Island in the Sun by Janice Horton @JaniceHorton @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #contemporaryromance #IslandintheSun

 

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Island in the Sun written by Janice Horton, publisher Thornhill Print, is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

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Book Blurb
When successful jewellery designer Isla Ashton unexpectedly inherits her eccentric Aunt Kate’s Caribbean island, she is obligated to return to the place she associates with heartache and regret. To where she grew up and fell in love with her childhood friend, Leo Fernandez. Fully intent on selling the island and finally putting the past behind her, Isla is soon compelled to put together the pieces of what really happened on a fateful night ten-years before. She begins to believe that in going to prison, Leo hadn’t only been shielding her from the same fate. She also starts to suspect that her late Aunt hadn’t been entirely honest in sending her away under the guise of recriminations. Who had they both been protecting and why?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Janice Horton’s latest novel: Island in the Sun.

Island in the Sun is my first introduction to the work of Janice Horton.  Janice is affectionately known as the backpacking housewife after selling up her home and setting off on a momentous journey around the world.  Through her travel experiences Janice has written an idyllic romance/family saga set on a remote Caribbean island.

Island in the Sun is a captivating story of two halves about the lives of two women in two timeframes who found solace in a beautiful island were life paused a little for people to enjoy a more simpler way of life.

The story starts off in the present day to when Isla receives the very sad news of the death of her Aunt Kate.  Aunt Kate lived on the quiet island in the Caribbean, known as Isla de las Perlas.  Isla has been handed a package that holds the clues to the past of her Aunt’s life and it also brings back many memories of Isla’s childhood when she herself lived on the island.

Returning back to the island for the funeral is filled with many mixed emotions for Isla as she left her Aunt and the island very abruptly 10 years ago.  Isla was not only angry with her Aunt she was also heartbroken with leaving the home she knew best and her boyfriend Leo.

The mystery of Isla’s sudden departure from the island and of her Aunt’s colourful past is slowly revealed as the story travels back and forth in time.  Startling discoveries are made and we witness glitz, glamour and excitement to a new adventure on a tropical island.  However, not all is blissful on this beautiful island and the author Janice Horton has treated us to quite an adventure.  You can feel a sense of place with the lush surroundings but also the temper of the sudden change in weathers that the tropics often experiences.

A family saga/contemporary romance with a difference were the bright lights led to stunning sunset vistas and a place were the fantasy and mystery of long-forgotten treasures are still spoken about.

About the Author
Janice Horton CaribbeanJanice Horton, also affectionately known as the backpacking housewife, writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Once her three children had grown up, Janice and her backpacking husband sold their empty nest in Scotland UK along with almost everything they owned and set off to travel the world. Since then they have been traveling full-time and have explored over 50 countries, living out of an apartment, a hut, or wherever they happen to find themselves.

Janice works as a writer wherever she is in the world. When not writing bestselling romantic adventure novels, she writes lifestyle and travel features for her website and her work has featured in national and international magazines like ‘Prima’ in the UK and ‘Friday’ in Dubai. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland’s Write Here Write Now project and has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows including Loose Women’s Kaye Adams’ prime time BBC Radio Scotland Show.

Social Media Links
Website: https://thebackpackinghousewife.com/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JaniceHorton
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janicehortonwriter/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaniceHortonAuthor
BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/janice-horton

*Cover Reveal* – She’s Like the Wind by Carrie Elks @CarrieElks #bookcoverreveal #AngelSands2 #ContemporaryRomance

I’m so pleased to be involved in the cover reveal for book two in Carrie Elks new contemporary romance series; Angel Sands.  Here’s all the important details:

 

Title: She’s Like the Wind

Author: Carrie Elks

Release Date: May 16, 2019

 

Pre-order link: https://amzn.to/2D0nCPq

Book Blurb

He’d be a fool to fall for his long-legged, barefoot employee. But bad decisions have never stopped him before…

Successful businessman and single father, Nate Crawford, doesn’t need any more complications. That’s why he’s moved his business – and his life – to a small beach town. He’s expecting sun, sea and tranquility, but what he gets is a whirlwind in the form of town sweetheart, Ally Sutton.

Ally’s used to dealing with heartache. But losing the café she’s owned for years is the final straw. Being offered a new job feels like a lifeline – that is until she meets her much-older, and impossibly handsome new boss.

In the space of a few weeks everything changes. And when an accident forces them closer, Nate and Ally can’t ignore the fascination between them any longer. As the summer heats up, the question is when, not if, they’ll give in to their explosive attraction.

 

And here is the stunning cover:

 

The Inheritance by Anne Allen @AnneAllen21 @rararesources #HistFic #blogtour #bookpromo #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

The Inheritance

The Inheritance – The Guernsey Novels book 7 written by Anne Allen, publisher Sarnia Press, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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All the other 6 titles in The Guernsey Novels are only 99p/c across all ebook retailers until 15th April while The Inheritance is only £1.99/$2.99 until that date.
Here’s the link for all titles on Amazon: http://Author.to/AnneAllen

Book Blurb
1862 Young widow Eugénie faces an uncertain future in Guernsey when her husband dies at sea. A further tragedy brings her to the attention of Monsieur Victor Hugo, exiled on the island and living in his voluptuous house only yards away from Eugénie. Their meeting changes her life and she begins working for him as a copyist, forming a strong friendship with both Hugo and his mistress, Juliette Drouet.
2012 Doctor Tess Le Prevost, born in Guernsey, now living in Exeter, is shocked to inherit her Great-Aunt’s house on the island. As a child she listened to Aunt Doris’s tales of their ancestor, Eugénie, whose house this once was, and who, according to family myth, was particularly close to Hugo. Was he the father of her child? Tess doubts it, but inheriting the house allows her to make a fresh start in her beloved island.
Will she discover the truth about Eugénie and Hugo? A surprise find may hold the answer as Tess embraces new challenges which test her strength – and her heart.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating the launch of Book 7 in The Guernsey Novels series.  Today’s post is a promotional one and to wish the author Anne Allen a Happy Publication Day.  I’m looking forward to reading and reviewing this novel soon.

About the Author 
Anne AllenAnne Allen lives in Devon, by her beloved sea. She has three children, and her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby. Her restless spirit has meant a number of moves which included Spain for a couple of years. The longest stay was in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns.
By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist, but long had the itch to write. Now a full-time writer, she has written The Guernsey Novels, six having been published and the seventh, The Inheritance, is due out in 2018.

Social Media Links – Website: http://www.anneallen.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Anne-Allen-Author-176883759173475/
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AnneAllen21

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The House at Greenacres by Darcie Boleyn @DarcieBoleyn @canelo_co @ElliePilcher95 #blogtour #bookreview #feelgoodfiction #romcom

 

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The House at Greenacres written by Darcie Boleyn, publisher Canelo Escape, is available NOW in ebook format.

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Book Blurb

All roads lead home…
When Holly Dryden fled Penhallow Sands nearly a year ago she was determined to put the past – and Rich Turner – behind her. But now an unexpected loss and financial trouble has led her back to the family vineyard and it’s time to tell Rich the truth – he’s a father.
Surrounded by the memories of what they once shared Holly’s anger fades in the glow of Rich’s undeniable love for their son and the way he selflessly steps in to help the vineyard out of trouble. As Holly watches Rich flourish in his new role as father to baby Luke, she realises that though they can’t change the past, the future is still theirs to write…
An uplifting, emotional romance set in Cornwall perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Phillipa Ashley

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Darcie Boleyn’s latest novel: The House at Greenacres.

I always look forward to a new book from Darcie Boleyn as she is one of my favourite authors of feelgood fiction.  This was such a treat of a read and was the perfect story to cosy up with over a weekend … and I did just that!

I instantly fell in love with this stunning location of a hilltop vineyard with coastal and country views in Cornwall.  The whole ethos of the storyline was lovely with a family run business surviving through the generations and with the hope and love and vibrancy of a new generation bringing much life into the company.

Although there was much warmth within the pages there was an underlying sadness of reality that had been inflicted on our characters.  Darcie Boleyn dealt with these sad, tragic and painful times with sensitivity and a true sense of empathy.  I could feel the pain but I could also sense a glimmer of hope in their hearts.

Holly Dryden left her home at the vineyard a year ago after her heart had been broken.  Now returning with more sadness in her heart for the funeral of her dear Grandpa.  However, she’s not alone and she isn’t sure how her welcoming reception in the arms of her family, friends and villagers will take to the arrival of herself and her 3 month old son.

This was a beautiful and charming story and I’m so pleased to learn it is the start of what looks to be a gorgeous new series centred around Penhallow Sands.

About the Author

Darcie BoleynDarcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.

Website: https://darcieboleyn.wordpress.com/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/DarcieBoleyn

 

The Peacock Bottle by Angela Rigley @angierigley @rararesources #indieauthor #blogtour #bookexcerpt #HistFic #giveaway

 

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The Peacock Bottle written and self-published by Angela Rigley is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

To buy links:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Peacock-Bottle-Angela-Rigley-ebook/dp/B073NT79W2
US – https://www.amazon.com/Peacock-Bottle-Angela-Rigley-ebook/dp/B073NT79W2

Book Blurb
In this Victorian dual timeline novel, Amelia Wise feels a jolt when she finds a blue perfume bottle in the overgrown garden of the house she has inherited. Several events in her life mirrors those from the past and, with the help of her newfound cousin, Olivia, the bottle’s secret is uncovered.

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting Angela Rigley’s latest novel: The Peacock Bottle.  The author has kindly chosen an excerpt to share on my blog today:

A scene from The Peacock Bottle, a dual timeline. Amelia and her stepmother have recently moved into the deserted house called Alice Howe, in Cockermouth in 1893. Amelia does not want her stepmother to know she has been trying to open a door in the overgrown garden.

“Where have you been, child?” asked her stepmother as she entered the drawing room.
“Just exploring,” she replied, tucking her long, brown hair behind her ears.
“What’s the matter with your arm?”
“My arm?”
“Yes. You’re holding it awkwardly.”
Not wanting to reveal the reason, Amelia looked up at the ceiling. “Mamma, look, another cobweb. I swear they multiply by the minute.”
Her stepmother threw a duster towards the offending cobweb. “You are right. And there is another patch of peeling wallpaper. I’ve tried sticking them on with sugar paste, but I fear we are fighting a losing battle.” Head in hands, she sank onto a chair.
Amelia knelt beside her. “Don’t give up now, Mamma.”
“But you were the one with all the objections. I thought you hated it here.”
“I’m growing to like it here in Cockermouth.” And as soon as I can open that closed door, I shall enjoy the place even more.
“Why on earth did I consider such a proposition, eh, child?” Her stepmother hugged her. “But thank the good Lord your father left you this house. He sort of mentioned it years ago, but I never gave it another thought. Where would we live if he had not?”
“But should it not be yours? After all, you were his wife. I am only his daughter. Daughters don’t usually inherit.”
“No, my dear. He specifically stated that he wanted it to pass to you, so who am I to go against his wishes?”
“Well, as you said before we came, it will be a challenge. We can’t go back to Kendal.” Unbidden memories returned of standing outside the blazing house, watching as the fire devoured everything in its path, and screaming, when they brought out her father’s lifeless body.
Tears ran down her cheeks, and they cried on each other’s shoulders until her stepmother pulled away and wiped her face. “But this won’t clean the muddle, will it?” She dried Amelia’s tears with her dusty apron, making her sneeze. “Oh, I’m sorry, child. I wasn’t thinking.” She tried to find a fresh spot, but Amelia resisted.
“It’s all right, Mamma, I am recovered now. I just miss him so much.”
“Yes, I do too. He would be proud of you. These past weeks you’ve been my stalwart. I don’t know how I would have coped without you.”
“Nor I without you, Mamma. But at least we are safe and have each other, even if we have to wear these awful hand-me-down clothes.”

About the Author

The Peacock Bottle Author PicMarried to Don, I have 5 children and 9 grandchildren, I live in Derbyshire, England, and enjoy researching my family tree (having found ancestors as far back as 1465), reading, gardening, playing Scrabble, meals out and family gatherings. I am the treasurer of my writing club, Eastwood Writers’ Group, and I also write and record Thoughts for the Day for Radio Nottingham. At church I sing in the choir and am an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a reader, a flower arranger and a member of the fundraising team for Cafod, my favourite charity. I have written hymns, although I cannot read music.

Social Media Links

Website:  http://nunkynoo.yolasite.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/angierigley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angierigley/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/angelarigleyauthor/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14367596.Angela_Rigley

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess by Catherine Tinley @CatherineTinley @MillsandBoon @rararesources #blogblitz #bookreview #RegencyRomance #HistoricalRomance #giveaway

 

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The Earl’s Runaway Governess written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

Purchase Link – getbook.at/EarlGoverness

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Book Blurb

Who knew living with an earl…

…would lead to such temptation?

Marianne Grant’s new identity as a governess is meant to keep her safe. But then she meets her new employer, Ash, Earl of Kingswood, and she immediately knows his handsome good looks are a danger of their own! Brusque on first meeting, Ash quickly shows his compassionate side. Yet Marianne doesn’t dare reveal the truth! Unless Ash really could be the safe haven she’s been looking for…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest novel: The Earl’s Runaway Governess.

The Earl’s Runaway Governess was a delicious feast for the heart and soul.  I adored it and feel quite bereft now I’ve got to the end.

There’s currently a number of Regency Romance novelists who know just how to transport their readers into an era that is steeped with etiquette with society rules and regulations, scandalous rakes and dashingly handsome rogues and Catherine Tinley is one of these such authors who sets the scene and captures your heart with the characters and storyline.

I particularly liked this storyline of a young lady having no option but to flee her family home for fear of her own safety.  Marianne Grant’s life as she knew it for the last twenty years surrounded by love and comfortable wealth will be no more.  Still struggling with grief Marianne has to be strong and make a new life for herself.  A life on the other side of the social class, one were she has to be independent, work for a living and above all else hide her true identity otherwise the consequence could be devastating.

Securing a position of a governess for a recently widowed Lady and her twelve year old daughter Marianne, now Miss Bolton, has switched roles in a stately home.  However, keeping her alias secret proves difficult when she meets the new Earl of Kingswood and proprietor of the house.  Earl ‘Ash’ Kingswood has been bequeathed the home and estate and is at a loss how to run a vast estate like this, he’s also not sure how to run a home and cope with the emotional dramas from the women of the household.  Personalities soon clash between Marianne and the new Earl and the author has woven some great fun between these two characters as they learn to live with their new roles.

Catherine Tinley has packed so much into this story; we had a daring escape, a new beginning, new friendships, new hope but danger of the past rearing it’s ugly head was never far and Marianne felt the constant fear for her life.

A story that enthralled me, I was charmed by the characters and the strength in a young woman trying to overcome adversity.  The chivalry and romance that blossomed was befitting to the story and left me wanting more.

About the Author
The Earl's Runaway Governess Tinley 6 dogCatherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories for Harlequin Mills & Boon. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings.

After a career encompassing speech & language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works in Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at:

Social Media Links

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Culmfield Cuckoo by Celia Moore @CeliaMooreBooks @rararesources #blogtour #bookreview #indieauthor #kindleunlimited #giveaway #familysaga #contemporaryfiction

 

Culmfield Cuckoo

Culmfield Cuckoo written and self-published by Celia Moore is available NOW in ebook format.  The ebook is also included in the kindleunlimited scheme.

To buy links:
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Book Blurb
When Billy reaches out to help, her kindness brings many changes which threaten hopes, homes, and even the people she loves the most.
Who is the Culmfield Cuckoo?
Will they help Billy get her life back? Or is the Cuckoo the cause of everything that is going wrong?
Who is telling the truth?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Celia Moore’s latest novel: Culmfield Cuckoo.

Culmfield Cuckoo is the sequel to Celia Moore’s debut novel, Fox Halt Farm.  You can find my review for Fox Halt Farm here.  As the story in Culmfield Cuckoo follows on from Fox Halt Farm I would strongly recommend reading Fox Halt Farm prior to Culmfield Cuckoo to enable you to enjoy the full reading experience. FOX HALT FARM, the first book in the series, is Free from Tuesday 2nd April 12am PDT finishing on Saturday 6th 11.59pm PDT

Life on the farm for Billy appears to be running smoothly after all the trials and tribulations from her past she is ready to settle in one place and make the farm and it’s shop a success.  However, author Celia Moore has thrown many more twists and turns for our main character in Culmfield Cuckoo and my heart was screaming ‘no’, how cruel can an author be to her leading lady?  There is quite a shocking turn of events and life for Billy turns into a battle to save her name, her life and her love.

Celia Moore has spun another great story with characters’ multi-layered personalities becoming embroiled within many of the twists and turns and the author definitely captivates her audience.  I did however, feel like the outcome to a certain event fizzled out and I felt like I wanted this part of the storyline to be a little more detailed to give me closure.  I’m very keen to learn where next the author will take our characters.

A story about the complexities of people that was captivating, dramatic with an underlying romance.

About the Author

Celia Moore (1967-now) grew up on a small farm near Exeter. She had a successful career as a Chartered Surveyor working in the City of London before working her way back to Devon. In 2000, she left the office to start a new adventure as an outdoor instructor, teaching rock climbing and mountaineering. Today she gardens for a few lovely customers, runs and writes (accompanied at all times by a border terrier x jack russell called Tizzy). She is running the London Marathon in April 2019 for three cancer charities.

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Who’s Sorry Now by Helene Fermont @helenefermont @BOTBSPublicity #bookreview #shortstorycollection #contemporaryfiction

 

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Who’s Sorry Now written and self-published by Helene Fermont is available NOW in ebook format.

To buy link: https://amzn.to/2JYFSP4

Book Blurb

Who’s Sorry Now? Is a collection of four crime and romance stories.

It’s about love, betrayal and dreams.

Do we really know the people we love?

Can love be rekindled?

Do dreams come true?

The truth always comes out in the end.

fancy scroll clipartI voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. All opinions are my own and no content may be copied. However, authors and publishers may use elements of my reviews for quotes.

I do enjoy dipping into a short story collection and they are a useful addition to any book library.  Short stories are perfect tea break/lunchtime reads that you can literally pickup and be whisked away within the storyline.  Short stories are also great ‘in-between’ novel reads, they act like a cleansing of the palate.  Short stories are also the perfect opportunity to try out a new author and this was the case for Who’s Sorry Now as I got to sample the work by Helene Fermont.

Helene Fermont wrote in a contemporary style and her characters from a couple of the stories were from wealthier families with glamorous lifestyles.  The author soon drew you into each story and there was enough detail and drama to keep you captivated for the length of the story.  My favourite of the four stories was Katie’s Christmas Wish but you could probably anticipate this as from reading my reviews I do love a happy ending.

Other books currently available by the author are:

 

About the Author

helene fermontBorn into a bilingual family (Swedish/ English) Hélene Fermont enjoyed an idylic childhood on the outskirts of Malmö, Sweden’s third largest city and major cultural hub. Growing up in the 1970s she had a brief musical career on Swedish TV and radio. Hélene lived in London for over 20 years but has recently returned to Sweden. Hélene is a former teacher, a practising psychologist, and currently the author of three novels, all of which are psychological suspense with a nordic noir flavour. Her fourth novel is coming soon!

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The Disgraceful Lord Gray by Virginia Heath @VirginiaHeath_ @MillsandBoon @rararesources #PublicationDayPush #bookreview #RegencyRomance #MillsandBoon #TheKingsElite #HistFic

 

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The Disgraceful Lord Gray written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

The paperback is available from all good book retailers including Waterstones, WHSmith, amazon and direct from the Mills and Boon website.

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Book Blurb

A spy on a mission…Until he meets this heiress!
Miss Theodora Cranford’s learned to keep her impetuous nature locked away. She won’t be deceived by another man who can’t see past her fortune. She wants an honourable, sensible sort – not a self-assured scoundrel like her new neighbour, Lord Gray. Although she’s sure there’s more to him than meets the eye… But after that first captivating kiss, she’s certainly left wanting more!

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I am so pleased to be involved in the Publication Day Push for Virginia Heath’s latest novel: The Disgraceful Lord Gray.

Virginia Heath has become one of my favourite Regency romance authors. She has a winning style with her novels and that is of creating characters that are humble, have a vulnerability about them, strong willed women, ruggedly handsome men but most of all she creates the perfect duo act. With The Disgraceful Lord Gray our duo is Lord Graham (Gray) Chadwick, one of The King’s Elite secret agents and Miss Thea Cranford, a wealthy heiress and niece to one of the latest suspects in the smuggling ring.

Lord Gray had fled his home and his shattered heart ten years ago, he was betrayed by his family and found solace gambling and then working for the Merchant Navy, this then led to working for the King and country as one of a secret group of men protecting the country. Gray’s latest assignment was to infiltrate the Boss of the smuggling ring that had brought treason, danger and death to the shores of England. His mission was to gain more information about Viscount Gislingham who resided in a country house in Sussex. Intelligence had been received that Gislingham was involved in the smuggling.

With reconnaissance set up in a neighbouring country house Lord Gray and his superior Lord Fennimore were playing the part of country gents perfectly, so perfectly that Gray stumbles across the Viscount’s niece, Thea Cranford. His first thought was that Thea would be a great opening to gain access to her Uncle. But this instant reaction to Thea shook him, she was like a vision with striking auburn locks that were wild and difficult to tame, which he later found out was very similar to the young lady herself. Gray had left matters of the heart with his shattered pieces ten years ago so to feel his heart thumping that little bit more when he first meets Thea he is unsure of his next move however, he does realise he has a job to do and nothing must get in his way.

However, the author Virginia Heath, has snook in an adorable character in this story. Trefor is a gorgeous black labrador that is playful and loving and is always by his master’s side, Lord Gray, until Thea appeared and Trefor then transfers his love and adoration to her much to Gray’s disgust!

I absolutely loved Gray and Thea’s double act there was plenty of sparring and playful, flirtatious banter but there was also alot of mutual understanding of heartaches. Virginia Heath has given us another great instalment in The King’s Elite series, I’ve been enthralled with the drama, the secrecy, the camaraderie between the men and the dalliances with the women. There is always an underlying warmth with Virginia Heath’s novels which rounds off the stories perfectly.

About the Author 
When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Fortunately, the lovely people at Harlequin Mills & Boon took pity on her and decided to publish her romances, but it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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