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Enticing the Earl- Kathleen Ayers, The arrogant Earls #3

Enticing the Earl- Kathleen Ayers, The arrogant Earls #3

Enticing the Earl is the second book in the serie The arrogant Earls, written by Kathleen Ayers.

Oleana is on the run from her dead husbands relativs. She has managed to get an employment at the house of the widower  Earl Montieth. Her role is to be the housekeeper but soon everyone can see clearly that she is not the right person for the job. She has a letter of recommendation but it’s clear that Oleana lacks the skills. The butler in the house is suspicious, the Earl is attracted to his new housekeeper, the earls daughter absolutely love the new housekeeper and Olenas relatives are coming close to find her! There is also Oleanas cat that always seems to missing and ends up where he should definitely not be.

Enticing the Earl is entertaining with stories within no dull minutes!

Chasing the Earl- Kathleen Ayers, The arrogant Earls #2

Chasing the Earl- Kathleen Ayers, The arrogant Earls #2

Chasing the Earl is the second book in the serie The arrogant Earls, written by Kathleen Ayers.

This book is about opposites that attracts AND there is a house party. 2 of my favorite ingredients to make a really good historical romance story.
Emmagene is a spinster and with strong opinions. She would like to stay at home but needs to go to a house party in honor of her best friend. When traveling to the house party, she is realise that she has to share carriage with the Earl of Huntly. He is know in the ton for being rude, impolite and not exactly a gentlemen.
I absolutely love this book! The attraction between Emmagene and Huntly there from the start. I could not stop reading! Had to know how the story ended.

I highly recommend Chasing the Earl!

Forgetting the Earl- Kathleen Ayers, The arrogant Earls #1

Forgetting the Earl- Kathleen Ayers, The arrogant Earls #1

Forgetting the Earl is the first book in the serie The arrogant Earls, written by Kathleen Ayers.

Honoria is a young girl without confidence, good skin and she feels awkward. During a ball, a couple of “friends” humiliates her. Honorias mother uses this humiliation to force Honoria to marry a man that her mother has chosen. The marriage is without love and Honoria is treated badly by both her husband and her mother in-law. But as the years goes, the duckling turns in to a swan. When Honorias husband suddenly dies, she is no longer that awkward young girl she was and she it looking for revenge. Especially towards the Earl of Southwell, who had a main role in her humiliation. He has been abroad for several years and has finally returned to England.

Forgetting the Earl is quite emotional. I really felt for Honoria and what she had to go through.

Daring and the Duke- Sarah MacLean, Bareknuckle Bastards #3

Daring and the Duke- Sarah MacLean, Bareknuckle Bastards #3

Daring and the Duke is the third book in the serie Bareknuckle Bastards, written by Sarah MacLean

This book it about Grace, the third member of the Bareknuckle Bastards, and Ewan, The Duke of Marwick.
If you have read the first two books, you will already know a bit about Grace and Ewan.
They met as young teenagers at the old Duke of Marwick’s estate on the countryside. They where separated a night, when Ewan attacked Grace and his two half brothers. Since that night, Ewans goal has been to keep Grace safe and reunite with her once the situation was safe from the old Duke of Marwick.
There is a saying- This meeting could have been an email.
That is how I feel about this book…. It could have been a short story instead. I mostly got frustrated by Ewan. If he would just explain himself, what his motive was the night when Grace and his brothers had to flee, then everything would be solved so much faster.
Since the first two books in this serie are excellent and very entertaining, I had high hopes for this last book.

Daring and the Duke is a bit too slow, it takes too long time for the characters to say what they really think and explain them self. If you have read the other two books, it’s kind of a must to read this last one. What did you think about it?

Brazen and the beast- Sarah MacLean, Bareknuckle Bastards #2

Brazen and the beast- Sarah MacLean, Bareknuckle Bastards #2

Brazen and the beast is the second book in the serie Bareknuckle Bastards, written by Sarah MacLean

Hattie is about to turn 29 years old and she has made a plan for her future! She is going to be independent and show her father that she is the right person to take over his business. Nothing is going to get in her way for reaching her goal!
When the book starts, Hattie is on her way to secure freedom, freedom from not being forced to get married. Because who can marry her if she has been ruined? To be ruined would remove one obstacle from being the new owner of her fathers business.
There is only one problem. In the carriage she is suposed to take, there is a man. Unconscious and tied up… However, that is just a minor problem because nothing will stop Hattie. During the ride, Beast, one of the members of Bareknuckle Bastards, wakes up. He is a beautiful man but an obstacle to Hattie’s plans for the evening. Hattie gives Beast a soft kiss and after that she quickly opens the door and push him out of the carriage. She has places where she needs to be!
The only problem is that she has tossed him out of the carriage in an area that Bareknuckle Bastards controls. Beast has no problem finding her and he really needs to find her. She has the answers to whom has attacked him and tied him up.

Brazen and the beast is a book filled with action from start to finish. There are no boring moments in this book. A man seeking revenge and woman seeking her freedom. I highly recommend reading this book!

Wicked and the wallflower- Sarah MacLean, Bareknuckle Bastards #1

Wicked and the wallflower- Sarah MacLean, Bareknuckle Bastards #1

Wicked and the wallflower is the first book in the serie Bareknuckle Bastards, written by Sarah MacLean

Buckle up because this is a book that will catch your attention!
At a ball, the “old” spinster Lady Felicity, by mistake claims that she is engaged with the Duke of Marwick. In the shadow of dark, Devil, a member of the gang Bareknuckle Bastards, hears it all. For selfish reasons, he later that night sneaks in to Lady Felicitys bedroom. Devil makes her a promise. He will help her make the engagement come true. Felicity has a condition. She wants to passion. She doesn’t only want the Duke to marry her, she also want him to madly fall in love with her.

Wicked and the wallflower is a historical romance gone Rock’n’roll. You have action, passion, steamy parts and a story about revenge and finding your purpose in life. There are no dull moments in this book!
I give this book 5 stars!

Devil in disguise- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #7

Devil in disguise- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #7

Devil in disguise is the sixth book in the serie The Ravenels, written by Lisa Kleypas.

Merritt is the daughter of Marcus and Lillian and after being widowed, she runs her late husbands shipping company. Through her work, she meets Keir, a Whiskey distiller from Scotland. The attraction between them is mutual from the start but strange things are happening. Someone is attacking Keir and trying to kill him. But why?

In Devil in disguise, you will once again meet several of the characters from the Wallflowers.
I think this book is ok but not one of the strongest in the serie. For me, I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why the book is a part of the Ravenels. It feelt more like a sequel to the Wallflowers.
Entertaining during the time you read it but maybe not a book that you will go back to over and over again.

Chasing Cassandra- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #6

Chasing Cassandra- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #6

Chasing Cassandra is the sixth book in the serie The Ravenels, written by Lisa Kleypas.

Unlike her twin sister Pandora, Cassandra has always dreamt about marriage and starting her own family. After Pandora’s weeding, Cassandra is suddenly the only unmarried sister left. How did this happen? This is not at all as she had imagined her life. During the days of Pandora’s wedding party, Cassandra asks West if he would like to marry her if none of them can find someone to marry. West sees Cassandra as his sister and kindly says no and that she need not to worry. She will find someone. From a hidden corner in the room, Tom Severin, comes forward as says “I will marry you”. Tom is a successful entrepreneur and he is looking for a beautiful wife.

I really like Chasing Cassandra. Cassandra knows what she wants. She wants love and a family. Tom can offer many things but not love. It’s entertaining to follow the development in their relationship. How they become friends and how the both change. If you have not read it yet – do it!

Devil’s daughter- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #5

Devil’s daughter- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #5

Devil’s daughter is the fifth book in the serie The Ravenels, written by Lisa Kleypas.

This book is about West Ravenel and Phoebe, the daughter of Evie and Sebastian. By now, after 4 books in the Ravenel serie we know West well. He has made a great change, going from living a selfish life with no responsibilities, to a life where he cares about others and manages the family estate. At the weeding of Pandora and Gabriel, who is Phoebes brother, West and Phoebe meet for the first time. Phoebe already has a strong opinion about West, since he was the childhood bully of her late husband. She despise him before she even has met him. The problem is that West don’t seem to be at all as she had imagined.

Devil’s daughter is really good. Phoebe has a difficult situation due to a promise she made on her husbands death bed. West on the other side feels unworthy because of the life he has lived before and that he comes with no fortune or estate. It’s interesting to see how the relationship between West and Phoebe develops. A highly recommended book.

Hello stranger- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #4

Hello stranger- Lisa Kleypas, The Ravenels #4

Hello stranger is the fourth book in the serie The Ravenels, written by Lisa Kleypas.

In the previous books in the serie, we have gotten to know Dr. Garrett Gibson. She is the first female doctor in England and she works for Mr Winterborn .
Ethan is a former agent for the Secret Service. He and Garrett has meet a couple of times in the serie about the Ravenels but this book is focused on their story. A story about unexpected relativs, an affair and a dangerous assignment.

Hello stranger is not my favourite book about the Ravenels. It’s entertaining for the moment but I’m so fond of the characters in book. I give it a solid 3 star rating.