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Tue
May 23 2017 9:30am

First look: Graceley Knox’s Mark of Truth (May 23, 2017)

Mark of Truth by Graceley Knox

Graceley Knox
Mark of Truth (Wicked Kingdoms #1)
Graceley Knox / May 23, 2017 / $5.99 digital

If you like your heroine strong, sassy, and sarcastic, then Ever is your girl and Graceley Knox's Mark of Truth is your fantasy romance. She's been raised among humans but her kind has not been secreted from her. In fact, she goes around and hunts messed up fae and brings them back to their world. 

But a prophecy years ago talks about how a girl with fire red hair will eventually rule the realm of the fae. Also years ago, a decree was created that made it illegal for the different type of fae to marry.  Yeah, we're talking purification of species. And Ever is of course tied to everything. Even she may not be what she seems, being of half Elf and half human.

Ever Leath Cine knows her mother is Elven loyalty. She’s no nonsense and has come to love her role hunting messed up fae. Part human and part Fae, she roams the earth and protects us from fae gone bad.  That is until thee goblins decide they must protect Ever, convince her she’s the daughter of a lost goblin king. Which would make her half-goblin , not human. She’s not quick to embrace this new stature since it implies a death sentence. Apparently, when the light elven king purified the races, it also made offspring like her illegal.

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Sat
May 20 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Lorraine Heath’s An Affair with a Notorious Heiress (May 30, 2017)

An Affair with a Notorious Heiress by Lorraine Heath

Lorraine Heath
An Affair with a Notorious Heiress
Avon / May 30, 2017 / $7.99, $6.99

Lorraine Heath returns with a historical romance that touches on all aspects of love. We understand why the hero is jaded, why the heroine is shunned and why these two should be with each other.

Alistair Mabry is the Marquess of Rexton and he has had the unfortunate reality of growing up under the scandalous union of his common mother and the Duke of Greystone. Hence after he has built a prestigious life over the years, and she the scandal, the last thing he wants is another scandal. Nope. The future Mrs. Mabry must be of the utmost stock of aristocracy, untainted and innocent and pure.

Of course, we know that love is not so simple.  

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Fri
May 5 2017 9:30am

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story’s Young Love in the Colonial Era

Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Crus

Society is abuzz with Hamilton. Namely, the musical that will take years for me to ever secure tickets. Thanks to the brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton has become a hip household name. Romance buffs like me, however, wonder…what about the story of how Hamilton fell for Elizabeth Schuyler? A love not encapsulated by time, but one transcending generations? Well, wait no further. Melissa de la Cruz offers up a fictionalized account of their love, based on letters, writings, and history.

As soon as the book starts, we are gifted with a letter from Alexander Hamilton to Elizabeth Schuyler, dated August 1780. The man can write—and if we’re not already twitter pated by his amorous words—prepared to be by the end. So thoroughly engaged in their romance, I felt as if I transported back in time, romanticizing the period. New for me, since the late 1700s in America—with wigs and powder—never ignited any desirous tendencies…until now.

Hamilton is portrayed as a true romantic. A man who courts and never takes no for an answer, despite their awkward and unfortunate initial meeting. You see, Hamilton was responsible for delivering news of General Schuyler's court-martial. The same evening of the ball held for the General's three daughters. Overhearing the dreadful news, Eliza treats the Colonel without any respect, giving him the cut direct. Instead of letting that day destroy any hope of being with Eliza, Alex convinces himself her lack of interest was intended to induce more interest. If anything, Alex wins the award for persistence.

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Fri
Apr 28 2017 9:30am

First Look: Janna MacGregor’s The Bad Luck Bride (May 2, 2017)

The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor

Janna MacGregor
The Bad Luck Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses #1)
St. Martin's Press / May 2, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

So much to get excited about with The Bad Luck Bride by Janna MacGregor. One, she’s a new author! Huzzah! I always like cheering for a new author. Two, since she’s a new author, this is the start of a very promising series centered around the Canvensham family. Three, Ms. MacGregor knows how to steam the veggies, if you know what I mean. While the plot is interesting and keeps the reader turning the pages—more on that later—it’s the intimate scenes that honestly sealed my love for this book. I’m not sure what it was about them, seeing as how I’ve read my fair share of *ahem* scenes over the years, and many of them start to blend together. But something stood out of for me with this story.

Perhaps it was the voices of our hero and heroine, or that I could sense how the intimate acts brought the two together despite the initial terrible reason behind the coupling. Deception and revenge are never good bedfellows when love is the ultimate prize. Yet the scenes helped me see a softer side to the Marquess, and understand how Lady Claire might fall for the insensitive cad despite his machinations to ruin lives.

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Wed
Apr 26 2017 9:30am

First Look: Valerie Bowman’s Never Trust a Pirate (May 2, 2017)

Never Trust a Pirate by Valerie Bowman

Valerie Bowman
Never Trust a Pirate (The Playful Brides #7)
St. Martin's Press / May 2, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

Valerie Bowman has morphed into an automatic buy for me. Why? Because the woman can write a story that lures me along until the final HEA. You ask, is Never Trust a Pirate just as good as her others? The answer is a demonstrative, Hell, yes. This one has everything. Undercover espionage, pirates, a strong female heroine, a smoking hot male lead, twists in the story, and chemistry. Oh, and I can’t forget the mystery as we read along while Cade Cavendish figures out who the Black Fox is.

You see, we have not one, but two spies, unbeknownst to each other. And ultimately, they’re both after the same person. Though Danielle LaCrosse’s current assignment is none other than the pirate Cade Cavendish, twin brother to Rafe Cavendish. (You’ll remember Rafe and Daphne from the Irresistible Rogue, Playful Brides #4). Posing as a Lady’s maid to the new Viscountess Daphne, Danielle is charged with learning as much as she can about the rogue twin brother, thought to be dead, who has apparently has risen from the grave and is staying with Rafe and Daphne.

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Fri
Apr 14 2017 9:30am

First Look: Lauren Layne’s Walk of Shame (April 18, 2017)

Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne
Walk of Shame (Love Unexpectedly #4)
LoveSwept / April 18, 2017 / $4.99 digital 

Lauren Layne is back with another stand-alone in her Love Unexpectedly series. Walk of Shame is everything we have grown to love about Lauren Layne. It’s fast-paced, the characters are layered, and the chemistry always smolders. Yes, I said smolders. It’s true. It’s what I love about a Lauren Layne book.

This story incorporates some of my favorite tropes—opposites attract and enemies to lovers. Georgie Watkins is a socialite who’s not as shallow as we initially are led to believe. Yes, she loves to stay out late and party, shop, and enjoy a good time. But she’s got depth and Layne does a nice job of peeling away Georgie's layers.

This unfolding works perfectly, because we need to understand why Andrew Mulroney—the protoype workaholic divorce lawyer—would be interested in someone like Georgie. Likewise, why would Georgie, who’s holding out for a happily ever after have a fascination with a man who is waking up when she’s heading to bed, and solidifies the end of happily ever afters for a living? Everything about these two screams collision. They’re so opposite I scratched my head at the first couple chapters. Would this be the first Lauren Layne book I might not like? Blasphemy, I know.

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Tue
Apr 11 2017 12:30pm

The Greatest Love Stories That Didn’t End Happily

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

What love stories didn't end happily?

(In case you couldn't guess from the post title, we will be talking about the endings of books... especially books that didn't end happily. Spoilers abound)

So often in romance, we demand our Happily Ever After. I know I crave a happy ending and am devastated when a book I read doesn’t have one. Unless I’ve been warned. There are certain times in my life when I need a good cleansing cry, and these books fit the bill beautifully. So, without further ado, here is a highly opinionated list—in alphabetical order by author—of some of the greatest love stories without a happily ever after. One more thing...while classics like Romeo and Juliet create the foundation for tragic love stories, this list will focus on more recently written tales.

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Yes, it’s a book about teenage cancer. No, it doesn’t end happy. Yes, we’re lead to believe there could be an HEA. No, it still doesn’t end happy. I suppose the one shining light is how hope, despite the crappy ending, does still resonate. Yes, I was bawling at the end, but I knew the story can’t end there. And that perspective gives me a little optimism. A bonus? You will be swept off your feet by Augustus’s wooing of Hazel. So many sweet acts of kindness and trust.

[Now for a few more surprising endings...]

Mon
Apr 3 2017 9:30am

First Look: Anna Bennett’s I Dared the Duke (April 4, 2017)

I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett

Anna Bennett
I Dared the Duke (The Wayward Wallflowers Series #2)
St. Martin's Press / April 4, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital

The second in the Wayward Wallflowers series does not disappoint. We continue to get witty dialogue, awkward moments, swoon-worthy moments, and chemistry! All these things make I Dared the Duke by Anna Bennett a “yes, if you love historical romance you should read” read. The icing on the cake? The Dowager Duchess, our beloved Duke’s grandmother. She’s a conniving sort who only wants the best for her grandson, and I love how her mind works. Hehe.

Alexander Savage, the Duke of Blackshire, became duke at much too young of an age, due to much too sad of circumstances. Having survived a fire where his parents periled, he carries around the guilt of his survival. The grandmother, the dowager duchess raised him and she is the penultimate grandmother. Unbeknownst to Alex, she takes on a companion, Lady Elizabeth Lacey, aka one of the Wilting Wallflowers. A moniker Alex created at the start of Beth and her sister’s first season.

No, the name was not nice. In fact, it quite tarnished their reputation and made their marriage mart prospects quite glum. The less than enticing name combined with the fact their impoverished uncle—the man who raised them when their parents died—was a bit off his rocker, does not make one’s prospects on the marriage market favorable.

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Sun
Apr 2 2017 10:00am

First Look: Lecia Cornwall’s The Lady and the Highlander (April 4, 2017)

The Lady and the Highlander by Lecia Cornwall

Lecia Cornwall
The Lady and the Highlander (A Highland Fairytale #3)
Swerve / April 4, 2017 / $3.99 digital

The third in the Highlander Fairy Tale Series by Lecia Cornwall is by far my favorite thus far. The Lady and the Highlander fashions its story after Snow White and the Huntsman. Everything about this story consumed me and kept me up until the story was complete. As I got closer to the end, I warred with my desire to slow down, because I didn’t want it to end, yet finish so I knew the conclusion.

What I loved most about this story is the epic feel that reads like a fairytale movie. The second thing I loved about The Lady and the Highlander is the hero, Iain Lindsay. He’s a sealgair or hunter for our villain, the witch Bibiana. As with all Snow White renditions, Bibiana is obsessed with youth and being the fairest in all the land. She convinces Donal MacLeod to wed her and places all of the MacLeod daughters under a spell. All but Laire MacLeod. Laire, with hair as dark as night and skin as pale as snow, is beyond compare. She’s also a tough cookie and escapes the clutches of Bibiana. Thus, Iain is sent to kill Laire, only instead, he falls in love.

But the love is not immediate and Iain is one who holds to his secrets and sins. He’s mysterious and dark, layered and extremely sexy. And quite dangerous.

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Sat
Apr 1 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Suzanne Enoch’s My One True Highlander (April 4, 2017)

My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch

Suzanne Enoch
My One True Highlander (No Ordinary Heroes #2)
St. Martin's Press / April 4, 2017 / $7.99 print & digital 

My One True Highlander by Suzanne Enoch explores the captor/captive trope, though with a twist. Because our captor isn’t actually the true captor. By keeping our heroine, Lady Marjorie Forrester—sister of a duke—captive, Graeme, Viscount Maxton, is actually keeping her safe. So even though we want to hate Graeme when he forbids Marjorie from leaving, we can’t. His intentions are good, despite his initial treatment of the lady. Even more sweet, in an odd twisted way, Graeme will stop at nothing to protect his three younger brothers. Younger brothers responsible for said kidnapping of Lady Marjorie—without their older brother’s knowledge. Watching Marjorie slowly win over all four brothers is heartwarming, especially as she fights to win Brandon’s trust. Brandon is the oldest after Graeme, and the mastermind behind kidnapping plot.

Unbeknownst to Marjorie, there’s a turf war going on between her newly titled brother, and the Maxwell, the Duke of Dunncraigh. When Marjorie receives a letter from her brother that he’s to be married, she quickly leaves London, glad to escape the condescending treatment she’s received after she transformed from a lady’s companion to the sister of a duke. I don’t blame Marjorie. The ton’s scrutiny can be harsh, indeed.

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Fri
Mar 31 2017 9:30am

First Look: Kylie Scott’s Twist (April 11, 2017)

Twist by Kylie Scott

Kylie Scott
Twist (Dive Bar Series #2)
St. Martin's Griffin / April 11, 2017 / $14.99 print, $4.99 digital

The Dive Bar in Coeur D’Alene strikes again. This time it’s the perfect love between Alexandra Parks and Eric Collins. They both know it’s a great match, at least online. What’s more? Alex digs deep in her cauldron of courage and flies from Seattle to Coeur D’Alene to surprise Eric on his birthday. Only, Eric isn’t actually Eric, but Joe. Surprise!

Thus, our perfect match actually has a very dismal beginning, laden with lies and deceit. At least that’s what we think. Though the more we read into the backstory of Joe and Alex’s online affair, we realize how much of Joe really does surface. Sure, it started out as innocent, where Joe went online for Eric, helping to find someone during Eric's stay in Seattle. A dating profile Joe was going to delete until he realizes Alex wasn’t perfect for his brother, but for him. Only by the time he recognizes this, he's already too many email exchanges deep into his ruse. So he did what any male falling in love might do, he lied. Sort of. Well, he lied about his name. But not in his character, which shines true with their electronic exchanges.

Alex, however, is the queen of the one-night stands. She’s not someone wanting to take that next step in a relationship. Not until she connects with Eric/Joe online does she get the nerve to fly out and meet him in person. But is she meeting him only because he lives so far away? Because the distance makes him safe?

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Thu
Mar 23 2017 1:00pm

First Look: Sloane Howell’s Bossed (March 28, 2017)

Bossed by Sloane Howell

Sloan Howell
Bossed
LoveSwept / March 28, 2017 / $4.99 digital

One thing I can always count on when I read a LoveSwept book? The story will be fast-paced, the characters will have something to overcome, and the chemistry will be smoldering. Bossed by Sloane Howell is no exception. I whipped through this puppy like it was chocolate during that time of the month. Also like our favorite time of the month, my emotions were all over the place. I laughed, I cried, I felt my heart squeeze, and literally said, “Awwww,” out loud. And I almost threw my Nook because I was so frustrated with the leads in love.

Now, onto the meat of the story. It’s an employer-employee trope revolving around sports. We’ve got Ethan Mason, in his late twenties, and owner of the sports agency Mason and Associates. Jenny Jackson is a whiz with numbers. Thanks to being raised by her single dad, she grew up surrounded by sports and could recall every baseball player’s batting average. It’s like she’s Rain Man with sports stats. Only, she doesn’t have autism, and she’ female, oh, and she’s young and beautiful. She lands an interview for the staff accounting position at Mason and Associates. And if she gets this position, it’d be a pay increase to help with her dad’s growing medical bills as he fights cancer.

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Mon
Mar 20 2017 12:00pm

Fantasy Casting Kylie Scott’s Dive Bar Series

Twist by Kylie Scott

As we prep for the release of Kylie Scott's Twist and chat about Dirty for H&H Book Club, it's only natural to start casting the heroes and heroines in our heads! We asked our blogger to do one of the toughest jobs we have: Playing casting director and placing celebrities in the roles of each of the lead and supporting characters for the Dive Bar series (so far). Take it away, Tanya...

As Kylie Scott releases her second book in the Dive Bar Series, I keep imagining the characters on the screen. Big screen, little screen, I don’t care. In my mind, this series would make an awesome adaptation to film. Why? The characters are real. They’re gritty with struggles we all can relate to. And the male leads are not bazillionaires. Not that I don’t love me some bazillionaire romance. However, sometimes it’s nice to read about everyday folks. What’s more, they get to fall in love. Without further ado, I give you my very opinionated fantasy casting for Dirty and Twist (books #1 and #2).

Vaughan Hewson - Domhnall Gleeson (Lead in Dirty)

Editorial credit: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com

Vaughan is a tall, lean, muscular, strawberry-blond tatted guitar-wielding guy whose initial few words masks a man deep in thought. A man who’s layered, with his own drama. Domhnall is just the man. We can easily paint tats on him, and we already know he can rock the messy hair and scruff. He’s a chameleon of an actor, able to play any role from pyscho-Hitler wannabe in Star Wars to a fur-trapper in Revenant to romantic in Brooklyn. He grew up in a musical family, playing fiddle. I say, it’s time to give this man a guitar.

[Check out the rest of the Dirty cast...]

Sat
Mar 11 2017 2:00pm

The Supreme Seressia Glass: Why You Should Be Reading These 3 Books

Spice by Seressia Glass

I first discovered Seressia Glass when her Sugar and Spice series crossed my path. I was googling or was it surfing Goodreads? Well, you get the picture. I was searching for recommendations that had diverse characters, and Spice repeatedly popped up. And so, I thought, what the heck. I’m so happy I did because I absolutely adore Spice. Sugar followed, and now I’m hooked on her Shadowchasers series (after finishing book one). So without further ado? I give you a brief synopsis of three of Ms. Glass’s works.

Spice:

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Spice follows Nadia Spiceland, a once-famous chef who begins anew by creating pastries for the Sugar and Spice Café. Her pastries may be seductively delicious, but her actual sex life? Non-existent. And love? Nadia’s not even contemplating love. Love is like a unicorn, fun to think about but completely make-believe. Right away she meets Kane Sullivan—a professor of Human Sexuality at the local University—after he frequents the Sugar and Spice Café. The attraction is immediate and who else to end her sex-draught than with “Professor Sex” himself.  And the professor has lots up his sleeve as BDSM is explored. Thank you, Ms. Glass for making our lead male half-Asian, whereby breaking down stereotypes that Asian men are wimpy and non-sexual. Kane is anything but. And our heroine has two doting dads.

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Fri
Mar 10 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Jess Michaels’ The Daring Duke (March 14, 2017)

The Daring Duke by Jess Michaels

Jess Michaels
The Daring Duke (1797 Club Series #1)
Jess Michaels / March 14, 2017 / $13.99 print, $3.99 digital 

I have a confession. Historical romance just might be my favorite sub-genre of romance. I know, don’t tell my alter-ego who writes Contemporary and is dabbling with Young Adult Fantasy. So, any opportunity to discover a new author (new to me, maybe not new to others), I will jump at the chance. I was elated I had the opportunity to review The Daring Duke by Jess Michaels. To sum up in less than five words? She is the bomb!

The Daring Duke is the first in a ten book series (and you’ll have to suspend reality for a moment) about ten dukes who form a club while still in school. I’m all about suspending reality because this means they’ll be nine more to come. If the subsequent stories are anything like the first, it’ll be a welcomed reading addiction.

James Rylon, heir to the dukedom of Abernathe, is the leader among these ten young teens. At age fourteen, he and his two best friends form the 1797 Club, named after the year of its creation. Future dukes from his year in school, and a few below, make up this ten-member exclusive club.

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Sun
Mar 5 2017 2:00pm

The Laws of Attraction in Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s Leather Pants

Leather Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

With a title like Leather Pants, how can you go wrong? You can’t! Mimi Jean Pamfiloff’s latest release has it all. It’s sassy and funny, it’s serious and digs deep, and last but not least, it has the happily ever after resolution I crave. Oh, and did I mention it has a rock star who rocks the leather pants? Of course it does.

The second book in the Happy Pants Café series features the Honorable Sarah Rae Alma and mega rocker and hottie extraordinaire, Colton Young.  From the start, this couple is doomed. Because this is not Colton Young’s first rodeo with the law, and it was Sarah who presided over his case. Just Sarah’s luck, with such a high-profile case, the media captured every Freudian slip from Sarah's lips. Normally she’s cool as a cat. But around Colton? The man is pure sex and hotness abounds.

Sarah gulped. God save me. Because this man...this man...He’s too sinful for words.  Not that she was into him. She hated bad boys. They were smug and all talk until it came time for sentencing...

But Colton Young could make her squirm merely by subjecting her to his hotness. Did he have superpowers?

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Fri
Mar 3 2017 3:00pm

The Slow, Steady Burn of Charlotte Stein’s Never Better

Never Better by Charlotte Stein

If you like books that are all about the tension and a slow-drawn out, yet delicious coupling, Never Better by Charlotte Stein is an excellent choice. The couple’s relationship and dialogue drives the narrative and our hero’s past is revealed at a painstakingly slow (no this isn't a bad thing) yet steady pace. The unknown and the intrigue is exactly what I love about the story. With each new reveal, we watch the two leads fall more for each other, resisting their fears, and allowing for the relationship to blossom. Moreover, from the prologue, we know there’s a connection between the two. This connection takes Lydia a good deal of time to figure out as more pieces of her mystery man are revealed.

Lydia Palmer is mostly broken. She recently survived a harrowing experience of being attacked and witnessing a murder. Over time, she realizes she must get some help so she can move forward with her life without freaking out anytime someone comes close or makes benign bodily contact. She heads to a support group and that is where she meets him.

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Wed
Mar 1 2017 10:30am

First Look: Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch (March 7, 2017)

Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley

Gah, I loved everything about Close Enough to Touch—though I have to admit—I went into reading it with a bit of skepticism. Because how can a woman who has an allergy to other humans ever form a romantic attachment? Well, I will never question Colleen Oakley’s writing abilities again. The story unfolds so beautifully. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I groaned in frustration, then I swooned again.

Jubilee Jenkins has an extremely rare disease where she essentially is allergic to other humans. A Type IV Contact Dermatitis to foreign skin cells. So is this like bubble-boy? Nope. Totally different. Yet the consequences of her having skin contact is life threatening. Hence, after an event her senior year nearly kills her, Jubilee hermits herself in her home for ten years. Until she’s forced to interact with the outside world again and get a job.

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Wed
Feb 15 2017 4:00pm

First Look: M. O’Keefe’s Wait For It (February 28, 2017)

Wait For It by M. O'Keefe

M. O'Keefe
Wait For It (Everything I Left Unsaid #4)
Loveswept / February 28, 2017 / $4.99 digital

Wait For It is the fourth in her Everything I left Unsaid series by Molly O'Keefe. We finally get Tiffany’s story as she leaves her abusive husband, Phil, for good. Blake Edwards is the last person she expects to help her, especially since he’s Tiffany’s brother-in-law. The same man who paid Tiffany to never contact him or his family again. Sometimes pride is a heavy dose to swallow. But with Tiffany’s case, she’ll swallow her pride and then some in order to protect her children.

And that’s what I love about Tiffany. She’s got grit and heart and she’s determined to make life better for her children and herself. When she unknowingly crashes her friend Annie’s party in order to ask for help, the last person she wants to see is Blake. Despite knowing the man has no soul, she can’t help but be drawn to him.

Someone walked in front of the door, a big man in a beautiful dark-brown leather coat and a black T-shirt underneath it, with curls that picked up the light, gilding him like some angel in a renaissance painting, and then he was gone…

Blake Edwards.

My hate was a wrecking ball against that big beautiful red-brick wall that held me up. My unadulterated loathing for that man took my wall down in one swing.

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Sun
Feb 12 2017 12:00pm

First Look: Emma Chase’s Royally Matched (February 21, 2017)

Royally Matched by Emma Chase

Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco and heir to the throne, is not looking for love. He’s the penultimate playboy and enjoys that hard-earned status. At least that’s what he wants everyone to know. Because if he were to reveal his true self, his fears and hopes? No one would believe him. Even more frightening, no one would believe in him. Ever since his brother abdicated his right to the throne by marrying a commoner from America, Henry finds himself in an unfamiliar position. A position where he must bear responsibility for his country. A position his older brother was groomed for, while expectations for Henry remained low.

Instead of taking the reins and risking the possibility he might make mistakes, he maintains his party-boy image and apathetic persona. Until his grandmother, the Queen, sends him away to think about his responsibility. But Henry’s not one to hide from the camera. Nope. Instead, he invites them into the castle and agrees to a reality show where he will be with ten eligible women vying for his attention and the possibility of becoming the next Queen of Wessco.

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