ARC Reviews

02/07/2020

To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer (Heart of a Scot #8) by Collette Cameron. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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He’d give his life for her, but his heart was never part of the bargain.

Haunted by guilt, he craves peace…
Former privateer and agent for the crown Bryston McPherson only wants one thing. Oblivion. A respite from the crushing grief and guilt he’s felt since his wife’s murder. But peace remains elusive. Until he meets her. The fiery Highlander is everything he never thought he’d have again—light, happiness, joy. Too bad he doesn’t deserve her and can never claim her for his own…

She seeks freedom and adventure…
Branwen Glanville craved excitement, but she got way more than she bargained for with Bryston. When a case of mistaken identity puts her in grave danger, the surly Scot spirits her away to his ship…and steals her heart in the process. It’s just her unfortunate luck that he’ll never allow himself to return her affections.

Bryston’s resolve is put to the test as he races to outwit a vengeful pirate and protect Branwen. But it’s not long before he starts to think a happily ever after with the Scottish lass of his dreams just might be possible after all … if he can keep Branwen alive long enough to claim it.
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Sexy Scots, spies, and secret treasures. This sigh-worthy Scottish historical by a USA Today bestselling author will have you sitting on the edge of your chair to see if Bryston and Branwen find their hard-won happily ever after.

If you love reading romantic, page-turning Scottish Historical love stories brimming with mystery and suspense, a dash of humor, and alpha male Highlanders, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s intriguing HEART OF A SCOT Series. Buy TO BARGAIN WITH A HIGHLAND BUCCANEER and be prepared to stay up late reading a rousing Highland adventure you can’t put down.

Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order. Read for Free in Kindle Unlimited!

HEART OF A SCOT:
To Love a Highland Laird
To Redeem a Highland Rake
To Seduce a Highland Scoundrel
To Woo a Highland Warrior
A Christmas Kiss for the Highlander
To Enchant a Highland Earl
To Defy a Highland Duke
To Marry a Highland Marauder
 

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Branwen Glanville is daydreaming her way through an outing with her guardian and his family.  Since her sister is away on honeymoon she's been feeling restless,  but today something is making her anxious.
Former privateer Bryston McPherson is on his way to see an old friend when he's confronted with the sight of an enemy he thought long dead.  The vicious madman who killed his wife. 
Our heroine is a brave Highland lass who has an over protective guardian.  Their lives haven't always been as peaceful as they are now.  
Our hero gave up spending so much time at sea a few years ago but still owns his ship.  That and his crew are necessary for this dangerous adventure. 
An exciting action packed story that rounds off a wonderful series.  Each book in the series can be read on it's own,  but it's fun to follow the families. 
Great fun.


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An escapee from the Pacific Northwest’s rainy, gray coast, COLLETTE CAMERON believed teaching her destiny until she dared to tap out her first novel. She’s been enthralled with writing ever since. Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time. A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances. A member of Novelist Inc., Romance Writers of America, as well as several RWA chapters including The Beau Monde, Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Rose City Romance Writers, and the Greater Seattle Romance Writers, Collette admits to a quirky sense of humor, enjoys trivia and inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list. To learn about Collette’s career as an author, visit hereand if you are interested in Tidbits and Trivia about Collette, take a peek here.

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A Wise Prince (A Poisoned Pawn World) by S.E. Rose. Romantic Suspense Release.

Title: A Wise Prince
Series: A Poisoned Pawn World
Author: S.E. Rose
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 2, 2020
Cover Design: Cover It! Designs
He was born a prince, but bravery will make him a hero.
When playboy Prince August meets Kate Bradford, he falls hard.
But love isn’t in the cards…yet.
A mystery from his past threatens to tear them apart.
He’s about to discover a secret so earth-shattering, it could change the course of history, and so dark it could endanger not only his life but Kate’s as well.
Can they survive a deadly game of cat and mouse? Or will an unknown enemy get to them before they uncover the truth?

USA Today & International Bestselling romance author, S.E. Rose lives near Washington D.C. with her family. When she's not wrangling her cats or keeping up with her kids, she's plotting her next story.
She loves all things wine, coffee, and cats. In her non-existent free time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, binging on her favorite shows, and reading, especially if it's a good mystery or comedy.
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A Soldier for Amanda, by Dee Stone. A Short Story Release.


Title: A Soldier for Amanda
Author: Dee Stone
Publication Date: 6/30/2020
Hosted by: Book Nook Nuts






THIS IS A SHORT STORY

Captain Christofer Johnson feels responsible for the weeping woman mourning one of his squad’s best men. But there’s more than pity there for his corporal’s sister...something about the fragile beauty draws him in even as he knows she too blames him as the commanding officer who led her brother to his death. And yet he can’t stop himself from finding ways to be near her and try to protect her. And maybe change her mind about him...
Amanda didn’t expect her anger to turn to desire. But her late brother’s commanding officer wakes feelings she didn’t know were possible and desires only he can tame. But with her ex threatening her, love seems off the table. Until Christofer takes command of that threat and then her body too. And now all she wants to do is report for duty...






Dee Stone is the pen name for D.A. Stein. We started enjoying reading and writing when we learned both. Dee Stone writes steamy contemporary romance and enjoys staying home writing and being with her 4-legged critters.

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Raine (Gods of the Fifth Floor #2) by M.V. Ellis. Contemporary Romance Release.


Title: Raine: Gods of the Fifth Floor 2
Author: MV Ellis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2020
Cover Design: Sarah Paige Opium House Creatives.

They think they’ve lost everything. But then they find each other. 
RAINE
I’m the clichéd “poor little rich boy”
I have everything I want, but nothing I need
I get high to escape the lows of my past
Yet there’s no escaping the monster in the mirror
I’ve always been about taking, until I took too much 
They paid the price, and it’s a debt I can never repay 
So I’m killing myself slowly 
Because I can’t bring myself to end it fast
NOA
I know what it is to have loved and lost
Now I’m slowly picking up the pieces of my life
I should put my needs first, but that’s not me
If someone’s broken I need to fix them
Even if I get hurt along the way
Nobody should feel like they want to die 
My love alone wasn’t enough before 
So this time I’m determined to be a reason to live
MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.
Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a ‘WAG’, and her experiences inspire her writing.
Ellis’ love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.
An avid reader, Ellis always knew that she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017. She has continued to expand the Heartless Few series beyond Catching London, with releases planned through to 2020. In addition, she has launched a new four-part
series, Rough Ink series, set in the sexy world of a New York tattoo studio. Expect the same sexy badass guys, angst galore, witty banter, scorching bedroom scenes, and kickass sassy women; but with a whole new world, and cast of characters to get to know and love. Zed, the first book in the series launched in June 2019.
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