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“Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.” ~ Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Review – The Good, The Bad and The Scandalous (Heart of a Hero Series #7) by Cora Lee

Chicks, Rogues and Scandals Review of The Good, The Bad and The Scandalous (Heart of a Hero Series #7) by Cora Lee

Chicks,Rogues and Scandals


WHAT IF YOUR favorite superheroes had Regency-era doppelgangers?
And what if a group of them were recruited by the Duke of Wellington to gather intelligence for him during the Napoleonic Wars while they protected their own parts of the realm?
You’d get The Heart of a Hero series.

Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton.

Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan…

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Review – The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

ROSE BLUE’S Review – The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

Roses Are Blue

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules… 

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:
– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:
– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
–…

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Review – The Good, the Bad, and the Scandalous by Cora Lee

ROSES ARE BLUE: Review – The Good, the Bad, and the Scandalous by Cora Lee

Roses Are Blue

Andrew Elliott, Earl of Hartland, is no stranger to scandal. A notorious rake and eccentric genius, he fights crime in armor of his own design and celebrates his achievements with the merriest of widows. What the ton doesn’t know is that Hart has received a warning: danger is heading for London and it’s looking for Sarah Shipton.

Sarah discovers the bookshop her mother owns is failing and they will have nothing to live on when the month is out. So when the Earl of Hartland offers for her, she agrees to the marriage. But marrying Hart throws Sarah from the frying pan of imminent poverty into the fire of a world filled with science and peril she never knew existed.

How will Sarah cope with the knowledge that someone wants her dead? Can Hart keep her safe from a person hell bent on her destruction?

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Book Review: The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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Book Review: The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

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The Woman on the Orient Express IIThe Woman on the Orient Express

by Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Published September 20th 2016 by Lake Union Publishing

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.

Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.

Filled with evocative imagery, suspense, and emotional complexity, The Woman on…

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New Review – Lord Hunter’s Cinderella Heiress (Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Series Book 1) by Lara Temple

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Chicks,Rogues and Scandals


Betrothed…to the wrong man!

Building a life away from her bullying family, schoolmistress Helen Tilney now 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 that has Hunter longing to keep Nell for himself…

My View

Firstly I must warn you that I will probably do a great deal of gushing throughout my review, but when you read something that is as superb as this, then I hope you will forgive me. This is book one in this new series; The Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies Series by the highly talented Lara Temple, and one that…

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HOOKS EVERY MYSTERY OR THRILLER NEEDS :IVY LOGAN (series II)

Ivy Logan’s HOOKS EVERY MYSTERY OR THRILLER NEEDS :IVY LOGAN (series II)

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A Cover that Draws Attention
A Blurb that Makes You Want More
Attention Grabbing First Few Lines on the First Page
The First Chapter that Introduces
The Narration that sets expectations
A Tight Plot
Surprises at the Right Places
Connections between Characters, Events and the Past and Present
Pace and Planning
Aptness & Undue Focus To Scenes and Characters
A Finale that blows your Mind and Connects all the Dots

My first book is a fiction fantasy novel titled Broken, part of the BREACH series a supernatural fantasy adventure series. As far as reading goes my great love is Mysteries and Thrillers. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. These according to me are the hooks of a Mystery thriller without which any book/ story falls flat. There are many things, which contribute to a book’s success, but at a core level these are…

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Review – Waltzing With The Earl by Catherine Tinley

Chicks,Rogues and Scandals

A wallflower’s time to shine…

The Earl of Shalford needs to marry into money to save his estate. Wealthy and beautiful Henrietta Buxted should be the perfect candidate. So why does his eye keep wandering to her quiet cousin, Charlotte Wyncroft?

Charlotte watches Henrietta’s games of courtship with wry amusement. That is, until a stolen dance reveals a hidden side to the earl. Penniless Charlotte knows she’s far from a suitable match, yet, in Adam’s arms, she can dream of the happily-ever-after she’s always wanted!

My View

This debut novel of Tinley is rich in details for the era, what makes Tinley an exiting new to me author is how she builds up her characters, their history and personalities they are extremely likable even the irritating and snobbish Mrs Buxton and Henrietta .

Adam after gaining the title after his father death finds out that to keep his ancestral estate…

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