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Let Me Love You by Lasairiona McMaster

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Jilted by the only woman he’s ever loved, Jeremy Lewis is a man on a mission to be a renowned player – both on and off the ice. Who needs monogamy anyway?
But when he falls during a game, Jeremy finds himself laid-up with a potentially career-ending injury and his support network, suddenly gone. His best friend, AJ, is busy in a new relationship, his teammates are pursuing their own dreams of hockey stardom, and Jeremy is left frustrated, broken and alone.
Will their friendship survive AJ’s new relationship? Are Jeremy’s feelings for Chelsea truly a thing of the past? And can he persevere through his recovery to get back on the ice?

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Jeremy is a college ice hockey player who wants to be a star but he has an accident in the first game of the season that may scupper his chances

I’m not quite sure why but this book was strangely addictive. It’s written entirely from Jeremy’s point of view which I liked but at the same time I would have loved to hear from Chelsea as she is such an important person in his life 

A lot of this book looks at Jeremy’s rehab from his injury and although I enjoyed reading his story, I did at times want to punch him! I mean I was totally routing for him to be back skating but he would then go and do something stupid which would annoy me and it was a while before he redeemed himself with me again 

This book also looks at some of the emotions people can go through when not everything is going as they want it to, this pulled me in and I became emotionally attached to Jeremy, having felt some of those myself 

I have gone through such a rollercoaster of emotions with this book and have gone from love to hate back to love again multiple times, which is something that would make me recommend it to so many people but especially those who enjoy stories about hockey, friendship and falling in love 

AM 🐾 x

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Lasairiona McMaster writes sassy, classy and badassy women and strong, yet vulnerable men. She challenges reader’s expectations by openly dealing with mental health issues, often exploring tough-to-handle topics and ‘taboos’ and books with a whole lotta heart.

She can either be found enjoying a gin and lemonade by the Irish sea, or baking sweet treats in her kitchen while singing at the top of her lungs. When she’s ‘home’ in Texas, and isn’t eating fresh-popped popcorn while buying things she has absolutely no need for in Target, she can be found at Chuys eating her body weight in chips and queso and washing it down with a margarita swirl. She loves to make friends out of strangers.

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A Waltz with the Outspoken Governess by Catherine Tinley

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A quiet governess…

An unruly heart

Sir Nicholas Denny is desperate to find a governess to care for his boisterous nieces and nephews. Demure vicar’s daughter Mary Smith seems ideal—at first. All too soon Nicholas discovers a different side to her… She’s a beautiful, vivacious woman, even if she infuriates him with her strong opinions! When he waltzes with Mary at a party he knows he’s in trouble—the spark between them is so tempting, but she challenges everything he thought he wanted in a wife!

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Mary’s father has been accused of treason and is being held in a prison near his home in Norfolk. Mary is thrown out of finishing school in London due to not being able to pay the fees and takes a position as a temporary governess to Sir Nicholas’ sisters children so she can be near her father whilst she attempts to prove his innocence 
I loved Mary as a character, she is strong and outspoken, she is smart and knows her own mind, she isn’t afraid to say what she thinks even though it may get her in trouble on occasion. She has some brilliant ways of teaching the younger children that makes them more engaged and actually wanting to learn which was a breath of fresh air compared to some of the more traditional ways 
Nicholas was told from a young age that he is more important than those around him because of his position in society and this has stayed with him into adulthood. It takes Mary coming into his life to challenge this and make him question himself and his behaviours, even though he does at times struggle with her opinions of him. He is a character who becomes more likeable throughout the book and as his feelings towards Mary start to develop he starts to realise what is important in his life and as a reaction he becomes more real as a character 
I really enjoyed reading Mary and Nicholas’ story, there is drama, intrigue and fights that caught my attention and had me unable to put this book down. I will admit that I found the ending a bit rushed but at the same time I understand why as it allows the drama to build for the reader
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a historical romance that challenges the characters thoughts and beliefs with enough mystery to keep you hooked 
AM 🐾 x

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Catherine Tinley is an award winning author who 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 manages a maternity hospital. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog and can be reached at http://www.catherinetinley.com, as well as http://www.facebook.com/CatherineTinleyWriter and @CatherineTinley on twitter.

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His Unlikely Duchess by Amanda McCabe

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Money can buy her marriage

But will it lead to love?

Miss Lily Wilkins hopes her American money will compensate for her lack of etiquette, as she needs a prestigious marriage to save her sisters’ prospects. Raised to believe wealth was her greatest attribute, she’s stunned when her unconventional ways catch the eye of the notorious Duke of Lennox. He’s far from the safe, sensible match she’d planned on—but Lily might just discover he’s the one she needs!

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It’s the world of the American Dollar Princesses and Lily has come to England with her family in an effort to make a good marital match. She meets Aidan, a duke, whilst at a ball and is instantly captivated by him. Thing is Aidan needs money so does he want Lily for herself or just her money especially as one of his old flames has reappeared?
I liked Lily, she is a strong woman who knows what she wants, she is also aware of how people in England see her and that although she tries she doesn’t quite fit in but she doesn’t let that stop her from being herself 
Aidan likes Lily but is very aware that his family needs money to restore their homes and estates and a lot of the times that the story is told from his point of view this comes up making it harder to get to know him. I went through a love/hate relationship with Aidan. I loved him as a character and how he can be charming, kind and how he treats Lily with the respect she deserves but I hated him because of how he treats Lily when he is around his old flame. It feels like at times the rest of the world doesn’t matter and he really hurts Lily multiple times because of it 
I really enjoyed reading about one of the dollar princesses that I have heard so much about but at the same time I struggled with the story at times because of the love triangle between the main characters. That didn’t stop my overall enjoyment of the book however and I would recommend it to those who enjoy a romance that looks at things from another perspective with characters who aren’t the norm that you would encounter in a historical romance 
AM 🐾 x

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Amanda wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen–a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject…)

She’s never since used algebra, but her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion.  She lives in Santa Fe with a Poodle, a cat, a wonderful husband, and a very and far too many books and royal memorabilia collections.

When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network–even though she doesn’t cook.

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The Heiress’s Pregnancy Surprise by Donna Alward

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A VIP assignment…
an unexpected consequence!

Ex-SAS officer Jacob Wolfe’s latest job, as aristocrat Charlotte Pemberton’s bodyguard, is pushing him to his limits. Never one to step over the line, he’s determined to ignore their intense connection. Until a single dance leads to a forbidden kiss… and Jacob is tempted to break all his rules. But their resulting night together has an unexpected consequence…

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Charlotte Pemberton is the daughter of an Earl and her family runs a hugely successful fashion business of which she is Head of PR but she has received some threats and her family insist on hiring a bodyguard to protect her during New York fashion week. Jacob is ex special forces and is determined to keep her safe but Charlotte isn’t like he was expecting 
I liked Charlotte, she is fun but also dedicated and really smart. She wants to try and be perfect, to not cause any ripples but it’s Jacob who brings her out of herself and makes her embrace her individuality and who she is rather than just being the face of the brand 
Jacob expects Charlotte to be a pampered princess and is surprised when he finds out that she isn’t. He is very good at his job but has a past that still haunts him and that could affect his future. He is loyal and determined, the kind of person you would want there if you were in danger 
This book looked at some of the traditional class stereotypes and challenges of people can cross over. It embraces individuality and advocates for people being themselves 
I loved reading about Jacob and Charlotte, their story drew me in and made me want to find out what would happen next 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a romance with a hint of danger and fabulous characters that will catch your attention and keep you reading 
AM 🐾 x

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While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer and Judith McNaught.  Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking…and is a Masterpiece Theater addict.  You can visit her on the web at www.DonnaAlward.com and join her mailing list at www.DonnaAlward.com/newsletter .

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Unexpectedly Wed to the Officer by Jenni Fletcher

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Sebastian has come back from the Navy and is in Bath to see his family but what he doesn’t know is that they aren’t there anymore! Instead he meets the new manager of Belles, the family biscuit shop. Henrietta however isn’t quite what he was expecting! 
I loved Henrietta, she has a strong sense of family and looks after her nephews when her brother isn’t available. She is beautiful but is so used to people only looking at her and not getting to know her properly that she has built up walls and defences to stop herself getting hurt. She is smart, independent and is used to looking after herself so finds accepting help difficult but I think as the story develops she becomes more willing to accept help and that it may not always be given with and ulterior motive 
Sebastian is a brilliant character, he is completely the opposite of what’s Henrietta thinks she wants but his caring and patience towards her nephews helps him to win her over and make her realise that it’s not just her beauty that he finds so captivating. He has suffered hardships in the Navy and is wary of certain things but understanding him and his backstory more as the story develops makes me love him more 
This book had me totally hooked right from the beginning when Henrietta thinks she is disturbing a burglar and slams the door into his face, and the next morning him being tipped off the sofa and having books hurled at him by Nancy, who also works at Belles, made me chuckle and pulled me so deep into the story 
This book works really well as a stand alone book although it is part of a series and characters from the previous book are mentioned (and if you’re anything like me you will be so hooked by the stories of the sides at Belles that you will be bouncing up and down desperate for the next 2 books to come out!) 
I would literally recommend this book to so many people, it is a story of acceptance and the characters learning about themselves whilst having so much drama that it will keep you turning the page 
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Recipe for Redemption by Anna J. Stewart

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Abby would do anything to save the hotel that she and her gran have lived in since she was a child but it’s in serious financial difficulties. With a food festival coming to town and an amateur cooking contest with a large prize pot it could be what she needs, only one slight problem though, Abby can’t cook so in steps Jason, a professional chef who is escaping New York following his twin brothers death 
I loved Abby, she is a great fun character full of life, she says what she thinks which sometimes gets her into trouble but the people she cares about accept her no matter what. She struggles with slowing down and when she panics things can get a bit dicey, especially in the kitchen
Jason is really struggling emotionally when he comes to the inn and all he wants is to escape his life in New York and not cook again. Seeing him start to accept what has happened with the support of Abby and her friends makes me love him as a character, he is somewhere where people don’t judge him on his past but on what he does now which is something that I would hope more people could do 
The town is Butterfly Harbour and there are unsurprisingly a lot of butterfly related things in the book, one I loved is that the senior citizens group is called the Cocoon Club. There is a huge amount of community spirit in the town and that drew me in almost as much as Abby and Jason’s story
I would recommend this book to whose who enjoy a story full of fabulous characters learning about themselves in an amazing setting
AM 🐾 x

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One Snowy Night with Lord Hauxton by Laura Martin

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Thomas needs to escape London following the death of his fiancé and he ends up staying with a friend in Kent. Henrietta has run away from London following an argument with her mother and has also ended up in the same house in Kent but the snow has meant that their hosts are stuck in Hampshire so Thomas and Henrietta are trapped together in the house alone 
I liked Henrietta, she is an artist but not someone who paints the traditional watercolours of the time but instead grittier images of people that she sees in the poorer streets of London. Her reason for feeing London resonates with me and she struggles to pick up a paintbrush after that but her sanctuary helps make her more relaxed and able to cope with her mother
Thomas is running scared as it seems that everyone he has cared about in his life has died and his emotions are still raw, escaping London gives him the opportunity to be himself, although things are complicated when he meets Henrietta. He is honourable and intelligent as well as kind and caring which drew me to him and seeing him relax and unbend as the story progressed made him seem so much more real 
Although both Thomas and Henrietta are trying to escape their lives being thrown together allows them to learn about each other and understand each other in a way that would otherwise not have been possible in the traditional London ballrooms which really worked for their characters. They wouldn’t have been able to work through their differences if they had only met briefly so meeting them this way really worked for them as characters 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a festive historical romance with the main characters being trapped by the snow and learning so much about themselves and each other that you will end up loving them 
AM 🐾 x

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The Viscount’s Convenient Bride by Josie Bonham

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Luke, Viscount Enstone’s, resolve to avoid a love match is tested to its limit when he accepts responsibility for the Davenport family.

Luke has found it hard to sort out his late father’s affairs. A dishonest secretary and ailing land agent have left the family estates in disorder. With new people in place, he sets off to one of his smaller properties to discover the extent of an obligation that seems out of keeping with the cold-hearted father he remembers. Who is the young woman living at Shepley Hall and what was her connection to his father?

Miss Kitty Davenport has waited for a long time to find out if the new Viscount Enstone will continue the support his father gave to her family and her patience is wearing thin. Will he carry on paying for her young brother’s education and even assist him in finding a career? For herself, all she needs is help to find a suitable position as a companion and to escape from the unwanted attentions of a persistent suitor.

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Kitty has been left in a precarious position living off the charity of one of her families friends following the death of her father. Luke is the new heir to the estate and decides to rescue Kitty from her situation and take her to London to live with his aunt 
I liked Kitty, she is intelligent and has her own opinions. She knows what she can and can’t do and isn’t afraid to fight for her brothers future even if she is nervous about her own life and what will happen to her next
Luke is still traumatised by his fathers apparent rejection of him and is instantly wary of Kitty when he first meets her, fearing she is trying to force him into marriage, something the couldn’t be further from the truth. He is determined to rescue Kitty and his sense of honour is a big part of his character. He develops hugely throughout the story from a suspicious wary character to someone more open and honest with himself which makes him feel so much more real 
There is a huge cast of secondary characters who are so important as it’s through them that we learn what Kitty and Luke are really like and see beneath the exteriors that they put on
This book is full of drama with an undercurrent of danger with I loved and which had me hooked right from the start which is why I would recommend it to those who enjoy a romance with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you on your toes! 
AM 🐾 x

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Josie lives in the English midlands, surrounded by towns full of history such as Evesham, Stratford-Upon- Avon, Warwick and Worcester. Which is perhaps why her favourite reads are historical. Out of all the periods to choose from the Regency Era stirs her imagination the most. The true Regency lasted from 1811 until 1820 but dates as wide as 1789 to 1837 have been included in the extended Regency period. For Josie the true flavour of this period emerges after the iniquitous hair powder tax of 1795, unsurprisingly, scuppered the fashion for hair powder almost overnight.

Josie has always dabbled in stories but it took the combined efforts of her sister and eldest niece to set her on the path to writing novels. Her Regency romances, with a dash of adventure and intrigue, are the result.

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Ten Days with a Duke by Erica Ridley

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Eli and Olives families have been feuding for years but her father thinks it may now be time to make peace so he suggests that Olive marry Eli. The only problem is that Eli humiliated Olive when they were younger and she can’t forgive him 
Olive is a fabulous character, she is strong and independent but she also adores her father and would do almost anything to make him happy. She is a brilliant horsewoman and trainer and her families farm is well known across the country, not only for the horses but also the exclusivity of owning them. Olive manages her emotions by riding, it makes her happy and let’s her be herself rather than the person Eli and his family humiliated 
I loved Eli, he may not love horses but he adores botany and dreams of finding a medicinal plant that will stop other women dying from childbirth in the way his mother did. Eli had never forgotten Olive, not because of the feud but instead because of the person she is and he hated what he had done to her and wanted her forgiveness
Being able to see the story from both Eli and Olives point of view really worked and made them feel more human, let me understand more about what is happening in their minds and adore them in a way that I may not have been able to as easily 
This is not a traditional historical romance but it worked so well because of that and it had me hooked right from the start 
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a book full of drama with some fantastic characters and some unexpected surprises 
AM 🐾 x

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Tempted by the Tycoon’s Proposal by Rachael Stewart

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A second chance…
With the single dad?

When hotelier Sophia Lambert finds billionaire Jack McGregor’s runaway daughter, a thank you dinner sounds harmless. Until Sophia finds herself tantalizingly attracted to Jack… The deeply desirable single dad re-awakens long-buried emotions in Sophia, but his jet-set life is beckoning. Unless Sophia can tempt him with her own proposal: to keep his feet on the ground…

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Sophia is facing every hotel managers worst nightmare, there is a child missing in her hotel, and not just any child, Lily is the only daughter of her richest guest Jack
Sophia is a brilliant character who has pushed herself to be the best and is manager at a prestigious London hotel but she has pushed aside her own feelings and emotions but when she meets Lily and her dad things start to change and it was really good to see how she developed as a person and became stronger in herself, what she is feeling and who she is throughout the book
Jack is used to being in control and even more so since Lily’s mum was killed. He is determined to keep her safe at all costs but he at times neglects himself and his own feelings which makes him a harder character to initially understand 
I think my favourite character overall however was Lily. She is a clever girl who loves the stars and she is the person without whom the whole story wouldn’t work. I think I adored her right from the start when she is hiding from the world and looking for stars, even in unusual places. It’s also thanks to Lily that there are so many locations that are visited including one I would love to go to myself!
This is an amazing and fabulous True Love debut by the fantastic Ms Stewart, her brilliant story telling from her Dare books has come across making this book unputdownable and something that I would recommend to so many people 
AM 🐾 x

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Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She’s been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she’s not glued to her laptop, she’s wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.

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