three times over, comely, loyal to a fault, duty-bound, cloistered from the outside world, but dreams of one day having a happy, loving marriage with children of her own.

Sister Julianna, the nun who raised Lady Alice, and is also her Aunt, has big secrets of her own. There is an uneasy feeling that surrounds Sister Julianna. She influences Lady Alice, to distraction and is very selfish, self-serving and not very kind. I wanted to just slap her and send her packing, but bless William, he has the patient of a saint, in this regard. Lady Alice’s father had no time or desire to be with his daughter, so she was raised by Sister Julianna, in a near-like convent environment, although, in a stronghold.

Fast paced, heart-pounding, tale of secrets, treachery, lies, deception, mystery, suspense, danger, passion and the beauty of finding love and hopefully, a peaceful HEA.

“Conquering William” has such a uniqueness that surrounds the story, and the characters, that the impact it has is tremendous, captivating and mesmerizing, or to me, anyway.
I was totally surprised from beginning to end and all throughout. While, the reader may think they know the secrets within, they will be shocked when they learn the biggest secret of all. It was hard to understand Lady Alice’s reaction to William’s youngest brother, who is handicapped. The reader knows it will be something overwhelming and catastrophic to a young Lady Alice, but will it destroy the tender relationship her and William are building?
Will Sister Julianna destroy the HEA William and Lady Alice is searching for, or will they stop her before it’s too late?

What an amazing storyteller, Ms. Hegger is, one who draws the reader in and holds them in awe. You can feel the sensual tension, the tension amongst the people, the angst, turmoil and love as it flows off the pages. WOW! What a captivating and mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance! Highly recommended for fans of Medieval Romance, uniquely written, highly explosive story with many twists and turns. I read it in one setting. Once you get started it was hard to put down.

Magnificent storytelling! Powerful, compelling and emotionally charged!
I can’t wait to see what Ms. Hegger has in store for readers next. I hope you will put up a copy, of “Conquering William” you will not regret your choice of reading material.
Received for an honest review from Net Galley. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR

TOUCH OF GOLD (RUMPELSTILTSKIN) by Elizabeth Rose. ..a review 

Touch of Gold: (Rumpelstiltskin) (Tangled Tales Series Book 4)Touch of Gold: (Rumpelstiltskin) by Elizabeth Rose

Website: http://elizabethrosenovels.com

Twitter: @ElizRoseNovels

Genre: Paranormal /Fantasy  Historical Romance  (Medieval )

Series: Tangled Tales  #4

Source: Personal buy

  • Publication date: August 17, 2016
  • Publisher: Elizabeth Rose Novels
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01IPY75K0

LENGTH: 167 pages


(Courtesy of Amazon )

Book 4 (Rumpelstiltskin) 
Kin de Bar (Rumpelstiltskin) is the lucky sibling until the old witch, Hecuba decides to curse him as well. While trying to save a book of alchemy from the witch, the book disintegrates in his hands and turns his chain mail gauntlets gold. Little does he know that his curse is now the touch of gold, and only by wearing the gauntlets can he stop it from happening. 
Olivia de Mil is a spinster – a woman who spins wool into yarn. At the wedding of Stefan de Bar, her foolish, drunken father, the miller, brags that she can spin wool into gold. A visiting baron hears this and decides he will marry the girl if what the miller says is true. If not, they will both be beheaded. He asks Kin to escort the girl to his castle and the knight can see right through Olivia’s father’s lie. But now that Kin has the ability to do the chore for her, he puts his curse to work thinking of it as a gift instead. His motive to help the beautiful woman is only to have her for himself. And when the greed that comes with his curse starts to take over, secrets are revealed and Olivia’s life is in danger. 
Can a woman with a problem turn to a knight for help, or will his curse consume him, leaving him with more problems than he can handle from having a Touch of Gold?

MY THOUGHTS :

Touch of Gold by Elizabeth Rose is a wonderful varation on an old tale “Rumpelstiltskin” with a tangled twist. #4 in Ms. Rose’s exciting “Tangled Tales “series, while it can be read as a stand alone, I’d highly suggest the series be read in its entirety and in order. Although, it is easy follow, on its own. See, #1, “Lady and the Wolf (Little Red Riding Hood)”-Lord Hugh de Bar (Wolf)and Lady Winifred (Red) Chaserton, #2, “Just a Kiss(The Frog Prince)”-Sir Arnon de Bar and Freya Fane, and #3, “Lord Beast ( Beauty and the Beast)”-Stefan de Bar and Bonnibel of Breckenridge.

This amazing, uniquely written series is the story of the curse of the seven de Bar siblings. Each will be or has been cursed by the old witch, Hecuba.

Kin de Bar (Rumpelstiltskin),a Knight who is considered the lucky sibling until he is cursed with the touch of gold and greed. Olivia de Mil is a spinster, who spins wool into yarn. Her father, the miller, boasts she can turn wool into gold. And so the tale begins…

A quick read, steady paced with twists and turns, danger, greed, a curse, where the spell can only be broken by one thing, secrets will be revealed, danger lurks, passion flares, but can love find a way. Can Kin and Olivia overcome the curse to find their HEA, or will Kin’s greed destroy them both?

The characters are engaging, flawed and captivating. The storyline is unique, a twist on an old Fairy Tale, that will keep readers entranced and captivated. Each sibling and each tale keeps getting better and better. More enchanting with each sibling. I can hardly wait to see what awaits the next de Bar sibling.

An exciting Medevial Paranormal/Fantasy Historical Romance! Think the
T.V. series “Story Brook” meets Rumpelstiltskin, with a twist. If you enjoyed the “Story Brook” series, you are sure to enjoy this amazing, captivating series.
Once again Ms. Rose will captivate readers with her thrilling and exhilarating spin on this old Fairy tale. Another uniquely and spellbinding tale. An absolute wickedly delightful tale! More, please! WOW! I simply love this series!

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

Boyfriend by the Book by Laura Briggs

Title: Boyfriend by the Book

Author: Laura Briggs

File Size: 773 KB

Print Length: 194 pages

Publication Date: July 18, 2016

ASIN: B01IOPYP5S

Genre: Romance

Source: Received for an honest review

Book Description (from Amazon)

Jodi Nichols isn’t the most romantic girl on the planet. She doesn’t get mushy over fictional love stories, or picture herself getting swept away by a handsome hero. She’s much too grounded in reality—and much too busy working as a concierge at the luxurious Regent hotel. Helping customers is Jodi’s passion in life, and while romance may be on the back burner for now, she is nursing a little crush on Levi, the cute and friendly deliveryman for the hotel packages. And unless she’s imagining things, Levi feels the same way about her.

But Jodi’s friends think she’s turning into a lonely workaholic. They try to fix her love life, buying her a copy of the bestselling relationship guide that claims women can find true love by channeling the wisdom of famous storybook heroines. Jodi thinks it sounds crazy—no way is she acting like Jane Eyre or Lizzie Bennet to find a man! But when Levi suddenly grows distant and Jodi’s chances with him seem to fizzle before her eyes, she wonders if her friends might have a point after all. Disheartened and lonely, she decides to give the so-called relationship guide a whirl, with unexpected consequences.

Before you can say ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Jodi is up to her neck in handsome, brooding men that seem too much like fictional heroes to be true. Her attempts to think like the greatest heroines in romance lead her to meet everything from a modern Mr. Rochester to an angsty Heathcliff, and even a Darcy-esque novelist. But when a former crush re-enters her life in the form of a modern day Romeo, Jodi wonders if there might be something to this ‘inner heroine’ thing after all. Now, if she could just stop thinking about Levi, then maybe her happy-ever-after will fall into place…or is something still missing from Jodi’s storybook romance?

My Thoughts

Boyfriend by the Book is an entertaining read. As the description says, Jodi tries to spice up her love life by using the classics and their characters, channeling her inner heroine. Unfortunately, after a few failed attempts, Jodi isn’t so sure she will find her true love.

I have to say that although I am not a regular reader of romance, I really enjoyed this story. It isn’t too predictable as there are a few plot twists and turns that had me second guessing myself. It is a very light read and tasteful; definitely well written with the characters true to their “fictional” counterparts. Ms. Briggs is a new to me author and I have to say, I will be watching her more closely. Looking forward to reading more from this author. This would be a perfect read for a rainy day. It can be done easily in one sitting.

Rating: 4

Heat Rating: None

Reviewed by: KellyR

SONG OF THE BLACKBIRD by DB Michaels….a review

SONG OF THE BLACKBIRD

DB MICHAELS

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Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Medical/Prison

Series: Alabaster Prison #1
Source: Received for an honest from Net Galley.

Title: Song of the Blackbird
Series: Albatross Prison Series #1
Author: DB Michaels
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Medical
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Publisher: Dream Tower Publishing
Print Length: 331 pages
Format: Digital and Paperback
Digital ISBN: 978-0-9972798-0-1
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9972798-1-8

(Courtesy of The Killion Group)

Healing must start from within…
Desperate to reconnect with her half-brother, Emma Edwards takes her new medical training and secures a doctor’s job at the prison where he’s serving a sentence. But what she finds there is worse than she ever imagined…tough rules and even tougher men, gangs powered by drug money and corruption. Emma must find a way to keep her brother alive until he’s freed even if that means lying to the one man she should be able to trust…
Unless you find someone to share your pain…
Warden Maxim Chambers doesn’t believe a woman should be working in a penitentiary, especially one like Emma – a woman even a hardened man like him can’t get off his mind. He’s spent too many years building walls around his heart to let himself care about anyone. Yet when Emma is almost hurt in a prison assault, Maxim can’t deny his feelings for her. But what is the connection between Emma and the prisoner named Sam?
And accept your past.
When secrets are revealed, danger and death run through the prison. Only the truth can save Emma and Maxim…if it’s not too late.
Song of the Blackbird immerses you in a whole new world – a gritty, violent world where things you have always believed turn out not to be true. It is a compelling story of sorrow and loss, of hope and second chances, and most of all, of the power of love.

Available Here:  Amazon

MY THOUGHTS:

SONG OF THE BLACKBIRD by DB Michaels is an captivating Women’s fiction/Contemporary Romance. #1 in her Debut “Albatross Prison” Series. What an amazing debut novel. Ms. Michaels managed to draw readers into this captivating tale of a Prison Doctor, the conditions of prison and the trials of finding love within the prison walls.

Meet, Warden Maxim Chambers, the warren of Albatross Prison, Emma Edwards, the new Prison Doctor, and Emma’s brother who, to her horror, is a inmate at the prison.

Emma, must protect her brother until he is freed. So she lies to Maxim and hides her identity. Maxim is a hard, rude, arrogant and powerful warren.

Ms. Michaels has written a poignant tale of deception, the workings of prison life, danger, drugs within the walls of Albatross Prison, corruption, attempting changes in the prison with dire consequences, deception, and romance. Can love survive with all the turmoil, secrets, and danger within Albatross?

Secrets and trying to help the conditions within Albatross, brings danger to Emma and shows Maxim his true feelings. But can they overcome Emma’s deception and the danger within.

The characters are well developed and evolves through the story. The storyline is unique, dark, suspenseful, emotional, and at times a bit predictable, however, this does not take away from the story. “Song of the Blackbird” is an emotional, captivating tale. Ms. Michaels’ has written, a well-crafted tale where truth combines with fiction. Can romance survive among the turmoil of Prison life? Pick up the “Song of the Blackbird”, and find out, you won’t be sorry you did. Ms. Michaels is a crafted storyteller. She shows readers the brutality, violence, betrayal, and more, within the walls of a prison. I look forward to the next installment. A great read which was enjoyable as well as satisfying.

Received for an honest review from Net Galley.

Rating: 4

Heat rating: Hot due to violence

Reviewed by: AprilR

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