Friday, September 28, 2018

review: the other woman by sandie jones

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Emily and Adam get together in a whirlwind. She adores him, but his mother is a different story. Although everyone else seems to love Adam's mother Pammie, Emily sees right through her manipulations. The woman seems absolutely determined to stop Emily and Adam from marrying. Emily will not be deterred, but then comes the promised twist from Sandie Jones in her incredible debut novel. The Other Woman is a slow build with Jones lulling the reader into believing the plot is moving right along in the expected manner. Each reveal seems like it's the twist right up until the horrible truth all comes spilling out in an excellently written scene.
5/5
Review copy provided by the publisher, Minotaur Books.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

review: when a duke loves a woman by lorraine heath

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The second book in Lorraine Heath's Sins for All Seasons series follows the quite unladylike for her time Gillie Trewlove, bar owner and sister of Mick from Beyond Scandal and Desire. Gillie's life takes a dramatic turn when she interrupts the brutal robbery of a duke outside her bar. Expecting nothing, she immediately brings him inside and nurses him to health. As one might expect, their different stations in life make their romance nearly impossible, but the attraction is undeniable. The romance of the novel is excellent, but Heath also makes this one fun by having Gillie's adoptive brothers attempt to protect and rescue a woman who can makes it very clear she can stand on her own. There's also a great scene during Gillie's first experience at a ball hosted by nobility.
5/5
Review copy provided by the publisher, Avon.