A Warriner to Tempt Her by Virginia Heath blogtour book review

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A Warriner to Tempt Her written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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A shy innocent

She’s wary of all men.

In this The Wild Warriners story, shy Lady Isabella Beaumont is perfectly happy to stay in the background and let her sister get all the attention from handsome suitors following a shocking incident. However working with Dr Joseph Warriner to help the sick and needy pushes her closer to a man than she’s ever been before. Is this a man worth trusting with her deepest of desires…?

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Virginia Heath’s latest novel: A Warriner to Tempt Her.  I’m a huge fan of The Wild Warriner series and this novel is the third story.  The novels can be read as a standalone but my goodness you will be missing out on a treat if you don’t read all the books in the series and I would recommend reading them in order.  The books in the series are:

  • A Warriner to Protect Her
  • A Warriner to Rescue Her
  • A Warriner to Tempt Her
  • A Warriner to Seduce Her

Dr Joe Warriner is the sensible, studious one of the four Warriner brothers.  Joe always looks for the good in everyone, even of his late father who brought so much disrepute to the family.

Joe is also abit of a day dreamer and just recently his thoughts have been filled of Lady Clarissa Beaumont who he believes is the epitome of a perfect woman.  With her beauty and charm she is always surrounded by would-be suitors and never seems to notice the presence of Joe.  However, one Beaumont lady hasn’t mistaken Joe’s presence and when Joe is doing his rounds at the Foundling Home for children Lady Isabella Beaumont is always quietly in the background watching Dr Joe’s moves.

Lady Isabella (Bella) and her family are quite new to Retford following a very terrifying and traumatic incident in London.  The family were advised to take Bella away to the country to recuperate and heal.  Bella is still very traumatised over her ordeal and hates being around new situations but her voluntary work at the foundling home is slowly giving her confidence.  Bella revels in medicine and has devoured endless medical tomes and journals.

When an epidemic of a deadly disease is reported in Nottingham, mere miles away, panic sets in.  Joe is keen to quell the worries of the villagers of Retford and wishes to administer the new vaccination for the disease to all.  However, the vaccination is quite new following extensive research made by a fellow medical professional.  But not all are keen, the other local Dr who practices very unorthodox procedures quickly rebukes this new vaccination and argues against Joe’s proposal.  With lives at risk Joe and with the help of his keen assistant Bella need to swiftly take medical action.

The closer Joe and Bella work together the more Joe begins to realise that his heart had been set on the wrong Beaumont sister.  With Bella’s brain, kindness, bravery and quiet stubbornness she is a good match to Joe’s persona.

Chemistry soon bubbles between the pair but Joe soon realises all is not as it appears with Bella and she is hiding some dark secret that won’t let go of her mind.

The author Virgina Heath had taken extensive research of medical history for Joe’s story and this was clearly portrayed across the pages.  I was fascinated with this side of the story.  A Warriner to Tempt Her is a stunningly beautiful story that I thoroughly enjoyed.  All four Warriner brothers are hero’s in their own right but when Joe is put to the test his heroism is off the scale.  With his sensitivity to a very serious issue Joe calmly deals with it.  His passion for his love of medicine, his love for his brothers and now his love for Bella are his main strengths and the villagers and ourselves as readers are lucky to know Joe.

To learn more about Virginia Heath and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  https://www.virginiaheathromance.com/

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

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/virginiaheathauthor/

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The Captain’s Disgraced Lady by Catherine Tinley blogtour book review

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The Captain’s Disgraced Lady written by Catherine Tinley, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Who is Captain Harry Fanton?

When Juliana Milford first encounters Captain Harry Fanton, she finds him arrogant and rude. There’s no way she’ll fall for his dazzling smile! Her visit to Chadcombe House was always going to prompt questions over her scandalous family, so she’s touched when Harry defends her reputation. She’s discovering there’s more to Harry than she’d first thought…

A man so plagued by the demons of war, he’s sworn he’ll never marry, no matter how tempted…

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating the launch of Catherine Tinley’s latest regency romance … The Captain’s Disgraced Lady.

I love a good regency romance; the travelling back in time to when ladies were introduced into society and when etiquette around the ton was paramount.  This is the first work by Catherine Tinley that I’ve read and I particularly enjoyed how she wove a love story around a pivotal moment in European history.  The Battle of Waterloo was a fierce fought battle that the officers and soldiers were summoned to whilst off duty at a ball in Brussels.  Kitted out in their finery the men had to quickly say their goodbyes to their loved ones and march on to an unknown fate …

Julianna Milford and her mother were travelling from their home in Brussels to visit friends in England.  Julianna first encounters Captain Harry Fanton on this journey and her first impressions to this gentleman is of his arrogant, brusque personality which immediately exasperates her.

Once settled at Chadcombe House, the home of her best friend Charlotte and her new husband Adam, her sense of serenity is disturbed by the arrival of Adam’s older brother, Captain Harry Fanton.  Julianna cannot believe how fate has brought them together again.

Julianna’s mother’s health soon becomes a concern and Harry’s personality changes to one of a caring nature and Mrs Milford was to become his priority.  However, the aristocratic circle is rife with gossip and rumours revolving Julianna and her mother, specifically Julianna’s parentage.  Once again Harry steps in to defend the ladies from this malicious gossip.

A friendship of sorts soon develops between Julianna and Harry but you can sense that Harry is holding back on his emotions.  This strong, charismatic, handsome Captain has a vulnerability about him which he’s afraid to show to anyone.  Visions from past events have plagued his nights since the terrible ordeal Harry went through.  With the uncertainty of war once again forefront in Harry’s mind can the demons from his past be laid to rest?

Can Julianna heal Harry’s heart and mind?  Will history end up repeating itself for a blossoming new love?

The Captain’s Disgraced Lady is a story filled with intrigue, drama, family saga, historical events and romance all told in a beautiful manner.  My heart was aching for the trauma Harry had endured but with this hope of a new beginning and love you are left feeling enlightened with warmth and positivity.  An absolutely gorgeous regency romance.

To learn more about Catherine Tinley and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  https://catherinetinley.com/

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

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

Catherine Tinley and her publishers have kindly offered the chance to WIN 2 signed copies of this novel.  To enter the giveaway please click on the rafflecopter link below:

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Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress by Lara Temple book review

Lord Hunter's Cinderella Heiress

Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Betrothed…to the wrong man!

Building a life away from her bullying family, schoolmistress Helen Tilney needs to convince her childhood sweetheart she’s a worthy bride. Standing in her way is Lord Hunter―the man Nell has just discovered she’s betrothed to!

Hunter’s offer of marriage to Nell came out of guilt, and now seems less than appealing! So when she asks for his help to win another man he agrees. Until their lessons in flirtation inspire a raging desire which has Hunter longing to keep Nell for himself…

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Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress is the first book in a new series by Lara Temple.  After reading this first novel in the series I am already eager to read the other stories in the Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies trilogy.

Lara Temple has taken me to an era where women were courted and often seen swooning upon the men in their sights.  With the fluttering of eyes behind fans and the gentle blushes bestowed upon their delicate cheeks the women had a great part to play in this game of match-making and when the young lady in question was a wealthy heiress then her popularity grew making her prey for unscrupulous rogues.

Young Nell Tilney first met Lord Hunter four years ago when she was 17 years old.  She remembered he had a sadness about him but she could tell he loved horses from the way he acted around the family’s horses.  Four years on from that day when Nell was left feeling hurt by the constant bullying from her aunt and father she is now a different young woman.  Nell has grown in confidence within herself and has been enjoying her work teaching at a local school.  However, learning from the papers that she is engaged to Lord Hunter she immediately pays him a visit to find out exactly what is happening.  If Nell is bestowed to Lord Hunter she then cannot win her heart’s desire of the hand of Charles Welbeck, whom she has been in love with since she was a child.

Although confident in herself Nell is still very shy amongst men, especially Lord Hunter who’s rake-ish reputation bestows him.  A pact is made between Nell and Lord Hunter, he will guide her in her quest to woo Charles Welbeck with some gentle flirtation.  However, the more time the unlikely couple  spend together the more they both start to realise a connection between them is growing.

Lord Hunter with his dark, handsome features and his rake-ish personality leaves many ladies swooning with desire.  However, Hunter has a vulnerability and sadness behind his suave, delicious exterior.

As Nell and Hunter start playing a delicate dance of love the game soon starts to become dangerous with heated exchanges soon confusing both Nell and Hunter’s feelings.

A gorgeous, sexy, regency romp that will leave you with want for more from the Wild Lords …

To learn more about Lara Temple and her work please visit the following pages:

Website:  https://www.laratemple.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/laratemple1

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LaraTempleAuthor/

His Mistletoe Wager by Virginia Heath book review

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His Mistletoe Wager written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boons Historical, is available in ebook and paperback format from the 1st October 2017.

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Notorious rake Henry Stuart, Earl of Redbridge, is certain he’ll win his Christmas bet–until he learns he’ll be stealing Lady Elizabeth Wilding’s kisses. A woman who refuses to be charmed!
Once jilted, Lizzie must guard her heart, because the ton is unaware of her scandalous secret–her son! Despite their increasing attraction, she can’t risk the persistent Hal bringing down her defenses. But when her former fiancé returns, Lizzie realizes that perhaps Hal’s the one man she can trust–with her heart and her son…

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My first festive read for the upcoming season and what a feast for your eyes it is.  His Mistletoe Wager is a sequel to Virginia Heath’s Her Enemy at the Altar, you can find my review for this novel here.  His Mistletoe Wager can be read as a standalone but to fully appreciate and enjoy the full reading experience I would whole-heartedly recommend reading Her Enemy at the Altar first.

This story focuses on Hal, Henry Stuart, Earl of Redbridge, brother of Connie who we fell in love with in the previous story.  Hal is a notorious rake and has enjoyed many scandalous moments in his past however, he’s feeling a little out of sorts and now with the responsibility of the title bequeathed to him following his father’s death Hal has become more of a target to the ladies of society.  Even the attention of the hordes of females cannot change his current mood but his brother-in-law, Aaron Wincanton, places a wager with him and challenges Hal to steal five kisses from a fair maiden between now and the Twelfth Night.  The maiden Aaron has in mind is Lady Elizabeth Wilding.

Lizzie Wilding has been hiding from society after being jilted at the altar five years ago.  Her father wants her to return to the society scene but Lizzie would rather stay at home with her son she has so far kept hidden from the world.  If her secret son was to be revealed she would be shamed and her son would be shunned.  Life for a single mother was very tough in Regency time and was frowned upon.  Yet Lizzie has more to fear than her secret son being revealed when a would be suitor starts blackmailing her.  What hold does this unscrupulous man have on her?

With Hal game on winning his wager and gaining five kisses from Lizzie he starts the challenge with his full charm offensive.  However, Lizzie wasn’t to be easily won having sworn off men after being broken hearted.  But the unlikely pair found they had more things in common than they first realised and a mutual understanding is sought.

Once again Virginia Heath has had me swooning over the dashing hero Hal in this story.  I loved the banter between Hal and Lizzie and Hal’s cheeky charm had me smiling on many occasion.  The author was very clever though and gave Hal a sensitive, loyal side which had me sighing with contentment.

A delectable regency romance story that had it all; swooning and charm, hero’s and villains, family saga, drama, love and longing.  I adored it and I’m feeling bereft to be leaving my regency hero behind.

To find out more about Virginia Heath and her work please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.virginiaheathromance.com/

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

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/virginiaheathauthor/

A Warriner to Rescue Her (The Wild Warriners, book 2) by Virginia Heath

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A Warriner to Rescue Her written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Tempted by the damsel in distress!
Captain James Warriner is startled to find a curvaceous beauty caught up a tree in his orchard! Despite his shattered leg, he rescues Miss Cassandra Reeves, then is determined to have nothing more to do with the enticing vicar’s daughter.
Except when Cassie seeks Jamie out to apologize, they find themselves persuaded to work together on her storybook. Secret liaisons with the dashing soldier make Cassie wish Jamie would rescue her once more…by making her his wife!

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As the song goes … “Holding out for a Hero …” and along comes Captain James Warriner and all our wishes have been granted.  Virginia Heath has created the most unpretentious hero I’ve ever read about and I was swooning over Captain James, Jamie, with every page.  Captain James was a wounded soul, a young man of 27 not long since returning home after fighting in the Napoleanic war and then being held captive for months and during his escape he was shot several times leaving devastating injuries to his thigh.  Through sheer arrogance and stubbornness Jamie managed to save his leg but he is left with scars, deformity and a painful limp.  His physical scars have spread deep and his mind is left unsettled and the strong, courageous young man now fears of the dark and of his own sanity.  He cannot see past his imperfections and feels he is completely useless to anyone.  His only joy at the moment is his painting.  His view of the beauty and wonder of nature kept him strong through a turbulent childhood and now he fills his days with artwork.

Cassandra Reeves is the daughter of the new parish vicar.  Cassandra, Cassie, is a loner especially with the lifestyle of constantly moving due to her father’s job and his disposition.  Cassie has been brought up by her father for many years since her mother fled the shackles of her controlling marriage.  Sadly, Cassie is now left to cook, clean and obey her father and his beliefs.  When Cassie can get away she loves nothing more that riding out in the countryside on her pretty pony called Orange Blossom and also her love of writing stories gives her escape to another world.  On one of her rides this is when Cassie and Jamie meet under funny and embarrassing circumstances.

Since this unexpected acquaintance with Cassie Jamie has been fighting with his feelings.  An instant attraction was felt but due to his self confidence in his imperfections Jamie makes a complete hash and his demeanour is quite obtuse.  Cassie was also struggling with these new feelings from her brief encounter with the former soldier.

Can the young couples love of nature and creativity guide them though tough times that lay ahead?  Can they each rescue each other from their own personal darkness?

I loved Jamie’s character and could sympathise with his self-doubts.  This chivalrous man with toned physique wasn’t afraid of showing his gentler side but I think this combination of his personality traits was perfect for Cassie.  With her own troubled upbringing and feeling very vulnerable Cassie needed a strong man to help her overcome her obstacles but Jamie’s tender side gently healed Cassie’s mental torment.

Virginia Heath’s wonderful wit wound beautifully throughout the storyline creating a gorgeous romance that made you smile, made your heart beat, made you sigh with pleasure but then the tempo of the story grew and you were left gripped with tension.  Loved it!  5/5*

To find out more about Virginia Heath and her books please do visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.virginiaheathromance.com/

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

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/virginiaheathauthor/

Cinderella and The Duke by Janice Preston book review

 

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Cinderella and the Duke written by Janice Preston, publisher Mills & Boon Historical, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.

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Never welcomed into society circles, Rosalind Allen gave up her marriage prospects long ago―life has taught her she’ll only get hurt. So she’s shocked when an encounter with a mysterious stranger makes her long to reconsider…
Little does Rosalind know that her mystery man is Leo Beauchamp, Duke of Cheriton, travelling in disguise to evade the ladies of the ton! Impoverished Rosalind is the first woman to captivate Leo―but can he persuade this wary Cinderella to trust him with her heart?

regency couple silhouetteWhat more could you want from a Regency Romance? Country settings with grand houses, a damsel forsaking her own happiness looking after her younger siblings, a handsome stranger with chiselled features, society’s scripted choreography of courtship and a scoundrel/villain to despise?!  Cinderella and the Duke had all this and it was a treat to read.

I’m getting quite a taste for this genre, the authors, including Janice Preston, have transported me to a time of hardship for many but also to a time of pomp and ceremony.  A time when young ladies were chaperoned and introduced to society.  A time when wearing your best for a walk in the park was a necessity.  This era is so fascinating to read about and fictional stories do bring it to life.

In Cinderella and the Duke we meet 30 year old Rosalind Allen who with her brother have fled to the country in Buckinghamshire to get away from Sir Peter Tadlow, who had been recently appointed guardian to their stepsister Nell.  Sir Peter was a rogue and was helping himself to Nell’s inheritance and had set his sights on marrying Nell off to a very unsuitable suitor.  Nell, thankfully, had fled to London to visit her aunt in readiness of her debut into society with a view to finding a more savoury husband.

During one of Rosalind’s many walks in the country she happens across a group of gentlemen including one very smarmy character whom unsettles Rosalind.  However, one of the other gentlemen unsettles her in a very different way; a beautifully chiselled man with the darkest of hair.

For the last fourteen years Rosalind has taken the roll of mother to her brother Freddie, her stepsister Nell and stepbrother Jack.  Rosalind has forsaken her own chance of finding love to raise her siblings.  Now at 30 years of age she fears her courting times have gone but her heart is betraying her with feelings she has not felt before after this brief encounter with this handsome stranger.

Leo Beauchamp is the sixth Duke of Cheriton, since the death of his wife over 10 years ago he has singlehandedly brought up his three children.  Whilst away from the city he likes to take on a different persona, away from the ladies vying for his attention wishing to become the next Duchess.  Leo too feels a little unsettled following the encounter with Rosalind Allen, he cannot get the woman out of his mind.  Rosalind is very different to the ladies that parade around him.  Further chance encounters bring Rosalind and Leo together and the chemistry is almost magnetic and quite enticing.

This was a gorgeous tale of love, family, ownership and courtship.

To find out more about Janice Preston and her books please do visit the following links:

Website:  https://janicepreston.co.uk/

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

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/janice.preston.author/

 

The Duke’s Unexpected Bride by Lara Temple book review

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The Duke’s Unexpected Bride written by Lara Temple, publisher Mills & Boon Historical is available NOW in ebook and in paperback format from 4th May 2017.

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From country miss…to London duchess!

Sophie Trevelyan has been enjoying her visit to London, even if her closest companion is an overweight pug! Then she encounters the dashing Duke of Harcourt, who intrigues her more than is strictly proper…

Max knows he must marry. He’s looking for the opposite of his high-spirited fiancée, who died some years ago, so he tries to keep his distance from bubbly Sophie. But when her life is endangered, Max feels compelled to rescue her…with a very unexpected proposal!

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This was my first introduction to the words of Lara Temple and it was such a treat.  A ravishing Regency romp with wonderful charm, characters, gripping dramatic storyline, a history that was tied to 3 men that left each one damaged, a sensual desirable coupling with so much chemistry they can’t help but be drawn to each other and not forgetting a podgy, stubborn little dog called Marmaduke.

Sophie Trevelyan was staying at her Aunt’s house in London.  Her country ways from her home in Devon wasn’t enough to prepare her for society in London but Sophie held a compassion in her heart and her openness with people soon charmed them.  Sophie’s first hurdle though was to try and gain trust in her Aunt’s favourite pet, a podgy little pug that was stubborn and lazy called Marmaduke.

I loved how the author, Lara Temple, fitted this wonderful furry friend in this story.  Marmaduke’s personality in a way reflected in Max’s (Duke of Harcourt).

When Sophie met Max she was astonished with him and was left almost speechless with his supreme statuesque handsome features.  One of my favourite quotes by Lara was about Max with Sophie stating he was

so unfairly male

A friendship of sorts blossomed between the pair but Sophie was so different to the ladies that were paraded in front of him with the hope of becoming his Duchess.

The storyline held a darkness within it and a stunning seductress had three men at her beck and call but her greed was to be her downfall.  Years later these men were still beholden to this temptress and walls were built around their heart and soul.  It had to be a special woman to break down the wall that Max had built around himself.  However, Sophie’s life became in peril bringing a whole new twist to the darkness that has surrounded these three men.

A very delectable romance that oozed chemistry with class 5/5*

To find out more about Lara Temple and her books please visit the following pages:

Website:  http://www.laratemple.com/

Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/laratemple1

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/LaraTempleAuthor/