Nothing But a Rakehell by Deb Marlow
Lord Keswick goes to the country estate of his friend early, abandoning London and all it’s pleasures because of a persistent debutante who is trying to trap him into marriage. Once on his friend’s land, Tenford, he ended up stuck in a mucky swamp. Lady Glory Brightly happened along on her ride, and saved him, and his boots, with the help of her well trained horse, Poppy. It was the start of an unusual friendship.
As people start to arrive from London later that week, and the houseparty starts to gain momentum several ladies try for Keswick, who is at odds with his father and has vowed never to marry while he is alive. Glory was in a horrible accident when a child and has a painful limp when walking. Most people comment on it, tease her about it, or other wise make her feel inferior because of it. But Keswick sees the intelligent, funny, beautiful woman behind the limp and sets out to help build her self confidence.
The debutante ferrets out where Keswick is and claims a family close by, showing up at the houseparty, bringing his father along a day later. Keswick finally tells Glory all his painful secrets so that she understands why he must distance himself from her while his father is near. Glory agrees but also sets other plans in motion to rid him of his father and this young miss.
I loved this book. The passion built beautifully between the our hero and heroine, their friendship was first and slowly deeper feelings layered itself over that. The snarkiness and viciousness of the some of the other ladies made you laugh as they each easily over come usually by their own folly. The turn around in one character that started out vying for Viscount Keswick, to being the first to congratulate them when they come together made tears come to my eyes.
This is must buy and add to your library if you like regencies at all. Come to Greyhouse and enjoy the houseparty of the Season.
The Art of Sinning (Sinful Suiter Club) by Sabrina Jeffries
5 solid star read!
Let me say first that I love almost everything Ms. Jeffries has ever put out, she just keeps getting better with each book. She a master wordsmith that builds your anticipation with each scene, then the emotional storm breaks but you know there is more to come, there is always the HEA, that after the emotional storm is worked through, if it major for one you know there will be a minor emotional upheaval for the other. Then her heroes and heroines manage to work it out and we get our HEA.
In this book, Jeremy Keane is an American artist visiting family in London (escaping to London) he’s been in the last couple Duke’s Men books. He is blond, sexy, a rogue for all purposes. He is looking for his muse, his inspiration for his next masterpiece, at the wedding breakfast of Jane and Dominic Menton, he sees her, his Juno, tall, strong, fierce. He goes about finding a way to meet her, to get permission to paint her.
Yvette Blakebrough has been caught in a rogue’s net before, she will spar with them, match wits with them, use them to get cant words for her slang dictionary, but she will never fall for one’s pretty lines again. So when her brother commissions Jeremy Keane to do her portrait she feels that she is safe from his advances, for he is known to frequent brothels, which might work to her advantage, for she has secrets of her own and needs to get into one.
This story has all the tension, laughter, nail biting and tears that Ms. Jeffries is known for. I was caught at the first scene and (being paperback and my eyes don’t like paperback that much) slowly made my way through it. Every time I had to put it down, I waited anxiously for my eyes to feel better, so I could pick it up again. Great read, I highly recommend it if you like a good Regency, and if you are a Sabrina Jeffries fan, this new series is a must add. She will always remain an auto buy author for me. You are going to love this series! Rogues trying to save their sisters from rogues just like them, great theme for a club conceived one drunken night between an American artist and an English Lord (one of the funnier hold your sides laughing scenes).
An Unsettled Range: Range Series by Andrew Grey
As always Mr. Andrew Grey weaves a tale of love that catches you in the heart and doesn’t let go.
Troy is forced to admit to himself, his wife of six years and his daughter that he gay. With his personal life in shambles, Troy’s professional life with the Department of the Interior falls apart also. When his uncle dies leaving him and his brother his old hunting cabin Wyoming, Troy decides to go up to the cabin for some alone time. His ex-wife hates him, his little girl is following mommy’s lead. When he hears someone outside of his cabin he meets the cutest guy he has ever seen at gun point. Not that he will admit his attraction to himself, much less to Liam, yes he has a long way to go. Good thing for him Liam is patient and that the people at Holde’s Ranch are willing to help.
Another we art warming story written by a master story teller.