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Wife. Mother. Southern Belle. Avid reader, especially historical romance. Makeup geek.


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<a href="Her Sudden Groom (The Grooms, #1)Her Sudden Groom by Rose Gordon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars!!

This was a delight to read. Rose Gordon simply paints a wonderful picture of all the characters in this book. While the story was a little slow (in my opinion) in the beginning, it quickly picked up and had me flipping page after page.

Alex Banks is obsessed with anything to do with science but soon his father ( Edward ) tells him of a betrothal agreement he made years ago that will force him to marry Lady Olivia, the worst woman in England. Thankfully, his childhood friend Marcus ( he’s also Lady Olivia’s brother ), finds a loophole in the agreement and tells him he must find a bride within a month to make it null and void. Did I mention within a month he turns 30? Yep, he must marry before his 30th birthday.

Lady Olivia is an absolute terror. Really. She’s spoiled beyond belief, hateful and has no respect for anyone. She soon finds out she’s betrothed to Alex Banks. While reading throughout this book, I wondered if she truly loved anyone but herself. I came to the conclusion that while she probably loves her brother Marcus, he would be the only person. She seriously thinks the world evolves around her. She left a bad taste in my mouth whenever her character popped up in the story.

Caroline is one of the best heroines ever. She’s forgiving, loving, intelligent, and grateful. I really enjoyed reading about her. She puts up with her cousin’s ( Lady Olivia ) hateful behavior and finds herself falling for Olivia’s betrothed. Not on purpose, mind you. It just happens. Actually Marcus makes it happen.

Watching Alex and Caroline’s relationship develop is delightful. Alex is clueless about women and Caroline is innocent and sweet. I found myself cheering for them the whole way. They were perfect for each other.

I even got teary eyed when Edward ( Alex father ) passes away. I’m telling you, Rose Gordon makes these characters come to life and you’ll be drawn into the story.

Not only is the cover beautiful, so is Alex and Caroline’s story.

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What a delightful story.  “Her Sudden Groom by Rose Gordon is a fun and romantic story.  Love historical romance?  You should check it out. 😉


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<a href="Lady Starling's StockingsLady Starling’s Stockings by Cerise DeLand
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars!

When I noticed this little jewel was in the freebies (on Kindle) the other day, I knew I had to read it. I didn’t even read what it was about… the cover sold me immediately. Isn’t it gorgeous?

The author did a fabulous job with writing it. The heroine, Lady Solange, catches spies. She’s widowed but she’s only had one love in her life. It was when she was younger and she hasn’t seen him in years.

He calls himself Noir. He’s been keeping up with her secretly for years. Together they look for the spy/spies that threaten their cause…

They also give into their desires. Caution: erotica ahead!

I enjoyed this sweet little book. I loved the history the author added throughout the story and I was pulling for the characters to be together the whole way.

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Simply yummy!


<a href="A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister, #1.5)A Kiss For Midwinter by Courtney Milan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 wonderful stars! I really liked this story. So glad I went ahead and read it instead of waiting until Christmas rolled around again. The characters are entertaining and the author did her share of medical research. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Historical Romance.

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If you haven’t read “A Kiss For Midwinter” by Courtney Milan then you’re missing out!  Such a sweet story and the characters were very enjoyable.  If you love historical romance, I highly recommend this book.