ARC Reviews

28/06/2017

A Most Unlikely Duke (Diamonds In The Rough) by Sophie Barnes. Historical Romance, ARC review & Giveaway


He never thought he’d become a duke, 
or that the secrets of his past will cost him his greatest love...


A MOST UNLIKELY DUKE
Diamonds in the Rough #1
Sophie Barnes
Releasing June 27, 2017
Avon Books


Raphe Matthews hasn’t stepped foot in polite circles since a tragedy left his once-noble family impoverished and in debt. The bare-knuckle boxer has spent the last fifteen years eking out an existence for himself and his two sisters. But when a stunning reversal of fortunes lands Raphe the title of Duke of Huntley, he’s determined to make a go of becoming a proper lord, but he’ll need a little help and his captivating neighbor might be just the woman for the job…

After her sister’s scandalous match, Lady Gabriella knows the ton’s eyes are on her. Agreeing to tutor the brutish new duke can only lead to ruin. Although she tries to control her irresistible attraction to Raphe, every day she spends with him only deepens her realization that this may be the one man she cannot do without. And as scandal threatens to envelope them both, she must decide if she can risk everything for love with a most unlikely duke.



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Dock worker and bare knuckle fighter Raphe Matthews suddenly finds himself the Duke of Huntley.  He and his sisters have lived in the slums of St. Giles in London since their father's suicide.  The huge change in circumstances doesn't come without problems.  The snobs of the "ton" will never accept them if they find out where they grew up.  
Lady Gabriella Radcliffe has to be extra careful in her behavior since the scandal her older sister caused.  Her parents have chosen a very suitable man for her to marry.  The fact that they have absolutely nothing in common , and he only wants her money doesn't seem to matter.  The new neighbours will cause a distraction.  
This is lots if fun.  Our hero has carried a lot of responsibility on his very broad shoulders and trying to do his best for everyone.  Our heroine has been trying to fit into a role that is just not right for her.  Will she do as she's told or what she wants???  
This is part of a series, but is easily read as a stand alone.  It does give us a little teaser at the end for the next book.  I will definitely want to read that as well. 

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Born in Denmark, Sophie Barnes spent her youth traveling with her parents to wonderful places all around the world. She's lived in five different countries, on three different continents, and speaks Danish, English, French, Spanish, and Romanian. But, most impressive of all, she's been married to the same man three times—in three different countries and in three different dresses. 

When she's not busy dreaming up her next romance novel, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, cooking, gardening, watching romantic comedies and, of course, reading.

A.K.A. by T.L.Alexander. Romantic Suspense. Kindle Scout Campaign. & Giveaway




Title: A.K.A 
Author: TL Alexander 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: July 31, 2017 


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A false reality of murder and love.
Morgan Steel is a rising-star ADA from LA. When her half sister is brutally murdered her world spins off course, tilts off its axis. Seeking justice, she commits the unthinkable and finds herself no longer living in a world of right or wrong, black or white. She finds herself living in a reality within a false reality of love, lust, betrayal and murder.

 

 

 


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Full Count (Westland University Series) by Lynn Stevens. Sports Romance Blog Tour & Excerpt

Title: Full Count
Series: Westland University Series
Author: Lynn Stevens
Genre: NA Sports Romance 
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Anyone who says they’re having the worst day hasn’t met me. My girlfriend cheated, I blew out my knee, and probably trashed my chance of going pro. All in one day. Then my jerk professor tells I’m almost on academic probation.


Awesome. Now I get to find a tutor. 
Enter Mallory Fine, quiet, a little intense, and my kind of gorgeous. Who also happens to hate baseball and any guy who plays it. 
Hello, curiosity. 
I tell myself this will be nothing more than a tutoring relationship. I’m a liar. I want this girl. How hard can her secrets be to unravel? It might be a challenge, but so is getting back on the ball field and I’m determined to make that happen—no matter the cost.

“Hey,” I said, drawing her attention back to me.
She tried to soften her expression, but her eyes darted back to the game. “I just wanted to apologize for earlier. One of the freshmen had a meltdown that would rival Three Mile Island.”
“Three mile what?” I asked, searching my brain and coming up empty. “Wait isn’t that an Eminem song?”

“Dr. Monroe was right, you didn’t pay attention in class today.” She shook her head as a grin lifted her cheeks.

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Mallory: What makes you think I’m reading anything?
I chuckled quietly.

Me: Just a hunch. 
Mallory: Don’t judge me, but it’s a romance.
Me: A romance? Let me guess, a hot teacher falls for a sexy baseball player?
Mallory: It’s not a book of advice.
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Shaking off the feeling of disappointing my father again, I took my computer out of my bag and powered up. The first email I saw was from MFine. I laughed at Mallory’s last name. She was pretty fine with that pixie face and hair a guy could get lost in. I opened it and smiled.
Dear Mr. Betts,
I hope you made it back to campus without any problems. We will meet in the library on the third floor by the microfiche. Nobody uses those except history majors and the area is always quiet. I’d like to meet on Mondays at three, Wednesdays at five, and Fridays at three. Our sessions will go no longer than an hour and a half; although I doubt we will need that entire time. Most of my tutoring sessions only last an hour, but I always schedule in extra time in case we hit a particularly difficult stretch. If these times are not going to work for you, please let me know immediately.

Sincerely,
M. Fine

I hit respond, amused by her formality. It was like talking to a character out of one of Chelsea’s silly historical romances. Not that I would know anything about that. Okay, not that I’d ever admit to reading one. Once. 
Dear Ms. Fine,
Those times are acceptable. For now. In a few weeks, I’ll start physical therapy so we may need to make adjustments depending on the doctor. Is there anything you want me to bring to the sessions?

Sincerely,
Aaron #4
I waited less than a minute for a response.
Dear Mr. #4,

Bring your books and your brain.
Leave your brain, and we may need the entire hour and a half.
Mallory
Maybe this girl wasn’t as stiff as she pretended to be.
Lynn Stevens flunked out of college writing her first novel. Yes, she still has it and no, you can't read it. Surprisingly, she graduated with honors at her third school. A former farm girl turned city slicker, Lynn lives in the Midwest where she drinks coffee she can't pronounce and sips tea when she's out of coffee. When she's out of both, just stay away.
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